Experience the grandeur of Britain in 2024 with British Born Tour Director Tina Jesson's carefully crafted, exclusive, small group tours, designed for the discerning American traveler. In June, journey to the Scottish Borders, where you'll be treated to a unique blend of haggis, afternoon tea, bagpipes, and castles. Then in September, explore the rolling Dales and get to know the countryside and hidden villages. Don't miss the chance to visit magnificent cathedrals and wondrous stately homes and enjoy specially curated Afternoon tea in unforgettable off-the-beaten-track locations
Unlike most tours, Tina selects a luxury period farm house to be your home for the week, so no more packing and unpacking and moving suitcases from location to location. All your creature comforts are catered for within a cosy place to stay, so you feel like you can 'live like a local' in a relaxed, hassle free, calming space.
With Tina as your British born guide, you go to some of her favorite places; many off the beaten track. You get to access experiences not available to the solo traveller, whilst avoiding the crowds of larger groups.
You have the opportunity to explore the best of what Britain has to offer from the beautiful countryside, majestic Stately Homes & Castles, to outstanding gastro pubs and delightful afternoon teas. Indulge in great farm to fork food and learn about British cuisine, history & culture as you immerse yourself in a truly unique experience you'll never find in the guide books.
Past tour participants have ranged in age from teens to 70's. There is something for both men and women, young and not so young, to enjoy. Ideal for couples, sisters, Mum & daughters, friends and adult family groups. Some rooms can be set-up as doubles or 2 singles and all prices are based on 2 people sharing.
There is a lot of walking to do and with stairs rather than elevators, you'll need to be independently mobile if you want to take full advantage of all the experiences offered. It's a great way to bond and reconnect with a love one. We've had couples celebrating wedding anniversaries and people celebrating birthdays. You make new friends with people how have similar interests, while being enveloped in local customs and British life. Tina not only takes you out of the guidebooks and into a world you're waiting to discover, but to places you would never even find by traveling independently on your own or with larger tour group companies.
Native Englander, Tina Jesson is your Tour Director, Host and Guide for the duration of the tour (pictured here with coach driver Graham).
Tina is on a mission to create extraordinary experiences for her guests. The type of experience you can't get just anywhere. She hand picks each location, personally crafts each activity and carefully chooses every meal, to ensure you receive the most authentic & special British experience you can imagine.
With unique activities each day, private insider glimpses not normally available to the general public, great farm to fork food sourced from local farmers, grass fed meet, locally baked breads, artisan cheese together with shopping in some of the quaintest independent shops in the country, you get to take a little of Britain home with you. By having all the details taken care of, you can just sit back, relax and soak in each day and every experience, as you create life long memories.
Chatsworth House & Estate Private Tour
Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family
Historic Plague Village of Eyam
Historic Plague Village of Eyam and Foolow Village in the Derbyshire Peak District
City of York & Market Town of Snaith
The ancient city of York dates back to 8,000BC. Snaith is a venerable market town built on Anglo Saxon foundations
City of Derby
Roman camp, Viking "village of the deer". Birth place of the Industrial Revolution. Home of Rolls-Royce Aerospace & Royal Crown Derby
PREVIOUS GUESTS' COMMENTS
"Thank you for placing a unique stamp of England on my heart"
"Thank you for what was probably the best vacation Donna and I have ever had... You were a great hostess – flexible, thoughtful and caring for each one; we could feel your sincerity."
Don & Donna
"I can’t think of anything more you could have done to make the trip more special."
Chuck & Kathy
"We had a marvelous time in England and we thank you for all of your attention to details in planning a wonderful “holiday” for us."
Pam & Mark
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