Worldwide Greeters

Free walks in more than 150 destinations!

About Greeters

Find a Greeter


Come as a guest,
leave as a friend!

Let one of our Greeters in more than 140 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. In 2022 we were on our way back to pre-Covid figures.

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It’s fun to be a Greeter: meeting people, making friends, practising languages, being a member of the international Greeter family. Read more about the benefits of being Greeter.

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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.