Special Interest Tours

Looking for something different?

Many of our guides have in-depth knowledge of particular aspects of Canterbury and would be delighted to share these special interests with your group. Our themed walks are ideals for groups with a shared interest or school study programme.
Sir John Boy

Literary Canterbury

Explore Canterbury’s literary links: Chaucer, Marlowe, Dickens, Tourtel and more.

Historic Houses

Gruesome Canterbury Tales

Hear stories from the darker side of Canterbury’s ancient history. Not for the faint-hearted!

Norman Staircase

Roman Canterbury*

The Romans arrived in Durovernum Cantiacorum around AD 70.

*For an in-depth tour, combine with a guided tour of the Roman Museum. Additional charge applies.

Precincts Tour

Canterbury’s Tudor Connections

Explore the Tudor story – what the city was like before and after the Reformation.

Tour - Chaucer Statue

War Time Canterbury

A city on the front line for 2,000 years

Buttermarket

History of Health

Immerse yourself in the horrible history of gruesome epidemics from the plague to leprosy. An insight into health, diseases, water and sanitation in medieval Canterbury

Norman Staircase

Hidden and Curious Canterbury

Have you lived in the Canterbury area for years? Let us show you some interesting things you may never have noticed

Huguenots Group Tour

Strangers in Canterbury

A walk focusing on the Walloon, Flemish, and Huguenot refugees who formed a significant part of Canterbury's late 16th and 17th century population.

Conquest House

Canterbury means Business

A look at how Canterbury’s economic wellbeing has adapted and diversified over the centuries. Ideal for students doing Business and Economics

Palace Street - Parker

Royal Canterbury

Trace the royal connections - The Black Prince, Edward I, Henry IV, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, through to modern day royals.
Butchery Lane - View to Cathedral

French Connections
 

William the Conqueror, Gothic architecture and the Huguenots etc.

One of our tour guides

St Mildred’s – Gardens, Saints and Industry

Pleasure gardens, ancient churches and burial mounds, industry and ghosts.

Westgate Gardens

St Dunstan’s – More to See

Discover Canterbury’s Jewish Cemetery, the unfortunate tale of Sir Thomas More, the medieval Westgate Towers and beautiful gardens.

Please contact us if you would like a themed tour that is not listed above. All tours available in English, please check availability for themed tours in other languages.

Themed tours are priced as follows:

  • Adults: £8.50
  • Students/Concessions: £8.00
  • Child: £7.00
    (2019 prices)

To book a themed tour, please contact us with your request.

Longer themed tours

Why not bring your group to Canterbury for an in-depth tour with one of our expert Guides? Half day tours can be arranged on a variety of topics including:
St Augustine

World Heritage Site

Visit Canterbury’s trio of UNESCO World Heritage sites; Canterbury Cathedral*, St Augustine’s Abbey* and St Martin’s Church.

*Please note entrance fees are payable and group visits to the Cathedral must be booked in advance, directly with the Cathedral.

North Downs Way

To be a Pilgrim

Explore the ancient pathways, orchards and beautiful views along the North Downs Way as you walk towards the majestic Canterbury Cathedral. Finish with a Cathedral tour*

*Cathedral tour must be booked and paid for directly with the Cathedral.

For prices and more information on our longer themed tours, please contact us with your request.

Museum Tours

City Walks to include brief entry into one of Canterbury’s museums, or a tour exclusively in a museum can be arranged.

Meet and Greet

We are happy to provide experienced guides to welcome your group on their arrival at the local ports of Dover and Folkestone, Canterbury Bus Station, Canterbury Coach Park and the East or West Railway Stations.

Cathedral Tours

Our daily city walks and pre-booked group tours feature entry to the Cathedral Precincts with a guided walk around the outside of Canterbury Cathedral included in the ticket price. However, guided tours of the interior of the Cathedral must be booked and paid for separately through the Cathedral Office. We regret we cannot book your Cathedral tour.
Cathedral Office details: Email: visits@canterbury-cathedral.org. Tel: +44 (0)1227 762862

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