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Who are we?

The Tourman is a boutique tour operator specialising in short party and festival breaks in the UK & Europe. The Tourman caters mainly to young professional expats living and working in London who wish to see the maxim amount of Europe in the relatively short time they have available.

Why Choose The Tourman?

  • Because we will never make you stay in a leaky tent or second rate hostel far, far away from the action!
  • Because we will never make you sit on a coach for 20 hours!
  • Because we will take you to unique and exciting places that other tour operators simply will not!
  • Because we know the difference between being a backpacker and a flashpacker?

At The Tourman we operate based on the following key principles:

  • Personalised Service – We operate in a very competitive market yet our goal is never to become ‘bigger’ than our competitors. Rather we wish to stay small and focus on being ‘better’ than the rest.
  • Value For Money – If you compare our prices to the rest of the market you will see we are at the lower end of the spectrum, without being ‘budget’. We use innovation and technology to maintain this advantage over our competitors and this will only increase in the future.
  • Flexibility – The majority of our customers are young, professionals based in London. Most of them have a fair bit of travel experience (tours and independent) so we feel it is essential we don’t baby-sit you, but rather provide a variety of options and stay very flexible.

So if what we are doing appeals to you please check out this website. You won't be disappointed.

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Categories Antipodean Event
Price £55
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This is, without a doubt, the biggest polo day in the world and one of the true highlights of the English social calendar! Royalty, celebrities and leading players combined with a 25,000 strong crowd make attending this event an experience you'll never forget. Follow the highs and lows of the players as they gallop across the pitch, ride each other off or turn on a sixpence in pursuit of that all important goal.

Proposed Itinerary

Our coach convoy departs Earls Court Station at 9:00 for the 50km drive to the Guards Polo Club, located in the stunning surroundings of Royal Windsor Great Park. During the journey any questions you may have about the running of the day will be answered.

The first match gets underway at 11:00 so be sure to get a good position next to the pitch so you can see all of the action. We will then gather for a group picnic so bring a blanket to sit on and any food or drink you so desire, including alcohol (that’s right, you can bring your own booze). Of course there will also be food stalls and bars to nourish you if the BYO option is simply too hard! The main match starts at 15:15.

In 2008 England narrowly defeated Australia to win the Coronation Cup that was presented to the victors by Prince Charles. There will also be a presentation of the Cartier award for the day's most outstanding player and the Cadenza trophy for the owner of the best playing pony.

At the conclusion of the presentation ceremony we will return to the coach and head back to London.

What's Included

  • Return private coach transport
  • General Admission in Guards Polo Club for the Cartier International Polo Event

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Venue Temple Walkabout
Location London
Categories Antipodean Event
Price £15
Event Details The Party

As the name suggests, Toga On The Thames is a Toga Party Booze Cruise through London's River Thames. Starting at Temple Pier on the Victoria Embankment, the boat will pass all of London's major river attractions: Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Oxo Tower, the Tate Modern Art Gallery, Millenium Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the Millenium Dome and Greenwich.

The Boat

We will be cruising on board the fantastic Golden Jubilee, with a total capacity of 240 people, and including a large sun deck on the top level able to hold over 150. Inside there will be a DJ playing the latest and greatest tunes along with all the classics we love. There are two large bars serving pints of beer for £2.90, spirits + mixer for £3 and bottles of premium beer for £3.10.

Where to Meet

11:00am @ Temple Walkabout for a precruise BBQ on the rooftop terrace (weather permitting). Gourmet beef, chicken, lamb and bean burgers will be available for only £3.50. The cruise sets sail from Temple Pier at 13:00.

Where it Ends

The cruise docks back at Temple Pier at 17:00 where everyone will receive free Walkabout entry and exclusive drink discounts all night long.

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Categories Antipodean Event
Price £40
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Since medieval times cheese rolling has been taking place on Coopers Hill in Brockworth, Gloucestershire. Initially held at midsummer, the event now takes place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday.

Although Coopers Hill is the only surviving example, cheese rolling was not uncommon in other areas until the mid-nineteenth century. The Coopers Hill event was actually banned by the local council for safety reasons in 1998, but the ban was defied by some rebellious early morning cheese rollers and it was officially re-established the following year.

Proposed Itinery

Our private executive coach departs Earls Court Station at 7.30 for the 3 hour drive to Gloucestershire. During the journey any questions you may have about the running of the day will be answered.

The first downhill race starts at midday, with 4 more to follow at 20 minute intervals, including one just for the ladies! At the top of the hill, competitors (minimum of 2 to a maximum of about 20) sit in a line and wait.

The MC will escort a special guest holding a 3.5kg Double Gloucester cheese to the start line. At the command of 'One to be ready, two to be steady, three to prepare!' the special guest releases the cheese, which rolls down the hill at breakneck speed. The M.C. continues, 'and four to be off!' At this point the competitors hurl themselves down the slope after the cheese.

The first person to arrive at the foot of the hill wins the cheese. Those who come second or third receive a small cash prize. The slope is very steep, the surface is very rough and uneven and it is almost impossible to remain on foot during the chase Injuries incurred are usually minor however St John's Ambulances will be on hand to whisk any casualties away to the local hospital.

Between the downhill races there are also uphill races: boys of 12 years and under, girls of 12 years and under, open men’s and open women’s!

Obviously no cheeses are rolled, but a small cheese is the prize for the winner of each race.

After the conclusion of the final race we will return to the coach and head back to London for our post race beer, wine and cheese party. Expected arrival back in London is 18:00.

What's Included

  • Return private coach transport from central London
  • Entry to post race beer, wine and cheese party
  • Services of an experienced tour leader

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Venue Theodore Bullfrog
Location 28 John Adam Street
London
WC2N 6HL
Categories Antipodean Event
Price £10
Event Details

The Monopoly Pub Crawl is a pub & bar tour through the most famous streets and areas of London. These include:

  • Bow Street - home to London's first professional police force
  • Fleet Street - home of the British press from 1500 until the 1980s
  • Mayfair - with London's largest concentration of luxury hotels and restaurants
  • Piccadilly Circus - known for its neon signs and statue of an archer popularly known as Eros
  • Leicester Square - the prime location in London for major film premieres

The first Monopoly Pub Crawl was held in March 2003 and was a great success, from what we can remember! Since that day, thousands of revelers from all corners of the World have experienced the crawl and become part of the legend!

Meeting Point

12:00 @ Theodore Bullfrog, 28 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6HL. Arrive by 12:15pm and receive a free shot!

Finishing Point

20:00 @ Walkabout, 136 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5EZ

Dress Code

All pub crawlers are encouraged to wear fancy dress costumes, the more outrageous the better!!!

Throughout the course of the day you will visit 8-10 pubs and 10-15 famous London locations. Every pub crawler receives significant food and drink specials, easily making back the cost of their ticket in the process.

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Venue Dirty Dicks
Location 202 Bishopsgate
London
EC2 4NR
Categories Antipodean Event
Price £10
Event Details

Join us for this frightening crawl through the infamous East End of London.

Starting at 7pm in Dirty Dicks, we will wind our way through notorious East End locations related to the horrors of the Kray brothers, the Elephant Man and of course Jack The Ripper.

We will be stopping at a couple of pubs along the way in order to regain our composure before finishing off in the most infamous pub of all, the Blind Beggar in Whitechapel.

Meeting Point

7pm @ Dirty Dicks, 202 Bishopsgate, City of London EC2 4NR

What's Included

  • Tour through the infamous East End of London
  • Nibbles in the first venue
  • Drink deals along the way

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