Lakeland Tours

Availability and Fees

Coach guiding in The Lake District

I can offer a range of coach and mini-coach guiding services to travel operators and group organisers so that you can maximise your clients' experience of Cumbria.

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The table below sets out by way of guidance an illustrative range of my guiding fees for 2019/20 which may be negotiated.

Half Day Tours

For a half-day tour up to 4 hours, morning or afternoon (before or after 13:00) or evening (before 23:00) £165 - £205

Full Day Tours

Where service is required for longer than 4 hours, up to 9 hours, ending before 18:00

Where service is required for a one-day excursion, it is customary for the Guide to enjoy a lunch break of one hour £270 - £310

Overtime/Unsociable Hours (per hour)

Where service is required in addition to the above:

07:00 - 23:00 £40-45

23:00 - 07:00 £50-55

Lunch Allowance

If lunch is not provided - £14

Dinner Allowance

If dinner is not provided, after 19:00 - £22

Other Important Information

In order for the Guide to be able to undertake a morning and an afternoon engagement on the same day, morning tours are expected to finish by 13:00 (timings to and from central Lake District) and afternoon engagements are not expected, in general, to start before 13:30, to allow for an adequate transit time for the Guide.

The fee negotiated will vary from client to client. Higher rates may be agreed, for example within the range above, 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.

My rates and terms follow the guidelines set by the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides.
Acceptance constitutes a contract.

Planning a trip to the lakes and want to make sure you make the most out of your visit? Contact Lakeland Tours for a guided sightseeing tour of the best places to see in the Lake District!