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Tour Transfer To/From London Heathrow Airport

Late Flight ?, Time To Kill At Heathrow ? - Do Some Sightseeing & Get The Most Out Of Your Visit To London

Harry Norman (Driver/Guide For Car Tours)and Friend At Horseguards London

Just A Few Hours Stopover At Heathrow? - Windsor

Windsor is just a few miles west of Heathrow Airport, you may well look down into Windsor Castle moments before your flight lands at Heathrow.

Windsor has the 'must see' Windsor Castle, the Queen's 'home', but there is truly something for everyone.

This is the easiest place to visit from Heathrow.

Visiting Windsor From Heathrow - More Details

Private, Personalised High Quality Tours From A Car Tour To A Full Size Touring Coach

At the London Toolkit we are very close to a lot of private tour providers from one man bands specialising in a niche to the large day tour operators,

We do not directly provide a custom tour, our role is to listen to your needs, discuss a realistic itinerary and then put you in touch with an appropriate provider for your need.

The most common types of private tours and tour transfers we are called upon to assist with:

  • Customised day tours for couples and families in and around London

  • Transfer tours to and from London's cruise ports.

  • Transport with or without guide to places not otherwise available on a tour like Stonehenge Special Access and Highclere Castle

  • Day tours and transfer tours for large groups

  • Sightseeing tours between long stopovers between flights or between airports

Private Car Tours

Those offering car tours tend to be very small operators, many are just individuals. Typical is Harry Norman of London Tours pictured above an ex London taxi cab driver with all the wit and talk of a London cabbie.

Between about May and September anyone that is any good will be normally booked out solid some way in advance and may only take on full day tours.

At other times you will find them more flexible. There is no standard private car tour, each customer is given a personalised quote. An indicative figure for an MPV size car on a day tour would be around £400 for the services of a driver/guide and vehicle. Admissions to attractions would be added to this sum.

International Friends Small Group Tour Bus

Small Group 16 Seat Tour Bus

London Sightseeing Tour Bus

Large 50 Seat Tour Bus

Small Groups of 6 to 16

Once you have a vehicle that can seat more than 8 people that triggers a complete new class of vehicles and operating companies. The small car operators are heavily regulated, but once you go into this category a whole new level of legislation is brought in addressing safety and financial stability. Driving hours are strictly regulated for example and electronic tachometers are installed in all the buses to enforce this.

In this small group category we only use experienced drivers and driver guides that are full time professionals that perform tours also for the scheduled tours. You will find that in general a driver guide in this type of vehicle is superior to a typical guide in a large tour bus.


Like the car tours every private tour is customised, but as an indication a 16 seat Mercedes bus like that pictured with driver/guide would probably be somewhere between £550 and £800 for a full day tour, obviously shorter durations are available.

Large Groups of more than 16

Once you go above 16 seats there is another jump in class of vehicle.

Now you are talking about full size touring buses from anything from 24 seats to 50 seats. For these you will have a dedicated driver and a separate guide. The guide is hired separate to the driver, they do not operate as teams. Many large groups provide their own guides, especially if a tour needs to be performed in a language other than English.


The cost of things like coach parking will be built into your personal quotation.

Again with regards pricing every requirement is individual, but clearly is going to be more expensive than the 16 seat bus category.

Tour Planning

Some people have a tight specification of exactly what they want, others just have a broad idea of what they like and want to see and let us plan something that meets that need. We are comfortable with either type of request.


Below is a crude map of travel times between the some of the main places of interest outside London. You may want to put your own itinerary together and run it past us for comment.

Tours are customised for each individual group. Go where you want to go at a pace you want.



Map Of Tour Options From Heathrow
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