Tours & Sightseeing in Colchester

One of the best ways to find out about the dramatic events that have taken place in Colchester is to take a guided walking tour led by a qualified Town Guide.

Join a Historic Guided Walking Tour of Colchester Town Centre, or book onto one of our Themed Tours to discover a special side of Colchester's past.

For groups and school visits, book your own private tour with one of our qualified Guides!

Guided Walking Tours

Guided Tours of Colchester

Camulodunum to Colchester

Regular weekly guided walking tours of Colchester run from the Visitor Information centre between March and December departing every Saturday at 11am, with additional 2pm tours on Bank Holiday Mondays.

These “Camulodunum to Colchester” tours, led by a qualified guide, take you on a 90minute walk through the town centre, introducing you to the town’s history from the Romans until today.

Places are limited on these tours so booking is advised. 

Adults £4.30
Children (aged 5 -15 years) £3.10

Book a place

Themed Tours In Colchester

Guided Walking Tours on specific themes run throughout the year, led by Blue Badge Guides. These tours give special insight into the details of Colchester's history and can be on such diverse topics such as the Romans, the Siege of Colchester, and places surrounding the town of particular importance. Watch out for the special Bloodcurdling Colchester tour every Halloween!

See all theme tours

 

Book A Private Guided Tour

Guided Tours

Private tours can be booked through the Visitor Information Centre and are encouraged for parties of ten or more. The tour can be tailored to suit your requirements, both in terms of content and accessibility.

We have a limited number of French and German speaking guides.

Please contact the Visitor Information Centre with details of the tour you wish to book. Please include:

Date and time of the tour (tours usually last 1h30)
Number on the tour, and whether participants are adults (16+) or children (4 - 16 years old)
Contact details (Name, Phone, Email, and Name of organisation if relevant)
Any special requirements.

The team at the VIC will then book a Blue Badge Guide at your convenience. Private tours usually need to be booked at least a month in advance.

More Tours

Pick up a self-guided tour book

Heritage Trail Self Guided Tour
Self-Guided tour books can be purchased at the Visitor Information centre for £2.50 and highlight many of the key attractions in Colchester Town Centre.

They are particularly useful for navigating around the maze-like alleys of the Dutch Quarter, ensuring you don't miss any of the sights this fascinating area has in store.

All Upcoming Walks and Tours

Bat Walk

Bat Walk

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Guided Bat Walk around Castle Park.

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Roman Circus Centre

Roman Circus Guided Tour

Sat 1 Jul 2017

Guided Tours of Colchester's Roman Circus and Visitor Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Heritage Tour with Sir Bob Russell

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Former MP and current High Steward of Colchester Sir Bob Russell hosts an entertaining tour of the town.

Castle Park Trees

Tree Tour

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Guided walk through the trees in Castle Park

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Wed 5 Jul 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Roman Circus Centre

Roman Circus Guided Tour

Sat 8 Jul 2017

Guided Tours of Colchester's Roman Circus and Visitor Centre

LEXDEN SPRINGS LOCAL NATURE RESERVE

Lexden Springs Local Nature Reserve Wildlife Walk

Sun 9 Jul 2017

Want to know what wildlife is living in Lexden Springs Nature Reserve ? Join the Ranger to discover more. Bring Field Guides, ID books or binoculars if you have them. Family Activity.

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Wed 12 Jul 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Roman Circus Centre

Roman Circus Guided Tour

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Guided Tours of Colchester's Roman Circus and Visitor Centre

Roman Colchester

Uncovering Roman Colchester: Guided Walk

Sat 15 Jul 2017

Follow in the footsteps of the Emperor Claudius and Queen Boudica as you discover Colchester's fascinating Roman history.

Tree Trail

Highwoods Country Park Tree Trail

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Ranger-led walk around High Woods Country Park.

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Wed 19 Jul 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Roman Circus Centre

Roman Circus Guided Tour

Sat 22 Jul 2017

Guided Tours of Colchester's Roman Circus and Visitor Centre

Camulodunum to Colchester

From Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Walking Tour

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Guided Tour through the Town Centre. Meet at the Visitor Information Centre

Castle Gardens

Garden Tour

Wed 26 Jul 2017

An insight into the gardeners of Castle Park, what they do and why they do it.

Castle Park Flower Bed

The History of Castle Park - Guided Tour

Fri 28 Jul 2017

A guided tour through the ages of Castle Park