Marianne swienink-Havard

Tel: +44-1933-778842  Mobile/Cell: +44-7944-265069


Originally I am from the Netherlands but I have called the UK home for many years.  I have been employed in the travel industry since 1978 and have worked in  many fields of this exciting and ever changing business.  Having worked in operations and especially ‘on the road’ I feel I have developed an insight into what makes a successful trip, whether it is a morning panoramic sightseeing tour in London or an extended journey through Europe,  the United States or China.   A guide should offer a  fun experience based on sound research of history, local customs and culture with a thorough understanding of expectations.

I am proud to be a Blue Badge Guide of London and the Heart of England and really enjoy working as a tour manager on tours of the British Isles and the rest of the world. I have led tours through many countries: Australia and New Zealand, China, The USA, South and Central America, Canada, Caribbean and Pacific Islands and much of Europe, to name but a few. 

My husband André is also a guide and both of us are photographers.  We are seldom seen without a camera or two.  Our travels have allowed us to build up a collection of images which you are welcome to view. Please note that all photographs are copyright.  Contact us if you would like to use any of them commercially, whether in print or on the internet.

Travel and Music

From September 2016 my photographs can be found on Flickr

André’s Flickr site

Blue Badge Guide, International Tour manager, Photographer
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