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Group Themed Tours

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 ideal for groups with a shared interest or school study programme.
Thomas Becket pub

Thomas Becket 2020

Commemorate the 850th anniversary of the murder of the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. Hear his story and see many of the sights associated with the world shattering event.
Palace Street

The Mayflower 400

Uncover the Canterbury connections with the famous Mayflower ship which transported Pilgrims to the New World from England 400 years ago.
Argentinian group in Precincts

British Education System

Canterbury has a long history as a centre of learning from the medieval monastic period to the present day. This tour is the perfect way for teachers and students to become more informed about the English education system in a beautiful place.
Tudor House

Canterbury's Tudor Connections

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

War Time Canterbury

A city on the front line for 2,000 years

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.
Mercery Lane

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
Royal Statues

Royal Canterbury

Trace the royal connections - The Black Prince, Edward I, Henry IV, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, through to modern day royals.
Westgate Gardens

French Connections

William the Conqueror, Gothic architecture and the Huguenots.
Westgate Gardens

St Mildred's - Gardens, Saints and Industry

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

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.

Gruesome Tales Tour

A gruesome walk through Canterbury's grisly past...including ghosts, punishments and murder. Not for the faint-hearted!
The Clangers

Literary Connections

From Chaucer, Dickens, and Marlowe, to creators of children's favourites including Rupert Bear, Bagpuss and The Clangers.
Westgate Gardens

Canterbury's Gardens

Investigate the history of Canterbury through its gardens, visiting the healing garden in the Cathedral's Infirmary Cloister, the Dane John & Westgate 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.

Group Themed Tours are priced as follows:

  • Adults: £9.00
  • Students/Concessions: £8.50
  • Child: £7.50
  • Minimum group charge of £90 applies
    (2022 prices)

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

TA 2020

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