with a local in
New York

Video call with a local to plan your perfect trip or to ask for local tips, essential info and insider secrets!

City Unscripted Zoom with a local
City Unscripted Zoom with a local
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City Unscripted Zoom with a local

Chat to one of our locals via zoom and get answers to all your questions plus personalized recommendations on things to do, places to go, best local eats and logistics to make your trip a breeze.

How does it work?

  • Tell us about you

    After booking, answer our short questionnaire so we can choose the right host for your video call

  • Chat to your host

    Got questions? Ask away, and get insider tips based on your interests, travel style and what you want to see and do

  • Get your customised plan

    Get a summary of your conversation from your host, including a list of their recommendations and helpful links

City Unscripted Zoom with local

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

Top private tours
in New York

Half day in New York with a local
City Unscripted Original

Half day in New York with a local Half day

Times Square, neighbourhood diners and thrift store sifting.

$167.48 per person

4 hours

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Taste the world in Harlem: a culinary adventure
City Unscripted Original

Taste the world in Harlem: a culinary adventure Food & Drink

Savor the rich cultural heritage of Harlem! Your tastebuds will travel the world as you sample Soul Food, Caribbean, African & Latin American cuisines

$182.83 per person

3 hours

  • (11)

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
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Barcelona Half-Day Experience: Landmarks, Delights & Paella! City Highlights

Embark on our Barcelona Half-Day Tour to uncover iconic landmarks alongside our personal favorites.

$165.46 per person

3 hours

Kickstart your trip to New York
City Unscripted Original

Kickstart your trip to New York Introduction to the city

The perfect 3-hour experience for your first day in NYC. Get oriented and gain tips from your host to make the most of the rest of your visit.

$132.83 per person

3 hours

  • (22)

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
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London Afternoon Tea & Iconic Landmarks Experience Cultural

Discover London's history and enjoy afternoon tea on this immersive experience combining traditional elegance and iconic attractions

$352.95 per person

4 hours

Discover the flavors of Greenwich Village
City Unscripted Original

Discover the flavors of Greenwich Village Food & Drink

Indulge in the flavors of Greenwich Village, from warm choc' chip cookies to cannolis to Italian-inspired bites and giant pastrami sandwiches

$180.33 per person

3 hours

  • (19)

Experiences for all
types of travelers


for all types
of travelers

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Seattle Food Tours

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San Francisco Food Tours

Tourist enjoying the beautiful view of Golden Gate Bridge at sunset in San Francisco

San Francisco Night Tours

Tourists trying local food on a food tour of Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village Food Tours

Local New Yorker showing tourists through the streets of New York at night

New York City Night Tours

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Top Things To Do In New York

Tourists exploring the best of New York City on a private tour with a local guide

Best Private Tours In New York City

Private Tour Guides In New York City

Private Tour Guides In New York City

Walking Tours In New York City

Walking Tours In New York City

New York City layover tours

New York City Layover Tours

City Unscripted Destinations

Latest reviews from our guests

    We had a full day of guiding with Mei in NYC. Been to Manhattan a lot and we wanted to see a different side of New York. She met us in Harlem and from there took us in her car to Fort Tyron then to Williamsburg. All in all very good.

    May 2024

    Christoffer F

    George has lived in New York for a very long time. He knew everything there was to know about New York. And took us to places we would’ve never known about. He was personable. He was friendly and made us all feel really welcomed and as if we had known him forever.

    May 2024

    Terri N

    We had a great walking tour with Maurita on the afternoon of the day we arrived. It was a great way to familiarise ourselves with the city and have the opportunity to ask a local for any tips or advice we needed. Maurita contacted us before the tour and asked if we had any specific requests or interests and was flexible on the day. Would highly recommend it.

    May 2024

    Sarah B

    Olga was just absolutely delightful. She was so careful and thoughtful in planning my 3 hour walking tour and really took me to interesting places I never would've found on my own. I fell in love with New York through my tour and had the best time. Highly recommended!

    May 2024

    Shyanne B

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Travel planning consultation

Got questions about the city you’re visiting? Our local hosts have all the answers. City Unscripted will set your trip up for success with travel planning tips from our knowledgeable local insiders – the only travel consultants you’ll ever need.

With our simple travel planning service, you can chat with a like-minded local before you even board your flight! We’ll set up a video call or email conversation with a guide in the city you’re visiting, so you can get expert online travel advice to make your travel planning a breeze.

Save yourself the hours of researching online travel advice yourself. Whether you have questions about public transport, need advice on where to stay, or you simply want to arrive at your destination fully prepared with insider tips and tricks, our travel planning service will set you up.

What are you waiting for? Book a tour with City Unscripted and let’s get your travel planning started with top-notch online travel advice from the travel consultants who know it all – the locals!