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The guiding architects network

Architecture tours led by architects


We are part of Guiding Architects is the world’s largest network of architecture tour companies. The idea of local architects leading specialized tours offers a unique perspective on architectural heritage and contemporary developments. This approach, guided by passionate professionals, provides participants with a deeper understanding of cities beyond a tourist viewpoint.

With tours in 42 cities across 22 countries, Guiding Architects offers diverse experiences appealing to architecture enthusiasts, students, professionals, and tourists. If you have any specific questions or need assistance with Guiding Architects, feel free to ask!

Abu Dhabi AmsterdamBarcelona BelgradeBerlinBilbao Bregenz Budapest CologneCopenhagenDoha Dubai Frankfurt –  Glasgow GranadaGraz IstanbulHamburg Lausanne - LisbonLjubljanaMadrid –  MilanMunichNew YorkOsloParisPorto Rio de JaneiroRomeRotterdamSantiago de ChileStuttgartSydney  - TurinValenciaVenice Vienna Warsaw Zurich


Guiding Architects is an international association, based in Zurich. Founded in 1996, the network grew organically and informally, before becoming an official entity in 2004. The members of Guiding Architects currently offer specialised tours in 42 cities across 22 countries.


Our tours are hosted by independent local architects who are passionate about their cities. Each local company offers their own specialised itineraries that capture key sites, in addition to creating unique customised tours tailored to any area of interest.

Our member companies in each city also create full day or multi-day programmes, taking care of transportation, accommodation and restaurant reservations. In addition to architecture tours, we also hold lectures, publish texts and organise workshops and symposia.

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