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The Canterbury Classic Tour
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The Canterbury Classic Tour

By CT Tours | Canterbury
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$14.19
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Ages 0-120, max of 10 per group
Duration:
1h 30m
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Reproduction historical images and objects.
What's not included
  • 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


Departure details
  • The Beaney Café (within The Beaney Museum), 18 High St, Canterbury CT1 2RA, UK Your guide will meet you outside the entrance to the High Street, opposite the Abode Hotel.
Return details
  • Saint George's Tower, 27 St George's St, Canterbury CT1 2LE, UK The end point of the tour is beneath the marvellous clock tower of the former St George's Church.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 189455P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from The Canterbury Classic Tour
  • Visitors on the tour are strongly encouraged to have face coverings and to bring their own hand sanitiser, to wear / use at their own discretion. The guide will have a face covering to be worn at their discretion and hand sanitiser to offer to visitors and personal use.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with The Canterbury Classic Tour?
How much is The Canterbury Classic Tour?
The Canterbury Classic Tour price starts from $15.38. Discover and book The Canterbury Classic Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the The Canterbury Classic Tour cancellation policy?
The Canterbury Classic Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book The Canterbury Classic Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides The Canterbury Classic Tour?
The Canterbury Classic Tour is hosted by CT Tours | Canterbury. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact CT Tours | Canterbury on Tripadvisor. Discover and book The Canterbury Classic Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 189455P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Beaney Café (within The Beaney Museum)
    18 High St, Canterbury CT1 2RA, UK
    Your guide will meet you outside the entrance to the High Street, opposite the Abode Hotel.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
  • 1
    Statue of Geoffrey Chaucer
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    The Marlowe Theatre
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Christ Church Gate
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Canterbury Roman Museum
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    St Thomas' of Canterbury RC Church
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Saint George's Tower
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Saint George's Tower
    27 St George's St, Canterbury CT1 2LE, UK
    The end point of the tour is beneath the marvellous clock tower of the former St George's Church.
    See address & details
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About the operator

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liorsapir57
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Amazing tour
Sam the guide was just amazing! He's very knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. We came to the tour woth our
Lorraine S
Lorraine S
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Canterbury walk worth it!
Sam, our guide was very knowledgeable, engaged in his work, good sense of humour. Glad we participated! Lorraine an
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CAP26
Tyneside, England13 contributions
Couples
Sam’s knowledge and whole approach made the tour interesting, full of facts and information that a tour book would not be able to give you, delivered with humour and a genuine love for Canterbury and its rich history.

The walk around the city’s highlights took one and a half hours in total and was well worth the money! Sam pointed out so many quirky artefacts hidden around the city as well as setting various buildings within their historical context... all of which had a fascinating tale behind them.

We always do a walking tour when we visit a city but this was far the best we ever have been on.

Health and safety was paramount (within this pandemic driven new ‘normal’) but that did not detract from the experience... it just showed the care and attention The Classic Canterbury Tour agency paid to visitors when showcasing such an historic landmark.

A ‘must do’ for your To do’ list if you ever pay a visit to this lovely city.

Thanks Sam!
Written August 11, 2020
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CT-Tours-Canterbury
Thank you so much for this very touching review, I am very happy you both enjoyed your tour! It was lovely to discuss Canterbury's history with you, especially the Fenwick family and their origins in the North East (the first Fenwick shop was opened in Newcastle in 1882 with the Canterbury store opening in 1986)! I hope we can meet again in Canterbury in the future. Sam
Written August 14, 2020
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Helen H
London11 contributions
Couples
Excellent information which helped to bring the history of Canterbury to life.
Our tour was 9am on a Sunday and I would recommend an early tour to enjoy the city when it is quiet.
Would highly recommend the tour and a visit to Canterbury.
Written June 1, 2021
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CT-Tours-Canterbury
Hi Helen, thank you for such a kind review, the 9am tour is definitely one of my favourites! Sam
Written June 2, 2021
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PJBsurrey
UK41 contributions
Thank you so much Sam for the fabulous tour of Canterbury last Saturday.
Your knowledge and love of Canterbury and it’s history were evident and your enthusiasm was infectious. You expertly managed a large group on a very cold day and entertained us with amazing facts and amusing stories... and left us wanting more! Thank you from the lady shivering in the grey duffle coat!
Written December 5, 2021
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Gary F
Southampton, UK4 contributions
We arrived in Canterbury on Friday 9th Oct and found a ‘flyer‘ for this company in the Tourist Info/ Beaney Centre. We contacted them and a very short notice (3 1/2 hours later), Sam Hurn agreed to take two of us on a tour. From the beginning he was very informative and engaging, as we strolled around the city. Sam clearly new his stuff and had plenty of informative facts and stories and provided a highly enjoyable tour. The trip is very reasonably priced and we very happy to give him a generous and well deserved tip!
Written October 15, 2020
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CT-Tours-Canterbury
Hi Gary, thank you so much for your very kind review! It was a pleasure to share in your explorations of Canterbury. Sam
Written October 16, 2020
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GILL M
9 contributions
Jane was our very knowledgeable guide. She certainly knows her stuff and delivered it in a very interesting way. She told us loads about how the town grew and how it has changed with the various wars over the centuries. I could almost smell the town in medieval times (not pleasant to say the least!)
Although only Cathedral guides can take you inside, she explained the architecture and took us around the cloisters.
I would just like to add that the review asks about social distancing etc due to covid. This was no long required in May 22 when we visited.
Written May 24, 2022
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Lovette J
1 contribution
Friends
The tour that Sam Hurn gave was such an eye-opener. Our visit to Canterbury became so much more interesting because we got to know the true details of every account in surprising “corners”. It is very obvious that Sam adores what he does because it shows how he effortlessly told each piece of history, not to mention very kind for allowing me to jump in last minute! Definitely made the Canterbury experience more colorful.
Written August 30, 2021
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CT-Tours-Canterbury
Hi Lovette, thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to meet you and help enhance your experience. I look forward to seeing you in Canterbury again in the future! Sam
Written August 31, 2021
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Roam560127
3 contributions
The Canterbury Classic Tour. Is a must for visitors to Canterbury wether you’re interested in history or not. Sam is a great story teller and really knows his stuff. The great thing about tours like this are that we had walked around the city the previous day and hardly noticed numerous points of interest that Sam was able to tell us fascinating facts about. Length of the tour ( an hour and a half) was just right for us, as was the pace.
Written July 9, 2021
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CT-Tours-Canterbury
Thank you so much for this fantastic review! I'm so happy that the tour was able to enhance your visit to Canterbury!! Sam
Written July 10, 2021
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Natasha J
London, UK153 contributions
Jane was our guide on a very rainy morning. She knew Canterbury well , adapted her patter as we had already had a guided tour of the Cathedral itself . Jane made people feel at ease and managed to engage with each member of our group. The pace was sensible and we learned a lot about the history of Canterbury. I would recommend this walk.
Written October 1, 2021
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doctorwholovestravel
Farnham, UK8 contributions
Family
We contacted Sam overnight and he was very accommodating and arranged a tour the same day. It was my 9 year old (who has Asd and loves history) and myself. Sam’s knowledge, enthusiasm and patience was incredible. He spoke with a freshness that would never let you believe he’d done it hundreds of times before. Highly recommend!!
Written October 20, 2021
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CT-Tours-Canterbury
Hi Sarah, thank you so much for your very kind review! It was great to meet you both and I hope you enjoy the rest of your history holiday! Sam
Written October 20, 2021
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Nic H
Bournemouth, UK31 contributions
Couples
Really enjoyed this tour. The guide Sam, was very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. We learnt so much about the history, personalities and buildings of beautiful Canterbury.
Sam also kindly rearranged the time of the tour, as sadly we arrived too late, so grateful he did, as it would’ve been a shame to miss.
It’s always great too, when a local can recommend and point out places to visit, where the best local coffee is and the delicious local cheeses and wines.
Definitely recommend.
Written September 30, 2022
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CT-Tours-Canterbury
Hi Nicola, thank you so much for your very kind review, it was a pleasure to meet you both and no problem to re-arrange. I hope you took away many nice things from your trip to Canterbury and will maybe see you again in the near future! Sam.
Written October 1, 2022
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