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The Canterbury Classic Tour

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

Overview

Say no to research and route planning and yes to a journey through over 2,000 years of Canterbury history when you book this small-group walking tour with an accredited guide. See the medieval Westgate, the Marlowe Theatre, the Christ Church Gate and St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, and learn about everyone from playwrights to Romans. Please note: this is a sightseeing tour and entrance fees are not included.
  • See the highlights of historic Canterbury on a guided walking tour
  • Learn about figures such as Marlowe, the hard-partying playwright and spy
  • Snap quirky attractions from weird clocks to doves in the wrong places
  • Numbers are capped at just 10 travelers, for quality guide interaction

What's Included

  • Reproduction historical images and objects.
  • Entry to any attractions including Canterbury Cathedral and its precincts.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Beaney Café (within The Beaney Museum)
    18 High St, Canterbury CT1 2RA, UK

    Your guide will meet you outside the entrance to the High Street, opposite the Abode Hotel.

End point

  • Saint George's Tower
    27 St George's St, Canterbury CT1 2LE, UK

    The end point of the tour is beneath the marvellous clock tower of the former St George's Church.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Canterbury Classic Tour?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during The Canterbury Classic Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during The Canterbury Classic Tour?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Canterbury Classic Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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I would definitely recommend the classic tour for those who want to explore the classic places but also the hidden secrets of Canterbury.
Sam was a fantastic tour guide and I fully recommend these tours
Reviews
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Very interesting and enjoyable tour!
Arne_G, Aug 2022
Sam is a very kind and knowledgeable guide. He told us a number of interesting stories about Canterbury.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Arne, thank you for your very kind review. I do hope that you will both be able to come back to Canterbury again in the near future! Sam.
Canterbury (Tour) Tales
Andrea_S, Aug 2022
Awesome tour of Canterbury. We could not have had a better experience. Excellent exploration of the city and its rich heritage without ever being tedious. Sam was our guide and he was both knowledgeable and engaging, and never boring. Wish you could have a Sam in every town we went to visit!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Andrea, you are too kind! Thank you for your kind words, I am thrilled you enjoyed the tour and hope it enhanced your visit to Canterbury. Sam.
Highly Recommended!
Andy_M, Aug 2022
I would highly recommend this tour. Every stop we try to book one of these tours on the first day to get acquainted with the town. This tour was particularly good at telling us things about the buildings and the town that we would not otherwise know, which is exactly why you should book it!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Andy, thank you so much for this very kind review, it was a pleasure to show you around Canterbury! I do hope that you come back to Canterbury again in the future. Sam.
A great tour
Emma_N, Jul 2022
Loved the tour, lots of interesting facts and information about Canterbury and brought to life by our great guide, Sam. He also managed to keep the children involved and entertained (6 & 11) which is not an easy task so the whole family had a great time. Would highly recommend
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Emma, thank you for your very kind review! I'm very glad you all enjoyed the tour, I hope that you will all come back to Canterbury again soon. Sam.
A memorable tour of Canterbury
Lloyd_S, Jun 2022
Sam the guide was excellent and really brought the tour to life. There was so much information and anecdotes that it’s impossible to pick a single highlight.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you Lloyd for this very kind review! I hope you enjoyed the rest of the evening and will come back to Canterbury in the near future! Sam.
Excellent Guide
Kenneth_P, Apr 2022
Sam is a relaxed and informative guide who clearly loves his work. His tour blends culture, architecture and art of the region. Loved every minute!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi Kenneth, thank you for your review, I'm so happy that my love of Canterbury helped make the tour enjoyable for you! Sam.
Absolutely loved it!!
Mark_G, Apr 2022
Absolutely loved it - our tour guide was knowledgeable, fun and funny. My teenager really enjoyed it, too - and that’s something! In summary, I highly recommend this lovely 1.5 hour walking tour!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi Mark, thank you for your kind review! I am so glad you all enjoyed the tour and hope you enjoy the rest of your stay here in Canterbury. Sam.
Fantastic tour!
Steve_B, Feb 2022
Sam did the tour and was excellent. Great stories, great pace and an enthusiasm that gives you so much more than you pay for. We've already recommended the tour to friends!!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Hi Steve, thank you for this very kind review and for recommending the tour to your friends! I hope you both enjoyed the rest of your time in Canterbury. Sam.
Canterbury Guided Walking Tour with Sam
JustinePaola_T, Aug 2021
Me and my friends had a good time walking around Canterbury and being told stories and it’s very rich history of the place. Our tour guide Sam was very accommodating, approachable and informative. We’ll be back for sure.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi Justine, thank you so much for your very kind review, it was a pleasure to meet you all! I look forward to seeing you and your friends in Canterbury again in the future. Sam
Great tour
Agnes_B, Aug 2021
Super interesting tour where we learned a lot of fun facts about Canterbury. Thank you, Sam, for being the best tour guide around this lovely city!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi Agnes, thank you for such a fantastic review! I couldn't be happier that you both enjoyed the tour and hope to see you in Canterbury again in the future. Sam
All Recommended
Laura_T, Aug 2021
We had Sam who was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Canterbury is a brilliant place for a walking tour as it is flat, compact, and bursting with interesting history. We recommend Canterbury and we highly recommend Sam and Viator.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi Laura, thank you for such a kind review! I hope you both enjoyed the rest of your stay in Canterbury. Sam.
Delightful
Debra, Aug 2021
Thank you, Sam, for a very informative and interesting tour. We had fun and learnt lots. A great experience which we recommend. Thanks again.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi Debra, thank you so much for your very kind review! I'm so happy you both had fun on the tour!! Sam.
Great tour, great overview of the city
Jonathan_C, Jul 2021
The little side stories in the history of Canterbury’s buildings and landmarks were the best part of the tour, plus Sam’s insights into any questions.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thank you Jonathan for your kind review! If you have any comments on how to improve the tour that would make the tour 5/5, please do let us know by email (info@cttours.co.uk). Sam
Great tour
Pablo_T, Jun 2021
Sam is very friendly and created an unique and enjoyable walking experience. I would definitely recommend the classic tour for those who want to explore the classic places but also the hidden secrets of Canterbury.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Hi Paul, I'm so grateful for such kind words such as these! Thank you! Sam.
Great tours
Emmanuelle_C, May 2021
We had a lovely tour despite the weather being a little unpredictable. Sam was a fantastic tour guide and I fully recommend these tours
Response from Host, May 2021
I am so glad you enjoyed the tour despite the unpredictable weather, it definitely keeps me on my toes! Sam
Recommend
Gail_M, May 2021
Very knowledgeable/polite guide. A lovely way to get an introduction to Canterbury and a gentle wander around the beautiful city.
Response from Host, May 2021
Hi Gail, it was great to meet you both and thank you for your very kind review! Sam.
Recommended!
Montse_C, May 2021
Our guide (Sam) was very nice and friendly. We had a good experience and learned a lot about Canterbury and the city fun facts and legends.
Response from Host, May 2021
Hi Montse, thank you for leaving a lovely review! I hope you both enjoyed the rest of your visit to Kent and will come back again soon. Sam.
Lovely tour, knowledgeable guide
Joyce_B, Oct 2020
Thanks to Sam we had a very pleasant walking tour of Canterbury, its sights and history. It was a great way to start our trip and with Sam's insights we will be able to plan further trips to the Beaney, gardens and wall to explore in more derail. Lovely personality and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Sam to others. It was also a very reasonably priced tour and we were able to bring our dog.
Response from Host, Oct 2020
Hi Joyce, Thank you so much for your very kind review! It was a pleasure to explore Canterbury with you both, especially so early on a slightly chilly morning!! Sam
Great walking tour!
Manisha_S, Sep 2020
Sam was knowledgeable, engaging, was obviously passionate about history and especially about Canterbury. He took us on a journey with him! He was humerous and pointed out the quirks of the city as well as the medieval, ancient side! It was our first time visiting Canterbury and this is definitely worth doing. I would highly recommend!
Response from Host, Sep 2020
I am so glad you both enjoyed your journey around Canterbury with me, especially as it was your first visit here! Hopefully this means you will return to explore further!! Sam
The devils in the detail. Sam pointed out details On buildings that really added to the tour.
Paul_Bedford, Jul 2020
Our tour of Canterbury was excellent. Sam’s knowledge of the history of the city put everything you can see into perspective. Sam manage to deliver his knowledge in a way that engaged two adults a teenager and a ten year old. Both the kids also said how much they had enjoyed the tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2020
Thank you for your kind review Paul, I am so happy you all enjoyed the tour! I hope you enjoy your future Friday trips, it would be great to see you all in Canterbury again soon. Sam

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