Springfield Walks & Tour Guide Services

Springfield's premiere tour company bringing you all the history and mystery that Lincoln's Springfield has to offer!

Explore historic Old Town Springfield with Springfield Walks!



Award Winning Walking Tours
The Lincoln’s Ghost Walk is a “must do” while in town.
Visit the walking tour page to view all the tours we offer!
Fall ghost walks and our tour to Haunted London

Professional Tour Guide Services
We’ve escorted thousands of tour groups, families, rock stars,
politicians and dignitaries, and tens of thousands of school kids!
We provide step-on guides for Springfield and St. Louis

Theatrical Historical Character Entertainment Programs
Abraham Lincoln, Mary Lincoln, General Grant, Billy Yank
Hire any of these top tier actors for dinner programs!

 

 

Springfield Walks
Professional, Knowledgeable, Entertaining
All delivered with hometown hospitality!
Supported by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

 


2015 Lincoln Funeral Commemoration

http://www.lincolnfuneralcoalition.org/

Lincoln was the first President assassinated and his death greatly affected the entire nation. Please join us on May 1-3, 2015 in Springfield to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his Lincoln’s Springfield funeral, the final farewell. Please attend dressed in period attire to help to the authenticity of the event.

Lamon was Lincoln’s best friend, former law partner, and personal bodyguard. Though Lamon had incessantly guarded Lincoln through the WH years he was not on duty the night Lincoln was assassinated. Lamon’s final duty was to escort Lincoln’s coffin from Washington back home to Springfield.

Please visit the web site for information how the public, schools, and the military organizations may participate and please consider a tax deductible donation to help support the historic event.

 

Haunted London
$2700 per person inclusive trip

Nov. 4-9, 2015

Price includes: Roundtrip airfare coach class from Chicago to London, 4 nights hotel with English breakfast, London airport transfers, London transportation, site entry, and evening activities sites listed in itinerary.

You pay your own lunches and dinners, tips, airport or hotel taxes and fees incurred such as VAT (value added tax), souvenirs and extra expenses incurred by you.

Highlights - Enter Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Activities; Rippin Yarns Jack the Ripper Walk, Haunted London Ghost Walk, and you will engage in a paranormal investigation of the infamous Clink Prison Museum site. AND there will be a number of little ghostly nuanses along the way!

"My friends, join me if you dare on a 4 day trip to some the most infamously and legendary haunted sites in the entire world. This very affordable trip is perfect for the person who's always wanted to go and has never taken the time. I'm keeping the group size limited to only 20 people or 10 pairs so we can do a lot of things in a short time there. Make your deposit today, and join me for a legendary tour of Haunted London!" - Garret Moffett

This trip is perfect for anyone's first time to London!

This trip is basic and no frills to keep the cost down, however you won't feel slighted at all, instead you'll be blown away by walking in the footsteps of medieval castles and history brimming with ghostly and grisly tales.

2 requirements; you will need a valid passport (they're easy to get), and you must be prepared to do some serious walking.

Read on to see the trip itinerary!

Trip Itinerary

Wednesday Nov. 4 - travel day from Chicago to London, overnight flight

Arrive about noon Nov. 5 in London, England, airport transfer to hotel.

Thursday Nov. 5, hotel check in, freshen up time, lunch, and afternoon sightseeing and start checking out the town!
Dinner
Evening activity - Rippin Yarns, Jack the Ripper Walk

Friday Nov. 6 - Breakfast
St. James Palace for a surprise
Buckingham for Changing of Guard
Lunch, Hard Rock Cafe
Tower of London remainder of day
Dinner
Evening activity - London Ghost Walk 7:30

Saturday Nov. 7 - Breakfast
Hampton Court Palace
Lunch at the castle
Westminster Abbey
Dinner
Clink Prison Investigation

Sunday Nov. 8 - Breakfast
Windsor Castle
Lunch in Windsor
St. Paul's Cathedral
Afternoon activity open
Dinner
Evening activity open

Nov. 9 - Check out, transfer to airport, flight home to Chicago arriving the same day about 3pm.

Itinerary Disclaimer: Though this is the plan for the trip, there's a number of unforeseen things that can alter the itinerary and force a change of plans. Be assured I will do my very best to overcome any issues or situation to ensure the most enjoyable experience.

However as we traverse London and as time allows I'll slip in a few surprises to enhance your haunted trip!

Also London is home to a whole lot of famous people and you never know who you might run into. Even Prince William & Duchess Kate are known for traveling on the Tube, so keep your eyes open!

If you're a little unsure or nervous about flying or traveling to London, I'm happy to speak with you personally and alleviate any concerns you may have.

How to sign up and secure your seat?
Secure your passport if you don't already have a valid one. If you don't have one then go to your local post office and get an application. Once submitted it can take 3 months to receive so don't delay.

Pay for your trip in full, or it can be paid for in 3 installments, cash or check preferred payments, but cc ok too.

May 1st - $1500 due
August 1st - $600 due
October 1st - balance of $600 due

Payments are non-refundable, therefore I recommend you purchase travel insurance, be sure to know what the policy covers, cost is nominal.

This rate is based on 2 people to a room, there may be an additional fee for a single room, better to partner with someone.
If the price seems like a lot for a 5 days in London please understand London is a very expensive city, and I have done my best to engage us in inexpensive activities that pack a wow punch factor. The overall cost of the trip is in the air and hotel cost and I have not marked up the trip to make money only to cover my expenses. My money will be made if you choose to tip me at the end of the trip, so I will be working hard to make sure that your trip to London is an awesome ghostly experience.


Expenses not covered
- anything extra from the hotel is on you
- lunch and dinner meals on you
- incidentals and souvenirs
- any travel expenses such as oversize or heavy luggage, or VAT taxes, value added tax (avoid this tax by not buying a lot expensive souvenirs)

Optional tour guide tip - if you feel your guide did his job the industry standard is around $25 per person per day. On your flight home each person will be given an envelope that you may return to your guide if you choose.

There will be a lot of walking, stairs in the Tube Stations, so do some walking ahead of time to be prepared.

We will be traveling by trains so you will need to be attentive getting off and on trains very quickly. Stations can be crowed.

The hotel will be basic, standard amenities, but it will be plenty comfortable, clean and suitable for our needs.

Get yourself signed up today!

Call or email Garret to ask questions or make your payment
garret@springfieldwalks.com - 217-502-8687