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100% private & personalized tours and experiences

Friendly, knowledgeable & individually selected locals

From first time visits to off the beaten path experiences

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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.

Discover the city just like you would if you were visiting a friend who lives there

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How it works
  • 1

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.

  • 2

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect tour and experience together

  • 3

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

What our guests say

“We felt like we were spending time with a friend who wanted us to experience the best of her hometown.”

“Possibly the best single day tour my wife and I have ever had and we have traveled a lot.”

“The wonder of this tour is you can change paths at any moment. It was exactly what I wanted, even when I didn’t know I wanted it.”

“We saw as much as was possible as the tour was built around the attractions that were important to us. Would highly recommend.”

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City Unscripted - the ultimate private tour experience

Our mission is to enrich every city tour and experience by seamlessly connecting independent travelers with the most extraordinary, knowledgeable and passionate local guides imaginable.

And unlike other providers, City Unscripted individually chooses each local to deliver the most unique and most memorable city experiences in the world.

We believe

  • That there is an independent traveler in all of us.
  • That only passionate, knowledgeable locals can unlock the true magic of a city.
  • That an authentic city experience can only be achieved with a friend who lives there.
  • That passion and personal connection are more powerful than knowledge and presentation.
  • That the curious traveler is the only real traveler.
  • That curiosity is where exploration begins.

Who we are for

  • We exist for independent travelers who crave authentic travel.

Our Values

  • Authenticity: honesty and originality are fundamental to both our choice of local guides and to our team.
  • Spontaneity: experiences are about every moment and they should not be limited by a pre-determined script.
  • Curiosity: travel is about exploring the wonderful differences in people and places around the world.
  • Connection & friendship: we think the best, most memorable experiences always involve passionate, likable people.
  • Individuality: everyone is different, just like every experience should be.

Quite simply we aim to find and seamlessly match the most local guides with like-minded customers to deliver the most unique, personalized and memorable experiences possible.