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England Wine tasting & winery tours

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Cotswolds: Private Guided Tour Day Trip by Car

1. Cotswolds: Private Guided Tour Day Trip by Car

Explore the picturesque villages and scenery of the world-famous Cotswolds region on a private full day tour scheduled from 10am to 6pm. Get off the beaten track and avoid the coach crowds with the help of your local guide. Visit the destinations you want to see, where practical, and discover locations you may not have heard of too. As the tour is private, the itinerary and start time are flexible. Along the way, enjoy coffee, lunch, and cake stops to suit your schedule as well. Possible places to visit include Lower Slaughter, Stow-on-the-Wold, Minster Lovell, North Leigh Roman Villa, Broadway Tower, Chastleton House, Kingham, and Kelmscott Manor. By booking this activity with me here, you are agreeing to book me as your guide for the day but this booking and payment does not include the significant costs of my arranging a taxi to drive us or alternatively you can choose to hire a car to drive us. I cannot be your driver as if I hire the car to deliver a commercial activity, the car insurance policy is invalidated. I do not own a vehicle of my own either.

London: Christmas Lights and Markets Tour

2. London: Christmas Lights and Markets Tour

Meeting in Covent Garden, we'll stroll through the market by street performers, craft stalls, and boutique shops. Over cobbled streets we then disappear into the secret garden (one of London's best kept secrets) illuminated with Victorian gas lamps. As Charles Dickens once did we'll explore hidden alley ways as your guide tells tales of Ebenezer Scrooge. Passing through more Christmas markets you'll discover how Queen Victoria shaped modern Christmas, and be amazed at the origins of Santa Claus, Christmas tress and other holiday traditions. Surrounded by the lights and sounds of Christmas you'll get to enjoy a glass of spiced mulled wine before making our way to Trafalgar Square as we round up Christmas past, present, and future surrounded by some of the city's most iconic buildings.

From Brighton: Sussex Wine Tour on a Vintage Bus with Lunch

3. From Brighton: Sussex Wine Tour on a Vintage Bus with Lunch

Journey through the heart of English wine country on a guided day trip from Brighton. Travel aboard a vintage double-decker bus as you set out to visit 2 top wineries. Enjoy a wine tasting at both vineyards and savor a sit-down lunch included with your tour. Meet your guide near Brighton Station and step onto a vintage 1960s Big Red London Bus to travel to your first of 2 vineyards for the day. Be greeted by the manager and embark on an expertly guided tour of the vineyard and winery. Learn the secrets of English winemaking and take part in a tutored tasting of still and sparkling wines. Next, it's time for lunch. Sit down to a meal showcasing the best seasonal produce that Sussex has to offer, all washed down with a glass of Sussex wine. After lunch, make your way back onto the bus to head to the second winery, where you'll take part in a guided wine tasting. Sit back and relax as you enjoy a quiet moment here, watching the sun go down over the beautiful South Downs. Finally, hop back aboard the iconic London bus and make your way back to Brighton, where your tour comes to an end.

Sussex: Small-Group Wine Tours

4. Sussex: Small-Group Wine Tours

Enjoy visiting two or three different wine estates which are set in the beautiful East Sussex or Kent countryside. You will join a tour to learn about the winemaking process and will be able to sample some of their wines. At some of the wineries you will be able to enjoy a self guided tour of the vineyard together with a tasting of a selection of their wines. Lunch is provided at one of the vineyards. Depending upon timings there might be the opportunity to visit a brewery or coffee roastery.

London: Cheese Tasting Walking Tour

5. London: Cheese Tasting Walking Tour

First, visit the finest cheese shop in London. This is where the Queen and Prince Charles buy their cheeses. Here, you will sample a couple of fine English cheeses and receive a talk on the shop and the cheeses they sell. From there, visit the deli in F&M to sample a fine French cheese. Then we move onto an Italian Delicatessen where you will sample there drunken cheese, and finally we will visit a dairy shop near Covent Garden and sample a few British cheeses.

Full-Day Christmas Tour of Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich

6. Full-Day Christmas Tour of Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich

Spend Christmas Day in the beautiful English countryside touring Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich and enjoying a traditional Christmas lunch. In the morning your tour will begin at the Golden Tours Visitors Centre. Here you will board your luxury coach and meet your professional guide. Your guide will provide commentary about the sites you visit throughout the entire tour. Your tour will first take you through the lovely Kent countryside to Canterbury. Here you will attend the Canterbury Cathedral’s Christmas Day “Sung Eucharist,” which is often graced by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The next stop on your journey will be Dover. Here you will savour a delicious and traditional 3-course Christmas lunch. Your lunch will include a starter course and then a main course of roast turkey with all the trimmings. A vegetarian option is also available upon request. Your dessert will include a steaming Christmas pudding and mince pies. A glass of wine, tea and coffee will also be served. After lunch you will get the chance to see the famous White Cliffs of Dover, which are frequently considered to be the gateway to England. You will also see Dover Castle, a key film location in “The Other Boleyn Girl,” which saw the castle transformed into the infamous Tower of London. Your last stop on the tour will be in historic Greenwich. Here you will learn about Greenwich’s maritime past. Dominating the waterfront is the Old Royal Navy College, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Greenwich you will also notice has many outstanding examples of 17th century Baroque architecture. This comprehensive tour and Christmas lunch is the ideal activity for everyone who is spending Christmas Day in London.

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What people are saying about England

Jack was incredible! Definitely loved hearing all the history and seeing all the Christmas markets. I loved trying the muled cider! Such an incredible experience, definitely recommend.

Do this tour! It was so much fun and informative as well. Jack was an absolutely phenomenal tour guide. Highly recommend this tour. It is great for all ages as well.

Jack was amazing! Interesting walk, our guide knew a lot to tell and was also interested in our Dutch customs and traditions, which made it a nice conversation!

Our Gide was very informative and friendly. We enjoyed the tour, and learned a lot. Thanks

Jack was fun and interesting, it was like hanging out with a friend