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Canterbury Historic River Tours

Ducking Stool, Kings Bridge | High Street, Canterbury CT1 2AT, England
07790 534744
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Ranked #1 of 21 activities in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Canterbury Historic River Tours provides a truly entertaining experience for its visitors, and is a perfect tour for all age groups, the tour combines... more » Owner description: Canterbury Historic River Tours provides a truly entertaining experience for its visitors, and is a perfect tour for all age groups, the tour combines a light hearted enjoyable commentary whilst also discovering some of Canterbury's finest architecture set against outstanding views of natural scenery.The tour has been recognised for its excellence by coming runner-up for 'Best Tourism Experience' in the South East of England. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I'm a local to Canterbury and we took our families on this boat trip, including children aged 11 and 8. We all thoroughly enjoyed the trip. We would recommend it to locals and visitors to Canterbury.

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Burford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A lovely April Spring day, what could be more fun than a little trip on the sparking river. It is hardly an adventure as the river is seldom more than half a metre deep, though it flows very swiftly, nor is it a typical tour, being about 200 yards upstream, then 200 yards down. But Thom, our hard working rower/guide... More

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Epping, Essex , United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I paid £17 (for 2) for a very slowly rowed boat trip...20mins up and 20mins back under extremely low bridges, you.need to duck your head ..or BUMP !...along with 8 foreign mostly non English speaking tourists. The young rower was articulate and well armed with attempts at funny puns and stories that went over the head of most on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Thank you Captain Ben for a lovely boat trip today! We came across this company while walking through the main high street and found all the staff we spoke to very friendly. While waiting for our trip we were approached by another company who we found to be very pushy, even trying to undercut this company. We declined as we... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Historic River Tours gives an interesting and amusing look at a part of the centre of old Canterbury which is only visible from the river. The guides are knowledgeable and handle the boats so that everybody gets a good view of all the sights.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Matt C, our guide, not only gave us a brilliantly potted history of Canterbury but at the same time managed to entertain our very excited and enthusiastic 7 year old son - no small feat I can assure you... Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to first time visitors and long time residents alike. I can't think of a nicer way... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Excellent tour with tour guide Thom as he made it very interesting. I would definitely recommend it as this was our favourite activity in Canterbury.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Had an excellent time today being rowed around, entertained and informed on this tour. Thom was our guide and mixed fact and story telling in just the right amount. Cannot recommend this higher !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Loved the little tour we did earlier this month just a few rows from the high street and you can't hear a thing ... You enjoy the piece and quiet ...The guide John was very knowledgeable and told is every about the place I recommend :-)

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

With Captain Ben at the helm we had a great tour on the river. Ben was full of funny stories and passed on his knowledge of Canterbury and its sights for the entire time which brought the trip to life for us. I would certainly recommend this particular tour-the punting boats didn't seem to have as much interaction between boatman... More

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CHRT, Owner at Canterbury Historic River Tours, responded to this review

Dear Daisychain62, Thank you for your wonderful review of our company, Ben will be thrilled that you enjoyed his tour so much, its always great when our guest's recognise the efforts and humorous content mixed with historical facts that our staff look to impart during their tours. As company we do not look to comment on our competitors product, all... More

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