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These trips are good for any time of the year but they work especially well to keep your members warm and entertained in the winter months. Every City & Village Tours day trip is accompanied by one of the best Blue Badge Guides in the business. Why pay the same for anything less?


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BARROW BOYS & BANKERS

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Contrasting stories of rags and riches in London districts a stone’s throw from each other but worlds apart. We visit the atmospheric streets of Spitalfields and tell the story of banking in the Square Mile with a coach tour and a visit to the Bank of England Museum.

This is the original itinerary - much copied, never bettered!


KILL OR CURE

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From the barber surgeons of the old Square Mile to the body snatchers of St Barts and cholera in the rookeries to the cosmetic surgeons in Harley Street this is a very entertaining day exploring the history of medicine in London from Roman times to the present day.

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CAPITAL CURIOS

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This off-the-beaten-track day combines a fascinating coach tour of London peculiars’ & a guided tour of the Freemasons’ Grand Lodge. The day includes morning coffee & biscuits and free time for lunch in the Piccadilly area but you can opt to add a group pub lunch.

Stay warm and entertained in the company of a top notch Blue Badge Guide with walking kept to a minimum throughout the day.

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A MEDWAY MOSAIC

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This is a lovely little day out in Kent with morning coffee and lunch included. We explore the little known Hoo Peninsula and in the afternoon we visit the historic city of Rochester.


We stop at the remote church where Dickens set one of the world's most famous literary scenes - the meeting between Pip and the convict at the start of Great Expectations


This day now includes a guided tour of Rochester Cathedral

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WINTER IN WINDSOR

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The perfect time to visit Windsor is during the winter months: there are fewer tourists plus there are extra rooms open at the Castle. Enjoy a Royal Landscape coach tour and pay a visit to the Windsor Farm Shop where the Queen sells produce from the Royal farms.


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THE ESSEX WINTER WARMER

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This great day out,  first offered in 1994 can be booked for any time of the year but is ideal to keep you warm and entertained in the colder months. A coach tour through beautiful Essex country villages is followed by an afternoon visit to the Chocolate Lady for tea, a talk and a demonstration of chocolate making. 10.30am to 4.30pm.

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FAITH, HOPE & CHARITY

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Our unique day traces the history of philanthropy and includes a visit to the elegant Foundling Museum in Bloomsbury. This trip has attracted wonderful feedback especially from U3A, National Trust and other groups who really like to get their teeth into a subject.

It's a great choice for a winter day trip keeping you warm throughout the day in the capacity of an erudite & entertaining Blue Badge Guide.

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HAMPTON COURT PALACE

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To visit Hampton Court Palace with a City & Village Tours Blue Badge guide is to take a magical journey back through 500 years of Royal history. We paint a picture of the former occupants and their lifestyles. The sheer size of the Palace can be overwhelming so it pays to be in the company a guide who knows Hampton Court like the back of their hand. 10.30am to 4.45pm.

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GALLERY TOURS: SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

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Some of our Blue Badge guides are fine art specialists - even the most exacting DFAS group will be thrilled with the eloquence and erudition of our team of gallery guides. We split your group in two: each to enjoy a visit to a special temporary exhibition, each to take a tour of the permanent collection with the Blue Badge guide,

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ALL OUR WATERLOOS

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Looking back at 1000 years of the French presence in London including the Huguenots, aristocratic survivors of Madame Guillotine and the super-tax refugees making the French Quarter one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the Capital. In the afternoon a masterclass in French Style at the new V&A Europe Galleries or a guided tour of the Wallace Collection.

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