Looking for a Tour Leader?


image Whilst it would be great to be able to travel for days on end around our beautiful country, we know that your time away can be limited, which is why we’ve teamed up with a number of partner organisations who can give you a guided tour of a number of places all in one day. We have access to literally hundreds of tours so you don't need to worry if the number of destinations you choose are greater than the days that you have available.

If your primary concern is travelling alone, we can arrange a Great British Trips Tour Leader to escort you and your group throughout the tour. The role of Tour Leader is to ensure that the group are well looked after, clear on the itinerary and don’t have to think about where to go or what’s next. Tour Leader’s can help to organise meals, attractions, transport etc. A Tour Leader is a great option for small groups who are concerned about being on their own but don’t necessarily have local or historical knowledge to act as a guide.



Tour Leader, or Guide?



The role of the Tour Leader is to look after the group personally with a special focus on the itinerary. Guides are primarily there to teach, to show you around an attraction or area and teach you about the history of said area. Once the Guided Tour has finished, a guide will usually go home again whereas a Tour Leader will stay with the group for the duration and be on hand when needed. Tour Leaders can’t necessarily teach you about the history of an area. Guides can be arranged to join you at any point during your tour and can be with you from 1 hour to the entire trip. A guide will usually work during the day or for a specified time frame whereas a Tour Leader will be on hand at all times.



For small groups, we often use a Tour Leader to accompany and look after the group whilst different guides will join the group for short guided tours at different points. Of course anyone and any size group can arrange either a Tour Leader or a Guide with us but please be aware that unless you are unconcerned with budget, it can be expensive for those not travelling with their own group (where the cost is shared) to have a private Tour Leader or Guide.



Cheaper ways to get a guided tour



If travelling alone, a far cheaper alternative to take a guided tour of an area or attraction is to book on to a day tour. We work with many Tour Operators throughout the UK who run regular guided coach day trips to popular locations and joining one of these for the day is by far the most cost effective way to get a professionally guided tour without paying for a private guide.



Why not try a driver guided tour?



If taking a coach tour with lots of other people is not quite to your liking or your schedule just won't work with an organised trip, why not take a private driver guided tour for a day or even a couple of days. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel or at a train station or airport, at a time you suggest and take you on an unforgettable journey to hidden gems and places off the beaten track. Our expert driver guides live locally, so their expert local knowledge will really bring the sights to life. If you have a special interest or you want to discover places where your family once hailed from, just let us know and our driver guides can plan an itinerary just for you. Of course it doesn’t have to be limited to one day, we can arrange a driver guided tour over a number of days as you travel with your guide from place to place. This option can be a little more expensive but if there are a few of you it can work out more cost effective!