How to Book
Please contact me first to discuss your requirements and to check my availability. All my tours are very flexible – you can create your own combination of destinations, or you might only wish to go to one place. Anything is possible – almost!
Once we have agreed an itinerary and price, you can pay by credit card, Paypal account, bank transfer or, if you are booking at short notice, cash. Additional information about methods of payment, and important terms & conditions, can be found below under Terms & Conditions.
Prices of Popular Tours
The prices below are for my most popular tours – please contact me for others. NB All prices are per tour, not per person. Entrances, lunches, and any public transport costs, are NOT included.
Guiding Fees for Walking & Public Transport Tours
For guiding tours on foot, by public transport, or for coach groups, my fees are £180 for up to 4 hours, and £290 for a full day. The same fees apply to Museum Highlights tours in London. Entrance tickets, lunches, and any public transport costs are NOT included. A small credit card fee may apply.
Driver-Guiding Fees for Tours by Car
Below is a list of some of the most popular tours. The fee is inclusive of car (for up to 6 passengers) and guide, but entrance tickets and lunches are NOT included. Hours are also listed, to give you some indication of what the price will be if you wish to create your own combination of visits.
- London Walking & Public Transport Tour, 4 hours, £180
- London Walking & Public Transport Tour, 8 hours, £290
- London Highlights by Car, 4 hours from £400
- London Highlights by Car, 8 hours from £555
- London Museum & Gallery tours, from £180, maximum 15 people
Windsor or Hampton Court Palace Tours
- Windsor Castle, 5 hours, from £450
- Hampton Court Palace, 5 hours, from £450
- Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace, 9 hours, from £590
- Windsor Castle & Stonehenge, 10 hours, from £695
- Windsor Castle & Oxford, 9 hours, from £675
- Just Stonehenge, 6 hours, from £580
- Stonehenge & Windsor Castle, 10 hours, from £695
- Stonehenge & Salisbury or Winchester, 9 hours, from £685
- Stonehenge & Avebury Prehistoric tour, 10 hours, from £740
- Stonehenge & Bath, 11 hours, from £800
- Just Oxford, 6 hours, from £530
- Oxford & Windsor Castle or Waddesdon Manor, 9 hours, from £645
- Oxford & Blenheim Palace, 9 hours, from £660
- Oxford & the Cotswolds, from 9 hours, from £690
- Oxford & Stratford or Warwick Castle via the Cotswolds, 10 hours, from £735
The Cotswolds Tours
- Cotswold Villages, 9 hours, from £690
- Cotswold Houses & Gardens, 10 hours, from £730
- The Cotswolds & Blenheim Palace, 9 hours, from £690
- The Cotswolds & Oxford, from 9 hours, from £690
- “Downton Abbey” – Cotswold film locations & Highclere Castle, 9 hours, from £690
- The Cotswolds & Bath, 10 hours, from £785
Stratford upon Avon & Warwick Castle Tours
- Stratford & Warwick Castle, 10 hours, from £735
- Stratford & Oxford via the Cotswolds, 10 hours, from £735
- Stratford & Coughton Court garden, 10 hours from £765
- Stratford & Blenheim Palace, 10 hours from £735
- Warwick Castle & Oxford, 10 hours, from £735
- Salisbury & Stonehenge, 9 hours, from £685
- Salisbury & Wilton House & garden, 9 hours, from £685
- Salisbury & Mottisfont House & garden, 9 hours, from £685
- Salisbury & Stourhead Landscape Garden, 10 hours, from £730
- Salisbury & the Heale Garden, 8 hours, from £650
- Canterbury & Dover Castle, 9 hours, from £675
- Canterbury & Leeds Castle, 9 hours, from £645
- Canterbury & Hever Castle, 9 hours from £650
- Canterbury & Chartwell, 9 hours from £650
- Canterbury & the Salutation Garden, 9 hours from £675
- Just Bath, from 8 hours, from £680
- Bath & Stonehenge or Salisbury, 11 hours, from £800
- Bath & the Cotswolds, 10 hours, from £785
- Bath & Avebury Stone Circle, 10 hours, from £770
- Bath & Abbey House garden, 10 hours, from £770
- Bath & Bowood House & garden, 11 hours, from £770
- Cambridge, 7 hours, from £575
- Cambridge & Ely Cathedral, 9 hours, from £675
- Cambridge & Anglesey Abbey Winter Gardens, 9 hours, from £675
Houses, gardens etc
- Chartwell & Hever Castle, 9 hours, from £630
- Leeds Castle & Chartwell or Hever Castle, 9 hours, from £630
- One of – Leeds Castle, Hever Castle or Chartwell, 5-6 hours, from £510
- Sissinghurst & Great Dixter gardens, 9 hours, from £675
- Sissinghurst garden, 6 hours, from £520
- Knole & Sissinghurst, 9 hours, from £675
- Houses & Gardens of Kent & Sussex, from 9 hours, from £675
- Henry Moore’s home & studios, 6 hours, from £500
- Jane Austen in Chawton, Steventon & Winchester, 9 hours, from £675
- Hidcote Manor & Kiftsgate Court gardens, from 9 hours, from £730
- Blenheim Palace and gardens & the Cotswolds, 9 hours, from £690
- Cambridgeshire Winter Gardens, 9 hours, from £675
- Arundel Castle, “The Collector Earl’s Garden” & Brighton, 9 hours, from £675
- The Landscapes of Artist John Constable, 9 hours, from £680
- The Bloomsbury Group in Sussex, 9 hours, from £675
- Prices are from London.
- Prices are per vehicle, NOT per person.
- Prices INCLUDE my services as driver-guide, and vehicle expenses eg parking.
- Prices DO NOT INCLUDE your entrance fees and meals.
- Transfers and tours from airports and cruise or ferry terminals can be arranged upon request.
- Extra hours £75/hr.
- Extended/longer tours, up to 150 miles and 8hrs per day, daily fee £620.
- Where not provided on longer tours, guide’s accommodation allowance £130 per night.
Terms & Conditions
- A 10% non-refundable deposit secures the booking.
- Unless otherwise agreed, full payment is due 4 weeks in advance.
- You can pay securely online with a credit card.
- You can pay through your Paypal account, or with a credit card through Paypal without having an account.
- You can phone me with your credit card details.
- You can make a direct bank transfer.
- If you are booking at very short notice, cash is acceptable.
Cancellation charges will depend on my ability to find other tour bookings, but below is a guide to maximum charges. If I am able to find other bookings for the dates that you have cancelled, I will make fuller refunds. It is strongly recommended that you have travel insurance that covers cancellation, as well as appropriate medical cover.
- If you cancel more than 14 days in advance, a full refund will be made less expenses.
- If you cancel less than 14 days in advance, a charge of 50% of my guiding fee will be made, plus expenses, before making a refund.
- If you cancel less than 7 days in advance, a charge of 75% of my guiding fee will be made, plus expenses, before making a refund.
- If you cancel less than 48 hours in advance, no refund will be made.