Love padlocks (also known as Love Locks) are a custom by which padlocks are affixed to a fence, gate, bridge or similar public fixture by sweethearts to symbolize their everlasting love. Love padlocks have existed for quite some time, though there are no certain sources for their origin. In Europe, love padlocks started appearing in the early 2000s. The reasons love padlocks started to appear vary between locations, and in many instances are unsourced. It has been said that if both members of “love’s hand” are not present as the lock locks, the love has been forever jinxed.
These love padlocks are an expression of hope and humanity, connecting people around the world with the one thing that unites us all: love.
Pero's Bridge, Bristol
iToursInternational guide and co-founder, Mei Catherall, has started a fun travelog for kids on Facebook. It will record "Tobee's Travels" and aims to promote the travel bug among our future travellers.
Click the pic below to be taken to "Tobee's Travels", "LIKE" it and maybe even add some "bear-faced" travel pics of your own!?
These are pictures today of Alison's Students on a walking tour in Bath. They come from Verona and were fascinated to see the snow.
With the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death last year, interest in one of her most frequent haunts, the spa city of Bath, was rekindled.
With attractive Regency architecture at every turn, genteel tea rooms aplenty and the centrally located Jane Austen Centre, it’s the perfect place to indulge in one’s inner Mr Darcy/Lizzy Bennet fantasies. But this is a tale of three cities: the Georgian masterpiece, the Ancient Roman retreat and the trendy, modern city... (click here to continue reading)
The Great West Way is the first touring route of its kind for England. As such it gives the opportunity to present England in a new way in international markets.
Click the picture for the online PDF brochure.
Bath has been nominated as one of the most romantic places to have a city break in the UK, and now it's up to the public to choose their winner!
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New Visitor Guide 2018
Here is the new 2018 Bath Visitor Guide, which provides extensive information on things to see and do, what’s on, shopping, eating-out, days out and places to stay. With a 300k distribution, it’s the essential tool for those planning a short break or day trip, and for visitors once they arrive at our destination.
Click the picture to view online or print at home!
Filming taking place in Bath today for the upcoming latest BollyBuster "Firkkie", starring the Famous Neil Nitin Mukesh #firkkie #NeilNitinMukesh
A few snaps of today's Jane Austen Grand Regency Costumed Promenade, heralding the beginning of The Jane Austen Festival (Ironic when you realise that Jane Austen disliked Bath. She lived there for several years with her family after her father retired, and some critics argue that she found the place so depressing she was unable to work.)
But I'm sure she'd have loved today :-)
Chance meeting between colleagues Melitta and Mei from ITours International, between hectic tours in Bath today — at The Roman Baths
*"Well I never" :-)
Strange clothes, odd expression and very old-fashioned? Yep, that's Mei on the left!
Bath life, Bath LIVE!
A few snaps from guides Alison and Melitta
From The National Trust's Website 01/04/17:
The Uffington White Horse is one of England’s largest and best-known chalk figures. Experts believe the horse to be around 3,000 years old, but a recent geophysical survey has revealed that it is not the only ancient work of art in the area.
The survey showed the remains of a second stylised figure on a nearby hillside, which has been christened the Uffington White Duck. Standing at around 360 feet tall, we think that this figure may be the ancient symbol of a local tribe who venerated wild mallards.
Our plan will be to restore this great animal, so eventually you’ll be able to see the incredible Duck outline, just as you can with the Uffington Horse. Visitors will be able to see the two animals side by side.
Read more (and video) HERE
iToursInternational had a rare chance to meet up with Hotels & More's Leonie... Where better than the Georgian Splendour of the Bath Pump Rooms!?
Left to right: Monika, Leonie, Karen, Patrick and Mei
iToursInternational would like to express our condolences to the families of the victims following Monday night's terrorist attack on the Berlin Christmas market on December 11, 2016 which killed 12 people and injured 48.
One of our guides, Mei Catherall, also runs a small charity called "Dance2Learn".
He has recently returned from The Gambia where he went to see the conclusion of their "Bring Home the Light" Project, where solar lighting was distributed to families in need in the Gunjur region. Here are some of the pictures.
Perhaps you'll be guided by him in 2017?
This week sees iToursInternational welcome a new guide to the fold!
Along with English and German, Ms Melitta Petr adds Dutch to our increasing "language cover"!
Hot off the iToursInternational press and here to give you a real taste of the country, it's customs, quirks, traditions and anomalies, with the necessary historical background and a lot of smiles on the way.