26th August to 30th September at Canterbury Cathedral
The First Canterbury UNESCO World Heritage Site Tour is announced!
2021 sees the introduction of a new guided tour of Canterbury combining the three sites in the city that together make Canterbury a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fully-guided tour lasting over five hours gives a fascinating and detailed insight into the introduction of Roman Christianity to Britain.
The tour takes you from the arrival of St Augustine into Canterbury in 597 to the creation of the Abbey that bears his name; how Canterbury Cathedral evolved from its early beginnings to present day status as mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the opportunity to discover the hidden history of St Martin’s Church, England’s oldest parish church.
The tour will run on:
- Thursday 26thAugust 09.30-15.30
- Saturday 18thSeptember 09.30-15.30
- Thursday 30thSeptember 09.30-15.30
in 2021 with a maximum of 10 people on each tour and comprises:
- A warm welcome at Canterbury Cathedral followed by a 75-minute guided tour of the Cathedral
- Enjoy refreshments, provided by the Cathedral, before a guided walk to St Augustine’s Abbey
- A one-hour guided tour of the monastic ruins of the Abbey
- Free time in which to enjoy your own picnic lunch or explore the surrounding cafes, and have time to visit the Abbey’s Museum and shop
- The tour continues with a short walk to St Martin’s Church for a 30-minute visit incorporating a talk on the history of the church and the chance to see the doorway used by Queen Bertha
- The tour concludes at the Cathedral, where you have a chance to explore the stunning Cathedral Precincts and gardens, and visit the Cathedral shop to collect your exclusive Canterbury UNESCO Tour goody bag
Tickets cost £45 per person for this 5 hour+ experience with light refreshments and are available online.
£45 per person, book online