Greeters around the world are waiting for you!

Adelaide

Adelaide

Adelaide Greeters offers personalised orientation walks of the City, tailored to your interests and available in multiple languages. Our passionate and knowledgeable volunteers will help you discover the City of Adelaide.

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Aisne

Aisne

L’Aisne is just one hour north-east of Paris, on the road to Brussels or London. In addition to its rich natural environment, it has one of the biggest and most important cultural heritages in France, and warm and welcoming residents. Our Greeters are ready and waiting to give you a chance to discover some of our local curiosities: the vineyards of Champagne, the WW1 trenches along the Chemin des Dames, Retz forest (one of France’s biggest) and delicious tarts made with Maroilles cheese, a speciality ofthe Thiérache region. They deploy treasures of imagination to make your journey unforgettable: walks in costume or in song, treasure hunts or flower pressing are just some of their ideas. In short, there is something for everyone! Our Greeters look forward to meet you and show you round!

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Almaty

Almaty

Almaty is the largest city and former capital of Kazakhstan (people sometimes call it “South Capital”), which was a part of a great ancient nomadic civilization. Nowadays Kazachstan is the biggest (by territory) and the most economically developed country in Central Asia.Our city is located at the foothills of Zailiyskiy Alatau (or Tian Shan) mountains and this place was also a part of Great Silk Way that connected Asia and Europe in the Middle Ages.Almaty is very beautiful, charming and vibrant cityand has lots of places and activities to see! From parks and museums to markets and modern entertainment centers. You may want to walk around the city streets or take several sightseeing or hiking tours outside the city to enjoy the unique places.Aside from conventional tourist routes and destinations, we can also show you the cheapest markets and shops, quiet parks and other comfortable places to hang out and spend your time in order to feel the true spirit of Almaty!

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Amiens

Amiens

Amiens and Amiènois conceal hidden treasures.
One of the locals is waiting for you as a friend for a stroll. He/she will make you discover the city, transmit the good plans and advices and will reveal the gourmet specialties and where to taste them.
You will be pleasantly surprised by this quiet city which is worth the detour and deserves the return! As Jules Verne wrote to one of his friends: “On the desire of my wife, I settle in Amiens, a wise city, policed in the same mood”. Sign Up for a Greet!

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Angers

Angers

Fancy discovering Angers with a local ? Greeters are happy to show you the city the way they see it. Best places to go and hidden treasures are going to be part of your trip off the beaten track.
The association Angers Loire Greeters gathers inhabitants, enthusiastic volunteers, who love their city and are keen on giving some of their time to show it, as if they were with friends. They are no tour guides, only passionnate people willing to share their knowledge and points of view. By foot, bicycle or tramway, and anyway they can!

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Annecy

Annecy

Let yourself be surprised by discovering Annecy with a resident of this magnificent city. The Greeters of Lake Annecy welcome you and offer you many walks:
A tour of the lakeside, a discovery of the old town, an industrial history of the city and other unusual activities to enjoy Annecy: jogging, photography, gastronomy….
The Annecy greeters are ready to welcome you. Feel free to book your trip today.

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Antwerp

Antwerp

In Antwerp for a few days? Willing to discover the country off the beaten track through the eyes of a Antwerp local?
The association is an alternative way to discover Antwerp with an original approach to tourism.

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Aswan

Aswan

Aswan is a magnificent tourist destination. It is also Egypt’s southern gate to Africa. It lies on the eastern bank of the River Nile that smoothly flows in splendor through the granite rocks around the Emerald Islands. It is covered with palm trees and tropical plants, which gives it a great view on the Nile and makes it a perfect starting point for Nile cruises.

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Beijing

Beijing

Are you visiting Beijing ? You can experience a warm welcome from a Beijing Greeter. Let someone who holds the city dear guide you through all the treasures that Beijing has to offer and experience Beijing just as a local would!

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Berlin

Berlin

Wall, War, Techno, Hipsters, Culture – „Berlin“ stands for a multitude of images.
But what is the real Berlin? How do the Berliners see their city? What makes it „their“ Berlin?
Berlin Greeters offer you an original experience money cannot buy – that is why it is free! We show you our neighbourhoods, our favourite places, cafés, corners. We tell you about our lives in busy Berlin, about the pros and cons of living in one of Europe’s most popular metropolies. We are volunteers and greet in our free time.
We do not work for city administration or any company – every greet you get is an independent citizen’s point of view.
We cannot wait to walk you through the city we love. So do not miss a great opportunity and apply for a meeting with a Berlin Greeter!

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Béziers Méditerranée

Béziers Méditerranée

There are many ways to explore a city, a destination. Whether you are a shopping addict, an extreme sports lover, willing to discover our local heritage, walking or cycling, we have the perfect Greeter” for you! In Béziers Méditerranée, our Greeters willshow you small details and great monuments, they will share secret spots and sweet moments!

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Blois-Chambord

Blois-Chambord

Meet one of our Greeters and discover the environment of the Loire Valley, in a new way, far from touristic clichés!The themes of the visits are varied, and are aimed at providing an enriching human exchange of cultures.If you are interested in discovering our region differently, please choose the visit! We will find the greeter.

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Bonn

Bonn

Welcome to Bonn, city of culture and history.Bonn is a multi-faceted city: it is located on the Rhein river and nestled by the Siebengebirge (Seven Hills); it is the birthplace of Beethoven and home to the yearly Beethoven Festival; it is the former capital city of Germany (from 1949 to 1999); it is the birth place of Haribo Gummi Bears; it is Germany’s United Nations city host to 19 UN organisations; it is a university town with 35,000 students and 550 professors; it is the headquarters for stock-exchange enlisted companies Deutsche Post / DHL and Deutsche Telecom as well as Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle with programs in 30 languages. Come and spend some time with a Bonn Greeter. Enjoy the greet, the cultural exchange, the anecdotes…the friendship.

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is the epicentre of the ‘Bordelais’ area, nearly sixty kilometers from ocean, ‘Aquitaine’ capital city, lying on the banks of Garonne river, Bordeaux has kept its theatre scenery, its secret atmosphere and its kind of haughty pride, often rebellious against Paris.Its fortune and extend are linked to its wines and port. Local soils, climate and knowledge of ‘vignerons’ bring one of the best ‘crus’ in the world.

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Boulogne

Boulogne

Boulogne adjoins Paris and is, of course, connected quickly and easily by the Paris Metro. Some years back the city of Billancourt joined Boulogne, which became the second city of Ile-de-France after Paris. Then it became officially Boulogne-Billancourt,though we still call it Boulogne!
From the stunning heritage of the Albert Kahn Museum and its gardens to the traditional quaint neighbourhoods with their famous architecture of the Thirties, Boulogne offers something for everyone. Vibrant, colourful,fun and free, Boulogne combines the energy of Paris and freedom of peaceful green spaces within and around the city limits. Boulogne, looking towards the future in its new districts with a modern aesthetic, has not forgotten its history which has been the home of some amazing personalities.

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Brabant Hesbaye

Brabant Hesbaye

A landscape of cultures, scattered groves and valleys… here is Brabant Hesbaye ! We will help you to discover, through a personalized walk, the many Romanesque churches and chapels, the burial mounds, the majestic farmhouses with courtyards, the beautiful and luminous Gobertange stone… and the delicious local food and beers !

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Bremen

Bremen

Welcome to Bremen-Nord!
Would you like to see the northern part of Bremen? With its quarters Blumental, Vegesack and Burglesum through the eyes of a local?
Do you want to hear exciting stories you would never find in a normal travel guide? Do you want to know how Bremen works and how it feels to live in Bremen-Nord?
Just browse through our website and learn more about us and our Bremen Greeters project.
What does a Greet look like? Who are the Greeters you might meet? And last but not least: what doother people think about these special Bremen ambassadors?
Have a look at our website meet the Greeters as soon as possible.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Bremen-Nord!

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Brighton

Brighton

Are you looking for a unique Brighton experience?

Why not book a Brighton Greet and see the city through the eyes of enthusiastic local people who love living here and want to show you “their” Brighton & Hove?

Greets last around 2 hours and are completely free of charge. The Greeters are all volunteers who love meeting new people and helping them to make the most of their visit – your Greeter will show you their favourite places and tell you their stories of living in the city. They can also tailor the experience to incorporate any particular areas of interest that you may have.

They are a great way to “get under the skin” of the city and to see some of the hidden gems away from the main streets. They are more than a tour, more like a walk with a new friend, and are only available for groups of up to six people.

The Brighton Greeter scheme offers a very personal and distinctive way of seeing the city and all it has to offer.

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Brisbane

Brisbane

One of the best ways to get know Brisbane is through the eyes of a local. Our friendly and passionate Greeters are proud and passionate volunteers who want to share Brisbane’s best spots and introduce you to our vibrant city.
We have more than 200 Greeters who can help you find your way in more than 25 different languages. Whether you’re a local, here on business, a student, visiting or choosing Brisbane as your new home.
Our Brisbane Greeters are looking forward to meeting you…

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Brussels

Brussels

In Brussels for a few days? Willing to discover the country off the beaten track through the eyes of a Brussels local?
The association Tourisme Autrement offers an alternative way to discover Brussels with an original approach to tourism.
Through direct contact with the local population, we intend to promote respect of the city’s environment, culture and traditions, as well as vivid exchanges between visitors and inhabitants.
Brussels Greeters welcome you to share their passion for the city during an authentic, genuine and free encounter.

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Take a stroll around with a friend who will make you feel like a “Porteño”. Meet a volunteer who will accompany you (for free!) during your visit and who will show you the main attractions. We will arrange a Greet specially designed according to your interests.

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Burgundy

Burgundy

The Côte-d’Or in Burgundy is a genuine treasures land: wines and vineyards, gastronomy, culture and heritage and nature will give you an impression of colours, flavours, peace and pleasures . . .
A range of sensations that you can discover and share with passionate inhabitants.
Discover Burgundy with our Greeters: Would you like to know Burgundy and its inhabitants? You now have the chance to meet a Greeter in Beaune, wine capital of Burgundy, in Dijon and in the Côte de Nuits area! Greeters of Burgundyshare with you their personal anecdotes and interests, their every day lives, and their love for Burgundy, so that you can be “a Burgundian for a day” too!
Involved towns: Gevrey Nuits, Beaune

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Caen la mer

Caen la mer

Territory of contrast between the bustling city of Caen and its historical heritage, a wild and preserved nature or the seashores that stretch from Ouistreham Riva- Bella to Lion sur mer. Caen la mer is a destination with a thousand facets, from the Middle Ages to the landing beaches and a preserved nature. Here it’s all here! From the must-see to the little hidden treasures, choose your walk according to your desires thanks to our passionate Greeters.

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Cannes

Cannes

Beaches, Boulevard de la Croisette, Film festival and so on… Cannes, often called the “Pearl of palaces”, is so much more!
You thought you knew Cannes? The Greeters are there to make you discover or rediscover the Cannes destination otherwise.

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Carnia

Carnia

Have you ever heard about Carnia?We are sure it will surprise you! …and the best way to visit Carnia is living it through us.Along the way you will be surrounded by traditional unique architecture of our small villages; pass through beautifully landscapes, pure nature, magnificent mountains and delighted by our simple, healthy and tasty food.Our greeters will be happy to provide you the way where to buy the best local farm products and why not, to meet cows and sheeps! In Carnia you can also find unique handmade textile products.People are friendly and always dressed with a smile for you.Excitement and joy are in the air and a surprise waits around every corner.

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Champagne

Champagne

One hour away from Paris, the Champagne area welcomes you with in an original and friendly way… The territory offers a wide range of activities, as the Champagne Greeters do : Some Greeters will make you discover the Champagne vineyard, its history, the tasks in the vines, and the making of the famous sparkling wine of celebration. Champagne’s cultural heritage is rich: Greeters will stroll with you through our main cities, such as Reims and its UNESCO’s sites, Epernay, the capital of Champagne, Sézanneand Vitry; and also through its quaint villages. Many of the Greeters are looking forward to sharing with you their passion for nature : remarkable gardens, mysterious forests (e.a. Faux de Verzy, twisted beeches); or the wetland area of the Marais de Saint-Gond, or the Lake Der, the largest artificial lake in Europe. The area was the theater of several historical battles. Travel back in time with the Greeters and discover historic world wars’ sites. All Greeters wish to welcome you as a friend.

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Chatellerault

Chatellerault

Between Poitou and Touraine, Anjou and Berry, a stone’s throw from Futuroscope, Brenne and the Châteaux de la Loire, the Pays Châtelleraudais is like the river that flows through it: calm, harmonious and welcoming. With its rich architectural heritage, its unique and remarkable landscapes, the Châtellerault region is a must for your holidays.
The Greeters, ambassadors of the Châtelleraudais, will show you their territory, its history, big and small, but also their passions. Contact them for a unique Greet!

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Chicago

Chicago

Let a friendly, knowledgeable local give you an insider’s orientation to Chicago! Register at least 10 business days in advance for a FREE 2-4 hour visit of Chicago.Greeter visits are customized based on your choice of neighborhoods, language and interests. We have over 200 enthusiastic volunteers waiting to share their expertise and passion about the city with you!

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Darmstadt

Darmstadt

See our city of science, with international institutions, significant schools and universities with the eyes of Darmstadt Greeters. Also, it may soon become part of the UNESCO world heritage sites, given its status as an Art Nouveau city, with its Art Nouveau historic district.Darmstadt prides itself on being a green city.  Being close to the Odenwald and the Bergstaße, Darmstadt offers tremendous hiking opportunities.The Darmstadt Greeters would be happy to introduce you to their city.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Darmstadt Greets are offered in German and English, contact us to find out more.

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Denver

Denver

Denver Greeter invites you to discover the Mile High City and Colorado, home to seven professional sports teams, the Rocky Mountains, the Great Sand Dunes, 30 natural hot springs, and 58 fourteeners. Colorado is a magnet for adventure seekers as it offers the country’s best skiing, snowboarding, hiking, rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing. Return to Denver for its art, music, food, and shopping. With over 300 days of sunshine annually and low humidity, Denver is a great place to visit, any time.

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Donostia-San Sebastian

Donostia-San Sebastian

Welcome to the BASQUE COUNTRY! – Ongi Etorri EUSKAL HERRIRA!The Basque Country is lush and green with big valleys and gentle slopes. Basques represent Europe´s oldest culture. We speak “Euskera” and along with Spanish, it is the co-official language.Maybe the best place to eat in Europe.Some say it is, so come and have your own opinion about us. We’ve got more Michelin Stars per head than any place on earth.One of our foodie treasures are its famous small finger food creations called “pintxos” and going from bar to bar in the old part of town is a way to learn about our culture.Come and visit us and we´ll share our knowledge and passion for our city. Visits other than in English are offered in a variety of foreign languages.

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Duesseldorf

Duesseldorf

When you think about Dusseldorf, you might imagine the Königsallee, the fancy and expensive shopping street, or the Old Town, called the longest bar in the world. But apart from these sights Dusseldorf with its 50 districts offers much more.

Beautiful streets with old Art Nouveau houses, small neighborhoods, quiet streets with owner-managed shops; nice cafes and restaurants invite you to stroll around and linger. And if you like green areas, you can relax in numerous parks and of course along the rivers Rhine and Düssel.

Historical and modern buildings often lie side by side. International flair combines with the original Düsseldorf Rheinish cheerfulness which makes life in this city adorable.

We would like to give you a taste of all this on a walk and look forward to receiving your Greet requests.

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Freiburg

Freiburg

If you not have been in Freiburg you missed something.
Here, in the very South-West of Germany, influences of many eras, peoples and regions mix. The unhurried way of living in Baden and the French savoir-vivre are building a sympathic connection. Architecturally, culturally and historically, Freiburg has much to offer. Enjoyment and ecology have a high priority here. Add to this the attractive location in the Upper Rhine Valley on the edge of the Black Forest. Due to a comfortable climatic situation, here spring begins earlier and autumn starts later than in most corners of Germany.
The greeters show you their city away from the touristic hot spots because even in other places there is much to discover. Exciting impressions and little stories await you on a very personal walk with your new friends in this beautiful city.

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Fulda

Fulda

Baroque town Fulda is full of hospitable people and rich of points of interest. Located in the heart of Germany it is a popular destination. During your Greet you will face numerous sights: the imposing Cathedral, pictorial Old Town and the Residence. Even off the beaten tracks you will find interesting spots. Frame houses, hidden gems, flourishing gardens and parks, handicraft business, courtyards, restaurants und cafés will invite you to stay.

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Gaspé

Gaspé

With its legendary bay surrounded by the Appalachians, its salmon rivers and its astonishing Forillon National Park, Gaspé is a real outdoor paradise. The service is pausing temporarily but will be back April 2019.

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Geneva

Geneva

Bienvenue à Genève!We are inhabitants of Geneva, and propose you to discover this beautiful Swiss city through the eyes of locals, the Geneva Greeters.Since centuries, Geneva has developed a tradition of welcoming people from all over the world. Today, people from 184 nationalities live here surrounded by snow-capped mountains, vineyards, and a beautiful lake.Greeters are volunteers who offer free-of-charge personalized visits based on your interests, and share with you their passion for the city in an authentic and informal way. Meeting a greeter is also a way to interact with a local, and discover different aspects of life and culture in Geneva and Switzerland. Yet, Greeters are not professional tourist guides.From the world-famous Jet d’Eau and quaint Old-Town to the off-the-beaten tracks neighborhoods and parks, there is a lot to discover in a relaxing town where walking and using public transportation is made easy. Whether you come for personal vacation, studies, or a business-trip, we are happy to hear from you!

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Görlitz

Görlitz

Görlitz has a rich history and a fascinating, beautiful city ambiance. An ensemble of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and the early days with more than 3500 monuments – saved from destruction in WW II. Nowhere else in Germany there is a density of seeking well-preserved monuments and character of streets and squares of different eras.
The city that has been divided 1945 at the end of WWII, presents itself as an example of the unification of Europe, living cultural unity and diversity at the same time.
See you soon in Germany´s far east in Görlitz!

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Göteborg

Göteborg

Welcome to Gothenburg, a city on the Swedish west coast at the mouth of Göta river and just inside a marvelous archipelago. Gothenburg was founded in 1621 and through the years has grown to a city with 550 000 inhabitants; the second largest city in Sweden.It encompasses the largest harbor in Scandinavia with a yearly tonnage of almost 40 million tons. Two universities are situated within the city, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology with almost 50 000 students together. Gothenburg is proud of its opera house and its concert hall. It has a lively and diverse theatrical, music and exhibitions scene. Gothenburg is known for a highly diverse industrial structure with well-known companies, such as Volvo, SKF and Astra-Zeneca.Göteborg Greeters offer you to be guided to some of the most important parts of the town and advised where to visit. So book a Greeter and meet one of the warm and friendly locals who will share their enthusiasm with you to your better enjoyment.

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Grand Popo

Grand Popo

Discover Grand popo in Benin. This picturesque colonial city is located in the south of Benin, and has several attractive islands whose discovery savours the passion of travel. With its extraordinary landscapes and a favourable environment thanks to its local hotels and restaurants, Grand popo always meets the expectations of tourists. The population of Grand popo offers socio-cultural activities of leisure and reflection, all around the culinary art. If you love nature or history!
If you are passionate about history!
If you are passionate about the Vodoun world! Then go on a quest for your ambition with us!

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Grenoble

Grenoble

Grenoble, vibrant city turned towards the future, which has also managed to preserve the traces of its rich past, is a great place to discover with a local. This city offers countless possibilities of walks; including a stroll through the tiny pedestrian streets, touring the European award-winning eco-neighborhoods or climbing the impressive Bastille.Our greeters will surprise you by their kindness !

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Haarlem

Haarlem

Are you visiting Haarlem? Let someone who holds the city dear guide you in all treasures that The Haarlem has to offer, and experience Haarlem just as a resident of the city would!Absolutely free and always an enrichment of your visit of Haarlem.Haarlem Greeters are volunteers that will share their love for the city with you in an enthusiastic and hospitable manner.A Haarlem Greeter will walk with you through the city for a couple of hours and have you experiencing Haarlem in a unique way.For families, friends or people travelling solo!

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Hamburg

Hamburg

Hamburg Greeters – your personal gateway to Hamburg: we are ready to greet you in our beautiful city with one of the biggest harbors of the world.
We will take you on a walk, not only to the in-spots at the waterfront, the Elbphilharmony, the famous buildings around the Alster lake or the world-known red-light district Reeperbahn.
As Hamburg locals we are happy to show you the vital quarters with their markets, pubs and shops as well.

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Hanau – La Petite Pierre

Hanau – La Petite Pierre

Pink sandstone, green forest, Lalique crystal, castles… whenever you are looking for a perfect place for hiking or for cultural entertainment, you will find it in the Land of La Petite Pierre. Our Greeters want to share their love for their land, may youvisit us during our lively outdoor summer jazz festival or to enjoy the vivid color of the autumn forest. Let us introduce you to our land, we will be pleased to meet you!”

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Hoegaarden

Hoegaarden

Although we are one of the smallest villages in Belgium, the Hoegaarden Beer is famous around the world.In the 18th century our village counted 40 breweries.   Our greeters can tell you all about it.But there is much more… all the hidden treasures… nice places…   natural and agricultural landscapes… and all the unwritten stories.Come, taste and experience it yourself.We are looking forward to welcome you. Cheers !

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Houston

Houston

Houston Greeters offers you a unique insight into Houston through the eyes and hearts of our residents. Local volunteers act as hosts for two-to-four hour visits to the destination or for the activity of your choice. Whether you want to learn more about the city’s architecture, visit a museum, attend an Astros game, experience Houston’s nightlife or take a neighborhood stroll, we have a host for you!Our volunteers are not just passionate about Houston; they’re also passionate about your interest.We’re glad you’re interested in Houston – we think you’ll like us even more when you get to know Houston Greeters!We invite you to discover Houston, a city that melds many personalities – space travel and trail rides, five-star restaurants and taquerias, Fortune 500 headquarters and lemonade stands, professional sports and walking trails – into a thriving metropolis.

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Ibadan

Ibadan

Dreaming of exploring Africa and looking for a wonderful adventure? Make sure Nigeria is the right spot to surprise and delight you.

The ancient history and culture is what you can expect finding right here, on the western coast of Africa. The country of diverse geography, with climates ranging from arid to humid equatorial, with its most diverse feature settled among people and hundreds of languages that are spoken here.

We warmly welcome you to join us in the city of Ibadan and get the most out of your travel experience by letting us fulfil your expectations thanks to our hospitable locals settled here. Allow yourself get back home filled with fantastic memories and new friends from our beautiful country.

Book one of our volunteers now and let him greet you through the city, completely free of charge.

Surrounded by seven hills, “the city of brown roofs” – Ibadan, is the second biggest in Nigeria. Its the capital of Oyo state, one of 36 states of Nigeria and the largest one in south western Nigeria region, well known as Yorubaland – the cradle of Yoruba ethnic group civilisation. The origin of Yoruba dates back to the ancient times when mythical gods ruled over the land. Its the largest thriving culture in Africa that counts more than 40 million people, nowadays considered as one of the most urbanized people on African continent.

With a population of over three million, Ibadan is the third most populous city in Nigeria and reputed to be the largest indigenous city in Africa, south of the Sahara. Ibadan is located in south-western Nigeria, 160km from the Atlantic coast, 128km inland northeast of Lagos (the biggest Nigerian city), and 530km southwest of Abuja, the federal capital. The city is naturally drained by four rivers with many tributaries. It lies completely within the tropical forest zone but close to the boundary between the forest and the derived savanna.

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Kagawa

Kagawa

Our prefecture KAGAWA has the city where all travelers should visit in 2020 that recommended by Booking.com, TAKAMATSU.

KAGAWA is the smallest prefecture in Japan, but in here are beautiful nature landscapes, many historical places and good foods.

Each Udon restaurant – it’s said that we have 700 in our town – has unique and original culture that has been made with their customers.

So the way of Udon serving, side menus you could choose and atmospheres you feel.

So why not come and walk with us around the Ritsurin Garden or discover the small Udon restaurant of our city and countryside?

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Kara

Kara

Kara is a city, a region and a river in beautiful Togo. If you visit Togo, please accept our invitation and come to the north of our country as well. To meet with one of our hospitable Greeters who are willing to share the secrets of our city with you.So we invite you to see the main attractions of the city – such as the Prefecture (government) and Congress Hall – but we like to show you where we pass our time, the way we live, the markets we visit, etc.Be sure we will welcome you as a dear friend and you will never forget your visit to Kara after meeting with one of the Greeters!

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Kassel

Kassel

Meet Kassel with friends!
Kassel, the city that was in 2013 eleven hundred years old, with the UNESCO World Heritage mountain park with unique water features, its landmark Hercules, a variety of museums, the world art exhibition Documenta, the footstepsof the Brothers Grimm, the castle in Wilhelmshőhe, the Aue with Organgerie and many other attractions.
With friends away from all the usual tourist routes running through the neighborhoods and so enriched with stories and anecdotes, to experience the city authentic. Here to discover hidden corners and treasures, such as how you can only see it with an insider who knows in his town.
This is exactly what you’ll experience at a close walk with us.

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Kent

Kent

The county of Kent lies between London and the channel crossings to mainland Europe. As a region we are able to offer a variety of places for visitors to explore and discover with a friendly resident.In Kent you may choose to stroll with your Greeter in an historic town, a quaint village, or a walled city with a UNESCO World Heritage site. If your ancestors came from Kent tell us what you know about them so that we can make it a walk in your ancestors ‘footprints’.Alternatively you might like to get back to nature and ramble or cycle with your Greeter in our beautiful countryside, or wander with them along a mile or two of Kent’s 350 miles of contrasting coastline; which includes the legendary White Cliffs.But why stop at one Greet? By booking more than one you may truly experience Kent’s unique diversity. On each Greet you will be welcomed by someone who actually lives in the place who will be delighted to show you why they are so passionate about where they live.

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Kiev

Kiev

Kiev/Kyiv is the capital of culture, history, art, industry, business, politics, education, science.In Kiev/Kyiv all treasures of the different epochs are combined in the best way and you will feel them by walking around our streets.You can be sure our city doesn’t leave you without emotions.

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Kigali

Kigali

As one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in East Africa, Rwanda’s rich heritage, culture and natural resources offer a full range of travel experiences including eco-tourism site that are both dynamic and sustainable. The experiences for travelers are not simply the amazing National museums, Arts Crafts but include local foods and drinks, remarkable Genocide memorial areas, Volcano National Park including tracking Mountain Gorilla, Canopy walk, climbing mount kigali and sports.

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Kpalime

Kpalime

Kpalimé is situated on a beautiful plateau in the eastern part of Togo.
In fact, we live only 15 km from the Ghanaian border and little over 100 km from our capital Lomé.So if you come this far to visit our country, it is absolutely worth it to travelinside the country and visit us!If you come and book a Greeter, we will be happy to show you some of the hidden gems of our city, and we would also like to tell you about the history of our city and of our country. Our history is interesting as we were a British, a German and a French colony in the past, so we can tell you many stories about it!If you are interested in what it is like to live in Togo, please don’t hesitate and book one of our Greeters!

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Kyoto

Kyoto

Kyoto is Japan’s old capital, where is still now the cultural center of Japan. We have 17 world heritages and much more beautiful traditional places. If you would like to feel traditional atmosphere, cultures and customs, Kyoto is the best choice of visit without any doubt.
Kyoto Greeters consists only of university students who live in Kyoto or near Kyoto. We are not a professional guide, so we can’t offer you a perfect guide service.
However, as a ‘greeter’, we will spend several hours with you following your plan as a ‘local friend’ in Kyoto to let you know more of our city, local cultures and customs.

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La Baule

La Baule

Ranked amongst the most beautiful bays in the world, the 9km of golden sands of the bay of La Baule Escoublac offers a playground on an amazing scale. Above and beyond the beach our Greeters like nothing better than to share with you their love and enthusiasm for our town and its surrounding area. They are just waiting give you an insight into the many treasures, their ‘secret places’ and anecdotes…

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La Creuse

La Creuse

In the heart of France, this area is rich in unspoiled nature, a protected environment where our Greeters invite you to discover its treasures: the beautiful Valley of the Impressionist Painters, Aubusson tapestry classified, Heritage Unesco intangible, gastronomy … Our Greeters will take you to some hidden treasures at the turn of the winding roads, at the option of beautiful forest walks or roads surveyed, you go from one discovery to the next! Greeters will share their expertise and stories that became history.

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Lausanne

Lausanne

We are inhabitants of Lausanne, and propose you to discover this beautiful Swiss city through the eyes of locals.Lausanne is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, vineyards, and a beautiful lake.Meeting a greeter is a way to interact with a local, anddiscover different aspects of life and culture in Lausanne and Switzerland.From the world-famous Olympic Museum and quaint Old-Town to the off-the-beaten tracks neighborhoods and parks, there is a lot to discover in a relaxing town where walking and using public transportation is made easy.Whether you come for personal vacation, studies, or a business-trip, we are happy to hear from you!

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Le Havre

Le Havre

In July 2005, the UNESCO organisation gave Le Havre centre, rebuilt by Auguste Perret, the World Heritage status. Perret succeeded in bringing together classical tradition and a strong willing to build modern style, to reinvent on 133 hectares, a unique city where architecture is readable, light harmonious and strongly innovative. Ask a greeter to welcome you there.

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Les Landes

Les Landes

In the South West of France, at the borders of the Atlantic ocean, the people of Les Landes wish to meet with visitors, whether they are holidaymakers or newcomers. In order to discover the town, its atmosphere, its facilities, its specificities in a new light, to understand its past and to meet up with the locals under the label of relating and sharing with the other. So, if you are staying in Les Landes – for a few days off or for longer – and want to try a new experience, why not gofor a free tour of specific areas with the help of a Greeter?
Involved towns: Biscarrosse – Armagnac – Atlantique – Mont de Marsan – Chalosse – Morcenais – Nature – Hossegor – Montfort – Mimizan

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Liège

Liège

You are an inhabitant of visitor, and you wish to :
Discover the Province of Liège from the inside, off the beaten path?
Learn to better appreciate its soul and the warmth of its inhabitants?
Experience a relaxing and convivial moment, while enjoying small anecdotes ?
Have a new, unique, and authentic experience which is adapted to your expectations?
You can meet a “Greeter” of Province of Liège and enjoy a guided tour through our towns and cities…
in another way!

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Loix – Ile de Ré

Loix – Ile de Ré

Loix is a peninsula on the island Ile de Ré known for its protected and authentic environment. You will take a beautiful road crossing salt marches and following the typical bicycle-lanes of the island before discovering the rich cultural heritage of this small village.

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Lomé

Lomé

Welcome in Lomé !When the daily lives of Togolese crosses the tourist life of visitors!The local tourism thrives on the involvement of Lomé Greeters anxious to discover the country linking the iconic places and places little or not at all known to visitors.Greeters are volunteers willing to help you discover the capital Lomé; they will show you their city.Entirely devoted to tourism, this site will allow you to meet a Greeters in Lomé.Meeting one of the Lomé Greeters is a great way to explore our beautiful and lively cosmopolitan. We offer you a helping hand by residents with a passion for all Togolese things.

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London

London

The London Greeters have been created to showcase neighbourhoods in London that are often over-looked by visitors and to offer them the unique experience of a locals’ knowledge and introduction to what makes London a vibrant and exciting place to visit. .If you have a special interest we can match you with a London Greeter who shares that interest; whether you want to learn more about local history, infamous residents, culture, sport, architecture or art, or to explore the many markets – take advantage of their knowledge and passion and discover something new about London.

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Lund

Lund

Lund was founded by the Danish king Harald Bluetooth in the end of 960th or beginning of 970th, which makes it the oldest city in Sweden. During the Danish medieval time, Lund was the archbishop papal center for 500 years. There were 22 churches and four monasteries. The city was part of the Danish kingdom for almost 700 years, and Swedish the last 360 years.

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Mainz

Mainz

Mainz, that is the city of Gutenberg, historical Roman city and young university town, Great Wine Capital together with the region Rheinhessen, cathedral city, hotspot of carnival and creative start-up city. Mainz is diverse, just like our greets. We love our city and hope, you will go home as a Mainz enthusiast!

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Mannheim

Mannheim

Have you ever wanted to see a European city that is arranged in squares?
The Mannheim Greeters are waiting to show you their Squares that stretch from the river Neckar to Europe’s second largest baroque palace after Versailles that nowadays accommodatesthe Mannheim University.
On your Greet through Mannheim you will have the opportunity to see the city from a local’s perspective and discover places and stories of the city that only insiders know about.
Explore the public green spaces between the river Neckar and the river Rhine.
Stroll through the vibrating shopping Mecca of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region in the middle of the Squares with lots of cafés, restaurants, pubs and bars.
And find out more about the city’s industrial past and present that lead to the invention of the bicycle, the automobile and the tractor as well as to one of Europe’s most important industrial inner harbour.

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Marseille

Marseille

Feeling like a fish out of water in Marseille?
Then book a walk with a Greeter next time you’re visiting the South of France and swim with the tide!
Greeters are local volunteers from Marseille who accompany you on your walk, unveil their secret placesand top addresses and regale you with fun little stories about the enigmatic Marseille-Provence area.
The Greeters are committed to offering a hospitable welcome, familiarizing visitors with their city and fostering friendly encounters and exchanges.

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Melbourne

Melbourne

Discover from a local what locals love about Melbourne The Melbourne Greeter Service is a free half-day orientation of the city for visitors and tourists to Melbourne. The Service is one of the many ways the City of Melbourne welcomes people from around the world and across the nation to Australia’s most multicultural city. The Melbourne Greeters are enthusiastic volunteers who are keen to share their knowledge of the city and their passion for Melbourne. Bookings are essential and required at least two days in advance.

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Milan

Milan

Milan is one of the biggest cities in Italy, capital of high-quality furniture and interior design industry.Milan is widely regarded as a global capital in industrial design, fashion and architecture. In the 1950s and 60s, as the main industrial centre of Italy and one of Europe’s most dynamic cities, Milan became a world capital of design and architecture. There was such a revolutionary change that Milan’s fashion exports accounted for $726 million in 1952, and by 1955 that number grew to $2.5 billion. Modern skyscrapers, such as the Pirelli Tower and the Torre Velasca were built, and artists such as Bruno Munari, Lucio Fontana, Enrico Castellani and Piero Manzoni gathered in the city. Today, Milan is still particularly well known for its high-quality furniture and interior design industry. The city is home to FieraMilano, Europe’s largest permanent trade exhibition, and Salone Internazionale del Mobile, one of the most prestigious international furniture and design fairs.

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Minsk

Minsk

Minsk Greeters show you their Minsk: old and modern, quiet and vibrant, urban and full of green, classical and creativeSince ancient times Minsk stands on the crossroads of great ways and tolerantly welcomes guests.Minsk is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Belarus, situated on the Svislach and Nyamiha rivers. It is the administrative centre of the Commonwealth of Independent States. As the national capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus.The earliest historical references to Minsk date to the 11th century (1067), when it was noted as a provincial city within the principality of Polotsk. The settlement developed on the rivers. In 1242, Minsk became a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It received town privileges in 1499.We will also host the 2019 European Games!

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Mons

Mons

The Mons Greeters welcome you!
In Mons for a few days? Willing to discover the country off the beaten tracks through the eyes of a Mons local ?
Mons Tourist Office offers an alternative way to discover the city with an original approach to tourism. Through direct contact with the local population, we intend to promote respect of the city’s environment, culture and traditions, as well as vivid exchanges between visitors and inhabitants.
Mons Greeters welcome you to share their passion for the city during an authentic, genuine and free encounter.

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Mulhouse

Mulhouse

Take the opportunity to discover Mulhouse and its surroundings with its unusual and authentic thousand wonders with passionate ambassadors : the Greeters of Mulhouse Alsace.
Just choose a theme (art, nature, architecture…) and get ready to visit the cityfrom a unique perspective.
Mulhouse is located 20 min from Switzerland and 20 min from Germany. Our location is perfect to discover the region of Alsace, its wine routes and other treasures.

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Munich

Munich

Munich is the place to be!
Enjoy a cappuccino in the sun, watch the Eisbach surfers on a wild river wave or find the best beer in Munich.
As you stroll through the city with Munich Greeters, you will discover pretty houses and facades, small alleys andwonderful parks no big tourist group ever sees.
And you will hear fascinating stories about our history and our city life. To top it off, we can teach you some words of Bavarian, a difficult dialect that even people from Northern Germany do not understand. “I mog di” for example,means “I love you.”

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Namur

Namur

The Greeters of Namur welcome you in the Valley Country!
You are an inhabitant or visitor, and you wish to :
– Discover the Province of Namur from the inside, off the beaten path?
– Learn to better appreciate its soul and the warmth of its inhabitants?
– Experience a relaxing and convivial moment, while enjoying small anecdotes or great stories?
– Have a new, unique, and authentic experience which is adapted to your expectations?
You can meet a “Greeter” of Namur and enjoy a guided tour through our towns and cities… in another way!

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Nancy

Nancy

Keen to get off the beaten track and explore Nancy’s hidden secrets?
Nancy Greeters will show you the numerous faces of our beautiful city, known for its UNESCO world heritage thanks to the famous Place Stanislas, and as a main center for Art Nouveau (Modern Style).
Nancy is also a young city with almost 50.000 students! Each quarter of the city has its specific atmosphere. You can discover several cities in one!
Among the different themes we suggest, you can choose for parks and gardens, Art Nouveau,Nancy by night, a bike ride, industrial heritage, or culture. Our team has more than 30 Greeters. Sure you will find one who will correspond to your personality or your interests. Nancy greeters are waiting for you!

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Nantes

Nantes

Looking for an enriching and original holiday or trip, off the beaten track, meeting new people?
Do you think tourism can be a source of cultural exchange both for visitors and locals?
In your past travels, haven’t you noticed that you had a better time when you met up with one or more of the local inhabitants who shared your same interests?
If you agree with the above, then come with us on a trip to see what this other tourism is like.
The Nantes Greeters, inhabitants of Nantes and surrounding area, who love the place they live in, are open to other cultures, of all ages and backgrounds, are volunteering to give up some of their spare time to meet with you and show you round the town and the surrounding area, depending on your interests and tastes.

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Nashville

Nashville

Come experience Nashville, a city where music is inspired, created, recorded, and performed. Beyond the Music City reputation, Nashville is home to award-winning chefs and restaurants, historical attractions, unique and diverse neighborhoods, and so much more!

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New York

New York

Founded in 1992 as the first “welcome visitor” program of its kind, the idea grew from friendly exchanges founder Lynn Brooks had with people she met on her own vacation travels around the world.Lynn realized that New York City suffered from an image problem: almost everyone she spoke to wanted to visit New York City, but thought the city was too dangerous, expensive and overwhelming.Lynn wanted the world to know New York City as she did: a great big small town with diverse neighborhoods, mom-and-pop stores, fun places to dine, and friendly residents who go out of their way to help an out-of-towner feel welcome.Today, there are about 300 volunteer Greeters who bring visitors to neighborhoods in New York City, and 30 volunteers who work in Big Apple Greeter’s office in every aspect of the program, from answering visitors’ questions and matching visitors with Greeters, to computer tech support and special events.Since its start in 1992, Big Apple Greeter has welcomed more than 150,000 visitors from all 50 states and 124 countries, with visits conducted in 22 languages.A December 2004 survey conducted by New York University Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management found that 97% of survey respondents said that their Greeter experience made their trips to New York City much more successful.

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Nice

Nice

Find out more from a Greeter about the different aspects of the city : everyday life, local cooking, parks and gardens, new projects, particularly in the field of sustainable development…
The port, Bellet and its wines, the north of Nice, Cimiez or Garibaldi : our Greeters will share their everyday life in their neighbourhood with you and all the useful tips for your stay!
If you are interested in local cooking, a Greeter will take you to his favourite places to eat and taste local products and wines. He/she will even let you into the secret of recipes so you can prepare local dishes (pan bagnat, salade niçoise, tourte de blettes) once back at home…
In Nice, antiques have their very own quarter -between the port and the Place Garibaldi. Take the time with a Greeter to wander around and hunt for original finds in the shops or on the flea markets.
Nice has the “Famille Plus” label and offers an endless variety of activities for you and your children.

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Nis

Nis

You have heard of Niš, a town of more than two thousand years old? A town once sacked by Atilla the Hun? You want to visit it? Well, the best possible way to do so is to ‘hire’ a Greeter and enjoy ‘the ride’.
Niš, as a multicultural town, offers a varietyof things to see. It is a place where the old clashes with the new, the place where the Orient meets the Roman culture, where you can roam through the old, authentic, cobbled streets, visit a countless number of kafanas and have a sip of a well-known Serbian drink (rakia). You can also try its renowned barbecue, especially ‘cevapcici’, together with ‘burek’ which is the local specialty.
Our Greeters would take you anywhere you like, free of charge
Whether you want to walk, take a very interesting busride, or even a train to Niška banja (a nearby spa), we can assure you that you would be able to see the town from a completely unusual viewpoint.

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Nord Region

Nord Region

The north of France is shaped by history. Most historical periods are still readable in landscapes. Incomparable cathedrals spring out in the scenery mixed with royal residencies or remembering spots from first world war.
Lille, in flander county, a region criss-crossed by numerous canals and spotted by wind mills, is a city with au rich cultural heritage and a marvelous “Beaux Arts” Museum. Flamish architecture is also everywhere in Artois county. Ask greeters to let you discover all these marvels.

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Orléans

Orléans

Orleans is one of the oldest cities in France. Located on the banks of the Loire between Beauce and Gatinais, Forêt d’Orléans and Etangs de Sologne, it combines a prestigious environment with an history rich of events.Through the passionate eyes of Orleans, discover the little story, that of everyday …

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Orne-Normandie

Orne-Normandie

Do you want to discover the Orne region differently, in a convivial, simple manner in tune with your wishes?
Meet a greeter and “follow the guide” for a tour, off the beaten track. They will know how to help you discover the county in their own way. A greeter is a volunteer who is passionate about their region ; they will take you on a very personalized tour?
Involved towns in the ORNE region are: Alençon – Perche Normand – Pays Fertois – Collines Normandie – Pays de Camermbert – Bagnoles de l’Orne – Argentan – Domfront – Sources

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Oststeiermark

Oststeiermark

You are interested in getting to know in-depth Eastern Styria, our culinary ‘land of milk and honey’ – where people live both tradition and sustainability with a passion? You would like to explore the rural areas and charming villages of Eastern Styria and are seeking a personal encounter with the residents? You wish to get an authentic impression of everyday life and explore in depth the countryside?
By meeting our Greeters you can satisfy your curiosity, learn about people and culture and meet new friends.

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Paris

Paris

The Paris Greeters are volunteer ambassadors of their city.
They have the passionate desire to show it to visitors from all over the world. They offer them free walks around Paris and its surrounding districts. Meetings between local residents and visitors are based upon a shared experience and mutual discovery of one another and their respective cultures.
A walk with a greeter is the opportunity to see Paris through the eyes of a local and to discover it away from the beaten track with warmth and enthusiasm.

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Pas-de-Calais

Pas-de-Calais

“Greeters made in Pas-de-Calais” is an initiative of the Pas-de-Calais Tourist Board, based on a concept from New York ”the Big Apple Greeters”, who offer tourists the opportunity to meet with a local inhabitant who shows him around and speaks to him about “his” neighbourhood, “his” town, about which he is enthusiastic and proud. He does not in any way replace professional tourist guides and, for that reason, does not receive any income or tips.
For the visitor, the meeting with this “friend” is an enriching experience.
Whether with family, friends or individuals, the Greeter made in Pas-de-Calais welcomes you and guides you during your stay in Pas-de-Calais.
The ‘Greeters made in Pas-de-Calais’ service is completely free of charge.

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Pays des Herbiers

Pays des Herbiers

Stroll through the villages and alleys or take secular hollow paths, then traverse verdant and undulating landscapes typical of the bocage and finally discover an heritage in many facets. Castles and windmills played their role during the Vendée Wars, but also an industrial heritage inherited from the early twentieth century makes the identity and landscape of the Pays des Herbiers, lands of Puy du Fou®

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Picton

Picton

Picton is the picturesque harbour town and the ‘the Heart of Natural New Zealand’ located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand.
Its amazing waterfront views invite you to take a boat cruise into the Queen Charlotte Sound, to experience the deep clear blue waters, the many secluded bays and coves in the Sounds, swim with dolphins and see an array of wildlife along the way. Picton has activities and adventures for the whole family – Kayak in the sheltered bays; try your hand at Sailing or Charter a Launch; Mountain Biking; Gentle Bush Walks or the 70km Queen Charlotte Track; Wildlife and Conservation Sanctuaries; Aquarium; Cinema; Museums; Boutique Shopping specialising in New Zealand made Art, Craft and Gifts; have your own Picnic on the Foreshore, Cafes and Restaurants where you can indulge in local seafood and enjoy the world famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
With so many things to do and see in Picton you will need to stay more than one day. Choose from wide range of accommodation options – Bed and Breakfast, Hotels, Motels, Holiday Parks, Backpackers and Bachs.
Picton, Marlborough Sounds is a very special paradise, the Heart of Natural New Zealand – we look forward to seeing your soon!

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Poitiers

Poitiers

As a roman Capital or a university city, Poitiers can claim for 2000 years of histoiry written and woven in its current landscape. Bathed with two rivers, ‘le Clain’ and ‘la Boivre’, the Poitiers headland welcome its visitors in an historical center full of character. The green of its valeys, parks and gardens, its market places and lively crowd come to light along streets and pathes. The city, its districts and environments come to the eyes of people taking time to discover them… with a greeter for sure!

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Rennes

Rennes

Rennes, Brittany’s capital, the ideal place for your next short stay!
Among the attractions of this dynamic, lively city are a rich and diverse architectural heritage, charming mediaeval streets, a large pedestrian area perfect for a stroll, the quality and variety of its shops and the conviviality of its many restaurants. Rennes, have a lot of facets to show.
One of the good ways to discover the city is through the eyes of a resident. A Rennes Greeter will introduce you to his areas of interest andfavorite places… In two words: his “own Rennes”. An authentic way based on discussions, exchange and conviviality which will take you off the beaten path.
Let yourself enjoy this experience. Discover Rennes with one of our GREETERS!

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Rotondella

Rotondella

If you want to know more about life in an Italian village with less than 5,000 inhabitants, our Greeters are very much willing to share their knowledge. as they are willing to show you the best markets, tell you about the small beaches they prefer or advice you on the most beautiful day trips.Or maybe you want to know where we drink our espresso?
Anyway, we invite you cordially to book a Rotondella Greeter an get to learn more about beautiful southern Italy.

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Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Discover the dynamism, energy and striking modern architecture of Rotterdam, the largest and most important port in Europe. The town centre was bombed flat in World War 2 and since then the story has been one of renewal and regeneration – but always with respect for what stood before.

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Rueil-Malmaison

Rueil-Malmaison

A few minutes only from Paris, our city is a breath of fresh air with a green setting. We are looking forward to meeting you and share a friendly moment together. So why not come for a walk on the banks of the Seine or discover the small streets of our city center ? The memories of Empress Josephine and Napoleon Bonaparte still linger there ! In the city center you find the small village of Rueil, which despite its proximity to Paris and the business center of Defense close by has kept its soul and charm of a traditional french village. Our greeters will uncover its secrets in its small streets and parks that once hosted famous historical characters … On the banks of the Seine, follow the steps of Impressionist painters and discover the banks of the Seine where nature is always present. Along the Seine, this walk is a good way to experience the feeling of the guinguettes and the freedom of that time. A good escape from the noise of the bustling city of Paris in a relaxed atmosphere. Rueil-Malmaison is a city that will undoubtedly surprise you. If you have the courage to leave Paris for a few hours during your next stay, you won’t be disappointed … Travellers, we are waiting for you !

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Saint Germain en Laye

Saint Germain en Laye

Come to visit our city in a different way! How? With one of our Greeters.
You will discover Saint-Germain-en-Laye – city of kings of France – through the eyes of an inhabitant.
Walk’s topics are diversified because Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a destinationwith many advantages: royal town, extraordinary environment, town center particularly lively, picturesque streets.
We offer Greets in English and German, maybe soon in other languages.
Let’s share together a local life experience!

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Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg Greeters do not waste time giving long descriptions of places as if reading aloud a thick dryly written guidebook.We do not stuff the tourist’s memory with a huge lot dates and figures which some official guides are often tempted to do.We are not guides, but hospitable hosts who can’t wait to show our guest to everything we love about Saint Petersburg and all that we are proud of in it.With us the traveler does not walk along the beaten path paved by tour operators, but mingles with the locals and takes part in their everyday life.He is no longer an observer who watches the city from behind a tourist bus window.

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Sélestat Alsace

Sélestat Alsace

Town of traditions, humanist city ; with its discreet charm and its exceptional heritage, Sélestat will amaze you. Bound to its customs an regional roots, this town fascinates the visitors at very first sight tanks to its own history which unveils at each street corner over the different seasons.
The Humanist Library is the cultural treasure of Sélestat : the library of Beatus Rhenanus was inscribed in the UNESCO’s Memory of the world Register in May 2011; the religious heritage makes two magnificent churches face each other ; delicious fragrances issue from the Maison du Pain ; the regional nature reserve Ill*Wald is just outside the city; the half-timbered houses, the exquisite restaurants, the stork nests, the numerous high-quality events, shows and exhibitions, alternative music festival or animations… Sélestat offers a different perspective of Alsace.

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Shanghai

Shanghai

Shanghai is a city that is constantly changing and will often catch you off guard. The history of the city is enchanting and breathtaking. Its blooming opportunities have mesmerized businessmen, merchants and expats from all over the world. If you want to live a unique experience and know a different side of Shanghai; if you want to know places in the city that do not appear in the official tourist guides, we recommend that you request a Shanghai Greeter.

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Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke is a thriving urban center at the convergence of the Magog and St. Francis rivers. Whether you’re searching for peaceful walks or urban hikes filled with action, Sherbrooke has the paths you’re looking for. And what about the 14 giant fresco murals showcase the city’s oldest neighborhoods?! Beautiful houses in the Old North are tangible signs of the English-speaking community’s significant contribution to the city’s development. In summer, several festivals, concerts, and events are held in the city. Outdoor enthusiasts can play golf, use the cycling trails along rivers and encircling the city. Come winter plenty of activities as well: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoe, tube sliding and fatbike. Sherbrooke’s Greeters are ready to show you around and share some hidden gems of the city. Discover Sherbrooke with us!

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Skellefteå

Skellefteå

Welcome to Skellefteå in Swedish Lapland!Skellefteå is the southern entry into Swedish Lapland. Half the population (of a total of approx. 72.000) inhabits the country side – next door to wild salmon rivers, hundreds of lakes, dense forests and miles and miles of coastline. The other half dwell in a modern city; a seamless transition from urban to rural defining the good life in the subarctic – stretching from fine dining to cooling winter swims.Even for a Swede, Skellefteå is way up north. Here thegreat, virgin forests are dense, the waters wild and pure and the sun doesn’t set for 100 days in summer. Some might call Skellefteå remote and rural. Some would probably even call it wild, who knows? The only thing we are absolutely sure about is that we wouldn’t be anywhere else in the world but here. And we like to call this heaven on earth.Now, take this opportunity to explore Skellefteå together with one of our greeters and get your own personal experience of Swedish Lapland.

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Sofia

Sofia

Sofia is a mystery full of extreme contrasts. In order for you to conquer Sofia, the capital of the cyrillic alphabet, and get to know its lively citizens within a short stay, you would either need the help of a friend or the free advice of an open-minded local… so get a greeter!
And remember – you’re not just a tourist, you’re a friend!

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Strängnäs

Strängnäs

Strängnäs has an inviting city centre with well-preserved buildings that survived the great fire of 1871.Since 1120 Strängnäs has been a bishop seat and played in the Middle Ages an important role as church administrative city.The Cathedral and the buildings around remind us of different periods of time.Join us on a private walk and discover the city.Hear what it´s like to live here and get to know the place in a relaxed an informal atmosphere.Strängnäs is easily accessible for visitors. Thereare frequent train services from Stockholm and Eskilstuna and by car it´s only about a 60 minutes’ drive from Stockholm.

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Sydney

Sydney

So you’re planning a visit to Sydney? We couldn’t be happier! Sydney Greeters are enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers who enjoy showing off their city and providing an insider’s orientation to Sydney for visitors. With no pre-set itineraries, your Sydney Greeter will take you on a personalised Greet of the city’s (hidden) treasures, some of which might not be found on any tourist maps. We welcome visitors from all over the world. Our organisation aims to help you experience Sydney and encourage understanding of Australian culture & people. Visitors will leave with a better appreciation of the diversity of Sydney.

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Tananarive

Tananarive

Discovering people with traditions. Based on gratuity, voluntary work and cultural exchange, the Greeter activity creates links between Antananarivo and its visitors who immerse themselves in the city.

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Tehran

Tehran

Tehran is the capital city of our unique Iran and beating heart of this grand country, we, greeters of Tehran want to show the real Tehran to the world. Iranian is famous for their hospitality, wide hospitality that is difficult to imagine. We accompany you in this metropolitan area with our Iranian culture of hospitality.Our Tehran can attractive you with its history, each corner of old Tehran is full of memory from 1796, can engage you with its old bazaar, carpet lovers know what I mean! Tehran can keep you satisfied with delicious dishes, to eat or not to eat is not the question, modern or traditional, that is the question and finally, Tehran keeps you calm with its skirts, in the north Alborz mountain range and in the south Rey plain.We love our Tehran and will help you to find the love of this Middle Eastern metropolis.

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Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Known as the city that never sleeps, Tel-Aviv is a popular tourist destination. It is renowned for its 24-hour culture, historical sights, Mediterranean beaches, bars, restaurants, cafés, parks, shopping, and quaint neighborhoods.
In 2003 UNESCO declared The White City – the unique urban and historical fabric of Tel-Aviv – as a World Cultural Heritage due to the architectural qualities of the buildings, streets, squares and avenues of Tel-Aviv.
Tel-Aviv is a fun and hip beach town. Throw in year-round sunshine, 10 miles of seafront and an iconic collection of original architecture, and Tel-Aviv emerges as the perfect mix of the contemporary and the classic.
We offer you an extraordinary experience that will give your stay a special flavor. You can get a unique insight into our city. Our Greeters host you on a two-to-four hour visit to numerous destinations and activities.

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Tokyo

Tokyo

Why don’t you walk through Tokyo with us?
It is the best way to see Tokyo as we Tokyoites do.
Along the way you will pass through beautifully landscaped gardens, ancient temples and shrines, bustling shopping arcades and open air markets, crowded business districts and quiet residential streets.
You will be surrounded by traditional architecture and tall gleaming skyscrapers of glass and steel. Thousands of restaurants beckon with neon signs and paper lanterns.
Smiles are everywhere, excitement is in the air and a surprise waits around every corner.

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Toronto

Toronto

Discover the real Toronto with residents who love their city! The Toronto Greeters Program provides a free and unique way to experience the city’s vibrant neighbourhoods and districts with locals who have volunteered to show you their favourite spots. Please give us at least one week notice to match you with a Toronto Greeter.

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Toulouse

Toulouse

As an active and modern city, Toulouse is known as the « tiny Barcelone » by its 90 000 students that represent a fourth of its population. The town has a high reputation for its inborn taste to party. From Spain, it takes long “apperitif” time with tapas taken ‘en terrasse”, naps in sunny parks, festive and friendly lunches and musical and artistic festivals. Greeters will help you to discover and choose among all the different aspect and programs offered by the city.

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Tours – Val de Loire

Tours – Val de Loire

The Tours Greeters are welcoming you to give you the keys for a wonderful stay in Tours, the main entrance of the Loire Valley.
Here you are, in the ‘French gardens’ as used to tell the kings of the France, near the famous chateaux of the Loire valley.

With the eyes of a “Tourangeau”, you will discover all the facets of this city, the cathedral, the banks of the Loire, the old medieval town, and also taste the French wines and gastronomy.
Walking or cycling, find places off the beaten track with ourTours Greeters and enjoy your stay.

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Troyes dès l’Aube

Troyes dès l’Aube

The Greeters from Troyes will welcome you warmly for your first visit in Troyes and will be able to tell you about their lives in the wonderful, charming and peaceful capital of Champagne area!
They will take you to the places they most like, as their neighborhoods, art fairs, little shops, … And will make you discover unbelievable cellars from the 12th century and hidden courtyards, former factories from the 19th century or small incredible medieval alleys.
They will share with you their love for Troyes gastronomy and will take you to the original market place.
They will also help you to organize your stay: they will be able to give you advice for visiting the best museums, the richest stained glass windows churches or the countryside
Outside Troyes, they can take you for a walk in orchards and taste cider, vineyards and taste Champagne or just go biking on the best trails near the lakes, admiring the birds.

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Valence Romans

Valence Romans

Valence Romans is the strategic capital of the Drôme département, and is the gateway to the South of France.Situated where the Vercors Mountain meets the Ardèche, on the banks of the mighty Rhône river, the cities of Valence, Romans and the surroundingarea reflect our lifestyle, a way of life on a human scale.The greeters of Valence Romans are passionate about their territory, where they know all the secrets! They are willing to make you discover the region according to their hobbies: hiking, cycling, architecture, photography, nature, historical heritage, . . . .Our greeters are looking forward to meet you!

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Vallée de Munster

Vallée de Munster

The Valley of Munster is a mountain community of 16 towns and villages over an area of 30 square kilometers. In France, we are the first to mount a Greeter organization for this kind of area.
The valley is located in the northeast of France, in Alsace,and is situated 18 kilometers from Colmar, Frédéric Bartholdi’s hometown, and 64 kilometers from Strasbourg, the European Capital.
We are a quiet place between the Vosges Mountains and the Plain of Alsace. The valley of Munster is a great place to enjoybeautiful landscapes and outdoor activities including mountain biking, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing, as well as a multitude of cultural activities such as visiting museums, traditional farms, wine tasting, or even enjoying its famous Munster cheese.

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Var-Provence

Var-Provence

Come and discover Toulon and provencal villages around. Live a while as a kid of the bay “minot de la rade”, or as a “fada de Besagne”, (son of Besagne, a local) ! Come and walk on the Rugby Club legends avenue, meet us to share culture, culinary specialties or to contemplate gorgeous sceneries.Var Provence greeters will welcome you and will be more than happy to show you their favorite spots.

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Versailles

Versailles

Versailles: a worldwide known Palace… Did you know Versailles is not only the Sun King city but an example of French traditions and refinement?
The historic ‘old’ town is where you will learn about the French Revolution that started in the real royal Tennis Court. From there, you will discover the imposing Cathedral, the King’s Kitchen Garden…
Nearby is the Antiques Quarter: in the 18th century, this place housed the tribunal court and was surrounded by a series of courtyards, smaller dwellings . . .and a prison!
Let our Greeters show you around and share their Versailles with you: no doubt they will unveil some of Versailles’ best kept secrets for you! You might even end the day enjoying a drink in some amazing place, known by the locals only . ..

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Vézère

Vézère

The Vézère Valley and its basin display many treasures: a river, preserved landscapes, the presence of Humanity for more than 400,000 years, a typical rural
heritage, gastronomy with a gourmet reputation, a culture all in relief, ancestral traditions, tales and fantastic legends.

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Vienna

Vienna

Come on a free, private and personal walk through the city. Walks are open to everyone, alone or in small groups up to a maximum of six people. At least one member of the group must be 18 years old or older. Tell us a little bit about yourselves and what you’re interested in, and we’ll do our best to find a Greeter for your visit. Once we’ve found a Greeter, they will contact you by email. If we are unable to organise a Greet for your visit, we will contact you directly and let you know.

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Worthing

Worthing

Located on England’s South Coast just 80 minutes from London by train, the historic town of Worthing makes the perfect base for exploring wider Sussex including Arundel Castle, Brighton and Chichester.
Situated between the sea and the famous South Downs National Park, Worthing offers accommodation to suit all needs and pockets. Cycling, walking and water sports fans will love Worthings outdoor offer. Whilst culture junkies can take in a show at one of our internationally acclaimed theatres or vintage cinema, visit the Museum or one of our quirky beach hut grt galleries.

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Wuppertal

Wuppertal

Usually Wuppertal is associated with the world-famous suspension railway, called “Schwebebahn”, which trails above the “Wupper”. Bu there is much more to explore in the largest city of the average mountain region “Bergisches Land”. Wuppertal impresses with extensive public green space, often only accessible by climbing stairs.
Even so, the city has also a lot to offer regarding culture, art and citizens initiatives, such as the cultural center Utopiastadt. Discover the unique features of Wuppertal, accompanies by a local greeter! Visit us on the internet at www.wuppertal-greeter.de

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Zurich

Zurich

There are so many things to do and see in Zurich: take a stroll along the lake, hop on a vintage tram, or climb to the rooftop terrace of a container tower. Zurich is also the city of “badis”, bathing areas with bars on the rivers and the lake, repurposed warehouses and factories, the singing Christmas tree, and last but not least, it has the world’s biggest church clock face!

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