Yvonne Leach

Profile updated 18/07/18

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South East England



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Based just 20 minutes from Dover's Cruise Terminal and ferry port/and the same from Canterbury, I have endless enthusiasm for our unique history, set against the dramatic White Cliffs coastline with pretty rural villages and glorious countryside. I specialise in fun, off-beat, special-interest itineraries throughout Kent and Sussex. My background is in Tour Operations, Event Management and Corporate Hospitality. I am also a Lecturer in Travel&Tourism Management, and accredited Trainer for the Institute of Tourist Guiding. I enjoy study tours, and creating itineraries linked to curricula. For me, nothing is more satisfying than welcoming visitors to 'my home', peeping behind the scenes, and sharing some of the many secrets of 'The Gateway to, and Garden of England ' Specialisms include Dover and White Cliffs Country, Sandwich, and Canterbury, where I am also an accredited guide for Canterbury Cathedral.

Personal Interests:

Canterbury and The Garden of England
Dover and The Gateway to England
Smugglers&Spectres -Romney Marsh, Rye and Pluckley
Maritime England and The Cinque Ports
Sandwich walking tour

Special Interests:

Conferences & Incentives

Organising and working in meetings,conferences and events(including weddings in Italy) and planning/guiding incentive programmes in UK

Folklore & Traditions

Themed and off-beat tours in Kent and Sussex, including May Day, Christmas and much myth and legend !

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

Bewitched and Most Haunted - That's Kent.. Star-crossed lovers,grisly murders, and murky mysterious mayhem...

Maritime Britain

Explore The Invasion Coast, The Cinque Ports, and our coast from the Roman landings to the Channel Tunnel and beyond.

Food & Drink

Discover why Kent is known as 'The Garden of England' Try the local produce, learn how to make Kentish Hodgkin, and sample the locally brewed beers and wines. Coach and walking tours on a food and food history theme.

History & Prehistory

Looking at the history of Kent is like looking at British history through the wrong end of a microscope, a Bronze age boat & Iron age Hill forts through to the 21st century. Fun ! - but can be geared to curriculum.

Britain Today

Universities, Commerce, Business Links, Training opportunities, farming, food and fashion.. Kent and Sussex of the 21st Century

Additional Qualifications:

MITG Cert-Ed

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