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Institute of Tourists Guiding

MR 04676

Guided tours of historic towns and cities

Discover some amazing towns and cities with our guided town tours

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What’s included in a guided town tour?

Every town or city has a story to tell. A depth of history, hidden gems and amazing attractions.

The town tours range from 75 minutes to half a day, or even a full day to include any of the tourist attractions that you would also like to visit. Alternatively, we can plan the route and show you some wonderful areas, culture and history of the town of your choice.

Town tours can include breaks at wonderful restaurants, pubs or cafes and are suitable for all ages, interests and levels of fitness.

What towns can we offer guided tours of?

We are qualified to offer tours in a wide range of historic towns and cities across Southern England, including:

Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Windsor and Eton, Oxford, Dorchester-on-Thames, Hungerford, Abingdon, Winchester and Portsmouth.

If there is a specific town or city not on this list that you or your group would like to visit, then definitely get in touch and see if we can help you get more out of your day!

Length and distance

Our 75/90 minute or two hour tours are suitable for everyone who can walk a mile or two. They will mainly be on good urban surfaces, with occasional short flights of steps or a cobbled section of the street.

Half-day tours will explore places in more depth. Surfaces will be similar, but the walk will be longer, usually up to three miles (5 km).

That said, all of our tours can be customised to your requirements, so if you need a shorter tour, less distance or greater accessibility then don’t hesitate to contact us. It would be our pleasure to create the perfect route for you and your group.

Qualifications and accreditations

  • Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides
  • Blue Badge Guide for South and South East England 2011
  • Blue Badge Guide for South West England 2014
  • Ambassador for the Great West Way
  • Member of Midsomer Tours
  • Guiding endorsement for Windsor and Eton
  • Accredited Tourist Guide Examiner

Take a look at some pictures from our previous town tours

British visitor


Thank you so much for all the work you put into a most interesting day in Reading yesterday. You were a wonderful guide.

Lin Wilson

Solent Events & Leisure

Thanks Graham and thank you for a superb tour yesterday. It was both interesting and amusing which we love! Everyone really enjoyed the whole day and are now eager to book my next one, which is great.

HF Holidays guest

Friendly and relaxed with a good sense of humour.

Sam Evans

Humphreys of Henley

Graham is one of our clients’ favourite guides! They tell us that he is not only informative, but fun and entertaining, bringing the stunning destinations across southern England to life. We love to introduce Graham to our clients because he finds out about them and makes the whole experience truly personal.

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If you're looking for a tour in an area we haven't listed here get in touch and we'll see what we can do for you!