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Overnight Tours

We travel by comfortable (air-con) mini-van seating up to 8 guests, with regular complimentary snacks/cold drinks. Stops at places of interest on-route also makes for a relaxing journey allowing the overnight stops to be fully enjoyed.

The average day begins after breakfast, around 9 to 9.30am, and ends around 5 to 6 pm. Some days we do more, some days less, to break up the routine. Starting later or finishing earlier allows the group to enjoy that all-important 'free time' and ensures that you won't get the feeling every single moment is planned and controlled - often the very best experiences happen spontaneously!

Because you have a knowledgable driver-guide with you, there will be occasions when you wish to ask advice about adding to or altering the itinerary during the tour; and because my only priority is to give you a great tour, without trying to please others, you'll soon see how much better this style of touring is! After all, one of the main reasons people prefer to take a private tour is so that they can see what they want to see, do what they wish to do, within a well-planned, but flexible schedule.


Theme          Themed Tours          2-10 day tours

Do you belong to a family, club or society who share an interest? Why not make a specialised interest tour? Together we can create a tour based on your choice(s) of subject. How many days enjoyed is your choice. full details

Or how about a little adventure? I have some excellent activity tours - Golf, Hiking   

On the steps at Longleat House

BVT1         The Big Value Tour            2-day tour

Highlights: Hampton Court Palace Gardens, Salisbury Cathedral and town.

Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Monuments. The fine Market Town of Marlborough, the Cotswolds villages and countryside, Blenheim Park and Woodstock village, Oxford university and town...   full details     


A happy group


HOE1     The Heart of England Tour      2-day tour

Highlights: Cambridge, the American Cemetery, Princess Di's family home, Stilton, villages and small market towns ...     full details    


Rye Castle ramparts


CAS1     The 2-Day Castles of England Tour      2-day tour

Highlights: Dover Castle, Martello Tower, Rye Town, a picturesque 'secret' castle with a moat, a fine 18th century fort and finally the castle home of England's premier Duke ... some of the very best castles in England and all in just two days!     full details   

An English garden


GOE1   The Gardens of England Tour    2-day tour

Highlights:  Rousham House, Hidcote Manor, Prior Park, Tintinhull, Stourhead   ... some of the very best gardens in England - and all in just two days!    full details


High Force


YD2    Yorkshire's Dales & Moors      3-day tour

Highlights: The Bronte's home and village of Haworth. Keighley and Airedale, Malham, Grassington and Burnsall. The Dales: Nidderdale, Wensleydale, Swaledale and Wharfedale. Historic Ripon, the Charming Dales villages and towns: Middleham, Hawes, Richmond. The North York Moors National Park ... The fine medieval City of York .. full details


Across the lake at Stourhead


GOE2        Great Gardens of England      3-day tour

Highlights: Kew gardens, Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park, Stourhead and Exbury gardens, Harold Hillier, Hinton Ampner, Houghton Lodge, Leonardslee, Nymans and Sheffield Park gardens ... the very best of England!   full details


Classroom location

HP2        The Complete Harry Potter Tour        3-day tour

Highlights: London, Oxford, Wiltshire, Bath, The Cotswolds Countryside, the ancient Market town of Richmond, Yorkshire, Alnwick Castle, Northumbrian Views...    full details

Lower Slaughter


OT3      All the Cotswolds         4-day tour

Highlights:  Warwick town & castle, Stratford upon Avon and the Shakespeare properties. Cotswolds garden visit.

A full tour of the enchanting Cotswolds countryside and villages. Good antiques shopping!

Bath World Heritage City, Longleat House (or Salisbury Cathedral) and the mysteries of Stonehenge.    full details


In full bloom


GOE3        More Gardens of England        4-day tour

Highlights:  Kew gardens, Syon Park, Savill Garden. The Stourhead Estate, Mottisfont Abbey and Sir Harold Hillier garden.

Hinton Ampner, Petworth Park and Leonardslee. Nymans, Sheffield Park, and Gt. Dixter.

Scotney Castle, Hever Castle or Chartwell. A cornucopia of English gardens!   full details


Beach at St Ives


WCD3       The West Country Delights Tour        5-day tour

Highlights:  King Arthur Country and Glastonbury.

Exmoor National Park, Charming villages of Combe Martin, Clovelly, Boscombe and Tintagel.

The picturesque counties of Wiltshire, Somersetshire, Devonshire, Cornwall and Hampshire. Spectacular, beautiful coastal scenery...   full details


Fantasia otherwise known as Portmeirion


CAW4     Cotswolds and Wales      5-day tour

Highlights: The Cotswolds countryside and villages, The Royal Worcester china factory.

Snowdonia National Park and North Wales Tour including Portmeirion village. The Royal Welsh Crystal factory. The Mid Wales spa towns. The Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and South Wales landscapes.    full details


William Shakespeare's birthplace


MWE6      A Magical Week in England      7-day tour

Highlights: Winchester City and Cathedral, including Jane Austen's grave. The fine City of Salisbury and famous Cathedral, mysterious Stonehenge and 'Locksley' castle.

The unique City of Wells and the King Arthur legend at Glastonbury. The Potteries with a Wedgwood, Royal Doulton or Spode factory tour. The Peak District National Park. World-famous Sherwood Forest & Robin Hood Country.

The historic and charming University City of Oxford. Shakespeare's Stratford and the Cotswolds.   full details


York Minster from the City Walls


AWA7    The Anglo-Welsh Adventure    8-day tour

Highlights: The historic University City of Oxford. Shakespeare's Stratford-On-Avon and the charming Cotswolds villages and wonderful countryside.

Ironbridge Industrial Heritage Centre plus a Potteries tour with Wedgwood, Royal Doulton or Spode factory tour.

Robin Hood Country. The beautiful City of York. James Heriot's Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and the English Lake District - that's THREE National Parks!

The unique walled City of Chester. Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. Mid Wales Spa Towns. South Wales Heritage.The World Heritage City of Bath. Mysterious Stonehenge. Royal Windsor. full details


The cottage


LCV8     The Best of Town and Country   9-day vacation

Highlights:  A chance to combine the best of City and Country life in  one wonderful vacation. Begin by visiting London, based in a comfortable, well-located hotel with everything close by. Time to see and do what you wish. (Check out our Events and Free London pages for ideas).

Then transfer for a taste of Olde England to the wonderful Cotswolds and stay in your own 16th century cottage. It's location in an attractive market town is ideal, PLUS you can have the services of friendly local driver-guide Alan, who lives in your village, for those outings to local places of interest - and there's lots to choose from. In fact there's absolutely no need to drive at all!   full details


Giant's Causeway

Main Street


IRE8    The Emerald Isle Jaunt   9-day tour

Highlights: The bustling, modern City of Dublin. Romantic Tara Hill. The ancient Boyne Valley and the amazing mysteries of Newgrange.

The fine City of Belfast. The lovely Antrim Coast with option of a Bushmills Distillery Tour. Walk the Giant's Causeway and admire the fine historic walled City of Derry.

Drive through the atmospheric and beguiling scenery of Co. Donegal, Co. Mayo, Connemara and Co. Clare.

A couple of nights in the charming and lively little City of Galway. Sail to the Aran Island of Inishmore for a day. Visit The Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

Stay in Dingle, visit ancient churches and standing stones.

Pictureque tour of Co. Kerry and Co. Cork. Visit The Cobh Heritage Centre and kiss the stone at Blarney Castle.

Tour County Waterford with an optional stop at the Waterford Crystal Factory. Visit Wexford and stay in the charming little town of Kilkenny.    full details


The Scottish Border



GBT18   The Great British Tour    19-day tour

Highlights: Oxford University and City. Churchill's Birthplace: Blenheim Palace.

The beautiful Cotswolds and Shakespeare's Stratford-on-Avon. Ironbridge and the Industrial Revolution country. The Potteries, with visits to Wedgwood or Spode. The Robin Hood Country of Nottingham Forest.

The Ancient City of York. The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks. Hadrian's Wall and The Cheviots.

Historic Edinburgh. The Scottish Highlands - historic castles and gardens. Loch Ness - Loch Lomond - The Trossachs. The Malt Whisky Trail.

The English Lake District National Park. The unique walled city of Chester.

Wales and Snowdonia National Park. Mid Wales Spa Towns and the Industrial heritage of South Wales. The World Heritage City of Bath.

The Devonshire Coast and Exmoor National Park. Cornwall's fishing villages and tales of smugglers, to England's most southwesterly spot, Lands End. Mysterious Stonehenge. Royal Windsor town & Castle. A truly 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience!   full details