CHRISTMAS : Early December means fun British pantomimes, Christmas markets, carols in ancient Cathedrals, fantastic London, & awesome, seasonally decorated stately homes. The Christmas spirit starts now!
TRAINS : Longer sectors are often by train like this East Coast express on the Durham Viaduct. You arrive @ the destination relaxed after on-board refreshments & restrooms ready to explore with vigour.
YUMMY : We love to include little extras like afternoon tea; maybe a Devon cream tea or tea specially prepared by the Women's Institute or included at a stately home or in an olde-worlde tea shop.
HOTELS : Our focus is centrally located hotels like the canalside Premier Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon which is a short walk from William Shakespeare's Birthplace, the Clopton Bridge, Holy Trinity Church & the RSC theatre.
UNUSUAL : Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk has stacks of history & a priest hole. We like 'less visited', quiet houses as well as the icons like Blenheim Palace. You are more of a guest, visiting these sorts of houses.
ESSENTIAL : Everybody, without exception, gets an included airport transfer in Ireland & Gt. Britain on arrival & departure days. In London we use the airport trains like the Gatwick Express just a 30 minutes journey.
RELAX : Most longer train trips are in sedate 1st class with included refreshments, breakfast or dinner like this evening East Coast London, King's Cross to Edinburgh express. Sit back relax & enjoy the views.
SPACIOUS : Our 16 Tour Buddies enjoy touring in 22-35 seat MIDI-coaches like this super 29 seater from Sanders of Norfolk. MIDIS are more spacious than the usual small group cramped minibuses & mini-coaches.
LITERARY : More than just a visit! Enjoy fun special events in conjunction with the 'Living Literature Society' like actress Rebecca Vaughan @ Jane Austen's Chawton House on 'Austen's Women'. Very evocative & great fun!
ACCESSIBLE : Our 'hub' tour style allows more time to explore places like quaint Claddagh, Galway Bay that you often only see in tour operators' brochures but never actually get to. Still, looks nice in the brochure!
SIMPLE & FAST : On most tours, Tube train travel is INCLUDED in the tour price. This makes life so simple, quick & easy in London. The travel pass saves a fortune in taxi fares & saves fumbling for cash to buy tickets.
LOCATION : Downtown hotels make it easy to get to those little extras that most tours miss or don't give you time enough to visit like the original Hogwarts Express in the National Railway Museum 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. Enjoy a singsong or rub shoulders with brainy types over a pint.
Welcome to Jolly Good Tours.
Coming soon : We will have online preliminary details about our early December ‘pre-Christmas Festivities Tour’ to include a traditional British Pantomime, an ancient Cathedral carol service, Christmas markets & London.
We like ‘easy’ tours. In a complicated world we like ‘easy’ anything. We like ‘easy’ websites too. My pet hate is ‘Newsletter Signups’. You can rarely find them amongst all the superfluous techie stuff so on our website you will find a ‘NEWSLETTER SIGNUP‘ on most pages & in the menu bar.
An ‘easy’ tour doesn’t mean ‘boring’. Far from it. Our easy small group Ireland tours & England tours with a max. of 16 Tour Buddies embrace literary, history, Harry Potter & general touring. They are fun, very informative & packed with included highlights. You can fly in from anywhere in the world to join our tours at the arrival airport but they are designed for English speaking people. More details on our tours can be accessed via the ‘Honesty‘ link in the next column. →
We do NOT use a small minibus [Aka mini-coach.] for touring. These usually have 17 seats often packed with 17 people. We use larger midi-coaches, anything from 22 to 32 seats. So you get more space with just 16 Tour Buddies on-board & most midi-coaches have higher panoramic windows allowing you to see more than from a minibus. Many of our longer journeys are by train in 1st class seats.
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Gregg & Pamela,
Jolly Good Tours LLC. Colorado, USA & Cornwall, England.
Easy : Absolutely no extra side-trip selling during our tours.
Easy : Breakfast & dinner or lunch included every day.
Easy : Centrally located hotels.
Easy : Airport transfers in Ireland & Great Britain included for everyone.
Easy : Our famous ‘T-shirt Rebate‘.
Easy : London. 50% off theatre tickets & major attractions. An expensive city? Not on our tours.
Easy : More time & more space.
Easy : Hub tours = No unpacking & packing suitcases every night. That’s not just easy it is bliss!
Easy : We show the estimated daily driving miles & time spent on the coach + arrival time at the end of day destination. This makes it easy to decide if the tour is leisurely enough for you.