The Perfect Tool For Your Next Trip

A personal guide that knows the area and knows you, right in your pocket.

Planning a trip?

The process of planning a trip is antiquated, forcing you to search multiple resources, spend countless hours, and sort through biased reviews.

Travel is evolving.

You need a tool that will adapt to you, distill it all down, and help plan your trip with freedom and flexibility.

Guidester is a virtual travel guide
Unbiased recommendations curated by real professionals.

Guidester is a virtual travel guide

Unbiased recommendations curated by real professionals.

Get your Guidester for
$10 a travel day

Each guide includes:

  • Personal recommendations on things to see and do
  • Attractions, tours, dining, shopping, and nightlife
  • Quick facts about each location
  • Local tips & customs
  • Interactive maps

See what fellow travelers have to say!

  • positive review We had a wonderful trip planned by Guidester. Jack 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

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    Jennifer Lommel
  • 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

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    Daniella Elaine
  • positive review Wow, wow, wow is all I can say about Jack Baumann and 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.... read more

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    Bonnie Zimmerman Bard
  • 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

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

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    Herbert J. Baumann
  • positive review My wife and I knew we wanted to take a trip to an all-inclusive resort, 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... read more

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    Ryan Garwitz
  • positive review There is no way I could have put together the adventure that Jack 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... read more

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    Jim French
  • positive review Jack 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
  • 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 Jack, we’re looking...
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    Leonard Wren
  • 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
  • positive review I used Guidester for a trip that I took solo to Ireland. I had no idea where to go or what to do but had always dreamed of visiting Ireland. As a single working mom running my own business, I had very little time to devote to research... read more

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    Angelyn Mitchell
  • positive review We had 2 guides prepared for us for upcoming family vacations. One to San Diego and the other to Spain so two very different trips. The guides for both are absolutely outstanding. No matter if you are looking for a guide for a 4 day trip or a 2 week... read more

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    Amy Gill
  • positive review Annual girl’s trip to Cabo needed guidance. That’s when I found Guidester. What a fun and easy experience! I selected what we typically like to do from the questionnaire, Jack and his team planned a fantastic trip! Hands down, will call on Guidester for the next getaway.

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    Phyllis Wiemann Baker
  • positive review Gudester is the new way to make travel plans--especially for those of us who work full time and have families. We used Guidester for our trip to Colorado and were able to save time and enjoy many attractions we might otherwise have missed. Plus, we printed the app, which makes... read more

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    Tim Adornetto
  • positive review My wife and I had Guidester put together a book for us for our trip to Fort Myers Florida. They collected all kinds of amazing information (activities, restaurants, night life, etc.). They even told us the hours of operation and the cost for things we might want to see or... read more

    David Berger Avatar
    David Berger

The Value of Guidester

Experience exactly what YOU want based on your travel style.

Love art and history? Are you a sightseer or more leisurely paced?
Maybe you’re a foodie!

No matter how you travel or what you want to do,
your Guidester has the information you need.

Stay ahead of the average traveler with insider tips and tricks.

Have you ever visited a place and wish you’d done it differently if you’d just known better?

With Guidester you’ll know better before you go. 

Be prepared with local customs and essential information.

From local tipping etiquette to the best way to get around your destination, we’ve got you covered. 

Everything you’ll need to travel like a pro is conveniently included in your guide. 

You'll navigate like a local
using interactive maps.

Your custom Google™ map has all your points of interest mapped out for you! 

Now you’ll know when that classic tourist spot is just around the corner!

How does it work?

Tell us
where you’re headed and how you like to travel

Our real travel experts
(and the latest tech)
create the perfect guide
for your trip

Download your
digital custom guide to your phone in as little as 48 hours*

*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.