The primary aim of Tours of the Realm is to offer guests a very relaxed and informal way to discover the wealth of rural, cultural and historical gems that are to be seen throughout Great Britain and Ireland . To that end, I normally create itineraries based on clients' specific interests, the regions that they would like to visit, the time when they are available to travel and, of course, their accommodation budget. As a result I do not mix parties, but prefer to offer an exclusive service to individual clients.
I would like to stress that I am not an historical guide, but a fully licensed driver with a great enthusiasm for showing visitors round the lovely British countryside. I give a general historical, architectural, geographical and social overview of the places clients have chosen to visit. This type of touring is both friendly and safe and is, therefore, ideal for those who wish to relax and enjoy the sights at a leisurely pace, in extra comfort and with a much greater degree of flexibility and personal attention than can perhaps be given to larger groups.
Please note tours to near Continental Europe, starting from the UK only, and to Ireland are also available - full package rates are available upon demand.
Private guided tours for between1-3 passengers. (Whilst I am licensed to carry 4 passengers, please 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.
Itineraries created and accommodation arranged, following full consultation with each client, to reflect their personal interests, pace and budget
The owner is an 'Advanced' Driver and member of the Association of Professional Chauffeurs and will personally greet you on arrival and act as your host/chauffeur for the duration of hire
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.
A warm and friendly welcome is always assured by Tours of the Realm, please browse through the many testimonials from happy and satisfied visitors from around the world.