Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city.

We offer alternative tours to locals and tourists.

Lonely planet best in travel 2021 community award.

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Our Tours

Our experienced tour guides, all of whom have been affected by homelessness, simply live and breathe their cities.

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.

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh 360 Virtual Tour

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Visit the sites where protests have animated the city of Cardiff and paved the way for change.
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Edinburgh

Real Women of Edinburgh

From£12
Leave your guidebooks at home and dive into the local cultures that make each destination so special. Discover stories of women throughout History: witches, murderers, mothers and doctors.
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Cardiff

City of Layers: Monopoly to Metropolis

From£15
Visit the sites where protests have animated the city of Cardiff and paved the way for change.
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Goodness: Homeless Tour Guides

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    Our Awards & Recognitions

    Lonely planet best in travel 2021 community award.
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    Barclay's entrepreneur awards 2019.
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    Discover amzaing places at exclusive deals. Eat, Shop, Visit interesting places around the world.

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    Highlighting Organisations who Make our Cities More Sustainable

    We talk a lot about sustainability in tourism – creating opportunities for people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to work in the visitor economy, and leaving lasting impressions on visitors...
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    Exciting new Partnership in Glasgow to highlight Street Art

    Invisible Cities is really excited to be partnering with SWG3 to organise tours of Skypark 7, the vacant site between Finnieston Street and Exhibition Centre train station that has been...
    Image of a historic stone church with large arched windows and intricate details, illuminated by sunlight. Shadows of tree branches are cast on the front facade, and a pathway leads up to the entrance. This enchanting scene brings to mind the timeless beauty found in Calvino's "Invisible Cities" or sites like Greyfriars' Kirk.

    Invisible Cities Partners with Greyfriars’ Kirk to deliver new tours!

    At Invisible Cities, our mission is to support our trainees and guides so they can access opportunities for employment and education in their cities. In Edinburgh, we are very excited...

    Supported By

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    Big Society Capital is a financial institution dedicated to empowering initiatives that aim to tackle homelessness and create social impact within cities.
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