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Our goal is simple, if ambitious: to set the standard for walking tours in Barcelona!

Travelers speak out

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5/5 Great! Philipa was incredible
"Great walking tour with an amazing guide philipa!!!! Helped us to know more about barcelona and made our trip intresting and more than just normal. Big recommendation!"
TripAdvisor, June 2016
5/5 Great Tour!
"Had Andrew as guide and he have us a really fun and intresting tour! Barcelona got a really rich history and this is a great way to get to know it. I strongly recommend it!"
TripAdvisor, June 2016

Praised by press

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“Brilliant."
The Guardian, 2016
"Some of the best walking tours we enjoyed during our travels were free walking tours from SANDEMANs."
Buzzfeed, 2016
"SANDEMANs offers fantastic free walking tours…. This is a great option for travelers on a budget and often offers some of the best guides I’ve had."
Huffington Post, 2016

Home to Gaudí, Picasso and some of the best weather in Europe

A trip to Barcelona conjures up some pretty spectacular anticipation. Whether you're going to see the sun and the beach, the art and the architecture, or the tapas and the nightlife, we help you experience the sights, the tastes and the history through the eyes of Barcelona's best local tour guides.

Discover the many faces of Barcelona with a passionate local guide

The original FREE Tour of Barcelona starts outside the Jaume I metro exit, and covers many of the top Barcelona attractions, including the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona Cathedral, the El Born District and the Roman Necropolis. After you've got the overview with the free walking tour, delve deeper with us!

The Gaudí and Modernisme Tour will take you to visit the works of Anton Gaudí, including of course the famed Sagrada Família. If you want to see even more of the city, why not get pedalling and join the Barcelona Bike Tour? But Barcelona's history is not all sunshine and beauty; learn about the dark side of Barcelona with the Forbidden Tour. If you're in town for a few days, why not join our trusted partners Jiménez Dorado Viajes for a day trip to Girona and Figueres, with an optional visit to the Dalí Museum.

Getting hungry? Join an authentic Barcelona food tour and discover delicious local tapas with our Tapas Experience, or make it a truly Spanish night out and add a flamenco show to your tapas tour with our Spanish Experience ticket. One thing's for sure; the top things to do and see in Barcelona can all be found on a SANDEMANs tour!

Original FREE Tour, every day of the year

Rain or shine, all of our tours run as scheduled. Book your place online to guarantee your spot! We believe in supporting local communities and are committed to giving a voice to some of Barcelona's best local freelance tour guides, who passionately share the city's history and culture with their own unique and always-entertaining style. The independent guides who employ us to market their tours conduct the FREE Tour on a tips-only basis, thereby guaranteeing that you receive a tour of the highest quality. They'll never pressure you to tip; we believe that, if money is given, it should be voluntary and in direct proportion to the quality of the tour and the budget of the traveller.
Participation in tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither SANDEMANs NEW Europe, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours promoted by SANDEMANs NEW Europe, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.

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If not, please do not hesitate to call us on +49 30 510 500 30 or send us message using the form below.
We will respond within 48 hours and most emails are answered within 2 hours during normal business hours (GMT +1).