Free Walking Tours Barcelona

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“Professional, engaging, very informative and fun!”

Ginger450

Runner Bean Tours
2017-03-06T23:09:24+00:00

Ginger450

“Professional, engaging, very informative and fun!”
“I like Runner Bean Tours. Run by Gorka, Ann-Marie and a handful of local guides”

Rick Steves

Runner Bean Tours
2017-03-06T23:12:33+00:00

Rick Steves

“I like Runner Bean Tours. Run by Gorka, Ann-Marie and a handful of local guides”
“It is the best tour you'll have in Barcelona. We highly recommend it”

Paul M

Runner Bean Tours
2017-03-22T11:21:10+00:00

Paul M

“It is the best tour you'll have in Barcelona. We highly recommend it”

OUR WALKING TOURS AND PRIVATE TOURS IN BARCELONA

GOTHIC QUARTER FREE TOUR

FREE TOURS

A sightseeing stroll around the narrow streets and charming squares of the Barri Gòtic unveiling 2,000 years of Barcelona’s history.

Free Walking Tour Barcelona Gothic QuarterFREE
Time: 11am & 4.30pm (Apr-Sep) and 11am & 3pm (Oct-Mar). Every day
Duration: 2.5 hours
Meeting Point: Plaça Reial
Language: English

Highlights

Old Roman city

Charming narrow streets

Gothic basilicas

Jewish Quarter / El Call

Barcelona’s Cathedral cloister

Government buildings

Medieval king’s square

GAUDI FREE WALKING TOUR

FREE TOURS

An introduction to Gaudí’s modernisme and his most famous buildings in the Eixample ending at his unfinished basilica.

Free Walking Tour Barcelona GaudiFREE
Time: 11am & 4.30pm (Apr-Sep) and 11am & 3pm (Oct-Mar). Every day
Duration: 2.5 hours
Meeting point: Plaça Reial
Language: English

Highlights

Plaça Reial

Palau Güell (exterior)

Block of Discord

Casa Batlló (exterior)

Passeig de Gràcia

Eixample architecture

La Pedrera (exterior)

Sagrada Familia (exterior)

THE DARK PAST NIGHT TOUR

FIXED PRICE TOURS

A historical twilight walk around El Born following the footsteps of the Spanish Inquisition, medieval punishments and executioners.

Night walking tour Barcelona The Dark Past€16
Time: 9pm (7pm in winter)
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting point: Arc de Triomf
Language: English

Highlights

The Spanish Inquisition

Methods of execution

Legends of Barcelona

Medieval punishments

Executioner of the city

History of cemeteries

KIDS & FAMILY GOTHIC TOUR

PRIVATE TOURS

A fun activity in Barcelona for all the family filled with stories, songs, games and very special visits to local establishments.

kids and family walking tour Barcelona€170
Time: On request
Duration: 3 hours
Meeting point: Outside Jaume I metro stop or on request
Language: English

Highlights

Medieval Gothic Quarter

Jewish Quarter / El Call

Giants Museum

Roman city

Candy making shop

Artisan workshop

Activities for children

THE GAUDI EXPERIENCE

PRIVATE TOURS

A skip-the-line sightseeing tour that includes three of the architect’s masterpieces in Barcelona. A must for Catalan Modernism and Art lovers.

€210
Time: On request
Duration: 4 hours
Meeting point: Casa Batlló or on request
Language: On request

Highlights

Casa Batlló (exterior)

Block of discord

Passeig de Gràcia

Idelfons Cerdà’s Eixample

Casa Milà (interior)

Sagrada Familia (interior)

GOTHIC QUARTER & PICASSO MUSEUM

PRIVATE TOURS

A tour of the medieval Barri Gòtic, Ramblas and a guided visit to the Picasso Museum. The complete old city experience.

Picasso Museum tour Barcelona€210
Time: On request
Duration: 4 hours
Meeting point: Ouside Jaume I metro stop or on request
Language: On request

Highlights

Gothic Quarter

Las Ramblas

Boqueria market

Old Roman City

Medieval steets

Barcelona’s Cathedral

Picasso Museum

A SMALL FAMILY-RUN COMPANY

Hi, this is Gorka & Ann-Marie here, a Spanish-Irish couple who started this walking tour project in 2010 inspired by our passion and love for everything with Barcelona’s name on it. We have since teamed with other like-minded guides to help you discover our fabulous city in a fun and friendly manner.
We try to offer some of the best walking tours in Barcelona and only in here as we feel it is important not to lose touch with your city and your people.
Welcome to Barcelona. We really wish you a great time here!
read more…The Runner Bean team

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

Amazing Barcelona Walking Tours

“Thank Runner Bean tours for the great experience and memories they gave: these guys are just amazing, very knowledgeable, well organized and super passionate about their work.”

The guides are Fun and Knowledgeable

“We went on three tours provided by Runner Bean Tours; the Gothic Quarter Tour (with Gorka), the Dark Past Night Tour (with Lowri) and the Gaudi Tour (with Miguel) and all three were absolutely brilliant. Our guides were all very knowledgeable and showed us all the sights and answered every question we had.”

Fantastic. Highly Recommended for Families

“We did 2 private tours and both were just fantastic, a Modernisme tour with Ann Marie and a streets tour with Tati and our 4 children loved both. It really made Barcelona come alive for them.”

Interesting and Fun Tour

“Miguel was just right. He was informative, light-hearted and joked along with us with his excellent English. He made the tour entertaining and he was flexible in what we wanted to do.”

A must do in Barcelona!

“The 11:00 free walking tour Barcelona of the Gothic Quarter was amazingly informative and no amount of research of mine could have compared to the constant flow of interesting narration by Gorka. It is a must do!”

What a fabulous experience!!!

“We did the tour with Marc today. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and friendly. We were enchanted by tales of Gaudi. It is the best tour you’ll have in Barcelona.”

RUNNER BEAN TOURS IN GUIDEBOOKS & MEDIA

“I like Runner Bean Tours. Run by Gorka, Ann-Marie and a handful of local guides. They offer 2.5-hour, English-only walks covering the Old City and Gaudí”

“The Gothic Quarter Free Walking Tour by Runner Bean Tours was another treat. Our guide led us on a cheerful foray into the narrow, winding alleys of Barcelona’s oldest neighborhoods, including the Jewish Quarter and the ancient Roman City, while helping us to spot the historical gems that would have gone unnoticed without her”

“It’s wise to book ahead as tour numbers are limited. Check the website for departure times and to book a spot”

“Spanish-Irish couple Gorka and Ann-Marie, along with their team of passionate, well-versed guides offer free tours (donations accepted)”

“Surprisingly good free tours are offered daily by Runner Bean Tours on two itineraries: the Gothic Quarter and a tour of Gaudí’s greatest hits”

“Time to look around. Runner Bean Tours has a free daily walking tour around the winding alleys of the Gothic Quarter”

“Follow the great man’s vision via Runner Bean Tours, which offers a free walking tour (guides are paid by donations) departing daily”

“Founded by a Spanish-Irish couple in 2010, Runner Bean Tours has expanded to a team of enthusiastic guides. Gaudí and the Gothic Quarter are the themes of their two free walking tours Barcelona”