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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 #2 of 24 Activities in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.

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KL,M'sia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

For someone who does not know the history of Canterbury, taking this river cruise will be a good option. The guides or "punters" are very well trained and the company does not even make you pay for the tickets upfront ... you only pay at the end of the boat ride if you are happy with the service !! If... More

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a quick river tour but gives historic perspective and views not seen on foot. Our tour guide was excellent and provided good knowledge as well as fun facts.

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south woodham ferrers UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had a lovely trip in the late Autumn sunshine Our guide was informative & interesting I was quite happy sitting there whilst he rowed Just a shame it seemed over too quickly- although we were aboard for 40 miniutes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A thoroughly enjoyable, informative and amusing tour. We have lived near Canterbury for several years and been meaning to do this for a while - so pleased we did on such a sunny Autumn day . Our guide Matt was knowledgeable, easy to listen to and full of wit :) thoroughly recommended for tourists and locals alike .

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Drumcar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Party of 9 with teens and young children. All had a quite time listening to our very own Captain Tom. Historically correct and very interesting to all. A must doo if you're there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great trip with Canterbury brilliantly explained by Captain Henry. We did not want it to end and was really insightful.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Finally got round to taking this trip on the river stour...... fantastic trip made so much more fun and interesting by Matt, with an 8 year old son who actually listened with interest and my husbands 14 year old granddaughter was pleasantly surprised she remembered so much of what Matt had told us purely how his wit and humour.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had a great little trip down the Stour with captain Henry! Such a nice way to learn a little about Canterbury with a lot of cheesy jokes on the way! I'd recommend this to anyone visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Georgia was an amazing guide who kept 3 young children entertained. Throroughly enjoyed the tour and listening to Georgia's knowledge would more than happily take another tour. 😃😃😃

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Crayford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Thought we would give this a go whilst we was there, Our Captain was Georgia, she was brilliant, very funny and had brilliant knowledge of the local history, She will also share a little acoustic treat with you hopefully as well, trip lasts about 40 minutes but is well worth it. Thank you Georgia, you was a great captain Also... More

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