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Local Tour Guides

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.    

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

Airbnb Experiences

Airbnb has recently launched Airbnb Experiences – connecting travelers to local hosts to enjoy true local experiences.

Ceetiz

The French startup Ceetiz was launched in 2012 and offers a wide selection of tours & attractions in France and has also expanded their catalog worldwide quickly, a great source of inspiration.

City-Discovery

Mainly used by travel agents, City-Discovery has over 9000 tours & activities bookable on its platform.

Civitatis

Focusing on Spanish and Latin American markets, Civitatis offers a wide selection of tours & activities. Civitatis has the most complete catalogue in Spain.

Expedia

Recently entered in the Tours & Travel activities market in 2015, Expedia catalog is worth having a look.

Freetour

Booking for budget and free tours with local guides in 120+ countries, since 2014.

Get Your Guide

The German-based startup Getyourguide offers the second biggest catalog available on the web with over 30,000 different tours and travel activities, mostly with awesome reviews!.

Headout

With over 1 million customers, Headout is a great source of things to do all over the world. They also propose a great app to book your tours or activities.

Isango

Isango, The UK-based specialist retailer of tours, experiences and attraction tickets, proposes over 10,000 tours in more than 300 major destinations.

Manawa

Manawa by Adrenaline Hunter has definitely the best catalog in terms of outdoor activities – +3800 different offers worldwide.

Musement

The Italian startup Musement has a great choice of local tours and attractions. Check their catalog, you may be surprised.

Tiqets

Focusing on entrance tickets for museums & attractions, you may find great deals at Tiqets.

Project Expedition

Thousands of activities all over the globe, Project Expedition is a great source of inspiration for travelers looking for cool things to do.

Responsible Travel

Providers of authentic & sustainable holidays since 2001. Trips that support communities & preserve nature.

Thrillopedia

With +10,000 tours & activities worldwide, Thrillophilia is a great online travel agency to be checked out.

Tours by Locals

Connecting travelers with local guides worldwide, since 2008. Local guides provide private tours tailored to your needs.

TourRadar

An online marketplace for touring since 2010, connects people with life-enriching travel experiences

Tourscanner

TourScanner has created a unique search engine able to aggregate the offers of the entire list of websites selling tours and activities. With over 300,000 tours, TourScanner can provide you with the large catalogue available on the market.

Withlocals

Visit places away from city centers with mass tourists with locals to intimately connect and experience local cultures.

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.

🇦🇱 Albania

Marled Tours – Day Tripe / City tours
Sondor Travel – Hiking & Trek tours

🇦🇩 Andorra

Hiking Andorra with Jaume Orona – Hiking –  Andorra

🇦🇹 Austria

Vienna Sightseeing Tours – City / Palace / Boat ride / Music  / Walking tours -Vienna
Discover Vienna Tours – Bike / Walking / Day Trips / Private / Night tours – Vienna
Vienna City Tours – Bike / Boat / Bus / Walking / Day Trips / Private tours – Vienna
Pedal Power – Bike / Pedal Power Bikes / Segways / Rentals & Tours – Vienna
Original Europe Tours – Walking / Pub Crawl –  Vienna
Absolute Tours – Walking / Segway / Bicycle –  Vienna

🇧🇾 Belarus

Guide in Minsk – Cultural / Military / Nature / City – Minsk & Belarus

🇧🇪 Belgium

Belgium Link Tours –  Art /  Food / Day Trips / Jewish / History- Brussels, Bruges, Antwrep

🇧🇦 Bosnia & Herzegovina

Tours Sarajevo – History / Nature / Free – Sarajevo & area

🇧🇬 Bulgaria

Travelturia – Hiking / Multi Day / Ski & Snowboarding / Horse Riding / Culture / Day Trips / Nature – Sofia

🇭🇷 Croatia

Original Europe Tours – Walking / Sightseeing Diocletian Palace / Pub Crawl –  Split

🇨🇾 Cyprus

Guided Tours Cyprus – City / Nature / Roman & Greek Ruins / Wine –  Cyprus

🇨🇿 Czechia

Private Prague Guide – City / Castles / Day Trips / Walking –  Prague
Original Europe Tours – Walking / Alternative / Pub Crawls –  Prague
Absolute Tours 
– Walking / Segway / Bicycle –  Prague

🇩🇰 Denmark

Copenhagen Tours –  Copenhagen
Copenhagen Walks –  Copenhagen
Copenhagen Waking Tours –  Copenhagen
Wierdwalks –  Copenhagen
Copenhagen Fairy Tales –  Copenhagen
History Tours –  Copenhagen
Nordic Noirtours – Copenhagen
Red Badge Guides –  Copenhagen

🇪🇪 Estonia

Traveller Tours & Trips – Walking / Ghost / Pub Crawl –  Tallinn

🇫🇮 Finland

Walking Tours Helsinki – City Walks / Design / Food / Horror –  Helsinki

🇫🇷 France

French Travel Boutique – History / Châteaus / Day Trips / Art / Culture / Battlefields – Paris 
French Links Tours – Educational / Art / Castles / Physically Challenge / Family – Paris & regions. 
Original Europe Tours – Walking / Pub Crawls / Alternative –  Paris

🇩🇪 Germany

Berlin Walks – Various walking tours of the city
Yoove Mobility – Segways / Rentals & Tours – Berlin, Potsdam 
Original Europe Tours – Walking / Cold War / Pub Crawl –  Berlin
Alternative Berlin Tours – Art / Pub Crawl / Green / Food / Beer –  Berlin
Eagle’s Nest Historical Tours – Historical / Educational –  Brechtesgaden

🇬🇷 Greece

Homeric Tours – Tours focusing on History / Culture – Greece, Italy, Cyprus, also Russia, Poland, Austria, Croatia & Czech Republic.

🇻🇦 Holy See

See tours from Rome. Many include the Vatican and its museums.

🇭🇺 Hungary

Budapest TukTuk Tours – Budapest
Beyond Budapest Tours –  Budapest
CityRama Tours – Budapest
Original Europe Tours – Budapest
United Free Europe Tours – Walking / Evening / Communism / Jewish / Religious –  Budapest
Absolute Tours – Walking / Segway / Bicycle –  Budapest

🇮🇸 Iceland

BusTravel Iceland – Glacier Lagoon, South Coast, Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes peninsula

🇮🇪 Ireland

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

🇮🇹 Italy

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

🇱🇻 Latvia

Riga Free Tour – Old Riga , Walking, Art Nouveau
Tours in Riga – Waking, Bus, Food & Drink, Outdoors, Family
Riga Trip Tours – Walking, Free, Old Town, Private

🇱🇹 Lithuania

Lithuanian Tours – Nature, Baltic Countries
Free Local Tours Vilnius 
– Private city, Free old town
Vilnius Urban Adventures 
Food, Soviet Stories, Undiscovered Vilnius, Užupis Republic

🇱🇺 Luxembourg

Brussels City Tours – Luxembourg & Dinant

🇲🇹 Malta

Academic Tours  – Guided tours, all-inclusive packages, customized itinerary for independent, family, university travel – Malta, Gozo, Sicily, Italy, Romania

🇲🇩 Moldova

Chisinau Walking Tour – Walking –  Chisinau

🇲🇨 Monaco

Le Grand Tour – Bus –  Monte Carlo

🇲🇪 Montenegro

360 Monte – Walking / Shore Excursions / Food / Wine  – Kotor

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Bike & Barge Holland – Biking trips/ Barge cruises – Netherlands & Belgium
Zoom Amsterdam Walking Tour –  Walking Amsterdam
Original Amsterdam Tours – Walking/ Alternative /Pub Crawls – Amsterdam
Original Europe Tours –  Walking / Bar / Alternative – Amsterdam

🇲🇰 North Macedonia

Ohrid Walking Tour – Walking –  Ohrid
Skopje Walks – Walking –  Skopje

🇳🇴 Norway

Oslo Alternative Tours – Bicycle / Tram – Oslo

🇵🇱 Poland

Original Europe Tours –  Walking / Alternative / Pub Crawls –  Warsaw
Krakow Free Tours – Old Town / Jewish / Communism / Architecture / Night –  Krakow
Absolute Tours – Walking / Segway / Bicycle –  Krakow

🇵🇹 Portugal

Live History – Free, Alfama & Mouraria, Baixa & Bairro Alto, Food, 
Tours of My Life – Free Walking, Bairro Alto, Chiado, Baixa (Downtown) and Alfama, Belém, Fado, Private
Discover Lisbon – Free, Nightlife, Tapas, Alfama, Fado, Street Art
Free Tours by Locals – Free Walking
Take Free Tours – Free walking in Lisbon, Porto, Braga & Guimarães & Sintra
OH! Tours

🇷🇴 Romania

🇷🇺 Russia

Astravel Russia – River Cruises / Culture / City / Train – St. Petersburg, Moscow, Caucasus & far east.

🇷🇸 Serbia

Wanderlust Tours Belgrade – Old town, Zemun, Sava & Danube, Yugoslavia, Hiking, Novi Sad, Pub crawl
Belgrade Free Walking Tour – Free walking city.
Belgrade Free Tour – City center, History, Alternative, Pub Crawl.

🇸🇰 Slovakia

Authenticslovakia – Castle, Communists, Bike, Pub crawl, Wine
Slovakia-Explorer – 
Best Slovakia Tours –

🇸🇮 Slovenia

Slovenia Tours – Lake Bled, Postojna Cave, Piran, Ljubljana city.

🇪🇸 Spain

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

🇸🇪 Sweden

Original Europe Tours – Walking / Alternative / Pub Crawl –  Stockholm

🇨🇭Switzerland

🇹🇷 Turkey

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

🇺🇦 Ukraine

Kiev Walking Tours – Walking –   Pub Crawl / Ancient Kiev / Kiev

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England

British Links Tours – Educational / Art / Castles / Day Trips / History /  Sports / Family – London & regions. 
Original Europe Tours – Walking / Pub Crawl / Alternative –  London

Northern Ireland

Original Europe Free Tours – Walking / Pub Crawl / Alternative –  Belfast

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland

Brendan Tours – Packaged multi-day tours – Ireland and Scotland

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales

Wild Wales – Walking / Hiking / Climbing / Holidays – Wales

Tourist Guide Associations…

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🇦🇹 Austria (WKO)
🇨🇾 Cyprus (CTGA)
🇨🇿 Czechia (SEZNAM)
🇩🇰 Denmark (AATGD)
🇪🇪 Estonia (TGY)
🇪🇪 Finland (HelsinkiGuides)
🇫🇷 France (FNGIC)
🇩🇪 Germany (BVGD)
🇬🇷 Greece (PFTG)
🇭🇺 Hungary (MIE)
🇮🇸 Iceland
🇮🇪 Ireland (ATGI)
🇱🇻 Latvia (LPGA)
🇮🇹 Italy (ANTG)
🇲🇹 Malta (MUTG)
🇲🇪 Montenegro (ATVMNE)
🇳🇱 Netherlands (GUIDOR)
🇳🇴 Norway (NGF)
🇵🇱 Poland (FTGA Kraków)
🇵🇹 Portugal (SNATTI)
🇷🇺 Russia (AGIPE)
🇸🇮 Slovenia (ARGOS)
🇪🇸 Spain (CEFAPIT)
🇸🇪Sweden (SveGuide)
🇹🇷 Turkey (TUREB)
🇺🇦 Ukraine (UAGuides)
🇬🇧 United Kingdom(APTG)
🇬🇧 United Kingdom (Guild of TouristsGuides)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 UK-Scotland (STGA)
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales (WOTGA)