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Meet some of the world's quirkiest tour guides in our top five list, guaranteed to make any tour that little bit more entertaining.

Visit the Tower of London’s Yeoman Warders

Having been members of the Royal Bodyguard since 1509, these guys certainly know their stuff. The iconic symbols of London will entertain you with a collection of intriguing tales from the Tower on this 60 min tour – just don’t call them ‘Beefeaters’!

When: Every 30 mins (last tour 3.30pm in summer, 2.30pm in winter). Tours last approximately 60 mins and start near the main entrance.
Cost: Tickets for the Tower cost £21.45, and the tour is included in the price.
Tube: Tower Hill
See: hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon

See Central Park with ‘Wildman’ Steve Brill

Go foraging with the ‘Wildman’ in Central Park on this unique tour. From ‘gourmet wild mushrooms’ to ‘poor man’s pepper’, everything you find with Steve is edible – anyone for the Central Park salad bar?

When: Check Steve’s online calendar for the most up-to-date information. At present, there are nine more Central Park tours in 2013. Each booking must be made at least 24 hours in advance via (914) 835-2153.
Cost: £13pp
See: wildmanstevebrill.com

Walk the streets of Hameln with the Pied Piper

Walk the streets of Hameln with its most famous legend, who once used his enchanted pipe to lure the town’s children away. Visit the city’s most popular attractions and learn about its child-snatching history with the Pied Piper on this entertaining (and very amusing) tour.

When: Contact the Hamelin Tourist Information Centre to find out about tour times touristinfo@hameln.de
Cost: A 60 min tour with the Pied Piper costs £111.
See: hameln.com/tourism/guided_tours

Tour Paris with your own Frenchman

London has red buses, New York has yellow cabs and Paris...well, it has the Citroen 2CV of course! Travel with a beret-wearing, stripy-shirted tour guide and visit some of Paris’s highlights. You can’t really get more French.

When: 30 min tours occur everyday of the year, excluding 14th July and other special occasions
Cost: £15pp for three, £24pp for two
See: 4roues-sous-1parapluie.com

Catch the bus with London’s ghosts

During this theatrical sightseeing tour of London, the former funeral bus will take you around some of London’s most famous landmarks, from St. Paul’s to London Bridge. Apparently ‘the bus is perfectly safe’, but should an angry spirit attempt to manifest itself, guests are assured that the staff are ‘highly trained to deal with the supernatural’. Phew, that’s alright then.

When: Tours run daily at 7.30pm and 9pm and last approx one hour and 15 mins. The bus departs from outside the Grand Hotel, 8 Northumberland Avenue (just off Trafalgar Square)
Cost: £20pp
Tube: Charing Cross
See: theghostbustours.com/london or call 0844 5678 66

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