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Official Canterbury Guided Walking Tour - 11.00 Tour

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See more of Canterbury than you would if traveling in a larger tour vehicle on a walking tour that offers an insider’s glimpse into one of Kent’s most picturesque cities. You’ll listen to stories about ghosts, authors, and historical figures that you’re unlikely to find in the guidebook as you wander down medieval lanes and cathedral precincts.
  • Delve into the history of Canterbury on a walking tour
  • Exploring on foot means you'll have access to hidden nooks
  • Discover parts of the city that you might otherwise have missed
  • The short duration of this tour is ideal if you're time pressed

What's Included

  • A tour of the central city lanes, plus the famous Cathedral Precincts (grounds)
  • Entry to attractions

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Butter Market
    Butter Mkt, Canterbury CT1, UK

    Daily Tour: Please meet your Guide in the Buttermarket, outside the main Cathedral Gate. Guides wear a red sash. Please note you may finish your tour in a different location (usually the High Street).

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Carer Policy: We extend our concessionary rate to guests with a disability. Free entry is offered to carers accompanying those with a disability. To book a daily tour online, please book your concessionary place. Let us know you will be bringing a carer with you (no carer ticket will be required on arrival)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Well behaved dogs on leads welcome
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Enjoyable tour of historical Canterbury
Hilary_B, May 2022
Very interesting hearing about the history of Canterbury as we walked through this beautiful old town. The guide was very pleasant.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and appreciate your feedback.
Great experience
Graham_W, Jun 2022
The history of the town itself and Karen made it fun and entertaining. In my opinion the walk could last two hours to experience more buildings and historical facts.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your tour and shall pass your review on to your guide. That is really great feedback regarding the tour length. Time does fly by when you have someone knowledgeable and passionate about the subject and the area.
Interesting walking tour
April_R, May 2022
Interesting and informative walking tour of Canterbury. Guide was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed it
Great guided Canterbury tour
Barbara_G, Jun 2022
Easy walking, interesting guide and good vale for money. Beautiful ancient city which encouraged us to also go onto a punt along the narrow river through the city centre.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
I am glad that you enjoyed seeing Canterbury from many different perspectives. Our Green Badge Guides do try to impart interesting facts during their tours and are experts at pointing out features that can so easily be missed by others.
Brilliant and very informative
Andy_C, May 2022
Fantastic experience. Charlie our guide was very knowledgeable, humorous and really engaged us in the whole experience
Response from Host, May 2022
We are so pleased that you enjoyed our guide's take on the history of Canterbury on your guided walking tour. Thank you so much for leaving such a positive review.
2 hours well spent
Michael_M, Mar 2022
The guides knowledge, patience and care made it a very enjoyable experience for both of us. I’d recommend it to anyone visiting Canterbury.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and tell us what an enjoyable experience it was. It's always a pleasure to hear.
Knowledgeable guide
Janice_B, Apr 2022
Very knowledgeable guide. She was excellent. The tour covered mainly the exterior of the cathedral. Would recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for your recommendation and to tell us what an excellent experience it was. It's always a pleasure to hear.
Great introduction to Canterbury
amanda_a, Jul 2022
Our first visit to Canterbury and didn’t know where to start so booked the walking tour. We had a great host with amazing knowledge and interesting stories thank you Mandy
Response from Host, Jul 2022
I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us; thank you for taking the time to write a review. I hope you will visit Canterbury again one day
Ok but not amazing
Nzilani_K, Apr 2022
Learned some interesting facts about the city. Spent a lot of time at the cathedral. Would have loved to visit and learn about a few more major sights like St. Augustine's abbey and St. Martin's church. Guide was a bit soft so made it a bit harder to follow. Overall it was ok but certainly not the best walking tour I've been on.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We take on board all comments in order to continually improve our tours and ensure they meet the highest standards. Unfortunately it is not possible for our daily tours to visit St Augustine's Abbey and/or St Martin's Church because they are too far out of the city centre. However we are proud to include a walk around the magnificent Cathedral as part of our tour in addition to the central city lanes. I hope you enjoyed your time in Canterbury and will visit again.
Our tour guide "Freddie"...
Angela_I, Apr 2022
Our tour guide "Freddie" was absolutely excellent. Very informative & funny too. We had such an enjoyable experience.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for your review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your tour with Fredy. We hope you enjoyed visiting Canterbury and that you will visit again.
Canterbury Walking Tour
Helen_M, May 2022
Excellent guide who knew her history and the tour was delivered with passion. Beautiful city lots learnt on the walking tour
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed learning about the history of Canterbury. Our Guides do pride themselves on their knowledge and delivering it in the most interesting way. I shall pass on your review to Laly, I am sure it will make her day.
Great tour
Leigh_H, Mar 2022
The tour was just about the right duration, 90 mins. The tour guide was engaging and added another dimension to our visit to Canterbury
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi Leigh, many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your walking tour with us.
Perfect Walking Tour of Cantebury.
Shashi_M, May 2022
Guide was highly experienced and his knowledge of the British and local history is very much appreciated.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your review. We are proud to have expert Green Badge Guides, who are fully qualified, taking our tours of Canterbury. I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and learned some of Canterbury's fascinating history.
Warm and knowledgeable guide!
Amy_N, Jun 2022
The amount of intriguing and captivating information our guide shared like word terminology for loo and how food was hung on on hooks still on buildings to this day!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your tour and all the fascinating facts our Guides have to share about our wonderful city.
very slow
Debbie_J, Apr 2022
It was very slow and basically not much fun. We had a guide who struggled to get things across with a rather timid voice.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent tour with Canterbury Guided Tours. We are sorry to learn that you felt your recent tour fell far short of your expectations and regret the disappointment this caused you. Please be assured that we will act upon your comments to ensure that all our tours reach the very high standard to which we aspire. We do hope you spent an enjoyable day in Canterbury and will return again soon.
Waste of time
Robert_A, Sep 2022
Im not a person to write negative reviews, but i have to be honest and not let others waste their time. First off, in comparison to the tours we got at Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, and Battle of Abby, this tour was a waste of time. Even the gondola tour in Canterbury was more educational than this walking tour. I was very excited to learn about the history of Cantebury, (which is what you would expect from a “Cantebury Tour”) Instead we got a tour guide who spoke about herself, her kids and grandkids. That she gave her 2 acre house to her kids and that her granddaughter passed her driving test, among many many other useless info(I really could care less) She also spoke about the artsy stuff which as a history buff, i really dont care about. She spoke about the windows of the houses and spent a good amount of time talking about the theatre that was built 20 years ago…. Lolll. Again i dont care. The entire hour and a half was a waste of time and definitely no meat to anything historic or of value. Please get tour guides who provide content and context
Response from Host, Sep 2022
I am saddened that you did not enjoy your walking tour with us. All of our Guides are Green Badge qualified with the Institute Of Tour Guiding as a minimum qualification. This means that their knowledge of Canterbury is second to none. Obviously, different Guides do have different areas of expertise, some focusing more on literature and art rather than history. We have over 30 Guides meaning that each Guide delivers a different take on the subject of Canterbury. Consequently, no two tours are ever the same. I do believe it was most unfortunate that the Guide on the day in question did not deliver a more history focused tour for you. As regards sharing information about herself, I imagine that was only done in order to break the ice and try to be friendly. Our Guides do not follow any form of script so just like to chat and get to know their guests during the tour. If you are ever in Canterbury again, do get in touch and we shall try to make amends.
Brilliant Bob brings history to life
Robin_C, Apr 2022
Bob was brilliant tour guide he brought the history to life Informative knowledgable and funny Highly recommend this tour
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for your tour review. Bob will be delighted to hear you enjoyed it
Worth every penny
janice_w, Mar 2022
Excellent tour with very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Really brought the history to life. Top marks to our guide.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
We are thrilled you enjoyed the tour and thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful feedback, it is very much appreciated.
Brilliant
Harjit_G, Jul 2022
One of the best walking tour I have been one. Interesting, insightful & funny. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
So pleased you had a great time on our tour and enjoyed your time in Canterbury, thank you for taking the time to leave a review
Would HIGHLY recommend
Anne_A, Mar 2022
Julian, our Guide, was amazing. He was so knowledgeable and eager to share his knowledge. I had a question, the answer of which he did now know but he called me at our hotel the next day. BRILLIANT. We will be back
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to hear that you had a difficult question - our Guides enjoy a challenge and the opportunity to find out even more! I will pass your comments on to Julian who will be thrilled, I'm sure.

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