Book a Private Tour

Discover Colchester's history with an expert guide 

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 Colchester Town Guide. We run regular public tours on Saturdays throughout the year, but if you have a larger group you may find it more suitable to book a private tour on a date and time of your choosing.

What does a tour of Colchester cover? 

Many customers booking a private tour choose to take our standard tour; Camulodunum to Colchester. This covers 2000 years of history in Colchester and a general overview of the city through the age, however our tour guides have a range of interests and specialities, and are always up for a challenge, so (within reason) we can can tailor a tour to the interests of you group; Roman Colchester and The Siege of Colchester are popular themes. 

Guided tours of Dedham and Constable Country

We have a small number of guides who are able to provide walking tours of Dedham and Constable Country. Get in touch to find out more.

Tours for families, children or school groups

Although our standard tours are suitable for the whole family, we can also offer special tours designed especially for children. These can range from fun history tours focusing on Colchester's gruesome past (think Horrible Histories), to education tours covering themes such as Roman Colchester or The Siege of Colchester 

How long does a tour of Colchester last? 

The standard tour lasts approximately 1hr 45 minutes and the time for custom tours may vary. For longer tours there may be an additional charge 

How much does a tour of Colchester cost? 

A private tour of Colchester has a starting price of £70 for up to 10 people. Additional people are charged at the standard rate of £7 per adult and £4.00 per child.

Please note that for groups significantly over 20 people it may be easier to split into two separate parties with two different guides. There is no extra charge if the group needs to be split.

Guides for Coach Parties

Whilst we are happy to provide guides to lead walking tours for your coach party, unfortunately we cannot provide guides to join your group on the coach as you travel.