tips-based walking tour

Selfie from a tour guide as she leads travellers through Adelaide with Flamboyance Tours

One day in Adelaide? Start with a ‘free walking tour’

Australia is a hard country to cover in a short period; hard to pick where to go, and what to see. Two months would be enough in many countries, but Australia’s area mass alone makes it difficult to conquer. Many … Read More

Stephen Coard holding his 'Smile, it's free' sign in Adelaide's Rundle Mall advocating mental health awareness.

Adelaide’s friendly folk: smiles and free hugs

Adelaide is a friendly city. It’s a deserved statement because people generally want to help each other out here, and there are many other cities that would fare worse in comparison. It’s not just locals who think so – on … Read More

Adelaide residents enjoying food tour The F Factor with Flamboyance Tours

Why an Adelaide walking tour is great for locals

How much do you know about your home city? This is a general question anyone should ask themselves, and while I talk about Adelaide specifically here, this is relevant wherever you may be reading it. I find myself asking this … Read More

Shadows of two people on grass in Adelaide representing homelessness.

Adelaide walking for the homeless

It’s cold in Australia during the month of August. Winter is not yet over, and while the days are sunny at night it can become bitterly cold. We all go home to a warm, hearty meal and crank our heaters … Read More

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

Adelaide: Australia’s best walking city

The first thing many travellers tell me when they come to Adelaide is how easy it is to get around, and they’re right. We are a small, compact city with many things right on our doorstep. While many of Australia’s … 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

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