Canterbury’s Perfect Visitor Attraction For Visiting Groups
The intimate style and manner in which our tour is conducted makes us the perfect attraction for any group visit to the city. Please note that due to the current pandemic we are unable to take group bookings at present
Canterbury’s ‘Welcome to the City’ Tour
For groups visiting Canterbury and Kent, Canterbury Historic River Tours is proud to announce our ‘Welcome To The City Tour’ for groups arriving in Canterbury before 11am in the morning.
Our guides will welcome groups arriving at Canterbury’s coach drop off point at Whitefriars and will offer passengers a free orientation tour of the city whilst showing them down to the tour departure point. Upon arrangement, we can also welcome groups at Canterbury’s Coach Park, just off Kingsmead Road.
Enjoyable time on the river
Matthew was our guide, rowing our boat along under the bridges and still giving us a fascinating, animated and enjoyable narrative of the turbulent history of this part of the river in Canterbury. I would love to hear him do a tour based on Christopher Marlowe!Date of experience August 2019
We very much enjoyed our tour with Rob. During the 45mins he explained very interesting facts about Canterbury’s and Englands history. His sense of humour and the beautiful view from the boat added to a lovely experience!Date of experience September 2019
There were 8 of us from work and our guide was Jacob very funny and entertaining. The ride down the river was really relaxing and a great way of seeing a bit of the city. Getting in and out of the boat was quite entertaining too but we all loved it, great experience highly recommended.Date of experience October 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Hunter. He is a fabulous captain and excellent at giving historic information all whilst being comedic. We learned a lot of interesting historic facts and the scenery was lovely. A must visit!Date of experience October 2019
These tours are available if pre-booked Monday-Friday March-October before 11am in the morning, weather and river conditions permitting. Book early as we see this as being a very popular introduction and means of getting into the city centre with the Cathedral and all the other main attractions situated only a couple of minutes away.
About our multi-award winning guided tours
The relaxed style and manner in which our tour is conducted makes us the perfect attraction for any group visit to the city.
Our tour guides deliver a narrative rich in Canterbury’s history at a level to suit the various ages of the school groups we cater for.
Speaking slowly and clearly our guides tailor the tour towards their target audience, taking into account competency with the English language and history.
Our tour guides deliver each tour in an entertaining, humorous and relaxed manner.
The tour itself lasts 45 minutes. It is necessary to allow for up to one hour in order to allow the time needed for loading and unloading the boats.
Our ideal location in the centre of the High Street, and only a five minute walk from Canterbury Cathedral gates and coach drop-off points.
We can meet groups at their coach drop-off point upon request.
For groups of 12 or more, a discount programme is available. These discounts are dependent on total participating numbers and the time the tour will take place.
Due to the specific nature of our business and our previous experience with group enquiries / bookings, we have found that to best serve your requirements it can be easier to contact us directly by email.
You are also welcome to contact us by phone on 0044 (0)1227 379600 or 0044 (0)7790 534 744.
“One of Kent & Canterbury’s Favourite Things to do!”