I love themed literature tours and genealogy or fun Beatles tours looking outside all the childhood homes of the Beatles in Liverpool and tours out to the Lake Distict, Wales and the other UK National Parks in my own beautiful licensed transport.
This year I won the Regional Member of the year in Ukinbound's Awards for Excellence. I was also Guide of the Month for Group Travel World in April 2020.
This year after lockdown you can travel with me with confidence, we can consider luxury self catering apartments with more evening meals and dinners in with a private chef. I can arrange private one to ones with actors, authors, private tours of some stadiums all of my tours are tailor made and all of them will have your and my own safety at front of mind. We will not be visiting the busiest locations where it might be difficult to socially distance and we will be trying to eat lunch in Bistro's with outdoor seating areas or taking pre-order quality picnics.
Lets hope we are all back to normal soon and please book your tour or ask me to start to plan your trip of the UK now for later in 2020 or next year.
For multi day tours of the UK, I suggest 3 nights in each location and for multi-day tours I ill pick up from London Heathrow, Manchester or Edinburgh Airports.
I am a fun, qualified Liverpool Blue Badge Tourist Guide & I am a licensed UK Driver/Guide available for multi day tours of the UK & I am prepared to meet guests for multi day tours at Heathrow airport.
I also specialise in private guided shore excursions for small & larger groups from the Ports of Liverpool & Holyhead in North Wales.
I own a luxury Mercedes V-class licensed for up to 6 guests. In the UK it is extremely important that you only take tours in licensed vehicles insured for "Hire & Reward".
In order to achieve the Blue Badge qualification I trained for two years at Level 5 and took 8 practical and written exams, I am a member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding & a full member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides. I am also a member of UKinbound.
I was born in Liverpool, and I am extremely proud of our city, especially after Liverpool was chosen to host European Capital of Culture in 2008. I love the culture in Liverpool and the Maritime History, and I love Liverpool's sporting heritage and support Liverpool Football Club. There are lots of things to do in Liverpool and I love showing them to visitors, including Cruise Ship Passengers and School groups around Liverpool, which is now the most vibrant UK city outside of London.
Liverpool is also a great location for a "Hub & Spoke" based holiday, it is literally the gateway to North Wales which is around 90 minutes away by car, the Lake District is 2 hours away, Manchester, York and the Peak District as well as many country houses and National Trust properties are close to Liverpool and I love creating multi-day tours and experiences for my clients.
You cannot be a tour guide in Liverpool without loving the Beatles and other Liverpool Music. We are lucky as Liverpool is only about 90 minutes journey by coach to North Wales and the Medieval City of Chester is only 45 minutes away, and it is often difficult to fit everything in to a tour as you need so much more than a day in Liverpool. I always suggest that visitors choose a quality Liverpool City Centre Hotel and then ask me to show them around our amazing city and beyond.
I am also a professional European Tour Manager and I have lived in France and I can speak French to a good standard.
A Recent Review of this guide
On Thursday morning Sept 19th I was shown around the amazing and historic city of Liverpool England by tour guide Neil. Neil and I immediately connected on what would be one of the best days of my 63 year old life. I must admit I am a bit of a Beatle snob having studied their music & history for most of my life and was afraid I might get a guide who was less knowledgeable then myself but Neil was fantastic and has such deep roots in Liverpool the tour was beyond my highest expectations !!
I am a qualified Liverpool City Region Blue Badge Tour Guide & an official Driver/Guide & I own a luxury licensed V-class Mercedes insured to carry up to 7 passengers for "Hire & Reward".
Important note : Please do not take tours in England in vehicles if they are not licensed (they will have plaque attached or in the car to prove that) & make sure that you check that any vehicle that you board is insured for "Hire & reward" or you more than likely will not be insured.
The Blue Badge is the highest tour guiding qualification & I have been examined to level 5 by the Institute of Tourist Guiding & I am also a full member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides. Always use a qualified insured & licensed Guide.
I am also a chauffeur & hold a European Public Service Vehicle Certificate of Professional Competence, which means I can work professionally & carry passengers in licensed vehicles from small 6 seater people carriers to large 53 seater Motor Coaches throughout the UK & Europe
I have no guiding restrictions. I am a qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide & licensed Driver/Guide. I operate luxury top end tours of the North of England & Wales. I have public liability insurance, I'm a First Aider & DBS cleared for working with children.