Want to be a local tour guide? Two great sites can help you list and market tours involving anything you’re knowledgeable and passionate about in your city. Bike tours; foodie tours; architectural oddities; historic tours; movie tours? You set the agenda.

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Viator allows you to register as a local tour guide and advertise tours of your own making.  You design the itinerary, determine when the tour is offered, set prices and determine how many people you can accommodate. The site does not hamper your imagination nor your ability to charge anything your heart desires. You pay nothing to sign up or list your tour. If someone buys through Viator, the company will deduct a commision. The site’s is a subsidiary of travel giant Trip Advisor, which is a significant positive. You can find out more about Viator here.

You can sign up with Viator here.


Like Viator, Tours by Locals allows guides to set the itinerary and price it, based on the amount of time it’s likely to take, your expenses and profit margin. You also determine how many people can participate in each tour. The site takes a 25% commission when someone books your tours. You can learn more about ToursByLocals here.

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