How It Works

Welcome to TravelPapa Private Tour Guides! We make it quick and easy to order a tour or to offer your services as private guide and share your travel experience. We hope you will join the community of TravelPapa Private Tour Guides.
In creating our site, we wanted to make sure that everything here was intuitive, so both travelers and private tour guides could feel at home. Let us give you a brief tour of the site for travelers and private tour guides.
  • How to book excursion
  • How to post an excursion
  • Make the right choice

    On the home page for TravelPapa Private Tour Guides, just enter your destination country or city in the search box to find a list of tour guides and the tours they offer. The search results will show you what our private tour guides have to offer.

  • Get the whole story

    Once you’ve found the best tour for you, review the description of the tour.

  • Check the final price

    When you’ve found the tour you want, select the date and time you want.

  • Pay for the private tour guide's services

    You can pay for your private tour guide’s services in one of two ways: by credit card or from your PayPal account. On the search results page, review the offers that are best for you.

  • Taking your tour

    One day before the start of the tour (in local time) we will send you a reminder.

1Make the right choice

On the home page for TravelPapa Private Tour Guides, just enter your destination country or city in the search box to find a list of private guides and the tours they offer. The search results will show you what our private tour guides have to offer. And you can also add filters to the results to better target a tour that will fit your tastes.

2Get the whole story

Once you’ve found the best tour for you, review the description of the tour. Pay special attention to the sections on what is included and not included in the cost of the tour and any discounts that apply. You will also find the terms that apply for refunds. If you have questions, feel free to ask private tour guide using the messaging system. SMS will immediately notify private guide of your questions and allow them to answer you.

3Check the final price

When you’ve found the tour you want, select the date and time you want. Specify how many people you will bring on the tour, including any children and elderly travelers in your group (where applicable). Once you’ve entered this in, you will get the final cost of the tour.
Please note that this price is final and includes all additional costs and taxes that apply.

4Pay for the private tour guide's services

If you are satisfied with the terms of the tour and its price, click "Book Now". In the next window, fill in data about the participants of the tour and proceed to the payment page. Here you will be able to pay for your private tour guide’s services in one of two ways: by credit card or from your PayPal account. Please note that the amount to be paid, is not deducted from your account immediately, but only held until you confirm the success of the tour. If the tour is canceled through the fault of the private tour guide, we will make a full refund of your money. If the tour is canceled by you, the refund is carried out according to the rules established for that particular private tour guide’s services.

5Before you go on your tour

Once you book a tour and pay for it, you will be notified by email and in your Personal Account on the TravelPapa Private Tour Guides platform. There you will find a voucher and basic information on private tour guide and their contact details. We recommend that you print out the voucher. That will allow your tour guide to verify that you have booked the right tour and paid for their services. One day before the tour (in local time) we will send you a reminder. We strongly recommend that you get in touch with your private tour guide to confirm the time and exact address where the tour will begin, and include any information that will help you to recognize each other, especially in crowded places.

After completing your tour

Go to the dashboard to confirm that the tour actually took place. Let us know immediately if your paid tour did not happen through any fault on private tour guide’s part. If we do not receive a confirmation or dispute from you within seven days after the date of the planned tour, the tour will automatically be considered complete and any pending refund will be at the expense of the tour guide. However, we believe you will be pleased with the tour. Take the time to leave feedback on private tour guide profile and rate their skills. Your opinion is very important to us and to other travelers who might book tours with your tour guide! We also hope that you will share photos and videos of your tour on your personal page on our site. We will select the best of them to represent a country or a city on our site.

  • Sign up as a guide

    Only registered tour guides can offer their services on TravelPapa Private Tour Guides. The registration process is very simple.

  • Create a unique tour page

    Once you are registered as a tour guide, will have the option to Create a Tour in your My Account profile. On TravelPapa Private Tour Guides, you can create an unlimited number of tours under your profile.

  • Stay current

    TravelPapa Private Tour Guides allows private guides to quickly update their profiles and tour descriptions, adapting the rules of the tours by season, weather conditions or even socio-political events in the region.

  • Stay connected

    Give prompt answers to any questions from your potential travelers using the messaging system at the site.

  • Lead your tour

    Get payment and traveler reviews from 8 to 15 days after the tour.

1Sign up as a guide

Only registered guides can offer their services on TravelPapa Private Tour Guides. The registration process is very simple. But we strongly recommend that, after providing basic information about yourself, you answer all additional questions in your My Account profile. This information will allow potential customers to judge your skills and make the right choices. Please note that online registration for TravelPapa Private Tour Guides is free.

2Create a unique tour page

Once registered as a private tour guide, you will have the option to Create a Tour in your Personal Account. On that page, fill in all of the fields to give the best and most detailed description of your tour. If you need to pause while creating the tour description, you can save the page as a draft and return to it whenever you are ready to complete it. Once you feel like the tour description is complete, click Publish.

On TravelPapa Private Tour Guides, you can create an unlimited number of tours under your profile.

3Stay current

TravelPapa Private Tour Guides allows guides to quickly update their profiles and tour descriptions, adapting the rules of the tours by season, weather conditions or even socio-political events in the region. Pay particular attention to keeping your working days and the times of your tours up to date. If you regularly ignore this requirement, management reserves the right to suspend your profile until you make the appropriate changes to your profile and tour descriptions.

4Stay connected

Give prompt answers to any questions from your potential travelers using the messaging system at the site. If, for any reason, you have to cancel a booked tour, inform the traveler as soon as possible, so they can get a refund and choose another private tour guide.

5Before starting your tour

One day before the tour starts (in local time) we will send you a reminder. We strongly recommend that you contact all of the travelers to confirm the time and exact address where the tour will begin, and include any information that will help you to recognize each other, especially in crowded places.

After completing your tour

Go to the dashboard to confirm that the tour actually took place. Let us know immediately if your paid tour did not happen through any fault on the traveler’s part. In the absence of a claim by either party against the other, private tour guides will be paid for their services from 8 to 15 days after the tour. Private tour guides will be able to monitor the state of their account and manage withdrawal of funds through their Personal Account. We remind you that the travelers who use your services can offer feedback on your work and evaluate your skills. And, from your side, you can also share with colleagues your opinions on travelers you have worked with as a private tour guide.

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