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We are a Spanish-Irish couple who started this project in 2010, offering FREE TOURS in Barcelona as well as other WALKING TOURS, inspired by our passion and love for everything with Barcelona’s name on it. As we became more popular over the years...more
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Placa Reial, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Quite possibly the best walking tour to do on your first day. Sara (our tour guide) was incredibly knowledgable and friendly, she made our first day really special. Could not recommend the runner bean tours more!!!! Becky & Becky, Kent, England

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Reviewed yesterday

Great tour, very funny and entertaining guide with deep, detailed knowledge on the city. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

‘‘Twas the morn of July 1 whence we scurried from our humble abode to give a gander at a free walking tour; We arrived on scene and spotted a man, with a green umbrella of great allure. Confused we were, as we had arrived 5...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Great tour, thank you Jarrod!! many interesting informations as well as recommendations for the best tapas in Barcelona :)

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the free RunnerBean tour with Eric. We had enjoyed "tips for tours" in other Spanish cities this trip, but Eric was amazing. Funny, very knowledgeable, and he really cared about the questions he got. Near the end I overheard two young ladies on...More

Thank Charles S
Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Charles, Thanks a million for your review,. Eric's great and I know will enjoy reading your review. Hope to see you again for another tour soon! All the best, Alexandra

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did both the Gothic City and Gaudi tours - Jarrod took us around the old City, while Sara toured us past Gaudi buildings. Both tours we're great. The guides knowledgeable and organized, and kept the tour on track and interesting. Both are good intros...More

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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Ian, You had a super team with Jarrod and Sara - two hugely popular guides :-) Thanks a million for taking the time to review their tours and thanks for letting Runner Bean introduce you to the city. Hope you had a great stay!...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Our Gaudi walking tour was great!! Miguel was very friendly and knowledgeable about the various stops on the tour. He was also very helpful in giving some general tips about the area. We would do a tour again with them without a doubt!

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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Susan, Loved your 5* review of our wonderful Miguel and his tour :)) Thanks a million for sharing! All the best, Alexandra

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Today we had the pleasure of having a guided tour with Jarrod thru the Gothic quarter. We found him to be knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining. He patiently informed us of Barcelona's vast history and we are so glad we spent the morning with him! We...More

Thank Mary C
Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Mary, Jarrod is exactly as you say and I'm so glad you enjoyed strolling through the Gothic Quarter with him and the group :) Thank you for recommending us. As a small local business support like yours means a lot! All the best, Alexandra

Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the free walking tour. I can't remember the guide's name, but she was fantastic! She knew many interesting facts about Gaudi and channeled us through the metro with ease. We took the 11 AM tour and had reserved tickets for Sagrada Familia at...More

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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello there, Delighted to see you enjoyed the morning with us discovering Barcelona and Gaudí and we hope you'll join us for another tour soon. Thanks for the review!!! Alexandra

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic tour. Our guide, Jarod, was interesting, knowledgeable and personable. He taught us how to use the metro and gave us restaurant recommendation. We enjoyed it so much we did another tour two days later!

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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Raquel, Terrific to read your review of our lovely Jarrod's free Gaudí tour! Thanks for sharing :)) All the best, Alexandra

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this
picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of
Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days
under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War
with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and
authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be
thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas
brought to life by the many small bars and local
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Dennis R
May 18, 2018|
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Response from Sputrip | Property representative |
Hi Dennis, The two Free Walking Tours (Gothic Quarter and Gaudí) start at Plaça Reial (don't confuse it with Plaça del Rei) at 11am and at 4.30pm every day. You can make a reservation on our website. TripAdvisor doesn't... More
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Sputrip | Property representative |
Each tour is very different and takes place in different parts of the old city. The Gothic Quarter tour covers the history and traditions of Barcelona while discovering the highlights of the area. It runs twice a day, once... More
March 10, 2018|
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Response from teacher60 | Reviewed this property |
The tours were excellent. We gave the guide 20 euros for the two of us.