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Gren Tours

#55 of 1,522 Tours in London
London, United Kingdom
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About Gren Tours
My name is Glen Portch. I offer personalised, private tours of London and Britain for individuals, small or large groups. Tours can be on foot/public transport, by car or by bus for larger groups. I drive a very comfortable Mercedes Minivan which accommodates 7 passengers. I am a 'Blue Badge' qualified guide. The 'Blue Badge' is the highest qualification awarded by the Institution of Tourist Guiding. As such, I am permitted to conduct tours inside many attractions such as Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. I pride myself on personalised service. My website lists popular tours but there are other places not listed and different permutations. Itineraries are flexible so please contact me to discuss your needs.
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Private Highlights Tour of London by car with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide

You can explore London with the complete attention of your guide on this family-friendly citywide adventure, including a flexible itinerary and stops at top attractions around the city. Travel comfortably in your private Mercedes tour vehicle with up to seven of your guests, and let your guide whisk you to must-see sights like Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and Hyde Park. You can hop out and visit the landmarks, stop for tours and photos, or just enjoy the charming city from the comfort of your van.
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8 hours
from US$991.37

Private Tour to Stonehenge & Windsor Castle with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide

Visit two of England’s top historical highlights—and enjoy a seamless, luxurious way to explore—on this private, full-day tour from London. Depart in the morning via Mercedes minivan, and head first to Stonehenge: a UNESCO-listed marvel. Then, enjoy lunch in a quaint country pub (own expense). Finally continue to Windsor Castle—the world’s oldest continually occupied castle—for an in-depth tour (entry to sites own expense).
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10 hours
from US$1,274.62

Private Highlights Tour of London on foot with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide

Private tour.. Itinerary is flexible and can change on the day if reasonably practicable and mutually agreeable. You and your group will be the only ones on the tour. As a 'Blue Badge' qualified guide, I am permitted to guide within many popular locations, including Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.
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8 hours
from US$637.31
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SAS wrote a review Mar 2020
Brisbane, Australia192 contributions36 helpful votes
Glen was a wealth of knowledge. Great way to see a lot and learn the background information as well. Glen was easy going and adaptable to change and what we wanted to do on the fly. I fully recommend that you talk to him. I’d do it again !
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vk p wrote a review Jan 2020
Birmingham, Alabama188 contributions90 helpful votes
We contacted Glen Portch back in July because we were told he was an excellent guide . We wanted to book early to confirm his availability. He answered our questions in a timely manner. He gave suggestions on the itinerary for trip we were planning. We received over 20 emails from him as we were planning the trip. Our party consisted of 5 adults and 2 small children . We ended up booking five days with Glen. We spent three days in the English countryside. Glen recommended hotels and we were able to see all the sites we had hoped to see in England. He helped us find several “off the beaten path” sites we were interested in. The trip started with an airport pick up and we left for Windsor Castle from there. He has a large very nice Mercedes van that we traveled in. We recommend Glen highly. We have traveled to numerous countries and Glen would be one the top guides we have utilized.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Cheryl D wrote a review Nov 2019
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Thank you Tripadvisor for the amazing tour. I would like to especially commend Glen Portch, our driver/tour guide, to our booked trip to Windsor and Stonehenge. He’s so knowledgeable of the History of England and just about all things. I’ll say that when we booked a private tour with private vehicle that I thought that it’ll be a long boring trip. But boy, I was mistaken. It was quite the opposite. My husband and I had a super great time with GLEN PORTCH. He is like a repository of the whole British history, like a library. He’s even adept with current events. The Windsor experience was truly amazing. Glen filled us up with information about the Monarch, family blood line, histories about them, their part in the history. Then, when we get to Stoenhenge, he made it alive and we felt we were also there when it was being built. We were so impressed with him that if we get back to London, we’ll definitely request him once again to bring us around. He even went out of his way to help us catch the closing time of the shops we want to go to at the end of the tour, then safely brought us back to the hotel. He’s truly wonderful. We would definitely recommend him to our friends.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Travel R wrote a review Aug 2019
Rochester, Minnesota1,266 contributions167 helpful votes
Glen is good at communicating pre tour regarding his tours. He has many itineraries listed on his website and I tend to think he prefers you stick with one of those to maximize efficiency but is able to offer flexibility as well. He is extremely knowledgeable and will happily spend every moment sharing those bits of information. He has very comfortable transportation and is a good driver. He has umbrellas along if it’s going to rain and even has WiFi where he is able to get service. Tries to ensure you learned some key history. Attempts to connect with kids, but most material was more at the adult level.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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jetjohnny wrote a review Jul 2019
Mississippi2 contributions
For the SECOND time I have been given a most spectacular tour of London by Glen Portch. My family visited London eight years ago and were amazed by Glen and his good humor and professional approach to the history and back stories of England in general, and London in particular. Through his use of bus, boat, and tube, we were able to cover so much of the city in a day's time that we could never have covered on our own, plus hear the rich history behind the landmarks. He is delight to be with and we have recommended him to others going to London. Do not miss an opportunity to have this kind of guidance when you are touring London or beyond.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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