Give me one reason I should go on a walking tour with Discover Walks
Lali, Barcelona : Well, how would you like to explore our city – on your own or with a local? Most people think spending an hour or two with a local showing them the city is a big plus to their visit.
Should I join a Discover Walks tour on my first day?
Lali, Barcelona : Yes! I recommend it, as much as you can. So many people tell us they are sorry they joined us late in their stay.
|How much should I tip? Is there a suggested donation?
Pauline, Paris : So many people ask for benchmarks! That is so considerate of them. I now tell them – most tours charge €15 and up. Discover Walks is different – we don’t have a set charge, each guest pays what the tour is worth to them.
|How will I recognize the city guide?
Stefan, London : You won’t be able to miss our bright pink jacket. Not distinguished perhaps, but very distinctive!
How can FREE tours possibly make economic sense for the guides involved?
Stefan, London : Discover Walks isn’t making me rich, but most times guests are pretty generous with me. And this is a job I just love.
|How long do your walking tours last?
Molly, San Francisco : On average, 90 minutes. Time goes by very quickly, even for people who are not used to walking.
Do you go inside the landmarks you mention?
Molly, San Francisco : We don’t go inside monuments, no. What we want to show you is outside, on the streets – it’s a feeling, people, how a neighbourhood lives and looks like.
Should I sign up ahead of time?
Thomas, Paris : Walk-ins are our normal way of doing. That said, early sign-ups are welcome, they help us plan our schedules.
How early do I need to show up for a tour?
Thomas, Paris : We accept everyone, so no need to show up in advance – nevertheless the walking tours start right on time, out of respect for people who are punctual.
|Do you really walk rain or shine?
Martina, Prague : Absolutely we do. You can hardly tell a visitor to come back next week when the weather is nice, can you?
I am not much of a walker, how fit do I need to be?
Martina, Prague : Our walking tours are not exercice! You won’t even notice you’ve been walking. Only people in wheelchairs need to be cautious – we always mention about wheelchairs in our literature.