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    (0 - 12 years old)

    Free cancellation until 24 hours before your experience
    TripAdvisor traveler`s choice 2022

    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.

    for every type of traveler

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    Experiences for every type of travelers City Unscripted

    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!

    I cannot say enough great things about this tour!! David was an absolute joy to be with! I feel like we met a family friend to take us around. We hope to spend another tour with David! Do not hesitate to take this tour it is amazing!!

    Jul 2023


    This was an amazing tour that was personalized to my interest. I chose the perfect half day in Dubai tour. City Unscripted held true when they matched me with the perfect tour guide. This was a private tour and Charlie Miiro my guide had great suggestions and took me to places that I hadn’t thought about.

    Jun 2023


    Our Kyoto guide, Ryuki from City Unscripted, was superb! A true 10 out of 10! His knowledge of the city and its historical sites was exactly what we hoped for. His great knowledge included off the beaten path experiences (including a hidden bamboo grove and several dynamite restaurants) that added a real personal feel.

    Aug 2023


    Latest reviews from our guests

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      This tour was amazing and so customizable! Michael was so accommodating to us, taking some breaks when needed and even letting us go in and out of different stores to shop around. We saw amazing shrines/temples and many of the cities hot spots. Michael even gave us great recommendations for the night life and dinner to end our evening.

      September 2023


      Aaron R

      The day with Megumi was really awesome , we had have a lot of fun . She is working very professional. Highly recommended!

      September 2023


      Cathrin S

      She planned our day with activities including using trains and boats. She found us a lunch place with great food and harbor views

      September 2023


      Howard F

      Mat was amazing. He is a terrific storyteller and so personable. My son was a college history major and said May knew his stuff! (Which is a high compliment). He is very passionate about the city and was able to share so much about the beautiful city of Munich! I would highly recommend that you schedule this tour on your first day and become familiar with the city so that you can hit the ground running! Thank you, Mat, for an amazing tour!

      September 2023


      Spenser C

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    City Unscripted founders Nick, Yunna, Anna, and Joakim hero image
    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.