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I was inspired to become a Tour Leader by a desire to share my passion for the culture, history and spectacular scenery of the places we visit. What better way to earn a living than by visiting amazing places while giving others the opportunities to fulfill their dreams?
I endeavour to go above and beyond by paying attention to even the little things and keeping the tours flexible and fun. It is so rewarding to create experiences that connect us emotionally, whether it’s from sharing laughter, stories, music, scenery, or meals.
One of the things I enjoy the most about Back-Roads is the guests we have from all over the world – and taking those guests on the back roads to tour different countries and showing them the hidden gems of a country that only locals would know about.
Another thing I love is that there is no divide between myself as Tour Leader and the guests at the dinner table. This is not the case on tours run by many bigger tour operators. At Back-Roads, I always sit with guests and we have a chat, a laugh and continue getting to know each other over a delicious meal.
The lunch that we make with Baronessa Cecilia Baratti in Paestum is the best meal I’ve ever eaten on a Back-Roads tour. The host’s charismatic personality, the freshness of the products we use, and the joy of eating together and sharing an experience as a family all make for a memorable experience.
The secret to putting on a great walking tour is to keep the tour both fresh in terms of its content and the way you deliver it, whilst ensuring that your audience is still engaged and following your theme. From the point of view of a tourist, there is nothing more disappointing than a tour guide who has a lacklustre and routine style!