Welcome to The Association of Westcountry Tourist Guides
Established in 1974, The Association of Westcountry Tourist Guides aims to promote tourist guiding services of a high standard across South West England - Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Whether you are looking for a guided walk, a themed tour, visit to a museum or gallery, conference or incentive travel, coach sight-seeing, tour by private car, boat, train or even helicopter we can assist!
Our South West England qualified tourist guides operate as individuals, having their own guiding style, special interests and sense of humour. Sustainable business for tourist guides operating in South West England is encouraged alongside development of the tourism industry.
Blue Badge Tourist Guides are affiliated to the Institute of Tourist Guiding - ITG - which assures quality of service. To help you choose a suitable tourist guide for your needs members are listed on pages against the qualification they hold. For peace of mind all our members are covered by public liability insurance.
Newsletters and a professional development programme offer AWCTG members the opportunity to sharpen knowledge through lectures and outings in the off season months so that we have the latest views on the locality and remain up to date on what is available for visitors.
AWCTG guides are here to help - to use their knowledge and experience of SW England to make your visit enjoyable by giving you a ‘feel’ for our region. When planning a visit to South West England AWCTG members can assist with:-
- Coach Tours
- Town & City Tours
- Countryside, Town & Coastal Walks
- Heritage Sites & Galleries
- Special Interest Tours
- Foreign Language Tours
- Cultural & Sporting Events
- Conferences & Corporate Events
- Driver Guiding for small groups
- Shore excursions for Cruise ship passengers
- Personalised Tours for Families & Individuals
- Illustrated Talks & Lectures
- Itinerary Planning and Advice - Routes, Attractions & Meal Stops
- Tour Management