LocalGuiding At A Glance
You can find the customary famous attractions and unique things to do that
only a local would know from - A city walk through Paris to river rafting in the Andes.
All booked directly from the local tour guide at a fair price.
LocalGuiding is a marketplace connecting you with
passionate local tour guides in destinations worldwide,
online or from a mobile phone.
• LocalGuiding began when co-founder Robert Blessing worked as a tour guide for a destination
management company. There, he realized how impersonal the tour arrangement process was
• LocalGuiding’s founders are Robert Blessing, Alvaro Olivencia and Toni Stork.
Robert (German) met Alvaro (Uruguayan) while Robert was living and working in Montevideo.
• LocalGuiding has their headquarter in Munich, Germany.
• The website officially launched in 2012, when they
participated in Start-Up Chile – an accelerator program giving
early stage, high-potential entrepreneurs USD 40,000 and a one
year visa to come to Chile, using it as a platform to go global.
“when picking up a client it always felt
like a blind date,” remembers Robert.
• LocalGuiding is one of the world’s largest local tours marketplaces with local guides offering
5,000+ unique things to do in 600+ destinations across more than 100 countries
• Guides by countries:
• 94 % of LocalGuiding’s guides are situated outside of the United States, as of January 2013,
encompassing a complete global network offering tours also in countries unrecognized by mainstream
• Outside Magazine awarded LocalGuiding the ‘Best Travel Site for 2012’
• LocalGuiding provides information about the guide behind the tour and enables direct contact between
traveler and guide.
Product Metrics: Worldwide Tour & Guide Coverage
United States of America
World‘s First Iphone App To Hire Local Guides
5,000 local tours in your pocket
• The LocalGuiding App is the first of its kind allowing you to
discover and book tour guides & tours directly from your
• The LocalGuiding iPhone app will let you instantly book and
experience unique tours and things to do organized by locals at
anytime! – reserve activities in advance or even do last minute,
• Each guide behind the tour can be contacted directly to customize
an itinerary to your needs.
• By providing a detailed profile of each guide with user reviews and
ratings, LocalGuiding is a trusted community of global
travelers and tour guides.
• Download the LocalGuiding app at:
The LocalGuiding Guides - Meet the locals behind our unique tours!
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