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Kyoto Geisha Tour: Gion At Twilight

On this 2-hour tour of Kyoto at night we’ll dive into the deeply traditional Gion District which serves as both the historic home and beating heart of Geisha Japan. In the company of a local Kyoto resident and expert on Japan, we’ll see the area alive and bustling after dark. This Kyoto Geisha Tour of Gion is fantastic for exploring traditional daily life in Kyoto; from the historic housing structures, shrines, and temples, to the role of geishas and kabuki in Japan’s cultural history.

Featured Guide—Marcin

Marcin Tatarczuk is a PhD Candidate at Kyoto University, studying Folk culture in contemporary Japan. Marcin’s PhD studies are a continuation of his Master’s thesis, which he also completed in Kyoto. His studies focus on the Depictions of Japanese Otherworld and Buddhist Hell, but also usage of these traditional motifs in present day Japan’s culture and tourism.

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Budapest Castle District Tour

During this 3-hour tour we’ll head to the Buda side of the city and immerse ourselves in one of Budapest’s oldest neighborhoods—the Castle District—and visit many of its most well-known sites, including Fisherman’s Bastion and the Buda Castle, the traditional home of Hungarian monarchy. Along the way, we’ll explore the history of the area from its medieval origins through the rule of the Habsburg dynasty.

Featured Guide—Kata

Kata was born in Kolozsvár (Klausenburg), Romania, and graduated from Babes Bolyai University. She received her PhD in 2006 in contemporary Jewish studies from the department of Ethnology at Budapest’s Eötvös Lóránd University. As a PhD student she studied and conducted field work in Israel, Spain, and South Africa. Her publications include the co-authored book “Dialogues on Teaching Critical Literature”, and the single-authored books “Tradition, Memory, Identity. The Foundation Myth of Exodus”, and “Visszatérők a tradícióhoz Return to the Tradition”.

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Ghosts And Witch Hunt: A History Of Old Edinburgh

Edinburgh is haunted. Few cities boast such an entanglement with ghosts, the macabre, and the supernatural. In the company of a ghost historian, this Edinburgh Ghost Tour explores the rich history of Scottish ghost stories, using Edinburgh’s Old Town as a backdrop. Not only will we explore this history of the supernatural in Scotland, but we’ll learn a bit more about Scottish identity and history, using the critical lens of ghost stories as a means of better understanding this fascinating city.

Featured Guide—Hugh

Kata was born in Kolozsvár (Klausenburg), Romania, and graduated from Babes Bolyai University. She received her PhD in 2006 in contemporary Jewish studies from the department of Ethnology at Budapest’s Eötvös Lóránd University. As a PhD student she studied and conducted field work in Israel, Spain, and South Africa. Her publications include the co-authored book “Dialogues on Teaching Critical Literature”, and the single-authored books “Tradition, Memory, Identity. The Foundation Myth of Exodus”, and “Visszatérők a tradícióhoz Return to the Tradition”.

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London Churchill War Room Tour

Delve into the depths of one of London’s most important eras—the 267 days between September 1940 and May 1941 when German forces made over 70 air raids on the city, known as the London Blitz. During this 3.5-hour tour Churchill War Rooms Tour, led by a historian and also including the Museum of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral, we’ll explore daily life in London during World War II and the
impact of war on the city.

Featured Guide—Philippa

Philippa is an Oxford educated historian with specialist training in Art History. A qualified teacher with over 15 years experience as a resident guide and teacher at Dulwich Picture Gallery. A Londoner all her adult life, she enjoys all aspects of the city, from the architecture to the food markets, from the parks and riverside walks to the galleries and city churches. Her particular interests are the quirkier, less well-known places which only a long standing Londoner gets to know.

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Intro to Tokyo: Aesthetics and Architecture

Join a local architect or design writer on this 3-hour Tokyo Architecture Tour exploring Japanese aesthetics. We’ll focus on the districts of Harajuku, Omotesando, and Roppongi, and will look broadly not only at buildings and architectural design, but also at the underlying aesthetic principles that inform Japanese design. Through our examination, we’ll develop a more nuanced appreciation of Japanese art, architecture, and culture as a whole.

Featured Guide—Alejandro

Alejandro is an architect specialized in architectural history and heritage conservation, living and working both in Spain and Japan. Since his move to Tokyo in 2010, he has been researching the Japanese philosophy for the conservation of wooden monuments. He completed his MA at the University of Tokyo in 2013 and is now working on his doctoral thesis.

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The Making of Mexico

On this 3-hour Mexico City Day tour we’ll join a local expert to trace the history of Mexico City from its days as the center of the Aztec Empire to the modern metropolis that is CDMX today. We’ll visit a number of key sites, including Templo
Mayor, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Zocalo, and Bellas Artes. We’ll also take in some famous Mexican murals created by Diego Rivera and his contemporaries—depictions of the events that have shaped the city that are integral to understanding the contemporary Mexican identity.

Featured Guide—Ignacio

Born and raised in Mexico City, Ignacio is an architect with special interest in the urban theme and a keen focus on Mexican history. He studied landscape architecture at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and graduated in architecture at the “Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey”. Full of colors, flavors, friends and tradition, Mexico City is the place where Ignacio can find the freshness of a contemporary city and the warmness of his ancient hometown.

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Munich Beer Tour: Beer in Bavaria

Going for a pint in Munich has been a must-do since the days the city was founded by monks. On this 3-hour Munich Beer Tour, we’ll tap straight into the story of beer in Munich, from beer halls to breweries to beer monopolies and the theme of Bavaria. With the help of a local beer sommelier, we’ll go behind the scenes to Bavarian traditional haunts to expand our knowledge of, and taste for, beer. Together, we’ll survey the breadth of quality in the Munich beer scene,
and extrapolate what this can tell us about the cultural and social history of Bavaria.

Featured Guide—Scott

Scott is American and is fluent in German, having studied in Kassel, Germany. His undergraduate work was in German Language studies and European History at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. Now a Diplom Bier Sommelier, he lives in Munich full time and is also a silent partner in a German-style microbrewery/restaurant near Grand Rapids, Michigan. His passion for the Bavarian culture and history has made him an authority on all things Bavarian!

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