Why use a Blue-Badge Guide for your tour?
We are entertaining and informative, reliable and professional with local and up to date knowledge of towns, cities and regions throughout the United Kingdom. Our wealth of experience is respected by discriminating tour operators and travel agents throughout the world.
Whether it is for an individual or a group, business or pleasure, a Blue Badge Guide makes a good experience great! The Blue Badge is a symbol of excellence in tourist guiding. The qualification and badge are awarded by The Institute of Tourist Guiding
The Institute of Tourist Guiding is the officially recognised standard-setting and awarding body for tourist guiding in England, Northern Ireland and Jersey. https://www.itg.org.uk/
We are practical, punctual, reliable and thrive on the unexpected, welcoming individuals or groups, here on business or for pleasure.
Famous Sites – throughout the UK
Blue Badge Guides are often the ONLY external guides permitted to conduct tours at many attractions, including Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. We bring the sites to life, often telling the stories that are not in the guide books or audio tours. With your own knowledgeable and entertaining guide, you can ask questions and find out more about what interests you. Local people, local knowledge, a sense of fun, and bringing history to life in your language !
Museums and Galleries
For those with limited time, a highlight tour will ensure you don’t miss anything important and will put your visit in context. Alternatively you may prefer an in-depth tour of a particular aspect of a collection. Many of our guides are specialists in particular museums or galleries or in subjects from ‘The History of Art’ through ‘Gardens’ to ‘Stained Glass’ or ‘Theatres’
One of the best ways to explore is on foot. A Blue Badge Guide will give you an entertaining and informative walking tour and help you discover things you would not have found on your own. Look up and discover, look down and be amazed !
If you have a particular interest, ask us about themed tours to ensure you get to see more of what really interests you. From literature to the Beatles, film and TV locations
and ghost tours, we can create a tour that is right for you. Anniversaries and events such as the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, London 2012 Olympics, Charles Dickens, and many others just offer the chance to be creative with new and special itineraries throughout the UK
It’s not just about history! Blue Badge Guides pride themselves on being up to date and have a comprehensive programme of continual professional development. We love showing what a fascinating and vibrant place contemporary Britain can be. Discover music, architecture, fashion, performing arts and multi-cultural Britain with us.
For small groups with the time to stay, we can take you behind the scenes in English villages, to Coffee Mornings, Cake Sales, Flower Shows and rambles around country churchyards. We can visit farms, Vineyards,
farm shops, pick apples, learn about hops. We can visit Churches for a service, local dramatic societies and we once hosted an American tap dancing team! Meet like minded ‘friends’ around the UK From Maypole Dancing to Ploughing Matches; You can discover Rural Britain with a Blue-Badge Guide.
Green Badge Guides
There are 2 cities in the South East with Green Badge (city) guides.
Green Badge guides are city specialists, in our region the cities are Canterbury and Chichester. They are trained to the highest professional standard to give walking tours and tours of all the museums, churches and other attractions of their city. In addition, Green Badge Guides can arrange themed tours on any number of subjects related to their specialist location.
Why not choose a themed or specialist walking tour in Canterbury, and really peep behind the scenes to explore all this wonderful city has to offer. Special ‘Slow-English’ tours for Language students and Linguist Guides avalable in French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish.
All Green Badge guides are qualified by the national awarding body for guides, the Institute of Tourist Guiding.
You can find Green-Badge Guides throughout England, from Winchester and Southampton to Cambridge.
Whatever your requirements, Creativity Travel can arrange the best Blue-Badge or Green-Badge Guide to suit your budget and requirements.