The Condensed Canterbury Tour

Kent, United Kingdom
The Condensed Canterbury Tour

From $12.43

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket


See Canterbury in less time with this express tour of the city. Perfect if you’re a time-crunched traveler, the tour offers a condensed itinerary that focuses on Canterbury’s storied history and culture. Hear about Thomas Becket at the St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, learn of Christopher Marlowe as you pass by the Marlowe Theatre, and get the lowdown on “The Canterbury Tales” at the statue of Geoffrey Chaucer.
  • Secure your place online for a popular express Canterbury walking tour
  • Receive an instant booking confirmation for immediate peace of mind
  • Use the tour to orient yourself and hear stories that the guidebooks miss
  • Enjoy a sociable small-group tour, capped at just 10 people per group

What's Included

  • Reproduction historical images and objects.
  • Entry to any attractions including Canterbury Cathedral and its precincts.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
    18 High St, Canterbury CT1 2RA, UK

End point

  • St Thomas' of Canterbury RC Church
    59 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, UK

What To Expect

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Statue of Geoffrey Chaucer

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

The Marlowe Theatre

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Christ Church Gate

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

St. Thomas of Canterbury Church

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.


6 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great concise tour!
Debbie_E, Jul 2023
Had a fabulous hour learning about Canterbury, Kit Marlowe, and Thomas Becket (and more). Very enjoyable guide who was a student at the university and decided to stay. He was so helpful and gave great information. Husband and I and two teens. Would recommend!!
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Hi Debbie, thank you for your kind review, I'm glad you all enjoyed the tour! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your trip! Sam.
Great Tour, even better guide!
John_G, Sep 2022
Sam was a fantastic tour guide who went above and beyond! My fiancé & I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves over the course of the hour. The tour was extremely educational and Sam was able to inform us on a wide range of facts! Would definitely recommend!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Hi John, thank you for your very kind review, it was a pleasure to meet you both! Hopefully, our paths will cross again in the future. Sam.
Fun, Educational, Flies By
Sofya_M, Aug 2022
Great tour the covers all of the highlights of Canterbury. Sam, our guide, was very knowledgeable, patiently answered all of our questions, never made us feel rushed, and gave us great tips for things to do after the tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Hi Sofya, thank you for your lovely review! So glad you enjoyed the tour and Canterbury, hopefully the tapas (or whatever dinner you chose!) rounded off the day well! Sam.
Very good experience, should definitely try this walking tour
Zarna_T, Jun 2022
We had a great time on this walking tour. Sam took a lot of effort to ensure we were able to attend the tour and he answered all our questions. Wes definitely recommend Sam to be your guide for Cabterbury!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Zarna, thank you for such a lovely review! It was so nice to meet you all and hope to see you in Canterbury again in the future. Sam.

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