Good to know: We will write the name of the platform as Get Your Guide, GetYourGuide or GYG for short. It is always the same platform www.getyourguide.com.
1. What is GetYourGuide?
Get Your Guide is essentially a personalized online agency which allows you to book endless
activities, tours and experiences across the world.
It acts as the middleman between you and the travel companies.
Rather than searching on the internet for various activities and ending in different sites from different companies, you will have access to all the tours and activities in one single site.
Great right? Having all the activities and tours in a single platform will save you tones of time.
You will only have to concentrate to look which activity to join.
The truth is, Get Your Guide might not offer all the options you will have in some cities. There are always small companies which can only be found on site – especially on South East Asia or Central and South America.
Nevertheless, I found Get Your Guide is the platform with most activities, as well as many filters and marks which makes the decision process easier.
Especially when you have to prebook your tickets!!
Of course, if you want some adrenaline activities, there are better platforms out there, like Adrenaline Hunter, but if you are looking for the common activities: main sights tickets, bike tours, food experiences… Then Get Your Guide is your place.
The process in booking an activity with Get Your Guide is simple and straight forward:
You select the activity
book with your name, email and credit card
receive your confirmation email
Easy peasy and fast, I would say.
Before hitting the booking button, you will have to choose your perfect activity, of course. Some sights are listed multiple times. That is because it is different tours or just an audio guide and such. Make sure you read properly what you are about to book.
What I really like about Get Your Guide is their information they show. For instance, they show highlights of the tour, what the tour includes (and what it DOES NOT include!) and the meeting point.
They also show “Important information” at the bottom. A great summary I wish many more websites would add. Here they summarize for instance what is not allowed on the tour. That can be “shorts” when visiting a church or mosque for instance.
Then they show “know before you go”, covering important notes like opening hours, the validation of the ticket and such. Very, very handy and easy to read!
Let’s see how to find, choose and book an activity on this platform step by step.
These different labels might help you choose the activity on your destination, or give you an idea when if you have to book earlier to assure your spot.
When an activity is marked as “likely to sell out” it is recommended to book as soon as possible.
Normally, the Bestsellers activities are the ones with the best reviews and usually the absolute Must-Dos in the city.
This can be the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and Colosseum in Rome. This could be also sights with very limited access like the Camino del Rey in Malaga, Spain or, again, Colosseum in Rome.
I normally do a general check to see how many stars overall the activity has and then read max 4-6 reviews, one of the reviews with a bad rating to check when it was written and what the complain was about.
In a nutshell, for the ratings pay attention to:
number of review
date of last review
Step 4 – Select your desired option
After deciding with is the best tour or activity you wanna join on your travels you simply have to press the book now button.
Yes, it is so simple, just press that button on the right side and the tour will be added to your chart.
On this moment you could continue buying some other tours or just pay for that one pressing the checkout button.
Payment with Get Your Guide
As well as having no restrictions in activity options, there are also no restrictions with
You are able to pay via:
You have no need to worry about security either as Get Your Guide promises that all payments are secure and encrypted.
However, as activities and tours should be booked in advance, it is not possible to pay upon
Step 5 – Tickets
Hurray, we have completed our booking. We chose the tour, we paid. Now what?
After completing your payment, Get Your Guide will send you an email confirmation.
I cannot believe I have to say this, but do not add your weird-spam email. You will need this confirmation email!