Tours experiences barcelona

Terms & Conditions

Free tours in Barcelona



FREE TOURS are intended for the enjoyment of small groups (fewer than nine), and individual travelers. The tours are operated on a tips- only basis, and there is no upfront cost to access the tour. Whilst it is not necessary for individual travelers to pre-book their place, we strongly advise doing so. Individuals presenting themselves at the start point are not subject to any charge and places are allocated on a first-come- first-served basis.

Pre-booking gives you priority onto the tour over guests with no reservation in the rare case a tour is oversubscribed and saves you from waiting in line upon presenting yourself before the tour to a c employee. However, we do require that you do so no later than 15 minutes before the start of the tour, after which point we reserve the right to allocate your place to somebody else. This is in the interests of fairness to all those wishing to participate on the tour, as well as to ensure their punctual start.

Groups (nine or more persons traveling together)

Our FREE TOURS are intended for small groups (fewer than nine), and individuals. Groups of nine or more persons should book a private tour, as it is the only way to guarantee your group will travel together. Should your group decide to turn up at our meeting point without having booked a private tour, then acceptance of your booking is entirely at the discretion of the provider(s) of the tour(s), who will require that your group be split up across the available tours, should they accept your booking. We recommend that you contact us to schedule a private tour if your group is comprised of 9 or more people.

Free Tours Cancellations

If your reservation is for a group of 8 people or less, you can make a new reservation without having to cancel your previous booking, or simply go on another time and date to the meeting point 5 to 10 minutes before the tour starts and speak directly with our representative there.

If your reservation is for a group of 9 or more, please contact us here.


Craft tours are paid tours. Your ticket and booking confirmation will be sent to you automatically by email upon successful completion of your order. If you do not receive this mail for any reason, you are asked to contact us at, as it may mean that your order has not been successfully processed. Please check your junk or spam folder first.

You should print your ticket or be ready to show it on your smartphone or tablet, and present it alongside valid photo ID before the start of your tour. If you do not have access to a smartphone or printer, please pay at the start point rather than pre-book online. The exception to this rule is for tours running in Madrid, where we do not sell tickets at the start of the tour. Whilst we will attempt to verify bookings for those who turn up without a valid printed ticket, we are not always able to do so and therefore make no guarantees. In this case, you will be required to pay again.

Similarly, if you are unable to prove your student status, or are not under the age of 18 and traveling with a parent or guardian, you may be asked to pay the difference between a student and a regular ticket.

Your tour ticket includes your guide(s), and may include transportation costs where specifically indicated. Food, beverages, incidentals, bathrooms, and anything else not specifically included in the tour price is not included.

All participants wishing to join our Pub Crawls and Beer Tours must be 18 years of age, with a valid driver’s license, passport or ID card as proof of age.

Craft Tours Booking Amendments

If you want to reschedule your craft tour, please contact us here with the name of the city you are doing the tour in, your booking reference number and  the new date to join the tour. Any amendment you wish to make to your booking must be requested at least 24h prior to the tour departure time. We will be more than happy to assist you whenever possible.

Craft Tours Cancellations or Refunds

Our Fault
We work very hard to ensure that all tours run as scheduled and enjoy a 99% success rate. When a tour cancels, and it is the fault of Free Walking Tours Barcelona or one of the freelance guides we work with, we will refund your pre-bought ticket..

Your Request
Should you not be able to attend your tour and need to cancel a tour booking letting us know at least 48 hours before your tour, we will cancel your ticket and credit you 100% of the purchase price.

Acts of God
We may not be held responsible should we be unable to offer a tour due to Acts of God, (tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic dust clouds, extreme weather, etc.).


Private Tours are paid tours with a guide booked just for you and your group. Your ticket and booking confirmation will be sent to you automatically by email upon successful completion of your order. If you do not receive this email for any reason, please get in contact with as it may mean that your order has not been successfully processed. Please check your junk or spam folder first.

You should be ready to print your ticket or to show it on your smartphone or tablet. You may be asked to show a valid ID with picture to identify yourself. Children under 16 may participate on the tours but should be accompanied by their parents/teachers or legal guardian who should remain with the group until tour ends.

Unless otherwise specified on the booking, the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 25 people per guide. Groups with over 25 participants will need to book more than one private tour guide.

Your tour ticket includes your private tour guide(s). Food, beverages, transportation tickets, incidentals, bathrooms, and anything else not specifically included in the tour price is not included.

Private Tours Cancellations

You may cancel your booking any time before the tour date by writing an email to Cancellations need to be made at least 72 hrs before the start of your private tour, and the company holds the right to keep 10% of your down payment. A 50% refund will be given to cancellations received between 48-72 hours before the start of your private tour. Cancellations received within 48 hours and no-shows will not be refunded.

Amendment Fee

If you wish to review or adjust your booking up to 72 hrs before the tour, an administrative charge of €10 will incur per change. Any changes made to the booking within 72 hours of the scheduled tour start time will incur in an administrative charge of €50.00.

Late Policy

Your private tour guide is booked specifically for the length of time mentioned on the service description. If your group arrives more than 10 minutes late, the waiting time will be deducted from the agreed upon tour length. In the event of a delay, please contact us during office hours under +34 622 94 04 71(7 weekdays from 9am – 6pm CET). If no contact is made within 15 minutes of the agreed upon meeting time, the group will be considered a “no-show” and the tour will be cancelled, with no refund available.


Participation in a Free Walking Tours Barcelona tour is strictly voluntary and both your freelance guide and Free Walking Tours Barcelona reserve the right to deny participation to anybody for any reason at any time.

As in all human endeavors, there is a level of risk. We do our best to keep the risk to a minimum. Free Walking Tours Barcelona, its contractors, parent and subsidiary companies, partners and employees assume no liability or responsibility for any injury, loss, damage or inconvenience sustained by any person using its services, nor to their property.

Guests aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No guest under the age of 18 may join a Pub Crawl or Beer Tasting Experience.


The contact for all inquiries is that of our Head Office in Barcelona. You may reach us during office hours, (Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm CET) and usually during weekends on +34 622 94 04 71.


Some of the tours and activities offered on our website are operated by third party partners.

These constitute a craftion of experiences that we have carefully picked out with the aim to provide you with the best experience during your travels. These experiences are not provided by us, but have been chosen by our specialists from an array of offers based on their quality and value, and have been tested thoroughly by them. As such, we would appreciate any feedback you would like to give us so we can continue to provide you with the best quality.

For all those tours, please note that we clearly state, “This tour is operated by our partner {name of the company}” and will get a co-branded ticket. In case of cancellations and refunds, the third party’s corresponding policy will apply.

In regards to the Free Tours, the idea is simple; join the tours without paying a cent, let the guide show you the best of the city with their unique entertaining style, and you decide at the end what the tour was worth to you.

About us

purple umbrella barcelona


We believe that everyone has the right to a quality tour regardless of their budget. At the end of the free tour you are the ones who can value the service.


We work with experienced guides, respectful with the city and passionate about transmitting the best stories and corners of the city.


With more than 5 years of experience and a thousand positive comments on the internet, we continue to strive to provide the best service to travelers from all over the world.


The meeting point is at Plaza Catalunya, at the corner just in front of the Apple store.

You will find our guide waiting for you,  holding the purple umbrella. It is recommended to be 15 minutes before the walk begins.

We work on the sunny and the rainy days. As long as if it is safe, our tours run every day and our expert tour guides try to make the most of holidays.

It’s always a good tip to check the weather conditions in advance and wear a confortable and proper outfit.

Yes, there is a break in the middle of the tour at the La Dorotea bar. There you can go to the bathroom and have a drink.

The tours are offered on a “pay what you think it’s worth”  model. It means that voluntary tips are welcome at the end of the tour, as a way to thank and support the tour – so, that’s why our guides will be motivated to do their best, to make you enjoy the tour, and explore the city in an informative, original and fun way.

No, you do not need to book a tour in advance, the only thing you need to do, is to show up at the meeting point on time.

Note: these tours are dedicated to individuals or travelers with a small group of friends.  If you are traveling with the group of more than 9 people, contact us in advance for a private tour.

Absolutely, Free Tours Madrid love pets, as long as they are not aggressive and noisy.


Yes, it is. Wheelchairs are welcome

All of the guides are professional, enthusiastic licensed guides that seek to guarantee you the best quality tour. Tour guiding is our passion!

If you still did not find an answer, feel free to contact us for any other questions.