List of free walking tours around the world

The 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.

As of 2018 there is a company called Guru Walk that offers free walking tours in cities around the world using their online platform. I don’t know how it’s all working but it seems like something worth checking out, especially if you aren’t finding a tour in a city you are visiting.

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.

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  1. Joseph says:

    Can you help to add Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Free Walking Tour in Vietnam to the list as well.
    Tour link: https://detouredasia.com/tour/saigon-must-see-spots-walking-tour/

  2. Into Athens says:

    We offer a free walking tour in Athens Greece during sunset.
    Details:
    https://intoathens.com

  3. Mélanie KESSLER says:

    Bonjour Roger,
    It will be great if you can also add Bordeaux Free walking tours. THANK YOU SOMUCH.
    https://freewalkingbordeaux.wordpress.com/
    Can you also suggest me some platforms where i can upload Free Walking Tours Bordeaux for English Clients.

  4. Walky Talky says:

    Dear, Roger
    This is a great list. Unfortunately, it does not include any tour in Luxembourg, a tiny but wonderful country.
    I run free tours in Luxembourg (in Spanish and Russian) and I would be grateful to you if you could include mine in your list: https://www.walkytalkytour.com

  5. Francis says:

    Hi Roger, I am the owner of the Kenya Free Tours, Nairobi on your list above. Is it possible to change it to read (Free Walking Tour Nairobi) and to add another city for us, as we have began another tour in the second largest city in Kenya. (Free Walking Tour Mombasa). The link for both tours will still be the same http://kenyafreetours.wixsite.com/website

  6. Ronen says:

    New free tours in israel (https://www.freewalkingtour.co.il/), 6 different routs of free tours in Tel Aviv: https://www.freewalkingtour.co.il/tel-aviv-free-tours/

  7. Juulia says:

    tourguidefox.com offers a free walking tour in Helsinki, Finland!

    1. Roger Wade says:

      Juulia,

      The Helsinki tour has now been added to the list. Thank you. -Roger

  8. ERICK RAFAEL MONTAÑO ARBELAEZ says:

    hello my name is erick owner of travel city tours, we offer free tours through the city of cartagena de indias – colombia, and we would love to be promoted by you from this great page.

    Regards,

  9. Giuliano says:

    Hi there!

    This list is very cool 🙂

    I’m the CEO and owner at Concrete Jungles Walking Tours, we provide tours in São Paulo, Brazil and in Lisbon, Portugal, since already a year.

    I would be more than grateful if you’d add us on the list.

    Here the São Paulo pages:
    https://www.concretejunglestour.com/saopaulo-tour
    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g303631-d13278068-Reviews-Concrete_Jungles_Walking_Tours-Sao_Paulo_State_of_Sao_Paulo.html

    and here the Lisbon one:
    https://www.concretejunglestour.com/lisbon-tour
    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g189158-d12294700-Reviews-Concrete_Jungles_Walking_Tours-Lisbon_Lisbon_District_Central_Portugal.html

    Thank you so much for this!

    All the best

    Giuliano

  10. Oguz Arkan says:

    The link for the Istanbul does not work and here is the free walking tours in Istanbul ; Free Istanbul Tours http://www.freeistanbultours.com

    1. Roger Wade says:

      Oguz,

      Thanks. I removed both dead links and added yours. Best of luck with this. -Roger