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  • 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,


Previous awards
2015 Beautiful South Awards: Bronze in the category of ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’
2015 Group Travel Awards Finalist, as voted for by readers of Group Travel Organizer Magazine
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 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 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
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