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How to research a walking tour

I’ve written before about how guides run a tour on any given day – but what about the prequel to that? What do you need to do to make sure that things run as smoothly as possible? Well, the main … Read More

How do you create a walking tour?

Let’s acknowledge first and foremost that everyone’s been a tour guide at some point in life. If you have a friend or family member visit you, you’re not ever going to completely let them go off and fend for themselves. … Read More

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

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

Behind The Scenes: SA Tourism Conference

In this post, and across the coming months, I’ll be revealing some of the things I do behind the scenes for Flamboyance Tours in this blog. Running a tour company is not (always) the glamorous thing some people might make … 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

A traveller’s perspective of Anzac Day

As Australians and New Zealanders mark another Anzac Day with commemorations, it’s worth reflecting on how learning about a country’s past forms a great travel experience. For many travellers, the idea of exploring the world is more than just an … Read More

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