Barbara Pukwana

Barbara Pukwana

Regional Qualification(s):

London, Wales

Language(s):

English, French, German, Italian

Phone Number(s):

00 44 (0) 20-7328-9613, 00 44 (0) 20 7328 9613, 00 44 (0) 7850 196774

Email:

b.pukwana@talk21.com

Introduction:

Experienced local guide and tour manager, with a wide range of interests and knowledge, armed with a large dose of patience and humour, I am constantly striving to give the visitors in my care the best experience possible, a holiday they will never forget.

I guide in German, French, Italian, Swiss German and English.

I enjoy guiding in museums, gardens, castles and cathedrals, in the countryside and in cities, by coach and on foot. I am specialising in guiding German, French and Italian speaking groups coming to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. I am based in London and am very passionate about sharing my love for this unsurpassed jewel of a city, a meltingpot of history and traditions from darkest past right up to the presen, a multifaceted cultural centre, a testimony of our historical past and our vibrant present.

Many years of experience guiding English speaking groups around Europe, either to the major tourist sites or in depth specialised itineraries such as farm tours, history themed tours, religious tours, garden tours, walking tours.

I have worked with groups from all corners of the world such as USA, Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Iran and South Africa.

My guiding experience extends to specialised groups such as Incentive groups, music groups, farmers, pilgrimage groups, students.

I have traveled extensively in Europe and overseas for my own education and pleasure including China, Russia, India, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Senegal, Nepal and many others.

My personal interests are music, theatre, art, history, archaeology, agriculture and nature.

I am also the co-founder and co-director of the London African Music Festival.

Personal Interests:

Museums and Art Galleries
Gardens and Agriculture
History and Archeology
Architecture, castles, palaces, stately homes
Walking tours
Gardens and Agriculture
History and Archeology
Architecture, castles, palaces, stately homes
Museums and Art Galleries

Special Interests:

Agriculture

Agricultural tours undertaken in UK, Scotland, Europe

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

Guided gallery tours anywhere in UK, in Europe where permitted.

Castles & Palaces

Guided tours in UK, Ireland and Europe

Churches & Cathedrals

Guided tours in UK, Ireland and Europe. Qualified to guide Salisbury Cathedral, York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral

Conferences & Incentives

Experienced in Conferences & Incentives from small groups to large international conventions worldwide.

Galleries

Guided tours in galleries including paintings, sculptures, furniture, tapestries, porcelain, objets d'art.

Gardens

Guided tours of gardens in UK Ireland & Europe

Museums

Guided tours in Museums: Archeology, History, Applied Arts, Agriculture

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Guided tours of castles and stately homes in UK & Europe

Walking Tours

Walking tours in cities and countryside.

Endorsements:

British Museum, York Minster, Lincoln Cathedral

Additional Qualifications:

BA Joint Hons French and German, B Ed (Teacher)

Driver Guide:

No