North East England

Tom Keating, Blue Badge Tourist Guide, welcomes you to Personalised Touring Services. Since 1998 we have provided Specialist Guiding and Itinerary Planning Services, based in North East England, for Tourists or anyone interested in visiting North East England and Cumbria. The English Lake District World Heritage Site are our specialist areas too.

Showing you the very best the region has to offer

All our tours are bespoke, designed to provide general interest and to provide special interest to suit your exact personal requirements, whatever they may be. North East England’s four areas; Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham and Tees Valley plus the County of Cumbria were once part of the ancient Kingdom of Northumbria.

They have proud castles, glorious coastlines, unspoilt countryside, an amazing spirit of history and a buzzing modern life. There are areas untouched and uncongested landscapes.

The North East has its own wildly spectacular Northumberland National Park, areas of outstanding natural beauty, a heritage coastline and also two World Heritage sites in Hadrian’s Wall and Durham Cathedral and Castle. The Regions capital is Newcastle upon Tyne.

The County of Cumbria, with its English Lake District World Heritage Site including its own National Park, inspired Poets, Artists and Writers such as, William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter. Cumbria also shares the World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall. The City of Carlisle is the County Capital.

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Explore the North East of England with your experienced local guide

North East England is a land of proud castles, glorious coastline, unspoilt countryside, with an amazing spirit of history and a buzzing modern life. A region with a breathtaking array of untouched and uncongested landscapes, to which I will be your guide.

My Aim is to bring out the best in these exciting areas, and for my guests to enjoy themselves and have fun, leaving them with lasting impressions, fond memories, and most of all, a desire to come back for more. Let me help you plan your tour and itinerary and show you the very best this incredible region has to offer. I would be delighted to show you around these areas of which I am so proud.

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If you would like further information on booking a trip, an excursion or tour, please contact us using the details below.