Canterbury Tales & Lunch
With the Norman cathedral still dominating Canterbury’s skyline, this historic Medieval city has been a pilgrimage site for over 800 years since the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Beckett, by Henry II of England, in 1170. Part of the city, including the cathedral, is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A visit to Canterbury is not complete without a closer look at its most famous literary work - The Canterbury Tales - written by Geoffrey Chaucer, widely recognised as the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. Your group tour will include entry to the immersive Canterbury Tales Visitor Attraction, beginning at The Tabard Inn. Your group will meet the first of its costumed guides who’ll prepare you for your pilgrimage to Canterbury. You will walk alongside Chaucer’s pilgrims and find yourself in the midst of a story-telling contest.
Five of Chaucer’s colourful and entertaining tales of love, infidelity, intrigue, courtship and death are brought to life as you make your journey through the recreated medieval scenes, whilst you listen to the free audio guide.
After your lunch in a nearby restaurant, meet your Blue Badge Guide for a 90 minute walking tour of the city. This tour will focus on the 850th Anniversary of the brutal murder of Thomas Beckett, showing you sights associated with his death and exclusive access to the Cathedral grounds.
Please note, entry to the Cathedral is available to purchase on site and is therefore not included in the price of your tour.
*Groups will be split into smaller groups of up to 13 people, starting 10 minutes apart
One free place after 30 paying passengers