Tours With Locals
It's not always easy to travel like a local. It can be intimidating meeting new people or stepping outside of your comfort zone to experience something for the first time. That is why, for some people, tours with locals are a great way to get in touch with the local culture because they make it easy to do so. Your local tour guide will know the ins and outs of the city, and can take you to places off the beaten path that tourists books simply don't write about. Experiencing a culture is not visiting Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower. It's about getting to know the people and learning how they live, which is why local tours are a great place to start.
New York City: Have a Personalized Local Tour with a Native New Yorker
Native Creative Concierge is a tour company that was founded by a native New Yorker, Abigail. Her tours focus on what travelers interests and taking them to place that they truly want to see. Of course, she gets off the beaten path as well!
Discount: For a 10% discount, enter the code TOUR2LOC as you are reserving the tour.
Athens, Greece: Learn How to Cook, Dance, and Live Like a Greek
Greeking.me is based in Athens and founded a Greek couple that have come up with a variety of tours that are fun and will also help you to immerse yourself more in the local culture while you are in Athens.
Discount: For a 10% discount, enter the code fromtourist2local as you are reserving your tour.
Barcelona, Spain: Explore the "real" Barcelona by bike
Steel Donkey Bike Tours's motto is for you to not only learn about Barcelona, but to experience it as well. They will take you away from the tourists hotspots, so that you can explore the more authentic side of the city and chow down on some of Barcelona's tastiest food.
Discount: For a 10% discount, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will hook you up.