Who is a guide and what do they do? The tasks of a guide are to show groups of visitors round at castles, chateaux, museums, picture galleries and other memorial and cultural facilities.

What are the activities of the guide? He/she provides a guided tour and answers questions from visitors, often in foreign languages.

Where is it done and under what conditions? At castles, chateaux, museums and other facilities, usually of historical or other attractive nature.

What tools/equipment do they use? Their own voices, tape and video recordings or other multimedia equipment (which they may use as part of the tour), guide books, etc.

What do you need to succeed? You need to have completed secondary education, have a good understanding of the historical or other cultural items or buildings on display and a grasp of history itself, and a good memory as well as a good speaking voice. Ability in the major foreign languages is also helpful.