Dawn Blee Private tour guide in Canterbury, Dover, London - United Kingdom

Dawn Blee

Guide profile:

I am a professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide qualified to guide throughout the whole of London & South East England providing quality private tours customised to what you want to see.

As a holder of the coveted Blue Badge I am privileged to guide within the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Canterbury Cathedral, Windsor Castle and many other historic royal palaces.

It's the region's social history that really excites me - how people lived in other times, the land and cityscapes they developed and the contrasts with today's lifestyles.

I have combined my earlier career experiences with my best loved interests to present the delights of the region in an entertaining & informative style providing enjoyable and memorable tours by car, coach and on foot, ranging from a few hours to several days for individuals, families and private groups.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Ronda F.

We had the best time with Dawn and Amanda as our tour guide

They were very knowledgeable and our tours were a great experience. They were such nice ladies to spend the day with. We wanted to walk as much as possible so they were able to.show us sites on the way to add to the experience. We were with Dawn 2 days and Amanda 1 day. What a nice way to see the sites.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

In London there is so much to see. Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral are just some of the iconic sights that make London so special.

You tell me which sights you want to visit and I'll plan a tour which takes in all of those and more, so that you see London with a Londoner's eyes.

Tours out of London include visits to:

UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Canterbury Cathedral city, Blenheim Palace and Stonehenge.

Castles and palaces- Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey), Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Hever Castle and Leeds Castle are all easy-to-reach destinations from London.

World famous gardens are a feature of the South East including RHS Wisley, Vita Sackville-West's Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and many others.

I specialise in Discovery Tours including highlights in history from the Romans to World War Two, architecture, agriculture, art and literature, great gardens, royal connections, contemporary life and culture in London and the Garden of England.

Transportation by tour guide:

Options range from private chauffeur-driven vehicles to public transport and walking tours.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

1 London Highlights in a Day Family Tour Summer'19 Price Per Group 385.00 Pound Sterling
10. London Highlights in a Half Day Price Per Group 225.00 Pound Sterling
11 Stonehenge and Windsor Castle family tour Price Per Group 855.00 Pound Sterling
2. London Highlights in a Day - Spring 2019 Price Per Group 385.00 Pound Sterling
3 Chauffeured London Highlights in a Day Price Per Group 695.00 Pound Sterling
4 Shore Excursion from Dover, UK Price Per Group 795.00 Pound Sterling
5. London Highlights - private half day tour Price Per Group 295.00 Pound Sterling
6 Custom Tour of The Cotswolds Price Per Group 785.00 Pound Sterling
7 Private Shore Excursion from Dover UK Price Per Group 385.00 Pound Sterling
8 Private transfer from London Airports to Dover Price Per Group 755.00 Pound Sterling
9 London and Downton Abbey - private tour Price Per Group 335.00 Pound Sterling
Bespoke Private Tour Dover & Canterbury Price Per Group 335.00 Pound Sterling
Charles Dickens in Kent Price Per Group 735.00 Pound Sterling
Custom tour to Dover for Joe F and family 13th Apr Price Per Group 395.00 Pound Sterling
Downton Abbey private tour Price Per Group 335.00 Pound Sterling
Hampton Court Palace - near London Price Per Group 335.00 Pound Sterling
Private Shore Excursion from Dover for Barbara C Price Per Group 335.00 Pound Sterling
Private tour Dover & London Marianne P & family Price Per Group 1100.00 Pound Sterling
Private tour for Ronda F and family Price Per Group 1155.00 Pound Sterling
Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace Price Per Group 425.00 Pound Sterling

Tour guide interests:

It’s the social history that really excites me – how people lived in other times and the cities and landscapes they created - London, the Garden of England and the coastline of the South East.

My special subjects are royalty, in particular the life and times of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and anything and everything to do with all the glorious gardens and country estates that the South East has to offer.

I also guide literary tours following in the footsteps of famous residents such as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Ian Fleming and their characters.

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Ronda F. 22 Aug 2018

We had the best time with Dawn and Amanda as our tour guide

They were very knowledgeable and our tours were a great experience. They were such nice ladies to spend the day with. We wanted to walk as much as possible so they were able to.show us sites on the way to add to the experience. We were with Dawn 2 days and Amanda 1 day. What a nice way to see the sites.

5 stars JoAnne S. 25 Apr 2018

Wonderful experience. Dawn was so kind, accommodating, helpful and most importantly, knowledgeable! My days in London were the best, in large part because of Dawn and the seamless way she put together my day tours.

5 stars Barbara C. 25 Sep 2017

Dawn listened to our requests and tailored a tour of Canterbury exactly to our interests. She has a wealth of information and is a delightful person to spend time with. I would use her again and recommend her without reservation.

5 stars gary M. 29 Aug 2017

Arrived at hotel promptly. Did a wonderful job of knowledgeably showing us all of the London highlights that we asked for in a half day. Using a variety of transport (underground, riverboat, double decker bus ) added to the adventure. We would unhesitatingly use Dawn's services again.

5 stars CORIE K. 02 Jul 2017

The most fantastic day!!! Our guide was very punctual and so nice!!! I felt like I finally met an old friend. Dawn Blee and I had been in contact over several months and I knew from the 1st email my party of 6 was going have a great day in London .

5 stars Joe F. 13 Apr 2017

This tour was AMAZING! Dawn was a wonderful tour guide. We did this ambitious day of Dover and Leeds castle with four children (ages 5, 7, 9, and 11). Dawn was wonderful with them and answered all 5,000 questions they asked. We were able to see so much and learned tons about everything. Dawn was even telling us about the countryside on our ride to Dover. I could not recommend Dawn more. My children were disappointed to learn that Dawn would not be joining us on every day of our vacation!

5 stars Endi D. 29 Dec 2016

Dawn was an excellent guide. She was very patient with us considering we had 3 children, one being 4 years old.

She was constantly talking with my 2 children and telling them plenty about each place folklore and knowledge.

I will definitely book her again next time we come back to London.

5 stars Marianne P. 25 Jul 2016

Our 2 tours with Dawn have been the best! We covered a lot without feeling rushed but moved along to see quite a bit of locations. She's very knowledgable and kept my 3 boys (ages 9, 14 & 16) interested and engaged. Taking a tour with Dawn is like reading a great book you can't put down... you don't want the tour to end. She keeps giving you all theses great tidbits of information that brings the area to life.

5 stars Charles M. 17 Jul 2016

Dawn was wonderful, from assisting with itinerary choices to offering hotel and restaurant recommendations she was spot on.

The tours were great and Dawns knowledge of the history was remarkable. I would recommend her to anyone considering a tour of London!

5 stars Masuda A. 19 Jul 2015

We had a simply wonderful time with the lovely Ms Dawn and her efficient driver Tanveer. Dawn was prompt, courteous, extremely knowledgeable and full of pride of the history of her country. We were in for a very short time in London but she still managed to show us the main highlights. We shall return again and then book her tour at a more leisurely time next time around. Thank you so much for everything. Highly recommend her! You will be very pleased!

5 stars John C. 06 Jul 2015

We my wife and I visited the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Churchill War Rooms with Dawn. We had such a learning and enjoyable time with her. She gave us a lot of interesting information and enthusiastically answered any question we had. A tour with Dawn is well worth it. We highly recommend her to anyone interested in seeing the sights of London as well as its surrounding areas.

5 stars Melissa N. 10 Sep 2014

We had an amazing time on our tour to Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) and village of Bampton. Our private tour guide, Dawn Blee, was absolutely wonderful! She truly made the tour an exceptional experience and joy. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, detailed, fun, and she has great people skills. We knew we were her highest priority. All of us, 3 generations, would highly recommend her. We look forward to our next trip and hope she is available. I am so thankful we booked this tour and Dawn!

5 stars Raymond F. 25 Nov 2013

If you need a guide to London monuments, to English history, to British governance, to English literature, to the people of London then Dawn Blee is your ticket. Especially, if you want a blend of a quick wit and charm to boot. Her flexibility and sense of timing were added features to make the tour a meaningful experience. So what will we tell all our friends back home? Not so much what we saw and experienced rather the almost haunting sense that someday we must return...we must return.

5 stars Lorri C. 15 Jun 2012

Dawn gave us a wonderful tour of Brighton, The Seven Sisters, Dover and Canterbury. She was an extremely pleasant person and vey knowledgable about the areas we visited. The car was comfortable and spacious, and the driver was kind a courteous.

I would highly recommend her as a tour guide.

Thanks Dawn!

4 stars angela P. 12 Jun 2017

Thanks for our amazing day....

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