Flamboyance Tours is a brand new tour agency that focuses on providing accessible and affordable Adelaide city walking tours to everyone every day of the week. Returning from Europe after years of being a tour guide for Topdeck Travel, Katina Vangopoulos is now back in Adelaide and passionate about introducing both tourists and locals alike to the many secrets of her beloved home city.
I had the privilege of joining in on one of the tips-based walking tours led by the very knowledgeable Katina. Despite being a local myself, I must say I learnt a lot about Adelaide and its major landmarks within those two hours. Katina shares fun facts about the city's history and culture in such memorable ways!
The tour begins at the Mall's Balls in Rundle Mall. Look out for Katina as she eagerly waits for your arrival. Reservations ensure your attendance and bookings can easily be made via their website. The Mall's Balls have always been a popular meeting spot for locals. But do you actually know the story behind this two-sphere steel sculpture? Katina is a great storyteller and I will leave it to her to tell you the story.
Attention is then turned towards the iconic Regent Arcade and Adelaide Arcade. Again, very interesting histories accompany these arcades. Have you ever noticed the 'Coat of Arms' on the facade of the Adelaide Arcade? Well, hmm, it might not be as you think it is. And how about that luxurious Regent theatre that no longer exists today. You might agree, after hearing their stories, that theatre-goers of the 1960s were perhaps somewhat different?
Are you starting to get curious yet? If you are, then this tour is for you. There is so much more to learn as you head out to Parliament House, Adelaide Oval, Town Hall and the Central Market. A special treat awaits you at the Central Market too, which also happens to be where the tour concludes. It's just a great morning out exploring the city whether you're a local or a tourist to this beautiful South Australian capital. Above all the explanations, Katina is also more than happy to answer any of your questions. Check out their website and be sure to book yourself a spot on the comprehensive two-hour tips-based Adelaide city walking tour.