London -- The Cotswolds -- Paris
May 15-29, 2005
I took five London Walks Tours, www.walks.com. My favorites were Hampstead Village and Little Venice. On one day I took a tour of Old Mayfair in the morning and Kensington in the afternoon -- they were similar and I recommend one or the other unless you are very interested in who lived where. Old Westminister was the fifth tour. Each outing was approximately two hours. All the guides were excellent; my favorite was Emily. I particularly liked the fact that there are no reservations -- you just show up at the appointed time and spot, rain or shine. The cost was 5.5 GBP per tour, and they offer a card for one GBP to receive a discount off multiple tours. They also offer full day excursions (Explorer Days) at a higher price. Marian took one to Bath and enjoyed it. In place of one of my walking tours, Marian had a massage back at the hotel's spa.