My favourite Southampton tour guide destination
Working as a Southampton tour guide gives me the chance to visit some amazing places but I don’t think you will find a more beautiful city than Bath and not only is Bath beautiful it also has an amazing history which I would love to tell you all about. Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in.
My Most Memorable Southampton tour guide Experience
It’s hard to choose one special Southampton tour guide experience as I have so many, but a firm favourite of mine is the New Forest, which we can go to during our private tours. I was lucky to take a lovely family from America to the New Forest and they had a young son the same age as my Son, Eryk. We got on so well that on our second day touring together they asked if Eryk and Maja, my fiance, could join us. I brought Maja and Eryk along and we had a fantastic day exploring the picturesque New Forest. The highlight was Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary where we got to see the wild deer and explore the ancient woodlands.
Southampton tour guide
From a very young age my parents instilled into me the importance of travel. They would always say ‘travel broadens the mind.’ Decades later I found that to be a massive understatement.
I started off travelling most of Europe and parts of the US up until the age of around 21. Then I took a leap into the dark and moved to Hong Kong for five years to work. This gave me the chance to see and experience how different cultures live, work and have fun. From here I spent months travelling around the Far East of Asia and Australia, as well as parts of Northern Africa, Europe and the US. During this time I saw many incredible things and met such wonderful people that travel became even more important to me.
A few years later I became the Head of Activities for Oxford’s top language school. This allowed me to spend time with younger people and help open their minds to all the amazing places and people that we can see and learn from.
During my time at the school I became aware of just how lucky we are to live in an area like Oxfordshire with the Cotswolds on our doorstep. I saw how the students loved visiting this area, and so Ian and I decided to start Undiscovered Cotswolds.