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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.    

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.

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ALBANIA

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ANDORRA

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AUSTRIA

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BELARUS

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

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BELGIUM

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BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA

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BULGARIA

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

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CROATIA

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CYPRUS

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CZECHIA

  • 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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DENMARK

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ESTONIA

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FINLAND

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FRANCE

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GERMANY

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GREECE

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

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HOLY SEE

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

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HUNGARY

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ICELAND

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

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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

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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

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LATVIA

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LITHUANIA

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LIECHTENSTEIN

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LUXEMBOURG

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MALTA

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

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MOLDOVA

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MONACO

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MONTENEGRO

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

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NETHERLANDS

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NORTH MACEDONIA

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NORWAY

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POLAND

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PORTUGAL

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ROMANIA

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RUSSIA

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

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SAM MARINO

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SERBIA

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SLOVAKIA

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SLOVENIA

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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

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SWEDEN

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SWITZERLAND

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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

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UKRAINE

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UNITED KINGDOM

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ENGLAND

NORTHERN IRELAND

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SCOTLAND

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

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WALES

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

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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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🇨🇿 Czechia🇩🇰 Denmark🇪🇪 Estonia🇫🇷 France
🇩🇪 Germany🇬🇷 Greece🇮🇸 Iceland🇮🇪 Ireland
🇩🇰 Latvia🇮🇹Italy🇳🇱 Netherlands🇳🇴 Norway
🇵🇱 Poland🇵🇹 Portugal 🇷🇺 Russia 🇸🇮 Slovenia
🇪🇸 Spain🇸🇪 Sweden🇹🇷 Turkey🇸🇪 Sweden
🇺🇦 Ukraine🇬🇧 UK-APTG🇬🇧 UK-the Guide🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿UK-Scotland

🇪🇺 European Federation Tourist Guide Association