ToursByLocals is an international private tour provider that connects discerning travelers in search of customized, private tours with handpicked tour guides.

ToursByLocals connects travelers with handpicked local guides that offer half-, full- or multi-day customized, private excursions.

ToursByLocals was founded in 2008 by Paul Melhus and Dave Vincent. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Buenos Aires, Kuala Lumpur and Glasgow.

ToursByLocals’ experienced, insightful tour guides promise to enrich your vacations with authentic, personalized experiences everywhere you travel.

ToursByLocals currently has 4,130 professional guides in more than 160 countries offering approximately 15,000 different tours.


ToursByLocals has raised C$33M in a Series A financing on Jan 13, 2020. The round is backed by Tritium Partners.



  • Year founded: 2008
  • Funding Info: C$33M over 1 Round (Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: $45M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Vancouver
  • State: British Columbia
  • Country: Canada
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