Choosing a Credible Tour Guide and Touring Business
Considering a Tour
If you’ve been considering taking a paranormal tour, you don’t want to just blindly sign up for one without doing your due diligence. A little research goes a long way, from reading reviews online to looking into the tour guide and the touring business itself. Before visiting a museum with a tour given by a curator, you’d want to make sure there were paintings and exhibits at the museum that you actually want to see. You’d want the tour guide to be knowledgeable and interesting. You’d also want to know what other people’s experiences have been like. The same goes for paranormal tours.
A Knowledgeable Guide
A paranormal tour guide is like a curator of the paranormal. The tour guide must know what he or she is talking about to be able to answer any questions raised by the group, to provide an interesting, stimulating experience, and to really know their stuff when it comes to the sites you are visiting.
How do you know if your tour guide is any good?
This is an important question. The best tour guides are passionate about what they are talking about. So, a paranormal tour guide should be excited about the paranormal, not just interested in it. Additionally, tour guides who actually live in the area in question are quite special. They know the local area because they are locals themselves. They have a passion for the area’s history, paranormal and otherwise. They will be able to tell you interesting tidbits that you otherwise might not have known about the area at hand. Googling a place or searching for it on Wikipedia does not provide you with this kind of information. Real research is done, including looking at historical records and documents, conducting interviews, and spending lots of time at the sites. The tour guides who are truly exceptional have an encyclopedic knowledge of the local area.
What about the touring business itself?
Word of mouth is a great way to find a reputable touring business. Also, look online at reviews posted by people who have been on the tours. If the majority of reviewers are excited, enthusiastic and highly recommend the touring business, then there’s a good chance that going on the tour is a worthy investment.
Another benefit of finding a good touring company is access. In some cases, tour guides are allowed to visit areas that might otherwise be closed off to the public. This is a special privilege that tour guests can enjoy; see areas that are otherwise inaccessible. Reputable touring companies also ensure that guests on the tour are always safe, and never enter any areas where they are at risk or in danger.
By doing a little research, you will be able to find a tour guide with a great reputation, and a touring business you can trust. That way, you can ensure that your touring experience will be fun, frightening, educational and, above all, worth it.