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“History in the heart of the city!”

Runner Bean Tours Barcelona
Ranked #4 of 630 Tours in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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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 April 10, 2016 via mobile

It was my intention to immerse myself in Barcelona's history and El Gotic has it. With the help of RunnerBean walking tours, I felt that I travelled back in time and appreciated its winding streets that take you from the river of Las Ramblas into streams of quiet green spaces and plazas I wouldn't have discovered on my own.

Thank Auwie C
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Sputrip, Owner at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2016

Thank you so much for the great review. Glad you enjoyed walking and discovering the Gothic Quarter with us.

See you next time around,

Gorka

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Reviewed April 9, 2016

Wandering through the back streets and coming across places you wouldn't know were there, along with fascinating historical and local information from friendly guides. Free tours, e did the gothic tour with Jess who was fabulous. Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 1/2 hour amble.
Just pay the guided what you think the tur was worth- fantastic, will do a similar tour hen I return. Thoroughly recommend them.

Thank SandraDawnC
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2016

A huge thank you for leaving such a lovely review for Jess's tour. She is very passionate and knowledgeable and that's really evident when on tour with her - thanks again for a great recommendation.

We hope to see you again soon :)

Alexandra

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Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We did the free walking tour through the gothic quarter. I suggest making a reservation online ahead of time, to ensure a place on the tour. Meeting point was easy to find, look for the bright green umbrella. Our tour guide was Eric who was very good and enthusiastic. This tour focuses on the history of Barcelona and the old city. The company has other tours with different themes. Duration around 2.5 hours. One suggestion for the company is to build in a short break in the middle as some of the older people on the tour were getting quite tired. At the end of the tour, TIP THE GUIDE. There were people who took the entire tour and left without tipping. Yes, the tour is technically "free", but seriously, if you want the benefit of a guide to take you around Barcelona and explain the history and significance of what you're seeing, TIP THEM. These guides depend on the tips for income, they are not working for charity.

Thank nomadicdr
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Sputrip, Owner at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2016

Thanks a million for the review. I am sure that Eric will love it as one of the new members of the Runner Bean team :-).

Thank you also for your suggestion about a break in the middle. We do schedule a short break in the Cathedral where people can rest a bit and use the toilet. However, as this tour is not that long (2.5 hours), we feel that a longer restaurant/cafe break is not really necessary. We prefer to give customers the option of choosing their own place (we are always there for recommendations too) instead of pushing a particular cafe.

I hope you enjoyed your time in our city and will come back soon,

Ann-Marie

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Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Today we had Zoe as our guide, she had great knowledge, very friendly and approachable. My mum enjoy the tour immensely seeing Gaudi fantastic architecture. Highly recommend these tours!

Thank Aimée R
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2016

Great to hear how much you and your mum enjoyed Zoe's tour - as a local business, thanks a million for your recommendation!

All the best,

Alexandra

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Reviewed April 8, 2016

We had already done the big bus tour to get the feel of the city and had plans for certain destinations, but we wanted to get an intimate feel for the old part of the city with all or the narrow streets/alleys that we would get lost in by ourselves. This is where RBT kicked it. It was absolutely perfect. Very highly recommended.

Thank James Stephen L
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2016

Hi James,

Lovely to see you recommendation and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Trip Advisor. Great to know how much you enjoyed the tour.

Hope to see you again soon,

Alexandra

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