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Private Guided Historic Colchester and Lavenham Tour
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Private Guided Historic Colchester and Lavenham Tour

By Colchester Heritage Tours
About
Clients can either be picked up from their hotel or at the meeting point followed by a tour around historic Colchester Essex, then by air-conditioned vehicle to Lavenham in Suffolk where you can have lunch followed by a tour of the medieval village. Clients will then be driven back either to their hotel or the meeting point. The total time is roughly six hours in total.
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£230.00
per group (up to 6)
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 6h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:
  • Colchester Visitor Information Centre, Castle Park, Hollytrees Museum, Colchester CO1 1UG, UK
    Your guide will have an identifying badge and will meet you inside the visitor's information center which is at the rear of Hollytrees House in castle park next to the war memorial.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 301630P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

    How much is Private Guided Historic Colchester and Lavenham Tour?
    Private Guided Historic Colchester and Lavenham Tour price starts from £233.48. Discover and book Private Guided Historic Colchester and Lavenham Tour on Tripadvisor
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    Private Guided Historic Colchester and Lavenham Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Guided Historic Colchester and Lavenham Tour on Tripadvisor
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    Private Guided Historic Colchester and Lavenham Tour is hosted by Colchester Heritage Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Colchester Heritage Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Guided Historic Colchester and Lavenham 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: 301630P2

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Colchester Visitor Information Centre
      Or, you can also get picked up
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    • 1
      Colchester
      Stop: 2 hours
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    • 2
      Lavenham
      Stop: 3 hours
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Colchester Heritage Tours
      16
      United Kingdom
      Joined in May 2023
    • Trip52468458916
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Getting to know Colchester and it’s history.
      Fantastic experience. Guide (Di Bignell) was excellent. Very informative. A lovely way to spend time with friends and learn about Colchester. Will book Di again next time we visit.
      Written 17 February 2024
    • Jbrattan
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Guided historic tour
      Fantastic tour. Informative and fun. Thanks Di you really made our day. Looking forward to the next time. Learnt so much.
      Written 17 February 2024
    • 845debbieh
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Love this tour!!
      Thank you Di for our ghost history tour of colchester last night. You were brilliant! Very informative but in a fun and friendly way.
      Written 7 January 2024
    • Exploration773349
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A walk through the history of Colchester’s ghostly happenings
      Just returned from a night ghost walk of Colchester. Our guide, Di was fun and informative and our tour was packed with facts about historical Colchester and stories of sightings of the witches and ghosts from Britain’s first city, Taking you on an easy walking tour through the city centre, from stories of the castle to the self appointed witch hunter general’s fear of all things female, I would highly recommend this tour as one of many tours available bringing history to life.. will be booking the castle tour.very soon. Definitely recommended!
      Written 6 January 2024
    • camulodunum
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Suffolk countryside tour.
      Andrew’s tour of Clare and Sudbury, Suffolk was a fabulous day out. Entertaining and very informative. A smooth ride in a comfortable London cab with a large glass roof so wonderful views of the countryside and villages. Would throughly recommend.
      Written 16 November 2023
    • 942lesleym
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Day out in Colchester
      Very informative, Louise was extremely knowledgeable. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We would recommend the walk.
      Written 11 November 2023
    • C591WDdavidp
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Colchester tour
      Joined a group of 4 as going alone would have cost £40. Really good tour a nice mix of local and general knowledge. It doesn’t form a main timeline and jumps between different chronological ages which was good. The tour helped you see many things I have walked past many times and not noticed before and many interesting stories regarding these places. A two hour tour for £10 is more than worth it. The only bad thing was our great British weather.
      Written 8 November 2023
    • 833peterw
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We recommend this tour
      Being unacquainted with Colchester, parking problems made us late.However, our guide Di was extremely courteous and waited on our arrival some minutes later.She proceeded to take us round some of the historic sites in Colchester and proved to be both good company and a wealth of information.We would highly recommend this tour , And if you're worried it might be strenuous, these two pensioners in their seventies found it nicely paced!
      Written 4 November 2023
    • Departure48998609566
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Simply the Best.
      Andrew is simply the best. I now know pretty much all there is to know about the incredible history of and notable architecture in the First City of Colchester and those responsible for it all than I could possibly have have researched on my own in an hour and a half. I feel like it’s “my” city now! Thank you Andrew.
      Written 25 October 2023
    • janebO6425IV
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent introduction to Colchester
      Louise Lyons is a knowledgeable guide and showed us places we would not have found by ourselves. Lots of interesting facts about the town. We would highly recommend this tour.
      Written 10 October 2023
    • A5569TOsamb
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Learn more than you think about our town history!
      Our guide Ian showed us round all the main highlights of Colchester including quite a few places I didn't know existed. I've lived in the town for the last 35:years but learnt so much new stuff about the history of our town. The tour was at a good pace and Ian's voice was nice and clear with a good element of humour.
      Written 6 October 2023
    • alistairc898
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Captivating tour of Colchester
      A fascinating tour full of fun and interesting facts and tales. There are so many hidden places that despite being born there I didn't realise existed. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to all ages young and old.
      Written 6 October 2023
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    I really enjoyed the Colchester Heritage Tour which took 1 and a half hours and cost £10. Our guide, Louise was really interesting and knowledgeable, and gave us some interesting and fun facts. I thought it was well worth the money. It was my first visit to Colchester town and I definately would go again and visit the castle and the quaint cafes there.
    Written 10 July 2023
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    Many thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed it
    Written 16 October 2023
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    Trip52468458916
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    Feb 2024 • Friends
    A great way to spend the afternoon with friends learning about Colchester. Tour guide Di was very informative and her tour was enjoyable. Would recommend this trip. Choose a good weather day as you want to spend time looking at the different buildings and understanding their impact upon history.
    Written 17 February 2024
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    Thank you so much, really glad that you enjoyed the tour.
    Written 18 February 2024
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    Maggie C
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    Louise was a fabulous guide and gave a very informative tour. I especially loved all the little English sayings and their origins. There is so much more to Colchester than just the castle, thank you for helping me appreciate it more.
    Written 10 July 2023
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    Glad Louise was able to show our great City
    Written 16 October 2023
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    sueshelvey
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    Jul 2023 • Friends
    Was really enjoyable Louise had a lot of historical knowledge it was really informative and would never have found some of the places we visited without a guide.
    Written 10 July 2023
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    Thank you very much.
    Written 18 February 2024
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