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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 lesure. 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.
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.
Canterbury Historic River Tours
Previous awards 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 Tripadvisor - As of January 2015 rated 1st of 24 Activities in Canterbury Visit England Accredited 2014 Official Assessment: Awarded National Accolade for “Best Told Story” 2013 Official Assessment: Tour offered “Outstanding Tour Conduct with Excellent Staff”
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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. The company is officially accredited by Visit England, and has also been awarded their top national accolade of ‘Best Told Story’. What is more, 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! 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. For more information visit their website at www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk
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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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Map reference: TR 147579 Lat: 51.28038 Long: 1.07810 The river tours are idealy 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