City Unscripted - Explore the city with people who love it

Explore the city with people who love it

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    Your private & personalized experience with a local host

    What is a City Unscripted experience?

    Exploring a city as you would if you were visiting a friend; someone who knows and loves their city, and knows you.


    • Our hosts don’t read from a long script; they follow their own
    • A private experience that’s been personalized just for you
    • You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted, so you can change it at any moment


    • From food lovers to filmmakers to full-time moms, our hosts are as unique as your experience is going to be
    • Our hosts don’t just live in their city, they love it. And they can’t wait to share it with you


    • No two City Unscripted experiences are the same
    • Matching you with the right local host means they can share with you places they know you’ll love, but you wouldn’t find in a guidebook

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    Food experiences

    Ultimate Bologna Food Experience

    Food & Drink Ultimate Bologna Food Experience

    Bologna | 3 hours

    A medieval market, zingy aperitivo and the best gelato you’ve ever had.

    from €68.33 EUR per person
    • (16 reviews)
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    Tastes of Le Marais: Food Experience

    Food & Drink Tastes of Le Marais: Food Experience

    Paris | 3 hours

    An artistic enclave, fromage, bistro tables spilling onto the pavement and pâtisserie.

    from €77.67 EUR per person
    • (12 reviews)
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    Eat Like a Local in Osaka: Street Food Experience

    Food & Drink Eat Like a Local in Osaka: Street Food Experience

    Osaka | 3 hours

    Oden, okonomiyaki, kushikatsu, takoyaki, tonpeiyaki and some other treats you've never heard of.

    from $85.83 USD per person
    • (13 reviews)
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    New experiences

    Must See Kobe with a Local

    City Highlights Must See Kobe with a Local

    Kobe | 8 hours

    Mount Rokko, glass bottomed bridges and strolls along the Maiko Marine Promenade.

    from $60.00 USD per person
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    Escape the Airport: See Istanbul on Your Layover

    Layover Escape the Airport: See Istanbul on Your Layover

    Istanbul | 5 hours

    The Grand Bazaar, meze platters, and some serious haggling.

    from €45.00 EUR per person
    Escape the Airport: See Istanbul on Your Layover
    Ultimate Barcelona Tapas Experience

    Food & Drink Ultimate Barcelona Tapas Experience

    Barcelona | 3 hours

    Pimientos de Padron, sangria and chorizo topped montaditos.

    from €68.33 EUR per person
    Ultimate Barcelona Tapas Experience
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    What our guests say

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

    Dan M, October 2018

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

    Steven P, April 2019

    “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.”

    Jordan S, July 2019
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    Meet some of our hosts


    Paris, France Alexandra

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    Tokyo, Japan Mutz

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    Bologna, Italy Gabriele

    A Bolognese dreamer with his feet on the ground

    • (23 reviews)
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    How it works

    • Tell us your preferences and book

      See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

    • Just right for you

      We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

    • The fun bit

      Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

    About City Unscripted

    City Unscripted is a personalized travel service that connects you with hosts who live in a city. We pride ourselves on our highly personalized nature and we make sure that travelers are matched with a host with similar needs. We do this by getting to know all of our hosts personally and understanding them fully – not just what they do and what they know but what they are like as people.

    After launching in London in April 2016 City Unscripted now operates in major cities across Europe, Asia, and the Americas! From Berlin to Bangkok, from Stockholm to San Francisco we have let thousands of people explore a city with the people who really love it. We wanted to help people feel more relaxed in the city they are in, get to see a city in a very real way and importantly a way that’s right for them. That’s why we are unscripted – these are not tours with uniforms and clipboards but authentic experiences where you can get to know each other, ask questions and change the itinerary as and when you need to.

    You can begin your City Unscripted journey by requesting a host from their profiles and requesting their availability or selecting an experience in a particular city and letting the City Unscripted team select the right host for you.

    Our hosts are often people with full-time jobs, working with City Unscripted part-time to meet new people, explore new places and share their passion for their city.

    Our experiences range greatly depending on what you want from your city and can involve many different secrets that only someone local to the city would know – the best restaurant for authentic food, a slice of hidden history or even take in the famous landmarks if you like.

    The City Unscripted Service is completely trustworthy, safe and secure as each host is individually vetted, verified, and trained by the City Unscripted team.

    Booking starts from as little as $27.50 per person for a 2-hour experience, so there’s something to suit every budget.

    We have been featured in TimeOut, The Guardian, The Times amongst other publications internationally.

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