We are lucky to live in an age when nearly anyone can travel. While some want to roam the streets of famous cities, others choose little spots of Heaven on Earth. While some want to be the masters of their time, others choose to leave it all in the hands of professionals. To celebrate the International Tourist Guide Day, Skycop team presents you with a few reasons to consider hiring a professional tourist guide on your next trip.
If you have little time, but a big appetite for sightseeing, you might struggle to decide what to prioritize and see. A tourist guide can become a huge help in such a situation. Not only they know what is and is not worth seeing and when is it best to see specific locations. They also might save you time as many offer ways to skip the line when entering tourist attractions.
On the other hand, if you are visiting for an extended period of time, you might be interested in specialized guided tours, for example, food or art-related. They can show you the place you thought you knew in a totally different light.
Unfortunately, not every destination is as safe as we would like. If the location you want to visit has a sketchy reputation, it might be smart to take a guide with you – not only for the knowledge but also for the security’s sake.
Guides are also needed when you go for dangerous adventures like diving, cave exploring, etc. where, unless you are highly experienced yourself, you would not be able to get about without any guidance.
While you can easily stumble around historical spots on your own with a guidebook in your hands, you will never experience them the way you would with a guide. Guides spend years learning the most intricate details of the objects, search for the most interesting and exciting facts about places. Thet can answer most of your questions about the place, the people who lived or worked there and its rich history.
Tourist guides are also familiar with contemporary local sights, people and experiences that you wouldn’t be able to find by yourself. So, if you travel with a guide, make sure to ask about anything you find interesting – they are there to answer.
1. Language barriers
Sometimes you can miss out on some amazing places and experiences just because you don’t speak the local language. While many countries are tourist friendly and offer signs, menus, etc. in English, others stick to their own language. Having a guide can help a bunch: they are highly familiar with places and attractions and many speak the local language as well as they do English.
So, if you are planning your next trip, take a look into some guided tours – you might just love it. And if you happen to experience any flight delays or cancellations while going to or from your destination, make sure to get in touch with Skycop that will help you with getting your flight compensation.