The British Bobby Touring Company

Frequently Asked Questions

"How much do the chauffeur driven personalised tours usually cost?"
Based on four travelling our chauffeured tours usually begin at about $1300 per person per week. These tours include the full service of your driver / general guide and bed and breakfast accommodation throughout.

"What extras have to be paid on the chauffeured tours?"
Lunches, evening meals and entrances to sites of interest. These tours are land only arrangements but unlike our small group tours, you can start and finish at locations to suit your flights to and from Britain.

"If we booked a Small Group Coach Tour but the group size ended up as less then six could the tour be upgraded to a chauffeured tour?"
Yes once you book, the tour is guaranteed so if only two or four are due to depart you will be sharing your own mini van.

"What are we to expect from our driver on a chauffeured tour?"
On chauffeured tours drivers will start and finish at a time to suit you, but please bear in mind that for safety reasons we prefer to limit the day's driving to ten hours. Your driver will give you an overview of the places you visit and then leave the rest up to you - an amount of freedom and independence not usually associated with larger coach tours.

"What vehicles do you use?"
For chauffeured tours we use six seater air conditioned mini-vans affording excellent all round visibility. For small group tours of up to 14 we use mini-coaches with spare seats for added comfort.

"Tell us about the Meals?"
At hotels and B and Bs you will always have the option of a full English breakfasts. We will often stop for lunches in cheerful old country inns along the way. For coach tours evening meals will be included and for the chauffeured tours we often arrange dinners for you at the B and Bs or local inns / restaurants.

"Do you conduct tours just from London and transfers?"
Yes, and our rates for the services we offer are competitive.

"Can you send us references from satisfied clients?"
Yes of course, just e-mail or send a fax number and we will send to you several unsolicited references.

"We sent you an e mail ( or voice mail or whatever ) an hour ago, when can we expect a reply?"
All enquires are processed within 24 hours if not sooner.

"How many hotels or B and Bs are we likely to use in, let's say, a fourteen day tour?"
Well designed itineraries are likely to use fewer B and Bs and hotels than badly designed itineraries. If you have received a quotation from another source and they plan to use 10 hotels in 2 weeks, the itinerary has not been planned well and most of your trip will be spent on a freeway. Lots of one night stops means you're trying to cram in too much. As a preference we like to spend a minimum of two nights at each hotel/ B and B.

"Why should we use The British Bobbies?"
Please take time to read through the rest of the web site and take us up on our challenge of asking questions about Britain on the spot. We have many clients in the US who are happy to provide references on our behalf and we can fax or e-mail you references too. Our prices remain competitive for the type of service we offer. We enjoy what we do, it's not just a job and research tells us that we are probably the most successful team in this sector of the travel market here in Britain.

"We have some ideas about where we want to go, can we forward these to you for you to work on?"
This often happens and works well with us. Guests may have a small wish list, a large wish list or no wish list at all, but we will include areas or places you may wish to visit on any itinerary we design.

"Can we choose our own hotels?"
By all means, we can just be hired for our driving services. We will usually give you our honest opinion of any hotels you are choosing as we may well have used them in the past ourselves.

"Do you suggest we start or finish the tour in London?"
Personally we feel a city like Bath is a great place to start any tour of Britain and suggest you have two nights in Bath before commencing a countryside trip. You could then finish the tour with a few days in London. Bath will break you in to England at a more gentle and soothing pace and by the time you leave you'll feel you know a corner of England quite well already.

  The British Bobby Touring Company is an internet subsidiary of James Bothwell Travel.
James Bothwell Travel, Grace House, The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ, UK
Phone: +44 7711247762