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 only offer our walking tours in Barcelona 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
If you are reading this, maybe you have chosen to come to my city and are trying to decide what to do in Barcelona. Or maybe you are just looking…See Post
When visiting Barcelona, one of the highlights is the food. Not only Catalonia is a beautiful region but also boasts some of the best gourmet delicacies in Spain. Typical food…See Post
Why not check out if your next destination is one of our European partners. There are two main associations offering Free Waking Tours around Europe and we are a proud member of both. The cities involved in these two projects are hand-picked for their quality and commitment while preserving that special feeling that only a local company can give.
Runner Bean Tours is certified with the Biosphere Sustainable Lifestyle for Commitment to Sustainable Tourism. This is awarded to a few tour operators who are committed to responsible and environmentally-friendly management, culture, decent working conditions, gender equity and social and economic benefits. Certificate number: BAT 004/2022 RTI.
On our tours, we are always sure we respect the local neighbourhoods and we only collaborate with small Barcelona businesses which help support the local economy.
Runner Bean Tours also holds the WTTC SafeTravels Stamp. This was created for travellers to recognise destinations and businesses around the world which have adopted the SafeTravels health and hygiene global standardised protocols.