About us

Bath Parade Guides has been providing professional guides for 40 years.

We are trained, examined and registered with the Institute of Tourist Guiding which awards the highly acclaimed Blue Badge.

All guides are qualified to guide throughout the six counties of the South West of England.

Bath Parade Guides can find the right tour guide for you, whether you require a car, coach or walking tour.

We come from all walks of life, from actors to zoologists and many of us have further professional, academic and other specialist qualifications to make your tour extra special.

A tour guide can give you a general introduction to the area you are visiting, or, if you require a specialist visit we can offer tours on a variety of themes, such as:

  • Antiques
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • King Arthur
  • Jane Austen
  • Brunel
  • Castles
  • Costume
  • Drama
  • Film Location Tours
  • Gardens
  • Literature
  • Museums
  • Music
  • Pubs
  • Religion
  • Stately Homes
  • Theatre

Languages are not usually a problem as we can  provide guides speaking English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Dutch.

Tours for groups of any size however large or small.

If mobility or access to any of the places on a tour is an issue for you or your party, there’s more information here.

Cities can be toured on foot or by coach, or a combination.

Tours of any length from two hours to several days.

Explore the site for sample itineraries. Do contact our office for further information:

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"Just to let you know our group had a fabulous trip to Bath and your guides were great, so please pass on our thanks"
- Jennie Willis Success Tours Ltd

"Just wanted to thank Brian and Barbara for giving our groups such an interesting and informative tour yesterday- we all thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, and have vowed to return soon to spend time in the Assembly Rooms, and the Crescent museum.We were lucky too with the weather- it hardly rained on us- today here it has been one torrential downpour after another!Once again many thanks to you both "
- Penny Iles WDFAS

“Just to say a big ‘thank you’ to the three guides, Val, David and Mike who were all superb and went out of their way to make the tours both interesting and informative. Everyone was full of praise and said the tours were a real highlight. It really helped to make our 50th Anniversary meeting extra special.”

“During the many years Contacts in Britain have used Bath Parade Guides to arrange tours in French for school groups visiting Bath. The groups are always delighted with their tours and we are delighted with the organisation and friendly efficiency of BPG. We hope to be doing business together long into the future!”

“Over the many years that Travelsights has worked with Bath Parade Guides, the level of quality and pure enjoyment provided by their guides has always been exceptional. In addition, with our groups comprising solely of international language students, the guides have fully understood and have always been able to accommodate, with great professionalism, their particular needs.”

“I have used Bath Parade Guides on many occasions over the last few years for guided walking tours of the city centre for visiting journalists. They have always been extremely efficient in arranging highly qualified and knowledgeable guides resulting in positive feedback every time.”
- Bath Tourism Plus

“I organize large group tours for visiting Americans on a monthly basis with Bath Parade Guides and only have praise for their outstanding customer service and welcoming attention. They give our groups a very informative and insightful overview of Bath and the environs, giving everyone a great experience.”

“Thank you so very much indeed for all that you did to ensure the success of our visit to Bristol, Wells and Bath last week. In recent years, we have visited London, Edinburgh and York but the consensus of opinion was that this was the best tour yet. I will have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Bath Parade Guides to anyone else considering a visit to the West Country.”

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