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Canterbury: Official Guided Walking Tour

1. Canterbury: Official Guided Walking Tour

From medieval lanes and pilgrim inns to the majestic Cathedral's Precincts, travel back in time as your guide regales you with stories and reveals how the city has evolved over the years on this 90-minute guided walking tour. Meet your Guide in the historic Buttermarket in central Canterbury and begin to explore this historic place. Walk through the narrow cobbled lanes with their timber-framed buildings and see magnificent views toward the Cathedral. Admire the Crooked House, the Old Weavers' House and infamous ducking stool, and Eastbridge Hospital, a place of hospitality for Pilgrims since 1190. You’ll also see more modern architecture such as the Marlowe Theatre and its very own moving statue. You will also journey around the outside of the Cathedral, and where possible see the ruins of the old monastery, the cloisters, and the grounds of the historic King's School.

Canterbury: Personalized Private Guided Walking Tour

2. Canterbury: Personalized Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore the historic sights of Canterbury on a guided walking trip with a trained guide. See The Crooked House, the Canterbury Cathedral Precincts, and more, while learning local history. Customize your tour by telling your guide about your group and personal interests beforehand.  Starting in the quaint Buttermarket, site of historic pilgrim inns and old bull stake and home to the imposing Christchurch Gate entrance to the Canterbury Cathedral. From here, set out to explore the narrow cobbled lanes of central Canterbury with its eclectic mix of historic buildings and pilgrim inns, alongside the memorable Canterbury Cathedral Precincts.  Get transported back in time as your guide tells you the stories and dark history of the city. Learn how the city has evolved over the years as you navigate the medieval lanes with their timber-framed buildings and views toward the cathedral.  Spot quirky buildings such as The Crooked House, the Old Weavers House, the infamous ducking stool, and Eastbridge Hospital, a place of hospitality for Pilgrims since 1190. See examples of modern architecture, such as The Marlowe Theatre and its very own moving statue. Before the end of your tour, you’ll get to journey around the outside of the Canterbury Cathedral and possibly see the ruins of the old monastery, the cloisters, and the grounds of the historic King's School. If you have any particular interests, from architecture to gardens or literature, or you're simply with a young family, your personal guide will be happy to tailor your tour (if communicated prior to the tour). Please note, after booking you will be contacted by Canterbury Tourist Guides to confirm your booking, and to provide your Guide details. Please contact us if you have not received anything at least 24 hours before your tour.

From London: Dover Castle and White Cliffs Tour by Car

3. From London: Dover Castle and White Cliffs Tour by Car

Enjoy the full attention of a Private Guide on your visit to Dover, the most important port city in England. Immerse yourself in the delights of the English coastline and local legends about distant voyages and old battles. Take advantage of tickets to Dover’s Top Attractions and private transportation from London for a perfect getaway. Your 9-hour adventure begins with pickup from your London accommodation in a clean, spacious vehicle, so you can enjoy a comfortable ride though the English landscapes. Upon arrival in Dover, you will be greeted by spectacular views of the English Channels that separate Britain and France. Take a walk along the epic White Cliffs of Dover and discover their historical value as a symbolic guard against threats from the Continent. The live commentary of your 5-Star Guide will introduce you to Dover’s history from the early Roman settlements through Saxons to WWII, as well as interesting facts about the local wildlife. This exclusive tour includes skip-the-line tickets to the city’s top attraction and the largest castle in England - the magnificent Dover Castle. Explore the 11th-century fortress with an Expert Guide to discover why it is known as the “Key to England”. Learn about the kings, lords, knights and soldiers who were involved in great battles on this historic site, such as the First an Second Barons’ Wars and the Battle of Britain in 1941. You will also get to see a little bit of Dover’s Old Town, with highlights such as the Western Heights hilltop fortifications and the scenic Dover Marine along the port. Choose the 11-hour option to also discover highlights of the city of Canterbury! This tour includes tickets to Canterbury Cathedral, which is one of the nation’s most famous Christian structures and a World Heritage Site. During the guided walking tour you will also see some of England’s finest medieval architecture, such as the Eastbridge Hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr dating from 1190, the historic Westgate Tower built in 1360, as well as the renovated 19th-century Beaney House.

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Great tour, Alex our guide was fun interesting and entertaining and engaged well with the whole group. I did feel sorry for her that people tried tag along without paying which was difficult for her to police. If they guides had small stickers for wash paying participant it would be better.

What a beautiful city Canterbury is! I really enjoyed the whole tour. Lili, our tour guide is incredible and passionate!. Thanks a lot.

A party of 20 we had an awesome time lots of information lovely lady Sian. Very passionate about her knowledge of Canterbury

It was excellent. The guide was so knowledgeable. we really enjoyed it. Nothing could be improved.

Great tour, learnt a lot more than I would just walking around.