An excellent way to become acquainted with the city is to join a guided tour with one of Winchester’s official tourist guides who regularly lead groups around the city and wider district.
Winchester’s official tourist guides have been guiding in Winchester for more than 30 years. All guides have undergone rigorous training and are accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.
The Green Badge guides are qualified to take tours in Winchester and the surrounding district whereas Blue Badge guides are qualified to guide across a wider area, e.g. Southern England, London or the West Country.
Common to all guides is a genuine enthusiasm for their city and the desire to bring it alive for both visitors and residents alike.
Please note that city walking tours are operating at a reduced capacity and to a revised timetable. Further information below:
City Highlights Tours depart Winchester Visitor Information Centre at 11am and 2pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Tours are currently limited to 8 people and are on a first come first served basis with tickets available to purchase from the Visitor Information Centre. Tours cost £6.50 per person and will not include the Great Hall or Cathedral.
For more information please contact the centre on 01962 840 500.
Please note that all special interest tours are currently suspended.
Winchester is alive with natural, historic and architectural treasures. Join one of the many special interest tours to explore aspects of our city’s rich heritage in more depth. Tours start from the visitor information centre and last 1 ½ hours.
Subjects include Hidden Railways, Medieval Jewish Winchester, Winchester for Locals and Children’s Tours. Prices for these tours vary and can be booked at the visitor information centre.
Advance booking via the visitor information centre is advisable, a £1 postage fee is applicable for tickets sent out.
Please email the visitor information centre on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 01962 840 500 for more information.
For a full timetable of Special Interest Tours please click here.
If you are coming with a group, why not book your own private tour?
Private or group tours can be arranged for any number of people, catering for special interests and foreign languages.
Many ready-made themed tours are available, ranging from Royal Scandals, the Battle of Cheriton, Sherlock Holmes and Literary Winchester to Jane Austen’s Winchester. The guides will always try to meet your own requirements given adequate notice.
Prices start from £80 for a standard 90 minute tour. Alternatively why not make the most of your visit by extending your tour to a half- or full-day with a tailored itinerary and built-in refreshment stops.
To book a guided tour please complete the Guided Tour Booking Form and return this to email@example.com . Alternatively contact the Visitor Information Centre on 01962 840 500 for more information.
For full details on how to book a guided tour please click here.
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