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Customer Testimonials

“We've used your firm for several years, with tours in a number of international cities. We recently completed a trip that included 13 tours in 5 different countries. WITHOUT EXCEPTION, the tours were excellent and the guides thoroughly helpful, interesting, kind, and professional (and we tend to be picky). What a great record! Congratulations and keep up the good work!”

“We have used ToursByLocals many times over the past 3 years; we now use them exclusively because we know the tour guide will be top notch and provide a high level of service. The guides will custom tailor your excursions so you see what you want, when you want, how you want, at a price you want to pay. We give our highest endorsement to ToursByLocals.”

“To say that our day with our ToursByLocals guide was fabulous would be an understatement. We were truly sorry to say good-bye to our guide who had made us feel that we had shared a bit of his culture and his home. What a way to go!”

“My whole experience with TBL was wonderful from start to finish. Your guides are truly an amazing bunch of people…we saved ourselves a whole lot of groans by avoiding the bus tours that would otherwise have been our option. Having all that choice in one place and not having to research 11 different ports was much better for us. I only wish we had booked more guides!”

Spotlight Destinations

Looking for your next great adventure? We can help. Here is a sampling of our most popular destinations. Experience private tours with authentic local flavour.

From The Blog

On our blog you’ll get a chance to learn a bit more about the people and ideas behind ToursByLocals. More importantly, you’ll get a chance to meet our guides, as they pop in frequently to offer travel tips for their cities and towns. Want to know the Top 5 things to do in Kyoto, according to a local? Or where to eat in Rome? Our guides, the real people in the know, provide you with up-to-the-minute suggestions.