Tours and Guided Walks

Let an expert guide your way with these recommended guided tours and walks around The Garden of England.

Want to book a tour for your next visit? We've got some great suggestions of bookable packages with accredited operators and guides - visit our bookable tours page for further ideas...

For a unique insight into hidden Canterbury, step aboard one of the Canterbury Historic River Tours. These 40-minute, person-powered trips see you propelled down the idyllic River Stour, taking in a tiny chapel-crowned island, a Dominican priory, a ducking stool and memorable cathedral views. Delve into the historic city further on foot with Canterbury Guided Tours.

A tour of one of Kent's world-class vineyards is a heady treat. Drink in views of vine-lined hills, inhale fermenting grapes and enjoy a tutored tasting at Biddenden VineyardsChapel Down Winery, Hush Heath Estate, Gusbourne, Simpsons Estate, and Squerryes. You can explore the county's cider tradition at Biddenden too.

Kent's famous hopping heritage is revealed on the 80-minute Shepherd Neame Brewery Tours. See mash tuns, taste artesian mineral water and sniff those hops; then finish by sampling a sip or two. While at Brogdale, the home of the National Fruit Collection, expert-led and self-guided tours wind past currants, blackberries and gooseberries, cherries and plums, apples and pears

A St Peter's Village Tour is alive with costumed characters - from vicars and militia men to reprobates and old maids. Entertaining explorations from this award-winning group include the original village ramble, and themed WWI and WWI tours.

For a salt-dashed, sea-sprayed introduction to Kent, head out on a boat trip along its compelling coast. Medway-based Jetstream Tours run trips along the River Medway and out onto the North Sea.  Back on dry land, Kent’s Blue Badge Guides are waiting to provide a wealth of expert insight in a wide range of locations. 

Or experience all the thrills of the African Savannah in rural Kent. Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and Howletts offer experiences ranging from behind-the-scenes animal encounters (opt for tigers, gorillas, primates or rhinos), to ranger-led, VIP, Land Rover safari tours.

Are you interested in visiting Gravesend? Then why not book a tour to discover the essence of Gravesend, from history to hidden gems! The tours available are: River Walks, which explores the rich history of the river,  stopping along at the oldest pub in Gravesend! People and Places, takes you on a tour of the historic St. George’s church to the beautiful Gardens, learning about famous people linked to the area along the way. The Politics and Faith tour gives you an exclusive look at Gravesham Borough Council’s Mayor’s parlour and regalia to the town’s magnificent Sikh temple (Gurdwara). Find out more here....