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  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Beautiful South Awards Silver

Group Visits


Canterbury Historic River Tours

Canterbury Historic River Tours


Canterbury Historic River Tours

07790 534 744


Kings Bridge,
St Peter's Street,

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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”

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. 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

Find them on Twitter @RiverTours1932

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 parties acceptedCurrency ExchangeDisabled accessEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessGuided 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 idealy 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
  • Currency ExchangeCurrency Exchange
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • 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
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups