The religious tourism guide works with people of different religions, especially when they are foreigners. This obliges him/her and requires him/her to have knowledge in the field of the history of religions, the foundations and teachings of the respective religion. It is necessary for the guide to have knowledge both of his/her faith and the religion he/she professes, as well as of other religions, in order to seek and present to the tourists the points of contact in the doctrine and the highlighting of the cult (liturgical) practices.
In this sense, he/she must know and take into account the differences of tourists in a religious context. Directly in his/her work this is reflected in their accommodation habits in hotels, food requirements (for the Orthodox these are the fasting periods during the year or fasting on Wednesday and Friday), listening to church music and texts from the Bible. Before visiting the respective religious tourist site, it is desirable for the guide to instruct (warn) the tourists about the visited place and the requirements that are necessary regarding the clothes, photography, keeping quiet, the way of moving the group, etc. When visiting various religious buildings, it is imperative to know the temple architecture, Christian art (painting, stained glass, woodcarving), church music, religious holidays and rites.
It is especially important when visiting church places of worship (Orthodox church, monastery, chapel, holy spring) that the guide is able to distinguish the temple construction (types of Christian temples – basilica, rotunda, centric, cross-domed) and the separate parts of the temple at the temple central nave) part and altar with their specifics, interior layout and arrangement of church accessories. It is necessary for him/her to have rich liturgical knowledge of liturgical vessels, vestments, books, to distinguish types of liturgical sequences, sacred sacraments and church rites and their perpetrators – deacon, presbyter and bishop During the worship in a monastery he/she shall know the location of the monastic dormitory building (main monastery temple and chapels, gates, verandas, magernitsa, dining room, oven, archondarik-guest, abbess, klisarnitsa, fialo – residential) cells, etc.). Each of the visited church sites has its own history (year of p building, masters, clergy, frescoes, making the iconostasis, icons, etc.). It is desirable for the guide to know this Orthodox local history information well. The guide talk should be theologically sound and competently presented, using appropriate terminology. The guide service in a Christian church or monastery is an important and obligatory component in the guide service of groups.