STGA Guiding Rates / Fees

Service Average Rate
English Half Day (up to 4 hrs) £150 – £175
English Full Day (up to 8 hrs) £215 – £270
Language Half Day (up to 4 hrs) £190 – £215
Language Full Day (up to 8 hrs) £275 – £310
Driver Guide Half Day (up to 4 hrs) £320 – £370
Driver Guide Full Day (up to 8 hrs) £460 – £520


All of our guides are their own business operations and thus set their own rates for the services they provide. As a result, rates may vary. The rates above are based on past tours booked through our booking service, and are intended as costing guidelines.


When Using Our Guide Booking Service, the Following Booking Fees Apply to Each Guide Booked.
Tour / Booking Type Booking Fee
Half Day £13.00
Full Day £20.00
Extended (more than one day) £28.00

The above booking fees apply until 31 March 2018. For bookings made from 1 April 2018 onwards, the booking fee will be £20 for all types of tour.


All rates are in £ GBP.

Approximate rates are based on rates charged by our guides for tours through our booking service in 2016.

Guide rates do not include overnight accommodation or meals for guides, unless stated otherwise. Entrances to paid venues or attractions etc are not included in guide fees. Our guides are granted free entry to most attractions in Scotland.

Driver Guide fees include all driver, guiding, vehicle, fuel, and insurance costs.

For 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.