What is a tips-based walking tour?

One of the most-asked questions we get at Flamboyance Tours is: what is this tour all about? What IS a tips-based walking tour?

If you’ve heard of a ‘free’ walking tour, then you already know the answer because the concept is the same – just named more honestly. For those who haven’t heard of this idea, it’s going to make you reconsider what you think you know about tours!

A tips-based walking tour is a walk where you don’t pay up front. Instead, you just register online to reserve your spot, show up, take the tour, then tip the guide what you think it was worth at the end (as a form of payment).

So you name your own price for the tour?

Yes. Why would we do such a thing? Do you think we’re crazy?

We’re not crazy. We just think it’s a tour that works! The concept started in Europe in the early 2000s and is now copied across the world.

Our decision to do it comes down to a few things: affordability, accessibility and our dedication to you. Seriously.

Flamboyance Tours wants to make walks affordable and accessible to every traveller, every day. We provide these tours as a service to make sure no-one misses out on the opportunity to see Adelaide for the great city it is. Whether you’re on a budget, or staying at a luxury hotel, you can get the same high-quality experience.

Rather than us setting a price, we let you call the shots from the start because we trust that you’ll immediately recognise Flamboyance Tours’ value. You name your own price based on the worthiness of the tour – the guide’s experience, knowledge, length of the tour, etc. Those tips at the end are very much appreciated, no matter how big or small. They help us to survive and thrive!

This type of tour is our way of saying we care about your travel experience. The City of Churches, as Adelaide is known, is waiting for you every day, and so are we.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Adelaide, or a local yearning to learn more about where you’re from, come #walkadelaide with us!

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