Our partners in the search for the perfect travel experience
Spotted by Locals collaboration:
Spotted by Locals is a community of blogs & apps by volunteer locals in 82 cities. Our Spotters live in the city they write about, speak the local language and write only about their current local favourite spots. Strictly non-commercial. Experience a city through the eyes of a local. Make contact, meet people & support the local economy. That’s what Spotted by Locals is all about.
Visit : spottedbylocals.com
Travel Dudes collaboration:
About Travel Dudes: I’m sure you’ve had similar experiences I had whilst traveling. You’re in a certain place and a fellow traveler, or a local, tip you off on a little-known beach, bar or accommodation. Great travel tips from other travelers or locals always add something special to our travels. That was the inspiration for Travel Dudes. Travel Dudes is a private initiative & doesn’t have a big budget like other commercial sites. What Travel Dudes provides, are valuable tips, inspiration and advice from travelers based on their first-hand experience.
Visit : traveldudes.com
Travel websites collaboration:
Aperis Well-Being and Alternative Travel Guidance is the new tour operator and alternative travel guidance company specialized in the Peloponnese region. Created by a team of motivated and experienced people involved in tourism for over 20 years. Based in Corinth, Peloponnese, Aperis has a different point of view, offering an alternative but also a complete travel experience.
Visit : aperis.com
AXIS is a newly found travel company in Jordan established in late 2020. With a combined experience of 50+ years amongst the founding members. The idea is a destination management organisation with a strong cultural impact, with a creative approach to promoting the beauty of the Middle East and its people through scheduled tours and events while delivering a high level of quality and attention to detail.
Visit : axisdmc.com
Bespoke England Tours was founded by professional London guide David Garcia who wanted to provide high-quality and good value for money tours and experiences in London and England for discerning travellers. Their tours are designed for the refined traveller who enjoys private tours, at their own pace, staying away from crowds, travelling in comfort and style with the full attention of knowledgeable guides and chauffeurs. Bespoke England Tours specialises in day trips in London and around southern England: Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Stonehenge, Kent Wine Tours, Cotswolds English Whisky and Gin Distillery Tours, Harry Potter film locations, Bath, the Cotswolds and many more.
Visit : bespokeenglandtours.com
Budapest Locals are a couple of local girls with local sentiments and a love for their city, who have decided to do bespoke tours of Budapest that they adore and the culture that they come from. With them it’s all-inclusive. For the base price, they will show you all the major tourist cost-intensive highlights as well as a sense of life as a local. They will share with you some of the hidden corners, local hotspots, and unusual sights that make daily life in Budapest not only tolerable but phenomenal. Also, during the tours, they provide all the maps, metro tickets, food, drinks and entry fees. And to top it all off, they would treat everybody on their tours with snacks and samples, freshly brewed coffee, or a nice dessert. In the end, they would like to enrich you with an authentic recipe of goulash or chicken paprikas. The only drawback to their tours is that afterwards you might never want to leave.
Visit : budapestlocals.com
Cab Tours Belfast is the only Black Taxi Cab Tour company in the city of Belfast that’s owned jointly by both a Protestant and a Catholic. This puts them in a highly unique position for giving all their customers a fair and unbiased tour, during which you will hear both sides of the stories and events that they call ‘The Troubles’. Their most popular tour is the Belfast Murals Tour. This is a political tour of West Belfast’s Shankill Road and Falls Road. The tour begins in the back of the Black Taxi Cab, and your guide will give you background information about ‘The Troubles’.
Visit : cabtoursbelfast.com
Mie is running Copenhagen by Mie & Friends with her husband, Lars, and a few friends. They quickly found out they had a knack for making friends and family fall in love with Copenhagen over the experiences they created for them. Ever since then they have been doing show and tell on their authentic, original and fun Danish adventures and they have done well since their guests have raved about them in over 1500 great reviews. They believe travel can be a force of good for Copenhagen and the whole world. They want you to get to know Copenhagen one tour at a time, so you get that behind-the-curtain experience of the place they call home.
Visit : copenhagenbymie.com
Create My Adventure is a private travel planning agency that offers clients unique, tailored experiences for those looking to take their vacations to the next level! They specialise in locations and experiences that you won’t find anywhere else. Everything from charting private jets and cruises to booking private guided tours, and even reserving entire islands. Their goal is to turn your trips into once-in-a-lifetime experiences!
Visit : createmyadventure.com
The former house of Ypsilantis, Dias Boutique Hotel enjoys a central location in the beautiful and historic Nafplio, a favourite destination for all Greeks and tourists from around the world, with views over Palamidi Castle and Akronafplia. Its elegant guest rooms have hydromassage jets and 26’’ satellite TVs. The classic rooms at Dias feature large beds with silken sheets and allergy-free mattresses. The bathrooms have deluxe toiletries and soft towels, as well as a shower with hydromassage jets. A tasty breakfast, including homemade jams and traditional pies, is served each morning at the hotel’s breakfast room.
Visit : dias-hotel.com
Explore Belgrade! offers private tours and transfers in Belgrade and Serbia with highly skilled and experienced guides and tourist-grade vehicles. They specialise in private and small-group tours since 2010. Their team consists of licensed top-class guides and heritage interpreters, considered the best professionals on the market. Their audiences include individuals and couples, small and closed groups, business travellers, officials and VIPs. All their services are fully private and delivered in a personalised way. They know that travel is all about the emotions and experiences that you will take home as your personal treasure. Explore Serbia with them at your own pace, style, and creativity. Should you wish to adapt your itinerary, they would be happy to help!
Visit : explore-belgrade.com
Gastronomy Cyprus Tours & Events, is the first awarded licensed travel agency, based in Limassol, Cyprus, introducing specialised gastronomic tours, as well as themed tours of special interest. The multi-cultural side of Cyprus cuisine, influenced by the choices and cultures of different civilizations, is an amalgam of flavours from the East and Europe, based on the Mediterranean diet, which gains greater prestige and appreciation worldwide. With absolute respect to the philosophy of alternative tourism, a subcategory of cultural tourism, they aim to encourage interaction with the local environment, people and communities. Their role as servants of this sub-category of Cultural tourism, is to tell the story… To discover a point of commonality through the story of every traditional recipe. The story which curries the customs, the habits, the joys and sorrows, the fairy tales and the legends. This unique point of commonality will provoke, inspire, incite the mass change in cultural conversation, and contribute to the encouragement of personal and spiritual growth in journeys of intercultural exchange.
Visit : gastronomycyprus.com
Slovenia is a beautiful country full of hidden culinary spots, surrounded by gorgeous nature. GourmeTravel is a culinary tour operator, organising special individual gourmet tours/trips throughout Slovenia. They love their job and it would be their pleasure to create the perfect holiday for you. Their offer includes wine tastings, bio salami tasting accompanied with natural wines, a picnic in the park, cheese tasting, fine dining…
Visit : gourmetravel.eu
Hidden Paris are Flora and Delphine, two passionate and professional Parisian guides. The love of their city brought them together, and they are eager to share it with you, especially the secret places that Parisians keep to themselves. They offer private tours and group tours. Also, they organise photo workshops that help you improve your photography skills while you are in the city of light and capture the best memories with a professional photographer! So let’s hit the road with them and enjoy Paris behind the scenes!
Visit : hidden-paris.com
Identità Terra is an incoming agency based in Perugia. It is born as a reality from the union of the experiences and skills in the tourist, organisational, cultural, social and technical fields of its founding members. They intend to have a company structure operating in the tourism sector that can create solid networks in all related sectors. They are working on packages that narrate the Etruscan roots, good food and the territory that lends itself well to slow tourism aimed at all those who love sports and nature walks. They offer live experiential tours among the most beautiful and authentic villages of the Etruscan and medieval cities of Umbria and they give life to historical characters who have formed our thoughts and the suggestions of a common feeling.
Visit : identitaterra.com
INDULGE offers curated food tours as well as exclusive culinary experiences in and around Zurich. It is their aim to celebrate the rich culinary history of Switzerland while bringing people together over delicious foods and drinks. Thanks to their relationships built over the years with some of Switzerland’s best chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, artisan producers, vintners and brewers, INDULGE offers culinary experiences that are one-of-a-kind. Their team consists of local chefs, sommeliers, restaurant managers, hospitality experts as well as food entrepreneurs that do their best every day to showcase everything the amazing Swiss food scene has to offer. INDULGE offers bespoke tastings and classes, foodie tours, cooking experiences and organises corporate events
Visit : indulge-food.ch
Kimon Hotel Athens is located on the edge of the Acropolis, in the picturesque neighbourhood of Plaka – the oldest and the most historical district of Athens. Only a few metres from the Parthenon, the new Acropolis Museum and Syntagma Square, with direct access to all public transport services. Kimon Athens Hotel might be the place that “every traveller returns to” for relaxation. Cosy atmosphere, personalised care and attention to detail compose the special character of the hotel, designed for your comfortable and relaxing stay. Choose among the 14 diversely decorated rooms and find the one that fits your needs. At the end of an active day, you can always relax with a cool drink in the roof garden that boasts mesmerising views of the Acropolis.
Visit : kimonhotelathens.com
Krakow Tour Guide Seweryn Osowski is a licensed guide in Krakow, an official member of the Federation of Tourist Guide Associations in Krakow, and also a licenced guide in Oskar Schindler’s Factory. He is a history teacher and PhD student in the Faculty of History and Cultural Heritage at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow. For many years, he has been fascinated by history, especially the history of Christianity and Israel. He is a Polish native and is well travelled. He has spent extensive time in the countries of both Sweden and Israel, but is glad to call Poland his home. He has personally guided over three thousand people in Krakow. Each person is very precious to him, and he considers it a privilege that he could meet you during his guided tours in Krakow.
Visit : krakowtourguide.pl
Victor and Clara are official guides of Andalusia and founders of Macarena Tours. They decided to settle down in Seville and they would love to walk with you and tell you about its fascinating history from their personal perspective. So choose one of the guided tourist services they offer in Seville and join a pleasant and enriching experience. They also want you to get a unique memory, either by getting a handmade souvenir or by participating in one of their special tours. Because they know that if you remember them with affection, you will also keep a part of your visit to Seville with affection.
Visit : macarenatours.com
Meet Bosnia travel team is a group of young but educated and enthusiastic individuals. Their local Bosnian guides share love and knowledge of their country with the world in the best possible way. They offer a range of standardised tours and excursions, designed specifically to satisfy all wishes and special interests of their guests. Their mission is to show the world all the hidden gems of Bosnia and Herzegovina, be it natural, historical, gastronomic, or religious. Besides their beautiful capital, Sarajevo, where they do most of the tours, and other beautiful regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, they offer great customized packages in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and Italy. Their tours are available in many languages, such as English, Spanish, French, German, Turkish, Arabic and others.
Visit : meetbosnia.com
Monte Mare Travel is a travel agency and tour operator based in Podgorica and focused on tourism in Montenegro. They offer a wide range of services by a specialised and licensed team of people who have long-time experience. Monte Mare Travel organises various group and individual arrangements and many other reliable and convenient tourist services, such as daily tours, activities (hiking, cycling, canyoning, rafting, ATV, horse riding, jeep safari), wine tours, religious tours, transfers, rentals and tour packages. Their team consists of highly experienced, well-educated and friendly staff, who will be available to you at any time for information, suggestions and questions.
Visit : montemaretravel.com
At Original Berlin Tours, they believe you deserve the opportunity to have the best experience in Berlin and they would like to extend a warm welcome to you. With a full range of tours including their free walking tours of Berlin, day trips from Berlin and their Berlin nightlife tours, travellers and holidaymakers of all ages can discover the wonders of the city by day or night with their fun guides.
Visit : originalberlintours.com
Prague By Vespa is Prague’s 1 only Vespa Rental provider – locally owned and operated. They aim to give you world-class service and experience on their polished and high-end Vespa Fleet. Prague is a special place and they believe that seeing most of Prague will heighten your experience and leave memories that will bring you back over and over again to this magical city.
They also are the proud owners of Prague by E-Bike and Prague By-Bike which is the first locally owned tour company committed to providing educational, cultural, and historical tours of Prague. For years, their tours have been guided by Prague’s own young, enthusiastic, licensed guides, who will show you parts of the city you would never visit during a typical Prague city tour. Their Guides are from Prague and educated in Czech History and politics. Tours are suitable for all ages as their E-Bikes/Bikes do most of the work, leaving you to enjoy your trip.
Prague City Adventures is a 100% Czech-owned tour company that acts as your local friend in the golden city of Prague. It is a team of professional and experienced guides with deep knowledge of the history and culture of Prague and with a growing passion for sharing its beauty and style with visitors from all over the world. But above all, it is a group of great friends of vastly different backgrounds, who share the desire to act as ambassadors of a city they love and have chosen as a home. Prague City Adventures bring unforgettable walking and virtual tours of Prague with a focus on authenticity, local culture and great stories. Follow in their footsteps over the cobblestone streets of Prague and explore the city with all of your senses. Admire all the must-sees as well as the hidden gems you would never find on your own. Be part of this captivating metropolis with rich history and incredible architecture, try delicious Czech cuisine or the world-famous Czech beer, and get the real local experience. Avoid big groups and tourist traps, your tour with Prague City Adventures will feel like a day out with friends!
Visit : praguecityadventures.com
Private Tours Liguria offers guided tours for individuals, couples, families and group travellers in Genoa and Liguria with local private guides. Treat yourself to something special, whether you are on vacation, with friends, family, or for business and ask for a tour designed for you. Choose whether you want to walk, drive, hike or ride a bike. Liguria can be an unforgettable experience. City, sea and nature, the wonderful food and the tangible history are the stones of a tailor-made tour, focused on your requests and desires. As tourist and hiking guides living in Genoa and Liguria, they want to show you exactly what interests you. As educated historians and, of course, Italians can give you a true picture of Liguria’s fascinating past and present – in or out of the beaten tourist path!
Visit : amazingliguria.com
RatePunk is a revolutionary tool created for saving time and money. They believe the travel industry needs to step out of its comfort zone. That’s what RatePunk team is all about. And using their tool, you get access to modern travel. RatePunk extension scans all the biggest booking sites (Booking.com / Expedia / Priceline / Agoda / Hotels.com & others) and compares the prices for the same hotel live in less than a second. RatePunk is free of charge and wasn’t designed to be hard-to-use. Its simplicity, modernity, and speed – that’s what makes it perfect.
Visit : ratepunk.com
Recipes from my travels (Rfmt) is based in Birmingham, England, and has quickly grown from just a food and travel blog to a prominent name in the hospitality and tourism industry worldwide in the space of just over three years. They have over ten thousand followers and reach millions of people worldwide. They promote businesses in the hospitality and tourism industries around the world through their multiple social media platforms, including their new website, which along with their own “business directory” also includes a forum, blog, and other hospitality-related features for you all to enjoy.
Paul James, the owner of Rfmt, is a published author, food & travel writer and columnist and now he’s been asked to present his own radio show on Greek News & Radio in Florida, USA.
Savoy, a downtown hotel in Piraeus, is privileged by its location at the centre of the shipping business and within walking distance of the main port, the yacht harbour “Pasalimani” and the marina “Zeas”, which connects central Greece with the closer islands. Established for offering high-standard services for over forty years to visitors to Piraeus, either for travel or for business. Ever improving services in an elegant environment is the result of their recent planned renovation. Rooms equipped with all modern facilities, experienced and polite personnel, and an exceptional new menu by their chef can guarantee you a relaxed and pleasant stay.
Visit : savoyhotel.gr
Sharing Holidays is In/Outbound Tour Operator and Destination Management (DMC) in Malta. Their primary objective is to help their clients to get around at the highest levels of safety and comfort, enjoy the beauty of Malta, see the attractions, and practise their hobbies. They help them to capture those pleasant and memorable moments they spend on the island from arrival to departure. They are able to prepare an itinerary with all the required services and the most reasonable prices. All services are delivered to their clients in a professional and presentable manner so that all their clients are satisfied with their services.
Visit : sharingholidays.com
SmileLine provides guided tours in Riga and Latvia in 14 different languages. Be it walking, bus, bicycle or kayak tours, they have them all! SmileLine agency’s certified professional guides have different educational backgrounds – philologists, physicists, chemists, librarians, historians – supported by life experience, very good knowledge of foreign languages and history. They will also give you advice on things to do in Riga while you are here. Their main aim is to make the visitors of their city so happy and informed that they will remember this experience and keep good memories of Latvia forever!
They offer regular daily tours in 3 languages – DE, EN, RU at 10.30 am and 1 pm. Their office is located inside the House of the Blackheads and they work from 10.00 o`clock 365 days a year.
Visit : smileline.lv
Tales of Reval is a guided performance in medieval Tallinn. Your journey through time is brought alive by costumed performers intimately familiar with the legends of the town. The history of Tallinn is shared in one single binding story, carefully crafted to be as entertaining as it is informative. Our journey through the highlights of Tallinn takes the form of an interactive spectacle, where you will be transported back to the era of the Hansa merchants.
The route has been selected with all ages in mind, making for an easy and comfortable trip at a steady pace through the medieval streets
Visit : talesofreval.ee
Taste Bratislava creates unique cultural and culinary experiences for you to enjoy. With them, you’ll get culturally rich and off-the-beaten-path experiences that will introduce you to Bratislava through the taste of its delicious traditional meals, local wine, typical beer and interesting stories from Bratislava’s rich history. They also arrange customized tours which are a great option for corporate events and incentive travel. Taste Bratislava tours are top-rated on TripAdvisor and have welcomed over 10.000 clients from all over the world since 2014. Experience a unique opportunity to have a taste of local life by connecting with the city’s personality, cuisine and culture in an unforgettable way. You can relax. They’ll lead the way. They happily deliver organised, punctual, customer-focused tours.
Visit : taste-bratislava.com
Taste Porto is Porto’s longest-running food tour company and leader in showcasing the rich history and culture of the city. Their food and wine walking tours feel less like tours and more like taking a walk with a local friend who wants to share the history, architecture, culture, and cuisine of their beloved city. So that you can taste the real Porto! Over the past 9 years, they came out as the top pick for Porto Food Tours on Lonely Planet, The Guardian, and Parts Unknown by Anthony Bourdain. Do you want to taste the real Porto while making a positive impact on the community? Book now one of their unique tours!!!
Visit : tasteporto.com
That Dam Guide began providing small group tours in December of 2013, inspired to provide a more personalised tour service. Amsterdam has an abundance of charm and beauty, and they show you the city’s character in a conversational way, matching it to your personal interests. Their tours include: the Amsterdam Walking Tour, the Amsterdam Windmill Tour, the Amsterdam Red Light District Tour, and the Keukenhof Tulip Tour. They also offer Private Amsterdam Virtual Tours, which are broadcast live using Zoom and show you around, telling stories along the way.
Visit : thatdamguide.com
Behind the name Tourist Guide Croatia is Lea, a licensed tourist guide in Croatia for Šibenik, Split and Dubrovnik areas. She adores her job and cannot wait to share with you all the beauties that Croatia has to offer! She enjoys introducing her country to guests from a typically local point of view and beyond well-known tourist paths. Contact her if you would like to have an authentic local experience in Croatia with a passionate guide.
Visit : touristguidecroatia.com
Tour Real is a unique leading new establishment travel company based in Tirana, Albania. They provide luxury travel services, the best range of property accommodation in Albania, offering superb hospitality and assistance throughout the stay. Their agency tends to make this country one of the most visited and filled with love from all people around the world. They will be coming soon to every city of Montenegro and Kosovo, creating opportunities for high-class clients to explore the beauties and traditions of the Balkans.
Visit : linkedin.com/in/tour-real
Viaggi Organizzati in Marocco is a travel services company in Morocco. They offer amazing tours in Morocco for couples, groups of friends, family members or company meetings. Always professionally organised and expertly carried out with the collaboration of tourist transport agencies and qualified tour guides. Choose from the proposed tour projects, or send them your own project, and they can “design” your tour together. Their main objective is to make your wishes come true and advise you on the best way to enjoy a wonderful adventure in Morocco.
Visit : viaggiorganizzatiinmarocco.com
Villa Vetrichina was born as a country farm in 1700 in the enchantment of Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana. The proximity of the thermal waters and the village of San Casciano dei Bagni make staying in this corner of Tuscany a unique experience of its kind, a place where you can find tranquillity. Recently, the subject of a careful renovation, with the use of natural materials from the territory. After a day at the spa or wandering around the beauties of these places in the evening, our restaurant becomes the right place to relax. Chef Francesco agrees on the menu with the guests by guiding them to tastings of local specialities in a welcoming and informal atmosphere in the warmth of the fireplace. Together with Chef Francesco, we organize cooking lessons in the name of the most authentic culinary traditions.
Visit : villavetrichina.it
Wolfy’s Adventures in Vienna is a traveler’s gateway to the off the beaten path, picturesque, exciting side of Austria’s capital. Wolfy has channeled his 40+ years experience working in the hotel, restaurant and travel industry across the globe into this amazingly unique project. He surrounded himself with a minded, passionate team, on a mission to deliver one of a kind experiences that appeal to all the senses. Wolfy’s Adventures offers both private as well as group tours in Vienna, combining history, entertainment and gastronomy.
Visit : wolfysadventures.com
Yummy Istanbul has been offering food tours in Istanbul since 2013 and is a member of TURSAB. They are culinary enthusiasts, cultural experts, professional tour guides who are extremely proud to share their Istanbul and Turkey knowledge with you. They are a small family business – two founders who hand-picked every experience of their tours to create your unforgettable Istanbul memory. They offer you so much more than just a delicious food tour, they offer you a glimpse into Istanbul.
Visit : yummyistanbul.com
Collaborators all over the world:
Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris (Tanzania) : Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris are the best Tanzania safari tour operators. With them, you could enjoy a world-class vacation in Tanzania. They offer custom safari tours to fit all budgets. They are a reliable and locally owned tour operator & travel agent company in Arusha-Tanzania and they are a member of the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators-TATO
Lho Asia Discovery Tours and Travel (Bhutan) : Lho Asia is registered with the Tourism Council of Bhutan licensed by the Royal Government of Bhutan based in Thimphu. They are always here to help and provide satisfied a tour package to our valued guests. Their service includes culture tour, trekking, festival and any other tours that required the guest. The experience of travelling with them will help you discover the beauty of the “land of the Thunder Dragon”.
The Gypsy Chiring (India) : A travel Blogger based in Assam, India, The Gypsy Chiring is Joydeep Phukan. The website is a fusion of stories on travel, adventure, hiking, trekking, mountaineering, cultures and nature, thoughts, poetry, and life as a whole. It is also a platform for enthusiast writers and travel bloggers to get their work published, thereby developing together through collaborations.
Travel India Travel Safe (India) : Make your complete travel plan, from your arrival airport to departure airport for your relaxed, safest, and most economical stay anywhere in the world. Also advise all possible benefits and warnings about a particular place of travel to clients.
Tripode de Viaje (Spain) : An Extremadura couple living in Madrid, who in their blog report in a very complete way from their personal experience about the destinations they have visited. They like to travel freely and share the tips they have learned during their trips. They also advise on how to get good photos, their other great passion.