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Mike R.

Bristol, United Kingdom

I REGRET THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC I AM UNABLE TO CONSIDER PROVIDING GUIDED TOURS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2020 AT THE EARLIEST.

HOWEVER YOU ARE WELCOME TO MESSAGE ME AND ENQUIRE ABOUT TOURS AFTER THAT TIME.

The World Heritage City of BATH, the historic port and city of BRISTOL, ancient STONEHENGE, the picturesque COTSWOLDS; just some of the local highlights I can share with you. I am a 'top of the range' UK 'Blue Badge Guide' (see Credentials). You have the comfort and security of knowing that I am fully trained, licensed, insured and accredited with all the relevant tourism authorities.

I am a genuine 'local'. I went to school in Bath, and I have lived and worked in the area all my adult life; I was a police officer here for more than 30 years. My own travelling has included much of Europe, including some of Eastern Europe 'post-communism', 18 states of the USA (so far!), Canada east-to-west, Australia & New Zealand, India, Hong Kong and Mauritius so I know what it is like to be a visitor in unfamiliar territory!

I have published a number of suggested tours which you can book as read. Alternatively you are welcome to treat them as templates to amend to suit your requirements. Many can be adapted as SHORE EXCURSIONS from cruise ships docked in Bristol, Southampton or Portland/Weymouth. Please note that prices quoted assume pick-up and drop-off is local to Bath/Bristol.

All tours are private, exclusive and personal. My local knowledge and contacts allow us to cut corners so that you can concentrate on the "must-do's" instead of wasting precious time plodding through brochures, schedules, literature and websites, and of course there is always the possibility of doing something special or 'out of the ordinary'. I promise that you will leave with happy memories, lots of photos to show people at home, and stories to tell your family and friends! Don't take my word for it - check out my Feedback History.

Feel free to 'message' me if you have any questions - without obligation.
I look forward to hearing from you.

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A Recent Review of this guide

We reached out to Mike to customize a tour that included Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath and a beautiful drive through the small villages and to see the Cherwell Horse. He was exceedingly responsive to our requests and organized a trip that all of us: my husband, myself and our two boys 15 and 16 -- thought was the best part of our visit to England. Our day started out early, which was perfect to see Stonehenge before the tour buses. Our driver, Mark was fantastic -- prompt, safe and so courteous, thank you!!!
Marin Stanek

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Credentials

*UK "Blue Badge" registered tourist guide.
*Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
*Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides
*Completed Disability Awareness Training Course by VisitEngland/Bath Tourism Plus. Certificate awarded.
Trained in 'Customer Service to Disabled Visitors'.

Restrictions

I am based Bath/Bristol. Where transport is required I can arrange for private executive class transport and driver. Alternatively I may accompany you in your self-drive rental car or I can 'step on'/'step off' your pre-booked coach.

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Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/Bath-Tour-Guide-Bristol

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