FIND A LOCAL FOR A TAILOR-MADE CITY TOUR
Where’s your next trip? With the Showaround app, you can book a local for a private tour whilst on-the-go and take traveling to a completely different level – meet locals from all around the world and discover the true beauty of any city from an insider’s perspective. Choose the perfect buddy to explore a new place with based on their personality, hobbies, or experience.
Create your own personalised tour, plan activities in advance, and communicate with locals, all in one place. Skip the tourist traps and spend time visiting the sights that truly interest you - whether it’s an art gallery opening, sipping Champagne on a terrace somewhere, or just walking along the streets of an old town, Showaround locals will have you covered.
SIGN UP AS A LOCAL
Become a Showaround local, give tours in your city, and get a chance to meet students, backpackers, professionals and other travelers from every corner of the world. Share with them the best your city has to offer – and with flexible schedule, you can show people around as much as you like, whenever you like.
AS A TOURIST, YOU CAN:
• Automatically see the locals in the selected area;
• Filter locals according to your search criteria: languages, activities and more;
• When traveling, you can simply create a Trip for your next destination and receive offers from locals with suggestions for your visit.
AS A LOCAL, YOU CAN:
• Add photos to your travel profile;
• Specify the languages you can speak;
• Write a bit about yourself;
• Tell more about what kind of guided tours you’re offering, including activities such as nightlife, culture, food, etc.;
• See how many tourists are looking for a local buddy in your hometown;
• Send offers to visitors.
We will ask you to enable the Location Background mode on your device in order to track your current location and suggest locals nearby. As with most apps, please be aware that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
The payment method for the Membership is an auto-recurring periodic subscription method. Membership can be purchased for the duration of one month (from 9,99 EUR to 59,99 EUR), three months (from 19,99 EUR to 119,99 EUR) or one year (from 59,99 EUR to 349,99 EUR). The payment method for the Membership is an auto-recurring periodic subscription method. When you initially subscribe for a Membership, you will be charged immediately for the initial period of the Subscription at the then-current fee. If you purchase an auto-recurring periodic subscription through an in app purchase, your IAP Account will be billed continuously for the subscription until you cancel. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. After your initial subscription commitment period, and again after any subsequent subscription period, your subscription will automatically continue for an additional equivalent period, at the price you agreed to when subscribing. If you do not wish your subscription to renew automatically, or if you want to change or terminate your subscription, you will need to log in to your IAP account and follow instructions to cancel your subscription at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can read more on https://www.showaround.com/info/terms-of-service and https://www.showaround.com/info/privacy-policy pages.
We're working hard to improve the Showaround app, so if You enjoy using it, please take a moment to review it. Thanks!
In this version we worked on stability improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
The app operates great. I didn’t run into any issues, operationally.
Unfortunately you aren’t going to get much out of the app. All these 5 star reviews are false, created by programmers, just like a lot of the “locals” available. Specifically the “free” or cheaper priced profiles. I’m traveling to a single area for an entire month, contacted 7+ profiles multiple times, and didn’t get a single response. I’m guessing the cheaper profiles are to get you to buy the app. I can’t confirm they are bots. Probably those who wanted to use the app, but are required to create a profile showing they are “show-a-rounders” in their are. Don’t get to excited.
The idea for the app is great, runs well, but I’m traveling alone. My budget is tight and can’t afford $20 to even $60 an hour to be shown around! Purchasing the app is $18 I won’t get back.
Unless you have some serious money to burn paying a local to show you around, just talk to your hotel front desk or Airbnb owners. It would just have been nice to at least get a response... 😕
Don't get me wrong, the app works fine, despite a few glitches here and there, however I feel like the cost is high to sign up, and 90% of people were not available, even during my trip in October. However, I did connect with tours on our trip, which were mixed, but cool. So, overall, I would reccomend the app, but don't get overly hopeful about choosing guides/quality.
Great App in Europe
I have only used the app for one tour so far in Budapest Hungary with tour guide Agnes and it was amazing. I had some reservations about the idea of a local showing us around but it was truly a great experience. I’ll definitely have to use this service again. Sure beats the sterile hop/off busses or huge tour groups.
- Compassfriends Limited
- 66.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2015 Compassfriends Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- 1 Month Membership $17.49
- 1 Month Membership $25.99
- 1 Month Membership $8.49
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.