White Squirrel is a small independent private tour company for intrepid travellers, not tourists.
"It's like visiting friends in the UK"
We offer a range of carefully created travel experiences, providing real personal journeys and experiences in the British Isles. Whether you are interested in historic castles, a pilgrimage through the history of British christianity, modern royalty, your family ancestry, even the Swinging 60's Rock and Roll or The Thoroughbred Racehorse, we have a programme for you. Or, unlike many other tour companies, with White Squirrel you can design your own tour – with a little help from your friends.
We pride ourselves that our travellers have the trip of a lifetime and, while they arrive as guests, they leave as friends.
Let us show you the real England from castles, standing resolutely by the sea these last five centuries, to great Abbeys, now clothed in the grass of ages. From ancient Stonehenge to the bustling West End shops, we travel the by-ways. Spend time with us in the villages and towns, where tourists fear to tread but travellers are welcomed friends.
Enjoy the company of like minded travellers. We limit participant numbers for most trips to between 24 - 30 to enable lively exchange and discussions with their travel companions.
White Squirrel Touring is owned and operated by Alan and Frances Tilanus, a couple of passionate travel nuts!
Together with our own familiarity of the UK and vast network of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and, importantly, entertaining subject experts we're able to create for you an enlightening, personal and truly memorable travel experience and we know the best little boutique hotels, cosy pubs and character B&B's.
Although we've travelled extensively throughout Southern Africa, New Zealand, Australia, USA and Europe whenever we return to our home in this "green and pleasant land" - the UK - we always look forward to compiling another exciting personal UK itinerary for our next visitors, to share the wonderfully wide-ranging experiences offered within this country filled with a multi-facetted range of historic and current experiences.