For republicans & royalists, the must-do private city tours from Touriocity for 2016

(March 22, 2016)
As Ireland prepares to mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising and Britain gears up for the Queen’s 90th birthday, new city-tour breaks specialist Touriocity has a number of tours to commemorate both occasions. 
Touriocity specialises in offering affordable, private tours specifically tailored to a customer’s needs in 50 plus cities across the world. 

These Dublin and London tours will be available throughout the year.
1916 Dublin Easter Rising Tour

Easter 1916 marked a momentous turning point in Irish history when a rebellion in Dublin in the middle of World War One kick-started a push for Irish independence from Britain, ultimately leading to the election of Irish president Arthur Griffith in 1922.
This three-hour tour of Dublin explores the most important sites of the uprising. From the General Post Office, the headquarters where the rebels declared Ireland a republic and raised the flag, to the City Hall where fierce fighting took place. 
Visitors will learn about the failed rebel attempt to capture Dublin castle at the start of the conflict, and visit the Garden of Remembrance where the lives of all the Irishmen who fought for freedom are commemorated.
How much? Prices for the tour start at £26.98 per person based on a group of four/ 
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Queen’s 90th birthday tours from Touriocity
Royal London in Half a Day
On 12 June, there will be a street party on the Mall to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. To mark this occasions, Touriocity has A Royal London in Half a Day tour that includes whirlwind tour of London's most famous castles, palaces and churches with a scenic boat trip.
This is a private tour led by a professional, private Blue Badge tour guide. It takes in the key must-see sights, including: the Tower of London; Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Also included is a cruise down the Thames from the Tower of London to Westminster. Expect some behind-the-scenes treats along the way.
How much? Prices from £84 per person for the four-hour tour. The price includes: skip-the-line entrance tickets to the historic Tower of London, including a visit to the Crown Jewels; tickets for a scenic Thames River Cruise; and the services of a professional, private Blue Badge tour guide.
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Hampton Court Palace & Windsor
This eight-hour tour starts with guests being picked up by a car from their hotel and driven to the London surburb of Hampton to explore the palace of King Henry VIII. Hampton Court was built over 500 years ago and a visit to this palace will bring to life how this decadent king lived. 
After the morning here, guests are driven by their guide to Windsor to explore the Queen’s favourite castle, Windsor Castle. Only a short trip outside London, it is possible to visit its staterooms, the beautiful St George’s Chapel and walk in its wonderful grounds. Nearby to the castle is the most famous school in the world, Eton College, where many of history's most influential people have been educated. 
How much? Prices from £194 per person based on four in a group and includes skip-the-line entrance tickets to Henry VIII's Hampton Court, tickets for a pleasure cruise on the River Thames and the services of a professional, private Blue Badge tour guide.
THE TOP 5 CITY-BREAKS DESTINATIONS FOR 2016, based on numbers of enquiries to
·       Berlin
·       Rome
·       Barcelona
·       Marrakech
·       Amsterdam
Touriocity would like the press to experience a private Touriocity tour.  Please let us know if you are planning a trip and would like a complimentary private tour.  The website lists 50+ destinations, but the company can organise a tour guide in almost any city in the world, so please let us know if we can help.
Sophie Banks and Angie Cronin
Loudbird PR and Communications
Tel: 07815 147073 and  07970 810302
Notes to editors:
  • Touriocity is a London-based travel tech startup and began trading in March 2014
  • The 15-strong team is based at the Traveltech Lab next to London's City Hall. The Lab is a new co-working space, backed by the Mayor of London
  • Founder and CEO, Alex Grant, has 7 years'  experience running a tour guide company (Roman Empire Tours), from which Touriocity evolved
  • Alex began his career in Finance before transferring over to the world of digital startups
  • Touriocity is partly funded by the founders of Car Trawler, Scott Dunn, Context Travel & Attractions Tickets Direct
  • Touriocity already has business partnerships with Gatwick Airport, LoveHomeSwap, Mr & Mrs Smith, and is in advanced talks with many other travel industry companies, such as Design Hotels
  • Touriocity employs tour guides who truly are experts in the cities they work.  Many have relevant degrees, Masters or PhDs. For example, Giovanni, who is a tour guide in Rome, has a PhD in Archaeology and has personally dug and worked on some of the sights around the city
  • Touriocity is aiming to digitalise and aggregate the world of tour guides. The business strategy is to bring the world of tour guides online and deliver customers direct to tour guides, effectively making this a much more efficient and profitable industry for guides
  • By driving down the costs of a private bespoke tour, and offering this unique easy-to-book service direct to their own customers, and also to business partners' customers, Touriocity aims to transform the tour guide industry, providing private tour guides with enough business to enable an on-demand style business model for the tour guide industry.  The ultimate goal is to create an industry that can sustain private, bespoke tour guide booking on demand through a Touriocity App.

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