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Shiny Shoes Tours has a simple ethos;

“To create experiences that will live in the memory”

We specialise in providing bespoke, personalised, private tours to small groups of people. If you are travelling to Hampshire or the surrounding counties, perhaps to start or finish a cruise? Why not linger a while, explore the beautiful countryside and take in some famous sites? Relax and explore with your own private guide. Personalise an itinerary to suit your own tastes or use one of our suggested tours to spark the imagination.

Some of our popular tours…

HMS Victory: Signature Tour

Bespoke tour of HMS Victory, the oldest and most famous commissioned warship in the world, Admiral Nelson’s flagship at the battle of Trafalgar. Walk in the footsteps of the men at Trafalgar, discover over 250 years of her history.

Portsmouth Historic Naval Dockyard

Absorb 500 years of history as you wander the famous dockyard. Tour HMS Warrior (1860), Tour the Mary Rose (1511), visit HMS M33 (1915), and the National Museum of the Royal Navy? Cap it off with a harbour tour, you may see the new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth?

Walk Old Portsmouth and the ‘Nelson Trail’

Take a walking tour through Old Portsmouth and discover 900 years of history, 12th century church that is now a cathedral, 15th century towers, 16th century assassination of the Duke of Buckingham, Nelsons final steps in England and more. Optional extra, extend your tour by dining at Portsmouth’s oldest pub or visit Spice Island.

New Forest Buckler’s Hard

Tour Bucklers Hard. Explore the Georgian village, cottages, and boatyard where Nelson’s favourite ship was built. Cruise the local river, visit the Maritime Museum, and enjoy a trip through the New Forest. If you wish include lunch at an 18th Century Inn.

Fort Nelson

Tour Fort Nelson a 19th Century Palmerston Fort. Over 19 acres of fortifications, tunnels and artillery. Home to the National Artillery Collection, over 700 pieces from around the world make this one of the largest museums of its type in the country.

Medieval Walls of Southampton

Take a walk along England’s best preserved medieval walls. Take in St Michaels 11th century church, the Tudor House where Henry VIII met Anne Boleyn, Climb the 13th Century tower and explore crime and disorder through the ages.

Tour Salisbury Cathedral

View the 800-year-old cathedral, see the Magna Carta, and take in the oldest clock in the world. For those with a head for heights and stamina a guided tour to the top of the tower can be arranged!

Titanic Trail

A walking tour of maritime Southampton, home to the largest man-made object in the world in 1912. Sights, memories, and places of interest relating to the most famous liner in the world. Include a visit to the interactive Titanic Story at the Sea City Museum.

Dave, Tour Guide from from Shiny Shoes Tours

Your tour guide…

“My name’s Dave Grocott and I’m an independent private tour guide. I offer clients from all over the world an opportunity to see interesting sights in a fun, informative and hopefully entertaining way.”

Your Tour Guide - Dave Grocott

Why Shiny Shoes?

Shiny Shoes are “happy shoes” I was taught. My Grandad said;

“It sets a man apart as someone who cares about detail, is patient, prepared to go the extra mile and make the effort that others don’t”

Why shiny shoes?

Meet & Greet
or Luxury Executive Transport

Use your own transport and our meet and greet service or make it a truly memorable event by utilising our Executive Chauffeur services. (Exec-Merc)

We offer executive Mercedes travel with your tour