I can take parties of up to six people in comfort in my VW Caravelle Executive luxury minivan, which has full air-conditioning. I can also call on colleagues and friends who are Blue Badge driver guides if I am already booked. I am able to take clients on walking tours if they prefer. I particularly recommend walking tours in London to avoid the traffic.
I have a special fondness for Americans, which began when my father was a Military Attach� at the British Embassy in Washington. We did not live in the usual British enclave, but out of town in Bethesda, Maryland. Since then I have been back many times to see friends in many parts of the country, including a 10,000 mile Greyhound Bus tour of North America in my teens. One of my sons has married an American girl, become a US citizen and lives in Ann Arbor, MI with my two young grandsons. Every year I go to a variety of places in the US promoting my services.
I am an empty nester now that my three sons are in their 30s, and enjoy arranging tours away from home. I can even provide a special personal vacation planning service. I have been a member of the Executive Council of the British Guild of Tourist Guides, where my speciality was membership and arranging parties! Currently member of Benevolent Fund Committee for the Guild.
Your vacations are important to you so you want to make them as carefree and enjoyable as possible, making the most of your time to do the things you want. I appreciate this, and offer a fully tailored service to take you where you want to go, at your pace. Anticipation is very much part of the pleasure. I can help you plan your itinerary well in advance over the Internet, taking into account your particular requirements, with time to stand and stare if you want to.
During 2010, I joined Trip Advisor and several clients have been kind enough to put reviews on for me. Please feel free to visit "Alipal Private Tours" and take a little look!
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I am particularly keen on castles and palaces. Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Hever Castle,Highclere Castle and any others you might like to visit. Winston Churchill tours, which can include Chartwell, Blenheim Palace, Bladon (burial place),Churchill`s Cabinet War Rooms, Blethcley Park and more unusual haunts of his in London. The countryside, such as the Cotswolds, glorious in the spring, summer and autumn. West Country, very hilly! Wales, mountainous and beautiful. And of course London!
The Cotswolds is a beautiful part of the country. I am happy to do extended tours to there or anywhere. I am happy to help with hotels etc.
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