Local Experts

Deeper Local Insights

We know that many of your vacation memories are shaped by the people you encounter along the way, so we make sure you get to meet and mingle with the locals. Our Local Experts possess a wealth of knowledge in their particular field and love providing real insights into local traditions or natural landscapes of iconic destinations. These skilled and entertaining speakers include local storytellers, professional naturalists, botanists, geologists and historians who may join you during your journey.

Here is just a sample of Local Experts you could meet:

Liverpool, England

Learn about the life and times of The Beatles in their hometown of Liverpool, United Kingdom with Philip Coppell, a Beatles expert with an overwhelming 20 years’ experience. Philip will show you some of The Beatles most famous places such as Penny Lane, the inspiration for the 1967 hit song plus venues such as The Cavern, Town Hall, Empire Theatre, The Barbers Shop all made famous by the Fab Four.

Featured on: Scenic England, Best of Britain

San Francisco, USA

Our Local Expert takes you on a historical 'flower-power' journey back to the 1960s hippie scene in the Haight Ashbury District, San Francisco. Take in the rock 'n' roll art, fashion and architecture as she relives stories from the era of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and countless others of the alternative music revolution.

Featured on: San Francisco & Wine Country Delights

White sandy beaches and jungles in Costa Rica

Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Meet an inspiring Local Expert from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortugero. Discover the importance of the turtles to Costa Rica and the world, the different species that exist and the vital work of the Foundation through a fascinating visual presentation.

Featured on: Monkey, Jungles and Volcanoes

A Local Expert insight into Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Queensland, Australia

Discover the remarkable, natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef with a Local Expert. Board a semi-submersible vessel to enjoy a captivating presentation as you marvel at the dazzling colors and vibrancy of the tropical marine life. Be amazed by what you learn, from fish identification and the marine food chain to the fascinating survival skills of the Mushroom Coral!

Featured on: Discover Australia

Bonsai Garden Asia

Private Bonsai Garden, Vietnam

Meet Ms Ton Nu at her private bonsai garden to learn about the preparation and fertilization of the land and try your hand at creating different shapes on some bonsai trees.

Featured on: Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia

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