How do I become a tourist guide UK?

To become a registered Blue Badge Tourist Guide working in London, you will need to take a course and gain accreditation from the Institute of Tourist Guiding. The Course: The course typically lasts about 18 months and involves lectures in London and practical site visits, along with periods of self study.

Do you need a license to be a tour guide UK?

You don’t need a licence to guide in London unlike, say a drivinglicences, taxi licence or to practice various forms of healthcare, etc.

What is tour guide association?

WFTGA, the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, is a not for profit, non political organisation which brings together professional tourist guides and encourages standards in guiding around the world.

Do you need qualifications to be a tour guide?

Prospective tour guides should possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent certificate. Required academic backgrounds vary by company, but often a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the subject of the tour is necessary.

How much do tour guides make UK?

The average tour guide salary in the United Kingdom is £24,375 per year or £12.50 per hour. Entry level positions start at £21,645 per year while most experienced workers make up to £32,175 per year.

What are the different types of tour guide?

Types of tour guides

  • Historical guide. A historical guide leads tourists around historical landmarks and points of interest like ruins, temples, battlefields and other sites of historical importance.
  • Adventure guide.
  • Museum guide.
  • Nature guide.
  • City guide.
  • Park guide.
  • Freelance guide.

What are the most popular UK guided tour options?

Many of the most popular UK guided tour options are small group tours. UK small group tours vary widely in size with what is deemed to be a ‘small’ group – with some having up to 50 in a group while others keep it to 12 or under.

Who are the members of the Irish Tourist Guides Association?

Our full members are: Blue Badge Guides accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding (ITG) in London, National Guides accredited by Fáilte Ireland, and Level 4 Guides accredited by the Ulster University. Our members speak a range of languages and engage in regular professional development to maintain their skills and knowledge base.

What is the Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association?

The Northern Ireland Tourist Guide Association is a not for profit, non-political body established in 1992 to represent the needs of professional tourist guides in the region.

What are the coach tours UK options?

Coach tours UK options are a convenient way to travel around with the rest of your group and often allow more to be fitted into an itinerary than independently travelling by train. These range in style and you can find plenty of luxury coach holidays UK options as well as budget bus tours UK.