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Guide Fees

All of our guides are their own business and set their own fees for the services they provide. The fees below are guidelines only as to what you can expect to pay.

STGA Tourist Guiding Fees 2021

Service Average Rate
English Half Day (up to 4 hrs) £160 – £180
English Full Day (up to 8 hrs) £250 – £280
Foreign Language Half Day (up to 4 hrs) £190 – £220
Foreign Language Full Day (up to 8 hrs) £280 – £320
Driver Guide Half Day (up to 4 hrs) £350 – £380
Driver Guide Full Day (up to 8 hrs) £480 – £540

Additional Information

The approximate fees listed above are based on fees charged by our guides for 2019.

What is not included

  • overnight accommodation or meals for guides
  • entrances to paid venues or attractions, although our guides are granted free entry to most attractions in Scotland.

Driver Guide fees

  • included in your quote will be all driver, guiding, vehicle, fuel, and insurance costs.

Walking tours

We strongly recommend a maximum of 25 guests per guide. This is to maintain safety and excellent tour quality standards for guests on our tours.