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We give you the benefits of a
professional tour guide
+ the freedom of a guidebook.

Get a custom travel guide ready made for you and your trip - everything you need to travel worry-free and with confidence.

How It Works

Answer a few questions about where you’re headed and how you like to travel – your pace, interests, food preferences, and more.

We create (along with the latest tech) a personal travel guide that knows you and knows the area.

Receive a complete custom travel guide with unbiased recommendations, digital maps, reservation capabilities, and more…everything you need on your trip right at your fingertips.

We keep things easy.
One simple price.

$10 per travel day

You could get a 3 day guide covering your time in Rome for only $30, or you could get an 8 day guide covering your entire trip to Rome, London, and Paris for only $80. Whatever your needs, we are here to make it happen.

We save you an average of $150 per day compared to fully escorted tour guides.

Don’t get us wrong we love local tours, in fact we recommend many of them in our guides, but we also know you don’t need a tour guide every day to explore on your own. Many of the best sites and experiences are free or require a small admission, you simply need to know where they are and how best to make it happen.

Happy Guidester Customers

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  • positive review We had a wonderful trip planned by Guidester. They recommenced us to the Black Forest region of Germany as well as adding on Austria. Both were additions we never thought of and ended up being our favorite parts of the trip. The guide had lots of helpful tips and some... read more

    Jennifer Lommel Avatar
    Jennifer Lommel
    10/16/2019
  • positive review My husband and I recently took a trip to Ireland, our first international trip together. We had soooo many questions, concerns, ideas of places we wanted to visit. It was frustrating and confusing to sort through ALL of the things that went into this trip. Before we left for our... read more

    Daniella Elaine Avatar
    Daniella Elaine
    9/27/2019
  • positive review Wow, wow, wow is all I can say about Guidester!! I reached out for a guide for my short 4 day trip to Paris, within a day I had my very own personal guide. The guide included day trips, personal tours, dining, and just all around tips. We booked 3... read more

    Bonnie Zimmerman Bard Avatar
    Bonnie Zimmerman Bard
    8/20/2019
  • positive review Italy was a dream come true for me; especially seeing Venice. I could have never pulled off what Jack did for all of us. The tours were amazing; the food was beyond my expectations and all the different places we got to explore and the amazing hotels made... read more

    Andrea Lenzen Avatar
    Andrea Lenzen
    8/08/2019
  • positive review Great travel guides to get the most out of a vacation, domestically or internationally!

    Herbert J. Baumann Avatar
    Herbert J. Baumann
    8/07/2019
  • positive review My wife and I knew we wanted to take a trip to Mexico, but we had no idea where. The first place that Jack mentioned was Isla Mujeres, an island off the coast of Cancun. He explained that it was a more relaxed and off-the-beaten path destination in Mexico,... read more

    Ryan Garwitz Avatar
    Ryan Garwitz
    8/01/2019
  • positive review There is no way I could have put together the adventure that Guidester organized for us on the taste of Italy tour. To pack so much in, not feel rushed, have amazing place to stay just would not have happened I have always been a do it yourself person... read more

    Jim French Avatar
    Jim French
    7/25/2019
  • positive review Guidester provided a very personalized 10 day tour to Italy. It was well thought out from a scheduling perspective and the hotels, restaurants and tours were top-notch. Jack made it so easy -- I had no time to plan a trip for myself but needed a getaway. This was easy... read more

    Sarah Schaeffer Bernard Avatar
    Sarah Schaeffer Bernard
    7/24/2019
  • positive review My wife and I needed to go to Switzerland for business. Being totally unfamiliar with Switzerland we decided to have Guidester arrange our itinerary and we could not be happier. All of our transportation, hotels and daily activity suggestions were “Swiss” clockwork perfect. Thank you Guidester, we’re looking forward to... read more

    Leonard Wren Avatar
    Leonard Wren
    7/22/2019
  • positive review Thank you forever to Jack Bauman for giving my soul wings and opening my heart to Italy! Always, #1 on my proverbial' bucket list', Italy has felt like a remote promise.
    Fast forward to late winter 2019 and receiving (a sign from above??) an email from Guidster: Italy tour summer...
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    Kristine Keller Avatar
    Kristine Keller
    7/19/2019

"But I love planning my trip myself"

We hear this all the time.

Save 40 hours or more

The average person spends 40+ hours travel planning before and during their trip. Leave it to us to provide you with a custom guide full of unbiased recommendations curated just for you – right at your fingertips.

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By cutting through the noise, you can focus on what matters most to you. Hidden gems you won't find on your own, tips & tricks on how to get the most out of sites, and custom maps ensure you never miss out.

Avoid unnecessary mishaps

Hold on—is that restaurant open on Tuesdays? What’s the tipping etiquette in Italy? What else is around me I might want to see now? We've got it covered. Travel with confidence knowing you've got all the right information.

Ready to start planning your perfect trip? Let’s go!

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*95% of our guides are delivered in less than 48 hours. What about the other 5%? If you’re visiting a less-traveled destination, we’ll need a few extra days to be sure you have everything you’ll need for your trip. But don’t worry – you won’t spend any extra time (or money) for your customized guide.