Fees for Tour Guiding – Talks & Presentations – Training
Our tour guiding Fees are based on those quoted by the British Guild of Tourist Guides and the Driver Guides Association.
In order for Guides to be able to take a morning and an afternoon engagement on the same day, morning tours are expected to finish by 1300 and afternoon engagements are not expected, in general, to start before 1330, to allow for adequate transit time for the Guide.
The fees negotiated will vary from client to client. Higher rates may be agreed for customised tours, or tours that require a good deal of reconnaissance, for specialist knowledge, or because of a client’s or tour operator’s particular requirements.
Tour Guiding Fees fall under two categories 1) Driver Guiding, 2) coach guiding and walking tours.
Fees: As members of the Driver Guide Association our Fees are based on the current DGA Fee scale https://www.driver-guides.org.uk/fees.html Fees are dependent on start and finish locations and are a per vehicle (not per person) Fee.
They are inclusive of parking, road tolls & congestion charges but excludes client travel literature, client refreshments, entry fees etc.
Payment: A 10% deposit is required on booking and the balance payment is required at least 14 days prior to the tour. Payment can be made by Bank transfer, (or by Paypal, in which case a minimum transaction fee will be added). An invoice with bank details will be provided when a confirmed booking is received.
Guided Coach and Walking Tours
The following is based on ‘Step on guides’. Coach Hire Fees are subject to separate negotiation where applicable.
Guiding Fees: Our Fees are based on the current British Guild of Tourist Guides Fee scale and our fee for arranging guides for your tour. Guide Fees – British Guild of Tourist Guides
Payment: A 10% deposit is required on booking and the balance payment is required at least 14 days prior to the tour. Payment can be made by Bank transfer, (or by Paypal, in which case a 2.5% – 4% transaction fee will be added). An invoice with bank details will be provided when a confirmed booking is received.
By the client: Should the hirer wish to cancel any Guiding arrangement; the company reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee for any cancellation made within 30 days of the tour date on the following scale.
- 30 – 14 days prior to tour date: 10% of full tour price
- 13 – 7 days: prior to tour date: 50% of full tour price
- 6 – 1 days: prior to tour date: 100% of full tour price
Where government restrictions are in place within the above periods, these terms may be adjusted to reflect short-term special arrangements in relation to the Covid Pandemic
By the Company: In the event of any emergency, riot, civil commotion, strike, lock out, stoppage or restraint of labour or on the happening of any event over which the Company has no control (including adverse weather and road conditions) or in the event of the Hirer taking any action to vary agreed conditions unilaterally, the Company may, by returning all money paid and without further or other liability, cancel the contract.
Talks, Presentations, Heritage Guide and Speaker training.
Fees & Terms are subject to negotiation and are dependent upon services required.