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“Fantastic experience”

Canterbury Historic River Tours
Ranked #3 of 17 Tours in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 awards include: 'Best European Unique Tour 2017'. Suitable for all ages, our entertaining river tours are not to be missed.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Our guide, Henry, was brilliant! He knew so much about the places we saw as well as many of the urban myths too. Really friendly, good fun and included everyone on the boat. The singing under the bridge was pretty good too!

2  Thank MissSnuffle
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

This river trip was a complete delight from beginning to end. Tarquin, our Captain, certainly knew his stuff and his easy, jovial style made it all the more enjoyable. We have lived in the East Kent for 15 years and have been in and around Canterbury a lot but once on the river we didn't have a clue as to where we were. We had a great time and learnt some very interesting things about this lovely city.
Good value and great for young, old and everyone in-between.

1  Thank Henry T
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

This was an excellent way to spend 40 minutes and see parts of the City that you might not normally see and certainly not from that particular angle! Our guide was George and he provided a well informed commentary full of historical, biological and local points of interest, all provided in an easy going and humorous delivery. Highly recommended if you are at a loose end and especially if the weather is gorgeous, which is was today.

1  Thank DavidYCanterbury
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Well advertised. Very Approachable staff by no means pushy, just right! Henry our tour guide and boat man was great fun and knew his stuff! Also has a great singing voice. Well worth the money!!

1  Thank cathyandadrian
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Captain George was a well informed and jovial guide on this tour. His however his tremendous bushy beard failed to stifle the sound of his puny one liners as he recounted the points of interest along the short stretch of the river stour that the tour takes in. In all fairness the history was well recounted and added to the interest of the tour. You do need to be fairly alert during the trip if not some of the very low bridges the oarsmen needs to negotiate may prove more of a knockout than some of the captains gags.

1  Thank Scott B
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