About Mike James

Whether you are visiting the British Isles as an independent traveller, with a group, or as a corporate client, Mike James can offer you a personalised, friendly service as a guide and tour director which will leave you wanting to come back again and again. 

His reputation has been built on over 20 years of high standards of professionalism and efficiency for various tour operators, as well as independent and corporate clients.

Mike is a trained guide in the cities of York, Bath, and London, and has worked in group travel since 1991 giving him the experience and contacts you need to help make your trip a success whether you need a budget tour, 5 star luxuries, or something in between!  He can offer services from accompanying and guiding tours anywhere in the British Isles, as well as helping you build the itinerary for your visit, including: booking accommodation; arranging travel; theatre; visits to attractions; and day trips.


Mike has been qualified by the Institute of Tourist Guiding as a Level 4 (Blue Badge) Tourist Guide for the South West of England since 2014 when he won the regional prize for Best Written Paper. He is also an accredited guide at York Minster and has completed sightseeing training courses in London, York, and Bath, following completion of his BA (Hons) in Performing Arts (with Drama) in 1997. Mike also regularly attends courses in Continuing Professional Development across the country through his membership of the following organisations:

Professional Organisations

British Guild of Tourist Guides
Cotswold & Gloucestershire Tourist Guide Association

“Thanks for leading us on a fabulous tour that has been organized, efficient, fun, entertaining, educational, and so memorable! I absolutely loved working with you! Thanks for going the extra mile repeatedly to ensure that we got to capitalize on our experience.”

Selene Peck

(Group Leader), CO

“We would like to thank you for all your efforts during our stay. A lot of people appreciated what you achieved on our behalf!”

Alex & Sylvia Murray

Shillingford, Oxon