Talk:Walking tour

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References Added - Aim of walking tour page is to promote walking as a healthy alternative to taking bus on vacation. Lots of people arnt aware that they can explore a new city for free, with a dedicated guide. Walking tours let you experience each destination at a leisurely pace. An alternative is Bicycle tours (Hiddendublin (talk) 08:46, 9 April 2009 (UTC))

Wikipedia pages should not "promote" anything (especially not when your username is the name of a walking tour company...). I've tried to clean the page up. Dori ❦ (TalkContribsReview) ❦ 23:23, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Partial merge with Hiking[edit]

I think that the section of this article that deals with hiking should be merged with that article (part was copied to there sometime ago), or possibly with Backpacking (wilderness). Any comments, or objections to doing this? Rwood128 (talk) 14:49, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

  • The above can be accomplished by deleting the sections 'The history of walking tours (hiking)', which is already on the Hiking page, and 'Books', along with some re-wording, to indicate that the new focus of the article is just on: "A full, partial-day, or longer tour of a historical, or cultural or artistic site(s)". Rwood128 (talk) 18:53, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Proposed merge with Free Walking Tour[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
The result of this discussion was to merge. McGeddon (talk) 22:35, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Seems a minor variation on a standard walking tour, the Guardian source describing the "pay what you want" approach as just a "marketing tactic". Article was created by a COI editor using his own Free Walking Tour as an example. The walking tour article is short enough to take another section. McGeddon (talk) 17:52, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

In my opinion the articles should exist separately. Meaning of Guardian is only a one meaning. A lot of Free Walking Tour projects will be never commercial. The reason for it is not always the loss of profitability, but often the vision of an Free Walking Tour owner. asgorbunov (talk) 13:12, 8 July 2016 (EST) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)
Agreed. This article is a mess and makes a huge fuss over what is only a minor variant on a simple theme. Guffydrawers (talk) 18:50, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.