Do you like travelling? And would you like to be shown architectural gems by local experts? Then you should definitely take a look at the website of Guiding Architects, the world’s largest network for architectural tours. Founded in 1996, the network initially grew informally and organically before it was officially registered as an association in 2004. Today, Guiding Architects offers specialised guided tours in 42 cities and 22 countries, led by local architects.

The tours are led by independent, local architects who are passionate about their cities. Each company develops its own specialised programmes and designs tailor-made tours according to your wishes. The members of Guiding Architects also put together day or multi-day programmes, including transport, accommodation and restaurant reservations.

Screenshot of showing some of the 42 cities in which architectural tours are available.

Architecture aficionados may also be interested in the architecture trips that the association regularly offers, such as “3 days of design & architecture Copenhagen”, an “Architecture and wine trip in Franconia”, a three-day “Architecture trip to Amsterdam and Rotterdam” or the two seven-day architecture and wine trips to northern Spain and Portugal.

Screenshot von mit einigen Tourenbeispielen.

Screenshot from with some tour examples.

Also informative are the articles under “News”, which report in depth on current architectural topics, e.g. the current articles “District Plaines-du-Loup: The new architectural laboratory of Lausanne”, “Preservation, re-use and densification” about the former SBB site near the Hardbrücke or “Rotterdam: Floating office and hotel suites in the old harbour”

In addition to architectural tours, lectures can also be booked. The members also publish specialist texts and organise workshops and symposia. Since its launch almost 30 years ago, a total of around 1,500 tours have been organised for well over 25,000 participants.