Welcome to Canterbury

The beautiful medieval city of Canterbury offers the ultimate way to enjoy the lead-up to Christmas in truly authentic Chaucerian style. Amid the silvery sounds of carol singers and the aroma of roast chestnuts, bid the most seasonal of good tidings to friends new and old over a traditional Christmas lunch before a foray into the various craft and gift stalls of the Christmas markets. Your stay in Canterbury will be enhanced by a ghost tour, local beer tasting and a Canterbury Tales costume performance.

Written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the late 14th century, The Canterbury Tales are a work of prose and verse presented as part of a story-telling contest by a group of pilgrims travelling from London to Canterbury to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket, offering an unprecedented insight into medieval life and the development of the English language.

Tour Highlights

  • Sample some of Canterbury’s finest traditional ales
  • Experience the middle ages in the Canterbury Tales
  • Feel the spirits lurking in Canterbury’s cobbles on an evening ghost tour
  • Enjoy a group Christmas lunch
  • Dates & Prices

    If you are travelling from outside of the UK, please .

    December 14 - December 16, 2017 (3 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £289 Book Now

    Discounted Sighted Price: £189 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 289 289 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 189 189 Contact us for availability

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    Two glasses of mulled wine and slices of stollen
  • The cloister of Canterbury Cathedral showing fan-vaulted detail

    What's Included

    • 2 nights accommodation at the Falstaff Inn in Canterbury
    • All breakfasts, 2 lunches & 1 dinner
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Ghost Tour
    • Local Brewery Tour
    • Canterbury Tales Experience
    A Christmas Market stall selling gifts and wares

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Thursday 14th December

Meet your tour manager from 3pm at your hotel in the centre of Canterbury. Then get to know your fellow travelers over a delicious welcome dinner at the hotel.

Following this, head out in warm clothes for a ghost tour of Canterbury’s darker side, with a blend of history, humour and haunting led by a costumed guide.

Dinner included. Overnight in Canterbury.

Friday 15th December

This morning we will follow in the footsteps of Chaucer’s pilgrims as costumed characters transport you back to a simpler time in The Canterbury Tales.  We will enjoy a hearty lunch before discovering the fascinating history and heritage of Shepherd Neame. We shall learn how hand-crafted ales and speciality lagers are brewed here on a guided tour, concluding with a tutored tasting of some local fine ales.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Canterbury

Saturday 16th December

The morning will be free to browse and shop in the intimate Christmas markets of Canterbury around Whitefriars. Next, tuck into an included festive Christmas lunch with your fellow travellers before bidding farewell and heading home.

Lunch included.