Guide Fees

All of our guides are self-employed members of our association, and set their own fees for the services they provide. The fees below are therefore guidelines as to what you can expect our members to charge for guiding services.

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

What is Not Included in Guide Fees

  • 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
The guideline fees listed usually include driver, guiding, vehicle, fuel, and insurance costs. Exact costs will vary.

Group Sizes 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.