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Emma Knock is a Melbourne-based writer and editor who arrived in Australia from London after a half-a-decade stint in California and Aotearoa. Find her between the stacks at your local bookstore or planning trips over flat whites.

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Hi, I'm Emma!

Emma Knock is a Melbourne-based writer and editor who arrived in Australia from London after a half-a-decade stint in California and Aotearoa. Find her between the stacks at your local bookstore or planning trips over flat whites.

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From Joan of Arc, who led a French army to victory only to be burned at the stake for heresy, witchcraft, and wearing male clothing, to Marie Curie, one of the world’s most brilliant scientists and the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize—women have long been making history in Europe, with or without their rights and achievements being recognized. Celebrate these trailblazing women, and their social, cultural, economic, and political accomplishments, on these tours of major European cities.

1. Women Of Westminster Walking Tour

London, England

Westminster’s landmarks, from Trafalgar Square to Big Ben, spark stories of London’s pioneering women on this walking tour. Learn about the city’s queens, nurses, suffragists and suffragettes, and other historymakers, while also discovering London’s can’t-miss and lesser-known sights.

Women Of Westminster Walking Tour
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Women Of Westminster Walking Tour

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Celebrate women’s unique achievements and their role in London’s history as you explore well-known London landmarks by foot, from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square. You’ll also uncover lesser-known attractions, including statues and memorials dedicated to the city’s queens, nurses, and political reformers—plus best-selling author Agatha Christie.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • English
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.43
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2. Street Art and Feminism in Paris

Paris, France

Butte aux Cailles in Paris’ 13th arrondissement is typically overlooked by visitors to the French capital. But this historically working-class, village-like neighborhood is ground zero for artists, political activists, and yes, hipsters. This walking tour focuses on the artsy enclave's woman-made and feminist street art, and the fight for gender parity.

3. Private Tour: Anne Frank Walking Tour of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Few diaries have had the enduring impact of Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl. Anne’s account of her family’s 761 days in hiding, which she wrote aged 13–15, is one of the most widely read accounts of the Holocaust. This private tour of Amsterdam explores the young diarist’s life before the annexe, and includes visits to her family home and the store her diary was purchased from.

Private Tour: Anne Frank Walking Tour of Amsterdam

Private Tour: Anne Frank Walking Tour of Amsterdam

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Enrich your knowledge of Anne Frank’s early life on a private 1.5-hour walking tour of Amsterdam-Zuid. In this wealthy residential area, you’ll visit Anne Frank’s family home, first school and the shop at which she bought her famous diary. As you listen to commentary from your knowledgeable guide, you’ll discover fascinating facts about the young writer and receive undivided attention throughout the private tour. Relish the opportunity to customize your tour and conclude with a warming cup of coffee before bidding your guide farewell.
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  • 2 hours
  • English
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.21
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$132.21
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4. Early Christian Women of Rome Tour

Rome, Italy

Ancient Rome’s history isn’t exactly unchartered territory for most of us, but have you heard of the sainted and martyred women who died during early Christianity when the religion was persecuted by the Roman Empire? Probably not and this tour’s your chance.

5. Invisible Edinburgh: Powerful Women of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

Witches, mothers, business owners, murderers, and doctors all feature in the narrative of this tour dedicated to Edinburgh’s notable and often-forgotten women. Walk the Royal Mile and hear about the likes of Dr Sophia Jex-Blake, who blazed a trail for women to work and study in the UK, and Mary King, who operated her own market stall and had a seat on the Edinburgh council.

Invisible Edinburgh: Powerful Women of Edinburgh

Invisible Edinburgh: Powerful Women of Edinburgh

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This tour can be led by several guides at Invisible (Edinburgh) men or women, depending on availability. We believe you do not need to be a woman to be a feminist so several members of the team have trained for several months before offering you this tour. This tour examines the powerful women of Edinburgh and their contribution to history.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • English
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$19.81
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6. Ljubljana Feminist Walking Tour

Ljubljana, Slovenia

A guided walk through Ljubljana's Old Town and city squares reveals both historic Slovenia’s struggle for women’s rights and modern-day Slovenia’s progress toward gender equality. Get to know the women who moved the needle, and hear the herstory behind Ljubljana's landmarks.

Ljubljana Feminist Walking Tour (small group)

Ljubljana Feminist Walking Tour (small group)

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This is one of the first regular feminist tours in the world, if not the first. Though a beautiful walk--taking you to the Old Town and all the amazing central squares--it reveals women's stories behind Ljubljana's attractions. Praised by scholars, comedians and tourism professionals, the Ljubljana Feminist Tour celebrates both the historic struggles for women's rights and the amazing achievements of contemporary Slovenia in gender equality. We invite you to put on feminist glasses and discover Ljubljana's iconic female artists, factory owners and factory workers, architects, political leaders, as well as the Women’s Anti-Fascist Front.
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  • 2 hours
  • English
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.74
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$71.74
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7. Hidden History of Women - Seville Private Tour

Seville, Spain

Look past the Alcázar and Plaza de Españaon this tour that tells Seville’s history from a female perspective. Venture off the beaten path to visit sites associated with the Andalucian capital’s most notable women, and hear the stories that traditional sightseeing experiences overlook.

Hidden History of Women - Seville Private Tour

Hidden History of Women - Seville Private Tour

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Discover an oft-ignored side to Seville on this hidden history tour, which focuses on the role of women in the southern Spanish city. Your guide reveals lesser-known accounts of inspirational women—stories you’re unlikely to hear on traditional sightseeing tours—and takes you to various locations associated with these notable figures.
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  • 2 hours
  • English
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.70
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8. Vilnius: The Women of Vilnius Tour

Vilnius, Lithuania

Did you know women outnumber men in Vilnius by almost 20 percent? (Fun fact: Lithuania also has more women scientists and engineers than men.) This tour, which begins at Vilnius Cathedral and visits top sights like the Presidential Palace, showcases the brilliant women who influenced the city over the centuries, including realist female author Žemaitė.

Vilnius: The Women of Vilnius 2-Hour Tour

Vilnius: The Women of Vilnius 2-Hour Tour

Follow the footsteps of the famous women who lived in Vilnius and learn how they influenced and shaped the city over the centuries. On this 2-hour tour of Vilnius, the focus will be on women, who outnumber the men in the city today by close to 20 percent, and have always been prominent figures. As you are led through the city's streets and to sites of particular significance, you will pass by statues and monuments dedicated to women and you discover how their dreams, wills, and fears were transformed into works of art, ranging from poems and books to sculptures and plays. Tour the Royal Palace of Lithuania, part of the Lower Castle and see the house where realist female author Žemaitė lived. Pass through the Presidential Palace and Vilnius University House, learn about the residents of Bžostovskiai House, hear the stories in Dominikonai and Stikliai streets, and admire the monastery of Bazilijonai and the Gate of Dawn.
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  • 2 hours
  • English
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.83
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9. Versailles Marie Antoinette Afternoon Guided Tour with Petit Trianon & Hamlet

Versailles, France

The Palace of Versailles is top of the list for travelers planning a day trip from Paris, but Marie-Antoinette's Estate—located within the Gardens of Versailles—less so. Her name is famously associated with decadence, but there’s more to Marie Antoinette’s story. On this tour, you’ll visit her palace and its grounds, and separate the facts from the fiction (she never said “Let them eat cake.”) surrounding the teenage queen.

Versailles Marie Antoinette Afternoon Guided Tour with Petit Trianon & Hamlet

Versailles Marie Antoinette Afternoon Guided Tour with Petit Trianon & Hamlet

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See another side of Versailles—and venture to parts of the palace grounds that few visitors explore—on this afternoon tour of the Petit Trianon. Located in Versailles’ sprawling gardens, the Petit Trianon is a private palace, once favored by Marie Antoinette. See the landmark and its companion gardens, visit the Queen’s Hamlet (a replica rustic village), explore the elegant Queen’s Theatre, and learn more about the controversial Marie Antoinette and her life at Versailles.
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  • 3 hours
  • English
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.25
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10. City of Women Puzzle Hunt in Vienna

Vienna, Austria

Find out about Vienna’s most influential women on this interactive puzzle hunt that leads from the statue of Maria Theresa (the only female ruler in the House of Habsburg) to sites connected with the women who shaped Austria. Fun, games, a mysterious treasure chest, and women’s history? Sign us up.

City of women riddle hunt in Vienna

City of women riddle hunt in Vienna

Whether as a team building event, bachelor party, birthday party, company outing program or simply because Vienna is "leiwand" and always worth exploring - we show that the city has many faces and is home to amazing events.
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  • 2 hours
  • English
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$31.53
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