Come with us to beautiful county of Kent, also known as the 'Garden of England' on our day trip to Canterbury!
Enjoy the services of a professional tour guide on this informative day trip
Return travel to Canterbury from London by train
Walking tour throughout the city with your guide
Entry to Canterbury Cathedral
The city of Canterbury is the cradle of Anglican Christianity, constantly inhabited since the days of the ancient Britons, it was an important Roman staging post on the route to London following the military road known as Watling Street. The most significant historical era was when the future St Augustine chose Canterbury as the site to reintroduce Christianity to Saxon England. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the primate of the Anglican Church and the imposing cathedral rightly stands out as one of the worlds greatest churches. First built of stone after the Norman Conquest, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Included in your day trip is a guided walking tour of Canterbury, where your experienced tour guide will reveal to you that Canterbury has much more to offer than just the cathedral. You will see the ruins of the Norman castle, take a walk along the ancient city walls dating back to Roman times, view the hospital of St Thomas the Martyr, the idyllic River Stour, the fortified Westgate Towers, formally a prison, and the medieval buttermarket before your guide takes you into Canterbury Cathedral (admission included).
After exploring the cathedral you will have free time for lunch, gift shopping in one of the many boutique shops lining the cobbled streets, or a chance to explore the sights seen on the walking tour. There will also be time to head outside the city walls to see the ruined St Augustine's Abbey and ancient St Martin's, England's oldest parish church.
Please ensure you arrive at your allocated departure point at least 10 minutes before your departure time.
Starbucks, inside St Pancras International Station (MAP)
If you intend to travel to our central London meeting points by public transport, you can plan your journey in advance on the Transport for London website - click here
This day trip is intended for travellers looking for a great value day out, with a mix of guiding and free time.
This tour will return to London at approximately 7pm.