This page provides a guide to minimum charges and is in accordance with the recommendations of the Guild of Registered Tourist Guides.

Half-day of up to 4 hours whether:-

  • Morning (finishing before 13:00)
  • Afternoon (Starting after 13:30)
  • Evening (finishing before 23:00)

Fee range £120 to £140 GBP


Where services are required for longer than 4 hours up to a maximum 9 hours in one day:-

Fee range £200 to £220 GBP (includes guide's lunch break of one hour).


Overtime and un-sociable hours

Where services are required in addition to the above:-

  • 07:00 to 23:00 £40.00 per hour
  • 23:00 to 07:00 £60.00 per hour

Quotations will be prepared and will include:-

  • Fees for administration associated with bespoke tour planning and preparation.
  • Fees for vehicle hire requested by the client
  • Hire of the guide's services but not including refreshments and/or gratuities.
  • A deposit of 20% of the full, agreed fee will be required upon acceptance of the quotation and will confirm your booking.
  • Payment is required in pounds sterling (GBP) with cheques made payable to 'MA Ford'.  Please note, we are only able to accept cheques drawn on UK banks.
  • Payment in full is required a minimum of 14 days prior to the booking date.

Cancellation policy

  • More than 14 days prior to the engagement - 25% of the total agreed fee.
  • Between 14 days and 8 days - 50% of the agreed fee.
  • Between 7 and 4 days - 75% of the agreed fee.
  • Between 4 days and 1 day - 100% of the agreed fee.

Insurance

We are fully insured by the Guild of Tourist Guides.


Notes

  1. Often individual sites of interest will restrict the number of visitors they permit to enter their premises in a group.  Similarly, some sites impose restrictions on where guides may stop to talk to clients.  Where possible we will advise of any restrictions at the time of booking.
  2. On a coach tour, there must be a seat provided for your guide with a safety belt, a working microphone and appropriate public address system.  If there is no microphone/PA provided, the coach operator will be informed as soon as possible.  If the tour continues without a working microphone/PA system the guidelines within the industry are that the guide is entitled to be paid and increment of 100% of the original fee until the omission is rectified.
  3. Always telephone us on +44 (0)1227 749513 for a quotation for bespoke tours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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