2. Take into account all of your tour logistics
There is a lot of ‘stuff’ that usually happens at the end of a tour. Sometimes guides are required to collect emails, hand out cards or flyers. Guests might need directions, guides are hoping to collect tips…
Solution? Plan out specifically the order of when each task will take place. Maybe you can hand out flyers midway through the tour, instead of the end. You can also assure guests just before your ending, that, ‘once the tour has finished’, you’ll be happy to stick around and give directions (bonus- you get extra points for ‘staying afterward’ to give directions).
I used to give a tour that ended at a bar.
Included in the tour was a beer, so I would give a final bit of information while we waited for the guests to be served. Once everyone had their drink I would make a point to say, “Ok, I’m going to go settle up the bill, then when I come back, we’ll finish the tour & I’m happy to stick around afterward to answer any questions or give directions” (bonus- knowing that the ending was ‘coming up’ gave my guests time to get their cash tips ready, something at least one would do, prompting others to do it as well).