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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The Alternative Story of Leith

The Alternative Story of Leith. Leith is a vibrant and yet lesser-known part of Edinburgh. At Invisible Cities, we have a Leith expert and local legend: Dakota!
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Boil Boil Toil and Trouble- History of Witchcraft in Edinburgh

Boil boil toil and trouble - but what is the real story? Discover Edinburgh's rich pagan past through folklore and ancient stories.
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Wonderwalk Through Manchester with Nic

This tour of Manchester maps the city’s illustrious history of music and art, focusing on the venues and musicians which have helped to shape Manchester’s music scene.
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Goodness: Homeless Tour Guides

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Read Stories From Our Guides

Get updates on special deals and exclusive offers and read stories from our guides.

    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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    Where are They Now? ANGUS-EDINBURGH

    In our series of blog posts, we catch up with our former guides to hear how about what they are up to now and how they are using their experience...
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    Invisible (Glasgow) Partners with The Glasgow Barons for New Govan Mural Trail

    In Glasgow we are very excited to be working in collaboration with the Glasgow Barons, a local organisation that has been helping make music in Govan since 2017 with schools,...
    Discover the magic of tarot card readings with Dakota, a renowned expert in Edinburgh. Join us for an enchanting tour through your past, present, and future.

    New Tour Launches in Edinburgh with Dakota

    In Edinburgh, we are so excited to be launching a brand new tour with new guide in town Dakota! Boil Boil Toil and Trouble- a History of Witchcraft is a tale...

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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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