CHRIS BELSEN

CHRIS BELSTEN


LANGUAGES

Wessex Tourist Guides English

TYPES OF TOURS

Types of Tours 3

QUALIFIED TO GUIDE IN

South West England, Windsor and Eton Accredited

POPULAR TOURS / DESTINATIONS

  • Jurassic Coast
  • Thomas Hardy Countryside
  • Salisbury and Stonehenge
  • Isle of Purbeck,
  • Bath
  • Salisbury
  • Weymouth
  • Portland
  • Dorchester

SPECIAL INTERESTS

  • Gardens
  • Countryside
  • Thomas Hardy and literary landscapes
  • Archaeology and Dorset Hill forts
  • Jurassic Coast
  • Manor Houses
  • Cathedrals and churches
  • Military history

GUIDE BIO

My name is Chris Belsten, licensed Blue Badge tour guide, experienced tour manager, trip planner and travel consultant.

For over 25 years, I’ve been leading groups on multi-day educational, cultural and historical tours across the globe, as well as designing programmes and itineraries for individuals, families, tour operators or shore excursions for cruise lines, I am pleased to offer you an unparalleled tour experience.

I extend a warm invitation for you to explore this enchanting region of England, particularly my native Dorset—a county rich with history and culture, celebrated by the renowned author Thomas Hardy.

I’ve spent much of my time discovering its rural beauty by foot and bicycle, fostering a deep passion for sharing its unique charm with visitors.

Join me to experience the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, renowned for its world famous fossils and geological wonders, as well as the idyllic views and tranquil strolls through villages dotted with thatched pubs and secretive coves with tales of smugglers.

Our journey may lead us to the romantic ruins of Corfe Castle, on the mysterious Isle of Purbeck, explore award-winning vineyards or a pilgrimage to Salisbury’s magnificent cathedral or perhaps the awe-inspiring landscape of Stonehenge and Avebury which stand as a testament to our ancient past.

For those seeking a personalised experience, I specialise in bespoke and tailor-made tours. Whether your interests lie in Dorset’s hidden gems or the broader allure of the South West. 

If you need further assistance or wish to discuss your tour options, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here to help you create the perfect travel experience. For more information and an idea of some of the tours I offer please see my website or give me a call.

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