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.
Amiens et l’Amiènois recèlent des trésors cachés.
L’un des habitants vous y attend, en ami, pour une balade. Il vous fera découvrir la ville, vous transmettra les bons plans et conseils pour des visites guidées, vous dévoilera les spécialités gourmandes et où les déguster…
Vous serez agréablement surpris par cette ville tranquille qui vaut le détour…et mérite le retour !
Comme l’écrivait Jules Verne à l’un de ses amis : « Sur le désir de ma femme, je me fixe à Amiens, ville sage, policée et d’humeur égale ». Inscrivez-vous pour une balade!
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.
Visiting Bamberg is like traveling through a 1000 years. Like being in Rome en Venice at the same time. You can even climb the seven hills Bamberg is built on, or you can take funicular across the Regnitz river.
Sawaddee from Bangkok
Bangkok is the name given to city by foreigners in the ages of the Ayutthaya Kingdom (app 1300 – 1700). We call our city « Krung Thep Maha Nakhon » which means the city of angels!
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!
On the seaside, in the vineyards, on the famous Canal du Midi or downtown Béziers : come and explore Béziers Méditerranée . 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!
Bilbao is a vigorous service city that is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalization process, started by the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum< Tourist arrivals registered a continued upward trend, reaching over 615,000 visitors in 2009. The trend was exponential considering that in 1995, Bilbao only counted 25,000 tourists. Bilbao also hosts 31% of the total Basque Country visitors, being the top destination of this autonomous community, outranking San Sebastián.
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.
Bordeaux est l’épicentre de tout le Bordelais, à une soixantaine de kilomètres de l’Océan, capitale de l’Aquitaine, lovée autour de la Garonne, Bordeaux a conservé son décor de théâtre, son atmosphère secrète et sa fierté un peu hautaine, souvent frondeuse vis-à-vis de Paris.
Elle doit sa fortune et son importance à ses vins, grâce à un terroir et un climat donnant les plus grands crus du monde, et à son port.
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!
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?
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?
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.
It’s the city that invented Ribenna, home of the most famous pirate who ever existed and world’s biggest manufacturer of hot air balloons. Come and discover this city in the most unique way with a true local ‘Bristolian’.
Burgas is the second largest city at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
Our city is famous for our artists and festivals, where close around the city we have some beautiful lakes with abundant bird life. The contrast will surprise you!
Calcutta is so much more than ‘just another’ huge Asian city! Our Greeters just love this city with its’ millions of inhabitants. Because we know where you can find rest, peace of mind. We know where to find some great places to have a healthy meal with the people that live here.
Chartres embarks on the Greeter adventure!
Come discover Chartres with people who are in love with this beautiful city, visit the places they enjoy.
The watchwords during these walks are: sharing, exchange and enjoyment.
At the end of the walk, you will see Chartres in a new light, beyond its famous cathedral and medieval city.
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.
Delhi is perhaps the only city in India which has preserved its historic roots despite becoming a commercial metropolitan.
From the Red fort to Chandni Chowk, from Humayun’s tomb to the Qutub Minar – you will be transported back in time whenever you are in one of these historic complexes.
The Hague, international city of Peace and Justice, has so much to offer!
If you are visiting The Netherlands, you shouldn’t forget to pay The Hague a visit. We as well have the famous Dutch canals and their old patrician houses (and yes, you can have a canal boat trip in The Hague as well).
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.
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.
Fulda Greeters – 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.
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.
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.
Hanoi is a multi-layered millefeunille of a city, built layer upon layer of history. Its triangular core of tightly packed shop houses locked in by rivers and lakes, contrasts with the gracious, broad leafy avenues, elaborate villas and ostentatious government buildings of French colonial era and the sleek new towers that have shot up in the past decades.
But what uniquely sets Hanoi apart from other Asian, or for that matter, Indochinese cities such as Vientiane, Phonom penh or even Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), is how openly yet discretely it displays its past, like a dowager wearing old lace, exposing a few old bones here and there in the form of its most venerable, often quietly tucked-away temples and pagodas.
Let a friendly, knowledgeable local give you an insider’s orientation to Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam!
Helsingborg is situated in the south part of Sweden and the region has a large diversity and the distances are short. You´ll find great nature reserves, international recognized hiking trails and Swedens first national tourist bicycle route starts here in Helsingborg.
Want to find out what the locals love about Helsinki?
Do you want to get familiar with historical architecture, have a picnic in the sunniest park there is, go on a hike in the nearby forest, visit the beautiful archipelago with its idyllic islands or just sit down and enjoy a drink in one of the most popular bars?
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 !
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to Kragujevac, the cradle of modern Serbia!
Experience the city located in the center of Serbia, surrounded by the preserved natural beauties of Sumadija. See where modern Serbian state is born and where most of the state institutions were established.
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 Greeter 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.
La Baie de La Baule Escoublac, classée parmi l’une des plus belles baies du monde, longue de 9 km, offre un terrain de jeux aux dimensions exceptionnelles ! Les Greeters de La Baule, aiment l’échange et le partage. Au delà du site et de la plage, ils vous donneront leurs regards, leurs anecdotes, leurs coins secrets…
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 .
En juillet 2005, l’UNESCO inscrit sur la liste du Patrimoine Mondial le centre du Havre reconstruit par Auguste Perret. IL réussit le pari de s’inspirer à la fois d’une tradition classique et d’une forte volonté de modernisation pour réinventer, sur 133 hectares, une cité unique à l’architecture lisible, aérée, harmonieuse et résolument innovante. Demandez à un Greeter de vous y balader.
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 ?
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 thissmall village.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Minsk Greeters show you their minsk: old and modern, quiet and vibrant, urban and full of green, classical and creative.
Since 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!
The best way to get to know Moscow is through the eyes of a resident.
But if you’re new to the city and are only visiting a short while, it is possible to meet someone who will take you off the beaten path to show you the real Moscow?
Mumbai, also known as Bombay, is a crowded city. And if you know your way around, it is one of the most beautiful cities you can imagine.
Of course you have to know your way around, well this is where Mumbai Greeters is getting into the picture!
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).
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.
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!
Nice, an authentic city bubbling with excitement…
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…
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).
Le Nord de la France, est marqué par le passé. Les grandes périodes historiques s’y lisent aujourd’hui dans les paysages. D’incomparables cathédrales gothiques surgissent dans le décor et côtoient résidences royales et lieux de souvenir de la Première Guerre Mondiale.
Lille, en pays de Flandre, région traversée par de nombreux canaux et ponctuée de moulins à vent, est une ville au riche patrimoine culturel et abrite un magnifique musée des Beaux Arts. L’architecture flamande se retrouve en Artois. Demandez au Greeters de vous les faire découvrir.
Being Serbia’s second largest city, less hectic and more laid-back, Novi Sad offers its visitors culture, vibrant nightlife, delectable cuisine, friendly people and alluring charm, all wrapped up with style.
Orléans est une des plus anciennes villes de France. Située au bord de la Loire entre Beauce et Gatinais, Forêt d’Orléans et Etangs de Sologne, elle allie un environnement prestigieux à une histoire riche en événement.
A travers les yeux passionnés d’orléanais, découvrez la petite histoire, celle de tous les jours…
Oststeiermark region is a rural area where you find green hills, woods, many orchards with fruits like apples, pears, peaches, apricots, and vineyards, fields with pumpkins. Lots of small historical villages and towns, but most of all enthusiastic Greeters!
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.
“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
Flânez dans les villages, les ruelles, empruntez des chemins creux séculaires, traversez des paysages verdoyants et vallonnés typiques du bocage, pour découvrir un patrimoine aux multiples facettes. Des châteaux, des moulins à vent ayant joué leur rôle lors des Guerres de Vendée, mais aussi un patrimoine industriel hérité du début du XXe siècle font l’identité et le paysage du Pays des Herbiers terres du Puy du Fou®
Capitale romane, ville universitaire, Poitiers peut revendiquer 2000 ans d’histoire inscrits et tissés dans son paysage actuel. Baigné par les rivières du Clain et de la Boivre, le promontoire de Poitiers accueille ses visiteurs dans un centre historique de caractère. La verdoyance de ses vallées, parcs et jardins, ses marchés et sa vie animée se dévoilent aux visiteurs au fil de ses rues, au fil de ses chemins.
La cité, ses quartiers et environs se révèlent ainsi à qui veut bien prendre le temps de les découvrir… avec un Greeter bien sur!
Rennes, Brittany’s capital, the iodeal 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.
A greet with a greeter leaves a lasting impression of the city or region, the warmth of its people, and the richness and diversity of its neighbourhoods, which each visitor can treasure for a lifetime and pass on to their families and friends.
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.
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.
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.
You can choose to visit some of the more historical sites in our city – or you we can go from the beaten path and walk along the Via Francigena to discover old castles, abbeys, ancient baths and maybe most of all the typical Tuscanstories that are part of our lives!
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.
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!
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.
Founded in 915 BC as “Stuotgarten”. 1519 described as “Stuttgart – the name the swabian people gave to paradise” by Ulrich von Hutten. Today: Big city, surrounded by forests and vines, located in a valley basin, cosmopolitan, well connected.
So you’re planning a visit to Sydney? We couldn’t be happier! Sydney Greeters are enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers. we enjoy showing off our city and providing an insider’s orientation to Sydney for visitors.
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.
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.
Known as the city that never sleeps, Tel-Aviv is a popular tourist destination. It is renowned for its 24-hour culture, Mediterranean beaches, bars, restaurants, cafés, parks, shopping and quaint neighborhoods.
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.
Cité active et moderne, surnommée la « Petite Barcelone » par les 90 000 étudiants qui représentent le quart de sa population (!), Toulouse est réputée pour son sens inné de la fête. De l’Espagne, elle puise le goût pour les longs apéritifs avec tapas en terrasses, les siestes dans les parcs ensoleillés, les repas conviviaux et les nombreux festivals musicaux ou artistiques. Les touristes profitent aussi avec joie de son intense vie culturelle tout au long de l’année avec ses multiples théâtres, musées, salles de concerts et casino.
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.
The Valley of Munster is a mountain community of 16 towns and villages over an area of 30 square kilometers.
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.
Vous désirez découvrir la Provence sous un angle différent, vivre quelques instants comme si vous étiez un « minot de la rade », un « fada de Besagne » bref un Toulonnais, marcher sur l’avenue des légendes du Rugby Club de Toulon, aller à la rencontre de la population pour des moments d’échanges culturels, gourmands ou encore admirer de magnifiques paysages.
Les greeters de Var Provence iront à votre rencontre et vous feront partager leur « coin », leurs « quartiers », leur « ville» dont ils sont fiers »
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.
Vranje is a historically and culturally important city located in the Pcinja District in southeast Serbia.
The city is home to many of the country’s oldest and most significant historical monuments and religious buildings, including Prohor Pcinjski Monastery, Pasha’s house, White bridge and Holy Trinity church.
Enjoy some inside knowledge about heritage & architecture; sites & attractions; arts & culture; or wining & dining. We will take you behind the regular scenes show you what you are in the mood for . . .
Whether you’re here for a weekend, on business or for a holiday, whether you know the city already or are visiting for the first time, we will make sure you’ll enjoy your time in Zurich with us.
See you in Zurich!
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