Private Tours UK - Peter West

Private Tours UK - Peter West

Private Tours UK - Peter West
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
We have had the privilege of offering Private Tours of all types for over 30 years, as qualified Blue Badge tourist guides ie certified by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. We would love to have the opportunity to provide your tour requirements delivering a high degree of personal attention to your needs and wishes. We would be delighted to apply our thirty years + of professional experience with advice for all your vacation needs and wishes when we have been booked. May I /we have the privilege to arrange your private tours starting in wonderful LONDON not only, in the UK but also in Ireland and France ?
London, England

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Robert B
1 contribution
Aug 2022
My wife and I did two private tours on back-to-back days with Peter West. First one 8/4/2022 to Windsor Castle then to Stonehenge. Long day but worth it to see two great attractions. Weather was perfect. Peter picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel, gave us just enough commentary so we were able to have a nice comfortable experience and not get too overloaded. He recommended a great place for lunch and both Peter and the tour exceeded our expectations.
Second tour, 8/5/2022 started with Peter picking us up at our hotel and doing a London City Tour. We did a ride through some of the sites of the city, then headed to Buckingham Palace to view the changing of the horse Guards, From there to Westminster Abby (he has plenty of knowledge about history and architecture), then for a nice English style lunch, back to drive around the city some more, and we ended up at the Tower of London.
Peter was great and we would highly recommend him if you are looking for a personalized tour and not getting stuck in the crowds of people.
Definitely worth the money.
Written August 5, 2022
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Niki T
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
We really enjoyed our tour of Bath and Stonehenge with Peter today. He did a great job of providing relevant and new information and also getting to know our family. We covered a lot of ground, had time for a wonderful lunch and arrived back with lots of stories and memories. We would recommend a tour with Peter for families of all ages!
Written June 21, 2022
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abreck
Hounslow, UK2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Our family was traveling with two teens and two seniors, one with a wheel chair. Peter took us on a half day driving tour around London. He was very accommodating with my parents. He even allowed them to stay in the car when they needed a rest while the rest of us watched the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. It was a great morning and Peter was full of information. He even made a special stop at Kings Cross station so that we could get a pic in front of the 9 3/4 platform. Definitely a great morning tour!
Written October 16, 2022
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Birddawg81
Stow, OH63 contributions
May 2022 • Family
We did several days of touring with Peter and he did a great job. We got to see everything we wanted to see plus a number of other places that Peter took us to that weren’t originally on the itinerary. Peter is a very nice guy and he knows extensive amounts of history that he shares on the tours.
Written July 14, 2022
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JakeA501
Tampa, FL6 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
We had an amazing time with Peter during our visit to London. Peter was very knowledgeable about all the tours that he took us on. He was very detailed and provided rich history and facts that we would have never known on our own. I highly recommend Peter as a tour guide for your visit. We visited Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Churchill’s War Room and many other sites over three days of tours. The transportation was luxury and Peter was on time and ready to go every morning.
Written January 2, 2023
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Amanda P
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
I would very highly recommend booking a private tour with Peter West! We had a wonderful experience. We had limited time in London so we wanted to make the best use of our time. We were able to have absolutely lovely visits at both Windsor Castle and Hampton Court in one day. Imagine the pleasure of being picked up at your hotel and taken through scenic countryside and villages to our destinations! We got to see extra things along the way- including a drive through a beautiful royal park and a look around historic Eton where the royal princes had their schooling. The tours of the castles were efficient yet unhurried and we learned so much. He has so much knowledge of English history- very fascinating! He took so many great pictures and sent them to us which was great because I wasn’t constantly fumbling for my own phone to take pictures- a small thing but very nice! Also he had plenty of water and a phone charger for our use in the car. My teenaged daughter very much liked him and the trip, even though she had an upset stomach much of the day. He was very kind, very informative and just an all around wonderful man & guide! We will definitely seek out his services when we return!
Written June 4, 2022
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MiriamFrancesRoxy
Cleveland, OH2 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Peter provided us with an excellent two days of touring Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey and the Cotswolds. He went above and beyond to ensure we saw the things we were interested in and added a few side trips based on our interests. We had a fun and informative two days. Peter navigates the streets of London and beyond as a pro and is extremely knowledgeable on historical events and persons. A private guide is definitely the way to go and we highly recommend Peter!
Written May 18, 2022
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ozzy
Healdsburg, CA3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Visited Stonehenge and Windsor Castle and was a splendid experience with Peter. Great sense of humor and knowledgeable about many things not just related to our site visits. He had great knowledge base of Windsor Castle and Stonehenge. We took him out to lunch and had a wonderful time. Would very highly recommend. We were a couple traveling with my in-law. Comfortable and safe. Would book again. Thanks Peter for a wonderful time !
Written July 7, 2022
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TripEnthusiast2
Roslyn Heights, NY246 contributions
Oct 2016
I recently returned from a trip to London. I'd been there before but my husband hadn't. On my first trip there, I took a private tour of the city and we saw the Changing of the Guard and many of the city's most popular sights. Consequently, I looked on TripAdvisor before we left for London and I found Peter West, who has so many great reviews. I don't know what the other reviewers experienced, but the tour that my husband and I were given was a complete disaster. We ran around the city, just missing time-sensitive things, such as the Changing of the Guard at the Horse Guards and the ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Peter was extremely unorganized, and we kept having to keep him moving while he droned on about things.

Save your money and find another guide. This one isn't worth the time or expense.
Written October 10, 2016
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Dear Reader , Thank you for taking the time and trouble to read my response to Teresegerrs comments on my tour. Sorry that it's necessary for me to have to tell you that this is not how I conduct any tour and this one is no exception ! I have to tell you that Teresegerrs and her husband saw both the mounting of the Guard and the changing of the Queens Guards at and going to Buckingham Palace. Teresegerrs saw the arrival of the new Mounted Guard at Horseguards , saw the old and new Mounted Guard facing each other. She missed the final part of the change and departure of the old Mounted Guard because she insisted on going to the aforementioned McDonalds against my advice apparently because I'd informed her that the public toilets in St James Park cost 20p. I had incidentally said that I would have happily paid that for her , as I often do, but I had no change on me. They said they never pay for a WC on principle , not even 20p and I thought they were joking. Really ! After we returned to the parade ground and found the Guards dispersed I admit that I did say that I had warned them of the danger that this could happen, which probably did not please . Teresegerrs. The reason that I had to let Teresegerr and her husband proceed to the Parade Ground on their own was that we could see the Mounted Guard arriving from Carlton Terrace where I stopped the tour vehicle but staff of a film crew told me that they had reserved places there and I had to move my vehicle. I was not parked illegally as claimed by Teresegerr. Moving on to the question of the claimed crazy style of guiding, by me, in around the Parliamentry/Westminster Abbey area, as reported, I have to tell you that this is not correct. Yes I guide but obviously not like that ! I would be, as one would expect , pointing out and discussing the top visual priorities , especially Westminster Abbey as this was a Sunday and Westminster Abbey is closed for sightseeing on a Sunday. Where Teresegerr has a point is that I lost track of the time and we did have to hurry to St James Palace to catch the St James Palace detachment of the old Guard leaving for Buckingham Palace. Yes, I did ask Teresegerr and her husband if they'd like to run and they refused and so did not run but walked at a moderate pace. Of course their choice. Even so we caught up with the St James Palace old Guard detachment in the Mall, moving to Buckingham Palace and then they fully saw the whole of the New Guard proceeding from the Wellington Barracks to Buckingham Palace. . Teresegerr has not recalled that in her review nor the true reason that they did not see the departure of the old Mounted Guard at Horseguards. I'm very sad and sorry that Teresegerr has chosen to recall part of the full days tour inaccurately. What's the purpose, I ask myself ? I welcome genuine fair and balanced criticism.
Written October 14, 2016
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Traversosonholiday
Phillip Island, Australia48 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
After reading all of the wonderful reviews everyone had shared about Peter West I was very keen to contact him to organise a private tour of Oxford and Stonghenge from London that I wanted to plan for my family. Peter responded quickly to my inquiry in May with a quote for the day tour and I accepted it straight away and asked how I should go about paying a deposit. Peter never responded. I chased him up several weeks later to check that everything was locked in and he replied that it was but again didn't confirm how to pay the deposit. We leave for London at the end of the week and I again sent an e-mail to Peter to make sure all was good for our tour on 23rd December. This time he replied that it was actually not booked and that he was not free. Talk about unprofessional! The e-mails that I have since received from him have been very rude, making out that the fault was all mine. I have now booked another private tour and hope to share a positive review with you later. I would NEVER try to pan another tour with Peter West.
Melissa - Melbourne, Australia
Written December 16, 2014
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Dear Reader I'm sorry that I cannot agree that this review is a fair or balanced summary of the attempt to make a booking with us. I can't agree that I've been rude to this client and I did again request that the client post credit card details so that I could set up the clients desired tour. The client decided to book with another guiding service and complain as publicly as possible with Trip Advisor rather than allowing us to make good the tour arrangement. The client could have enjoyed, with us, the exact tour that was desired at the already agreed price. Here's a summary of our last message to the client Thanks for your kind message as copied hereunder. There are two highlighted Secure Payment Area links to the Secure Payment Area in bold on every page of our website. Our website address is posted with every single e mail sent out. Honestly nobody has ever found a problem to make payments to us with the exception of yourself. I'm sorry that this tour didn't work out for you, with us , even after my bending over backwards to assist you , & set up your tour , following your timely reminder, for which I thanked you, and apologised for not being proactive. However you have now chosen to seek out another guiding service. With Kind Regards PW
Written December 18, 2014
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