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Runner Bean Tours Barcelona
Ranked #3 of 697 Tours in Barcelona
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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, we expanded our team to other like-minded locals. We are all professional guides ready to welcome you, share our knowledge and help you discover Barcelona in a fun and friendly manner. You will only find Runner Bean Tours in Barcelona. Recommended by Rick Steves, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommers… Hope to see you here soon! The Runner Bean Team.
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Went on the old city tour with Guid Eric today. Was fantastic! Eric was personable, informative and fun. One of the best tours I've done. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Kirsten M
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2016

Thank you so much Kristen for a such a warm succinct review, I know Eric will be delighted!

Hope to see you in Barcelona again soon,

Alexandra

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Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

This was a nice walking tour through Barcelona ( with two quick metro rides) that visited four of Gaudi's creations. Anne- Marie, our guide, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and full of information. Our kids loved it also- they are 7 and 10- and they were excited to go back to some of the places such as Sagrada Familia to see the inside!

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Lisa K
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2016

Thanks Lisa, lovely to hear how much you and your kids enjoyed the tour. Even more wonderful to hear they were inspired to explore more!

All the best, Alexandra

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Reviewed March 22, 2016

The tour is excellent, it gives different and interesting outlook of "the other" Barcelona, the one that you can not see in the travel guide, and the one which history lead to great social and work movements.

Catherine, the guide, is really enthusiastic about the city and its history and she is quite clear with her explanations.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Sputrip, Owner at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Hi Anibal,

Thanks a million for your review. Catherine is a fantastic guide and I am delighted that you enjoyed her City of Contrast tour so much.

See you next time around,

Gorka

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Reviewed March 21, 2016

A most excellent tour. Obviously a good tour because it was full. We had thirty of us. Learned a lot about the city and history and all things we did not know. Made the city much more interesting.
Guide was Gorka and he was great. Knowledgeable and helpful and made us feel like we could go forth and wander a Barcelona with a newly appreciated knowledge of the city and Catalonia.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Ken L
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2016

Great to see how much you enjoyed the walk Ken and it's great to know you took away from the tour and enjoyed Barcelona even more as a result of it.

Thank you for taking to the time to let us know!

All the best, Alexandra

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Reviewed March 20, 2016

Took the English Gaudi tour with Tatiana at 4:30pm. Nice tour and informative, but not quite as interesting and concise and flowing as the Gothic quarter tour. This might be because of the amount of walking necessary between Gaudi sites, but her delivery was good, information was quality, and she did try to keep the group together. If you're doing this tour, you should know two metro rides are required per person. If you don't have a metro card (T-10) plan to buy one for E9.95-it can be shared and is a better deal than buying single tickets. This wasn't a deal-breaker for me, but I would have liked to come prepared.

Good tour. I would highly recommend any of their tours to visitors to Barcelona! They work for tips, so if you enjoyed your tour, show your appreciation.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Saranger
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Sputrip, Owner at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2016

Hi Saranger,

I am glad you enjoyed the tour with Tati. She is coming back from a long and well deserved holidays so this will be a nice present for her :-).

About the metro trips, you are right: the Gaudí buildings ae quite far apart and it would be too tiring and time consuming to walk all the way, specially in the summer heat. We do include this information on the Gaudí Tour section of our website:

"Because some of the attractions are quite far apart, two short metro trips will be involved (fare not included). If you can, please bring a metro pass."

Thanks for the review. I hope we will see you again soon,

Gorka

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