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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.

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Enjoyable time on the river

Guide: Matthew

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
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Great Tour!

Guide: Rob

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
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Great Fun!

Guide: Jacob

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
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Fantastic!

Guide: Hunter

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

Tour Availability

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

Friendly Crew
Friendly Crew

The intimate style and manner in which our tour is conducted makes us the perfect attraction for any group visit to the city.

Excellent for Schools
Excellent for Schools

The intimate style and manner in which our tour is conducted makes us the perfect attraction for any group visit to the city.

Foreign Language Students
Foreign Language Students

Speaking slowly and clearly our guides tailor the tour towards their target audience, taking into account competency with the English language and history.

Have Fun!
Have Fun!

The intimate style and manner in which our tour is conducted makes us the perfect attraction for any group visit to the city.

Tour Times
Tour Times

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.

Ideal Location
Ideal Location

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.

Meet and Greet
Meet and Greet

The intimate style and manner in which our tour is conducted makes us the perfect attraction for any group visit to the city.

Group Discount
Group Discount

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.

How to book your group tour

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.

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