Simon Good

Simon Good

Born London 1956. Childhood in India, Sri Lanka and Singapore; "boarding school" in Sussex.

Worked in Paris for 3 years, then BA Business Law, London. Set up "Circa antiques" (shop in Antiquarius, King's Road, Chelsea), dealing in early English wood carvings and "collectables".

Started work in the tourist industry in 1982; qualified as a Blue Badge guide in 1986, been at it ever since!

Specialist Driver-Guide with Mercedes VIANO Ambiente Extra Long - top of the range "LimoVan", seats up to 7 passengers.

30+ years experience as a "Driver-Guide", covering all of Britain & France. Clients from over 40 different countries, from a Nobel Peace prize winner to honeymoon couples and families. Wide ranging experience of itinerary planning and recommending suitable hotels. Special interest tours and antique hunting trips.

Married with a daughter born 1992, soon to move to Australia. I now live in Kent, just 15 minutes from the Channel Tunnel and 36 minutes by High Speed 1 from Central London. I regularly commute to London to start tours and leave my car parked in London.

So far, I have visited over 40 countries, including 15 States in the USA. I am a member of:

The Association of Professional Tourist Guides

The British Guild of Tourist Guides

The Driver Guides Association

The Institute of Tourist Guiding (founder member)

 

I have wide ranging interests that include:

English antiques,

Architecture; from Stonehenge to the Shard

Food & wine, where to eat.

Stately homes and Castles

Politics and Government History, including Art History

World War 2

France & Normandy D Day Landing beaches

 

I am a specialist Driver-Guide with a Mercedes VIANO Ambiente "Extra Long" - top of the range "LimoVan", seats up to 7 passengers. Air-conditioned. Huge windows, electric sliding door both sides of vehicle for access to middle and rear seats. Seats are leather with integral inertia-reel 3 point fixing seat-belts.

Please note: wearing seatbelts in cars is compulsory in all seats throughout Europe.

For small children, I can supply "booster seats", at no extra cost, if required.

I specialise in planning itineraries throughout Britain and France. I have extensive experience in recommending Hotels and restaurants and can really help to make your visit entertaining, illuminating and memorable. Please contact me. I'm very happy to have a chat too!

Languages

English

Top 5 Specialities

City of Oxford Tour

Windsor Castle Tour

Stonehenge Tour

City of Bath Tour

Cotswolds Tour

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