Chester Walking Tours

Chester Tours

Group Bookings

If you would prefer a private tour for your group, here’s what to do:

Step One – Choose a tour (see list below)

Step Two – Choose a language (see list below)

Step Three – Choose a date and start time

Step Four – Choose your Guide and make all your arrangements with them here.

If no Guide is listed for your chosen tour or if you experience any difficulties please contact the Guild:


  • The Chester Tour – the perfect introduction to the city with a bit of everything
  • Coach Tours – of Chester and beyond
  • Chester Walls Walk – see the city inside and out from the perspective of the most complete circuit of city walls in the country
  • The Rows Revealed – explore the secrets of our unique medieval shopping galleries
  • Secret Chester – your guide will have keys to seek to unlock little known secrets and take you to hidden curiosities 
  • Ghost Walk – explore the dark side of the city with your costumed Guide 
  • Chester Welsh Connection – join us on a tour of Chester’s Welsh connections past and present
  • Fortress Deva – focus on the legacy of the great Roman Empire in Chester
  • Taste of Chester – discover the culinary preferences of Cestrians through the ages, and maybe sample one or two treats along the way
  • Town Hall Tours – Explore this magnificent Gothic Revival building inside and out.
  • Victorian Chester – concentrate on the period that shaped the city we see today
  • Chester Waterways Walk – discover the Port of Chester through the ages and the river’s vital role in the city’s history
  • Gardens & Green Spaces – seek out the “lungs of the city” and enjoy some fresh air along the way
  • Pubs, Past & Present – there are no longer 365 pubs in the city (one for every day of the year), but there is still plenty of interest to explore
  • Civil War – discover the impact of the Civil War on the city, where Charles I nearly lost his life in 1645
  • Chester in 1914 – Chester life in the months leading up to August 1914 and the outbreak of World War I
  • Chester in Black & White – explore our famous black & white buildings, some original, some Victorian restoration and some new
  • Gothic Revival Chester – explore the buildings that made such a significant contribution to Chester’s rich architectural heritage
  • Louise Rayner – walk around the sites immortalised by the Victorian artist’s charming watercolour paintings.
  • Monks, Middens & Mystery – hear about Chester at the time the original medieval Mystery Plays were written
  • The Christmas Tour – Find out where those customs originate and how Chester has celebrated Christmas through the centuries
  • Literary Chester
  • Architecture
  • History of Retail
  • Sport Through the Ages
  • Industrial Heritage
  • Railways
  • Music in Chester

Group Size

Each Guide can take up to 25 people per walking tour (15 for The Rows Revealed). To accommodate larger numbers your Guide will recruit colleagues so your group can be split into smaller group sizes.


Tours can be arranged in French, German, Spanish and Italian. Email:

Guideline Prices

Tours up to 2 hours in English – £135; in another language £175

Half  Day Tours (up to 4 hours) – £200 (£250 for another language)

Full Day Tours (up to 8 hours) – £300 ( £355 for another language)

Ghost tours – £130 (£140 if start after 8pm). Also available in French and German (+£30 or +£40 if start after 8pm)