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Canterbury Guided Tours provide entertaining 90-minute tours for visitors to the historic city of Canterbury. From medieval lanes and pilgrim inns to the majestic Cathedral's Precincts and the famous 'crooked house', our tours will transport you back in time, regaling you with stories and revealing how the city has evolved over the years.
Founded in 1948, Canterbury Tourist Guides Ltd is an independent company devoted to conducting guided walking tours of the highest quality in Canterbury.
All our guides hold city Green Badges, having completed the accredited training course and passed the relevant examinations set by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.
Chaucer, murderers, pilgrims, actors, witches. Canterbury is not simply a city of pleasant coffee-shops and quaint gardens. The shady corners and ancient buildings conceal stories, mysteries, and speculation. This will be a whistle-stop and anecdotal tour of one of the most famous cities in England. Walk in the footsteps of the medieval pilgrims, who flocked to see the shrine of St Thomas Becket. Along the way, you will pick up some quirky facts and – importantly – some eating and drinking tips!
The total walking distance is about 2km and takes just over half an hour without stopping. The VoiceMap app uses your location to trigger each part of the walk automatically. So, relax, enjoy exploring and feel free to pause the tour at any point!
This Private Walking Tour will bring Canterbury and the murder of Thomas Becket to life! Find out what life would have been like as a pilgrim travelling to Canterbury. Make your own Canterbury Tale as you travel through time and discover this beautiful small walled city - a real gem in the Garden of England.
Explore the World Heritage Site of Canterbury with an expert local guide. This is a walking tour lasting approximately four hours. Venture into some of its fascinating buildings such as the Eastbridge hospital (open during the Summer months), dating from early medieval times. Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Becket and the pilgrims made famous in Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales". Discover the tranquil Franciscan Friary or the area of the Blackfriars, tucked away treasures off the beaten track in this beautiful city. Be taken to the centre of it all with a private tour of Canterbury Cathedral. Here at first hand, you will see the most beautiful stained glass panels going back to the 12th Century and listen to the stories that they tell. Include a stop at one of Canterbury's many charming cafes. Canterbury is less than an hour away by train from St Pancras Station in London.
Take a stroll through one of the most visited cities in England. Canterbury attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over the world. Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine Abbey and St. Martin's Church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has preserved very valuable historical sites. Did you know that the city has the oldest continuously operating school in the world? When was Canterbury City Wall Built? What's special about Christ Church Gateway? Why did Canterbury Cathedral become the capital of the Anglican Church? A local charismatic guide will introduce you to interesting historical facts. Visit one of England's oldest and most magnificent cathedrals. Take a stroll through the exclusive downtown Canterbury Cory. Admire the unique architecture of the city. You will feel the coziness and charm of this exclusive city. This is a great walking tour with a qualified guide.