What makes a great Walking Tour?
September 4, 2010 11:06 AM Subscribe
What makes for a good city tour? If you've ever been on a walking tour of a city, what made it great? What didn't you like?
posted by jontyjago to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to be running some walking tours of Buenos Aires over the next few months. They will be for paying customers (25-40 year olds for the most part) and I'm free to decide the schedule (approx 4 hours) and route. I have some ideas on how to make the tour a little different, focussing on less touristy, but still interesting areas of the city and information on Argentine culture and language and what it's like to live here rather than be a simple tourist (I've been here on and off for nearly 2 years, so I know the main areas pretty well).
What things have you been shown on a tour that were a little different and made you feel you were seeing something that otherwise you would have missed? What sort of information were you given? What sort of thing would you like to be shown (not just Buenos Aires, but in general) when visiting a city for the first time? Was the guide casual? Formal? Funny?