“From the peaceful rivers and cobbled lanes of Cambridge and York to the Highlands of Scotland and the valleys of Wales, this is the perfect week-long intro to Great Britain.”
Cambridge | river punt | York | Hadrian's Wall | Jedburgh | Edinburgh |†Loch Ness | Urquhart Castle | whisky tasting in Fort William | the Highlands | Loch Lomond | Liverpool | Ben Nevis | Glencoe | Keswick in the Lake District | Stratford upon Avon | Cardiff | Caerphilly | Bath | Stonehenge | Optional activities include a boat cruise on Loch Ness, visits to Edinburgh Castle and a night out at the Cavern Club |
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19 Mar 2017
02 Apr 2017
Our top tip:
There are plenty of guide books to help you enjoy more of the history and popular culture related to Great Britain however, Bill Bryson's: Notes From a Small Island is certainly worth a read on tour.
Small group. Group size between 10 - 45.
Leisurely. River punts, walking tours and a couple of long drives.
6 nights in twin rooms in 2-3-star branded city hotels.
Accommodation, private and public transport, listed entrance fees and tour leader throughout.
6 breakfasts and 4 dinners.
Single travelers will be expected to share a twin room. No single room supps available.
Responsible tourism: Small group tour of Great Britain
How our company is making a difference: We know that making the positive difference we aim to achieve will not be an easy task. However, our enthusiasm and commitment towards our travel responsibility mission is far stronger than any obstacles. We believe that in order to achieve any objective, the company has to have accurate policies and procedures for the employees and the guests to follow in order to reach our goal.
We have decided that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on the environment would directly have an impact on the lives of the inhabitants of the local community. Therefore, we have drawn up a strict environmental protection policy that all our employees and travelers have to abide by. For example, we recycle empty ink cartridges. A company collects them and disposes of them the correct manner.
All vehicles used during our tours undergo regular 6 weeks maintenance checks and meet the London admissions tests.
All hotels used have their own environment policy including water conservation and the use of detergents.
The sights we visit are considered heritage even if they do not have the official status. Therefore our guides always ensure that the travelers know not to leave any footprint behind, whether in the form of litter, or climbing on structures while taking photos.
For us, Responsible Travel is the only way to travel.
Throughout our long tourism business journey, exceeding 15 years of travel operation, we have succeeded in establishing strong links with the communities we are dealing with in the host destinations.
We believe that the Responsible Travel concept has to be a two-way strategy with both the travelers and the local community gaining benefits. We benefit the local communities we visit using a wide scope of activities that have a positive impact on the local economy, directly by donating money to charity organizations, financially supporting some local communities and by recruiting employees who belonging to the local community. We encourage our guests to buy local products and make use of services that people local community offer. We help indirectly through capacity building projects we implement with our employees and through the experiences and culture exchanges that take place between the locals and the travelers during our tours.
We promise to support the local community of every destination we take our travelers to. We will do this by employing local guides, using local handicraft shops and recommend shops to our travelers so that their vacation spending contributes to the people of that country. Furthermore, we provide each traveler with a tipping guide. By doing this we set a concept of tipping and gratuity for every person who will offer a form of service to the traveler.
We have also considered the social aspect of the local community and how to respect the customs and traditions of the inhabitants helping us operate our tours. We always provide our guests with all the information needed to understand the community they are visiting and we create valuable opportunities for the travelers and the locals to mingle and exchange ideas and thoughts.
The first objective is to operate our tours in the most perfect way possible. Our second objective, but not second in importance, is to benefit the local community, protect the environment, and have a positive social impact on the inhabitants living in our host destinations. One of the ways of doing this is to inform and educate our travelers on the cultures of the destinations. By doing this we aim to create a form of respect between the travelers and the local citizens who they will face along their tour.
We educate all our staff on the real life situations of each destination. Sales consultants will use this information to inform potential travelers of the correct information and threats that they may face. By creating long lasting relationships with our local ground handlers, we are able to establish what needs the community has and through their information we can inform our travelers what they can contribute to the local community from their home countries.
All our tour guides are citizens of Great Britain, which directly contributes to job creation. We also use local restaurants for most of the dinners that are stated in the itinerary. During city walks, guides point out local markets and shops that offer specialty products such as handicrafts to support entrepreneurs and young business people.
Our company has also started with supporting the Battersea Dog and Cat shelter, which means our staff members house these injured cats and kittens until they are well enough to be placed in permanent homes.