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
Half day

Half day in New York with a local

Times Square, neighbourhood diners and thrift store sifting.

$167.48 per person

4 hours

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

Taste the world in Harlem: a culinary adventure

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

Kickstart your trip to New York
Introduction to the city

Kickstart your trip to New York

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

Discover the flavors of Greenwich Village
Food & Drink

Discover the flavors of Greenwich Village

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

Must see New York with a local
City Highlights

Must see New York with a local

The NYC of your dreams in a day! See the main sites, taste the diverse food scene or go off the tourist trail. It's totally up to you!

$306.08 per person

8 hours

Pizza & beer: a match made in Brooklyn heaven
Food & Drink

Pizza & beer: a match made in Brooklyn heaven

Try Brooklyn's iconic pizzerias and innovative local brews with a local. Savor a variety of beer styles and learn about Brooklyn's brewing heritage

$182.83 per person

3 hours

Experiences for all
types of travelers


for all types
of travelers

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City Unscripted Destinations

Latest reviews from our guests

    We had an amazing tour with Maurita. We started at the auburn Square farmers market and then traveled to historical stops and the best restaurants. All carefully planned and informative. Each stop was awesome and places I would never know to go otherwise. Maurita was friendly, informed and we enjoyed spending the afternoon with her. Highly recommend!!

    February 2023

    Amy R

    We had a great time and Denise showed us around, had a great time! Would recommend!

    December 2022

    Tony L

    Maurita was fantastic! She guided our family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 kids under the age of 12, through local eateries with a touch of history. The history and culture part were interesting enough for the adults and not too boring for the kids. Which is a definite win. The kids thought they were just eating their way through the city, but little did they know they were learning some historical tidbits, Thats a definite win in my book. Highly recommend Maurita. She was a fantastic guide :)

    November 2022

    Carla M

    We spent the evening with Harry, who took us to some of his favourite placed. Lucky us! We had an awesome time and will visit these locations next time we’re in NY.

    November 2022

    Ølver H

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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!