Would you like to share your passion for the Grand Duchy by accompanying visitors to places you are particularly fond of? Would you like to find out more about the Grand Duchy through the eyes of a local who is only too pleased to welcome you? Based on a participative approach, #GuideForOneDay offers guided visits from 29 June to 15 September, demonstrating the Grand Duchy's openness.
Discovering the real Grand Duchy through cultural exchange
The #GuideForOneDay programme offers visits in French, English, German and Luxembourgish, taking a different look at a variety of subjects. Visitors are able to discover the country's UNESCO heritage, share a vegetarian picnic while learning more about the Cessange district, discuss translation and multilingualism during a visit to the key institutions in the modern-day Tower of Babel that the Grand Duchy represents, or join a bike ride around Mersch or in the city at sunset.
There is no charge for these encounters between visitors and guides, both looking for mutual enrichment and cultural exchange among individuals. That means the visits are free; they last about 90 minutes. Sign up online!
The guides are volunteer ambassadors for the Grand Duchy
They have no connection with the tourist offices, and are not in competition with them in any way. They offer their activities in the capacity of volunteers, in their spare time; their aim is above all to share their experience and - who knows? - maybe pass on some tips. #GuideForOneDay subscribes to sustainable, participatory tourism that fosters cultural exchanges among local communities.
Like the famous chef at La Distillerie, René Mathieu, the British Ambassador John Marshall, or the Luxembourgish artist Jacques Schneider, you could become a guide to your favourite places in the Grand Duchy. During a previous edition, even the Grand Duchess joined in, showing about thirty visitors round the Grand Ducal Palace. If you're interested in this original experience, sign up as a guide!
(Article written by the editorial team of the portal 'www.luxembourg.lu')