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    Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
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    Tour Canterbury

Canterbury with the Royal Academy of Music

Kent, England

  • A group of people Small group 40 or less

"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy" Ludwig van Beethoven

The historic city of Canterbury provides the ideal setting for this in-depth music-themed UK holiday, which features exclusive concert performances by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

Spend time in the Cathedral and exploring the city, and delve deeper into the works of celebrated composers during fascinating pre-concert talks by an esteemed music lecturer.

Including...

  • Cancellation rights
  • 6 meals: 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Glass of wine with all included dinners
  • Specialist lecturer
  • Local guides
  • Saga Tour Manager
  • 3 exclusive concerts and talks
  • All excursions and visits listed
  • Porterage at your hotel

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Day 1 Arrive in Canterbury

An aerial view of Canterbury

Arrive in Canterbury in the afternoon where you’ll be welcomed to your hotel accommodation with a glass of prosecco and afternoon tea and cake.

Later this afternoon there will be a pre-concert talk from your specialist lecturer before an auditorium performance by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

Dinner will be served in the Refectory after the concert. D


Day 2 Canterbury Cathedral

The Cloister of Canterbury Cathedral

The next day there will be a morning guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral that explores more than 1,400 years of history, and the close relationship between music and liturgy.

In the afternoon there will be a pre-concert talk before your second auditorium concert.

Afternoon tea and cake will be served, and later you’ll be able to enjoy the Choral Evensong in Canterbury Cathedral before dinner at your hotel accommodation. B, D


Day 3 Blue Badge walking tour

Medieval houses by the Stour River in Canterbury

Your final day in Canterbury will begin with a walking tour of the city accompanied by Blue Badge guides. As you explore the historic cobbled streets, your guide will recount the history of the city – from its Roman heritage to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Following afternoon tea and cake, there will be your final pre-concert talk before a performance by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.

Dinner will be served in the Refectory as the final day of your tour concludes. B, D


Day 4 Depart Canterbury

After breakfast you will make your way home. B


Situated in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral, this 4-star hotel accommodation enjoys a central location that makes it easy to explore the city at leisure. The lodge features a library, Campanile Garden and the Clagett Auditorium where all concerts will take place. During your stay, you’ll benefit from unlimited free entrance to the Cathedral itself during opening hours.

The 35 stylish bedrooms are equipped with a telephone, television, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

Musicians and the specialist lecturer featuring on the October departure will be confirmed at a later date.

Canterbury with the Royal Academy of Music

Kent, England