Launched in Great Britain’s Olympic year 2012, Chigwell Tours and Visits (CTV) provide an exciting range of tours in the London and Chigwell - Essex countryside, city-countryside tours across the UK; a perfect opportunity for you to discover the best of both worlds.
Our vision is to put Essex in the South East of England on the global map as a place of amazing history, fabulous landscapes, wealth, culture and friendly people, a place to do business and relax with family and friends. If you’re planning on staying in the UK and want to create lasting memories, let us put our experience to work and create the perfect city or country break for you, so you can take home unforgettable memories.
Our tours are suitable for individuals, families, groups and corporate incentive travel and international visitors to the UK, which can be customised to meet your needs and special requirements. Your vacation could vary from a 2-hour walk in Chigwell Village, a mystery tour at Down Hall Country House and the magnificent Essex countryside, Roman baths or a two-week package tour including various fabulous locations in the UK.
Explore the best of England with us!
Here’s what we do best:
• London City & Essex countryside tours, Waltham Abbey & Chigwell historic tours & walks.
• London City cruises & Maldon Black Water Estuary tour & boat cruise, Somerset & Bath tours.
• Family friendly fun adventures in Hainault Forest, international student’s tours & incentive tour
Corporate Incentive Packages:
• Seaside tours, award winning Epping-Ongar vintage bus, steam train & afternoon tea tours.
• London Christmas view from the ArcelorMittal Orbit Olympic Park & Christmas Dinner.
• Bristol and British Airways Concorde Museum & Tour, Windsor and Maidenhead Tours.
• Mother’s day mystery tour & afternoon tea at Down Hall Country House.
• A range of tours across the UK can be customised to suit your needs.
• Local and international internship and work experience provider.
Our fascinating journey started in 2010 as the London skyline, was changing in anticipation of the forthcoming global Olympics. Salome Ahenkora, the Senior Consultant at Concept Consulting RMT, initiated the extensive two-year research, with graduates from the University of East London (UEL), local Chigwell historians John Redfern, Peter Comber and a team of local professionals, who enabled us to launch Chigwell Tours in 2012.
Chigwell’s connections with Sir Winston Churchill, the local MP for the area for over 25 years, was as important as Charles Dickens (1812- 70), a frequent visitor to Chigwell leading him to describe it as “the finest place in the world”.
Tours of Waltham Abbey, London City and the Essex countryside were added in 2014 and today, we provide tours to all parts of the UK.
In 2015, Salome, was awarded the Inspirational Woman Award (AIA) and dedicated the award to the staff team at Chigwell Tours and has used the experience to mentor and support enterprising young women and graduates, to succeed in business, life and reach for their stars by achieving their goals whatever the obstacles and challenges.
Today, Chigwell Tours is a division of Concept Consulting RMT Ltd.
Myself and my father went on the Ongar steam train experience and what a day it was. My father being a train spotter in his youth he was in his element. Chigwell Tours were incredibly helpful in sorting my booking and the day was great. Some great mementos made. ThanksSean Murray
Was a great day, a huge eye-opener, I didn't realise how big and rich Chigwell really was, Down Hall Country House was very good, and the service was excellent and very friendly. 10/10 everything was perfect. The tour guide and minibus driver were very friendly too! Share on FacebookShare onMary
“The lake at Fairlop waters, was beautiful. I can't wait to book another tour!" Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedinShare on PinterestRaphael Chauveau - France
“The vegetarian food was good for me. I also enjoyed visiting the 400 year old Inn" Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedinShare on PinterestSarah Reed - England