Granada Greeters was born as a non-profit organization whose goal is to offer a "welcome service" to visitors to this city from the hand of local volunteer (Greeters), who are pleased to accompany these visitors for their favorite places and share with what they are most passionate about.
In this way, we want visitors to have a warm welcome in Granada and to enjoy a nice, leisurely walk.
A "Greeter" is not a tour guide, is a local volunteer that offers tourists a free walk for their city. A Greeter is someone who is excited about showing Granada and his/her favorite places and whose compensation are new friends, cultural exchange, spontaneous and fun experiences ...
His/her profile is:
- someone who is 18 years old or older and who lives in Granada
- he/she has an open and sociable character, wants to meet people from all over the world,
- who wants to practice languages (it is not required to speak other languages fluently, but it will be very useful)
- who has some free time (at least for a walk 2-4 hours a month),
- who knows stories or peculiar corners of Granada that he/she would like to share with visitors,
- and who is a selfless person who finds satisfaction making others happy ...
Visitors who can apply for a walk with a Greeter, they are virtually all those with an interest and desire to learn something new from Granada. For example;
- national or foreign tourists,
- Congressmen, fair exhibitors, artists or other workers who are passing through,
- even people from the villages of Granada
The group of people will have a maximum of 6 people and their interests must be in line respect to sustainable tourism and natural and artificial environments (see right column).
The visitors won't pay or tip the Greeters. But if you want to contribute to the continuity and quality of this service, we invite you to contribute with a donation to our Association through our payment platform Paypal. Link to donations.
HOW DOES THE SERVICE GREETERS WORK?
Visitors who want to request a free walk with a Greeter, must complete the form "Book a Greeter" on this website for 15/20 days in advance. In this way we will have time to find the best Greeter, adapted to their hobbies (cultural, gastronomic, environment, shopping, nature, flamenco, theater ...), their language, age, schedule, suits, and so on.
We do not offer guarantees to find a Greeter available on that date and time. And we appreciate the understanding of visitors if you finally do not get it.
As soon as we receive the requests for Greeters, we confirme via e-mail, Whatsapp or Messenger (Facebook), the point and time of meeting. It is therefore recommended that the visitor is reachable by any of these means before and during your visit to Granada.
DURING THE WALK ...
The walk will last between 2 and 4 hours, although if the visitor and the Greeter agree, they can stretch it or even repeate it.
If there are some monetary expenditure during the walk, such as beverages, transportation, etc., both the visitor and the Greeter will pay their own expenses; however although no tipping is allowed for the service, an invitation to the Greeter will not be considered as a tip and it is desirable that these expenses are paid by the visitor; We must understand that the Greeters are volunteers.
Visitors are aware of the rules and objectives of the service and agree. The Greeter is free to terminate the ride and leave, if visitors do not agree with the rules, arrive late, are disrespectful, or show no interest for the walk.
The city walks are the responsibility of each of the participants.
Visitors agree with the terms of this operation and exonerate the Granada Greeters Cultural Association of any liability in the event of a conflict caused by them.
Granada Greeters will not give the address, phone number or other information about visitors and Greeters without their consent.
As a non-profit association, we need support to continue offering free greeter visits. If you think this service should continue to grow, help us with a donation.
Thank you very much!