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Guide Fees

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

STGA Tourist Guiding Fees 2020

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

When Using Our Guide Booking Service, the Following Booking Fees Apply to Each Guide Booked.
Tour / Booking Type Booking Fee
All Bookings – Per Guide Booked £20.00

Additional Information

All fees are in £ GBP.

The approximate fees listed above are based on fees charged by our guides for tours through our booking service in 2018.

Guide fees 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.