Tailor-Made Tours of South East England

Visit Historic England with John

Your time during your visit to England is precious so it’s important to make the most of it without feeling rushed. – After all, these are private tours, so you’re avoiding time-bound packaged coach tours.

It is, indeed, usually possible to combine two private tours within the same day without feeling pressured for time. (More tours on additional days may be booked also).

Popular with John’s guests are the following same-day private tours which, subject to confirmation*, may be combined. Guests also opt to tour with John during additional days making the most of his local knowledge.

*Hampton Court Palace and Hever Castle. (Already combined: See ‘Full-Day Tudor Tour’ listing).

*View our Private Medieval England Day Tour listing which provides some unforgettable experiences.

Cruise ships: Port of Dover

We welcome private tour bookings from cruise passengers visiting England via the Port of Dover, Kent.

Please note that collection and drop-off charges will apply in addition to our usual private tour rates.

From our tour listings, you’ll see that the usual meeting point for our private driving tours is Bromley South, in the London suburbs. This avoids central London’s notoriously heavy traffic, ensuring your tours with us are relaxed and enjoyable. Please enquire about any tours which require a different meeting point. Thank you.


  • Hever Castle and Leeds Castle
  • Leeds Castle and Canterbury
  • Chartwell and Hever Castle


  • Chartwell and Down House
  • Chartwell and the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum
  • Dover Castle and The White Cliffs
  • Dover Castle and the Battle of Britain Memorial

Popular events (Great fun for families!)

  • Jousting and Medieval fairs

A complimentary discount to the overall price of two tours on the same day will be offered.

Nothing quite beats the authenticity and spirit of jousting and medieval fairs in the beautiful English countryside. They are also hugely entertaining! As they are popular and tickets subject to availability, please enquire.

Additionally, depending on the location and time of day, guests choose to have afternoon cream tea during the summer months; or a pub lunch / dinner which is available regardless of the season. (Food and refreshments are settled by our guests directly with the venues on the day. Where applicable, we will take care of booking a table for you).

Let us know if you have somewhere else in South East England in mind.

For example, Smallhythe Place in Kent. – A pretty cottage where British Victorian actress, Ellen Terry, used to live – was added as a special request to a castle private tour by guests from New York.

#LetLondonBreathe and avoid the stresses of the city centre’s notoriously heavy traffic. – John will collect you by car at Bromley South station, in London’s suburbs, where your private tour starts. He will drive you through country lanes in the scenic Kent countryside, while you learn local insights en route to your chosen destinations.

It’s your day. Help us help you make it extra special.

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