CHRISTMAS : Early December means traditional pantos, Christmas markets, carols in ancient Cathedrals, seasonally decorated towns & stately homes.
TRAINS : Longer sectors are often by train like this East Coast express on the Durham Viaduct. You arrive @ the destination relaxed & refreshed.
YUMMY : We love to include afternoon tea. Maybe a Devon cream tea; special Women's Institute tea; a stately home tea; or olde-worlde tea shop.
HOTELS : Our focus is centrally located hotels like the Premier Inn beside the canal in Stratford-upon-Avon. It's just a 7 minute walk from William Shakespeare's Birthplace.
UNUSUAL : Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk has lots of history. We like quieter historic houses. You are treated more like a Guest.
ESSENTIAL : Everybody gets an included airport transfer on arrival & departure days. In London we use fast Gatwick & Heathrow expresses & the Tube.
RELAX : Our express train trips are mostly in 1st class. This includes FREE snacks & now mostly FREE wifi too. Breakfast or dinner is included on some services.
SPACIOUS : Our small group tours use MIDI-Coaches. Much more spacious & higher [Better views.] than the usual cramped minibuses.
ACCESSIBLE : Our 'hub' tour style allows more time to explore places like quaint Claddagh, Galway Bay. Usually you only see those pics in the tour brochures!
SIMPLE : In London AT ALL TIMES, Tube & red bus travel is INCLUDED in the tour price with a very easy to use Oyster Card. Just swipe & go.
LOCATION : Downtown hotels make it easier to get to little extras like the original Hogwarts Express in the NRM in York.
PUB DINING : Enjoy Irish music pub dinners & ancient British pub dining like here at the 800 years old Oxford University Turf Tavern pub.
New Tour : 10 days spring, Scotland, England & London. We are very Travel Agent friendly.
Level 1 : WHAT WE DO : QUICK REF..
Small group tours of England; literary tours & history tours are our speciality. We do general fun vacation, small group Ireland, Wales & Scotland tours too. Group size is just 10-16 Guests on all our own tours. We do NOT sell optional extra side-trips during our tours. We INCLUDE so much in our tour prices that it is EZ•2•Budget to spend less than $30 per day during the tour & that INCLUDES London [Excludes souvenir purchases.] We like to think our touring style would appeal to travellers who ‘would never dream of taking a guided tour’ because of the absence of ‘herding’ & the abundance of flexibility & space not usually associated with guided tours!
Level 2 : HOW WE TRAVEL.
We do NOT use small, cramped, low-level, 16-18 seat minibuses aka mini-coaches which is the usual type of transport for small group tours. We tour :
- In spacious & higher [See much more & further.] MIDI-Coaches with 22-37 seats targeting at least 50% more seats than Guests each tour so much more S-P-A-C-E.
- By Inter-City Express trains in 1st class seating for most long journeys so our Guests arrive refreshed & ready for action at the next exciting destination.
Level 3 : WHERE & HOW WE STAY.
We use sound budget/economy hotels. Premier Inn is our style. About 90% of our hotels are downtown & multi-night stays so you are not constantly unpacking/packing suitcases & it is easy to explore. Typical boring tour dining is not our style & Premier Inn allow us to dine individually.
Still interested? Check the rest of our website for lots of exciting stuff.
‘Ladies in London’ Tour. [Tour Ref. LIL].
9 Days/8 Nights [All nights same hotel in London.] April [After Easter]. No guys allowed! ‘Shopping, fun & learning.’ INCLUDES 3 express train with coach days out from London. No unpacking/packing suitcases during the tour. This tour is in conjunction with ‘Garment Gal‘ of Loveland CO & Colorado Springs CO, USA.
‘Money & Misery’ Literary Tour. [Tour Ref. MAM].
Covers England [North] rural & industrial areas, the Lake District & London. This will be part of our new [For 2015] ‘Literary Trilogy Tours’, the other 2 being England [Midlands & East] & England [South & South West]. It is jam-packed with around 65 prepaid features in the tour price & local experts on the various writers.
‘Royal Scotland History’ Tour. [Tour Ref. RSH].
Mainly covers Scotland’s history from the 16th century onwards. A tour that is a mix of road & spectacular train touring. Mary Queen of Scots is covered in depth virtually from birth to ‘exile’ in England. It is jam-packed with around 40+ prepaid features in the tour price. Concentrates of the wonderful Highlands scenery north of the Edinburgh – Glasgow latitude.
‘Scotland & England’ Tour. [Tour Ref. SEL].
10 days/9 nights, May/June. Fly into Glasgow & out of London. Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh, Yorkshire inc. York, London.
Other tours for 2015 will be announced.
Any questions? Email me direct : firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregg & Pamela,
Jolly Good Tours LLC. Colorado, USA & Cornwall, England.
PRICE & GROUP SIZE REDUCTIONS
The surging strength of the US$ versus the Euro & the GB£, which is likely to continue indefinitely + the easing of UK hotel tariffs for 2015 means that we are able to reduce prices AND group sizes making our tours even more intimate. Our tours are now a minimum 10 Guests to maximum 16 Guests [Was 12-19]. We are delighted that the US$ strength has allowed us to bring forward our plan to reduce group sizes in 2016 by fully one year! The adjustments for tours online already were made on Nov. 17th 2014.
[Quick Contact : 970-776-9963]
We are very friendly towards Travel Agents. In fact it is almost a love affair! We are a Travel Agent ourselves. Please email Pam with your ID for further details. [email@example.com.]
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We love literature, history & ancient pubs. Step in the George Inn in Southwark just south of the River Thames & you have all three + a lot more. This is a pub that is owned by the National Trust simply because it is one of the oldest pubs in England. It was in the adjacent Tabard Inn [Now sadly no longer with us.] & in the surrounding yard that Geoffrey Chaucer convened his pilgrims for the trek to Canterbury thus giving us the Canterbury Tales. This is one of the pubs in London that we visit for dinner or lunch. Hardly any overseas visitors on guided coach tours get to it because it is ‘south of the river’. Our Guests get FREE travel on the London Tube system throughout their stay making it so easy to get to the ancient George.