What joy and knowledge you have added to our lives. You have created memories we will not only remember, but also cherish.
Shakespeare school group, South Africa
(Tour of Midlands, Southern England and London)
Thank you for the wonderful tour you gave us in May. I so enjoyed it and professionally benefited from seeing the sights and hearing your ideas and information. My students enjoyed talking to you and meeting you very much.
Prof. Leslie Donovan, Honors College, University of New Mexico
(Tour on Tolkien’s early life and influences in Birmingham and Oxford)
You were our first and best tour guide. Thank you for everything. #WeAllLoveIan
Students from Bundesgymnasium und Bundesrealgymnasium Wien 21, Vienna, Austria
(10-day Harry Potter film locations tour in England and Scotland)
Thank you very much for the tours. They were extremely informative, very well paced and linked brilliantly with everything the children had learnt about in class. On our return to school, one of the pupils said it was the most interesting trip he had ever been on.
C. Andrews, Year 6 teacher, Bluecoat School, Birmingham
(Birmingham history tour)
Thanks from all of us for guiding us through this beautiful country of yours! Your very competent way of informing us and your really friendly attitude was a pleasure and fun for everybody. Best guide ever!
LIDL-Travel Group, Germany
(One week tour of Midlands, Northern England and North Wales)
Thank you again for your tour around Birmingham. Our students really liked it and I very much appreciated getting a different view on Birmingham, which changed my conception of the city.
D. Glahn, Germany
(Tour of Birmingham for student group)
Thank you for the excellent tour. In spite of the rain, those who took it enjoyed it greatly and commented on what a great guide Ian was – informative and witty. Official feedback from the conference was great – everyone rated it very highly.
Society for Editing and Proofreading
(Birmingham books and writers tour)
We’ve learned, seen and eaten such a lot! But it was your expert explanations, directions, suggestions and tours that created such a great atmosphere for our holiday.
Mrs. H. Pöhle, Germany
(5-day tour of stately homes and gardens, Midlands and Northern England)
That was epic!
Year 6 pupil, Bluecoat School, Birmingham
(Birmingham history tour)
Thanks for your professional and friendly guiding, and for translating the menus for us every evening.
Mrs B. Steinmann, Germany
(5-day tour of London and the Midlands)
Thank you so much for all the information you gave us and for looking after us so well.
Mr and Mrs Hiby, Germany
(5-day tour of the Midlands)
Just to say that yesterday’s walk around the Jewellery Quarter went really well. Ian was an excellent guide and everyone enjoyed the tour.
NASUWT Birmingham Branch
(Walking tour of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham)
I just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and Ian for the canal walk for our team. We found it to be enjoyable and informative. Most of my colleagues, like myself, know the centre of Birmingham pretty well but still did not know about the canal history! The weather stayed pretty dry as well which helped! Once again thank you and I’ll be recommending the tours to my friends and other colleagues.
Natural England, Worcester Office
(Birmingham canals tour)
This is just a short note to pass on our thanks for arranging the Birmingham City tour for us over the weekend. Your guide, Ian, was exceptionally knowledgeable and everyone agreed that he made the tour very enjoyable. The route was perfect and was exactly what we were looking for.
John Green, Aston University Maths Group of 1973
(Birmingham tour as part of reunion weekend)
Thank you for all your work on the itinerary. It truly was a trip of a life for them and they had a fabulous time. I so enjoyed working with you.
Beth Redding, USA
(Planned itinerary for England as 20th wedding anniversary trip)
Thanks for a great tour on Saturday.
Sue Behan, Birmingham Tours / Big Brum Buz
(Birmingham open top bus tour)
I have had the pleasure of going on some of Ian’s guided tours. I enjoyed the ghost walks in particular. Ian made the evening very enjoyable and fun for young and old alike. I was born and have lived in Birmingham all of my life but Ian told me a lot of stories about Birmingham that I did not know. Ian creates a good friendly atmosphere and welcomes any questions people may ask. I would certainly recommend the ghost walks, they are good value for money too.
Jennifer, Birmingham resident
(Birmingham walking tours and ghost walks)