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About me & FAQ
Your Tour Guide
An informative and entertaining Blue Badge tour guide for the Heart of England, with an eye for the unusual and a knack for storytelling. I've lived in the Cotswolds for almost 20 years, in Stroud near Gloucester. An ex journalist, I have spent my life telling stories. Let me introduce you to the muffin men, cider makers, mill owners, pioneers, inventors and adventurers that lived in this unique corner of England.
This is your precious holiday, so I always aim to give memorable experiences. I look forward to guiding you.
What type of tours do you operate?
I offer both bespoke walking tours and days out on a minibus or coach for individuals or groups of any size, anywhere between Bath and the Peak District, and from the Welsh border to Oxford. For details of the main destinations I cover look at the destinations page. I also offer specific scheduled walking tours.
How long do the tours last?
Walking tours last an hour and a half to two hours. A full day lasts up to eight hours, including time for lunch and any stops.
For extended tours, do I need my own transport?
You can certainly use your own transport, or I can arrange transport for you. Any transport I arrange will come with a driver.
Where do the tours start and finish?
For Scheduled walking tours see the individual tour for the start point. Bespoke tours can start wherever is easiest for you. For example, I could meet you at your hotel in London or locally, at a train station or at the start point of the tour.
Do I need to bring my own food?
That is entirely up to you but I can recommend restaurants and cafes to eat at.
How much advance notice do I need to give?
The more the better, but I will always try to help.
How much does it cost?
That depends on the tour. Scheduled walking tours are £12pp. My daily rate for guiding a bespoke tour is £280 per day or £170 per half day, excluding any additional expenses such as your entrance fees or lunch. For a bespoke tour contact me for a quote.
How do I pay?
Direct bookings by individuals or groups: For walking tours either pay me in advance via paypal or bank transfer, or on the day. For bespoke coach tours I take payment in advance. For scheduled walks book direct via Eventbrite.
Tour companies: Payment by invoice.
What happens if I need to cancel?
My cancellation terms are described here.