Looking for advice, especially from someone who has done something like what I describe below.
In a single sentence: Can you recommend a knowledgeable and fun tour guide and driver who could meet us at London Heathrow, tour all day, then transfer us back to London Gatwick later that evening?
Here's the scoop:
I'm planning a mid-December holiday. My flight booking via American Airlines creates just under a 24 hour layover in London. We arrive London Heathrow mid-morning, and depart London Gatwick the next day.
- 1 hr to clear Heathrow customs. Meet guide.
(I hope that luggage could stay with guide car all day, so we don't have to check into hotel till before bedtime.)
- 10 hrs for actual touring, lunch and dinner
We love architecture, culture, historical sights and we absolutely can't miss Harrods :-)!
Basically, whatever makes a given city compelling, interesting, and unique, we will love.
- 3 hours transit time, from:
.. Heathrow into London
.. Transits between sites
.. London to Sofitel Gatwick @ $193 for the night which they explicitly say is "Tax-inclusive price"
- 7 hrs to sleep
- 3 hours for breakfast and Gatwick morning checkin
I did find these links from other threads:
Anyone out there have personal experience doing something like this?
What did you actually end out paying?
A couple other links for anyone 'in the same boat':
"As an example, fees for an English speaking Blue Badge Guide in 2012-2013 are likely to start at around £136 per half day and £211 per full day."
and with a private car: