20210102-_DSF1249_edited.jpg
Itineraries
download (1).jfif

Bristol Walking Tour

All year round

Take a private walking tour for a group of up to 16 people and be introduced to the world famous maritime city of Bristol.
From:

£150

saltashbridges.jpg

Gateway to Cornwall

1 April - 30 September

Experience the dramatic gateway to Cornwall at Saltash where two bridges span the River Tamar which separates Devon and Cornwall.
From:

£15

Roman Exeter

1 April - 30 October

In Ad 55 the Second Roman Legion set up a fortress north of the River Exe. The Romans called this settlement Isca and it formed the modern-day city of Exeter.
From:

£25

315x281 Nick & Mary (25).jpg

Colchester’s Horrible History

All year round

Join Castle Gaolers on this entertaining walking tour of Colchester - But beware, as this is the story of Colchester with all the nice bits taken out!  It is a tale of death and disease, murder and execution, war and riot, witchcraft and burnings, and not forgetting a few ghosts thrown in for good measure. 
From:

£10

315x281 Dedham Church(26).jpg

Dedham’s Art and Ancestry Walking Tour

All year round

Join John Constable’s sister Martha, and her husband, Nathaniel as they take you around the village where our famous artist went to school. See the places that would have been familiar to Constable and hear about the characters that have lived here over the years. 
From:

£10

The Rise and Fall of Hertford Castle

1 April - 30 October

This tour charts the rise of Hertford Castle from fortress to royal palace and its subsequent demise only to be remodelled as a gracious gentleman’s residence. The castle has a fascinating history and has been a fortress, royal palace, gaol and school to name just a few of its uses. 
From:

£25

HertfordCastle 04.JPG

Gorgeous Georgians and Regency Rakes!

01 April - 30 October

The Georgian period in Hertford was full of colourful characters, libertines and rakes. There were highwaymen, a prison reformer, poets, artists and eccentric aristocrats to name just a few.  Our walk explores this lively period in Hertford’s history.
From:

£10

Barbican.jpg

Privateers, Pioneers, Pilgrims and Liberators

Unknown

A walk which starts and ends at the Barbican, Plymouth’s historic Elizabethan seaport, on streets, many of which would still be recognisable to Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh and the ship’s company of the Mayflower.
From:

£15

Historic Plymouth Walking Tour

1 June- 30 September

This walking tour will give you a fascinating history of this remarkable place, with many of the original buildings from the 15th and 16th Centuries still standing. This is a tour which will inspire and enthrall and is not to be missed.
From:

£12

Picture1.jpg

The Best of Bath

All year round

Be introduced to the World Heritage City of Bath by the UK's only qualified tourist guides. The walking tour is informative, interesting, entertaining, and historically correct!
From:

£6

Exeter Walk (87).JPG

Exeter Castle & Cathedral

1 April - 30 November

Discover Exeter’s rich history, quirky corners and events that encouraged it to develop into the small vibrant city we know today. Explore the cathedral close, medieval streets and hidden gem of Rougemont Gardens.
From:

£15

Commerce, Pleasure & Piracy

1 April - 30 November

Enjoy a walk in the lovely seaside port of Ilfracombe on Devon’s rocky North Coast: hidden coves and hideaways, seaside architecture and a quirky holiday culture with fascinating stories of mariners, pirates, explorers, wartime heroes and pleasure seeking visitors.
From:

£15

dreamstime_xs_11712525 baths 315 281 (1)

From Bathers to Bombers

All year round

What a fantastic place to spend a break!  Bathe in naturally hot springs and indulge in a beauty treatment or two.  After pop into one of the many local eateries for fabulous food, take a stroll amongst honey-coloured buildings, try some retail therapy and later take in a show.
From:

£65

The Mayflower Steps.jpg

Discovering the Original Plymouth

All year round

I’ll share with you some of the classic 1950's architecture of the rebuilt city of Plymouth UK, what remains of the medieval old town around Sutton Harbour and the scenic grandeur of the expanse of Plymouth Hoe, with stories about shipwrecks, ‘free trading’ and Elizabethan seafarers.
From:

£12

Radicals, Rebels and Dissenters

1 April - 30 October

This walk explores Hertford's rich history of religious dissent, radical politics and rowdy elections. This tradition stretches back to the Middle Ages and the Peasants Revolt. Hear about Oliver Cromwell and the less well-known revolt or mutiny of roundhead soldiers in the Civil War. 
From:

£10

Kingswear.jpg

Crusaders, Pilgrims & Liberators

25 June - 29 October

Begin with a walk around historic Dartmouth, visit buildings dating back to the 14th century and learn of the historic voyages which sailed from here. Discover the stunning scenery of magnificent Start Bay in the South Hams of Devon.
From:

£45

pednvounder.jpg

Cornish Roots 'Cousin Jacks'

19 May & Wednesday 23 June

On the far south western tip of Britain, bathed in the mild waters of the Gulf Stream, mineral-rich Cornwall has drawn visitors for Millennia: the Romans came to trade for tin two thousand years ago; marauding Vikings plundered the coasts and from the 1800’s generations of miners emigrated taking their culture and expertise with them. They were known as ‘Cousin Jacks’.
From:

£8

Jewish Canterbury Connections

All year round

On this tour you will walk in the steps of the Jews coming with the Normans at the end of the 11th Century to Canterbury. Subject only to the king, the Norman Castle would be a regular place the medieval Jewish community of Canterbury would have dealings, in good or in bad times.
From:

£210

Folkestone T Firth.jpg

Fashionable Folkstone under Fire

All year round

This is a leisurely guided walk through Folkestone. Folkestone is a seaside resort made fashionable by the Victorians, which found itself at the forefront of two of the worst conflicts in the history of mankind. In both world wars it played a very important role. Our Folkestone walk is a story about despair and courage, about parting and reuniting, about bombardments and shelling, about loss and survival.
From:

£15

Plymouth Port of Departure (3).jpg

Plymouth, Port of Departure

1 April - 30 November

Enjoy breathtaking views of Plymouth Sound and waterfront whilst strolling across Plymouth Hoe.
See Sir Francis Drake’s statue and the Armada Memorial with stories of exploration, discovery and heroism. Visit cobbled streets around Sutton Harbour and the Barbican’s Elizabethan buildings familiar to the Pilgrim Fathers, who stayed here before journeying to the ‘New World’ on the Mayflower’.
From:

£15

Castles, Clippers & Cream Teas

1 April - 30 November

Walk around Pendennis Headland with its historic castle that has defended the entrance to Falmouth’s picturesque natural harbour for many centuries. Enjoy sweeping views of the gentle Cornish coast and picturesque Roseland peninsula.  Circle Falmouth Bay flanked by golden beaches and gardens with exotic plants and palms and sample local fare by choosing to indulge in a cream tea. Jam first of course!
From:

£15

Poldark's Tin Coast Botallack & Levant

Poldark's Tin Coast

1 April - 30 November

Be immersed in heritage as you walk the South West Coast Path between the Botallack and Levant mines, UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage Sites. Discover and explore unique mine buildings, a well-preserved arsenic works and locations used in the filming of ‘Poldark’. Enjoy the beauty of Cornwall’s rugged ‘Tin Coast’, watch for choughs chattering above, and marvel at the feats of our ancestors on a guided walk with your local Cornish guide.
From:

£15

Historic Dartmouth Walk.JPG

Historic Dartmouth Charming River Port

1 April - 30 November

A memorable and scenic walk around the lovely town and port of Dartmouth uncovering stories of discovery and exploration, seaborne raids, traders and great endeavour. We explore the old town’s narrow streets and stone stairs, its wharfs, castles and the wonderful views across the estuary and out to sea.
From:

£15

Walk Portreath World Heritage Port

1 April - 30 November

Discover lesser-known corners of Portreath, Cornish Mining World Heritage Site once Georgian spa, bustling Victorian port and now small resort on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast. Explore the harbour, village and beach on a walk with your local Cornish Blue Badge Guide. 
From:

£15

Image 1.jpg

Kings, Castles, Sailors and Spices

1 April - 30 November

Portsmouth, The Waterfront City, has played a central part in Britain’s maritime and naval history. Stories of Kings, Queens, war and peace, conquest and trade across the Globe are all there to be told.  We discover the links great personalities such Richard I and Henry VIII, Nelson and Eisenhower had with Portsmouth and enjoy engaging with literary figures such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dickens and Jane Austen who lived or wrote about the city.
From:

£15

Kent1.jpg

Quaint and Quirky Medieval Kent

Unknown

A warm welcome to Sandwich which has welcomed Kings and Queens, Archbishops, and Merchants, Migrants and settlers since the earliest of times. You will learn of our battle with the fickle sea, and how we have re-invented ourselves many times. We wander through churchyards and secret passages to the quayside and back to the historic centre of Sandwich via (arguably) the longest row of timber-framed houses to be found anywhere in England.
From:

£210

dartmouth.jpg

Dartmouth Heritage Tour

Unknown

Dartmouth is one of Devon’s hidden gems, a ‘piece of heaven in Devon’ and is steeped in maritime history dating back a thousand years. It has featured in the Crusades, the triangular trade with America and Europe, was the location of the Speedwell repairs when sailing alongside the Mayflower to The New World, and latterly it played an important role the Second World War.  
From:

£8

DMO ads (4).png

Mayflower Pilgrim Footsteps & Roots Road Trip

1 April - 30 November

On this Mayflower Roots and Footsteps road trip trail, you can choose your own voyage of discovery and decide where to begin your own story, following the trail to the places that interest you most, with our self-guided tour, maps and app.
From:

£29

DMO ads (2).png

American Roots in the Heart of England Road Trip

Unknown

Uncover the inspirational landscapes and the stories behind them, that stirred and motivated internationally celebrated poets, painters, and composers. Discover artists revered on both sides of the Atlantic and beyond in this fascinating celebration of American Roots in the Heart of England. Based around Cotswolds, Gloucestershire & Worcestershire.
From:

£29

Guiding
The British Guild of Tourist Guides offer walking tours, themed tours, visits to museums and galleries, and tours by private cars, all with entertaining, reliable and professional guides.
 
The British Guild of Tourist Guides is the national membership organisation for Blue Badge Tourist Guides throughout Britain and offer knowledge and expertise to bring the destination to life.​ Please find more information on guided tours developed for you to reconnect with the highlighted destinations.
 
The Institute of Tourist Guiding is a professional membership organisation which is committed to developing, maintaining and promoting professional standards in tourist guiding.