Primarily, Invisible Cities works with local out-reach support groups and homeless charities to find suitable guides. The guides create unique themes for their tour. Themes vary from ‘Crimes & Punishment in the Merchant City’ to ‘History of the Trainspotting Generation’ and ‘The Story of Guy Fawkes’. Invisible Cities has a franchise model that can be adapted to include new cities. Currently, Manchester, Glasgow, York and Cardiff have joined Edinburgh Invisible Cities model.
Both Unseen Tours and Invisible Cities are not a tour of the homeless but with the homeless. Providing entertaining and unusual references that tie into current and historical social landmarks and events. None of these organisations aim to participate in poverty tourism.