About us

Established in 2014 and incorporated since 2019, Akeman Tours Ltd. is named after the city where we’re based – ‘Akemancaster’ was one of the historical names for the modern city of Bath.

Our team is highly experienced in the UK tourism industry with a background in operational & administrative roles, policy-writing management, and lots of client-facing work history since 1990.

We produce tour-guide, and tour-manager led, bespoke visitor experiences across the UK. We primarily focus on services in England’s south west and more specifically on the cities of Bath & Bristol, and the counties of Somerset, Wiltshire, and Gloucestershire.

Our tours range from:
a simple 2-hour walking tour of Bath when a locally-based tour guide will ensure you see the best of the city;
or a full day tour visiting Stonehenge & Salisbury with a guide sharing their expert knowledge;
to a week long itinerary through England and Scotland with transportation, hotels, and attraction visits, led by a highly experienced tour manager, taking away any pressure of organisation, allowing you to relax and enjoy your trip.

Our team of guides come from a wide range of backgrounds, but all have a high standard of tour guiding, which we have personally vetted, and which we feel reflects what we want to provide for the modern, discerning visitor. They all offer a personable service to their clients, and they always puts the end-client above everything else. They do not lecture clients, but will adapt to whoever is in front of them and provide a tour which is fascinating and insightful as much as it is fun and entertaining.

Whether you want a half day, or full day tour, or a multi-day itinerary, we’ll create a tour based on your wish list and priorities, and we’ll discuss your needs and any changes at every step.

We prioritise quality over quantity by always putting end-client best interests first. We never over-promise, and we’ll always be honest about what’s realistic to ensure you get the best from your time with us.

Check out our destination pages for more inspiration!

Wells, Somerset – Akeman Tours


Visit this architectural gem which has attracted visitors since before the Romans arrived. The City of Bath was first awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1987 for its historical reflection of human development and also in recognition of its unique natural environment.

Wells, Somerset – Akeman Tours


Pioneering sustainable approaches to management of metropolitan environments, Bristol is staunchly independent and a magnet for street art fans. Home to the infamous Banksy, Bristol’s street art scene is as colourful as its social history, built on centuries of international shipping.

Wells, Somerset – Akeman Tours


Full of prehistoric monuments including Stonehenge & Avebury, as well as the majestic Cathedral in the beautiful medieval city of Salisbury, Wiltshire is a county of mysterious sites and stunning landscapes.

Wells, Somerset – Akeman Tours


The land of the summer people! This county used to flood before it was drained by the monks of Glastonbury Abbey. It has become a county of lush landscapes, beautiful towns and villages, and England’s smallest city! Highlights in Somerset are Glastonbury, for it’s famed Abbey and new age population, and Wells for its beautiful Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace.

Wells, Somerset – Akeman Tours


Known as the land of ‘rolling hills’, the Cotswolds is full of quintessential English villages. It’s also where you’ll find England’s most complete Regency town, hundreds of well-known filming locations, farm-shops and small craft producers, and much more!

Further afield – Akeman Tours

Further afield

The UK is rich in history, beautiful landscapes, and exciting metropolises –explore it with our strong network of local tour guide contacts across the country. Working with carefully selected tour guides in all corners of the UK, we can provide local services in most regions.

Tour Management

Touring across the UK and Ireland with a Tour Manager takes away any stress and allows you to focus on quality time with your travelling companions. Our Tour Managers are highly experienced and provide a personable, and professional itinerary management service when accompanying your tour.

Our Core Values

All of our guides are engaged specifically because we know them well and trust them to provide the best value service. We only work with guides we know personally and who are flexible to our clients needs.

Our guides never provide lectures to our clients, but provide a friendly & personable service which is both entertaining and engaging.

Contact Akeman Tours

For a comprehensive quote, please get in touch with us either by using the form or emailing us at letstalk@akemantours.co.uk

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