List of free walking tours around the world

London Free Walking TourThe trend of ‘free’ walking tours appears to have started in Berlin in 2004 and has now spread to over 40 cities around the world, including nearly every major tourist destination in Europe. Fad or not, free walking tours seem to be here to stay, so we thought it would be helpful to collect a list of them all in one place.

The fine people at Free Sofia Tour compiled this original list and with their permission I’m including it here as well so value-oriented travelers have more chances of finding these tours and even planning their trips around them.

The tour guides work on tips and participants are free to tip as much or little as they think is appropriate, so they are a great first activity and orientation in a city on literally any budget.

Free walking tours by city

If you know of additional free walking tours or find that any on this list no longer offers the tours, please let us know so we can keep this list up to date.

95 Responses to “List of free walking tours around the world”

The Mayor of Bath’s Corps of Honorary Guides give free walking tours around the Georgian City of Bath, England. Walks are around 2hours long, lots to take in – the architecture, Jane Austen associations, also site of Roman Baths and Medieval Abbey. Details here:
And a taster in our Interactive Postcard from Bath:
with commentaries from Mayor’s Guide Kirsten Elliot and others.

(Thank you for this. It’s now been added to the main list. Unlike the others, this one takes quite a bit of reading to discover that the tours are not only free, but the guides don’t accept tips either. It might be worth making that more clear. -Roger)

Rachele says:

This is one of the most interesting lists I ever read online! Thanks for sharing. Too bad Milan, the city where I live, doesn’t offer free walking tours.

yonathan says: check this web site out!!

(Thanks for this update. Your Cusco free walking tour link has now been added to the main list. -Roger)

Boyko says:

The list is getting bigger and bigger, it’s awesome :)


we will be pleased to welcome you in İstanbul.

Jack says:

3 years in the running. best tour in Slovenia. Sr=trange it was excluded from the list.

(Jack, it was just an oversight. Your Ljubljana tour has now been added to the list, and I may add the city to the main site as well. Thanks. -Roger)

Mary says:

Great site for budget travelers especially. Great spread of cities but unable to open the free Moscow tour which was disappointing!

(Thanks for mentioning this, Mary. I just fixed the Moscow link now. -Roger)

Mary says:

Thanks Roger. Have now accessed the sight and will certainly make use of it when we travel to Russia later in the year.

Ivan says:

Free day and night walking tour by a hostel and tourist agency Envoy in Yerevan, Armenia. I am in no way associated with them, just giving you an info. The rest of the tours are paid for, but day and night walking tour are free.

Thanks Ivan. It’s been added to the main list, and it wouldn’t matter if you were associated with them because this list is a resource that is trying to include any and all of them. -Roger

Pawel says:

A new walking tour in Cracow/Krakow, Poland! Please add this one to the list, it’s really great. We went for two of their tours during Easter time together with my American friends. One of the best walking tours I’ve ever been to. If you are planning to visit Cracow, don’t miss this one. Look at

Thanks for the heads-up. It’s been added to the main list. -Roger



You are missing one very recent tour – Walk Around Porto in Porto, Portugal! Hope you update de list! :)


Russell says:

Hey, Lima tour no longer exists…. found that one out the hard way :)

(Thanks for the update, Russell. I’ve removed it now. I have a feeling quite a few others will be quitting the business in the next year or so, leaving one company in each larger city, and almost none in smaller ones. -Roger)


Thanks so much! The list must have taken a long time to compile.

Galin says:

You are missing one more guys – Free Varna Tour

Nuy says:

This is a tour in the Vatican museums in Rome It is not showing in the list.


I’ve been running a free daily in tour in Buenos Aires for nearly two years: – would love to be on the list!

Nuy says:

still not in the list free tour in Rome and the Vatican


Nola Tour Guy offers free tours of New Orleans and would love to be added to the list.

(added – Roger)

Joyce says:

Nothing for Rio di Janeiro?

Igor says:

Please add our free walking tours to your list. – Free Walking tours in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

(added – Roger)

P. Lechowski says:

There are free walking tours as well in Warsaw and Wroclaw in Poland, made by this same company that in Krakow. New tours still dont have seperate websites, but you can find information about them here:

(updated -Roger)

Michal says:

Speaking of Warsaw: there’s a free tour there that has been on for over a year. Here’s the website:

(added – Roger)

Andrea says:

here’s a Budapest based free walking tour called Walk in the Wake of Famous Hungarians (
It outlines points of especially Jewish-Hungarian interest in Budapest and also Szeged based on famous people

(It doesn’t look free if you have to use a credit card to reserve. The whole page needs to be more clear if you want to run a free walking tour. -Roger)

Sheila says:

This is in São Paulo, Brazil.

Have fun!

(added – Roger)

Miguel says:

there is an amazing FREE WALKING TOUR in Zurich!

(added – Roger)



Montreal has now a new Free Walking Tour. Here is the website:


(updated the URL, thanks – Roger)

Peter says:

Tours4Tips is in Santiago and in Valparaiso. Both cities in Chile. Thanks!

(Both are now added. Thanks. -Roger)

Candy says:

Also, in the US don’t forget to check with the local tourist office. Many of them offer free tours and other amenities.


We, Free Tour San Fermin, offer free tours of Pamplona in Spain and would love to be added to the list.


(Now added. Thanks -Roger)

Eugenia says:

Hi, there is a new free walking tour in the city of Porto, Portugal. Here is the website Thanks

(It’s been added. Thanks -Roger)


There’s now one in La Paz Bolivia, called Red Cap walking tours. They leave at 11am and 2pm daily for a 2 hour tour through the center of the city.

(It’s been added. Thanks -Roger)



Please add the Rio de Janeiro – Brazil FREE WALKING TOUR

Thank you!

Diana says:

You can also add Constanta – Romania Free Tour –

diana says:

I’ve updated the list of free tours around the world –

Gosia says:

We also organize free tours in Warsaw, even three :):

(Now added. Thanks. -Roger)


Hello everyone! Barcelona checking in! We run Free Walking Tours of the historic Gothic Quarter of this beautiful Mediterranean city and specialize in Small Groups. Check us out!

Fabiana Lima says:

Porto Alegre, Brazil:


Alow me to introduce a new ” Service ” in Coimbra – Portugal.

It’s called Zero Emissions Tours and it’s a FREE GUIDED TOUR SERVICE around Coimbra.

This tour can be a walking tour or a cycling tour!

As the name says, it’s a completely free service, you don’t need to pay for it and only you will tip the Tour Guide if you think he deserves it , as a reward for his job!

It will be a tour around the city, seeing the main places, monuments, stories and history!

The tours are completely flexible, never have the same route and can be scheduled sending me a sms, FB message or e-mail.


[email protected]

+351 913306924

Fell free to contact me when ever you want!

Best Regards

Javier says:

Hello !!!
We run a Free Walking Tour in Madrid everyday, please could you add our site
You can check our FB page ( or tripadvisor (
Thank you very much!

(Now added. Thanks. -Roger)

nick says:

Hey guys… We operate free tours of Granada. Could you please add me to your list? Thanks

(Now added. Thanks. -Roger)

Joey says:

Tours4tips in the awesome city of valparaiso, chile! They also do Santiago.

(These have both been added. Thanks for the reminder. -Roger)


I am now running a Free Walking Tour in Montevideo, Uruguay. I would like to be in this list !

You can find us in facebook page:

Thanks !!

(The tour has been added to the list. It should be more clear on the website and the Facebook page that you DO actually do tours in English and Portuguese in addition to Spanish because that information is all written in Spanish itself. -Roger)

Susan Pike says:

We took a free walking tour in New York a few years ago – looks like they’re still doing their thing! Great way to see an otherwise intimidating city!

(These are more like free private guides that you can book, so not really the same thing, but I’ve heard good things otherwise. -Roger)

manish says:

Is there a walking tour in Seoul (Korea) and Hongkong?

yasser says:

We are running a new walking tour in Brussels.
Is Viva Brussels- The Alternative Free Tour of Brussels.
Check our web

And please, add us to your list.

(Added. Thanks. -Roger)

Sandra says:

We are cruising (arriving in Rome on April 27 2014), to the Baltic, spending one day in each town, and wondered if there are any free walking tours for the following places:
Cartagena, Cadiz (Seville), Vigo (Spain), Gibraltar, Portland (UK) , Cherbourg (France), Zeebrugge (Belgium), Tallin (Estonia), Helsinki (Finland), Stockholm (Sweden), Kiel and Warnemunde (Germany). If there are free walking tours available, could you please tell us, as soon as possible, on which days the tours take place, and give us some details of where to meet etc… Many thanks.



    Sorry, but I’m not aware of any free walking tours other than the ones listed in the article above. Your best bet is to just Google “(city name) free walking tour” and if there is one, it will probably be the top result. Some of these new tours have already stopped operating, so look closely to make sure about any of them before you go to the meeting point. -Roger


Hey, I wrote last time at 10.01.2013 about tours in Warsaw and Wrocław. We have new website with all tours in 3 cities we operate in. It works for all 3 cities (as well Krakow). Old links that are here now do not work any more.


(The Warsaw and Wroclaw tours have been added to the list and I’ll be doing them both soon. Thanks. -Roger)

Stephanie says:

Salvador, Brazil has free walking tours on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons!


(Stephanie, I’ll add it to the list if you have a real website. I don’t link to Facebook pages for this list. Thanks. -Roger)


Hello! we are not in the list and now we are one of the great Free tour in Argentina! thanks!

(Added to the list. Thanks. -Roger)

Romain says:


The Old Town of Nice / Le Vieux Nice
The exclusive walking tour around Nice old town is one of the city’s main attraction and must see for any visitors. Nice Old Town (known locally as Le Vieux Nice) is a lovely honeycomb of narrow streets, dotted with beautiful Baroque churches, shops and restaurants. It’s a hive of activity with vibrant squares buzzing both day and night.

The tour is conducted in English and run every Tuesday till Saturday morning from the May 1St to September 30th. The tour starts at Massena Square Fountain at 11:30AM, and lasts for about 2 and a half hours. Our guide wear a red T-Shirt and they will welcome you.

The free walking tour of Old Nice takes you past the –Massena square fountain, into the Cours Saleya market past the Opera House, Rossetti square and explores the narrow pedestrianised streets of the Old Town finishing in castle Hill for a Picnic.


(The tour has been added to the list, but for the sake of all of us, turn off the auto-play music on your website. -Roger)


this is the right website.

(The tour has been added to the list. Thanks. -Roger)



Please list also our Bucharest Center 100+ free tour. We wait for you to visit the city of Dracula.

(Tour added. Thanks. -Roger)

Ralph says:

We have started our own “REALLY INDEPENDANT” free walking tours in Hamburg and we got 16 5-Star-Reviews on TA in 3 weeks. Not bad for a beginner 😉

(The tour has been added to the list. Thanks. -Roger)

Enrique says:

Hello how are you!
My name is Enrique and I’ve satarted to run a free walking tour in Bs As. I would love be part of your list!

Kind Regards!


(Added. Thanks. -Roger)


Hi, we are also running a new one. Malmö FWT – Malmö Free Walking Tour, in Sweden. We would be happy to be in your list. Thanks!!

(Added. Thanks. -Roger)


Now there are although freetours available at Guayaquil / Ecuador.
Please actualize the list:

juris says:

Free Riga tour every monday, 17:30 with great gide – Uldis.

Lis says:

Hi there,

I’m checking the walking tour for Pisa but the link is broken. Could you please take a look at it ?
Thanks so much



    It appears that the Free Pisa Tour has gone under and there doesn’t seem to be another one going at the moment. I’ve removed the link from this page. Thanks for pointing that out, and best of luck on your trip. -Roger

Homero says:

There is a new one in Salta, Argentina.
in the north of the country.
Salta Free Walking Tours.


Great free walking tours started in Yangon, Myanmar… called Free Yangon Walks
meet here:

Looking forward to seeing you all when you get to this amazing and largely untouched country

said says:

Hello there, My name is said I’m running a new Free Walking Tour, in Marrakech Morocco. I would be happy to be in your list. Thanks a lot!


Free Walking Tour in São Paulo/Brazil
only spanish!!

Tina says:

There are free walking tours in Beijing now too. I went on one yesterday and it was lovely. Here is the website:


Hi!this is a new free walking tour in the city of turin, italy!!add it please!!byeeee

Mila says:

Free walking tour in Nis, Serbia.

emre says:

free walking tour in istanbul, others are listed for istanbul not free tours


Quebec City has a free walking tour too! :)
For info go on

shruti dutt says:

Walks 2 Remember is a free walking tour company in New Delhi, India, they are doing amazing free walking tours in the capital city of India. more information is on there website
Also the tour listed for Mumbai city ‘let’s walk mumbai’ is not functional currently.

Cameron says:

Monterey’s Free Walking Tours offers a free walking tour of the famous Cannery Row in Monterey CA.
Monterey, CA, United States


I started to do a free walking tour myself in Amsterdam. So if you want to have a 2 hour tour from a local in Amsterdam check



Our FREE WALKING TOUR is the perfect introduction to Cartagena, a great way to orientate yourself in the city and at a price to suit everybody’s budget, our tour starts in front of Clock Tower at 10:30 a.m. , 2:30 pm or 4:30pm. we are identified with the red umbrella.
We have tours available in Spanish and English , please make reservations by inbox !


Buenas tardes,

somos 2 socios europeos que viven durante temporada alta (diciembre – abril) en Cuba – La Habana y estamos preparando proyecto de Freetour Havana


Nos gusturía preguntas si existe alguna manera como publicitar nuestro Freetour tabmien através pagina.

Muchas gracias por su respuesta

Lucie Frnochova

Ana H. says:

Hi Roger,

Just to let you know about my free tour website, FREE TOURS IN SEIXAL (piscatory city just across the Tagus river, can be reached from Lisbon in 15min by boat)


Lea says:


Would you mind adding our free walking tours to your list?

Thank you so much!

marco says:

here you have the web site of the best free walking tour in Naples,Italy

Betzabe Orozco says:

Hello! First, thank you for the list! I´m in Marrakech and about to take a tour from your list……but it´s not free!!! Just to notice 😉

James says:

Free Walking Tours are coming to Bristol, England! On every day at 10.30am and 2.30pm whatever the weather.

Oskars says:

I have to disagree, because as far as I know in Riga, Latvia there is only one tour guide who provides free tours and its not on this list.

Andrea says:

A brand new association started providing free tours in Venezia, Italy.
It’s called La Bussola Free Tours of Venice, check out the website for more detailed information!


Free walking and sightseeing bus tours of Sydney.

Suzy says:

Free walking tour in AVEIRO – Portugal:

Liam Evans says:

I’ve organized my Tallinn tour with

Kirk says:

Kiel in Northern Germany has a great new free walking tour.


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