We're taking a moment today to congratulate seven of our long-time partners and busiest guides. Each of these seven guides has now taken over 500 groups of ToursByLocals travellers on tour! (Several of them have even passed the 600 mark!) We think this milestone is something these hard-working guides should be proud of, not to mention the hundreds of 5-star reviews each of them has earned along the way.
If you haven't already met them, let us introduce you to:
Sunil in Dubai
Sunil has led an incredible 643 tours since he started with ToursByLocals in August 2010. From city tours of Dubai and Abu Dhabi to safari dinners and dancing in the desert, Sunil shows why the UAE is like nowhere else on earth.
Genevieve in Paris
Genevieve works in ToursByLocals’ most popular destination: Paris. Whether you’re on a girls’ getaway, a family vacation or travelling as a couple in search of Parisian romance, Genevieve can strike the right note with her private tours of the City of Light.
Chizuko in Kyoto
Chizuko lives in the cultural capital of Japan: Kyoto. The success of her tours stems from the way she integrates cultural lessons into classic sightseeing. Her travellers come away with hands-on knowledge of the art of Japanese cooking, a traditional tea ceremony and origami.
Eugénie in Paris
“Eugenie was an absolute delight -- pleasant, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and accommodating. What more could you ask for?” This sums up this Parisian guide to a tee; check out her Versailles and Louvre tours, which are especially popular among ToursByLocals travellers.
Jiri in Prague
This busy Czech guide is a font of knowledge, especially when it comes to the history of Prague. Interested in architecture? Jewish heritage? WWII history? Medieval castles? Jiri's amazing insights never disappoint.
Dino in Rome
Dino’s PhD in Roman History gives him serious expert credentials. But this is no dry lecturer: alongside his wealth of knowledge, it’s Dino’s sense of humour and engaging personality that stand out to travellers.
Tomislav in Dubrovnik
Tomislav’s “Game of Thrones” tour was officially the most popular tour on the ToursByLocals site in 2014 AND 2015. We wouldn’t be surprised if it’s #1 again this year! But don’t worry – as a licensed Dubrovnik guide, Tom’s expertise extends far beyond the HBO series! Dubrovnik comes alive in his tours of this fabulous port town.
We need to end with an important note: while today we're celebrating these seven unique partners, we're proud of every one of our 1628 guides. We have incredible people working everywhere from Madagascar to Uruguay, Romania to Myanmar. Not every destination gets as many travellers as cities like Paris and Rome, but the guides who work there are also extremely special, hard-working and interesting people; we look forward to sending more adventurous travellers their way.