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We run private tours, which means that your tour is run exclusively for you and your group, with no other strangers, or public tours, which anybody can join.
Tour prices can be seen on each respective tour page. We will contact you via email to confirm your place on a tour, and no tours are confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from us. We require payment for tours in advance of the tour start date. Please see each respective tour page for what is included in the tour price.
British weather. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and sometimes it’s both at the same time. The point is that it’s constantly changing, so we can always count on a change for the better! We will run our tours in wind, rain or shine, but will always adjust itineraries to ensure you have the most enjoyable experience possible. For this reason, we only run our hiking tours from March until October. That said, if you want a truly authentic trip around Britain, embracing good and bad weather is very much part of the package!
We can help you arrange your train travel to our tour meeting points. All of the stations we use have direct train links to and from London as well as most major cities in Britain, so it easy for you to get to us, no matter where you are coming from.
If necessary, at the end of your private tour, we will drop you back at the station before your scheduled train departure, so as to ensure you have enough time to catch your return train.
Where necessary, transport on tours is by people-carrier or minibus, depending on the number in your group. The vehicles we use are of a high standard and have enough space for one large suitcase and one piece of hand luggage per person.
Sometimes car travel is along narrow, winding roads in the hills or mountains. If you are prone to travel sickness, please let us know in advance and bring the necessary medication. Please also be aware that some of our tours involve boat trips and may not be suitable for those with motion sickness.
We like to offer the best available British food on our tours, but please let us know if you would prefer to eat Chinese food and we will do our best to accommodate. Specific dietary requirements can also be accommodated for if we are notified at the time of booking.
In Britain we have a saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, and so we always allow at least one hour for it. On our tours, breakfast times will vary depending on the accommodation you choose, but we generally aim to set off on our day of touring at 9am, and sometimes as early as 8am on our hiking tours, which means breakfast will usually be taken between 7am and 9am.
What you have for breakfast is largely up to you, most of our accommodation choices offer a Western breakfast selection, but some can provide Chinese breakfast options with advance notice.
Lunch and dinner meal times will vary from tour to tour, but we generally aim to eat lunch at 12pm or 1pm, and dinner at 6pm or 7pm. You always have the option of eating with or without your guide, and he/she is expected to cover their own costs (with the exception of picnics which are made for the guide and group to enjoy together). Should you choose to eat with your guide, they will book a local restaurant in advance and can point out some great regional dishes to try. Should you choose to dine alone as a group, your guide can recommend the best places to eat, and you are free to explore independently. Of course if you would like to have Chinese food, we can also show you to the nearest Chinese restaurant if there is one in the area.