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River Tour

Greyfriars Chapel

Greyfriars Chapel


Water Lane,


The scene is set from the moment you step into our authentic Edwardian waiting room. You will be guided by staff in full period uniform.Our river tours last about 45 minutes, whilst you pass several medieval buildings the punter tells you the exciting stories about Canterbury's history.

You may wish to have one of our alternative tours: take an Edwardian style punt on a candle lit ghost hunting trip through the historic centre of Canterbury. Discover the frightening secrets that are hidden in the darkness beneath Canterbury's streets.

On the haunted river tour, your traditionally dressed chauffeur will point out the places where ghosts have been sighted. You will be told a series of short ghost stories which, when possible, seek to explain these supernatural manifestations. Sit comfortably on our spacious, ashwood seats and wrap up warm in our cosy tartan blankets.

Take a romantic river tour with your loved one. The River Stour provides a beautiful seeing for an unusual romantic birthday or anniversary gift. Listen to our chauffeur's commentary of the picturesque scenery, or whisper sweet nothings to each toher as the sights go by. The cost is £40.00.

We can accommodate large groups.

Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsGuided tours mandatorySmoking allowedWedding receptions

Opening details

March to October, daily 10am to 5pm
Daily 5pm to 8pm (for advance bookings only)


Group Rates:

Per person £5.00
Per person for tours after 5pm £7

Group leader goes free.



See location of Canterbury Punting Co on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TR 147577  Lat: 51.27847 Long: 1.07706

Canterbury East Station, head down Castle Street, turn left down Beer Cart Lane, continue to Water Lane.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East station


  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • 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 allowedSmoking allowed
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions
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