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Canterbury Historic River Tours

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As Featured in the Special Canterbury Edition Monopoly Board!

This multi-award-winning guided Historic River Tour provides a truly entertaining experience which is perfect for visitors of all ages and nationalities. 

Guided Historic River Tours have been a favourite pastime for over 80 years and this Canterbury attraction allows you to escape the busy city centre and discover Canterbury from the unique perspective of the River Stour.

This Company are nationally and internationally renowned for their historic and humorous interpretation of the city’s fascinating history. The company is officially accredited by Visit England, and has also been awarded their top national accolade of ‘Best Told Story’. What is more, the company received a Bronze in the 2015 Beautiful South Awards in the category of Tourism Experience of the Year, and was a finalist in the national Visit England awards for Excellence 2016!

The guides will provide an enjoyable historical commentary whilst you discover some of Canterbury's finest and most important architecture set against outstanding views of natural scenery.

For more information visit their website at www.canterburyrivertours.co.uk

Find them on Instagram @canterburyrivertours or Facebook at www.facebook.com/CanterburyRiverTours

Tour includes:

  • Kings Bridge - Eastbridge Hospital - Franciscan Island - Greyfriars Chapel - 
  • Old Weavers House - Kings Mill - Alchemist Tower - Cromwellian Forge - Friars Bridge - 
  • Blackfriars - Dominican Priories - The Abbots Mill - The Marlowe Theatre - The Ducking Stool

Canterbury Historic River Tours is the trading name of Canterbury River Tours Ltd. 

Previous awards 
2016: Finalist in the National Visit England Awards for Excellence in the category of ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’
2015 Beautiful South Awards: Bronze in the category of ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’


Adult £11 Seniors £9.50 Students £9.50 Child under 17 £7.00 Family £28 Group rates available upon request


The Ducking Stool, Old Weavers House, Kings Bridge Canterbury CT1 2AT


Conference / Meeting facilities
Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Guided tours
Pets welcome
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop

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