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Private Tours

London & the South East

Surrey | Sussex | Kent

Bespoke, crafted and fully organised…

Private tours are a great option for any occasion. We regularly run private tours for corporate groups, hen celebrations, family and friend groups. With a private tour, you have your own transport and guide for the day.  The ultimate in convenience – we can tailor the tour to suit your group and offer a door-to-door pick-up and drop-off service, and because we run tours across the South East, we can arrange your tour to suit your location and tastes. We offer a range of packages for our private groups to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. We can host 2 to 120 guests and can tailor your day to suit you.  We operate tours across the South East In Sussex, Surrey and Kent

We aim to offer something a bit different, providing the perfect daytime activity that blends countryside and culture with food and drink. Our pick-up points near Brighton Railway Station makes it easy for visitors to join us from out of town and we can make custom arrangements for groups for drop-offs and pick-ups.

London & The South East – Our tours run across the South East so no matter where you are, we can arrange the perfect tour for you.

To enquire about our private group options, please fill out the Contact Form below.

Small Group Private Tours (2-10 guests)

 

We have selection of tours and experiences available suited to smaller groups with handy a price reference guide!  Just click on the button.

Features Of Our Private Tours 

  • Bespoke tours for groups from 2-120 guests
  • Pick-up locations from London, Brighton and across the South East
  • Add a bit of flair to your day? We have a range of vintage and luxury buses and coaches to make your travel extra special
  • Flexible itineraries so we can design your perfect day
  • Suggested itineraries to suit your tastes and budget
  • Combine with work?  A number of our vineyards have conference facilities
  • Flexible lunch options to suit your tastes and budget
  • Special arrangements. From cakes, to wine gifts – If you have special requests, we are happy to arrange them for you

A private tour is a great choice for any occasion…

 

  • Corporate Events and Conferences
  • Wedding Celebrations
  • Birthdays
  • Family and Friend Get-togethers
  • Social Groups
  • Multi-Day schedules

Full Day Tours From £109 per person

Half Day Tours From £89 per person

Customise Your Perfect Day

 

Over the last six years, our GB Wine Tours guides have put together a list of our most popular experiences.  We suggest you pick two experiences for a full day (7 hour) tour,  or one experience with lunch is perfect for a half day (4.5 hours). If you have specific requests, you can let us know in the enquiry form at the bottom of the page

Classic Vineyard Tour

Sussex | Surrey | Kent

 

England’s wine industry is booming,  and it’s no wonder, with a number of our vineyards winning blind taste competitions against some of the most established Champagne houses.  It’s time to find out what the excitement is all about!

Guests will experience an expert-guided tour of the vineyard where you will learn about the life of an English vine throughout the year.  It’s off to the winery next, where you will learn about English wine tasting from grape to glass, followed by your expert-guided tasting!  You will taste a range of still and sparkling wines accompanied by stories of the vineyard and tasting notes while overlooking the vines.  Perfect! 

We work with a wide range of vineyards across Sussex Kent and Surrey and can design the perfect tour that suits your tastes and location. 

      

Features

  • Suitable for any size group
  • 45 minute still and sparkling wine tasting
  • 45 minute vineyard and winery tour
  • Conference facilities (selected vineyards)

 Golf Buggy Wine Tour Experience

 Sussex | Surrey

 

A favourite for our private groups! After arriving at Mannings Heath Wine Estate, It’s all guests to their starting positions as you pair up and get ready to tour the vineyard in golf buggies!  Your guide will lead you in convoy across the estate and up to the vineyard where your guide will explain the history of Mannings Heath and the life of a vineyard throughout the year.  After your tour, we head back to the estate to enjoy a sit-down tutored wine tasting of five South African wines from their sister estate. A popular option is to have an afternoon BBQ on the sun terrace – a great way to finish the day.

Features

 

  • 45 minute tour of the vineyard in self-drive golf buggies
  • 45 minute wine tasting of five still and sparkling South African wines
  • Dining options available from fine dining to a traditional South African BBQ
  • Conference facilities

Sussex Brewery Tour

Sussex | Surrey | Kent

 

Find out why our brewing industry is growing from strength to strength.  You guide will welcome you into the brewery and show you the beer-making process  from brewing through to bottling.  Each of our partner breweries has It’s own unique story, processes and practices. Your guide will then invite you to taste a wide range of brews, dissecting the unique characteristics of each.  This is a great tour for any beer lover, or anyone new to beer. 

Features

 

  • Suitable for any size groups
  • We work with a number of breweries across the South East
  • Expert guided tour of the brewery
  • Expert guided beer tasting
  • Great pub for lunch suits this tour

  

Luxury Steam Railway Wine Tasting Experience

Sussex | Surrey | Kent

 

Step back in time on this truly magical Experience.  Perfect to combine with one of our other food and drink experiences for a full day of extravagance. 

A popular set-location for TV and drama such as Downton Abbey and The Railway Children, the Bluebell Railway is one of the best preserved railways in England.  With its beautifully restored Stations, steam trains and carriages,  this is a stunning way to Enjoy the tastes of Sussex.  You are greeted with a  English Sparkling reception on the platform before being invited onto your private first-class carriage.  Once seated, a silver service awaits where you will be served canapés throughout the 75 minute journey. Watch the beautiful Sussex countryside go by in style while you enjoy an expert-guided English wine tasting of five Sussex still and sparkling wines. 

This tour best suits groups of 20-40 guests,  but it can be tailored to other group sizes on request. 

      

Features

 

  • 1hr 20 Steam train ride through the Sussex Countryside in you own private first-class carrage
  • Variety of lunch options available from cream teas, cocktails and English wine tasting
  • Silver Service onboard
  • Champagne (English Sparking) reception on arrival
  • Suitable for groups between 20 and 40 guests.

Springs Smokery Tour

 Sussex

 

If you love smoked salmon – this is the tour for you! 

Nestled at the  bottom of the South Downs, Springs has been producing smoked meats and cheeses for forty years. We begin with a tour of the smokery, where you’ll discover Springs’ long history and learn about their traditional smoking practices.  You will see the curing process from the smoke rooms to the curing area. After your tour, Springs’ host us for a very special lunch – a bottomless taster menu of their finest produce paired with guest English wines.  You will enjoy hot and cold smoked salmon,  smoked mackerel, chicken, duck and cheeses with a selection of freshly-made dips and sauces. This is a very unique and special foodie experience.   A truly magical day out for food and wine lovers!

This tour best suits groups of 8-20 guests,  but it can be tailored to other group sizes on request.  

          

    Features

     

    • 30 minute tour of the smokery with an introduction into Springs Smokeries history and smoking practices
    • Lunch of a selection of smoked salmon mackerel, chicken, cheeses, chutneys, salads breads and more!
    • English still and sparkling wine with lunch

       Cheesemaker Tour

       Sussex | Surrey | Kent

       

      One for the cheese lovers! We visit High Weald Dairy for a very special tour.  You will enjoy a taster menu of their finest produce paired with a guest English wine followed by a tour of the cheese store and view in the dairy to see the processes in cheese making.  High Weald Dairy’s expert guide will take you through all of their delicious cheeses paired with English wines for this unique and special tour 

      Features

       

      • 20 minute tour of the cheese store with am introduction into High Weald Dairy’s history and cheesemaking practices
      • 45 minute cheese and wine pairing when you will taste at least eight cheeses, hosted by one High Weald Dairy’s team paired with Sussex still and sparkling wines