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Mike R.

Bristol, United Kingdom

The Roman Baths, and the 18th century architecture of the World Heritage City of BATH, the spectacular Clifton Suspension Bridge, BRISTOL, prehistoric 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. I still get to walk my old beats, but I can now share the experience with visitors; what fun! 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, New Zealand north-to-south, 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. 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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Mike is an energetic, knowledgeable guide who is very easy to spend a day with. He is flexible in accommodating ones preferences and pace.
Will Ris

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*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'.


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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The Best of Bath tour

A guided stroll around the principal sites of this UNESCO World Heritage,...

305 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

4 hours

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Bath Quickie Tour

A 'no-frills-short-&-sweet' tour of the "Essentials"

237 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

1 hour 30 min.

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All Day Walking Tour of Bath


Fill your boots with what this lovely city has to offer!

441 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

8 hours

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Cotswolds Day Tour

An all day tour of 'quintessentially English' picturesque villages

847 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 hours

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Historic Pub Crawl of Bristol

A light-hearted guided tour of some of Bristols historic pubs

190 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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