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Latest News from Canterbury Guided Tours

John and Peggy Hayes Award 2020 Winners

13 October 2021

Canterbury Guided Tours attended Tower House on Thursday 30th September where the Lord Mayor presented the John and Peggy Hayes Award for the Best Work on Canterbury

The presentation had been postponed from the previous year due to the pandemic and after initial suggestions of a virtual ceremony, it was well worth the wait to be able to do this in person.

Available to receive the award were Canterbury Guided Tours Directors and members of the Management Committee (pictured in red sashes from left to right); Claire Cardy, Jenny Watson-Bore, Ian Osterloh, Julian Waltho and Katie Lester.

The event was lovely and everyone at Canterbury Guided Tours would like to extend thanks to the Lord Mayor and the Award Committee for acknowledging the work of all the guides who help to promote Canterbury’s rich history through our walking tours. It’s a real pleasure to receive this accolade and it’s one to celebrate as a team.

When John died in 1980, his wife Peggy initiated the prize in his memory and after she passed away in 2011, it was renamed to honour both her and John. The prize has been awarded each year for forty years to recognise work which increases understanding of Canterbury’s history but the money generously left by John and Peggy has now been used up. The presentation on 30 September to the Guides (the 2020 winners) and the compilers of a Historic Map of Canterbury (the 2021 winners) was therefore the last that will be held but both groups continue to work hard to make Canterbury’s history better known.

Go Travel Show 2021

10 September 2021

Ian and Katie represented Canterbury Guided Tours at the Go Travel Show held at Kempton Racecourse on Wednesday 8th September We discussed all things Canterbury and why our walking tours are a great addition to the group travel itinerary!

We enjoyed spending time with our other Kent colleagues, collectively representing the garden of England as a perfect group destination.

We’d love to discuss how we accommodate your group for a Canterbury Guided Tour.

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Canterbury Guided Tours are British Coach Tourism Award Finalists

25 August 2021

Winners are now to be announced in September 2021!

In 2020 a panel of judges assessed a large number of entries for the British Coach Tourism Awards. Unfortunately, before the winners were revealed, the event was postponed due to the pandemic

Canterbury Tourist Guides Ltd is a finalist in the Coach Friendly Guided Tour category.

We will certainly keep all our fingers and toes crossed for a win and will issue an update in due course.