Bath’s premier tour guide service

Welcome to Bath Parade Guides. We are a team of professional tour guides based in Bath, all with Blue Badge accreditation – the gold standard qualification for guides.

We’ve been providing highly informative and thoroughly entertaining walking tours and coach tours of Bath since 1976 – so rest assured that we really know our stuff! And not just about the wonderful UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath. We also offer guided tours of our big sister city of Bristol, including of its vibrant street art scene, and have guides available for tours right across the South West of England.

Our speciality is guided tours for groups – anything from college and school-age students from other countries to Rotary clubs – but we take individuals on tailor-made tours too. Most of our bookings come via agents, but we very much welcome private requests. We offer guided tours not only in English but also in other languages, especially French.

Whatever your requirements, we offer a smooth and reliable bookings process through a bookings manager, with expert help on hand for tour planning. As a team of guides, we should always be able to find someone who is available and perfectly suited to your tour.

Find out about our tours

Guided Walking Tours

Bath Parade Guides offers insightful walking tours of elegant Bath, taking in unmissable sights such as The Royal Crescent and Circus, and lesser-known hidden gems. We also offer guided walks around Bristol. 

The tours are available for groups and individuals, and are flexible in length and start/finish points.

Guided Coach Tours

Our guides are experts in highlights tours of Bath by coach – perfect for less mobile groups or those with very limited time. Tours usually last about an hour.

Bath Parade Guides can also provide guides for coach tours of Bristol and anywhere in the West Country. 

Blue Badge Guides

Every guide who works with Bath Parade Guides is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide specialising in the South West of England. 

The Blue Badge is the highest guiding qualification in the country, with guides undergoing rigorous training and exams before being let loose on the general public.

Agent Booking Specialists

Bath Parade Guides successfully handles hundreds of bookings every year from agents for walking and coach tours of Bath, Bristol and beyond. 

We completely understand agents’ needs, and offer tour planning advice and an efficient booking process.

What makes Bath Parade Guides stand out? 

  • All our guides are professional Blue Badge Tourist Guides. 
  • We’ve been going for over 40 years – the longest, continuously-running guiding company in the Bath area. 
  • We specialise in working with agents, arranging guided tours for groups large and small and for individuals. That said, we also take plenty of private bookings. 
  • We are a sizeable team of guides, so we can always provide a guide who is available and right for your tour. 
  • We are passionate about Bath and know the city inside out. As well as introductory tours of Bath, we offer explorations on themes such as Georgian architecture, literature (think Jane Austen) and artists. 
  • Many of our guides also specialise in tours of Bristol, and all our guides are qualified to take tours anywhere in the South West of England – that’s Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. 
  • We promise a clear and dependable booking system, handled by our experienced bookings manager. 
  • Our guiding fees are very competitive.

General enquiries and booking process

Bath Parade Guides welcomes enquiries from agents, other organisations and private individuals about guided tours in Bath, Bristol and elsewhere in the South West of England.

  • Need more information to get started? Our friendly and knowledgeable bookings manager can offer expert tour planning advice. You can call for a chat on +44 (0)7557 657969, or email your queries to
  • We pride ourselves in our professional and straightforward bookings service. To book a tour, at the outset the best thing to do is fill in and submit our bookings form. You will receive a prompt reply.
  • Once the tour details and fee have been agreed, we will send you a clear and detailed confirmation of the booking.
  • Our booking conditions, including payment terms and any cancellation charges, are clearly laid out under our terms and conditions.