Become a ToursByLocals Guide

Welcome to ToursByLocals! You've just found a network of passionate, creative and hard-working tour guides who thrive on providing visitors with truly memorable travel experiences. It could be the place that brings your tour guide career to the next level!

Being a tour guide on our platform means that you can…

Do what you love

  • Be creative and be yourself, as you design and deliver tours that let your unique personality and knowledge shine.
  • Be your own boss: stay flexible and independent by setting your own schedule and prices for every tour.
  • Follow your passion and do what you love every day, supported by a team whose goal is your success.

Meet kind and curious humans from around the world

  • The travelers who use ToursByLocals are passionate about exploring the world and are eager to learn more about you and the places you love.
  • By being a part of ToursByLocals, you can get to know other friendly and inspiring guides in your city and around the globe.

Be supported in all you do

  • We have your back. From the moment you become a guide with ToursByLocals, you’ve got a team of caring staff cheering you on. We want you to succeed!
  • From practical advice for getting started to on-going support with every booking you make, our staff are here to help you 24/7. You can literally reach them anytime.
  • No need to sweat the small stuff: our team takes care of payment processing in multiple currencies.
  • You're protected from the pain of last minute no-shows with our guide-friendly cancellation policy.

Grow your tour business with smart marketing

  • Through a comprehensive program of paid marketing tactics, know that your tours will be discovered by the right people, motivated customers who otherwise would never have found you.

We respect guides' diverse areas of expertise and bodies of knowledge, and are proud to present a full range of options to our travelers. This means that whether you're a long-time tourism professional, or a novice but enthusiastic local with unique skills or stories to share, we'd love to hear from you.

To apply, you must agree to our terms and conditions and confirm that you are legally able to give tours in your jurisdiction. Then all we need to begin processing your application is your contact information and a description of the tours you plan to give. Your privacy is important to us. Your email address will only be used for ToursByLocals business and will not be rented, sold or otherwise distributed. See our Privacy Policy.

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Note: Applying to open a Guide's Account does not guarantee acceptance. We may decline your application based on any reasons, at our sole discretion.