Dark Tourism A Half Day Seminar for Tourist Guides

“Dark Tourism” is tourism involving travel to places historically associated with death and tragedy, such as genocide camps.

The “Dark Tourism” seminar focuses on the tourist guides’ responsibilities when guiding dark tourism sites. The seminar uses examples to understand the different types of dark sites. Discusses the challenges involved on visits to such places. Explores the value the experience has for tourists. Studies sensitive ways to guide such places.


Dark Tourism seminar in 2017 in Kiev © FEG by Iris Barry Dark Tourism seminar in 2017 in Kiev © FEG by Iris Barry


All qualified tourist guides are eligible to attend.

The half-day course is in a classroom. The course can be extended to full-day to include outdoor practical exercises.

What will the course participants will gain?

  • Learn what is a “Dark Tourism” site
  • Best guiding practice for “Dark Tourism”
  • Demonstrating ways to study our sources
  • Providing sensitive and accurate interpretation
  • Achieving objectivity in a commentary
  • Assessing and knowing your audience
  • Exercising abilities on how to handle stressful situations
  • Discussing tips on how to handle hostile visitors and difficult questions
  • Understanding stressed and hostile persons’ behaviour


General Information

The programme consists of 4 hours directed learning. It covers a range of development activities, essential in any guide training programme. The skills gained are transferable to many tourist guiding situations.

The training Programme trainers are FEG accredited. To achieve best possible results the number of the course participants is limited.

All trainees of the “Dark Tourism” seminar will be awarded a FEG e-certificate of attendance.

The price of this course, and all other FEG courses, varies depending on cost and demand. If you are interested in one or more courses listed on our website, please get in touch with our office for more information at training@feg-touristguides.org