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Canterbury Historic River Tours

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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Discover the hidden secrets of Canterbury from the unique perspective offered by being aboard one of our vessels on the picturesque River Stour. The city's rich history is brought to life by our friendly, knowledgeable tour guides, and our many...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Ducking Stool, Kings Bridge | High Street, Canterbury CT1 2AT, England
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+44 7790 534744
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Did this activity with two young kids; was ok to do, fun to be in the boat and go under the bridges, but was a short tour with some history. Nice to spend some time when you have the time

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took this tour on a hot October blue sky day. Our captain was Jordan who gave us an amusing 45 minute trip on a rowing boat on the river Stour. A perfect trip for a sunny day. Also, you only pay at the end...More

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I don’t like but my son likes. It’s good story. But I think ticket too expensive. Along the way, nothing interesting. I expect to see beautiful things. But nothing interesting. I think this tour is suitable for older people and children.More

Thank LightPacker285757
CHRT, Operations Manager at Canterbury Historic River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It is very unfortunate that you feel this way, but I would point out that you said your son liked it and after all if the goal was to have a nice day with your son then I would say mission accomplished, so that is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hunter was our guide and he did a fantastic job of story telling. The ride isn't very long but it's relaxing, pretty and informative. We we're staying in Dover at a B&B and our host suggest the canal tour, I concur .

Thank Mitch D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much history and so many interesting stories! Captain Rob did a great job answering all our questions and was also very entertaining! For any history buffs, this experience was incredible and definitely worth doing!

Thank Rebecca S
CHRT, Operations Manager at Canterbury Historic River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review! We know that Rob will have a big smile after we tell him about this :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all the things I've done in Canterbury this tour was by far the best! I had been waiting to do this tour for awhile and am so glad I did. Henry was by far one of the best tour guides I have had in...More

Thank mnharvey8
CHRT, Operations Manager at Canterbury Historic River Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

This is exactly what we hope to achieve with each tour and each customer so thank you very much for this. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Henry and I know he will be thankful.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable guide/rower. Pretty scenery.Interesting to learn more about a place you thought you knew well.

Thank sllamb2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took this trip on a passing whim and glad we did. Our fellow shipmates were friendly and our Captain, Jack, was not only knowledgeable but great fun. Jack definitely needs a pay rise after all he is a poor impoverished student....he told us to...More

Thank 965jossyB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group really enjoyed the little trip. The host (Rob) was fun and entertaining. We were lucky in that we had nice weather and it was a pretty time of year with colours of Autumnal season. Definitely not something for a rainy day!

Thank Paul_Smith959
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The sky was drizzling but glad that we took the tour. Our captain is a student named Jordan if I remembered correctly. He was knowledgeable, informative and funny. He told us the history of the town and the buildings we passed. Gorgeous scenery and clean...More

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Cazmckenzie1
19 August 2018|
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Response from Laura B | Reviewed this property |
No you can just book when you arrive and they will give you a time slot sorry for late reply
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andimayes
1 July 2018|
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Response from CHRT | Property representative |
Absolutely, dogs even go free of charge! So feel free to join us on any day and bring your furry friend along.
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christwolyn
6 March 2018|
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Response from awnzy | Reviewed this property |
They open again this month. So they will take bookings. Call them
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