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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I recognise an ATGI Guide?

    We have a comprehensive page giving you a full explanation of our badges click here to read more. In addition, our Guide Directory indicates the type of badge held by each guide.
  • What is the meaning of the White, Blue and Yellow badge?

    Each ATGI Guide is qualified for a specific geographic area click here to read more.
  • How can I book an ATGI Guide?

    If you have exact plans, such as dates and a set itinerary, simply use our "Book a Guide" service. The "Book a Guide" service will send out your tour requirements to all our suitable guides. An ATGI  Guide will contact you directly as soon as your requirements are matched. On average this takes between 1 hour to 2 days.

    If you don't have any set plans you can visit our  Guide Directory to find a suitable Approved Tourist Guide based on your interests.
  • Can I find a ATGI Guide that speaks my language?

    All of ATGI Guides and their languages are listed in our Guide Directory. If a language is not listed in our Guide Directory then we are sorry, we do not have any guide that can speak that language. Your options in this case are either to switch to an English speaking guide or to hire an interpreter.
  • Can I choose an ATGI Guide based on specific interests?

    From our Guide Directory, you may search for specific interests. Interests are maintained by our guides themselves. Once you have found an ATGI Guide with your specific requirements, you can book them directly.
  • How much does it cost to hire an ATGI Guide?

    Please view the latest fees here.


  • How do I become a a qualifed and approved Tourist Guide?

    ATGI - Approved Tourist Guides Ireland - is not responsible for tourist guide training and does not hold courses to train tourist guides. Failte Ireland is the body which looks after tourist guide training and information on the subject can be found on their website
  • How can I join ATGI?

    All information related to ATGI membership can be found by clicking here.

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Badge: Dublin City & Environs (Blue).
Languages: English.

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