About Us

a bit more about us

About Travel England Tours

Travel England Tours Ltd (TET) is a multi award winning destination management company with
a rich history spanning seven years of dedicated service.

Ian Rutherford - Close Personal Protection Officer & George Bush - President of the USA
Ian Rutherford laying wreath at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belguim

Our Mission

At TET, we understand the diverse needs and expectations of our clientele, hailing from different cultures and continents. Drawing upon our global experience accumulated over three decades, we adeptly apply the appropriate level of expertise to meet your specific requirements.

Our team possesses extensive knowledge of South West England, where you can explore ancient marvels like Stonehenge, the historic Roman Baths of Bath, the World Heritage-designated Jurassic coastline stretching over 90 miles, and the iconic Lands End. With our local expertise, we guide you through picturesque landscapes to your chosen points of interest.

Travelling northward, England’s untouched natural beauty reveals itself in all its glory. Journey through the Home Counties, admire scenic routes through the Midlands, and savor the spectacular sights of Northern England. These regions encompass the rolling fields of the Yorkshire Dales, the charming Lincolnshire countryside, the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Lake District, and Northumberland, which boasts historical World Heritage Sites. The rugged North Sea coastline stretches over 50 miles, graced with beautiful sandy beaches, offering a wealth of exploration opportunities.

extensive experience

Why Choose Us?

Travel England Tours Ltd was founded by Ian Rutherford, a seasoned professional with over three decades of success in the security industry. Ian merged his twin passions of travel and history to create this venture.

Drawing upon his extensive experience in professional close protection and security chauffeuring, Ian has provided services to an illustrious clientele that includes Heads of State, Hollywood celebrities, and musical artists. Over the years, he has honed his skills in itinerary development, tour management strategies, and structured arrangements to cater to various government officials, actors, and artists on a global scale.

We always strive to ensure every customer is happy with the service, every step of the way.

Consider the customer’s security, safety and comfort at all times.

Alleviate the customer of the logistics of travelling.

Adapt itineraries if required to allow the customer to visit their places of interest at their desired pace and convenience.

Provide a professional yet friendly atmosphere so customers can relax and feel at ease.

Vehicles presented clean and tidy ensuring comfortable transportation

Provide a great service with value for money

Contribute to visits with additional facts and information

Advise on places to visit based on customer’s own interests

Logo of the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2019/20 featuring a crescent moon on a navy blue background, with text and a silver banner indicating a silver award.
Logo of the Cornwall Tourism Awards for 2020/21 featuring a crescent moon logo on a blue background, with
Logo of the 2021 Luxlife Travel & Tourism Awards, featuring an award to Travel England Tours as the most trusted private tour operator in England, with a laurel and star design.
Logo of the mayflower 400, marking the 1620-2020 anniversary with the text
Logo for the South west england tourism excellence awards 2019/2020 featuring a large yellow star with the event name and year written in black and red text.
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