Naomi – USA – March 2018
Yvonne was really terrific in every way: easy to communicate with and responsive leading to our tour; and highly informative and pleasant during the tour itself. My 10 yo daughter and I were jet lagged and she still managed to fascinate us with interesting tales and lots of history, and engaged us beautifully so both adults and children could really connect and enjoy the stories and knowledge she shared. Highly recommend her. Thank you so much!
Rebecca – USA – February 2018
Yvonne is a wonderful tour guide! She and I lightly corresponded for a couple of months before our February honeymoon to Canterbury and London and she came up with a great personalized tour. We went all over the Kent countryside and had our 1st cream tea experience which was delicious! Once she found out that we couldn’t get to Dover Castle (due to off season) the next day as planned, she added the cliffs & castle to our tour AND helped us arrange going to Leeds instead. Couldn’t be happier with her tour!
Robert – USA – August 2017
Yvonne provided our party of six people an amazing overview of Dover and added personal family history regarding her father’s experiences as a RAF crew member which was very interesting. She has a wonderful personality and has a vast knowledge of the history of the entire area. We drove from Dover to Canterbury to see the English countryside and Yvonne pointed site after site along the way. I highly recommend Yvonne to anyone that is considering a visit to Dover or the surrounding area.
Barbara Hoodspith Canada 23rd May 2017
The tour we had with you was one of the highlights of our trip. It was a fantastic way to start our cruise around the UK.
I very much enjoyed working with you. You planned a perfect day in the countryside and of course our stop in Canterbury. I particularly liked the stop in Sandwich. The tea and scones in Chilham was a great hit. I think we all enjoyed seeing beyond the typical tourist stops.
You are a wealth of information and made the history come to life.
I will recommend you to friends and if we are ever near Dover again I hope to plan another day with you.
I hope our paths cross again sometime.
Vicki Fisher (USA) 3rd September 2016
Yvonne did a fantastic job with planning our customized tour of Kent. We were able to visit many historical sights as well as several lovely villages along the way. With our driver George at the wheel Yvonne was able to spend time providing lots of wonderful information on the area, history, and local culture. We could not have imagined a better two days. Highly recommend Yvonne’s tours!
Donna G (USA) – Downton Abbey & Cotswolds Tour – August 2016
I do have to give so much credit to our tour guide, Yvonne. She was more a co-traveler than a tour guide. I think she became everyone’s best friend. She was there for all of us, and had answers to all our questions.
Tom R (USA) – Downton Abbey & Cotswolds Tour-August 2016
Yvonne was wonderful. I think this tour was a big success.
Gene G (USA)- Downton Abbey & Cotswolds Tour-August 2016
Yvonne. I want again to commend you on your job well done with our group. Your combination of sound planning, thoroughness, timeliness, sensitivity, and background in all things, so it seemed, English, made for a winning formula for success. I am sure everyone in the group would agree with this assessment.
Steve Swanson (USA) 3rd September 2015
Yvonne is by far the best guide my wife and I have ever used! Thorough, competent and knowledgeable. She loves Kent and the Canterbury area, and it shows. We highly recommend her!
Jeff Reynolds (USA) 17th August 2015
Yvonne was a delight! Our group was really interested in WW II history of the area and she delivered it and then some! She was extremely knowledgeable and gave us a great tour that I know we would not have received with the bus tours that you get. I would highly recommend her for sure.
Joyce Finlay (USA ) 29th June 2015
Christina Truscott (Canada) – Hidden Gems of England Tour June 2015
HI Yvonne…. thanks so much for the amazing tour!!!
We were so lucky to have you as our guide. As I said in my lengthy email to you…you were so professional and upbeat and very knowledgeable!!
What a great trip- made even better because of you!!!
October 24th, 2013, 10:08 AM Geri S – USA
This spring we did a transatlantic cruise stopping in Dover. We had a wonderful tour with Yvonne Leach of Creativity Travel Ltd. www.creativitytravel.co.uk
She met us at the terminal at 9 am. She hires a driver so that she can spend the entire time, giving us lots of interesting facts about the area. She uses a microphone so there is never a problem hearing what she says. We went to Canterbury for our first stop & toured Canterbury Cathedral, walked through the lovely town before driving through Wingham & the Kent countryside before stopping in Sandwich where we enjoyed a cream tea, walked through the town as Yvonne pointed out interesting facts. We drove along the seafront in Deal, then stopped at Walmer Castle. went to the bottom of the White Cliffs of Dover, stopped for a photo shoot at Dover Castle. I could go on & on about the numerous sites we enjoyed before getting back to the terminal around 4:00. There were 8 of us in our group, but she can taylor to just about any size.
So, please forward my deep gratitude and these comments on to Yvonne.
|Serena MaundrellAugust 2014||Yvonne was a great guide, and pitched the tour perfectly for our group. She was friendly, approachable and professional. We enjoyed our time with her and would recommend her. Thank you, Yvonne.|
Over the past few years we have researched family history with American visitors, rambled around ancient churchyards and villages with Welsh groups (great fun!) Spooked ourselves and locals with our Haunted and Halloween fun, and visited Farmers Markets, with food and wine-tasting both sides of the English Channel ! Something for everyone, here in Kent. A bespoke or tailor made service for visitors to Kent.
What is the Blue Badge ?
The coveted Blue Badge marks the British national standard guiding qualification and an internationally recognised bench mark of excellence.
Blue Badge Guides are selected, trained and examined by the training provider and examined by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. The training is detailed and comprehensive, the examinations rigorous and registration an achievement.
Blue Badge Guides, between them, have a wide range of languages (over 40), specialities and interests, and can guide on foot, in cars, on coaches, on trains and on boats.
They have a wealth of experience which is respected by discriminating tour operators and travel agents throughout the world. They take pride in constantly updating their knowledge to enable their visitors to enjoy Britain’s immense, unique and varied heritage. They are practical, punctual, reliable and thrive on the unexpected, welcoming individuals or groups to all parts of the UK for whatever reason, and making sure that visitors return home with the happiest of memories ! Creativity Travel can arrange Tourist Guides for all sightseeing tours throughout the United Kingdom.
About Yvonne Leach – who rather likes the title : ‘Yvonne of Dover’ !!
Creativy Travel’s Managing Director, Yvonne, is a fully qualified and Registered Blue-Badge Guide for South-East England. She is a Past President and Board Director of The Institute of Tourist Guiding, a Member of the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides and on the committee of the South East England Tourist Guides Association. A background in tour operating and involved in preparing fun-filled and quirky itineraries, alongside an academic career, writing assignment-based tours and excursions to meet curricula and study tours at all levels
Yvonne and Creativity Travel are delighted to offer appropriately qualified tourist guides (with many languages) not just from Dover, but from all points of entry and in towns and cities throughout the United Kingdom.
For all your tourist–guide requirements throughout the length and breadth of the United Kingdom please do not hesitate to contact us.
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