Services and Tours
Guided coach and walking tours that Roger Bailey offers for groups are as follows :
Stratford upon Avon guided walking and coach tour - A coach tour can view all five houses associated with William Shakespeare and his family, including his Birthplace and Anne Hathaway‘s Cottage. Walking tours are also available to explore the town from Shakespeare’s birth to his grave, including the revamped Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Guided coach tours It can be linked to the nearby towns of Warwick, Kenilworth and Royal Leamington Spa, making a fantastic visit.
Coventry guided walking and coach tour - Today its a modern city with an ancient heart, a 1,000 years in the making. It is a city with three Cathedrals(including the Time Team site), the location for Middlemarch by George Eliot and visited by William Shakespeare. Hear about Lady Godiva, discover why you are 'Sent to Coventry', understand why it was the seat of power for King Henry VI, explore its medieval past, see a 15th century Domesday painting and learn why and how the city was badly damaegd during World War Two. Its also the home of the Coventry Transport Museum and Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Guided tours can be a combination of both walking and coach. Roger is an official Coventry Green Badge Tourist Guide and is uniquely qualified to guide around the city. Having watched the city being rebuilt after World War Two, he continues to conduct tours on the subject.
Warwick guided walking tour - Visit Warwick Castle and find out why its known as the greatest complete medieval castle in England. Also explore the many other places this famous town has to offer via a guided walking tour. Like for example the Lord Lycester Hospital where TV and film have visited and view St Mary's Church where some of the Earls of Warwick have been buried including Robert Dudley.
Royal Leamington Spa guided walking tour - View the famous spa town that dates back less than 200 years, which has seen many Royal visitors and famous people grace its streets. View ther famous Parade which is 1/2 mile long and contains a vast array of shops plus the Royal Priors. This Regency style town attracts many visitors, who can also explore the restored pump rooms, originally opened in 1814. Discover more with a guided walking tour of this attractive place in the Heart of Warwickshire.
Birmingham guided walking and coach tour - Once known as the city of a 1,000 trades. Visit the Jewellery Quarter including the Jewellery Quarter Museum and Pen Museum and explore Bournville, the home of Cadbury's chocolate. With a guided coach or walking tour you can discover so much about Birmingham’s past. Find out more about its Victorian heritage including its canal system. Follow in the footsteps of both the industrialist Matthew Bolton and Lords of the Rings author JRR Tolkien. There are also music links which include Music links include Black Sabbath, Duran Duran, The Move and the Moody Blues.
Oxford guided walking and coach tour - See where 26 Prime Ministers of this country have been educated and explore with a guided walking or coach tour the history of English education. Follow the trail of Inspector Morse, The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings and The Golden Compass. See where Alice in Wonderland was invented and where Harry Potter was filmed. There is so much to see and do in this city, you will never be bored!
The Cotswolds - Visit the ‘cream’ of The Cotswolds including Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold, Broadway, Burford and Chipping Camden which will open your eyes to why this popular part of the country has much to offer. From the Romans to the present day, it has a history equal to anything in this country. A guided coach tour will show a group the best an area has to offer, especially with limited time available.
Other tours on offer from Roger include Rugby, The Black Country, Ironbridge and its many museums, the trail of the Staffordshire Hoard including Tamworth and Lichfield, Black and White Village Trail, Downton Abbey, Midsumer Murders, Lark Rise to Candleford, following the trail of the Eleanor Crosses, Rutland plus the balance of the Heart of England. You can also follow the trail of King Richard III in Leicester and beyond. Walking tours of Leicester are available, hearing about his life before he died at the battle of Bosworth and where he was later buried. Or take a coach tour that follows him from cradle to grave and also hear about the War of the Roses. Nottingham is also an area for guided tours.
Roger has conducted nearly 4,000 guided tours in the region, including over 1,650 of Coventry, where he is an official Coventry Green Badge Tourist Guide. He has a lot of experience, which few others can match. He also offers evening talks. Roger also tour manages in other places including Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge and much more.
Please Note : Cancellation fees are due if a tour is cancelled within less than seven days of the booked date and full payment if 48 hours or less. There will be interest charges for late payment. These tours are for privately group bookings only and not for the public, while a risk assessment can be provided if required. Roger is based at a location in Coventry and near the NEC and Birmingham Airport, plus a short distance from Stratford upon Avon and Birmingham.