Your accommodations are an integral part of your holiday and we make our choices with your comfort in mind. We make every effort to ensure all of our guests have a pleasant stay throughout their touring experience.
Our accommodations cover a wide range of lodging types including inns, farmhouses, manor houses, quaint b&bs, small family run hotels and even the occasional castle. Each is chosen with care, with reference to comfort, architecture, location, cuisine, and friendliness of the host.
All lodgings on our scheduled tours are three or four star category/similar rating. All rooms have private/en-suite facilities.
Custom Design Tours can be any lodging level/style of your choice, from budget hotels or hostels to 5 star luxury.
Wherever possible on our longer itineraries, we mix up a combination of rural and in town/village locations so you have a nice overview of the areas visited.
It is important to note that our properties are converted, historically interesting properties and not custom built hotels. You may find the rooms in UK/Europe a bit smaller than in other places but overall, they more than make up in charm. The historic designs do not always allow for lifts/elevators but, in most properties, low floor rooms may be requested. If you have any special requirements, please advise us at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate for you.
Here, we introduce you to just a few of the properties we use to provide you examples of what you may expect:
“Double Room” is for 2 guests who wish to share a bed
“Twin Room” is 2 guests sharing a room, each with their own single bed
“Single” rooms are for guests traveling solo, one room with a single bed for one guest.
Once in a while, singles are lucky to get a double bedded room for single occupancy but that doesn’t happen too often. If that is important to you, discuss options with us as it may be possible, usually there is a small additional supplement. Please note that UK/European properties charge a supplemental fee for having your own room in any case, hence the single supplement tour rate.
Have a look at some of your accommodations' public spaces and dining options.
What's for dinner? Included dinners are either a 2 course or 3 course meal, either starter/main/dessert or main with a choice of either a starter or dessert. Tap water and tea or coffee is included as part of the meal. Any other beverages or incidentals are usually not included, these are separate and should be settled directly during the tour. On custom tours, anything you choose can be included in the up front package, any number of food courses, wine on the table, open bar etc; please just tell us what you need and we can organize it.
What's for lunch? There is free time for lunch during the touring day on scheduled tours, either in a city/town/village or at an attraction. Guests have a choice of options ranging from box sandwiches to a sit down meal in a pub/restaurant/cafe. What you have for lunch is up to each individual traveler. On custom tours, just tell us what you want and it can be included in your package.
Afternoon Teas and special events -- some scheduled itineraries include a special afternoon tea as part of the package. On custom designed tours, we can cater to special events, per your request. SGT has arranged special meals, author meet and greets/speakers, personal behind-the-scene chats/walks, private meeting rooms with catering and more. Just ask us!