our guides: what makes a good tour guide?

why choose

a guided tour?

Here at HPT we offer a series of guided tours for our clients, be you a seasoned tourist, first timer, part of a group, or going solo. Our tours offer a fun, informative, slightly different experience.


Some of the benefits of our guided tours


  • Reduce stress - relax we’ve planned your day for maximum enjoyment

  • Give you people to hang out with

  • Provide a local expert - our friendly and knowledgeable guides

  • Reduce planning - we take care of it

  • Offer convenience

Our Guides 

When selecting our HPT Guides we look for four key attributes:

  • Organisation

  • Empathy

  • Knowledge

  • Sense of Humour


For any successful tour we believe that organisation is key, and our guides, like a swan, will be paddling around frantically under the water to ensure your experience goes ahead without a hitch. Equally we want our guides to be in tune with their groups so they can understand what the group dynamic is and create an interactive relationship so that everyone enjoys the experience.


It goes without saying that our guides need to be knowledgeable about history and alcohol, but more than that they are enthusiasts. We have all been on tours with someone who sounds as if they’ve said the same thing over and over again – and there’s nothing more illuminating than someone who adds a whole new dimension to a place because they love it and know a lot about it. Well that’s your HPT guide. Oh and they like a laugh!