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Private Tours & Tour Transfers From London Heathrow Airport

From One Person To Large Groups We can Organise A Tour That Fits Your Needs And Budget

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

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

Overview Of Private Day Tours

Because the tours are private tours, start time and location is up to you. At Heathrow this can mean meet n greet as you exit customs at a Heathrow Passenger Terminal or perhaps a Heathrow hotel. You do not need to return to the start point, so a tour could be a transfer tour.


At Heathrow Airport passenger terminals the small cars/vans up to 7 seats can get into the airport car parks adjacent to the terminal buildings. Larger vehicles have to wait in a special compound on the edge of the airport and are released about 30-45 minutes after your flight lands to special parking points outside the arrivals halls of each terminal.


International Friends Small Group Tour Bus

Typical Touring Van

International Friends Small Group Tour Bus

Typical 16 Seat Tour Bus


Unless there is some unusual aspect to your requirements we have flat fees that are easy to understand. A standard day tour is around 9-10 hours duration.

The quoted prices are inclusive of all taxes, but do not include admissions to any attractions.


We can arrange advance ticketing at most major attractions and for groups you will be able to use the fast group entrances that many attractions have.


We have some of the most experienced driver/guides and guides in Britain, (we also run public tours from London every day of the year).

If you prefer, you can save some money and just have a straight driver providing a friendly service but no professional guiding.


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.


Note: The quality driver/guides that we use are normally booked up solid several weeks ahead during the peak season of June to September. If you require a custom tour within this period please contact us well in advance to avoid disappointment otherwise you might be dependent on late cancellations for an offer.



Map Of Tour Options From Heathrow

Tours Of London From Heathrow Terminals & Hotels By London Black Taxi (Maximum 5 People)

The least hassle and most straight forward way to get a good look at London's iconic sights from Heathrow is to let one of London's famous black taxi cabs and one of their equally famous cabbies show you around London

The tour departs and returns to your hotel at Heathrow or passenger terminal and you decide where you would like to visit. Alternatively let your cabbie suggest an itinerary for you. Luggage can be carried as well.

For full details of this opportunity, click through on the banner below.


London Black Taxi Tours From Heathrow Airport

David Hutchison - Our Featured Blue Badge Driver Guide

We are able to offer the services of David Hutchinson, a top quality driver/guide at a compelling price as one of our small group guided tour options.

David has been a Blue Badge Guide - the top level qualification for tour guides in the UK - since 2011.


David Hutchison - Blue Badge Driver Guide

After graduating from Cambridge University and majoring in Archaeology, David had a full career in the British Army, reaching the rank of Colonel.

As an officer in the Grenadier Guards, he has wide experience of ceremonial and state occasions, and regular contact with the Royal Family.


He organised a number of Royal and political visits, including one of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s visits to Northern Ireland; so you can be assured of a well organised programme delivered to the highest standards.


A summary of the service that David offers is as follows.

- Up to an 8 hour day tour with a customised itinerary refined to your needs

- Top quality Blue Badge standard of guiding

- A comfortable touring vehicle that can accommodate 6 (with luggage 4 people)

- For the vast majority of tours the total fee for the whole group will be under £500 (not including attraction admissions)

- One-way and multi- day tours undertaken


Note: David is not available for tours into London.

Driver & Guiding Options

Everybodies requirements are different! - You may just need a professional driver to transport your group to where you want to go or you may need a level of guiding and commentary.


Many of the drivers when they are not driving private tours are driving larger vehicles for scheduled public tours, all are experienced drivers with many years experience. The driver guides on other days many of them will be taking a small group public tour and all dedicated guides are experienced, quality guides and who you may see again on a large public tour subcontracted by leading tour operators another day..

  • Driver Only - If you prefer an experienced driver who is familiar with our touring routes but does not offer tour guiding, please select “Driver only” as your tariff.

  • Driver/Guide - If you would like an experienced driver who can also guide from the vehicle, please select “Driver/guide” as your tariff.

  • Driver with additional guide - For larger groups a separate guide may be appropriate. Particularly at some of the large cities and towns where parking is a problem in the centre.

  • Touring Coaches For Large Groups - Full size coaches that can accommodate the largest groups in comfort are also available with guides. By their nature these tours are very different from each other so just outline your requirements on the enquiry form at the bottom of the page to start a dialogue.

Private Day Tour Rates Southampton Cruise Ships

A day tour is a tour of around 9-10 hours at a time of your choosing. Drivers have very strict legal limits on the time they are allowed to drive each day and there are rules also on the frequency of driver breaks too. These are not normally an issue, but if they are the matter will be raised at the quotation stage.

Prices includes all fees except for food/drink and admissions to attractions which can be quoted for separately.

Full Size Touring Coaches For Large Groups

Cruise Shuttle Bus From London

If you have a large group then that is not a problem either.

The largest coaches are 50-72 seat coaches but we also have access to vehicles half that size.


With large groups on cruise tour transfers the capacity issue is not normally passenger numbers but luggage.

UK coaches are built to European traveller requirements, where one large case is perfectly adequate. A typical 50 seat coach will be able to accommodate around 60 large cases in the luggage hold.

For a group travelling with North American flight allowances a 50 seat coach will typically only be able to accommodate the luggage of 35 such passengers maximum.


With large groups just as small groups multi- drop and pick-ups from hotels is routine and if required we can arrange a guide.

Tour Planning & Formal Quotations

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.

Tours are customised for each individual group. Go where you want to go at a pace you decide. Use the form below to outline your requirements and start a dialogue.


Heathrow Private Tour Quotation / Enquiry Form

Your Contact Details

Name:

E-Mail Address:

Important

Quotations are based on the number of passengers and amount of luggage you state below.

If you are a large group or have more than one case per person, please expand on this in the comments section so the appropriate vehicle is quoted for.

If you want a particular vehicle please state this in the comments section.

Your Required Transfer Details

Date Of Tour or Tour Transfer:

Number of Passengers

Estimated Luggage

Departure Point

Departure Time or Flight Arrival Time

Location At Tour End Required

Tour or Tour Transfer Requirement

Comments

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