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Address: London, England
Phone Number: +44 7971 087354
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Ray Ruddick has been welcoming visitors from all over the world for 25...

Ray Ruddick has been welcoming visitors from all over the world for 25 years. Private groups of families or friends (up to 8 passengers) can experience the best that London and the UK has to offer whilst being driven and guided by their own personal driver-guide. To guarantee Ray's availability you can check out his diary online and can now book the trip of a lifetime up to December 2014! See Ray's website for a wide choice of day tours, away tours and lots of London activity ideas, a comprehensive list of Free activities in London, the best places for kids, a full up-to-date events guide by month and many other UK travel tips.

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We had a family of five, 2 ladies over 50, a couple in their 40's and a 17 year old girl in our family group. Ray drove us from York to Cardiff, Salisbury and London. We had an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had a family of five, 2 ladies over 50, a couple in their 40's and a 17 year old girl in our family group. Ray drove us from York to Cardiff, Salisbury and London. We had an odd itinerary with a huge list of ancestor related sites not on any tour. Ray made every effort to get us to... More 

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RayRuddickTours, Owner at Ray Ruddick's Day and Away Tours, responded to this review

Thanks guys for a truly superb review of our time together, I do hope we get the chance to tour again in the future. Also a big thank you for taking me off the beaten track - it made a refreshing change! More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I have been working with Ray Ruddick to book myself and 5 others on a weeks tour of England, Scotland and Wales. After seeing the excellent review on Trip Advisor, I knew that I didn't want anyone else but Ray to be our guide. We are all so excited. He has taken my suggestions along with his and created a... More 

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RayRuddickTours, Owner at Ray Ruddick's Day and Away Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for the generous comments - I'm really looking forward to our tour together! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

What a great day we had with Ray in the Cotswolds. He is so much fun and so knowledgeable. Wished it could have been longer! Maxine

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RayRuddickTours, Owner at Ray Ruddick's Day and Away Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Maxine for that kind comment - I very much enjoyed our time together too! We'd better make it longer next time! More 

Factoryville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We recently spent 2 days with Ray in March. One day exploring the countryside. He took us to Bampton, Bourton on the Water, all through the Cotswolds, Blenheim Palace,Oxford just to name a few places. We had a fantastic day. So much fun. The next day we went to Windsor, toured the palace then back to London city center to... More 

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RayRuddickTours, Owner at Ray Ruddick's Day and Away Tours, responded to this review

Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our couple of days together and hope you DO manage to get over here again .. soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Our family of 5 (kids 15, 20, and 22) joined Ray for two days of sightseeing in the South of England, starting in London, traveling through the Cotswolds, and ending in Stratford-upon-Avon. Ray was unbelievably kind, hospitable, knowledgeable, witty, and funny - he kept us all engaged with his encyclopedic knowledge of history, architecture, and just about everything else you... More 

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RayRuddickTours, Owner at Ray Ruddick's Day and Away Tours, responded to this review

Super review guys, many thanks, hopefully we'll meet again one day! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Ray took us on a one day trip from London to Oxford and the Cotswolds. It was our favorite day of the trip. He was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly and accommodating. We got much more out of a short period of time due to his expertise. I would recommend him to anyone.

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RayRuddickTours, Owner at Ray Ruddick's Day and Away Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review and the generous compliments. Hope to see you all again before too long! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

My family and I used Ray Ruddick on a two week, blitz tour of England, Scotland, and Wales. The trip was extremely delightful, and having Ray was not only a great help with moving around the country (which I am convinced we could have never done on our own) but also in explaining what we were seeing. As a driver... More 

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RayRuddickTours, Owner at Ray Ruddick's Day and Away Tours, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the excellent review, so glad you all enjoyed our crazy trip around the UK. I think I'll always remember you for being the guy who took more photographs in 2 weeks than I've probably taken in a lifetime! All the best, hope to meet again one day! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

I wanted a day trip to the Cotswolds, and booked Ray after researching the internet and tripadvisor. His name continually came up with outstanding reviews, so I decided to give him a shot. Best decision ever! Ray is awesome for all sorts of reasons......reliable, cheerful, friendly, knowledgeable and he went to a lot of effort to show us extra things... More 

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RayRuddickTours, Owner at Ray Ruddick's Day and Away Tours, responded to this review

Wow, thanks very much for the glowing praise guys (the cheque's in the post). But I must let you into a little secret ... the tour's only as good as the people doing it .. and YOU were the best. I know it's a long way from Oz to the UK but pleeeese do come back soon! More 

Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We were very happy that Ray Ruddick was available to take us out into the countryside for some sightseeing. We were very lucky to use his services with our grandchildren last year He was able to take us to see places not on the regular sightseeing tours. We went to Coventry Cathedral, Chartwell, Hever Castle, Trinity Cathedral and Sulgrave Manor.... More 

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RayRuddickTours, Owner at Ray Ruddick's Day and Away Tours, responded to this review

Sorry to be a bit tardy with my response - I've only just seen this review (five months isn't too bad, is it?). Anyway, I can't thank you enough for taking the trouble to share your experiences and I'm also grateful to you for taking me 'off the beaten track' .. always happy to go the less crowded spots -... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

On a recent visit to London, we asked our hotel concierge to book a tour to Stonehenge and Bath for the next day. The concierge advised that they only work with Blue Badge guides and that we would not be disappointed and they were absolutely correct. We were lucky enough to have Ray as our guide and we thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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RayRuddickTours, Owner at Ray Ruddick's Day and Away Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the trouble to report on your tour with me, I'm really happy that you all had such a good time! Best wishes for the future and please do come back to the UK again someday - there's still much more to see and do here and it would be great to share some of it with you! More 

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