Andy Steel

A Back-Roads Touring tour leader for six years, Andy has a colourful past; having worked as a detective in the British police force both in the UK and France. In 2010 Andy won our ‘Back-Roads Touring guide of the Year’ award for his outstanding performance during the season.


Andy speaks French, and after having lived in France for over four years, he knows some fantastic gems off the tourist trail. He is also one of our talented Battlefield guides and enjoys taking tours to the Western Front. 'There is nothing more rewarding', he says, 'than being able to do a little research and then take visitors back to the exact place their relatives fought, and perhaps died, during the Great War'. Always helpful and charismatic, Andy will ensure you really enjoy you tour and have fun along the way. Andy lives between Oxford and Windsor with his wife, three children and a cocker spaniel called 'Alfie' and in his spare time he enjoys renovating houses!