5 Ways To Spot A Good Tour Guide

If you’re going on vacation soon and thinking of doing a number of different tours whilst you’re there, you need to be sure you’re picking the right tour guide for you. Although you may feel as though you’re getting good value for money, more often than not you will find that your tour will be carried out by someone who is just not that good at their job. Whether they’ve been doing it for years or they’re new to the job, tour guides will often try to scam you when it comes to day trips. Whilst it can be tricky to spot a good tour guide, there are a number of different things you can do to help: 

  • Do Your Research Online

The first thing you need to ensure you’re doing is researching potential tour companies online. Not only will this give you a good idea of all of the options available to you, but it will give you an idea of who you can trust and who you can’t. Often, you can tell a lot from a company website as long as you know what warning signs and red flags to look out for.

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  • Read As Many Reviews As You Can

Once you have found a number of different companies that you think you can trust, the next best thing to do is read their reviews. If you’re worried the reviews on their website are going to be moderated by the tour host, you may want to consider looking at reviews on external websites like tripadvisor.com. They may be a little harder to find but they’ll give you an honest representation of what you can expect on your tours.

  • Ask Bloggers And Influencers For Advice

If you are really struggling to find a reputable company for a tour you want to do, you may want to consider reaching out to bloggers and influencers for their advice. Not only will they be able to let you know who they have toured with successfully, but they’ll be able to point in the direction of people their fellow bloggers approve too. More often than not you’ll find they are willing to make your experience as memorable as it can be.

  • Book Using Reputable Companies

The best way to ensure your tours are going to be exactly what you’d expect is to book with a reputable company. Whether this means booking through sites like Viator or Get Your Guide before your vacation or using your holiday rep once you arrive, they’ll be able to guarantee the service you receive is both high-quality and good-value.

  • Make Complaints If You Need To 

Finally, if you find your tour is unsatisfactory, you need to make a complaint and leave a negative review. If you’re lucky, you may find you’re issued a refund. 

Are you looking to hire a tour guide for your next vacation? What do you need to do to ensure you’ve found the right person? Let me know in the comments section below.