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The Canterbury Classic Tour

Come with us and delve into the rich history of Canterbury and explore this amazing city with CT Tours. With your dedicated and accredited tour guide, you will experience over 2000 years of Canterbury's history.

With something for everybody, from accounts of ancient settlers to medieval murder and martyrdom, before stories of the many famous historical figures, artists and notable locals round up Canterbury's story right up to the present day!

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1 hour 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Reproduction historical images and objects.
    What's excluded :
    • Entry to any attractions including Canterbury Cathedral and its precincts
    • Entry/Admission - Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint
    • Entry/Admission - The Marlowe Theatre
    • Entry/Admission - Christ Church Gate
    • Entry/Admission - Canterbury Roman Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, 18 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RA England

    We start our tour from outside The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, conveniently located in the centre of the city and with facilities to use before the tour begins!

    Stop At: Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint, 1 Pound Lane, Canterbury CT1 2BZ England

    The largest surviving medieval city gate in the UK was built in a turbulent time, we will discover the multiple methods of attack and defence that made this the most innovative tower of its time. Plus, a story worthy of its very own short film!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Marlowe Theatre, The Friars, Canterbury CT1 2AS England

    Passing by this fantastic modern structure, we will learn about the eventful life of Christopher Marlowe and the influence of the written word on the city of Canterbury.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Christ Church Gate 11E The Precincts The Buttermarket, Canterbury CT1 2EE England

    Completed to commemorate a Tudor prince and his Spanish bride, but not the prince you might be thinking of! Plus, the surprising changes to the gate over time.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Canterbury Roman Museum, 11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR England

    Outside the Canterbury Roman Museum, you will hear about the Roman city and how it was re-discovered thanks to the Second World War.

    Whilst in Butchery Lane, there is the Bell Harry Tower of the Cathedral, the city coat of arms and surprisingly, a bull's head to discuss...

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St Thomas' of Canterbury RC Church, 59 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, UK

    Thomas Becket. The full story of the most known man to not come from Canterbury, but become arguably the greatest figure in the city's history!

    Plus, why does Pope Gregory the Great have a dove flying in to his ear?

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Saint George's Tower, 27 St George's Street, Canterbury England

    Our accredited guide will end the tour underneath this curious clock tower, explaining how this curious tower became a reminder of the past in the bustling shopping area of today!

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, 18 High St, Canterbury CT1 2BD, UK
    Return Detail :
    Saint George's Tower, 27 St George's St, Canterbury CT1 2LE, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • Visitors on the tour are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and to bring their own hand sanitiser. The guide will wear a face covering at all times, have hand sanitiser and ensure that they are 2 metres apart from the group wherever possible, but 1 metre+ in distance from them at all times.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by CT Tours | Canterbury

Activity ID: V-189455P1

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