For several years now,
we at ‘A’ Team Guides have
been handling the tour guide requirements for all the major cruise lines & liners
carrying English or French speaking pax which call at any port in the South West of
England. We can do this either directly with ships or, more usually, through handling agents
and specialist tour companies.
The MD of a most grateful tour company
for whom we worked (and regularly still do) christened us the A-Team because
we pulled several rabbits out of several hats for him when a cruise
ship made major last minute changes to the tours being operated and, on the day,
the ship's tenders broke down just before the return journey to the ship.
use us ?
We have access to a
pool of over 30 Blue Badge Tourist Guides plus those with other
qualifications in an area covering
Somerset, Devon and Cornwall so we can provide guides for liners
calling at Dartmouth, Torquay, Plymouth, Fowey, Falmouth & Penzance.
We use the most
suitable and experienced guides for each tour, sourcing as close to the
port as possible then, for larger calls, radiating outwards.
the travel costs down to a minimum for you.
We familiarise guides with
itineraries & tour timings before each cruise call, prepare mobile phone contact lists for
the operator and, where necessary, car registration details for dock security
We also check itineraries for timings & practicality because, all
too often, they have been devised by people unfamiliar with the South West's
restrictive terrain and layouts of the ports.
Local knowledge makes all the difference!
If required, we can
also act as dockside representatives for your tour company.
accommodation, travel & subsistence expenses for your staff.
All you need to do
is let us know the port, the date of the call, the estimated number of guides required
and the tours being offered .... then we do the rest!
We look forward to
hearing from you.