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 has recently launched Airbnb Experiences – connecting travelers to local hosts to enjoy true local experiences.
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.
Mainly used by travel agents, City-Discovery has over 9000 tours & activities bookable on its platform.
Recently entered in the Tours & Travel activities market in 2015, Expedia catalog is worth having a look.
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!.
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.
Manawa by Adrenaline Hunter has definitely the best catalog in terms of outdoor activities – +3800 different offers worldwide.
The Italian startup Musement has a great choice of local tours and attractions. Check their catalog, you may be surprised.
Thousands of activities all over the globe, Project Expedition is a great source of inspiration for travelers looking for cool things to do.
Providers of authentic & sustainable holidays since 2001. Trips that support communities & preserve nature.
With +10,000 tours & activities worldwide, Thrillophilia is a great online travel agency to be checked out.
Connecting travelers with local guides worldwide, since 2008. Local guides provide private tours tailored to your needs.
An online marketplace for touring since 2010, connects people with life-enriching travel experiences
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.
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.
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
Travelturia – Hiking / Multi Day / Ski & Snowboarding / Horse Riding / Culture / Day Trips / Nature – Sofia
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
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.
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
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
Academic Tours – Guided tours, all-inclusive packages, customized itinerary for independent, family, university travel – Malta, Gozo, Sicily, Italy, Romania
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
Astravel Russia – River Cruises / Culture / City / Train – St. Petersburg, Moscow, Caucasus & far east.
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
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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Tourist Guide Associations…
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