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Neil

Neil McDonald

Neil is the former Head of Customer Service for BT and the Managing Director of Brilliant Tours Ltd. Neil  qualified as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 2014 & is a licensed Driver/Guide who specialises in private guided tours of England, Scotland & Wales in a luxury V-class Mercedes for 7 passengers. Brilliant Tours also offers public & private Beatles tours and Private Shore Excursions from the Ports of Liverpool & Holyhead and works directly with clients and with the Travel Trade.

Qualified Guide - Blue Badge Tourist Guide - Institute of Tourist Guiding 2014,  Licensed Driver/Guide 
Languages Spoken: English


claire

Claire Rider

Claire is a qualified Blue Badge Guide and former Marketing Manager for the National Museums Service so really knows the museums better than anyone. Claire is a Director of Brilliant Tours Ltd. Claire loves art, music and theatre and in particular enjoys bespoke and tailor-made tours of the UK & is a licensed Driver/Guide with a luxury 7 seat V-class Mercedes. Claire is also our expert at School & Educational Tours & is a qualified teacher with a Certificate of Education. Claire is a qualified First Aider & is DBS cleared for working with children.

Qualified Guide - Blue Badge Tourist Guide - Institute of Tourist Guiding 2014. Claire holds a Private Hire Operators Licence and is also a licenced Driver/Guide.
Languages Spoken: English


katherin

Mercedes

My name is Mercedes and I’m from Spain. I’m the Office Manager & Business Development Manager for Brilliant Tours and also a Tour Guide.

I used to work as an Agricultural Engineer in Spain but my passion for travelling and interacting with other travellers made me pursue a career in tourism. Later during a holiday I fell in love with Liverpool, its history, its architecture, its people and its lively musical & cultural scene, so I decided to stay and try to share everything this beautiful region of the UK has to offer.

I qualified as a Tour Guide in 2018 and I deliver group walking & coach tours and private tours in Spanish.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & Spanish


lily ha

Lily Ha

I am the General Manager for Brilliant Tours and I am a British born Chinese girl from Liverpool who is fluent in 3 languages: English, Cantonese and Mandarin. I graduated from Manchester University after studying Event Management which I have found to be an asset particularly on busy Shore Excursion days where often our company arranges tours for around 10% of the total Cruise Ship passenger count! I have a bubbly and friendly personality & a passion to travel and experience different cultures. Liverpool is such a beautiful city & even though I live here, I learn something every day! I enjoy showing and introducing what our city has to offer and to make sure visitors have an amazing time. I guide coach & walking tours and my work is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese and Mandarin


doug

Doug

My name is Doug and I qualified as a tour guide in 2018. My interest in history was inspired by my primary school teacher who had such passion for the UK’s colourful past. This interest continues today and I enjoy leading light-hearted informative tours with visitors to the U.K. learning about where they live and about their customs. I also love receiving all my lovely Trip Advisor reviews.

I was born in Liverpool but now live just across the River Mersey in Greasby one of the oldest settlements in the U.K. People have lived in Greasby since 8500B.C and the Wirral was frequently raided by the Vikings.

I have visited most European countries and most British and Irish towns and cities. My wife, Jill, and I are tourists and whenever we are away, we always take a guided tour, you can never stop learning! A good fun yet informative Tour Guide always totally transforms a visit and we have a second home in North Wales and I absolutely love sharing my love of this area too.

I look forward to welcoming you to the U.K. and especially the North of England where I can tell you how my home city influenced world trade, politics, social history, sport and oh!.....I almost forgot…popular music.

Languages Spoken: English & Scouse!


helen

Helen

Hello, my name is Helen I qualified as a Tour Guide in 2018 and I am delighted to be part of the Brilliant Tours guide team.

Having lived and worked in Liverpool all my life, I am naturally passionate about this wonderful city, and love introducing visitors to our maritime heritage, architecture and of course our musical history, made famous by The Beatles. I’m very lucky as I’ve already received so many lovely reviews on Trip Advisor.

I love being active and can mostly be found outdoors, either walking, cycling or just exploring. I also love taking guests out to North Wales and the Lake District & I am looking forward to showing you the beautiful landscapes and historical cities of Great Britain, and I very much hope you can join me on a Brilliant Tour soon.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


patrick

Patrick

My name is Patrick and some say I am Brilliant Tours "Trip Advisor King!" I am a fun qualified tour guide born and bred in Liverpool, I graduated in History and Politics from Leeds University & my passion is history and I also do some stand-up comedy. I have worked extensively with children and teenagers on summer camps as well as at Liverpool Football Club. My tours are informative and full of fun and I was delighted when recently one of my tours inspired a guest to write a poem which was posted on Trip Advisor. I have a busy life I love tour guiding and I am also currently training to be a professional school counsellor.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2019
Languages Spoken: English


lynne

Lynne

Hello, my name is Lynne and I was born and bred in Liverpool. I love Liverpool and it’s 4 most famous sons, The Beatles.

I am a Graduate of Sir Paul McCartney’s University, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), where I now work part-time, teaching Professional Development to Students from all around the World. As a Musician and Vocalist, I also lead a choir for people living with Dementia, for Everton in the Community.

Until recently, I was Exhibition Manager at The Beatles Story, Liverpool, and there is nothing I enjoy more than welcoming visitors and showing them around our wonderful City.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


bev

Beverley

My name is Beverley and I am a recently retired property valuer working in our family business. I have lived in the pretty village of Hale all my life and enjoy walking, horse riding, singing our local community choir, sightseeing and meeting people. I have always been interested in tour guiding having experienced several on holiday. I am proud of our city, Liverpool and it’s heritage and thinks it’s a brilliant getaway destination. I guide on walking & coach tours & I am keen to share my passion and knowledge with visitors and to give them a trip to remember.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


jean

Jean

My name is Jean, I have lived in Liverpool all my life and was a midwife in the city for over 30 years. Since my early retirement, I have pursued a career in tourism. I love the arts, music and of course the Beatles. I am passionate about Liverpool's history and it's architecture as well as the Beatles story as they rose to fame. Its always a privilege to receive a lovely Trip Advisor review and I work extremely hard to deliver fun walking & coach tours throughout the UK, especially in the Lake District, Manchester & North Wales.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


rob

Rob

I have always been passionate about the Beatles as well as a keen Liverpool Football Club supporter. I love the arts, theatre, film and exhibitions. I love meeting visitors learning about different cultures and I am well-travelled & I have visited all the world’s continents and many capital cities. I do far more than just Beatles themed walking tours and I don’t know why but I do get very high Trip Advisor ratings which Neil & Claire who runs Brilliant Tours say is because I am “particularly attentive". I have conducted many private guided Shore Exursions for small groups throughout the North of England & I am constantly visiting new exciting places throughout the UK & I'm looking forward to sharing my favourites with you.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018, Licensed Driver/Guide.
Languages Spoken: English


lisa

Lisa

Hi , my name is Lisa & I have lived in Liverpool all my life. I have loved watching the city change and grow over the years & I love being a tour guide and seeing how impressed and surprised visitors are by our city which makes me proud! I have 2 boys, a toddler and a teenager & this city has so much to offer to families of all ages. Many of the museums are free and there are lots of events, filming, new hotels & restaurants & I am very much looking forward to showing you around.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


dianne

Diane

My name is Diane I live on the Wirral but spend most of my life on the opposite side of the River Mersey in Liverpool. I have a diploma in drama and dance & I have also sung as a backing singer & do support artiste work on television. Liverpool people make you feel at home and you never feel alone. Being a tour guide is the best job it’s like being on stage with your happy exciting audience when you come to Liverpool we make sure you have the best time no matter what the weather the sun always shines in Liverpool!

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English


sarah

Sarah

Hi, I'm Sarah from France. I came to Liverpool on holiday after my degree in English literature and ended up never repacking! I love the vibrancy, the people and the wonderful buildings we have kept across the region. I graduated as a tour guide in 2018 and offer walking & coach tours & Shore Excursions in English and French about history, architecture, art, film sport and the Beatles! Liverpool is a perfect destination for single and multi-day tours and I also love showing guests around the Lake District, North Wales and throughout the rest of the UK.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & French


evelise

Evelise

Hello, My name is Evelise and I am your French tour guide. After a few years of teaching foreign languages in Belgium, I moved to Liverpool in 2008, when the city was European Capital of Culture.

I started a job as a Customer Care agent for French, Belgian and Dutch customers. I then moved to Chester in 2010 to work as a Service Desk Analyst and then changed role as an Account Payable Associate in 2014. In 2017, I passed a tourism course with Brilliant Tours.

I currently work for Chester University and I also teach French, my mother tongue, privately and guide in Liverpool, Chester and in the Wirral, where I now live. I love history, architecture, art and music. I am passionate about the story of the Beatles. In my free time, I play the bass guitar and sing in a rock band and I love dancing, especially ballet. I love the interaction with my audience and I enjoy talking about my adopted cities Liverpool and Chester. I guide across the North of England & North Wales.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & French


marie

Marie-France

My name is Marie-France, I moved from Belgium in the early 1990s, & I have been an Office Manager for the past few years. I wanted to put my language skills to good use so I recently qualified as a Tour Guide on walking & coach tours. I didn’t realise how much I’d enjoy learning about Liverpool and the Beatles. I live in North Wales, so I get the best of both worlds. Sharing the beauty and history of a place with visitors is much more fun than I’d ever anticipated & I can't wait to show you Liverpool, Chester and North Wales.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & French


rachel

Rachel

Rachel is a French proactive specialist in educational, social and cultural projects. Her work in civic and social organisations for more than 10 years has led her to commit to issues of social justice. In Liverpool since 2016, she is a Communication and Social Sciences PhD applicant to conduct research on the social impact of the development of slavery museums in France and the United Kingdom. In Liverpool, she has a special interest in the International Slavery Museum and the Martin Luther King JR Building on the Albert Dock. Rachel loves the story of the people of Liverpool.

Her favourite song of the Beatles is the 1968 repetition of "Blackbird" recorded by Paul during the White Album sessions. Her favourite building is the Mersey Tunnels Tower (St Georges Dock Building) on the Pier Head. Rachel is a French and English speaking guide, for individual clients, educational establishments or tourist groups on Beatles walk, at historical sites, museums, and other venues of significant interest.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: French


peter

Peter

My name is Peter and I lead walking & coach tours in English and German. Apart from enjoying the contact with our many appreciative international customers, this work has been an education for me: I have discovered my home city anew and have a fresh appreciation for all things Beatles! Following University, I worked in Germany for eight years before joining the Civil Service. Now I can think of no job more enjoyable or rewarding than tour-guiding. This year has been even more exciting as my role now involves Tour Management for Brilliant Tours and I have managed several multday tours including York & Yorkshire, The Lake District, Hadrians Wall, Manchester and the Peak District and I'm working very hard over the winter season on many new destinations to share with you in 2020.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & German


Beatrice

Beatrice

I love history & wanted to be an archaeologist from an early age but decided to study languages instead. However, my love for history has remained with me and I’m excited to be able to combine my two passions working as a guide. I also work as a translator. Although I live in North Wales, my husband studied in Liverpool and passed on his love for this truly amazing city & it was great fun training as a Tour Guide. I regularly guide throughout the UK and I'm looking forward to sharing my very favourite places particularly in North Wales with you. I am also a guide from the Port of Holyhead. 

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: German & English


tatiana

Tatiana

My name is Tatiana I am passionate, dedicated and adventurous. I’m always looking for new challenges & I love meeting new people and learning the city’s secrets. With a Bachelor degree in Tourism and Recreation & I love providing great entertainment on my walking & coach tours. I started as a guide in Sintra Portugal as a Tuk Tuk driver and I found my passion, since then I have progressed steadily in my Front of House career in several quality hotels in Liverpool.  I look forward to taking you on an adventure through the North of England & North Wales.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English & Portuguese


ivana

Ivana

Hello, my name is Giovanna and I am from Italy, where I completed my studies in Political Science and sustainable tourism. My main interests are Nature, environmental and political global issues and travelling.

Following my passions, I travelled quite a lot all around Europe and UK. This drove me to decide to became a tour guide, because this allows me to share my knowledge about the places that I visited and the beauty that I found in them, in terms of architecture, landscape and history.

I have worked as tour guide in Italy as well, mainly bringing people around to explore countryside footpaths and caves. Here in UK, I love to visit and discover iconic cities and unknown hidden beauties of the North of England, where I live, with a particular interest in Italian culture and Roman heritage. I live in Yorkshire which is beautiful and its perfectly located to explore wonderful places like York & Whitby and I also guide in Liverpool & Manchester.

I look forward to showing you around and sharing my enthusiasm and my knowledge of this amazing part of Europe.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2019
Languages Spoken: English & Italian


li chun

Li Chun

My name is Li Chun & I am from Taiwan. I am a native Mandarin speaker and I am educated to degree level. I am great fun, I love travelling & I have visited many countries. I am also interested in history & geography and I have always been fascinated by different world heritage & cultures. I trained as an approved Liverpool tour guide over a 12-week course through Liverpool Enterprise Partnership which was great fun and I am part of a lovely team. I can guide on walking and coach tours in English, Mandarin & Hokkien.I have a lovely family and three adorable children and I often take them and my family on days out to many fun places and I look forward to seeing you on one of my tours soon.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2018
Languages Spoken: English &Mandarin


angela

Angela

Hi, my name is Angela and I am from Liverpool, I have a degree in Japanese language and have been a pioneer of grass-roots cultural exchanges between Japan and the UK. I am a Japanese translator and coordinator, and continue to be a Japanese language teacher. I am also Cultural Ambassador for Kagawa, Japan. Having overseen the construction and restoration of many Japanese gardens in the UK and overseas I have developed a particular interest in Japanese gardens.

In addition, although I have travelled extensively, I love my home town of Liverpool best of all! It has an exciting history and a vibrant present, and is a place that I am always pleased and proud to show to my many visitors from Japan.

Qualified Guide - Liverpool City Region Skills for Growth at Level 3 – 2019
Languages Spoken: English & Japanese


Blue Badge Tourist Guides & Driver Guides 

Some of our Tour Guides have been examined to the highest standard in the UK by the Institute of Tourist Guiding and hold either the Blue or Green Badge awarded by the Insitute of Tourist Guiding. All of our guides have received additional training by ourselves and we have a brilliantly fun programme of Continuous Professional Development and days out over the winter to improve our skills and to be able to offer tours and experiences in new places. Some of our Tour Guides are licensed Driver/Guides. 

Travel Trade

We already supply tour guides & itinerary to leading travel companies and we are members of UKinbound.  We can offer negotiated rates to the Travel Trade so please send us an enquiry using the link at the top of the page.

Insurance

All of our Tour Guides are insured through our own public liability insurance policy provided by Intasure.

What is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide?

Most Blue Badge Tourist Guides are fun and all have passed written and practical exams covering UK history, sport, culture, current affairs, weather, geography and geology, rivers, National Trust and English Heritage. They have also passed local endorsements to guide in their own area and offer walking, coach and guided tours of individual buildings such as cathedrals, Town Halls, Galleries and football stadiums.

Blue Badge Guides are recognised by Foreign Inbound Tourist Bodies and by VisitBritain as Britain’s official tourist guides.

Why use a Guide?

A fully insured and experienced tour guide will use their own extensive local knowledge to help you see far much more in one day and they will show you lots of hidden gems. They will speak clearly avoiding jargon and they will avoid talking to your group in locations with road noise. They will help you locate the ticket offices and disabled access to buildings and ensure that the route taken is suitable for a coach and if the route includes road crossings then you can be assured that your group will be in very safe hands. Above all our guides are local and fun, they will help you take photos of your group and will answer questions at the time or if they don’t know they will be very happy to email you an answer after your visit.

  • Luxury, private guided tours of the UK
  • Multilingual, qualified tour guides
  • Genealogy & Ancestry tours
  • School and Educational Tours
  • Shore Excursions – Liverpool & Holyhead
  • Luxury, private guided tours of the UK

    All of our luxury vehicles are driven by licensed driver guides and include complimentary water, maps, guidebooks, iPad’s and WiFi

    Our tours are usually bespoke and are designed to deliver exceptional single and multi-day experiences.

  • Multilingual, qualified tour guides

    Our Tour Guides are local, some hold the Blue Badge Tourist Guide qualification which is the UK’s top guiding qualification requiring 2 years training and those guides are members of the Guild of British Tourist Guides. All our guides are fun and the tours are designed to be light-hearted and informative.

    We also have qualified Tourist Guides & Tour Managers in German, French, Spanish, Italian & English All of our staff are professionals in their own right, former Police Chief Inspectors, Translators, Company Directors & Senior Managers.

  • Genealogy & Ancestry tours

    Ancestry tours are great fun and we work with a professional Genealogist in the USA with over 40 years of tracing Ancestry using DNA & extremely sound research.

    We can then establish where our clients descendants lived and include those areas as a small part or as a dedicated day within their holiday.

    The Merseyside Maritime Museum is also useful to trace millions of people who have migrated into the UK and left the UK seeking opportunities in the New World.

  • School and Educational Tours

    We offer a range of curriculum-based days out in the north of England for schools, colleges and Universities including summer courses for students learning English.

    These are often themes like Victorian Life, or the Industrial age and we have delivered many Geography based “People, Places and changing spaces tours” looking at regeneration, inequality & rebranding.

    We create fun days out for schools using enough guides to make the tours safe, personal, include food with a choice of menus and drinks.

  • Shore Excursions – Liverpool & Holyhead

    Brilliant Tours offer a range of unique, shared and private Shore Excursions of Liverpool, North Wales & Chester from the Ports of Liverpool & Holyhead.

    Our shore excursions are far more personal & we visit many places that you will not see on the ships own tours. Our tours have been designed to avoid queues or attractions that are not fully accessible and we never guide in large groups to ensure a very personal experience. Tours finish at the cruise terminal at least one hour before “all aboard”..

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Plan Your Trip

The unique feature of the UK, is it’s comparatively small size with extremely diverse countryside, mountains & coastline which can easily be linked on a multi-day tour.

Brilliant Tours are experts at creating a tailor-made itinerary with a real wow factor. Using our many years of experience we will listen to your interests and understand what you most want from your trip and then our qualified tour guides & tour managers will bring your holiday to life.

Brilliant Tours - UK Luxury Tours

There is no better way to explore the UK on vacation, so join the journey and let our team create a fabulous tailor made experience for you.

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