British Grand Prix

A Great Day Out at the British Grand Prix

Here at Door2Tour we do like to practice what we preach and so this year some of the team headed for a fun-filled day at Silverstone to watch the British Grand Prix. Based in Kent, we left for Northampton at 5am, we wanted to reserve a good spot for the day and the gates tend to open at around 6.30am. When we eventually made it to the race track at around 7.30am the terraces were already 80% full, making us glad we had indeed dragged ourselves out of bed at 4am! We set up our camping chairs and settled down […]

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Blackpool Tower

What’s Hot in 2015?

2015 has only just begun and with that comes a lot of possibilities of new destinations and events to visit this year. Here’s a break down if you are needing a little bit of inspiration… United Kingdom Some great things are happening in the UK this year, so you don’t even need to stray from British soil to enjoy some great events. The Rugby World Cup will be gracing our soil in September and October and is sure to reignite the national pride showed throughout the 2012 London Olympics. In addition to this there’s a number of other annual events […]

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Paper Lanterns

Explore the fabulous ‘Festival of Light’ at Longleat

This Christmas there’s something a little different hidden in the Wiltshire countryside, Longleat  has launched a fantastic new festive display of Chinese lanterns, the ‘Festival of Light’. Alongside the traditional Christmas attractions including the Christmas Market, beautifully decorated stately home, 50 foot tall singing Christmas tree, ice rink and Magical Santa Train, Longleat is welcoming a spectacular lantern display into its grounds. The lanterns which stand up to 50ft tall are a combination of traditional Chinese dynasties as well as animals that you might find on the famous Longleat safari. The lanterns are crafted from delicate silk fabric and are […]

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Nutcrackers

Which? Christmas Markets in the UK & Europe

 As the festive season will soon be upon us we’ve been thinking about the best Christmas Markets in the UK and Europe. Whether you want to take the other half on a pre-Christmas getaway or the kids away for some festive fun, we’re sure we’ll find you the perfect Christmas Market with a little help from our handy guide below!  Best Christmas Market for Romance – Paris Christmas is the  time of  year to enjoy  together with  your family and  friends and couldn’t there be a better place than in Paris. Known as the ‘City of Love’, it’s also famous for […]

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Edinburgh Tattoo

All You Need to Know About… The Edinburgh Tattoo

Held every year in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle, the Edinburgh Tattoo attracts some 222,000 spectaculars over its three week run, 30% of which are from overseas. So, what’s all the song and dance about? Here’s all you need to know about this popular military spectacular. What is it? The Edinburgh Tattoo has been going since 1950 and is currently TripAdvisor’s #1 attraction in Edinburgh. The performance features nearly 1,000 performers and is a 90-minute long military spectacular involving pipes, drums, dancing, visual lights, fireworks and cannon fire. The show famously culminates in a lone piper playing from the castle […]

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British Grand Prix

Sporting Events You Should Be At This Year

Think it’s fair to say that the majority of us thoroughly enjoyed the summer of sport in London? I know the team here at Door2Tour escorted tours loved every moment with some of us watching the highlights of what we had already seen during the day – how mad is that? Anyway, seeing as our interest in sport has grown since last summer, we thought it only right to notify you of some of the hottest sporting events you should be at during 2013, just take a look at the options open to you… 2013 kicked off with the awesome […]

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Blackpool Illuminations

Happy Birthday to Blackpool Illuminations

This year is certainly proving to be a special one for the UK what with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens birthday, the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s maiden voyage and how could we forget Great Britain’s golden achievements in the British Summer of Sport that took hold in London? There’s one more celebration to add to the list and that is the 100th birthday of the Blackpool Illuminations. Can you believe that in the 1930s, 150 trains would come from Manchester alone just to see the big Switch-on? Even now over 4 million every year travel […]

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