About Us

Viator Private Tour Guides is the largest online network of qualified local guides. Travelers can use this site to plan their tour and find the tour guide(s) that will fit their criteria most by reviewing individual tour guide profiles, their qualification information and guide reviews. For an even more customized experience, travelers can also contact the guide with questions, requests and any other thoughts they wish to address by using the onsite messaging system. 

With the help of expert local guides, travelers can gain insider access to their destination with customized, unique tours that address their interests and provide a richer travel experience. Make the most of your time on shore with a customized shore excursion, book a historical tour of Rome, live life like a local in Bangkok. The possibilities of experiences with Viator Private Tour Guides are limited only by your own imagination. 

Founded in 2008, Viator Private Tour Guides (formerly 'OurExplorer') was acquired by Viator, Inc. in 2010 and is part of the Viator, Inc. family of tours and things to do websites.


Become a Viator Private Tour Guide

Make your tourist guiding services less hectic and more profitable with the support of Viator. Our services to tourist guides listed on our site include: 

- Marketing initiatives/programs to promote you online 
- Dedicated Viator Teams from Engineering through to Customer Service 
- Easy and quick registration to the site 
- No registration fee 
- Low commissions


Book with Viator Private Tour Guides

We want you to have an unforgettable experience every time you travel. That's our one and only goal here at Viator. Viator Private Tour Guides website offers travelers a customized traveling experience. Here you can search for your ideal private tourist guide, communicate with the guides what you want to experience on your tour and most importantly we ensure that our guides are dependable to be your local expert.


Viator Private Tour Guides & WFTGA

Viator Private Tour Guides is the only private guide network endorsed by the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA).


"OurExplorer ( now 'Viator Private Tour Guides' ) is the only website we recommend to our members"
- Rosalind Newlands, World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (WFTGA) President 2008 - 2012


The official definition of 'tourist guide' adopted by the WFTGA in 2003:


"A person who guides visitors in the language of their choice and interprets the cultural and natural heritage of an area which person normally possesses an area-specific qualification usually issued and/or recognized by the appropriate authority."