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Chilling Tales

Gruesome stories from Canterbury’s darker past…

Availability

Following the latest government announcement, our Chilling Tales tours will now cease operating until September 2021.

It will be possible to book tours for 2021 within the next few days.

Please see the live availability panel for up-to-date information as to when the tours will run.

Please email info@canterburyrivertours.co.uk or give us a call on 01227 379 600 or 07790 534 744 if you have any questions.

About the Tour

Uncover the dark and gruesome past of our religious capital with our Chilling Tales.

From stories of ghostly sightings to gory torture and beheadings, our Chilling Tales tour is a deep dive into the hidden horrors of Canterbury by night.

Due to the graphic nature of the tour’s content it may not be suitable for children aged under 12 years. If you would like any further information regarding content and suitability, please do get in touch. Our guides can tailor the content if needed.

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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

How to book your tour

Please simply follow the instructions opposite to book one of our multi-award winning tours.

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1. View our availability and book online (or call)

Find your perfect tour and time and book your places online. We only accept online bookings for our Historic tour 2 hours in advance or 48 hours in advance for Evening tours, though we may be able to accommodate you if you call or email us within those timeframes.

2. You’ll receive your E-ticket via email

Within a few minutes, you’ll receive your booking confirmation to your email. This contains your e-ticket which you can print or show on your phone.

3. Meet at the King’s Bridge on Canterbury's High Street, between the Old Weavers’ House and ASK restaurant

Bring your ticket to our jetty around 5-10 minutes before your allocated time, then sit back and enjoy the tour.

Find our friendly crew on the King’s Bridge on Canterbury’s High Street

(in-between ASK and the Old Weavers’ Restaurant)

You can find us on the King’s Bridge every day from 10am until 5pm, and on selected evenings in October.

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