Guided city tours; day tours by coach, bus, train or car, guided walking tours and short sightseeing excursions with a guide.

Guiding qualifications to look for:
European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) – the European organisation for professional, qualified tourist guides.
World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) – non-profit, non-political organisation which brings together, tourist guide associations and individual guides around the world.

And in the UK:
Blue Badge Tourist Guides – UK official, professional tourist guides, run by the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides.
Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA) – for guides in Scotland.

 


DAY ACTIVITIES > guided day tours

 

DAY ACTIVITIES:
Guided day tours, city tours, sightseeing & walking tours

Guide of Rome
based: Rome, Italy
website:
guideofrome.it
Private tours of Rome and surroundings. Custom personalised family tours operated by a licensed and experienced tour guide. Tour itineraries include: Ancient Rome, Vatican Tour, Monumental Rome, Christian Rome, Borghese Gallery, Tivoli: Hadrian's Villa plus Vlla d'Este, and Ostia Antica. Each tour is approximately 3–4 hours long.

 Pendragon Tours in Wales
based: Cardiff, Wales, UK
website:
pendragontours.co.uk
Personalised driver-guided day and multi-day tours of Wale . These exclusive small group tours (max 4 people per tour) cover the whole of Wales and provide tailor-made itineraries created to the specific requirements of guests.

Roma Experience
located: Rome, Italy
website: romaexperience.com
Roma Experience are local tour guides ready to create a perfect Rome tour.
Their sightseeing tours of Rome or Florence are provided by knowledgeable, friendly, fluent English-speaking guides. They offer a range of specific tours such as the Vatican, Rome and the Colosseum, Rome cooking and food tours, as well as private tours in Italy. Also airport transfers, Civitavecchia Port transfers, a pick-up service and tours of Ostia and Florence.

 Transpeak Walks
based: Derbyshire, England, UK
website:
transpeakwalks.co.uk
A 'not for profit' voluntary group which organises guided walks in The English Peak District. The walks are free to the public and three grades are offered (Easy, Moderate and Strenuous) to suit different fitness levels. They specialise in linear station to station walks using local railway services.

Amsterdam City Tours
based: Amsterdam, Netherlands
website: amsterdamcitytours.com
Guided tours through some of the most fascinating parts and places of Amsterdam and Holland, guided by real Amsterdam experts. Any tour can be tailored to your personal needs.

Authentic Sahara Tours
based: Marrakech, Tansift El Haouz, Morocco
website: authentic-sahara-tours.com
A full service travel company providing private and customized small group Morocco desert tours from Marrakech, with camel trekking. Tours can include the Erg Chebbi Sahara dunes in Merzouga, Erg Chagaga Sahara dunes, Zagora Desert and Atlas Mountain treks. Tours are in air-conditioned 4x4 vehicles.

Authentic Tours Marrakech
based: Marrakech, Morocco
website: authentic-tours-marrakech.com
A fully bonded travel company based in Marrakech offering private guided desert excursions, Marrakech day trips and customized tours. Tours are conducted by local, friendly, experienced drivers and guides to deliver the best experiences for individual travelers, small groups and families seeking less traveled regions and off the beaten track.

 Brighton Walks
based: Brighton, UK
website: brightonwalks.com
Walks and corporate treasure hunts for groups in and around Brighton, offering a variety of themed walking tours each covering a different aspect and area.

 Edinburgh Tour Guide
based: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
website: edinburghtourguide.co.uk
Full-day or half-day customised guided tours the historical and beautiful City of Edinburgh; guided by renowned local guide, Bill Hill.

 Cardiff Bay Tours
based: Cardiff, Wales, UK
website: cardiffbaytours.com
Professional guided walking, coach and boat tours around Cardiff, including Cardiff city centre and the Bay. These tours are flexible with 'pick and mix' tours tailored to individual requirements. Also offering educational tours with experienced and friendly guides.

Day Tour Company (The)
based: Queensland, Australia
website: daytours.com.au
Day tours in Australia, wide selection including: 'Croc Express, 'Discover the Gold Coast', 'O'Reilly's and Mt Tamborine', 'Whale Watching Tours', 'Tangalooma Day Cruise' and various Brisbane City tours.

uk flag Go Britain Tours
based: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
website: gobritaintours.com
Go Britain Tours offers sightseeing guided tours from London and Edinburgh. Covering the highlights of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Hop on a scheduled group tour or hire a private guide. Tours to Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Costwolds from London all year. Northern England, the Lake District and York from Edinburgh.

 Go Scotland Tours – Guided Tours of Scotland
based: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
website: goscotlandtours.com
Go Scotland Tours offers an online one stop shop for tours in Scotland. They offer various tours throughout the country with the most recommended tour guides in Scotland, including sightseeing and city tours in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness. They also arrange private driver guided tours and customized itineraries.

 London Duck Tours
based: London, UK
website: londonducktours.co.uk
Tours of London aboard a unique amphibious craft, first used in the D-Day landings in World War 2. See famous London landmarks such as Big Ben, House of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, London Eye and Trafalgar Square; then make a dramatic launch into the Thames River for the waterborne part of your tour.

 London Walks
based: London, UK
website: walks.com
Guided walking tours of London, no need to book, just turn up and go. Also out-of-town tours to Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, Cotswolds, Stonehenge, etc.

Marrakech Day Trips
based: Marrakech, Morocco

website: marrakech-day-trips.com
Day trips out of Marrakech; escape the heat and hustle of the city to enjoy the fresh air of vibrant green valleys and snow-caped mountains. Leave the car, take the mules, and hike mountain roads to Berber villages. The Atlas Mountains day trip to Imlil is a soul refreshing experience.

Marrakech Desert Tours
based: Marrakech, Morocco
website: marrakech-day-trips.com
A Moroccan tour operator based in Marrakech; Marrakech Desert Tours organize the most popular excursions, day trips and tours from Marrakech. These tours cover all the tourist attractions of Morocco for individual and group travelers – discover authentic Morocco, its deserts, valleys, coasts, the Atlas mountains, and it's people.

 South Wales Personal Tours
based: South Glamorgan, Wales, UK
website: southwalestours.com
Private escorted tours and shared day tours of Wales and Southern England for small groups and individuals; including Cardiff city tours, countryside and historical day tours in South and mid-Wales, and guided day visits to Bath and Stonehenge.

VisitaPalma
based: Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
website: visitapalma.galeon.com
Registered tourist guide offering private guided walks and day tours in Mallorca, including guided walks in English in the Old City of Palma; these are custom tours for individuals and pre-booked groups.

usa flag YExplore
based: Yosemite, USA
website: yexplore.com
Custom guided tours in Yosemite National Park, including adventure hiking, photography, nature tours, birding, wildflower walks, snowshoe hikes and backpacking trips; all using local professional guides.

     
 

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The travel-quest guided day tours section lists companies and individual guides who offer guided city tours and sightseeing trips to tourist attractions, destinations and sites of interest in cities, towns, villages and the countryside, that last no longer than a day and which do not involve overnight accommodation. Tours should be lead by tour guides, or tourist guides who will interpret the culture, architecture and history of an area, town or city, frequently in the tourists own language. Such guides will normally hold a location-specific qualification issued and/or recognized by an appropriate local, regional or country authority.

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