A Tour Guide is an enthusiastic and charismatic person with extensive knowledge of a certain area, place, or activity of special interest. Tour Guides show tourists and other visitors around their particular area of expertise.
Essential parts of a Tour Guide’s job description:
- Tour Guides know all the ins and outs of a particular field of interest, albeit a historical building like the Colosseum or an adventure sport like canyoning. Their job is to guide tourists and visitors around such places or introduce them to such sports.
- A Tour Guide has to be extremely passionate about their specific area of expertise and be able to transfer their knowledge and enthusiasm on to tourists and visitors.
- Tour Guides have to be organised and structured, to ensure they stick to the itinerary and schedule of the tour.
- Common areas of employment include tourist attractions, historical buildings and sites, museums, cities, parks, and nature reserves.