Prices quoted are for tour guiding services from 1st March 2017 through to November 2017
(If you are wishing to tour from Nov'16 through to Feb'17 please ask for a Winter Discounts rates Quotation)
My rates for guiding you are From £56.00 per hour. E.g.for 2 people A full day of 9 hours would normaly be £485-00 (slightly more for 3 & 4 persons)
NB I will always quote you a price.The touring price charged also includes arranging your tour, preparing the detailed written itinerary of your tour, all of the help, advice, and dialogue that we may have had during the planning, and also providing printed itinerary sheets of your tour, with images, descriptions and names of villages, attractions and dates etc. for you to keep as a memento...These are usually 10-12 pages long. I am fully insured for up to 4 passengers, NB I will sometimes arrange tours for half days, however a minimum of 5 hours is recommended for a tour...In season a 5 hour tour I charge from £365-00 for 6 hrs £415-00
NB My prices do not include gratuities you may wish to give, or any of the entry price for any attractions that we may visit. nor cost of any sustenance that you may take, or my overnight Expenses...If we are touring and I'm staying away from the Cotswold area. Eg...Lake District..Yorkshire...South East England...Scotland..Ireland etc. (I charge an additional £145-00 per night for my B & B and an evening meal). I have an open and honest policy. Please read all my policies. There are no hidden extras!
NB,When quoting.. Your tour time includes my journey time too and from your accommodation. (unless within the immediate area) I can meet you from virtually anywhere within the UK. NB, I work on a first come first served basis, I get busy during the season. If you are interested in booking please book early. If I am booked I will try and find an associate as a replacement for you to do your tour.
To secure and confirm your booking Please send me all your Visa and MasterCard only Credit or Debit card details & card holders full address. Most people send these details either split up in 3 or 4 emails, or by fax or telephone. I take no money from your cards until after your stay, I merely verify their validity... Please note any form of payment can still be used on settlement if preffered after your tour.
If booking through a third party. (Eg via an Agent). I require a 50% deposit on confirmation with the balance to be paid prior to the clients departure.. for this procedure I require in addition to the 16 figure number and the expiry date .... the 3 figure security number ...the card owners address... and their zip code.
Payment. There will be No surcharge for the following...Sterling Travellers Cheques, Cash, or Bankers Drafts made out in pounds Sterling
Due to new Card charges. From end of March 2015 UK Visa & Mastercard Credit cards that are signed with Chip & Pin will also sadly carry a 3% surcharge.
Foreign Cards... NB.Please inform your Bank that a transaction will be taking place in the UK
STOP PRESS. Due to ever increasing Card Charges I am now geared to using Swift & Iban. You can now send money via your Bank in most Countries to my Bank in the UK by this transfer method, it is certainly worth doing it this way on longer tours. Please contact me if you would like to pay by this method, and I will send an attachment with all the details you will need to access this system...There are no Surcharges from me on this system
With regret..Owing to ever increasing rediculously high Card charges! All payments taken for Visa and Mastercard Credit Cards & Debit Cards will carry a 3% surcharge.
Your card details will be taken at the time of booking purely for verification only (nothing taken until after your tour and you can then pay by any means that you prefer.
NB. For tours booked in advance into the following Year a 25% non refundable deposit will be taken at the time of booking. A receipt and a "balance left to pay" amount will be sent to you at the time of booking.
General Cancellation Policy. If you need to cancel at anytime, after you have confirmed your tour (this is after you have provided me with your card details). First I would email you. I would then charge you at a rate of £75-00 for each day of your tour, to cover my time spent.
My Cancellation policy If you need to cancel your tour within 15 weeks of your start date cancellation is at my discretion. Up to 65% of the quote will be charged. . If I am able to rearrange another tour on your date / dates then a refund relating to the percentage taken will be refunded after the completed dates. NB FYI..My average lead time from bookings, to administering the tour, is in excess of 15 weeks....this can mean that I am left without work if cancellations happen.
I thoroughly recommend that all my clients take out Travel Insurance.
NB All charges are for Tour Guiding services only & those in connection with or for the promotion of such by way of demonstration. There is no charge or part of any charge made for driving as private hire taxi or chauffeur services. Those are services not offered, advertised or provided by me.