Bespoke or Tailored Made Tours
Tours can also be diverse, such as a mixture of historical, cultural, spiritual and scenic sites, going all the way from John O’Groats to Lands End (opposite ends of the UK). The idea is that you give me an idea of your ‘wish list’ or your specific interests and I will provide you with informed suggestions and a structured and detailed itinerary. All arrangements will be mediated by me and I will provide you with a service that can truly take the pain out your well-deserved vacation.
I have a real interest in the major events in British history and have gained extensive knowledge from visiting historical sites, from London sites to the lesser known but often more fascinating area of the other parts of the UK. I have a personal interest in the Arts including culinary, from West End theatres to opera, from famous works of arts to performing arts and from Michelins star restaurants to micro-breweries.
Examples of Previous Bespoke or Tailored Tours
1. Medieval cooking – How did the court of Henry VIII cook for 600 courtiers and what was on the menu
2. 1930’s Nostalgia – Let’s get dressed up in 1930’s clothes of the flapper era and dance the night away in the most romantic art deco hotel in the UK
3. Spiritual landscape and buildings– Connect with some of the most beautiful places and sceneries in England which can bring about inner change and transformation.
4. Victorian Engineering – Understand the industrial revolution and see where it happened in England with the advent of steam power, locomotion and mass production.
5. First World War 1 planes SE9a and many more at Suttleworth Collection, European Air Museum at Duxford, Spitfires and Hurricanes at the Battle of Britain Aniversary at Goodwood, Operation Dynamo at Dover Castle, nuclear bucker and operations at Broadway Tower
6. 1950's picnic by the river in Oxford and punting upstream from Maudalen Bridge to give that quintessential English experience including Pimms No.1, cut cucumber and salmon sandwiches, scones and cream tea. See the riverscape that inspired Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland
7. Travel to the most scenic part of the UK in south Devon and expereince a Tor in Dartmoor, Two Bridges Public House, Blackpool Sands on the coast at Dartmouth, a tidal road near Bigbury on Sea. My favourite part of England with it's unique cob cottages and undulated rolling hills.
8. Visit the Triump Factory and see how the motobikes are made on the factory floor together with the history of the marque.
9. Try out a traditional village fete such as Borstall Tower or Nether Winchendon with brass band, Victorian games, Pimms bar, afternoon tea, classic cars, tombola, tractor ride and raffle.
10. Experience Lady's day at Royal Ascot with picnic in the car park and a day at the racecourse
11. Visit the amazing gardens of the UK including Eden, Wisley, Hibcote, Kew and Lost Gardens of Heligan. See how the Victorians competed in rare species, ornate and sometimes, flamboyant gardens. Look at the flora garden and landscape of Capability Brown at Blenheim Palace