We are locals
- Our guides can capture your intellect and your imagination
- We help you see the big picture – and the small
- Rated as the best tour guides in Europe
- Walks in Europe make cities better
Get off the beaten path, as well as on it
- Immerse into neighbourhoods
- Experience cities in a different way
- Live in the city, don’t be a guest
- Make new friends
Scholarly, experienced, and local tour guides in Europe
Arzu is an ex-tour guide, tourism professional, and entrepreneur living in Istanbul and Tallinn. Her expertise is to create themed walks in urban areas with a network of professional guides. She has an exceptional drive for the creation of new projects and an expert’s eye for working with details.
Arzu prides herself in her rapid response to queries, her organizational skills, and her ability to handle special or extraordinary projects. She is responsible for running and expanding this business in Europe.
Arzu enjoys writing, traveling, storytelling, rock’n roll, and good wine with good company.
Our clients love Chiara! Not only because she has an art history degree but also she is a superb guide in every aspect of her knowledge and a very pleasant person to spend a day with.
She is very well qualified; her presentation, pace, and personal touch are always spot on. She provides a great explanation and backstory of what our clients see in different museums in Florence when they get up close and personal with the art.
Chiara is also the country manager of Italy. She designs our tours with her very detailed way of thinking, organizes our daily run of tour guides, and also makes sure we have the correct tickets for every museum.
Sylva Florence is a freelance writer, editor, and translator with a journalism background. She also has many years of tourism experience in logistics and guiding for ExperiencePlus!, a bicycle tour company in Italy.
When she’s not answering phones and emails, planning tours, and finding creative solutions for Walks in Europe, Sylva can most likely be found on her bike, heading out on foot with a backpack, or setting up her tent somewhere. Sylva also stays busy trying to publish a book she wrote about a solo bike ride across the USA and hosting her bi-weekly podcast, Live From Suckville.
Although she was born and raised on the west coast of the USA, Sylva now calls north-central Italy home.
We are extremely lucky to have the best guides in Florence on our team.
They are very personable and knowledgeable in giving the perspective of the artist in Uffizi and Accademia; and the history in the Duomo Complex.
Their incredible passion for the subjects of our tours is inspiring. They are able to transfer a lot of poignant and important information easily and smoothly at a perfect pace.
You will remember Florence thrilled with your experience.
Ludovica attended the German school of Rome from kindergarten until the diploma. She then moved to Berlin to study French and Russian at Humboldt University. She’s traveled several times to Russia to improve her language skills.
She has two internships in her pocket. One from the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels and two from the German Academy in Rome.
She loves to travel and can organize cultural events, exhibitions.
Having moved to Siena, she studied to become a tour guide and is authorized to guide in Italian, English, German, French, and Spanish.
Her passion for Tuscany’s artistic and cultural heritage passes easily to customers making her a favorite easily.
Roberto is the local boy from Pisa, home to the famous leaning tower! He’s been a guide since he was 20 and speaks several European languages including Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English.
He graduated from Pisa University and he is an actual joy to be with! Our customers love him for his knowledge of the monuments of Miracle Square and the history of Pisa. He is a great communicator and a favorite with his interesting stories that go with the tours in Pisa and Lucca.
Fiorenza was raised in the Chianti countryside near Siena and grew up in a family-run charming B&B. Hospitality, as well as enthusiasm for sharing the beauty of Tuscany, has always been part of her life.
She has a background in cultural anthropology and loves to share the magical intertwining of cultures, traditions, art, food & wine of her incredible part of the world.
Meet Elisa! She is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around. She has a degree from Bologna University with a thesis about public art in Tuscany, and work experience in Milan in journalism and communication. After some years spent abroad in London and Malta, she came back to Florence and is delighted to share her passion for Florence, combining art, history, literature, and humorous “behind the scenes” local stories.
Of course, she has many suggestions for finding great food and wine in the city, as she is a qualified sommelier.
Ottavia has a great passion for the art and the history of her beloved land, the wonderful Tuscany!
She was born in Florence, the heart of the Italian Renaissance so art has become one of her deepest passions since childhood. Ottavia graduated with a BA in Art History at the University of Florence and a Master’s degree in Visual Art at the University of Bologna and Chianti became her second home afterward.
She spends her own time drawing and attending the Art Academy and leading our tours in Tuscany! She cultivates the local culinary tradition, which has an ancient cultural heritage in food and wine.
Giulia is a lucky soul who lives in Siena where she was born and now lives with adoration. She studied art history and decided to become a tour guide.
Her passion for Tuscany passes easily to our customers as she explains all the beauty of the art, history, nature, and landscape.
She guides in English and French.
Originally from Verona, Martina holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Birmingham (UK). She has worked as a field archaeologist, carried out research and provided consultation in Museums, taught University students. She has worked and lived in the UK, France, Croatia, Africa, and the US.
Incurable optimist and addicted night-time learner, she is a mum of 2 young children and step-mum of 2 grown-up children. Martina loves walking along the ancient Roman aqueduct at Tor Fiscale, cycling the Appian way, being taken to museums by her children, and indulging in Roman cuisine.
Dony holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Granada, Spain, and an MA in Communication and Culture from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Traveller, art historian, documentary photographer, and visual archaeologist, Dony has written 3 books about history and music, including Electronic Samba.
Dony is an independent scholar who has explored the globe extensively. He has traveled to more than 38 countries and approximately 200 cities, stopping to delve deeper into Spain, England, Brazil, and Italy.
He regularly contributes to books and periodicals such as The Ecologist, Traveler magazine and Cambio 16, Lozzy maps and guides.
He is now based in Rome and leads our walking tours.
Duccio makes the gems of historical art accessible to interested visitors from all over the world. Born and raised in Florence he graduated in history and lived in Germany for three years.
Duccio is a true Florentine attracted to Beauty easily accessible in his local city and enjoys the opportunity to pass this passion to our customers.
He likes traveling; he is curious about other cultures and their stories. He is a musician and manages to excel in that area as well!
He guides in German, English, and French.
Rosella studied history of art in Florence. She can transfer her knowledge to our customers in a fun way which makes her a favorite.
She is a lot of fun to be with and will show the best of Florence always remembering that vacation time is precious. She is very efficient and can guide in German, English, Spanish and French.
Ich bin Nicoletta ,eine begeisterte Stadtführerin ,die Ihrem Beruf wirklich liebt . Kurz etwas über mich :
Nachdem ich im Ausland gelebt und studiert habe (an der LMU ) und um die Welt gereist bin ,habe ich mit erneuten Neugier mein Land zu betrachten und meine Kentisse davon zu vertiefen angefangen.
Ich liebe meine Stadt und diese Liebe mȍchte ich, zusammen mit den Informationen und Hintergrundwissen ,meinen Gȁsten vermitteln, damit die Reise oder die Besichtigung zu einem Erlebniss der Sinnen und vor alle der Seele wird .
Noch heute bin ich jedes mal gerüht vor dem goldenen Licht der Mosaiken der Markusbasilika ,vor den vechselhaften Farben der Lagune und ganz einfach zerzaubert von der Schönheit ,die als Geist meine Stadt prägt .
Herzlich willkommen in Venezia !
Chiara is a true Venetian! She is an expert guide and highly appreciated by our customers. Discovering special corners, visiting marvelous monuments, and sharing the knowledge of her magical city makes her a favorite.
She has taken the mission of making our visitors’ stays in Venice comfortable and happy!
She speaks English and Spanish. Come on and have fun!
Arianna is a professional tourist guide in Venice and its hinterland (Venetian villas).
She studied English and German languages and art history at the University of Venice. Since high school, she knew she wanted to become a tourist guide in this amazing city.
She will help you find your way in Venice or help you get lost! Arianna is an expert in delivering the joy to our customers while understanding what they really want to see in Venice.
Stan can not improve on perfection! He treats our guests as his friends not only because he loves Tallinn but also he is a super nice person with a big heart. Every single tour he delivers is absolutely wonderful.
He has the ability to make people feel comfortable with a mixture of conversation, generosity, and humility. Stan has an impressive knowledge on the history and culture of Tallinn. You will just be lucky to have him as your guide!
Denis is a graduate of Tallinn University, has MA degrees in Educational Sciences and Conference Interpreting. He was born and raised in Tallinn, Estonia.
Guiding is his passion and it is something he is very good at! He has been working as a guide for 17 years, so he may say he truly knows every nook and cranny of Tallinn and has knowledge in culture and history of Estonia.
He guides in English and Russian.
Ich denke, eine gelungene Reise ist Poesie der Begegnungen.
Ob ein gemütlicher Spaziergang durch die urige und wunderschöne Hansestadt oder durch die reiche, unberührte estnische Natur – Treffpunkt der Wildnis und Magie – meine Touren sind durchflochten von Geschichte und Gegenwart, Kultur und Folklore, Mitfühlsamkeit und Herzlichkeit.
Ich mag für mein Land die beste Visitenkarte sein, ich mag für Sie ein Erlebnis schenken.
Julia is born and raised in Tallinn. She has a degree in Tourism and Hospitality at the Tartu University of Estonia. Since her graduation 15 years ago, she’s been working as a tour guide.
You can see her passion showing the beauty and great history of Tallinn to our guests. Her interests are history, art, and cultural heritage.
Julia has a gentle approach and is very easy going as she interacts with people. It’s a great pleasure to see our repeat clients asking for Julia as a guide again!
Julia guides in English and in Russian.
Josanne originally studied forest science. She knows Helsinki and the vast landscapes of Finland: lakes and forests and bears and berries.
She created a city walk to discover main attractions in Helsinki with music from Finland. She’s been doing radio programs in Finland because Finnish music has always inspired her a lot.
Her musical tours open a fascinating dimension of Finnish culture and deepen your experience in Helsinki in a unique way.
Josann guides in English and German
Kristupas hails from a wide variety of disciplines including art history, environmental science, archaeology, and classical studies. He has the ability to unite all with deep knowledge and passion for Vilnius and its cultural heritage.
He loves giving tours on topics he really cares about and meeting travelers who are genuinely interested in Vilnius.
Stella’s passion for Athens passes onto you! It is the city where Socrates lived and it’s been an inspiration for the humankind giving birth to ideas and philosophy. Curios ?
Join a tour with Stella for a unique experience in Athens. She’s a great host and delivers great tours at the Acropolis and the Museum.
Born and raised in Athens – a hardcore Greek! She has a degree in Ancient Greek Civilization and loves mythology.
Her tours include history, archaeology, good food, better wine and folklore dancing. Her future plans include finally learning how to cook and completing her first novel titled ‘Misguided’.
Mara guides in English and Japanese.
Monique grew up in France but has been living in Stockholm for 30 years. She loved teaching French, German and Swedish to immigrants interacting with people from all over the world and all ages but her true passion is being a qualified guide in Stockholm.
She is the perfect guide for anyone visiting her city and she guides in an interesting, most entertaining and dramatic way!
She guides in German, French and English.
Mustafa is our main contact for Northern Europe and he leads unique itineraries in Amsterdam where he lives. He’s a totally charming character with outstanding knowledge of European history and art. You’ll be amazed to see Amsterdam through his eyes; he’s a great conversationalist with a wide great range of interests… certain to keep you entertained and informed on your Amsterdam tour.