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

River Trip, £5-£9.50

VAQAS BEST TOURISM EXPERIENCE, BEAUTIFUL SOUTH BRONZE, TRIPADVISOR, AWD FOR EXCELLENCE HC

Family fun Canterbury Historic River Tours

Family fun Canterbury Historic River Tours

Contact

Canterbury Historic River Tours

07790534744

Address

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

Details

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.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsGuided tours mandatorySmoking not allowedWedding receptions

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.

Prices

2017 Season prices

Adult £9.50
Senior Concession £8.50
Student Concession £8.50
Child (12 - 16) £6.50
Child under 12 £5.00
Family (2 adults 2 children) £26.00

Single tickets £7.00 (A single ticket tour which has a drop-off point at the Miller's gardens is also available, but must be requested prior to departure)

Group booking discounts are available. Please telephone for further information.

Location

Directions

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

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

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • 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 individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Guided tours mandatoryGuided tours mandatory
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
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