Worldwide Greeters

Free walks in more than 140 destinations!

About Greeters

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Come as a guest,
leave as a friend!

Let one of our Greeters in more than 130 destinations take you on free walks through their home city for 2-3 hours:

  • Greeters are a worldwide non profit organisation.
  • Destinations around the world offer private free walks with locals through cities for visitors.
  • Our city walks – called Greets – are free of charge, no tipping
  • Greets are offered for single tourists and small groups up to six people.
  • Greeters want to be a friendly face for those visiting a city.

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Grab your Greet,
enjoy our free walks

Born in 1992 in New York, the Greeter idea has spread around the world. (Pre-Corona figures 2019)

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Greeter Core Values

All IGA members share the following Core Values:

  • Volunteering locals
    Greeters are volunteers, a friendly face for those visiting a city/destination
  • Small groups up to six persons
    Greeters welcome individuals and may serve small groups of up to six people
  • Free of charge
    Meeting a Greeter is free of charge
  • No discrimination
    All visitors and volunteers are welcome without any kind of discrimination.
  • Sustainable tourism
    Greeters support sustainable tourism. They respect natural and man-made environments, bringing both cultural and economic enrichment to local communities. Greeters aim for a lasting positive image of each destination.
  • Cultural exchange
    Greeter organizations create a mutually enriching opportunity for cultural exchange; create links between people in creating a better world.

What our guests say

Booking with Tokyo Greeters was the best decision we took. Kiyo was kind, charming and he prepared an excellent tour for us in Shibuya. He speaks perfect Spanish, so we didn’t have any problem understanding him. My boyfriend and I keep a great memory about him and his tour.



Grâce à la qualité des commentaires de notre Greeter et à son excellente connaissance de la ville, j’ai découvert une ville dont j’ignorais la richesse architecturale, bien qu’habitant à quelques kilomètres seulement.

Françoise P.

Ville d'Avray (France)

It was a most wonderful day. I learned so much about the area and got to see a fantastic Japanese Garden, a splendid array of architectural gems and most of all suggestions for return visits to the area. That is a national treasure!!


New-York (USA)