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:  chesterwalkingtours@gmail.com

Tours

  • 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 the keys to unlock towers and hidden curiosities rarely open to the public
  • Ghost Walk – explore the dark side of the city with your costumed Guide
  • 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 Secret Chester Castle Tour or The Rows Revealed). To accommodate larger numbers your Guide will recruit colleagues so your group can be split into smaller group sizes.

Languages

As well as English, French and German, tours can also be arranged in Spanish and Japanese. Email:  chesterwalkingtours@gmail.com

Guideline Prices

Tours up to 2 hours in English – £115; in another language + £30

Half  Day Tours (up to 4 hours) – £170 (+£40 for another language)

Full Day Tours (up to 8 hours) – £255 ( +£55 for another language)

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