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Private tour guide Hugh

Hugh D.

London, United Kingdom

A professionally qualified "blue badge" guide I am originally from Lancashire in the Northwest and have now come back to live in the beautiful Lake District in neighbouring Cumbria, an area that has inspired me with its dramatic scenery for my entire life.

I spent many years in the wine trade and restaurant business during which time I started leading small groups on walking tours through the vineyard regions of the world and fell in love with guiding! I now hold Blue Badges for London and Cumbria, The Lake District, but as a driver guide with my own licensed and insured 7 seat vehicle I tour the entire country. Throw into the mix the fact that, academically, I am a zoologist, environmental scientist and ecologist on top of all the knowledge of history, gardens and architecture that you would expect from a guide then you end up with pretty rich and varied tours. As they say variety is the spice of life! Oh and in case you are worried we might be short of conversation my hobbies include painting, photography, skiing and hiking in the world's mountainous regions.

I would be delighted to look after you and show you my country. I am available for tours on foot, by public transport or in my fully licensed and air-conditioned 7 seat SEAT Alhambra people carrier. For groups of 4 or fewer we can go on extended tours all over the UK or even into France where I have an extensive knowledge of the wine regions in particular!

Credentials

- Blue Badge Guide Member of the Institute of Tourist Guides, qualified for London and Cumbria the Lake District.
- Licensed Driver Guide.

Restrictions

None. I am a licensed Blue Badge guide and licensed driver/guide for London and the Lake District.

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Private tour guide Hugh

Walking in the English Lake District,...

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Get outdoors and enjoy a private tour in the fresh air of one of England's,...

317 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

5 hours

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