Alipal Tours
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Private day tours to top UK tourist sites or bespoke day tours to your particular requirements in my luxury air-conditioned Toyota mini van.I am a fully qualified and experienced Blue Badge Guide and member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding. I know your vacations are important to you and I tailor make your tours to make sure you get 3 times the pleasure! The pleasure of anticipation, experience and reminiscing!
London, England

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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We did 2 private walking tours with Ali she was amazing!! We did Churchill bunker, Westminster abbey and London tower. Ali knows so many great places and took us to a brilliant pub for lunch, it was air conditioned (especially for summer time) and the food was amazing. She was so informative but not overwhelming, so easy to have a conversation with Ali and her knowledge of London is so extensive, could not recommend her more highly!!
Written 25 August 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind review. You two made it fun for the day. Yes, it was hot! Thank goodness for the A/C in the pub. Thanks again, I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves.
Written 1 September 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
Ali is an exceptional tour guide. We got so much more history out of our trip because of Ali. She is professional, kind, funny, and has a wealth of knowledge. I know whenever we go back to London we will be working with her again.

I highly recommend her- you will get such a better and more memorable experience with her. I loved the walking tour we did in London- much more enjoyable and efficient than being stuck in traffic. It was a wonderful way to see the city.

A highlight of our trip was going to Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. She took us in her van and it was a great way to do two major sites in one day.

Thank you, Ali! We cannot wait to work with you again!
Written 25 October 2021
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Beverly Bragg W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
Cannot recommend Ali enough! We did two full private tour days with her and every second was incredible. You get a completely different and upscale experience when touring with a Blue Badge Tour Guide (most qualified tour guide in the U.K.), which Ali is.

We did a walking tour with her where we got to really get a feel for the city as well as learn incredible history. I’ve been to London before and now I have a completely different and more in-depth understanding of the city. On the walking tour we went to Westminster and Tower of London. Loved it.

Our next tour was to Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. WOW! We would not have been able to do both in one day without Ali and her beautiful and comfortable car to take us. The two locations are too far apart and you cannot get to both in a day without a car. The drive was exceptional.

Ali goes above and beyond for her clients. We made memories I will cherish forever. Can’t wait to come back and work with Ali again!
Written 22 October 2021
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Sandy S
Wellesley, MA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We had 2 amazing days with Ali here in London. One day we did a walking tour of London and having Ali as our guide, we learned so much and were able to cover a lot of ground. Our children (22, 16 and 15) just adored her, and we all enjoyed chatting with her as we walked from site to site. She knows everything there is to know about this beautiful and historic city! The second tour was a drive to visit Stonehenge and Windsor Castle, and Ali planned out every detail which made our day so easy and enjoyable. Her vehicle is extremely comfortable, her driving skills perfect, and her knowledge of the countryside and the history of both sites we visited was impeccable. We were sad to part ways with Ali and hope to visit London again soon!
Written 18 July 2019
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Well, I had an amazing time with all of you. Thank you very much for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves.
Written 22 July 2019
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Van Antwerp
United States34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
She is an amazing guide who knows her history and facts well. She is great at keeping you engaged and moving along with younger people. We stopped at perfect places to view landmarks and get photos. We also got to see the changing of the guards only a few feet away as she knows a good spot to see them as they parade bye.
On our tour we went to Westminster Abbey, the horse guards, Buckingham Palace, and the Tower of London. Along the whole tour wherever we went she provided insight into the history and meaning of everything and was able to answer any questions you had along the way.
Overall she is a great guide and I only have positive things to say about her. She is a nice person and easy to get along with. It was definitely one of our best days we had during our whole trip to London.
Written 17 July 2019
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Thank you very much for your kind review. I had a great day with you all. Very easy to guide and have fun with.
Written 22 July 2019
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antonsuwandi
Jakarta, Indonesia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
We had Ali guiding us in London, Bath, and Cotswold and we had a wonderful time. I never thought that tour guiding can be done better until I had Ali. It wasn’t like the usual tour guide who blabbers through whatever comes to their mind. Ali is very deliberate in what she said and positioned us in great spots even in a very crowded room. She is experienced and knowledgable in history and culture, but more importantly, she is a very personable lady and that made our experience much more enjoyable. Communication prior to the trip was very smooth. She helped us a great deal in planning the trip. Her car was very spacious, clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend Alipal Tour for your short or extended trip to the UK as that would make a world of difference to your experience.
Written 15 June 2019
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Aww, what a lovely review. Thank you! I had such a great time with you and your family, the 6 days just flew by. I hope the rest of your trip has gone well? Thanks again. Ali
Written 16 June 2019
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Gregg
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Ali took us to Hever Castle and Chartwell. She picked us up at our apartment drove us there an back in her very clean and comfortable van. We had originally planned to visit another castle, but she told our travel agent Hever was a better option -- and she was right. We had our two kids with us (12 and 9) and she made the trip enjoyable for them as well -- this is not easy -- we've done many trips and private tours and either they are geared to the adults or the kids -- not both. But Ali brought Hever and Chartwell to life for all of us. Of the 10 days we spend in London, the day with Ali was their favorite. She also brought us to a gastropub near Hever in Kent that was one of the best meals we had our entire trip. She also shared a lot about the history of England and the culture -- which was fascinating. She does more than Hever and Chartwell, so when we go back, we'll be calling her for other tours. Don't hesitate to book your tour(s) with Ali - you won't regret it.
Written 1 May 2019
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Thank you for your fabulous review, I really appreciate it. You were a lovely group to guide. It was great fun. Scone recipe winging its way!
Written 2 May 2019
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Cecil Harvell
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
We made a nice day trip to Windsor and so enjoyed our time with Ali! She is well informed and just a delight.
Written 18 March 2019
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Thank you so much for your super review. It was great fun touring with you all.
Written 19 March 2019
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beckybwright
Augusta, GA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
From the moment Ali picked up my granddaughter and me at Heathrow it was obvious she had packed as many of the top sites in London as well as Windsor Castle for our short stay. My granddaughter and I both had a great time with her. She knew the best routes and times for our walking tour of London. Don"t know how she keeps all those kings with the same name straight but she really knows her stuff. I would definitely use her again. She is also a delightful person to be with.
Written 12 March 2019
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Thank you so much for your lovely review. Of course it makes it wonderful for me to have a fun group (I know there were two of you) who were so keen to join in and connect with me. I really enjoyed touring with you.
Written 13 March 2019
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ShonaYYC
Calgary, Canada22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Ali Bennett of Alipal Tours took us on a lovely tour to Blenheim Palace this Spring. Ali and her driver picked us up at our hotel for a personalized trip to Churchill's birthplace. Ali toured us through the palace as well as the gardens, and even made sure that we had time to visit Churchill's resting place on the estate. What a wonderful day we had - Ali was a wealth of knowledge and this tour was the highlight of our trip. We truly recommend Ali for bespoke tours in and around London.
Written 2 October 2018
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Thank you for your kind review. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with you. Thank you for the pictures! Ali
Written 3 October 2018
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