Galahad Tours
Galahad Tours
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About
**Galahad Tours is a 'New Tourism Business of the Year' AWARD WINNER at the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards 2023** For me travelling is all about exploring and making memories. I've hand-picked some of my very favourite places across South West England and created a selection of tours that I would love to share with you. I promise you experiences you will never forget.
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Bath, Somerset, England

Why book with Galahad Tours
  • I worked as tv news correspondent and broadcaster for 12 years serving South West England. I now use my extensive local knowledge and passion for travel to operate luxury private tours from Bath
  • German • English
  • Professional tour guide
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megaroundtheworld
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
In short: Stop your search now and book with Matthias/Galahad Tours immediately! Absolutely incredible, personalized experience.

Longer story: I knew I wanted to see some of the Cotswolds on my most recent trip to London with our group of 4, but knew that I did not want to do a large bus tour. I was trying to decide between renting our own car and booking a private tour, and I'm SO glad we booked with Matthias (Matt). After searching online for hours through so many tours, I finally reached out to Matt and he helped put together the most quaint itinerary of three picturesque Cotswold villages. But he can customize the itinerary according to whatever you want to see in the area.

After excellent pre-meet up communication, Matt picked us up from the Bath train station in his incredibly clean and comfortable Mercedes van (thoughtfully stocked with waters for all of us!), and he felt like an instant friend! Matt drove us through beautiful scenery as we went from village to village, teaching us the history of each little place (and wove it into British history as a whole) as we went along. At each stop we got out and walked around with plenty of time to explore in each location. Matt expertly guided us as we stopped in at local shops (Matt is so friendly, and must know nearly everyone, and we got to have conversations with so many of the owners which was a huge highlight making the experience so personal), churches, old manors, and wandered the villages as Matt pointed out and taught us about all of the details we would never have noticed had we gone alone.

Matt arranged lunch at a delicious pub as well for us. He was attentive to every detail, customizing the day as we went along. If we wanted a coffee, snack, or bathroom break we were able to stop at any time. This is on of the many benefits of having a private tour.

We had such an authentic experience with Matt... it was exactly what we were looking for and something you just cannot get on the larger (or even small group) tours. It felt like we were visiting an old friend who was showing us around for the day. The experience was 100% worth every penny and next time we're back in the area we will book with Matt again!
Written 13 December 2023
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Thanks so much for this detailed review - greatly appreciated. Come back gain and we'll explore some more! Best, Matthias
Written 15 April 2024
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Susan J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Our trip to the Cotswolds and then to Stonehenge was absolutely amazing. Our guide was warm and welcoming and shared information about not only the sites we visited, but England in general. He welcomed questions and he was honest about not having an answer to all the mysteries of Stonehenge.
We never felt rushed and he allowed us time to look around each place we stopped. We were back in Bath right on time. We would love to take another tour with this guide.
Written 13 October 2023
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Thank you so much and do make sure you come back so we can explore some more together! Best wishes, Matt
Written 20 October 2023
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mcimikoski
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
I booked Matthias for two tours while visiting Bath this month; it was the best decision we could have made. He is incredibly knowledgeable, accommodating, and a great person to spend the day(s) with! For the rest of our trip, my in-laws kept saying they wished that Matthias could join us every step of the way.
Written 11 October 2023
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It was an absolute pleasure Molly - thanks for entrusting me with a couple of days during your trip. Kind regards, Matthias
Written 20 October 2023
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nvpcca
Northern Virginia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Galahad Tours is a first class operation. Matthias checked in with us in advance of our tours. His Mercedes van was impeccably clean and comfortable.

My wife and I toured for two days from Bath. On the first day we walked Bath and Matthias provided excellent historical commentary. He was engaging and knowledgeable. We then drove to Stonehenge and Matthias helped us to appreciate this site.

On our second day we toured Wells and Gastonberry - two beautiful examples of Southwest England. We would highly recommend this tour.

On both days Matthias chose excellent restaurants for an authentic British lunch.

We highly recommend Matthias and Galahad Tours for your private touring needs if you’re staying in Bath.
Written 30 September 2023
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Hi Jim! I'm thrilled you had a great couple of days with me and I really enjoyed it too! Thanks for the detailed review and make sure you guys come back one day. Matthias
Written 2 October 2023
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Joanne B
Brooklyn, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We were a group of 5 ladies taking the sites in Somerset and Bath. Matthias is a perfect guide. He has a wealth of knowledge and took great care of us. As you can see from my photos, it was quite a soggy day but Matthias manage to keep the spirits high. And even sang a beautiful song in front of Glastonbury Abbey thorn tree. Wells cathedral is not to be missed. The architecture is spectacular and we even got to hear the bells ring and watch its famous clock come to life. We were very comfortable in his car and Matthias is a very safe driver. He also had umbrellas for us. He took care of everything. We were all very happy with Matthias and with what we we saw and experienced. I would definitely book his tours again.
Written 27 September 2023
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Hi Joanne, lovely to hear that you enjoyed the day exploring 'Sensational Somerset' (despite the rain)! Thanks for booking and hopefully see you again some day. Best,
Written 2 October 2023
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Don B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
What a wonderful experience! Such a beautiful part of the country and Matt did a fantastic job of painting a full picture of the area and its rich history. He had lots of very interesting info to share that really deepened our understanding and appreciation for the area. We learned so much in a highly entertaining way! Being Americans he really tailored our experience with so much interesting info. He was a joy to spend a day with. Book this Tour!!
Written 21 September 2023
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It was a genuine pleasure to share the day with you and thanks you for booking with me. Very best wishes,
Written 27 September 2023
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Camper655637
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Bath in August as part of a girls’ trip and wanted to see Highclere Castle since it is close by. Since no one in our group wanted to rent a car and navigate our way there, we chose Galahad Tours which was highly rated. This was the best decision ever! Matthias picked us up on time and drove us in his beautiful , pristine Mercedes van . He was charming and fun to talk to since he is very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas, current events in the UK and of course Downton Abbey! Right as we were arriving, Matthias turned on the theme music to Downton Abbey as the castle came into view! He then escorted us to the entrance, gave us our passes which he had purchased, and waited while we began our scheduled tour. He was ready and waiting at the exit as we finished the tour and gladly drove us to the Cotswold for a quick tour. We had an exceptional day thanks to Matthias! FIVE STARS!! I highly recommend Galahad Tours!!
Written 18 September 2023
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Hello Sheila, I'm so glad that you all enjoyed your day at 'Downton Abbey' and thanks for taking the time to share your experience! I hope to see you all again maybe and show you more great places from Bath. Best wishes
Written 27 September 2023
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Scenic60238795739
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Excellent guide, lot of interesting information, safe driver, helpfull wit taking photos and recomending local typical restaurant in Salisbury with very good food. Even it was raining, the day was lovely advanture for adults and also for teeneger.
Written 3 September 2023
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Many thanks Miriam. Come back again!
Written 4 September 2023
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Kate W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing tour with a terrific guide! Matt was extremely knowledgeable, very interesting and had a great sense of humor, all of which made for an outstanding experience. He took the time to learn about our interests and customized the day to ensure we got the most out of the tour.
Also, he was very personable and a very natural conversationist. We have had a number of very knowledgeable tour guides in the past but not always the best when it comes to engaging in conversation throughout the entire tour.
He also gave us a number of terrific recommendations for places to see, things to do and great restaurants to enjoy after our tour with him.
Written 2 September 2023
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Great to have met you and thanks for the feedback. Very best wishes,
Written 4 September 2023
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NHTraveler3049
Hollis, NH3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Matt is an excellent tour guide - friendly, incredibly knowledgeable on so many topics, both historical and current, and very interesting. He brought the area to life in an engaging way that appealed to all members of our family. We traveled with our two adult sons and daughter-in-law, who ended up being on crutches (not known at the time we booked the tour). Matt was very accommodating so that our daughter-in-law could fully participate in the trip, finding comfortable places to rest when she needed to or only walking one way through town and he would pick her up. Everyone in our group gave Matt 5 stars and said how thoroughly enjoyable the day was. There was no stress related to navigating the roads or figuring out where to go. Matt provided a nice selection of towns in the Cotswolds and it never felt rushed. If we're ever back in the Bath area, we will definitely be taking another tour with Matt. We highly recommend him.
Written 2 September 2023
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Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave this thorough review or your experience - mcuh appreciated! Best wishes
Written 4 September 2023
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