Before the pandemic, I did lots of UK tours with incoming tourists from other countries. My most memorable was a party of literature enthusiasts from Estonia.
I collected them from Manchester Airport and loaded all their cases onto the coach for an 8 day holiday. The guide was lovely and we discussed all the places she wanted to go around Northern England and off we went! I got on really well with her and all the other passengers, as we toured around seeking out all our famous authors birthplaces and museums.
We started with Halifax, then Hebden Bridge and Haworth (The Bronte Sisters), then Wakefield, York, Harewood House, Scarborough, Whitby (Dracula), Robin Hoods Bay, Richmond, Hawes, Sedbergh, Penrith, Windermere (Beatrix Potter), Grasmere (Wordsworth) etc. Every night a different hotel, every day a new adventure, following a literary trail of famous authors. By day 4 I found out that our guide was a famous author herself, in Estonia, which made it even more of a privilege to be their Coach Driver!
We then headed South to Grange over Sands and then Lancaster Castle Gaol, Liverpool and The Beatles museum and both Cathedrals, before returning to Manchester and their flight home.
I have kept in touch with the tour guide and she wants me to drive her group again this year on a tour of Scotland, so hopefully this will go ahead!