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This classic one day itinerary for Canterbury will take you on a tour that encompasses the magnificence of this historical city.

MorningMorning

What better way to start the day with a river tour where you will discover hidden secrets of the River Stour, a focal point of the city's heritage.

Alternatively why not take a walking tour of the city. Choose from a guided tour or a self guided tour.
Canterbury Westgate Punts

Canterbury Westgate Punts

Relaxing River Stour Tours through public gardens, breathtaking countryside and the city. A choice of short, long and city trips available with Canterbury Westgate Punts.
 
Canterbury Historic River Tours

Canterbury Historic River Tours

Guided Historic River Tours have been a favourite pastime for over 80 years and this Canterbury attraction allows you to escape the busy city centre and discover Canterbury from the unique perspective of the River Stour.
 
Canterbury Punting Co

Canterbury Punting Co

Escape the busy pavements and lay back into the cushions, meander down the river and see the City as you never could on foot. Listen to historic Canterbury's rich and fascinating story as you sip champagne and view medieval buildings.
 
Canterbury Guided Walking Tours

Canterbury Guided Walking Tours

Enjoy a fascinating 90 minute tour of historic streets AND Cathedral Precincts with knowledgeable, entertaining guides to address your questions and special interests. All for £7.50 or less! Tours daily from the Buttermarket.
 
Canterbury Audio Tours

Canterbury Audio Tour

The perfect way to explore some of the well known historic sites of Canterbury, plus some of the hidden gems - available in 8 languages. Enjoy an audio tour & travel at your own pace. 20 attractions and local city landmarks are featured.
 

LunchLunch

Choose from a variety of restaurants that cater for all appetites and tastes. From sandwiches to pizzas and three course meals, you will find many restaurants serve fresh and local produce from Kent.
 

AfternoonAfternoon

Refreshed from lunch a real must is a visit to Canterbury Cathedral, a World Heritage Site and one of the world's most important pilgrimage centres. The Cathedral dates back to 597AD when St Augustine became the first Archbishop establishing his seat in Canterbury. You will see where its most famous Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170 and view the numerous tombs and monuments including those of Edward the Black Prince and King Henry IV. Marvel at one of the cathedral's greatest glories; the stained glass collection which dates back to the 12th and 13th century, depicting miracles, royal connections and biblical stories and regarded as the finest in the country. For a guided tour allow 90 minutes.

The Canterbury Tales is ideal for all the family. Join Chaucer and his colourful band of Pilgrims on their journey from London to Canterbury in this entertaining re-creation of life medieval England. Allow 45 minutes.

After this visit you may wish to wander at your leisure. If you like shopping or want to buy some souvenirs there is a choice of venues from the modern Whitefriars centre to the old charm of the Buttermarket and niche shops along The King's Mile, Palace Street and St Margarets Street.

If you crave more culture there are several museums to visit; the Roman Museum takes you underground to the level of the buried Roman town of Durovernum Cantiacorum and the Museum of Canterbury that incorporates Rupert Bear Museum. Alternatively you may wish to relax over a drink at one of the numerous cafés or pubs situated in the heart of Canterbury.
Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral is the Mother church of the Anglican Communion, seat of the Archbishop. Stunning stained glass. Eleventh Century Crypt, Twelfth Century Quire, Fourteenth Century Nave.
 
The Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction

Canterbury Tales

Step into medieval Canterbury and accompany Geoffrey Chaucer and his colourful characters on their magical pilgrimage from London to Canterbury with the Canterbury Tales.
 
Canterbury Roman Museum

Canterbury Roman Museum

Explore the Roman town beneath your feet. Canterbury's underground Roman Museum is built around the remains of a Roman town house with mosaics preserved where excavated.
 
Canterbury Heritage Museum

Canterbury Heritage Museum

Discover Canterbury's history, from millions of years ago to the present, explored through interactive displays in an amazing medieval building at the Canterbury Heritage Museum.
 
 

Details of Canterbury Historic River ToursCanterbury Historic River Tours

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 Story Told'
TripAdvisor - As of December 2016 rated 1st of 14 Tours in Canterbury

As featured in the Special Canterbury Edition Monopoly Board!

This multi award winning guided Historic River Tour provides a truly entertaining experience which is perfect for visitors of all ages and nationalities.

Guided Historic River Tours have been a favourite pastime for over 80 years and this Canterbury attraction allows you to escape the busy city centre and discover Canterbury from the unique perspective of the River Stour.

This Company are nationally and internationally renowned for their historic and humorous interpretation of the city’s fascinating history. As well as receiving Visit England’s top national accolade of ‘Best Told Story’, the company received a Bronze in the 2015 Beautiful South Awards in the category of Tourism Experience of the Year, and was a finalist in the national Visit England awards for Excellence 2016! Best of all, in 2016 the company were winners in Luxury Travel Guide’s European Awards 2017, and were named European ‘Unique Tour of the Year’.

The guides will provide an enjoyable historical commentary whilst you discover some of Canterbury's finest and most important architecture set against outstanding views of natural scenery.

TOUR INCLUDES:
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.

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Contact

Canterbury Historic River Tours
Tel: 07790534744

View the Canterbury Historic River Tours websitewww.canterburyrivertours.co.uk
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Venue

Canterbury Historic River Tours

Kings Bridge, St Peter's Street, Canterbury, CT1 2AT

CT1 2ATwww.canterburyrivertours.co.uk

See location of Canterbury Historic River Tours on Google maps.See location on Google maps.     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.

Public Transport : 1 mile from Canterbury East/West station

VistEngland VAQASVisitEngland Award For Excellence Highly CommendedBeautiful South Awards SilverTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
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