Canterbury Cathedral and city private walking tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

25049


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
The city is flat and there is parking in the cathedral grounds(requires advance notice.
Many of the streets are pedestrianised.
Large groups accommodated upon request.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational)

Easy to reach by train from Dover or London


The city of Canterbury and its Cathedral, the Mother Church of the Anglican Communion, is both a holy place and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Cathedral's history starts in 597AD and is most famous for the murder of its Archbishop Thomas Becket in 1170. Ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told famously in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

Today you can follow those pilgrims and soak up the atmosphere as you walk through the city's streets which still retain their medieval character.

I am qualified to provide specialist in-depth guided tours within the cathedral.

You may wish to time your day to take in the Evensong service (open to those of all faiths and none) at the Cathedral to gaze at the wondrous architecture whilst listening to some of the best choral music in the world.

Itinerary

If you are travelling from London or Dover by train, you will be met at Canterbury railway station. If you prefer to use a chauffeured car for the journey, please contact me for a customised tour itinerary.
We shall be visiting inside Canterbury cathedral, seeing St Martin's Church, St Thomas' church (and/or others upon request) and strolling through the medieval streets of Canterbury soaking up the atmosphere and history of this tiny city.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: You will be met at Canterbury railway station or another place of your choice

End location: You will be returned to Canterbury railway station

Duration: 4 hours

This tour combines well with visits to other local sites for great eight hour day tour - please request a customised tour.

Transportation

We will be walking around Canterbury.
A vehicle can be provided upon request to get to and from Canterbury and then around the city. Please message with your requirements

What’s Included

Other: Tour prices include:
- the services of your private tour guide
- relevant insurance.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

17 GBP - GBP17.00 per adult Cathedral entrance fee
Please see the What's Extra section for other prices

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fees, refreshments and souvenirs
Canterbury Cathedral £17.00
Pub lunch - in the region of £20.00 per person

Transportation if required

A Recent Review of this tour

Dawn is incredibly knowledgeable about English history and culture. It was like having your favorite professor with you as you learn about the city, the literature, and the cathedral. Our group was already quite fluent in English history and she taught us so much! She arranged everything and made sure we saw those off the beaten path items that were special to our interests. Dawn was a perfect guide and we enthusiastically recommend her to others.
Chanda Halderman

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