Q. What is different about Shiny Shoes?
A. Our tours are custom made. All the tours are individual to your needs and requirements. Only a short amount of time available? Want to spend longer in one place? Travel by your own means or let us pick you up in luxury. When and where to eat? YOU DECIDE.
Q. How do we meet
A. I can meet you at your chosen destination, travel with you in your own vehicle or arrange provision of a chauffeured driven executive vehicle
Q. How much does a tour cost?
A. All our tours are bespoke to you and therefore the cost varies to encompass your requirements. The prices start at £100. (This is for the tour not per person)
Q. What is included?
A. The cost includes the services of a private guide and an expert driver/ luxury vehicle where requested.
Q. What is extra?
A. The cost does not include admission fees, meals, drinks or additional purchases.
Q. What are the admission costs?
A. The admission costs vary considerably from venue to venue. The Historic Dockyard for example has a sliding scale of charges from £18 to visit one exhibit up to £31 for an adult to visit all 11 attractions for a whole year. Contact me to discuss the most suitable option for your day.
Q. Is there an itinerary?
A. Yes, an individual itinerary is discussed and structured according to your personal requests. An example is below;
0915 Travel from hotel via Lyndhurst (administrative capital of the New Forest and location of the Verderers Court) to Bucklers Hard
1015 Arrive at Bucklers Hard. Explore the Georgian village, cottages and boatyard were Nelson’s favourite ship was built
1100 (dependent on client’s choice) River cruise down the Beaulieu River.
1200 (Optional) Lunch, Master Builders Pub at Bucklers Hard, local hostelry or Mr Eddy’s Restaurant at Exbury Gardens
1330 (timing lunch venue dependent) Exbury Gardens. The Gardens are a spectacular 200-acre site, world famous for the Rothschild collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs.
1530 Arrive at back at the hotel.
Q. Are the tours suitable for children?
A. Absolutely, although young children may not get the benefit of the history they are seeing.
Q. Can you meet me at my cruise ship?
A. Yes, escape the hustle and bustle of a busy port and let us transport you to places of tranquillity. More importantly we get you back on time and you maximise your time ashore.
Q. How long do the tours last?
A. The tours are created around your timescale and discussed and agreed in advance. The suggestion is a minimum of two hours should be allowed.
Q. Who is responsible for the safety of the tour?
A. Our tours are covered by full public liability insurance and the guide will discuss in advance the suitability of the tour if you have concerns or medical issues. Each person is primarily responsible for their personal safety
Q. Can we suggest an itinerary or ask you to create one just for our group?
A. Yes, of course. I would be happy to arrange something which fits the time you have and the interests of the group.