England

Tours From London

Apr 24th–May 5th, 2017

2017 Literary England Sampler, Highlights of Classical Britain

Shakespeare-Dickens-Jane Austen-Wordsworth-James Herriot-Brontes-Tolkien-Lewis Carroll-Beatrix Potter-’Downton Abbey’-‘Harry Potter’ from the SGT ‘Classic Route’ Collection This tour is geared towards visitors who wish to see the classical heritage sites…

May 7th–May 12th, 2017

2017 Devon & Cornwall – West Country Writers, the ‘Mystery Writers Trail’

The English counties of Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and Somerset, collectively known as ‘The West Country,’ offer a rich tapestry of literary heritage. Here are the…

May 17th–May 25th, 2017

2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Gardens of Kent & Heart of England

This tour is designed as a brief introduction to the gardens in two of England loveliest counties, Kent, and The Heart of England. There are…

Jul 10th–Jul 14th, 2017

2017 Jane Austen’s Hampshire & Bath

Our tour follows the trail of one of the world’s favourite writers. See the places that inspired Jane Austen, where she lived, wrote her most…

Jul 10th–Jul 19th, 2017

2017 ‘Week’ with Jane Austen: Hampshire, Bath, Cotswolds villages & stately homes of the Peak District

OK so we’re taking a big of dramatic license as our tour is a 10 day ‘week!’ This is an adventure into the world of…

Jul 24th–Aug 4th, 2017

2017 Literary England Sampler, Highlights of Classical Britain

Shakespeare-Dickens-Jane Austen-Wordsworth-James Herriot-Brontes-Tolkien-Lewis Carroll-Beatrix Potter-’Downton Abbey’-‘Harry Potter’ from the SGT ‘Classic Route’ Collection This tour is geared towards visitors who wish to see the classical heritage sites…

​C’mon Everybody! Rock & Roll England and Wales

SUGGESTED TOUR FOR PRIVATE DEPARTURES. This is a suggested tour itinerary for parties of any size, from 2 guests and up. Subject to vehicle/guide availability,…

Heart of England, Wales and Yorkshire 5 Day Tour

Highlights: ~ Shakespeare country and Stratford on Avon ~ Ironbridge World Heritage Site ~ The mountains of Snowdonia ~ Conwy Castle ~ Peak District National…

Devon and Cornwall – A Magical Land of Legends 5 Day Tour

 Highlights: ~ Winchester ~ Durdle Door ~ Dartmoor ~ Exeter ~ Boscastle ~ Tintagel Castle ~ Lands End & St. Ives ~ Cornish beaches ~…

The Cotswolds, Bath and Oxford 2 Day Tour

Highlights ~ Avebury ~ Cherhill White Horse ~ Lacock ~ Bath ~ Cirencester ~ Cotswolds villages ~ Stow-on-the-Wold ~ Oxford 2 days to take in the…

Highlights of England and North Wales (London to Edinburgh)

A fantastic combination of the “Heart of England” and “York, the Dales, and Lake District” tours to give you an memorable journey through some of…

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Tudor History Tours

Tudor History Tours is a family owned and independent company operated by husband and wife team Steve and Laura Murphy. Combining the best of business practices and historic appreciation, with a dedication to personal service, they ensure their clients have the best possible historic experience. Steve knew that he was a natural tour guide when in Germany a few years ago he was asked, in French, how to find a particular museum. He is a

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Six Wives of One King

Divorced, beheaded, died. Divorced, beheaded, survived.What is the story behind this famous mnemonic? What of the women themselves? How did these women live and how did they become the Consort to the most notorious King of England? Find out on this fully escorted tour to discover the life and loves of Henry VIII’s six wives. This historic tour is a fascinating journey in search of all the six wives of Henry VIII. Over 11 days

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Tudor Women Tour

Our Tudor women historic tour embraces the lives of wives, sisters and courtiers in the turbulent Tudor century. Some of the women we meet on our tour were powerful in their own right, others held power more discretely. A few were victims of politics of the age and all have a story to tell. This tour looks closely at where and how they lived together with how they fit into the rich history and tapestry

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Finding Henry Tudor – Reformation Hero or Villain?

Henry VIII was not born to be King yet he acceded to the throne before his 18th birthday. Married six times: four times for love, once for affection and once for duty, he had three legitimate children. A Renaissance Prince when young, his divorces and subsequent order to send two of his wives to the executioner’s block made him the most notorious King England has ever witnessed. History sees Henry as a tyrant and a

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Henry VIII – Defender of the Realm

Henry VIII’s England was constantly under threat of invasion from the powers in Europe. During his reign, Henry built England’s defences to withstand any such attack. He was the father of the Royal Navy; inheriting only five serviceable ships, by the time of his death England had over 70 warships at sea. Henry ordered the building of castles and forts along the coast line from the Humber estuary to the Pembroke pensinsular in Wales. A

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Elizabeth I: the Child, the Lover and Warrior Queen

This packed, fully escorted tour traces the life of England’s Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I and her suitor, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Elizabeth I, The Virgin Queen, was England’s Monarch for 45 years and created the enduring legacy of the Elizabethan age. Her early life was spent in a chaotic extended family, never really knowing her place or her father, Henry VIII. She suffered uncertainty in her early life first as a Princess and then

Tours From Manchester

Jun 4th–Jun 10th, 2017

2017 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Gardens of North Wales and Cheshire

Welsh gardens are lush and green, thanks to the high volume of rainfall, higher altitudes, the climate is certainly wetter and usually windier than in…

Lake District Tours

Lake District As You Please – Lake District Scheduled Day Trips

Lake District As Your Please! Create a holiday break in the English Lake District to suit your schedule. Package can include accommodation for the appropriate…

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Beatrix Potter Experience

Are you potty about Potter? 3 day/2 night package   Beatrix Potter, known the world over for her lovely children’s books, chose to settle in

SGT London Day Trips

Original Tour

Join the “hop-on/hop-off” bus for the best orientation of the major iconic sites. Go around the loop listening to commentary, hop off to go inside an…

Big Bus Tour

Big Bus open-top sightseeing tours have award-winning live commentary in English or a digitally-recorded commentary in 8 languages. Choose from two routes taking in all the main…

UK Rock Experience: See London, Liverpool & Cambridge

Book your own Set List! Pre-set package, you just choose your travel dates. Take this unescorted package from any start date of your choice. Accommodation is…

Classic Rock & Beatles Sites: Rock London Afternoon Tour

‘I dreamed for 30 years of walking across Abbey Road. It was amazing but I never expected to see all this other stuff. Your guide…

Sex, Drugs & Rock’n’ Roll: Rock London Morning Tour

Hell-raising, drug-taking and music-making! This tour covers past and present Rock landmarks in bohemian Soho and the North London neighbourhoods of Camden Town, Islington and…

Monsters of Rock: Full Day Rock London

Be a Daytripper! Join us for a Full Day of Rockin’ across the capital! London is Calling You! Depending on your age, this is either a chance to wallow…

Pink Floyd: A Tale of Two Cities, Cambridge & London

“I went along because of my husband but was really surprised at how much I enjoyed the day. The tour is certainly much more than…

Queen, We Will Rock You! Half Day Rock London

Queen London Rock Tour Queen still rule! Forty-years on from their foundation the band are being discovered by yet another generation and their popularity with…

The Long and Winding Road

There are London Beatle tours and there’s THE London Beatles tour. This is it. Don’t be fooled – you can’t see “Beatles London” on a walking tour, not unless…

Bowie, Bolan & the Glam Rock Years London Rock Tour

David Bowie’s career spans five decades with London providing both the starting point of his amazing career and many watershed moments along the way.  Marc…

Ticket to Ride, Beatles by Night: Rock London Evening Tour

Over 35 major Beatles sites are visited, charting the ‘Beatlemania’ years from 1962 to 1970, and their solo years thereafter. No other London Beatle tour…

Shakespeare Country: Stratford-Upon-Avon & Cotswolds Villages…including Downton Abbey filming locations Day Trip

The region of the “The Heart of England” is famed for many things including quaint, thatched roof cottage villages, ancient market towns, charming antique and…

Jane Austen’s Chawton & Winchester Day Trip

Experience for yourself the countryside that inspired Jane Austen to pen some of the English language’s greatest novels. Visit her cottage home at Chawton, now open as a…

Jane Austen’s Bath & Lacock Day Trip

Traveling via one of “the prettiest villages of England” Castle Combe, we’ll make our way to our main destination of Bath, the city of Georgian splendor and Roman…

Kent “Garden of England” sampler: Sissinghurst & Great Dixter Day Trip

Just a stone’s throw from the metropolis of London is Kent, the county nicknamed “The Garden of England” as it’s home to many of the best…

Cambridge & Duxford Airfield/Aviation Museum Day Trip

The charming university city of Cambridge has much to offer visitors. This medieval city is an interesting mix of the historic and contemporary, the vibrant energy…

SGT London Day & Weekend Trips Schedule

SGT DAY TRIPS                     Year Round Departures (Saturdays, as noted) MONDAYS                 Shakespeare Country: Stratford-Upon-Avon & Cotswolds Villages TUESDAYS                Jane Austen’s Hampshire: Chawton & Winchester…

Royal Hothouse Gardens: Kew & Wisley Day Trip

The Western London suburbs of form a lovely area all too often overlooked by visitors. Come and discover this elegant corner of the sprawling capital, explore…

Victorian Christmas Markets, Rochester & London Day Trip

Rochester is a gem of a city, with its cathedral and Norman castle, it overflows with Dickens’s sites, such as plaques on the places mentioned…

Heroes of WWII: Royal Air Force & Codebreakers of Bletchley Park Day Trip

It was at Bletchley Park that the Germans ‘uncrackable’ Enigma Code was broken, allowing the allies to read Axis wireless traffic. The museum holds some…

London Antique Markets and Globe Theatre Day Trip

We begin our day with one of the more colourful local neighborhood antiques markets. Bermondsey’s New Caledonian Market is commonly called the “Thieves Market” because,…

Tudor Day Out: Hampton Court Palace & Hever Castle Day Trip

Henry VIII’s masterpiece Hampton Court Palace is set in over 60 acres of gardens and parklands along the scenic River Thames. You won’t want to…

Dickens’ Kent: Rochester & Chatham Historic Dockyards Day Trip

Rochester is a gem of a city with a cathedral and Norman castle. It overflows with Dickens sites, places where he lived and those mentioned…

Traditional England, Windsor, Real Ales, Cream Teas & Riverside Walks day trip

Highlights: ~ Windsor Castle and Great Park ~ River Thames boat trip (optional) ~ Eton College ~ Marlow – watch rowers and Royal swans on…

Liverpool by Rail from London Day Trip

Full Day Rail Tour – Unescorted. Day Trip to the historic City of Liverpool, “Jewel of the Mersey” and birthplace of the Beatles.

SGT London Weekend Trips