Zoom
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!

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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.

$79.41 per person

4 hours

Ultimate Greenwich Village food experience
Food & Drink

Ultimate Greenwich Village food experience

Sicilian arancini, Italian-American culture, boho history, cannolis and choc’ chip cookies.

$115.09 per person

3 hours

Full day in New York with a local
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Full day in New York with a local

Manhattan brownstones, Time Square and a slice (of pizza, and life) in Brooklyn

$104.16 per person

8 hours

Around the world in Harlem - food experience
Food & Drink

Around the world in Harlem - food experience

Soul food joints, empanadas, mofongo and Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market.

$115.72 per person

3 hours

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Trip planning video call

Zoom with a local in New York

Video chat or email with a local to plan your perfect trip or get answers to all your questions

$25.00 for 30 min

30-90 minutes

Lower Manhattan: discover Chinatown, SoHo & Little Italy
Off the tourist trail

Lower Manhattan: discover Chinatown, SoHo & Little Italy

Charming Cafe’s, Chinatown Street Mazes and New York’s First Pizzeria

$96.28 per person

4 hours

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Experiences
for all types
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Latest reviews from our guests

    Dean was a WONDERFUL guide for our family of 3 visiting the City. Was very attentive from the beginning of our day together to get a sense of our interests, outlining a possible itinerary based on our needs and was outstanding in giving a fabulous blend of history, personal experiences and even obscure information about famous sites. He was a perfect blend of easy going nature, offering interesting information and had a wide range of knowledge. Would HIGHLY recommend!

    May 2022

    Noreen S

    Mei was a truly amazing guide, she tailored the trip to our needs and age group, she took us through public transportation and taught us how to use the subway, it was wonderful and interesting we experienced NY like locals do. She is friendly, easy to talk to and she makes sure your trip is memorable. Thank you Mei for everything. (bonus she takes amazing pictures)

    December 2021

    Rosa L

    Maurita gave us a wonderful tour with the perfect combination of food and local history. Highly recommend!

    November 2021

    Gordon D

    Awesome tour. Mei our host was very good and an excellent company She walked us around Brooklyn and we took the ferry too!!! Wonderful experience

    October 2021

    Noemi P

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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!