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Off the beaten track city breaks with Not In The Guidebooks are designed to take you to the places you would never find yourself by putting you in touch with local people who have an intimate knowledge of their home city. They help you find the very best places to eat, the unique activities that make your break unforgettable, and help you get under the skin of a city and culture so that you leave feeling as though you have experienced Rome, Paris or Porto like a local.

Our passionate local guides will ensure your city break isn’t the bog-standard long weekend, by taking you to the hidden gems the tourists miss, showing you where the locals go to get the very best authentic food and wine, and packing your itinerary with city highlights from a unique perspective as well as unusual local activities that may even take you beyond the city limits.

Instead of spending time searching for the best things to do in the city, a Not In The Guidebooks city break gets you effortlessly off the beaten track to scratch far beneath the touristy surface of a city. Whether it’s dinner at a traditional Fado house in Lisbon, a magical nighttime cruise to see the Northern Lights in Reykjavik, or tasting Cicchetti in a Venetian lagoon, with Not In The Guidebooks, we can guarantee your city break will be upgraded from an average long weekend into an unforgettable one.

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We source the best authentic, local experiences

  • Explore the country and places that most tourists don’t see
  • Find hidden gems & activities that really interest you

We are a global cooperative of the best local operators

  • Our local partners have a share in the success of our business
  • All our experiences support local communities, wildlife and environment

Private modular experiences to build your own itinerary

  • Create your own itinerary with as much or as little activity and relaxation as you want
  • There are some options for you to join a group for part of your trip

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  • Fully ABTA bonded
  • Secure payment system & 24/7 emergency support