They speak multiple languages, train hard, are passionate about showing you the best of Britain and they’re dedicated to making your trip GREAT! Here’s what some of our Blue Badge Guides have to say about guiding.
“I specialise in guiding small family groups around Cambridge and one of the most satisfying things is when initially reluctant teenagers are brought along for a tour and end up totally enthused and wanting to apply to study at the University here. Very humbling that one tour can literally change the course of a young adult’s life.”
“I especially love it when young people I am guiding ask me lots of questions – it means they are totally absorbed in the tour and their young minds are filling up with new experiences, sights, ideas and thoughts. It is a great privilege to be part of that!”
“The thing I love most about guiding is that each day is made unique and special by the very special people I am privileged to have as clients while I’m showing them around my London town.”
“Giving visitors an experience to remember is what I love most about being a Blue Badge Guide. It is a really uplifting feeling when you leave visitors at the end of a tour having created great memories for them; memories that I hope they will share with others when they return home.”
“I started getting interested in history and fell in love with Windsor Castle. I saw all the coaches in the coach park and thought guiding would be a great combination of my passions – languages and sharing our wonderful heritage with visitors from near and far. I’ve been guiding for 10 years and what I love the most is the people – the visitors, fellow guides, site staff and everyone else you come into contact with – it’s such a buzz to meet different people.”
“What I love most about being a Blue Badge Guide is making memories for people. Just seeing the smile on a visitor’s face when they walk into a beautiful college in Oxford or see a Cotswold stone village for the first time makes it very rewarding. Recently, I organised a Cotswolds tour for a very elderly Japanese gentleman and his wife. It had always been their dream to visit the Cotswolds and particularly Bibury, where Emperor Hirohito stayed in 1921. They were delighted to have finally realised their dream and I felt honoured to have been part of this.”
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