Seeing the sights isn’t enough. You need someone to explain them to you to make them come to life. Someone who won’t just give you the kind of information you might glean from guidebooks, but show you how it’s done, or supply you with fresh insights and anecdotes to make your trip memorable.
So for instance if you’re in Amsterdam, they’ll take you to the Royal Delft Pottery workshop to see porcelain being hand-painted by expert artisans. Similarly were you to visit Seville, aside from the heady smell of orange blossoms and mandatory visit to its magnificent cathedral, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn flamenco dancing.
Local Specialists are local characters – dancers, archaeologists, geologists, artisans – whose remit is to take you deeper into local culture. So you don’t just see what’s new and different, you experience it in a way that’s fresh and vital.