Private tour

Canterbury: Personalized Private Guided Walking Tour

Canterbury: Personalized Private Guided Walking Tour

From US$ 118.67 per group up to 8

Enjoy your very own private guided walking tour of Canterbury with your family or group of friends. Get filled in on local stories and history as you explore sights such as Canterbury Cathedral.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Take in the sights and sounds of Canterbury as you explore the city on foot
  • Marvel at the architecture of The Crooked House and the Christchurch Gate
  • Visit the Canterbury Cathedral and see the grounds of the historic King’s School
  • Hear the story of Thomas Becket's murder, Chaucer's pilgrims, and royal visits
  • Enjoy a personalized private walking tour with your own trained guide
Full description

Explore the historic sights of Canterbury on a guided walking trip with a trained guide. See The Crooked House, the Canterbury Cathedral Precincts, and more, while learning local history. Customize your tour by telling your guide about your group and personal interests beforehand. 

Starting in the quaint Buttermarket, site of historic pilgrim inns and old bull stake and home to the imposing Christchurch Gate entrance to the Canterbury Cathedral.

From here, set out to explore the narrow cobbled lanes of central Canterbury with its eclectic mix of historic buildings and pilgrim inns, alongside the memorable Canterbury Cathedral Precincts. 

Get transported back in time as your guide tells you the stories and dark history of the city. Learn how the city has evolved over the years as you navigate the medieval lanes with their timber-framed buildings and views toward the cathedral. 

Spot quirky buildings such as The Crooked House, the Old Weavers House, the infamous ducking stool, and Eastbridge Hospital, a place of hospitality for Pilgrims since 1190. See examples of modern architecture, such as The Marlowe Theatre and its very own moving statue.

Before the end of your tour, you’ll get to journey around the outside of the Canterbury Cathedral and possibly see the ruins of the old monastery, the cloisters, and the grounds of the historic King's School.

If you have any particular interests, from architecture to gardens or literature, or you're simply with a young family, your personal guide will be happy to tailor your tour (if communicated prior to the tour).

  • Private guide
  • Walking tour
  • Entrance to attractions
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Buttermarket. They will be wearing a red sash and holding a banner. Please show your voucher to the guide on arrival.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Although there are no steps or hills, many of the pavements you'll walk on are narrow and uneven
  • Routes vary slightly with each guide and may be varied at short notice due to access restrictions. Access within the Canterbury Cathedral Precincts is subject to change at short notice
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions

Product ID: 409562