Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
8:00 AM 5th February 2021

Toursbylocals – New Worldwide Tours For 2021

ToursByLocals has introduced a selection of new tours on which to explore the world.

The company specialises in customisable, private tours for travellers, led by local guides in 188 countries, including the UK. All of them know their local destination inside out.

With no-risk refunds and the option for cancellation, for any reason, up to the day of the tour, these are some of the new trips to explore in 2021:

Plymouth Devon Private Walking Tour: Join local guide Chrissie in discovering Plymouth which has seen the departure of some of the world’s most famous voyages - namely the Mayflower, which set sail to America 400 years ago. Explore the old medieval town, take in sensational views across the water and learn about the city’s survival in wartime Britain. Reach the Mayflower Steps, which commemorate the sailing of the Pilgrims in September 1620 and imagine excited travellers setting sail for the New World.
Duration: Three hours
Price: £340 per tour (up to six people)

Sierra Leone
Banana Island Leisure and Historical Tour: Explore the peninsular coast of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. Set off with a guide brimming with local knowledge in the morning and marvel at views of a historic fishing village. Enjoy a boat ride and tour of Banana Island which is also referred to as ‘Banana Islands’ because of its combination of three smaller islands named Dublin, Ricketts and Mes-Meheux (not habited). Meet friendly locals and admire stunning natural scenery with Shekuba, a Sierra Leonean guide based in Freetown.
Duration: Three hours, 30 minutes
Price: £219 for two people

Highlights of Paramaribo: Suriname’s beautiful, undiscovered capital offers a fusion of cultures and religions as well as fascinating heritage sites in this South American country. Let local guide Nelson lead the way on this walking tour through the historic city. Highlights include visiting vibrant markets, lush gardens and the elegant wooden cathedral in Paramaribo, located on the banks of the Suriname River and home of almost half of the small nation’s population.
Duration: Four hours, 30 minutes
Price: £127 for two people

Monrovia Highlights and History - Half Day Tour: Explore the lesser-known glistening coast of Liberia with local guide, Nitto. Get an insider’s point of view on the best spots to visit in this vibrant coastal city. Learn about the tumultuous slave trade history, visit the National Museum of Liberia and enjoy a stop at the art stores at Mamba Point.
Duration: Three hours, 30 minutes
Price: £572 per tour (up to five people)

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