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What do guides do on a tips-based walking tour?

The job of a tour guide is to provide tours of an area/city/establishment in an informative, engaging way. At surface level, that’s the simplest way of putting it. But there are a lot of different types of tours in this … Read More

Why Adelaide walking tours in winter are a must-do

Winter. For some, as the song goes, it’s a wonderland we walk in. For others, it’s a dreadful few months where rain and gloomy skies dampen the mood of life. We’re here to lift the mood of the latter bunch … Read More

Why ‘heritage tourism’ in Adelaide is not a dirty phrase

Heritage. It’s a funny old word. It’s funny because it’s about the old, but also so much more. And I’ll say it straight up – it’s something travellers take in every day and barely realise. When you bring up the … Read More

Queen Victoria’s Adelaide influence

On May 24, 1819, Queen Victoria was born. Two centuries later, she is revered as one of the longest-standing monarchs and a leader that saw the British Empire through changing times. To celebrate the 200-year anniversary of her birth, I’ve … Read More

How much should I tip on a walking tour?

As we run Adelaide’s daily tips-based walking tour, a question we get asked a lot is, “How much should I tip?”. Let’s be honest. It’s an awkward situation, for the traveller as well as us. Though, at the heart of … Read More

Adelaide street art: the Leafies

This week we wanted to bring you a photo gallery of the Leafies – what we thought were awesome sculptures that infiltrated Adelaide across a six-week period. The street art emerged at the WOMADelaide Festival in mid-March, coming from the … Read More

Where to start an Adelaide tour and why

The Mall’s Balls, officially known as (The) Spheres, is an Adelaide sculpture of iconic proportions. Locals use it as a meeting spot, the easiest location to navigate without having to think. When friends organise to catch up, they say, “Let’s … Read More

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 … Read More