Blue Badge Tourist Guides work as freelancers so it is important to establish in advance what the exact fees are, as well as the terms and conditions. There is an additional charge for other languages.
Blue Badge Driver Guides provide private tours by car. There is no set tour. Tours can be for a half-day, full-day, or overnight. The tour can be within London, a day trip from London or for several days around the country. The cost depends on the number of people, the length of the day and the distance travelled. There is an additional charge for other languages.
Blue Badge Tourist Guides and Driver Guides are typically engaged for either Half days or Full days:
- Half days are up to 4 hours maximum, which can be either morning (expected to finish by 13.00) or afternoon tours (expected to start from 13.30).
- Full days are up to 9 hours (finishing no later than 18.00).
Blue Badge Tourist Guide Fees for 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024:
- Fees for English language speakers typically start from £198 for a half-day and £323 for full-day.
- Fees for any other language speakers typically start from £228 for a half-day and £362 for full-day.
- Fees for Driver Guides typically start from £457 for a half-day and £660 for full-day.
Blue Badge Tourist Guide Fees for 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025:
- Fees for English language speakers typically start from £208 for a half-day and £339 for a full-day.
- Fees for any other language speakers typically start from £237 for a half-day and £376 for a full-day.
- Fees for Driver Guides typically start from £480 for a half-day and £690 for full-day.
96 hours (4 days) prior to the commencement of engagement: Full fee.
10 days prior to the commencement of engagement: 50% of the fee.
Blue Badge Tourist Guides usually work according to the terms and conditions laid out in the attachments below. We recommend contacting the guide to discuss your tour requirements as well as confirming the fee and full set of terms and conditions.
Travel Trade Fees:
- Blue Badge Tourist Guide Travel Trade Fees 2023 – 2024
- Blue Badge Tourist Guide Travel Trade Fees 2024 – 2025
Driver Guide Fees:
Booking Terms & Conditions: