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Last updated 20/05/2013
Phone: 020 7228 2238 - Mobile: 0780 350 7049 - Fax: 020 7228 2227
Year qualified: 1991 - Driver Guide
Native language: English
Other language: Italian
Biography: I spent most of my youth in various parts of the world and ended up running my own chalet/hotel business in Italy during the winter ski season. Now based in London, I have been working as a guide for over 20 years. I mainly work as a driver-guide taking small groups on personalised tours, anywhere within Britain and northern France, in my own vehicle. I do work with larger groups, plus lead walking tours of London. I have a lively sense of humour and endless patience, both of which are necessary in tourism. I have served on the Branch Council of the Association of Professional Tourist Guides and am currently Treasurer of the Driver-Guides Association.
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Regions for which accredited: Cumbria (Lake District), London, South West
London sites for which accredited: 2012 Venues, British Library, British Museum, City of London, Docklands, Greenwich, Hampton Court Palace, Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey
Sites outside London for which accredited: Bath, Canterbury Cathedral, Oxford, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Winchester Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Windsor Eton, York Minster
Special interests: I enjoy showing people the glories of my country and recounting our history and customs. We have many traditions which I enjoy explaining to my clients. My main interests are gardens, history (including D-Day and the Normandy beaches) and prehistory and working with children. Recently I have been researching tours following in the steps of Harry Potter, Winston Churchill, the da Vinci Code and Beatrix Potter. Britain is a medley of glorious scenery, forbidding castles, colourful pageantry and ongoing history. I am willing to help someone in a wheelchair have a good holiday. Come and discover Britain for yourself with my help.
Walking tours: Royal London around Westminster, St. James's and Buckingham Palace. A walk in Hyde Park. Palaces and Politics. Olympics sites.
Extended tours: I qualified in 2010 as a South West England Blue Badge guide, so I can now guide tours in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
During 2011 I qualified as a Cumbria Blue Badge guide, so I can now take people on tours of the Lake District visiting places associated with John Ruskin, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter among others. Cumbria also includes parts of Hadrian's Wall.
I will tour anywhere within the United Kingdom and northern France.
Regions offered as British Isles Tour Manager: South East England (Essex, Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Wiltshire), East Anglia (Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Constable Country), Midlands (Cotswolds, Coventry, Black Country, The Potteries, Peak District, Chester, Robin Hood Country), West Country (Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, King Arthur Country), Yorkshire (Brontë Country), North West (Cumbria, Lake District, Manchester, Liverpool, Carlisle), Northumbria, Wales, Scotland, Ireland
Countries offered: France