Quotes About Guided Tours and Sightseeing
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All my blog posts lead with a quote relevant to the post’s subject. I frequently post quotes on my Facebook group: Long Term Traveling and Living Abroad Over 50.
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12 Guided Tour and Vacation Package Quotes
“I’ve been lucky to have made a number of travel programmes with the BBC, the object being to see places off the beaten track. As a result, I’ve often had a guide who’s been able to show me things that you wouldn’t see with a tour group.”
“I want someone to look at me the way I look at a travel brochure.”
“It’s usually a jolly good trick to pick up a local tour guide. They can tell you all the anecdotes that make a place interesting. I’m one for rushing off to museums at the crack of dawn, eating fabulous things on terraces for lunch, and enjoying long dinners on balmy evenings.”-
“Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.”
“I used to work as a tour guide for Americans. I’m convinced that even after four weeks on the road they had no idea where they had been. They were in a bubble.”
“Even a poor tour guide is entitled to some happiness.”
Jacob M. Appel
“You talked over the tour guide who pointed to houses and windows. Showing us where people had lived and died and other people now stayed in their place. Just like a broken heart.
“Teaching history to eighth graders is like being a tour guide for people who hate their vacation.”
“Serendipity was my tour guide, assisted by caprice “
“When will you desist playing tour guide?” he asked. “I should think never. It is the greatest aspiration of my life to give historic tours,” Cinderella lied
“My kids are really learning everything from scratch. It’s our job to be their tour guides and camp counselors and orientation people. That’s a weird responsibility, especially in a world that feels as good as it feels bad.”
“He who has led you so far will guide you further.”
6 Sightseeing Quotes
“Sightseeing is the art of disappointment.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“I do quite like sightseeing. I like churches, museums, galleries, and all that stuff. I love the smell of a church in Italy or the smell of an old greasy spoon somewhere. I like markets and little funny shops in the backstreets of Florence.”
¨Life is a tour; we are all tourists.”
Dr. P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar
“Take a moment from time to time to remember that you are alive. I know this sounds a trifle obvious, but it is amazing how little time we take to remark upon this singular and gratifying fact. By the most astounding stroke of luck an infinitesimal portion of all the matter in the universe came together to create you and for the tiniest moment in the great span of eternity you have the incomparable privilege to exist.”
“Sightseeing, an activity that delights the truly idle because it seems so much like scholarship, gawping and eavesdropping on antiquity, flattering oneself with the notion that one is discovering the past when really one is inventing it, using a guidebook as a scenario of swift notations.”
Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar
“To travel best requires some time preparing for your visit to a particular location – that you don’t travel anywhere without spending a few nights reading about the culture and history of the place you are visiting. This is what most of us don’t do – we fling ourselves on an exotic destination hoping that someone will tell us what we are looking at, but by that time it’s too late, and all the lectures and tour guides simply add to our confusion.”