About us


You travel to shift your boundaries and expand your knowledge of the world. That same love of adventure and discovery motivates us. Guiding is an extension of the curiosity and commitment that led us to academic research, teaching and journalism. As brainy guides, we look for the crucial detail, the vital, quirky fact that illuminates local cultures while also revealing global contexts.


You get a tangible feel for the players: the elites who influenced the dramatically changing fortunes of our cities, the citizens who established local traditions, the outcasts whose grievances still haunt the streets they inhabited, the artists and radicals who shaped intellectual cultures and, finally, the martyrs and saviors who bestowed their heroism on the cities that celebrate them.


We craft engaging tours that reveal centuries of history in insightful ways because we care about the past and futures of the cities that we help you to explore. And we appreciate the impulse that brings you here.

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