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Walk Across Canterbury and Hear Interesting Stories

Founded by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago, home of the oldest cathedral in Britain and Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion, Canterbury is steeped in history. On your tour you will hear of many interesting people who lived in the city or visited it, including the famous Canterbury pilgrims, immortalized, among others, by Geoffrey Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales, reputedly the first book ever published in the English language.

From Canterbury
Online Experience
1 Hour 30 Minutes
United Kingdom
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time walking tour live-streamed from Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • See the structures from the middle ages and hear interesting stories about the city
Description

Founded by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago, and home of the oldest cathedral in Britain as well as the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion, Canterbury is steeped in history. In this online experience, you will hear of many interesting people who lived in the city or visited it, including the famous Canterbury pilgrims, immortalized, among others, by Geoffrey Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales, reputedly the first book ever published in the English language.

About 60 miles (100 kilometres) from London, today it is a primary commercial centre, with buildings from the Middle Ages right through to the 21st century. You will hear how the world's first railway to carry a scheduled passenger service brought passengers and goods to the city, and why Julius Caesar stayed in the area four times with his army, as well as other exciting stories. This experience will end close to the entrance to the cathedral.

Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Since this tour involves walking to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour as a group or as a private tour and pay GBP 65, invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world
Meet your Host
Frank Dowling

Frank grew up in the southeast of England, in his home town of Whitstable and the neighboring city of Canterbury where his grandparents lived and he went to school. After school, he read German at a University in England and Business Studies at another University in Germany. Consequently, he is now completely fluent in German language and is a chartered linguist. Whilst at the university in Germany, he worked part-time in the travel industry, so it was natural that after graduating he started his own travel business. Later, he set up a branch office in Berlin. With changes in the industry, and as he was getting older, Frank decided to train as a tourist guide and today holds both the Green Badge qualification for Canterbury and the Blue Badge qualification for South-East England, as well as being England's Coast Ambassador for Southern England. Additionally, he has a car that is licensed and insured to take passengers and guide them in it.

From USD 88 / Group
Important Information
  • Refundable : Yes
  • Can be cancelled up to 24hrs before the tour
  • The date is based on the local time zone of the experience host
  • Since the activity is conducted outdoors, it may need to be rescheduled in case of poor weather conditions