Free tours by locals in Europe cities (2018)

Free Sofia Tours

Residents of some of the most popular cities in the world are happy to share their city with you. Who better to explore a city with than a local!

A few of our Spotted by Locals Sofia Spotters initiated the Free Sofia Tour. We joined their tour back when we were in Sofia, and were impressed by the enthusiasm, quality and professionalism.

While regular tour-guides get paid regardless of their performance, so they might not deliver a top quality tour, these free walking tours are purely based on the local’s love for his/her city and the interest in sharing knowledge with visitors.

We’ve found the following free tours in “our” cities in and around Europe:

Amsterdam, Netherlands: 360 AmsterdamFree Walking tours Amsterdam

Antwerp, Netherlands: Legends of Antwerp Free Walking Tour

Athens, Greece: Athens Free Walking Tour

Barcelona, Spain: Runner Bean Tours

Belgrade, Serbia: Belgrade Free Walking Tour, Belgrade Free Tour, Belgrade Walking Tours

Berlin, Germany: Alternative Berlin Tours

Bratislava, Slovakia: Free Tour Bratislava, Be Free Tours

Brussels, Belgium: Brussels Nice Tours

Bucharest, Romania: BTrip Bucharest Free Walking Tour, Walkabout Free Tours

Budapest, Hungary: Free Budapest Walking ToursFree Budapest Tours

Cologne, Germany: Free Walk Cologne

Copenhagen, Denmark: Copenhagen Free Walking Tours

Dublin, Ireland: Dublin Free Walking Tour

Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh Free Tour

Florence, Italy: La Bussola Free Walking Tour, Florence Free Tour

Frankfurt, Germany: Frankfurt Free Alternative Walking Tour

Geneva, Switzerland: Freewalk Tours Geneva

Ghent, Belgium: Free Walking Tours

Glasgow, Scotland: Free Glasgow Walking Tour

Hamburg, Germany: Robin and the Tourguides Hamburg

Helsinki, Finland: Happy Guide Helsinki Free Walking Tour

Istanbul, Turkey: Free Istanbul Tours

Kiev, Ukraine: Kiev Walking Tours, Free Tours

Krakow, Poland: Free Walking Tour

Lisbon, Portugal: Take Lisboa True Tours, Lisbon Free Tour

Ljubljana, Slovenia: Comedy Tour Ljubljana, Ljubljana Free Tour, Ljubljana Alternative Tours

London, UK: Free London Walking Tours,  Alternative London Free Tour

Madrid, Spain: Free Walking Tours Madrid, Leaf Madrid Tours

Manchester, UK: Free Manchester Walking Tours, Si Manchester

Milan, Italy: Walkabout Milano

Moscow, Russia: Moscow Free Walking Tour, Moscow Free Tour

Munich, Germany: InMunich Free City Tour

Oslo, Norway: Free Tour Oslo 

Porto, Portugal: Porto Walkers, Porto Free Tour

Prague, Czech Republic: Free Walking Tour Prague, Extravaganza Free Tour

Prishtina, Kosovo: Prishtina Free Walking Tours

Riga, Latvia: Tours in RigaRiga Culture Free Tour, Yellow Free Tours

Rome, Italy: Rome Free Walking Tour, Free Tour Rome, Rome’s Ultimate

Rotterdam, Netherlands: Frank Tours RotterdamFree Walking Tour Rotterdam, Ani & Haakien Hostel

Saint Petersburg, Russia: Saint-Petersburg Feel Free Tour

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Free Sarajevo Walking Tours

Skopje, Macedonia: Skopje Walks, Free Skopje Walking Tours

Sofia, Bulgaria: Free Sofia Tour

Stockholm, Sweden: Free Walking Tours StockholmFree Tour Stockholm

Tallinn, Estonia: Yellow Free Tours

Tbilisi, Georgia: Tbilisi Free Walking Tour, Tbilisi Free Walking Tours

Thessaloniki, Greece: Free Thessaloniki Tours, Free Walking Tours

Tirana, Albania: Tirana Free Tour

Turin, Italy: Turin Free Walking Tour

Venice, Italy: Free Walk in Venice, Venice Free Walking Tour

Vienna, Austria: Free Tour Vienna, Welcome Tour Vienna

Vilnius, Lithuania: Vilnius Free Walking Tours

Warsaw, Poland:  Break in Warsaw

Zurich, Switzerland: Free Walk Zurich

Getting to know a city the way it actually is, free from tourist traps and overcrowded places, can be incredibly hard. That’s exactly why we, Spotted by Locals, think it’s great to create a platform on which you can find great local spots.

Another way to experience the city is through these types of walking tours, and of course when traveling money can be tight. That’s why these walking tours are perfect to get to know a city on a tight budget, it makes for a chill way to explore. The guides are usually locals themselves, and let’s be real locals are the only ones who know a city’s secrets. Apart from having a nice experience exploring the city, these tours are great ways to meet locals and fellow travelers!

Some organizations have these cool free walking tours in multiple cities: Free Walking Tours by LocalsFree Tour, City Free Tour, Viva’s Tour, Sandeman’s New Europe Tours, Original Europe Tours, Can You Handle It? Tours, Generation Tours, Guru Walk.

We update this list once a year. Run or know a 100% free tour by locals in a major European city from our list? Let us know in the comments so we can add yours to it!

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