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Canterbury Historic River Tours

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Address: Ducking Stool, Kings Bridge | High Street, Canterbury CT1 2AT, England
Phone Number: 447790534744
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Canterbury Historic River Tours provides a truly entertaining experience...

Canterbury Historic River Tours provides a truly entertaining experience for its visitors, and is a perfect tour for all age groups. The tour & ferry service combines a light hearted enjoyable commentary whilst also discovering some of Canterbury's finest architecture set against outstanding views of natural scenery. The tour & ferry service has been recognised for its excellence and in 2013 was rated as "Outstanding with excellent staff" by Visit England and in 2014 was awarded their top national accolade of "Best Told Story". In 2015 the company was also a finalist in the National Group Travel Awards, voted by the readers of GTO Magazine and once again nominated by Visit England for their top tour accolade of "Best Told Story". Finally, 2015 saw the company win Bronze in the finals of the Beautiful South Awards in the category of 'Tourism Experience of the Year'.

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Great trip to learn more about historic Canterbury, very knowledgeable friendly and funny rowers! Lovely thing to do on a sunny day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great trip to learn more about historic Canterbury, very knowledgeable friendly and funny rowers! Lovely thing to do on a sunny day.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An interesting and fact filled 45 minute trip along a beautiful, clear river Stour. The guide/ rower was full of information and a few corny jokes along the way. Nice way to see a different side of Canterbury.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friends and I had a lovely time on this river tour at the weekend. Our guide was very interesting to listen to and he gave many facts that I hadn't heard before! He was funny too and kept us feeling very safe in the boat. It was great to see my home town from another angle, I can see... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite the rainy weather our captain Matt made this a memorable and enjoyable trip. Lots of info and many questionable jokes and puns made us smile. Well worth it.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lovely day on the river. Very Good tour and the people very friendly. Quite reasonably priced and was very nice.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

gr eat experience our oarsman was very informative and very entertaining good value for money the best 45 minutes of the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Picked this tour over the punt tour only because it was closer to our hotel and it was a very hot day. Kris our guide was excellent, very informative and done with good humour. Would recommend

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Captain Dean was knowledgeable and good at telling the stories linked to the canal. The trip on the river is not long but worthwhile and interesting. Fun to see the way the city looks from the canal.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just got home from a weekend and Canterbury and I am so glad we did this river cruise. The staff were friendly, helpful, informative and most importantly funny, they made learning about Canterbury interesting. I would highly recommend this for any age from about 8 upwards as young children may get bored and restless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself my mum and my son who is 11 had the most fantastic tour with Alex he was brilliant and very funny. Very interesting information was given while on the tour and was very relaxing

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