Tour Operators Hire a Guide

Complete the form below to have your tour guide needs communicated to member guides. Guild guides are skilled professionals who serve tour companies, student, affinity, and corporate groups, as well as individuals, families, and seniors.

After submitting the completed form, you will receive e-mail responses from available and qualified guides. We send your request to over 400 Guild Tour Guides. Guides will provide you with information about the requested tour, their qualifications, and fee. You are likely to receive a number of responses over a 3-day period. Choose the guide who meets your requirements and contact that guide. When mutual agreement is reached, document the terms with the guide. The Guild assumes no liability in connection with tours and/or transportation.

All Guild tour guides hold current DC tour guide licenses, as required by DC law. Always ask to see your guides' DC license and Guild ID Badge to ensure you are working with a Guild professional.

About Our Guides

Note that our tour guides are independent contractors and fees vary, usually with a 4-hour minimum. Hourly rates for guides are approximately $40 - $60 per hour, although bilingual, specialty, and Certified Master Guides may charge more.

Guild members' knowledge and experience range from:

  • Guild Guides: Guides who are licensed and Guild qualified;
  • Guild Certified Guides: Guides who are licensed and have taken and passed additional Guild education, training, and testing;
  • Guild Certified Master Guides: Guides who are licensed and have completed the Guild's required education, training, and testing for certification as "Master."

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