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Routescape creates exceptional journeys across Great Britain, Ireland and France.

These isles are truly inspiring filled with hidden treasures and remarkable backroads to be discovered. We strive to provide an unmatched tailored service delivering an authentic luxury travel experience with a true sense of place.

Our approach is all about you – our travel specialists offer expert advice with knowledgeable insights to tailor a unique journey to remember. Whether you are looking to experience a culinary adventure along our extraordinary coastline, escape to a remote island landscape or learn more about our long history, then our team of travel professionals can arrange everything for you.

What makes us different is that we implicitly understand the food scene across these isles. Our passion means that we can look after every detail of your journey from hotels, guides, and transfers to restaurants, special activities, and events. Our handpicked collection of luxury hotels and inns are set in the most scenic locations offering unrivalled levels of food and service in the region.

Routescape is part of the following groups: Ireland Travel Agents, United Kingdom Travel Agents, Scotland Travel Agents

Featured trips & expertise

London
A Road Trip Through England & Scotland: From London to Loch Lomond - 14 Days

Discover more about England and Scotland's food scenes, history, and natural attractions on this 14-day, self-drive trip. Start with some London sightseeing, then head to the beautiful city of Bath and the surrounding villages of the Cotswolds. Drive north to Scotland to explore its handsome capital of Edinburgh, then it's time to take in the beautiful scenery of the Scottish countryside in and around Pitlochry, Inverness, Oban, and Loch Lomond.

Views across the Isle of Skye
Self-Drive Scotland: Inverness, Isle of Skye, the Trossachs & Edinburgh - 5 Days

Walk in the footsteps of royalty with this five-day highlights tour of Scotland's spectacular scenery. Discover "paradise in the Highlands" at Balmoral Castle as you pass through the sweeping plateaus of the Cairngorms. Cruise the mysterious Loch Ness and explore Scotland's most photographed castle at Eilean Donan before hiking rugged peaks on the Isle of Skye. A delve into the history and atmospheric backstreets of enchanting Edinburgh rounds off this small but perfectly formed itinerary.

Caerphilly Castle
Best of Wales & Scotland: Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Edinburgh, Inverness & More - 10 Days

Explore the best of Wales and Scotland on this 10-day adventure through nature, castles, coasts, and capital cities. Begin in Cardiff and head into the Brecon Beacons to see the stunning mountains, followed by two days exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast. Then, explore spectacular Snowdonia and the Cambrian Coast before crossing into Scotland. Next, go sightseeing in Edinburgh, tour the highlights of the Highlands, and visit the lochs and native wildlife.

Hiking in the Highlands of Scotland
Hiking the Scottish Highlands - 7 Days

Live a hiker's dream with a one-week adventure in Cairngorms National Park—the largest protected area in the UK. Throughout this excursion into the unspoiled Scottish wilds, you'll traverse the very same paths as Highlanders have through the ages. Beyond discovering hidden trails and hiking to viewpoints offering unforgettable panoramic views, you'll enjoy the country's other highlights. These include tours of Edinburgh, boat rides on Loch Ness, a trip to Trossachs National Park, and more.

Pembroke Castle
Welsh History & Culture: Cardiff, Narberth & Snowdonia - 7 Days

History buffs will love this weeklong tour of Wales! The itinerary takes you to Pembrokeshire and Pembroke Castle, the birthplace of Henry VII, a Welshman who became the King of England in 1509. Learn about Tudor history and the complex relationship between Wales and England as you tour the region and its many castles, museums, and monuments, including those relocated to the grounds of the famed St. Fagans National Museum. There's time for outdoor adventure, too — the journey includes hiking along scenic coastal paths and the option to mountain bike or canoe in beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

Three Choirs Vineyard in Wales
Outdoor Adventures & Gourmet Experiences in Wales - 9 Days

If you love wild landscapes and handcrafted spirits, this 9-day tour of Wales is for you. Offering a mix of outdoor adventures and gourmet experiences, the itinerary begins in the picturesque Welsh Borders. Sample beer at a historic brewery before moving on to the medieval castles and mountain scenery of Snowdonia National Park. Dine on foraged foods and freshly caught fish and follow the rugged west coast to Pembrokeshire, a jewel by the sea. End with a scenic drive through the Brecon Beacons, toasting your venture with a visit to a whiskey distillery.

Recent Trip Reviews for Routescape

London Fun and Soccer!
England | Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2023

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Kate W.
Rochester Hills, MI | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

We had an excellent time in London. The house was exactly as advertised with plenty of space. We met with Ann on our first day and enjoyed excellent weather with our walking tour. Ann was kind and very flexible as we did cut the tour a bit short due to exhaustion.
Each day we used the Tube as there were suspensions of other services and frankly the tube was swift and easy to use.
We went to Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery on the second day before enjoying our Chelsea game. They... read more

We had an excellent time in London. The house was exactly as advertised with plenty of space. We met with Ann on our first day and enjoyed excellent weather with our walking tour. Ann was kind and very flexible as we did cut the tour a bit short due to exhaustion.
Each day we used the Tube as there were suspensions of other services and frankly the tube was swift and easy to use.
We went to Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery on the second day before enjoying our Chelsea game. They even played our American player!
The following day we traveled to Westminster. Our tickets were excellent and we were able to quickly enter. It was crowded but beautiful. We walked the rest of the day - over to Seven dials to get lunch and onto St. Paul's. We LOVED climbing the the top. After, we through the financial district (my eldest son's dream location due to his university interests). We then walked along the river to see the Tower Bridge light up. We walked around the Tower of London which had beautiful lighting and, then across the Tower Bridge. We ended up returning home via the Tube and had to change trains at Kings Cross, so of course, we went into the train station to see 9 3/4. Boys were bored and sitting in the corner and my daughter was gleeful!
On our free day the boys slept. Joe and Lizzie went to the British Museum and met up later with the boys for the Harry Potter Tour. Kate spent hours in the William Morris museum and then walked the Walthamstow Wetlands. It was beautiful.
Our tour of Stonehenge and Bath was lovely. It was nice to get out the the city and Lawrence was delightful. It was a comfortable ride, we found food (essentials for the boys) and the weather was cooperative (enough - just a bit of rain). Long day at the end as Bath was far from London and traffic was awful, but this was not unexpected.
The following day, Joe, Lizzie and Patrick went to the Tower. Kate and Dominic went to the Science Museum to the gallery of mathematics - this was Dominic's favorite as he studies this at university. We met later to travel to the Shard.
We stayed in New Year's Eve. We had no idea that there would be so many fireworks. Fireworks are common in the USA in the summer at July 4, but not at New Years.
On our last day, we slept and traveled early to the Tottenham game. Kate was so excited. The food was excellent and the stadium was beautiful - now if only Tottenham would have played better :(
Many thanks to Eleanor for planning our dream vacation.

Hotel Review
Victorian Sunbeam
London

This house was spacious (for London). The photos are accurate and the owners left good instructions. They cleared out generous space for food in the fridge and the temperature was very comfortable. Beds were large and comfortable and having 2.5 bathrooms was excellent (and the main reason that we selected the house). Being from the USA, we were completely clueless on how to work the microwave and the washing machine. Many thanks to YouTube for assistance. Directions would have been helpful. I'm not sure we ever really understood the washing machine. Special Note: The house is clearly owned by artists who enjoyed modern and avant garde art. There were artistic drawings and photos of semi-nude women in the house. They were beautiful but a bit shocking and my sons informed me where each drawing/photo was as they wandered the house. Younger kids would likely not notice and adults may appreciate them, but teenage boys are likely not the audience for these photos. We were not offended but I know many a USA family who would be unappreciative of these decorations.

Authenticity & Character
I wasn't really looking for character, just space, but I'm 5 starring this one.
Location
About 7 minute walk to the Victoria Line of the tube. Grocery store on the way. Very end of Victoria line so it takes a bit of time to get to many city central sites.
Staff
Nice notes and directions from owners
Cleanliness & Comfort
House was very clean. Towels were laid out. Easy places to put shoes and coats. Space in fridge and easy to use kitchen.
Activity Reviews
Shard Viewing Platform
London

This would be great, if the weather would cooperate. My kids liked the view but it was considerably cloudy, so buying tickets ahead of time is a gamble. We have done it once, so don't need to repeat this experience.

Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa - Kick-Off 2pm
London

Wonderful stadium and food. Lovely atmosphere but our tickets were DIRECTLY in front of opposing team fans which was an odd experience. Now if only Tottenham had played well. Since Villa won the game there was much taunting by these fans directed towards Tottenham fans. My kids thought that this was amusing and not typical of the USA.

Quality of Experience
Private Half Day Walking Tour
London

Our guide was Ann. She was knowledgeable and flexible, adapting to what we wanted to see. It was a lovely day and a great experience.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Chelsea v Bournemouth - Kick-Off 5.30pm
London

Great food and lovely seats. A bit high up, but good view of the field. You can arrive early and also stay after the game.

Quality of Experience
Discover Bath & Stonehenge - Full Day Tour
London

This was an excellent day but a long drive home afterwards. I wish we had done Bath first and then Stonehenge (or just skipped Bath and found some closer place.) The museum at Stonehenge is interesting and the walk around the stones was lovely. Our entire family really enjoyed Lawrence and he was a helpful and responsive guide. I highly recommend him for future tours. His car was comfortable and he had a lovely personality.

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Westminster Abbey
London

This was a lovely place although we attended at peak tourist season, so a bit crowded.

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St Paul's Cathedral
London

This is a lovely church. We thoroughly enjoyed climbing to the top and enjoying the views. All three teenage kids really liked that experience.

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Eleanor Whitticombe
Eleanor
Eleanor Whitticombe
Local specialist in Pembrokeshire, Wales | Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Hi Kate,

Thank you so much for this fantastic and detailed review. I am so pleased to hear you had a fantastic time in London and this feedback is extremely useful for us. If you ever plan a future trip to the UK, Ireland and France we would love to assist. I am delighted you had a dream vacation and managed to experience two soccer games.

Warm wishes,
Eleanor

An amazing experience from beginning to end. ...
Ireland | Dec 31 - Jan 8, 2023

Quoc-Dien
Quoc-Dien T.
Brookline, MA | Reviewed on Jan 09, 2023

An amazing experience from beginning to end. Rachel put together a perfect itinerary adapted to our needs in a very short period of time. read more

An amazing experience from beginning to end. Rachel put together a perfect itinerary adapted to our needs in a very short period of time.

Hotel Reviews
Cliff at Lyons
Co. Kildare
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Bushmills Inn
Bushmills
The Ardilaun Hotel
Galway

Very good value for the money

Clontarf Castle Hotel
Dublin
Lough Eske Castle Hotel
Local specialist: Rachel Long

Adventures in London and Paris
United Kingdom | Oct 27 - Nov 10, 2022

Joan
Joan D.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

I chose to work with KimKim travel based on a recommendation from my sister-in-law. Rachel and her team have been wonderful to work with, and helped me to plan a fantastic holiday for my son and mom, who was celebrating her 80th birthday. We loved the choices and locations of our accommodations - it was so easy to get around and explore the various areas in each city we visited. The attention to detail and quick response to our questions and last minute change of plans were handled so... read more

I chose to work with KimKim travel based on a recommendation from my sister-in-law. Rachel and her team have been wonderful to work with, and helped me to plan a fantastic holiday for my son and mom, who was celebrating her 80th birthday. We loved the choices and locations of our accommodations - it was so easy to get around and explore the various areas in each city we visited. The attention to detail and quick response to our questions and last minute change of plans were handled so smoothly! Thank you, Rachel, for making our first trip to London and Paris unforgettable! We will definitely use KimKim again!

Local specialist: Rachel Long

Trip of a Lifetime
Scotland | Sep 21 - Oct 5, 2022

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CIndy B.
Pinehurst, NC | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

Our trip to Scotland planned by Rachel exceeded our expectations and became the trip of a lifetime for us! With very little lead time, she planned a two week trip filled with wonderful experiences and excellent accommodations. We were fortunate to have excellent guides to drive us from one location to another. Their commentary and insights helped us to appreciate what we were seeing. We especially enjoyed Neil McLeod, who did a fantastic job of finding interesting sights and stops for us, and... read more

Our trip to Scotland planned by Rachel exceeded our expectations and became the trip of a lifetime for us! With very little lead time, she planned a two week trip filled with wonderful experiences and excellent accommodations. We were fortunate to have excellent guides to drive us from one location to another. Their commentary and insights helped us to appreciate what we were seeing. We especially enjoyed Neil McLeod, who did a fantastic job of finding interesting sights and stops for us, and we loved his stories! We had such a good time together and he made our trip filled with special moments.

We asked Rachel for some quiet times to sit by the fire or read, and we loved being able to do that at The Haven Guest House and Monachle Mohr. The DunstaneHouse was also memorable and in a great location.

Hotel Reviews
The Dunstane Houses
Edinburgh

We had a comfortable room and loved the location. The food was amazing and the staff went out of their way to be friendly and provide excellent service.

Authenticity & Character
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the biscuits provided, modern luxurious bathrooms
Monachyle Mhor
Lochearnhead

This is a dream come true kind of place! In a gorgeous setting. Our room was super clean and comfortable. The staff was outstanding and the food was the best we had on our trip. Don't miss staying is this unique and wonderful place.

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Activity Reviews
Edinburgh Private Walking Tour
Edinburgh

This was not the ordinary walking tour! Our private guide took us to several places in the city that were off the beaten path and so interesting! She had a wonderful presentation!

Quality of Experience
Visit Inverarary Castle
Scotland
Local specialist: Rachel Long

Wonderful trip
Wales | Oct 1 - Oct 12, 2022

Kathryn
Kathryn S.
Concord, NC | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Riki was our guide and he was wonderful. Not only did he drive us around, he gave us insight about his country both past and present. The personal touch made the trip very special as did his patience with our flinching on the back roads where everyone drove on the “wrong “ side.

Local specialist: Sarah Griffiths

Trip to the UK
United Kingdom | Sep 13 - Sep 25, 2022

Judith
Judith C.
Overland, MO | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Eleanor made all the arrangements for our travel. Unfortunately, many of our visits were canceled due to the death of the queen. But Eleanor quickly gave suggestions for other adventures. Our tour guides were really great. read more

Eleanor made all the arrangements for our travel. Unfortunately, many of our visits were canceled due to the death of the queen. But Eleanor quickly gave suggestions for other adventures. Our tour guides were really great.

Hotel Reviews
The Bird, Bath
Bath

This is a great hotel, within walking distance of everything you need to see.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room was adorable. Food was delicious. Staff was friendly.
Georgian House Hotel
Pimlico

Lovely hotel. We stayed on the top floor and it was very quiet. Staff was helpful. Breakfast was very good.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to Victoria station.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Eleanor Whitticombe
Eleanor
Eleanor Whitticombe
Local specialist in Pembrokeshire, Wales | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Thank you so much for leaving this feedback Judith - here at Routescape we are all so pleased you both had a fantastic trip! It is great to have your feedback on the Bath and London hotel too, thank you. If you are ever planning a future trip to the UK, Ireland or France I would love to help.

Best Anniversary Trip Ever.
United Kingdom | Sep 11 - Sep 19, 2022

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Christy L.
Indian Trail, NC | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

This was a last minute decision made for us to go to the UK for the first time. Rachel put together an amazing 9 day trip for us. Especially on such short notice. Then HM the Queen died and Rachel was on vacation. Emily had to reschedule so many of our activities. While we were on our trip Rachel was able to fix a couple of snafus we had. We did not have to stress about anything. They treated us like royalty. We loved every place we went. We cannot thank Rachel and Emily enough for the... read more

This was a last minute decision made for us to go to the UK for the first time. Rachel put together an amazing 9 day trip for us. Especially on such short notice. Then HM the Queen died and Rachel was on vacation. Emily had to reschedule so many of our activities. While we were on our trip Rachel was able to fix a couple of snafus we had. We did not have to stress about anything. They treated us like royalty. We loved every place we went. We cannot thank Rachel and Emily enough for the wonderful 30th anniversary. Absolutely will use again.

Hotel Reviews
Linthwaite House
Windermere

The hotel was clean and nice. The staff was not friendly or welcoming. It was hard to find. Just not a good experience.

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Georgian House Hotel
Pimlico

This hotel was spectacular from the food, staff and room!! Location was fantastic. Room was spacious and luxurious. The staff was so helpful and nice. We arrive at the hotel about 10 AM after flying all night. The staff was amazing and got us to a room after we had breakfast. They will never know how much that meant to us. They were helpful with activities and reservations. So friendly and welcoming.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Location was perfect to walk to almost everywhere you needed to go.
Staff
See above they were amazing!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room was so perfect. I hated to leave.
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Great location. Room was amazing and comfortable. Staff was really nice

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Staff was friendly but not really above and beyond.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cameron House
Alexandria

Cannot say enough wonderful things about this place

Authenticity & Character
Location
Perfect in every way.
Staff
Very welcoming, friendly and helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room was so comfortable and beautiful
Lygon Arms
Broadway

What a unique experience to stay here. Such a historic place. I would absolutely come and stay here again for a length of time next time.

Authenticity & Character
So much history and well preserved place.
Location
Such a great location to so many different sites and hikes.
Staff
Very helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
Hotel du Vin Henley-Upon-Thames
Henley-on-Thames

This is a unique place. It was built as a brewery 300 years ago. Staff was not very knowledgeable or organized. They seemed new and not well trained.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Not really close to anything. Everything closes down on Sunday evening early.
Staff
Everyone was nice, just new and unorganized. Amanda was really amazing and the gentleman working the restaurant was very personable.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Glengoyne Distillery
Scotland

We learned a lot and it was a really great experience.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Exploring London on a Hop On Hop Off Bus
London

It was ok. We really did not learn a lot. So many of the stops were closed due to the Queens death.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Shard Viewing Platform
London

I was not sure how I would like this, but it turned out to be really fun. The drinks are amazing.

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Westminster Abbey
London

Unable to view because closed. It was beautiful from the outside.

London Eye
London

This was fun. I thought it might be scary but it was air conditioned, thank goodness!! We could see all over London.

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Private tour of The Trossachs National Park
Edinburgh

He was darling.

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Lake Windermere Scenic Cruise
Lake District National Park

I would have like to have more time to explore the docking points. The boat ride was great. Sit inside.

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Private Walking Tour of Oxford
Oxford

George was knowledgeable and engaging. He had so much to tell us about Oxford. We could have probably had a longer tour and not have noticed how fast the time went.

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Transport
Local specialist: Rachel Long

Amazing Trip to England
England | Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2022

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Leigh F.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

We had a great trip to England during a very unprecedented time of the Queens passing. Owen literally took care of every detail of our trip from the time we stepped off the plane until the time we stepped back on. It was such a relief to be able to have someone handle all the details and for us to just be able to enjoy our short time there. I would recommend Owen and his team over and over and I would not hesitate to use him again when I return.

Local specialist: Owen Davies

Eleanor planned the most amazing trip for us ...
United Kingdom | Aug 16 - Aug 28, 2022

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Linda L.
Santa Barbara, CA | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

Eleanor planned the most amazing trip for us in England!! We stayed in beautiful places; she recommended great restaurants and things to see and points of interest as we drove to our different destinations. She gave us directions to take the scenic routes which were always spectacular!
Eleanor took care of every detail; she went above and beyond the call of duty! We will always have wonderful memories of this trip!
Thank you, Eleanor, for a fabulous trip!! read more

Eleanor planned the most amazing trip for us in England!! We stayed in beautiful places; she recommended great restaurants and things to see and points of interest as we drove to our different destinations. She gave us directions to take the scenic routes which were always spectacular!
Eleanor took care of every detail; she went above and beyond the call of duty! We will always have wonderful memories of this trip!
Thank you, Eleanor, for a fabulous trip!!

Hotel Reviews
The Bradley Hare
Maiden Bradley

The setting is beautiful, lovely gardens to sit and have a drink or eat. The rooms are very spacious and nicely decorated. The staff are very friendly and accommodating!

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The Grand, York
North Yorkshire

Great location, beautiful rooms, friendly staff!

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Linthwaite House
Windermere

Beautiful location, friendly staff and delicious food!

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Lygon Arms
Broadway

Nice rooms, fascinating history, and beautiful outdoor patio.

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The Bird, Bath
Bath

Friendly staff, nice rooms and fun decorations, and good food.

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The Duchess of Cornwall Inn
Poundbury

Friendly staff, comfortable rooms, nice location.

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Activity Reviews
Historic York Walking Tour
York

Sarah Cowling did an amazing job showing us around York and giving us the history that goes back thousands of years. She was interesting and welcomed our questions and was able to answer them all!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
York Minster
York

Definitely worth taking the time to go see it. Sarah our guide was great at pointing out things that we would never have seen or known about.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Hill Top - The Home of Beatrix Potter
England

Loved seeing Beatrix Potter's home, filled with her personal things that you see in her drawings. It is a beautiful spot. I can see why she loved living there! The docents where very knowledgeable and had a lot of great stories to tell.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Windermere Islands Cruise
England

Beautiful ride on the lake, I appreciated hearing about the history and points of interest around the lake.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Oxford University and City Walking Tour
England

Edward Taylor was interesting, and very knowledgeable about Oxford and its history. He had a lot of fun stories about the colleges, and buildings around town.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Blenheim Palace
England

Beautiful house and gardens! The docents in the house were able to give us a lot of information about the history of the home and family. Well worth the time to visit!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Bath Private Tour
Bath

Tony Abbott was an excellent guide. He knew so much about the history of Bath and the architecture of the buildings. We learned a lot!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
The Roman Baths
Bath

It is amazing to see! Plan to spend a lot of time, because there is so much to see and learn. There is so much to learn, it is fascinating!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Jurassic Coast Scenic Cruise
England

It was a beautiful boat ride along the coast. We stopped along the way to learn about the history of some of the coastal towns, which was very interesting.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Local specialist: Eleanor Whitticombe
Eleanor
Eleanor Whitticombe
Local specialist in Pembrokeshire, Wales | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

Thank you so much Linda for this wonderful detailed review. It is very useful for us and we are so pleased at Routescape that you had such a brilliant trip here in the UK. I hope that the rest of your daughter's studies go well!

It was magical
Scotland | Aug 7 - Aug 22, 2022

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Carolyn S.
Canada | Reviewed on Aug 27, 2022

We started planning this trip a few years ago in 2020. When the pandemic hit we had to pause for two years. As a result the trip had to be planned again. Kate and Alex did a remarkable job both times to create a memorable experience for my mom's 80th birthday. We flew into Edinburgh and explored that city for a few days, then travelled up into the Highlands and back down into Edinburgh. The hotels and attractions they booked were exactly what we wanted. Our trip then shifted into... read more

We started planning this trip a few years ago in 2020. When the pandemic hit we had to pause for two years. As a result the trip had to be planned again. Kate and Alex did a remarkable job both times to create a memorable experience for my mom's 80th birthday. We flew into Edinburgh and explored that city for a few days, then travelled up into the Highlands and back down into Edinburgh. The hotels and attractions they booked were exactly what we wanted. Our trip then shifted into Ireland as we flew into Belfast and then drove around Ireland staying in a different place every night or two. Again, the hotels, restaurants and attractions were all booked for us, met the precise needs we had and were spaced very well.

I couldn't have built a better trip myself! They customized it for us and it fit us like a glove. There is no question that I would use KimKim again to plan a trip. They saved me so much planning time before the trip and during the trip I didn't have to worry about anything because they had given us such detailed plans. Also, we were able to reach out for support if we needed them.

Alex proactively checked in with us a few times to make sure all was going according to plan. The personal touch was so appreciated.

Local specialist: Alex Rawson
Alex
Alex Rawson
Local specialist in Wales | Reviewed on Nov 08, 2022

Thank you for your feedback Carolyn. It was such a delight working with yourself to plan such a memorable and special birthday trip for your mother! We are so pleased you enjoyed the special experiences from private bagpiping to a pony trap tour on the Aran Islands.

I hope to be able to work with you again to plan another trip to these fair isles.

With warm wishes,
Alex

England: Modern to 3000BC in 10 days!
England | Aug 5 - Aug 14, 2022

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Sandy P.
Battle Creek, MI | Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Eleanor did a fantastic job developing the perfect trip for us Using her and Routescape i
Are a real asset to KimKim.
Our trip was to take my grandson to a football academy in Milton Keynes where he will be for at least 4 months. After our goodbyes Kim and I started our tour in London, Broadway (Cotswolds), Bath and Windsor. All of our hotels were excellent and easy walk to many sights and restaurants. Of course the Lydon Arms was a treasure but Hotel DeTour,Georgian House, the Bird and... read more

Eleanor did a fantastic job developing the perfect trip for us Using her and Routescape i
Are a real asset to KimKim.
Our trip was to take my grandson to a football academy in Milton Keynes where he will be for at least 4 months. After our goodbyes Kim and I started our tour in London, Broadway (Cotswolds), Bath and Windsor. All of our hotels were excellent and easy walk to many sights and restaurants. Of course the Lydon Arms was a treasure but Hotel DeTour,Georgian House, the Bird and Hilton were very interesting and very nice. We were treated very well by exceptional staff at each of them.
Our arranged tours and cabs were friendly and knowledgeable—great people to spend time with. Debbie and Richard of Ace Taxi were a great welcome and goodbye to the Cotswolds. Robin from Cotswolds Tours and travel made it a very special day for us as he brought history to life. We felt like we were traveling with a very knowledgeable friend. Spending time with
Laurence Davies of Avebury Landscapes and Monuments tours was great He was so willing to share with us it is obvious that he loves this area. Also fun to be with
Yogi of Davids of London Chauffeurs was not an official tour guide but was great to be with and very willing to share his knowledge of the area with us. He was very accommodating on a very hot day
My review is rather long but you can see what a great time we had and especially appreciated not being part of a “herd”. Having local travel agents makes a real difference. Thank you KimKim

Hotel Reviews
Hotel La Tour
Milton Keynes
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very modern with great gym
Georgian House Hotel
Pimlico

Perfect place to start London adventure Room was like stepping back in time

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Atmosphere
Lygon Arms
Broadway

You know you are in a place a great history. Everything is done with such care and yet very much friendliness

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The Bird, Bath
Bath

Beautiful place with great mix of old and new Very helpful staff especially helping with luggage to third floor

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Hilton London Heathrow Airport
Hounslow

Extremely helpful staff especially Alicia when we checked in. Nice to be close to airport for morning flight

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Exploring London on a Hop On Hop Off Bus
London

Great way for quick overview of London. Boat trip was outstanding

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Helpful and friendly
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Day Tour of Stratford-upon-Avon & The Cotswolds
Broadway

Fantastic experience. Robin made sure we saw the best of Stratford-upon-Avon and made the history of the Cotswolds and beautiful country side an unforgettable day

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Great guide
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The Roman Baths
Bath

Audio tour was very well done

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Discover Avebury
Bath

Our guide Laurence was amazing. His knowledge and love of the area made it special

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Windsor Castle & Windsor
England

Seeing history and current events in the history of monarchy was very interesting Buildings were amazing Audio program at times confusing. Headphone became uncomfortable

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Local specialist: Eleanor Whitticombe
Eleanor
Eleanor Whitticombe
Local specialist in Pembrokeshire, Wales | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this fantastic review. We are all so pleased at Routescape that you had a wonderful trip, it was an absolute pleasure to arrange it all. If we can help at all in the future please do get in touch - and best of luck to Justin with his football!

Despite a very short notice we managed to org...
Scotland | Jul 8 - Jul 19, 2022

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Alexandre G.
Hong Kong SAR China | Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Despite a very short notice we managed to organise our tour to Scotland in the best conditions. Rachel has been very helpful and professional. Thank you! read more

Despite a very short notice we managed to organise our tour to Scotland in the best conditions. Rachel has been very helpful and professional. Thank you!

Hotel Reviews
Beadnell Towers
Chathill
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Marmalade Hotel
Portree

Staff rude and not respectful of the clients.

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Impersonal. It could be in any city in the world. Skye deserves better.
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Service is rude and absolutely non professional. I have been called after 10 PM when sleeping for asking me what time I wanted to have breakfast. Staff is not trained and disfunctional.
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Dream Variations
Edinburgh
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The owner is very kind
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Kingsmills Hotel
Inverness

Very nice restaurant and food

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Hotel du Vin
Glasgow
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Fonab Castle
Pitlochry

Good hotel but the service at the breakfast was disfunctional and not very professional.

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Cameron House
Alexandria

Wonderful location but a little artificial.

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Sightseeing Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tour
Edinburgh
Portree Boat Trip
Isle of Skye

Amazing

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Alnwick Castle
Alnwick
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh
The Potter Trail Tour
Edinburgh
Visit Scone Palace
Scotland
Sheep Dog Demonstration
Inverness

Very interesting for kids and adults

Loch Ness Boat Cruise
Inverness
Local specialist: Rachel Long

Our trip was lovely
England | Jun 17 - Jun 26, 2022

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Ann T.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

We had the pleasure of booking our trip with KimKim/Alex for our recent 10 day trip to England. She was very helpful and patient with all my questions and helped organize our trip in such a short notice. Everything was so easy, from pickups to tours to last day drop off at the airport. read more

We had the pleasure of booking our trip with KimKim/Alex for our recent 10 day trip to England. She was very helpful and patient with all my questions and helped organize our trip in such a short notice. Everything was so easy, from pickups to tours to last day drop off at the airport.

Hotel Reviews
Georgian House Hotel
Pimlico
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Park Plaza London Riverbank
London
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Airport Transfer
London
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Broadway to Bath, via Cotswold Villages
England
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Day Trip to Bath and Stonehenge
London
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Warner Bros Studio Tour with Coach Transfer
London
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Exploring London on a Hop On Hop Off Bus
London
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Westminster Abbey
London
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St Paul's Cathedral
London
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Local specialist: Alex Rawson
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Alex Rawson
Local specialist in Wales | Reviewed on Jul 07, 2022

It was an absolute pleasure to have had the opportunity to assist you Ann with your family trip to London. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you kindly for your feedback. Should you ever wish to travel to the UK again, to Ireland, or France, please don't hesitate to let us know, I'm always here and happy to help.
Warmest wishes,
Alex

Our trip was the trip of a lifetime! After ou...
Scotland | Jun 6 - Jun 13, 2022

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Lindsey F.
Lynchburg, OH | Reviewed on Jun 18, 2022

Our trip was the trip of a lifetime! After our long day of flying we were met at hotel du vin by the unbelievable staff! Ben actually parked our car in their disabled parking for us so that my mom wouldn’t have to walk back and forth from the qpark. He was an exceptional human and I hope to pass on his kindness!
Our driver guides, Stuart for Edinburgh and Ian for The Isle of Skye were nothing short of amazing! They were so kind and knowledgeable and generally good people. I highly recommend... read more

Our trip was the trip of a lifetime! After our long day of flying we were met at hotel du vin by the unbelievable staff! Ben actually parked our car in their disabled parking for us so that my mom wouldn’t have to walk back and forth from the qpark. He was an exceptional human and I hope to pass on his kindness!
Our driver guides, Stuart for Edinburgh and Ian for The Isle of Skye were nothing short of amazing! They were so kind and knowledgeable and generally good people. I highly recommend them both for anyone wishing for a guided tour of the area! Stuart took us to Blackness Castle, where part of Outlander was filmed and Ian went off of his way to take us to Skye Skyns. It was the best!
Driving through Edinburgh was a bit rough just due to the unbelievable amount of people and traffic, but eventually we got the hang of it!
Owen was wonderful during this entire process and really planned a trip tailored to us! He even had a Scottish history book sent to our hotel! It was a wonderful heartfelt surprise!
I will absolutely use Owen and KimKim for all trips we plan in the future!

Local specialist: Owen Davies

Loved everything about our trip. Kim Kim Alex...
Wales | May 23 - May 31, 2022

Diane
Diane H.
Greenbelt, MD | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2022

Loved everything about our trip. Kim Kim Alex and the whole team did an outstanding job. Can't say enough good things about Alex. I give them 10 thumbs up..a perfect 10.

Local specialist: Kate Bloomer

Excellent Resource
Wales | May 23 - May 31, 2022

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Ruth Ann H.
East Riverdale, MD | Reviewed on Jun 02, 2022

Both Kate and her successor, Alex, went out of their way to create a trip that met our interests. They supported us through the entire process, from planning, to on-the-ground in country, and to the eventual return home.

Local specialist: Kate Bloomer

Part 1 - Ireland
Ireland | Apr 10 - May 3, 2022

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Larry B.
Cameron Park, CA | Reviewed on May 04, 2022

The trip that Owen and his team set up was amazing. The places we stayed, the things we saw, the food we ate was all well selected and incredible. Days traveled weren’t to long and we had time to explore the sites, towns and anything we spotted along the way.

Local specialist: Owen Davies

Kim-Kim evaluation
United Kingdom | Sep 27 - Oct 2, 2021

Judy
Judy B.
Carrollton, GA | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2021

Kate was wonderful. Having her a text or call away averted lots of averted frustration. The emergency number was appreciated, as well. I knew that no matter when it was, she knew I was traveling and was there to assist.

Have had great service from Greece, as well.

However, the young couple I have been working with on a trip to Europe in May for my family is not giving me much confidence. Their service doesn’t appear to be up to your standards. They have made it very plan that they are... read more

Kate was wonderful. Having her a text or call away averted lots of averted frustration. The emergency number was appreciated, as well. I knew that no matter when it was, she knew I was traveling and was there to assist.

Have had great service from Greece, as well.

However, the young couple I have been working with on a trip to Europe in May for my family is not giving me much confidence. Their service doesn’t appear to be up to your standards. They have made it very plan that they are unavailable on weekends and outside of regular weekdays working hours. I will be traveling over three weekends and trouble seems to always strike after 5.

They have a language barrier. I have lots of experience with English as a Second Language folks but I am struggling. I fear I am going to be on my own in Europe in three countries for almost a month with no safety net or the kind of backup and preparatory support Kate provided.

They are in Slovenia. I am going to France, Germany, and Prague. I only speak English and my arrogant American (I try not to be that way! Ask Kate.) ways expect service for the money I invest. I recognize their background in a different culture and hope that my years of teaching cross cultural awareness pay off when I travel. However, if their future business aspirations include service to Americans, they need to soften their touch a bit and plan ahead using their knowledge to benefit travelers who will benefit from that.

For example, they have not mentioned COVID. We will need tests before flying to Europe. More critically, we will need PCR tests in Prague before flying to Bordeaux where we will board a riverboat cruise which they are aware we are booked on. I have no confidence that they have even thought of that. Who knows.. It may not be required by then. However, the cruise line has already asked us to upload vaccine records and forewarned us about the COVID test requirement prior to boarding.

Local specialist: Alex Rawson

Highlights of Wales, Cotswolds, Cornwall and Devon..
Wales | Oct 9 - Oct 24, 2019

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Jill L.
New Zealand | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2019

We had an amazing few weeks driving through Wales and England. Louise planned a lovely trip based on our wish to see beautiful coastal walks and pretty villages. We loved Wales which has escaped a lot of the tourist hype. Mountains, villages and beautiful coast. Louise chose lovely hotels with excellent food. We also enjoyed time in The Cotswolds, Bath and Cornwall. Stand out hotels were Tyddyn Llan and Caes Faen in Wales, the Grove of Narbeth in Pembrokeshire, Dormy House in the Cotswolds,... read more

We had an amazing few weeks driving through Wales and England. Louise planned a lovely trip based on our wish to see beautiful coastal walks and pretty villages. We loved Wales which has escaped a lot of the tourist hype. Mountains, villages and beautiful coast. Louise chose lovely hotels with excellent food. We also enjoyed time in The Cotswolds, Bath and Cornwall. Stand out hotels were Tyddyn Llan and Caes Faen in Wales, the Grove of Narbeth in Pembrokeshire, Dormy House in the Cotswolds, Lucknam Park in Bath and Gidleigh Park in Devon. The service was outstanding, accomodation beautiful and food amazing
The only place we found disappointing was a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. It has become over commercialised and was packed with bus loads of tourists. All the other places we visited were lovely.
Louise also managed to sort out a small problem with the pick up location of our rental car very quickly. Communication with her was easy via Kimkim when we were at home in NZ and directly when we needed help in the UK. Couldn’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks Louise.

Local specialist: Louise Lewis
Louise
Louise Lewis
Local specialist in UK | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dear Jill,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for your kind words, it was lovely to read your comments.
Many Thanks and Happy Travels!
Louise

England Countryside and Garden Tour
England | Jun 23 - Jul 3, 2019

Steven Lee
Steven Lee J.
Asheville, NC | Reviewed on Jul 09, 2019

Without a doubt, the best trip planning experience I’ve ever had. I will never try to plan another overseas trip without kimkim! Louise was absolutely amazing in her creative itineraries, quick responses and knowledge of the area.

Local specialist: Louise Lewis
Louise
Louise Lewis
Local specialist in UK | Reviewed on Jul 09, 2019

Thank you for your kind words Steven, I look forward to planning your next trip and will aim to organise some great weather again too!