The heart of Canterbury can only be explored on foot and we are proud to offer the only Canterbury tour to guide you through the historic city streets in addition to the Cathedral precincts.
Our professionally qualified Green Badge Guides will take you on a 90-minute tour of the medieval lanes, the Cathedral Precincts and the historic King's School* and regale you with tales of murder and ghosts plus of course the many famous historical characters, writers and artists who have lived here or visited in the past. For more information visit our Tour Highlights page.
Our Canterbury walking tours depart daily from the Buttermarket (opposite the main Cathedral Gate) at 11am throughout the year (except 25th December). Additional 2pm tour from 1st April to 31st October.
Covid update: 11am and 2pm tours are running daily from Friday 23rd July.
Tickets can be booked in advance and on the day online on our website. Tickets will also be available on the day from Friday 23rd July from Canterbury Visitor Centre at the Beaney in the High Street and the Roman Museum in Butchery Lane.
Your ticket also entitles you to discounts at other Canterbury attractions and outlets including Canterbury Roman Museum! (see our Discounts and Offers page)
Please note that these tours are conducted in English.
At the guide's discretion, visitors are welcome to bring a well-behaved dog on our daily tour.
* Where possible. Please note routes may be varied at short notice, and access within the Cathedral Precincts and King's School grounds is subject to change.
Whether you are organising a group visit or just on holiday in the region, you can book your Canterbury walking tour online and save time on the day.Book your tour
If you have further questions about our tours, look at our Frequently Asked Questions section:FAQs
Find out what our participants thought of their tour with us:Testimonials