Taj Cape Town takes guests on a historical walk

2013-05-24 12:30
Cape Town - The Taj Cape Town's unique initiative Footsteps to Freedom walks takes their guests through the city while highlighting its rich heritage and history.

In partnership with the Only Team which specialises in tour guides and providing quality personalised experiences, the initiative seeks to provide locals and visitors to the city an opportunity to learn more about the city’s fascinating history and heritage.

A word from Willie Williams is that, the director of sales and marketing at Taj, the Only Team has provided us with professional tour guides who will take participants on a leisurely walk to historic sites including St George’s Cathedral, the Slave Precinct, the Grand Parade, St George’s Mall, Company Gardens and Parliament.
“The guides take you on a journey through time and builds up a picture in your mind using the city’s streets and fabric as props to tell its story. The tour also tells tales of international struggles when observing a piece of the Berlin Wall situated on our hotel’s doorstep, as well as more uplifting stories, including South Africa’s three Nobel Peace Prize winners, who all worked within 15 metres from the hotel itself,” said Williams.

Each guide has a minimum of five years of tour guiding experience and, since they are associated with a host of independent professional service providers, they have the expert ability to impart a culturally rich and knowledgeable experience as part of the walk.

“In addition to the cultural offering at the Taj Cape Town, guests may also avail themselves of complimentary consultations with one of the city specialists in the comfort of the Taj lobby, any morning between 08h30 and 10h30, Tuesdays to Saturdays for expert advice on what to see and experience based on their individual interests,” added Williams.

Although this offer is open until the end of September this year, Taj Cape Town guests are welcome to enjoy this two-hour unhurried stroll departing from the lobby at 10h30 every Tuesday to Saturday.

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