We offer alternative tours to locals and tourists.
Our high quality training empowers our guides to create, craft and deliver tours that are their own, highlighting monuments, people and places they have chosen themselves.
Invisible Cities is a social enterprise. We don’t believe in labels or stereotypes. We want to show that everyone has great potential, a fact reflected in our tour guides.
We train people affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city and offer these alternative tours to tourists and locals.
Our training focuses on confidence building, public speaking and customer service. We partner with professional tour guides to build bespoke tours and practice our routes.
Through an exciting partnership with Glasgow Museums, Invisible (Glasgow) is taking part in To Absent Friends: Scotland’s people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance, which takes place across the country from 1 – 7 November each year. It gives people a chance to remember, to tell stories, to celebrate and to reminisce about people we love who have died.01 November 2019
Everyone at Invisible Cities is really excited to say that the next city to welcome Invisible Cities Tours is Cardiff, Wales!
Through an amazing partnership with homelessness charity The Wallich, we are glad to see things moving forward for our first Invisible (Cardiff) walking tours taking place sometime in February 2020. Closer to the time, we will announce a big launch event, with exciting activities and guests coming throughout the day!
Today is World Homelessness Day, an international day to raise awareness and encourage local communities to help those who are experiencing homelessness - which makes announcing this exciting new development even more special.
Invisible Cities' Founder Zakia says: "We are over the moon to start working with The Wallich in Wales. They are all about creating opportunities for people so having Invisible Cities tours as part of what they offer fits really well. Cardiff is also a great location for our tours, with thousands of tourists, events and a rich history to share. Starting Invisible Cities three years ago, I could have never imagined reaching cities all across the UK, but here we are, launching something special in a 5th location. What an incredible journey to date!
Amy Lee Pierce, Head of Communications & Public Affairs at the Wallich says: “This has to be one of our most exciting partnerships to date and we cannot wait to get started. The goal
of Invisible Cities, to empower people to become independent and to break down stereotypes to show that everyone has potential, chimes so strongly with our organisation. Everybody deserves to belong somewhere and this project will enable people to learn new
skills and be celebrated and rewarded for them, whilst showcasing the amazing city of Cardiff in a unique and authentic light.”
Stay tuned for more updates on Invisible (Cardiff) on our website and social media channels!
Are you interested in starting Invisible Cities Tours in your city as well? Here is more information on how to do it.