Agent focused

Bath Parade Guides arranges guided tours of Bath, Bristol and beyond for all sorts of people and all types of bookers. But the vast majority of our tours are booked by organisations of some form or another – whether that be agents, tour companies or businesses. To keep things simple, we generally use “agents” as the catch-all term.

Some agents book dozens of tours a year with us, while others have clients who visit Bath only occasionally. More importantly perhaps, we have agents who have been working with us for decades, so we think it’s fair to say we must be getting a lot right – not only on our enlightening tours but also with the seamless booking arrangements and helpful and professional back-up service we provide.

Five reasons why agents like using us

  1. Bath Parade Guides has a large pool of professional Blue Badge qualified guides to choose from. Some guides lead tours in languages other than English – most notably in French.
  2. We can – and often do – provide multiple guides for a single booking when dealing with a large group (over 25 people).
  3. We employ an experienced and knowledgeable bookings manager to handle enquiries and the booking process. 
  4. The bookings manager can offer invaluable guidance and help with logistics and tour planning. 
  5. We are very professional in everything that we do – from the paperwork we supply confirming bookings to the smartness, punctuality and politeness of our guides. 

What tours can agents book with us?

In Bath we guide walking tours and coach tours of the city. We guide groups of all ages, from teenage students to elderly people, carefully taking into account any mobility issues. We also provide bespoke guided walking tours of Bath for agents’ private clients. These can be anything from two hours long to a full day, and carefully structured around visiting the city’s key sights and stops in suggested cafés and pubs. 

In Bristol we introduce many student groups to the city’s famous street art, including unmissable works by Banksy, and we can also take guided walking tours of the historic centre and regenerated harbour.  

We also have lots of experience in handling large groups of visitors arriving in Bath and Bristol by train, ensuring their short time in the cities runs without a hitch. 

Our Blue Badge guides, who are expert on places across the South West of England, also lead groups on coach tours in the region, including to Stourhead, Longleat, Glastonbury, Wells, Stonehenge, Lacock and the Cotswolds.

What agents say about us

As a bespoke private tour operator, we have been using guides from Bath Parade Guides for nearly 20 years. Over this time, we have found their guides to be exceptionally well versed in the history and culture of Bath and surrounds. Without exception, the guides are all very astute and have been adaptable to our particular client requirements and interests.

Classic England

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

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

During the many years we 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.

Contacts in Britain

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.


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.


We have been using the services of Bath Parade Guides for many years and have never been disappointed. The tours of Bath Parade Guides have been highly praised by our clients for their engaging, informative, and entertaining nature. They are a delight to work with.

Cotswold Walks