I have great pride and passion for these areas and am privileged to be able to guide visitors around the places I love so much.

— Tom Keating MITG

Tom says “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”. If you are not entirely sure then let me help you plan your tour and itinerary. I would be delighted to show you around these areas of which I am so proud. Please give me a call or e-mail with your enquiry.

Tom is a professionally trained and qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide for the regions of North East England and Cumbria. He has in-depth knowledge of these regions and an excellent general knowledge of the British Isles. His passion for these areas is something you will experience as he delights in guiding visitors around and showing them locations which he loves so much himself.

Tom Keating MITG

Tom, a “Geordie” born in Blaydon-on-Tyne, has a great sense of humour and brings his tours to life with details of the unique and varied heritage of these regions. His services are highly valued by many major Tour Operators, Travel Companies, Group Travel Organisers and Conference and Business Travel Organisers who look to organise and enhance tours for their clients.

Tom Keating is a professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide dedicated to quality and customer care and is a member of the following organisations:

  • The Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • The British Guild of Tourist Guides
  • North East England Tourist Guides Association
  • Cumbria Tourist Guides Association
  • Newcastle Gateshead Initiative & Conference Bureau
  • The Association of Group Travel Organisers
  • Visit County Durham
  • Cumbria Tourism
  • Visit Northumberland 

Meet Gwen

Tom & Gwen

Toms wife, is a qualified Green Badge Guide, and holds membership of their professional bodies also. Gwen provides the expert guiding services for Newcastle walks and her knowledge of the city and area is superb. She was born in Newcastle, a proud “Geordie” and her love of the area shows through her walks and talks.

Blue Badge guides are professional tourist guides who have been selected, trained, and examined by the Institute of Tourist Guiding. Their qualification is registered with The Institute, and The Blue Badge is the British national standard guiding qualification and internationally recognised benchmark of excellence. The training is detailed and comprehensive, the examinations rigorous, and registration an achievement.

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