Our guiding fees are set in line with those recommended by the Guild of Tourist Guides. However, each guide is free to negotiate their own rate within the given range according to the client’s requirements and in consideration of other factors such as travelling distance, duration, specialist knowledge and language spoken.
Guiding rates 2017–18
For the services of a guide on a walking tour, or in a coach or other vehicle provided by the client:
Full-day rate (4 to 8 hours) £250–£300
Half-day rate (up to 4 hours) £155-£200
Driver-guiding rates, which include the provision of an appropriately licensed and insured vehicle, mileage and parking/toll charges, are in the range of £475–£525 (full day) and £330–£360 (half-day) within Cumbria. For tours out of the county, expect to pay between £550 and £595 per day.
For foreign language tours, there is likely to be an extra charge of around £50 for a full-day tour and £30 for a half-day tour.
For unsociable hours, there may be an additional charge of between £40 and £70 per hour.
Cancelling a tour
More than 7 days notice: No charge.
Within 2–7 days: 50% of the negotiated fee.
Within 48 hours: Full fee is payable.