Tours of the Realm offers transfers between the Ports of Dover & Southampton, London Heathrow, Gatwick & Stansted airports and hotels in central London
We are able to offer a choice of three options:
DIRECT TRANSFER between the Ports of Dover & Southampton, London Heathrow, Gatwick & Stansted airports and hotels in central London for 2 people with cruise luggage
TRANSFER WITH CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR for up to 2 passengers with cruise luggage. These tours normally start with a short distance on the motorway and then take us into lovely countryside, through old and historic villages with picturesque houses, ancient churches and beautiful gardens. Cross-country tours allow the time for lunch (or dinner, depending on your arrival time), rest stops and photo opportunities. However, if there is somewhere in particular you wish to visit en route, then I am happy to be as flexible as possible given the 6-7 hour time frame available to us.
FULL DAY TOURS (or more), followed by transfer to departure airport/cruise terminal for up to 2 passengers with cruise luggage.
Direct Transfer prices start at £295 and Full Day Tour prices start at £350. A final price will be quoted when calculated on exact itinerary.
All the transfer options include:
- Personal "Meet and Greet" service by fully licensed owner/driver who is a fully qualified Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists
- No-smoking policy
- Parking charges at the airport/cruise terminal
- London Congestion charge, if applicable
- All fuel and parking expenses
- All motor insurance costs
The cross-country tour also includes:
- Countryside sightseeing
- Opportunities to stop and browse and take photos
- Driver's meal expenses
The full-day tour also includes:
- Any meals or refreshments
- Entrance into any attractions
- Overnight accommodation, if required
Additional time, if required, may be arranged at £45 per hour, either at the time of booking or on the day. This is subject to availability and applies to the cross-country and direct transfers only.
LONG DISTANCE TOURING
This is the ideal solution for cruise passengers wishing to take the opportunity to explore rural and historic Britain by adding a few days ashore at the beginning or end of their seafaring vacation. Rates and availability may be obtained on request.
I drive a top of the range Volkswagen Passat Estate. It is fully air-conditioned, offers generous interior space, has luxurious leather seats, great visibility and can safely venture through the pretty little country lanes and tiny backroads that regular tour buses are unable to negotiate.
note that for your greatest comfort, I restrict the number of passengers to 3 adults when delivering Day Tours or 2 adults when travelling or transferring with luggage. The number of bags that can be accommodated is 2 large suitcases and 2 small carry on bags as well as purses and coats.
Please be aware that if I feel the luggage weight or size is so excessive it risks overloading the vehicle and making it unsafe for travel, I retain the right to refuse to take that which will not fit in comfortably and safely, and the transfer of the same will be at your additional cost.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT
Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis (the courtesy of first refusal being offered in the event that a second enquiry is received). 20% of the full tour price must be paid for at the time of booking to secure my services. The full balance of the tour, plus any additional expenses will be due 60 days prior to the start of the tour. The balance must be paid no later than 60 days before the start date of the tour, failure to do so will result in the booking being cancelled and the deposit paid being forfeited. I accept most credit cards on the secure payment page of my website; alternatively payment may be made either by automatic bank transfer or bank draft.
LINKS TO LOCAL ACCOMODATION AND INFORMATION
White Cliffs Country
Lenox House B&B
Canterbury Cathedral Lodge
White Cliffs Hotel
Wallett's Court Hotel
The White House Canterbury
The House of Agnes, Canterbury
The Linen Shed, Faversham
The Marquis at Alkham
Field Green Oast B&B
Chilston Park Hotel