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Local Guides / Operators

Most local tour guides and operators live locally and many even grew up in the area making their tours more informative and interesting other guides. They take pride in the place they call home and can be a wealth of knowledge. Some may not be natives but, they visited, or came to go to school, in these areas and fell in love with the lifestyle and culture. Check with the local tourist association to see if they are recommended. We have found some of the best local guides through acquaintances who had used their services while traveling in the area.    

Tours by Locals – Find local listings for tours and guides. All of continental Europe, British Isles, Turkey & Cyprus.

 
 Local Guides & Operators...

Below you can find tours that are more specific to and area or region. Many are local guides and operators whose knowledge of local culture can provide a unique perspective.

Flag_of_Albania copyAlbania
Flag_of_AndorraAndorra
Flag_of_AustriaAustria
Flag_of_BelarusBelarus
  • Guide in Minsk – Cultural / Military / Nature / City – Minsk & Belarus
Flag_of_BelgiumBelgium
  • Belgium Link Tours –  Art /  Food / Day Trips / Jewish / History- Brussels, Bruges, Antwrep
Flag_of_Bosnia_and_HerzegovinaBosnia Herzegovina
Flag_of_BulgariaBulgaria
  • Travelturia – Hiking / Multi Day / Ski & Snowboarding / Horse Riding / Culture / Day Trips / Nature – Sofia
Flag_of_CroatiaCroatia
Flag_of_CyprusCyrus
Flag_of_the_Czech_RepublicCzechia
  • Private Prague Guide – City / Castles / Day Trips / Walking –  Prague
  • Original Europe Tours – Walking / Alternative / Pub Crawls –  Prague
  • Absolute Tours – Walking / Segway / Bicycle –  Prague
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Flag_of_EstoniaEstonia
Flag_of_FinlandFinland
Flag_of_FranceFrance
Flag_of_GermanyGermany
Flag_of_GreeceGreece
  • Homeric Tours – Tours focusing on History / Culture – Greece, Italy, Cyprus, also Russia, Poland, Austria, Croatia & Czech Republic.
Flag_of_HungaryHungary
Flag_of_IcelandIceland
Flag_of_IrelandIreland
  • Celtic Tours – History / Culture / Sightseeing – Ireland, United Kingdom / Italy & more Europe destinations.
  • Brendan Tours – Packaged multi-day tours – Ireland and Scotland
  • CIE Tours – Culture / History / Sightseeing / Escorted / Group /  Independent – Ireland, Great Britain, Italy & Eastern Europe
  • Original Europe Tours – Walking / Pub Crawl / Alternative –  Dublin
Flag_of_ItalyItaly
  • Walks of Italy – Culture / History / Cooking / Day Trips / Walking – Rome, Venice, Florence, Pompeii, Amalfi, Tuscany, Milan & more.
  • Best Tour of Italy – Day Trips / Culture – Rome, Florence & more.
  • Easy Italy Tours – Day Trips / Walking / Shore Excursions / Private – Rome
  • Nada’s Italy – Multi Day Tours – Rome, Florence, Venice, Amalfi, Sicily & more
  • Avventure Bellimisse – City /  Walking / Culture / Excursions / Private / Small Group – Rome, Florence, Venice & more.
  • Dragonfly Tours –  Multi Day / Customized / Mini Tours – Rome, Venice, Florence & more.
  • Italian Links Tours – History / Art / Castles / Food & Wine / Day Trips / Crafts – Rome, Venice & Tuscany regions. 
  • Visit Italy Tours – Archaeological / Food & Wine / Art / Museums / History – Rome, Venice,  Florence,  Milan, Naples & more
  • Walk About Florence – Walks / Museums / Food / Cooking / Wine – Florence
  • Art Viva – Art & Galleries / Food & Wine/ Hikes, Bikes & Boats / History / Fashion – Florence & Tuscany, Venice, Rome, Milan, Cinque Terra & more.
  • Tours of Tuscany – Cultural / Food & Wine – Tuscany & Umbria
Flag_of_LatviaLatvia
  • Tours in Riga –  Day Trips/ Bicycle/ Food -Riga, Jurmala
  • E.A.T. Riga – Walking/Bike/Food & Drink/Boat –  Riga
Flag_of_LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
Flag_of_LithuaniaLithuania
Flag_of_LuxembourgLuxembourg
Flag_of_MacedoniaMacedonia
Flag_of_MaltaMalta
  • Academic Tours  – Guided tours, all-inclusive packages, customized itinerary for independent, family, university travel – Malta, Gozo, Sicily, Italy, Romania
Flag_of_MonacoMonaco
Flag_of_MoldovaMoldova
Flag_of_MontenegroMontenegro
  • 360 Monte – Walking / Shore Excursions / Food / Wine  – Kotor
Flag_of_the_NetherlandsNetherlands
Flag_of_NorwayNorway
Flag_of_PolandPoland
Flag_of_PortugalPortugal
Flag_of_RomaniaRomania
Flag_of_RussiaRussia
  • Astravel Russia – River Cruises / Culture / City / Train – St. Petersburg, Moscow, Caucasus & far east.
Flag_of_San_MarinoSan Marino
Flag_of_SerbiaSerbia
Flag_of_SlovakiaSlovakia
Flag_of_SloveniaSlovenia
Flag_of_SpainSpain
  • Spanish Links Tours –  History /  Art / Food & Cooking / Wine / Day Trips – Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Cordoba & Andalusia
  • Across Madrid – Historic and cultural tours of Madrid.
  • Barcelona Tour Guides – History / Art / Wine / City – Barcelona & region
  • All Ways Spain – History / Walking & Hiking / Food & Wine / Flamenco / Photography / Holidays – Granada
  • Madrid Food Tour  – Cultural walking tour of the best food Madrid has to offer.
  • Madrid Day Tours – Tours of the city as well as Toledo, Avila, Segovia, El Escorial.
  • The Unique Traveler – Cultural / Sports / Wine / Private -Madrid, Barcelona & Catalonia, Andalusia, Rioja & Basque country
  • Original Europe Tours – Walking / Pub Crawl / Alternative –  Barcelona
  • Go Local – Bicycle / Hiking / Group –  San Sebastian
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Flag_of_SwitzerlandSwitzerland
Flag_of_TurkeyTurkey
  • TTG Packaged Tours Turkey – Culture / History / Archeological / Battlefield/ Group / Private -Istanbul,  Ephesus, Cappadocia & Troy
  • Pacha Tours – Comprehensive tours of History & Culture  -Istanbul , Turkey, France, Greece & Spain
  • Latif Bolat – Cultural / Music / Mystical tours – Turkey
  • Alkans Tours – Cultural / Historic / Sightseeing tours – Eastern Turkey
  • TEO World Cultural Tours – Cultural / History –  Turkey
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Flag_of_the_United_KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • CIE Tours – Culture / History / Sightseeing / Escorted / Group /  Independent – Ireland, Great Britain, Italy & Eastern Europe
Flag_of_EnglandEngland
Northern Ireland
Flag_of_ScotlandScotland
  • Brendan Tours – Packaged multi-day tours – Ireland and Scotland
Flag_of_WalesWales
  • Wild Wales – Walking / Hiking / Climbing / Holidays – Wales
Flag_of_the_Vatican_CityVatican City
Tourist Guide Associations...

Most countries have tourists guide associations that monitor the quality of service tour guides members provide. Prior to booking a tour you can confirm with the country’s tourist association for a recommendation or just to find a good tour guide. Countries not listed either do not have a national tourist guide associations or web sites to reference.

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Flag_of_the_Czech_RepublicCzechia Flag_of_DenmarkDenmark Flag_of_EstoniaEstonia Flag_of_FranceFrance
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Flag_of_PolandPoland Flag_of_PortugalPortugal  Flag_of_RussiaRussia  Flag_of_SloveniaSlovenia
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Flag_of_UkraineUkraine Flag_of_the_United_KingdomUK-APTG Flag_of_the_United_KingdomUK-the Guide Flag_of_ScotlandUK-Scotland
European Federation Tourist Guide Association