Free tours by locals in European cities (2020)

By Guillaume Meurice

Who better to explore a city with than a local?

Besides using our 80 city guides another way to experience the city is through free walking tours. They are a great way to get to know a city on a tight budget, and with little time. It makes for a chill way to explore. Apart from having a nice experience exploring the city, these tours are great ways to meet locals and fellow travelers!

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

Amsterdam, Netherlands: Free 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

Chisinau, Moldova: Guru Walk Chisinau Free Walking Tour

Cologne, Germany: Free Walk Cologne, Alternative Cologne Tours

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 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 Chill Out Free Tour

Ljubljana, Slovenia: Comedy Tour Ljubljana, Ljubljana Free Tour

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

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

Malmö, Sweden: Malmö Walking Tours 

Manchester, UK: Free Manchester Walking Tours, Si Manchester

Minsk, Belarus: Free Walking Tour Minsk

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 Riga, Riga Culture Free Tour, Yellow Free Tours

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

Rotterdam, Netherlands: Free 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

The Hague, The Netherlands: Free Walking Tours The Hague

Thessaloniki, Greece: Free Thessaloniki 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

Some organizations have these cool free walking tours in multiple cities: Free Tour, Free Tours by Foot, 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? Email us at!

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)