Private tours by knowledgeable locals

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    Why see a city with City Unscripted?

    Private & personalized

    Our experiences are private and tailored to your wishes. No two City Unscripted experiences are the same because no two travelers are either.

    Knowledgeable, friendly hosts

    Knowledgeable hosts

    Our hosts are carefully selected based on their deep knowledge and love for their city, and friendly and hospitable personalities.

    Perfectly matched

    After booking, we’ll ask you a few questions to match you to the perfect host, so you feel like you’re being shown around by a friend.

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    We don’t do deals with restaurants, shops or attractions so you’ll always get unbiased recommendations from our hosts!

    What’s so special about our hosts?

    We handpick only the best hosts through a rigorous selection process, from diverse ages and backgrounds and with unique interests, but all share these exceptional traits


    They possess an in-depth understanding of their city, allowing them to create unique, personalized experiences that take guests beyond the beaten tourist path.


    Our hosts are friendly and outgoing and can swiftly transition the relationship to a friendship rather than an awkward one between strangers

    Organization & commitment

    Our hosts personalize experiences that exceed expectations while remaining flexible and committed to providing guests with an unforgettable experience

    What our guests are saying

    Aw we’re blushing!

    We booked the 2 hour walking guide. We were very flexible with what the guide has planned for us. If you are looking for an experience through Kyoto through the eyes of a local, then this is the tour to book. In 2 hours, our guide managed to squeeze in Kyoto Tower view and explained how to use the subway and bus. So this is a must for first-timers in Kyoto. We walked through the Nishiki market and Shinkyogoku. By far the best tour guide. Thank you Taibi

    Dec 2022


    When we met, my guide offered essentially three different options based upon my answers to the questionnaire. We also discussed my interests and plans while in Berlin. After selecting the second option, my guide further customized the itinerary to prevent overlap with other tours I had planned. All this led to a solid private tour experience. Would definitely recommend.

    Dec 2022


    To say that this tour was great only would be an understatement. The way that I described the experience to Giwon was that it was like finally getting the chance to visit a friend who you’ve been promising to visit. She was extremely accommodating and made the entire experience great for us from start to finish. She took us to all the great spots and added a few hidden gems. We laughed most of the night, and couldn’t help but offer to keep in touch, given how well everything went. Giwon is simply amazing and my recommended guide.

    January 2023

    Jeremiah Jones

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      March 2023


      Adam T

      Izumi gave us a great tour! She took us to amazing places and was super helpful! She was a great company.

      March 2023


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      Christoph D

      Muy bien ! Ir con un guía japones en Japón es otra cosa. Sabe cosas "locales". Mami fue muy atenta desde mucho antes de llegar a Japón preguntando que nos interesaba ver para asi armar mejor el recorrido. El manejo de su ingles es bastante bueno, cosa que no se encuentra de manera frecuente en Japón. Recomiendo mucho a Mami ! Very well! Going with a Japanese guide in Japan is something else. He knows "local" things. Mami was very attentive long before arriving in Japan asking what we were interested in seeing in order to better build the route. The command of his English is quite good, which is not often found in Japan. I highly recommend Mami !

      March 2023


      Martha B

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    Hi! We're Nick, Yunna, Anna, and Joakim – the founders of City Unscripted.

    When we look back on our most memorable travel experiences, they're connected by one common thread: the people. Our friends in the countries we've traveled to have given us a profound understanding of their city's spirit and soul. Seeing a city through a local lens makes it so much more than a destination; it becomes a second home. These intimate connections with people and places around the world are what we want to replicate for you with our diverse network of incredible hosts from all ages and backgrounds. Between them, we'll find your perfect match – consider us your friend in the city.

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    Trip planning via video call
    Plan your perfect trip with help from a knowledgeable local via a zoom call. From things you should know before arrival to advice on the best areas to stay to top things to do, best places to eat, and tips on avoiding tourist traps, you’ll get the insider info to make your trip unforgettable!
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    Over 35,000 guests perfectly matched to their host

    Our post-booking questionnaire gives us essential information about you and what you want from your experience with us. We can then match you with the best-suited host who will personalize the perfect experience for you.