Our best sellers! They offer a great introduction to the main highlights of Barcelona as well as most specialised walks that have proved a success with our guests.See Tours
These private tours offer you the choice of seeing one or more of the main Gaudí sites in Barcelona: Palau Güell, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Park Güell or Sagrada Familia.See Tours
Mix and match the medieval city with other highlights of the city. Perfect if you are interested in the Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, Boqueria Market or the Picasso Museum.See Tours
More specialised walks ideal to explore the city in a different kind of way. Includes a variety of original themed or off-the-beaten-track tours: kids tours, recent history, night tours or Gràcia neighbourhood.See Tours
WHY CHOOSE US FOR YOUR BARCELONA PRIVATE TOURS
REPUTABLE LOCAL COMPANY
As a small family company we have been helping visitors discover Barcelona since 2010 so you can be sure that you are safe hands with us.
Our tours have been personally recommended by Rick Steves, Frommer’s, Lonely Planet or Rough Guides. We have even made a few appearances in international Travel programmes :-).
We are also a Spanish registered business contributing to the local economy, something that we think it is very important in order to maintain sustainable tourism. All taxes are always included in the final prices.
FRIENDLY PROFESSIONAL GUIDES
The tour guides are the backbone of Runner Bean Tours and we personally hand-pick all of them to be sure that you have some of the best in Barcelona.
They are praised for being knowledgeable, fun, engaging and, overall, great people to hang out with for a few hours.
All our guides are registered tour guides in Spain which guarantees a committed professional. Meet them all in the tour guides section.
Your time is precious to us. The last thing we want, is for you to be waiting in a long queue (we have all been there). So let’s make the most of your stay in the city.
On all our private tours where we visit the interior of the buildings or museums, we always include a skip-the-line service so you can enjoy Barcelona to its fullest.
A PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE ALL FOR YOURSELF
When you book a private tour, you get your own personal tour guide, paced to your needs and interests. We walk slow for slow walkers or fast for the brisk at heart. We love including the children if you are a family, and grandma and grandpa too 🙂
Our lovely guests are very varied: from couples to group of friends, from students to corporate organizations, from families to individual travelers. You are all very welcome!
SPECIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICE
Your guide is your friend during the tour so you are free to ask him/her questions in order to help plan the rest of your stay. Where to eat, streets to shop, things to see, areas to avoid… We are more than happy to help you :-).
For any research before your trip, we have put a lot of time and effort in our blog to give you the best tips for your vacation. Find out our personal restaurant recommendations, tips for first travelers, customs and traditions, festivals timetable or activities with children. It is all there and a lot more.
SUPPORTING RESPONSIBLE AND ECOLOGICAL TOURISM
We believe that the best way to see and feel a city is by walking. It is a great ecological option and also helps soak up life on the street. When the distances are too long we take advantage of the excellent Barcelona public transport system. If this is not an option, a taxi will help us travel quickly from place to place without causing extra damage to the environment.
The local businesses and local neighbourhoods is what make Barcelona so special. In order to maintain this, we only collaborate with small, local businesses within the community. Be it a restaurant, shop or fellow tour company, we feel it is important to generate the income within the community.