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“Fantastic Tour!”

Runner Bean Tours Barcelona
Ranked #2 of 710 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 December 15, 2016

We were in Barcelona for 3 days before leaving on a 24 day cruise. We had numerous tours planned that didn't work with the Runner Bean free tours usual times. So I contacted Runner Bean Tours and arranged a private tour of the Gothic Area for our group for a total of 150 euros for 10 of us at a time that worked for us.

Our tour guide, Lowri, was probably the most interesting, entertaining, and engaging of any of our tour guides that we had for the whole 24 days! She was filled with stories and pictures that she shared with us about the area. We loved everything about our tour with her. I highly recommend Runner Bean if they have tour guides like Lowri!

Date of experience: September 2016
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2016

Hello!

It's really lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your private tour with us. Your recommendation and warm praise of Lowri is hugely appreciated and I know she'll love reading your review as much as we did :)

Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderful time on the cruise,

Alexandra

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Reviewed December 15, 2016

I went on both the Gothic Quarter tour and the Gaudi tour, both of which were fantastic. Tati, the guide on the Gothic Quarter tour, was one of the most amazing tour guides I've ever had. The information was interesting and varied, the sites were fantastic, and Tati was always careful to watch out for her group, especially the solo travelers. It was the perfect way to start a trip to Barcelona. The Gaudi tour was outstanding too. Would highly recommend this company.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2016

Tati will be absolutely delighted to read your review of her tour; thank you for taking the time!!!

We love you enjoyed your time with us and hope you have a fab rest of your stay in Barcelona!

All the best, Alexandra

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Reviewed December 15, 2016

I heard about these tours on TripAdvisor and tried myself. The guides were brilliant, especially Eric! Definitely recommend these tours for anyone visiting the city, short or longer stays. Because it gives you an introduction and then you can go back and visit the places yourself, going into the buildings and exploring it further. Most of buildings/places charge the entrance fee. All the history and legends you are told really makes you remember the city more and guides are more than happy to share any tips of what to visit including places to eat.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2016

Hi Justina,

Lovey to hear how much you enjoyed our tours! Thanks for sharing your experience and giving other travellers a bit of an insight into the Runner Bean Experience!

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your stay here :)

Alexandra

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Reviewed December 14, 2016

Having enjoyed walking tours in Prague we were determined to continue on our weekend in Barcelona. Pre-booked with Runner Bean Tours for the Gaudi tour and had a great time! Ann-Marie was incredibly knowledgeable and put everybody(there must have been at least 15 different nationalities in our group of 22!) quickly at ease. I would recommend without reservation, and when we go back to Barcelona will definitely be booking the Old Town tour. A huge thank you to Ann-Marie.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Sputrip, Owner at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2016

That was a lovely review that made my day. Thank you so much :-)). I am really glad that you enjoyed my tour and I hope to see you again on the Old Town tour soon.

All the best,

Ann-Marie

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Reviewed December 13, 2016

Really really informative walking tour with Lowri. The weather was stunning for December so the streets were very crowded but Lowri kept us all together with humour and skill. We heard every word even when the speaker wasn't used out of respect to residents. A bonus for us was the lovely vegetarian restaurant we discovered in the square at the end of the tour. Thank you Lowri, my fellow Countrywoman!

Date of experience: December 2016
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Sputrip, Front Office Manager at Runner Bean Tours Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2016

Hi Tricia,

Thanks a million for your lovely review of Lowri's tour - she's a super guide and I know will love reading this!

All the best back in wonderful Wales!

Alexandra

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