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  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • VisitEngland Award For Excellence Highly Commended
  • Beautiful South Awards Silver
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Group Visits at Canterbury Historic River Tours

Group Visits at Canterbury Historic River Tours


Canterbury Historic River Tours



Kings Bridge,
St Peter's Street,


Previous awards
2017: Winner of the Luxury Travel Guide European Awards ‘Unique Tour of the Year’
2016: Finalist in the National Visit England Awards for Excellence in the category of ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’
2015 Beautiful South Awards: Bronze in the category of ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’
2015 Group Travel Awards Finalist
2015: Awarded Visit England’s National Accolade for “Best Told Story”
TripAdvisor - As of December 2016 rated 1st of 14 Tours in Canterbury

This much acclaimed and multi award winning guided river tour provides a truly entertaining experience for visiting groups and is perfect for all students and adults worldwide. From their ideal and convenient location, right in the centre of Canterbury and only a five minutes walking distance from Canterbury’s coach drop off points, their tour combines a very enjoyable light-hearted commentary on some of Canterbury’s finest architecture with outstanding views of natural scenery.

There are many benefits for visiting groups, including discounted group rates and free admission for group leaders/coach drivers. Their experienced booking officers can even assist you with planning your whole itinerary for the day of your visit, and can offer help with your dining arrangements at any one of Canterbury’s leading traditional historic pubs and restaurants.

They also specialize in providing tours to foreign schools and language students. Speaking slowly and clearly their guides tailor the tour towards their target audience, taking into account competency with the English Language and understanding of English/Local History. We are able to provide students with interaction with native speakers, as well as a fun environment in which they can enjoy some of the history and culture of one of England's principal cities.

For senior groups, a special ‘Welcome to the City’ service is offered. River Tours guides will meet senior groups booking for a morning visit and can offer them a free orientation tour of Canterbury whilst leading them to the tour’s departure point.
Booking is easy, and can be done via their website, where there is a special contact form for group organizers or via email.

Kings Bridge - Eastbridge Hospital - Franciscan Island - Greyfriars Chapel -
Old Weavers House - Kings Mill - Alchemist Tower - Cromwellian Forge - Friars Bridge -
Blackfriars - Dominican Priories - The Abbots Mill - The Marlowe Theatre - The Ducking Stool

Canterbury Historic River Tours is the trading name of Canterbury River Tours Ltd. Company No: 06530326, Registered in England & Wales, registered address: Camburgh House 27 New Dover Rd, Canterbury. CT1 3DN.

Coach park: Canterbury Coach Park

Drop off: St George's Lane

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesItalian signs/guidesRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for groups

Opening details

1st March to 31st October 2016, 10am to 5pm, with tours leaving every 15-20 minutes. Please note that these times are meant only as a rough guide. Weather and river conditions pending.


Group prices are dependent on age, number and the time of booking, with morning tours receiving the best group rates. Call or email for details.



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Map reference: TR 147579  Lat: 51.28038 Long: 1.07810

The river tours are ideally situated in the centre of Canterbury's High Street opposite the Eastbridge Hospital and a 2 minutes walk from the cathedral.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
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