We recommend that you read carefully through the following information about booking your guided tour of Britain. We’ve included information on what you can expect, what the tour includes, the accommodation, and other useful information for your travels.
Please note that this tour is not recommended for families with children under the age of 12.
YOUR NORDIC VISITOR DRIVER & GUIDES
This tour package includes the professional service of a knowledgeable tour guide. They will join you and your experienced driver for your tour around Britain.
Not only will the guides offer their local knowledge and share hidden gems and stories with you, but they will act as the logistical organiser for the group. They will ensure that everything is running smoothly and that you’re having a good time during your holiday.
Tour guides will be a valuable resource for questions about local customs, language, food and other practical travel information. If you join our guided small group tour, you will get a personal and local experience of England, Scotland and Wales.
During your guided small group tour, you’ll stay in accommodation hand-picked by our local travel experts. We’ve partnered with local businesses and selected hotels and guesthouses based on excellent ratings, comfort and our personal experience.
You can view the detailed list of hotels for this trip under the accommodation tab.
On our guided group packages, you can choose from single or double rooms. Please note that in the UK room types are based on European standard sizes, which means they are smaller than in North America.
Please also be aware that, due to the historic nature of properties we usually select, some of the rooms are only accessible by going up stairs as there may be no lifts available. Please contact us if you are not able to walk up stairs.
FOOD & DRINK
With Nordic Visitor, breakfast is always included at your accommodations in the UK. You’ll also have some meals included throughout the guided portion of this tour. You will enjoy 4 included dinners and traditional afternoon tea, as per the package inclusions.
Dinners will usually either be a set menu or a buffet with a good variety of local fresh ingredients (drinks not included). Please notify your travel consultant in advance of any dietary restrictions or allergies.
Other meals are not included, but the guide will make sure to stop along the way for you to pick up snacks, drinks and lunch.
WHAT TO PACK FOR YOUR TRIP
• A small backpack to store your daily items on the bus
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Sturdy hiking shoes boots
• Camera with extra batteries
• Sunglasses and sunscreen
More information on what to pack will be provided by your personal travel consultant
This tour is by mini-bus and so, to ensure comfortable seating for everyone, there is a limit to the size and amount of luggage you can bring. Each guest is allowed 1 large suitcase or bag, which can be stored in the back of the van, and one smaller item (e.g. a small backpack or day bag) for daily essentials.
The guidance size for the larger luggage is no more than 158 centimetres (62 inches) when the length, width and height is added together. It also should not exceed more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds). Unfortunately, carry-on suitcases (cabin bags) are too large to store inside the van in the overhead racks.
If you have any questions about luggage, your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be able to assist you.
FITNESS & ACTIVITY LEVEL
Please note that this tour includes some walking at a few of the sightseeing stops. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk between 1-3 kilometres (0.5 to 2 miles) on certain days. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding the bus each day.
Please note that the tour programme is dependent upon weather conditions and may be altered if these are not favourable. In the case of major changes to the itinerary, you will be notified and we will do our best to make sure that your experience is not affected.
All bookings are charged in British Pounds (£, GBP). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. This means conversions from GBP to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip.
At that time, they’ll confirm the availability of your tour. Then the booking process starts, which may take a few weeks. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip. You will also receive more information about what to expect during your trip.