A guided tour is the perfect way to learn more about a city, and we have plenty available for you to choose from. Whether you want a whistle-stop-tour, you're looking for a family-friendly tour, you love being in nature or have a special interest in the Medieval period, there are plenty of tours to choose from.

Keep reading for an overview of the tours available to book with VisitColchester, and find your perfect guided walk!

Camulodunum to Colchester Guided Tour

Our most frequent and popular tour is the Camulodunum to Colchester guided walking tour. While you may know Colchester's Roman history, do you know about the other events that have shaped the city?

Led by experienced and fully qualified city guides, it's perfect for first-time visitors and long-term locals looking to learn more about this great city. The walking tour begins at the Visitor Information Centre and proceeds through the city centre, and you'll learn fun trivia, hear lost stories and see historic streets as you progress.

The Camulodunum to Colchester Tour runs every Saturday at 11am, and also Bank Holiday Monday (26th August) at 2pm.

COL - Gallery Image - Sealed Knot outside Castle

While you won't see these fellows, you'll hear stories from Colchester's rich history along the way.

Medieval and Tudor Colchester Guided Tou​r

A castle, a priory, an abbey, numerous churches, and even the lanes we walk along; they date from the Medieval and Tudor periods. You might not realise just how impactful these time period were, so get ready to find out on the Medieval and Tudor Colchester Guided Tour on July 13th at 2pm.

You might even learn something about the unassuming buildings you pass everyday! Join your guide on July 13th to discover this fascinating time in Colchester's history.

Daily Guided Tours at Colchester Castle

If you're already planning to visit the historic Colchester Castle, you might enjoy one of their tours.

Not only will you venture down to the foundations of the Temple of Claudius, one of the most notable buildings targeted in the Boudiccan revolt, but you'll also travel up the Great Stairs to the Castle roof, where you'll see an unrivalled view of the city.

These tours run on the hour in the afternoon and can be booked on arrival with the front desk. The tour is not included with Castle entry and must be purchased separately, but it's definitely worth it!

A large brick Castle photographed from a corner with a brick rotunda and tree growing from the roof clearly visible in the foreground.The imposing Colchester Castle stands on the ruins of one of the most important buildings destroyed in Boudicca's Revolt: The Temple of Cladius.

Leafy Lexden

Just beyond the City centre, you'll find Lexden. This historic and beautiful part of Colchester is now home to popular restaurants and many beautiful houses, but dates all the way back to the Domesday Book, where it first appeared as 'Lexden Hundred'.

Join us for the 'Leafy Lexden' tour on Saturday 27th July at 2pm to explore this unique part of Colchester.

Become a Colchester History Explorer

Come along to play a fun game of I-Spy around the city, learning about some of Colchester's amazing, funny and sometimes gruesome history!

The 'Become a Colchester History Explorer' tour is suitable for children up to the age of 11, and perfect for families with little ones. Our friendly and engaging tour guide can't wait to help you learn more about Colchester.

There are two of these tours running over the summer, on Wednesday 31st July and Friday 30th August at 11am.

Delightful Dedham

Pull on your walking boots to explore beautiful Dedham set in the heart of Constable Country. Discover the village architecture, links to John Constable, and it's magnificent "wool" church. This nature-driven tour takes place on Saturday 10th August at 2pm.

Not only is the village architecture visually interesting, but the Dedham Vale is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so don't hesitate to extend your time in the village beyond the tour to see everything on offer.

A couple are rowing a boat down a river in the picturesque countrysideWhile you're in the area, you might have time to enjoy a leisurely boat trip down the River Stour!

With the exception of the Colchester Castle tour, which must be booked with the admissions desk, all tours can be booked in advance by using our online booking system or calling the Visitor Information Centre on 01206 282920.