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The company

Roots Travel & Tours was founded by Matt Hayes in 2001 to provide opportunities for overseas students attending a Cambridge-based English language school to experience the UK's wide variety of tourism and cultural attractions. In 2005 Roots expanded to offer guided tours to all overseas visitors to Cambridge and today our passengers are of all ages, come from all over the world and from all walks of life.


Our services

All Roots' tours are operated by an experienced driver-guide whose passion it is to reveal authentic Britain. Our guides are expert at showing the uniqueness of Britain's culture to visitors of all English language abilities. We design our tours for small groups - a maximum of 16 passengers per tour (except July/August) - to allow us to visit sights and attractions that larger buses cannot access and to create an informal atmosphere for like-minded passengers to meet their fellow travellers.     


Our promise

Our aim is to show you the highlight attractions of the UK and provide you with a deeper insight to the culture of these historic islands. We offer guided walks to ensure you see more and learn more of your chosen destination. Destinations are carefully selected and diligently researched to guarantee enjoyable and informative visits made reliably, punctually and safely. Our long experience with overseas visitors enables us to communicate well with our customers, providing relevant information in a clear and concise way. Roots considers the welfare of its passengers to be of utmost importance. We use well-maintained, reliable and comfortable minibuses licensed by the local transport authorities. All travel obeys strict EU legislation on driving rules and passenger safety. Your safety and comfort is our greatest concern.


We offer tours all year round to a wide variety of passengers. Many of them are repeat visitors, an indication of the high quality of tour that we deliver each and every trip. One thing that unites all passengers, however, is the positivity they have about our tours, as shown by the enthusiastic comments that we regularly receive. Something about visiting TripAdvisor to read their comments that we hope will inspire you to come and join us... you would be most welcome.

Matt Hayes