FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Walking Tours

  • Chevron down What is a Free Tour and how does it work?
  • We are confident enough in our tours and tour guides to allow you to choose the price! Free Walking tour is the title given to tours based on donations; this means at the end of the tour you can give the guide what you felt the tour was worth.

  • Chevron down Is it necessary to book in advanced for Free Walking Tours?
  • Although booking in advanced is not necessary we do recommend booking through our website instead of just showing up to the meeting point, you will not be charged anything during this reservation.

  • Chevron down What if I arrive late to the meeting point?
  • Usually there is no problem joining the tours after they have started, however if you have a booking and are not there on time of departure we will assume you made other plans and we will start the tour. To avoid missing anything we recommend being at the meeting point 10 minutes in advanced.

  • Chevron down Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
  • We have never had any problems with people using wheelchairs in our tours, the guide can show you alternative ways to enter certain places or accessing metro (in case of Gaudi Tour Barcelona). There are no stairs involved in our tours and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • Chevron down Is there a lot of walking in the tour?
  • You don’t need to be fit to come to the walking tours we offer, the tours last for about 2h-2h30min but there’s not a lot of walking from one attraction to the next. (keep in mind Gaudi Tour Barcelona covers buildings very far from one another, that’s why you will need to take metro twice, fare not included in tour, we recommend bringing your own metro ticket).

  • Chevron down Do we take public transport in any tour?
  • Yes, the Gaudi Tour Barcelona will require us taking the metro twice. This is because we need to cover long distances in a short period of time, but this will allow you to see lots of different parts of Barcelona! We recommend the T-10 ticket for metro in Barcelona, this is 10 trips for 10 euros 20 cents that can be shared with multiple people. T-10 is a much cheaper way of moving around the city than the normal individual ticket of 2,20 euros per trip. If you have already bought your metro pass before our tour you can use your own, if not your guide will explain you how to buy one for you or give you the choice of sharing a ticket with the group. This last option is best if you think you are not going to take the metro a lot in Barcelona, the guide will ask anyone that wants to share 2 euros (1 per trip) so he can buy a T-10 for the tour, so you don’t have to worry about the metro for the duration of it. Keep in mind these 2 euros the guide will ask for to share a ticket are not part of the donation you give at the end of the tour, but simply a way to allow you to spend as little as possible on transportation.

  • Chevron down Do we go inside of any monument?
  • No, most buildings have an entrance fee and/or require booking in advance to avoid long queues. The guide will explain what you can see inside, describe the exterior and tell you about the history of the monument. He can also tell you the prices of it in case you want to enter after the tour and give you some advice on booking websites or times of the day to visit. Only exception to this is the Gothic Tour Barcelona, during which you will have a small break to visit the church of Santa Maria del Mar from inside since at the time the tour arrives there it is free to visit. (keep in mind the tour might not enter the church of Santa Maria del Mar if affected by events inside the building, such as weddings or special mass, in which case part of the building or all of it is closed to the public)

  • Chevron down What should I bring?
  • We want you to be comfortable during the tour! That’s why during summer we recommend bringing suns cream, sunglasses and a bottle of water. During winter it is good to dress accordingly and bring a nice coat and an umbrella if there is prediction of rain. Keep in mind that specially during afternoon tours in autumn and winter the temperature changes a lot from the beginning of the tour (daylight) to the end of it (already dark), scarfs are a good idea!

  • Chevron down What happens if it rains?
  • As long as people are up for it the tour runs under any weather conditions. In case of heavy rains please bring suitable rain gear since it will not be provided by your tour guide.

  • Chevron down Can I leave before the tour ends?
  • Absolutely, you are free to leave whenever you want but please remember to let your guide know so he doesn’t wait for you in the next stop.

  • Chevron down Are there any breaks during the tour?
  • We will adapt the tour to your needs, there’s always going to be an early option to buy water in case you didn’t bring your own and a likely stop for restroom around the middle of it. During Gaudi Tour Barcelona there is a scheduled 10 minute break mid-way so you can have a coffee, use the restroom or sit down for a bit.

  • Chevron down We are a group; can we still join the Free Walking tour?
  • Sadly no, this is an activity thought for individuals travelling, if you are a group of 10 people and up you will have to book a private tour, our prices are very affordable and the tour can be adapted to what your group specifically wants, that includes adapting meeting point and time of departure for the tour.

Pub Crawls

  • Chevron down What is included in the pub crawl?
  • Different days and cities have different offers, in Barcelona pub crawl generally includes visiting 2 bars with a free welcome shot in each one and promotions for members of the crawl plus fast entrance to one of the best clubs in town (Opium, Sutton, shoko, catwalk, bling bling, pacha, otto zutz among others). The pubs and clubs are different every night so if you are interested in one of this clubs in particular send us an email and we will let you know when we go there.
    In Valencia we offer two types of Pub Crawl in high season. On the City Center Pub Crawl we go to 4 bars with free welcome shots in each one, discounts on the drinks and free entrance to a night club (MYA/Umbracle, La3, Play, Oven, Akuarela, Indiana among others). The Beach Pub Crawl runs from mid-June until mid-September. It includes transport to the port of Valencia where we go to 3 outdoor bars. Free welcome shots and drink discounts. Afterwards we end the night in one of the best nightclubs of Valencia mentioned above.

  • Chevron down How should I dress?
  • Bars are pretty relaxed but clubs have a dress code. You would be better off dressing smart: do not wear flip flops (they will not be allowed under any circumstance due to safety reasons), wear a shirt or really nice T-shirt (no crazy prints), long pants or nice looking shorts (during summer months ONLY), nothing sporty, no swimming clothes. Some clubs will also require you to not wear hats, cover your tattoos as much as possible or ask you to remove visible piercings. If you have any doubts about dress code ask us by email since different clubs have different rules. In Barcelona this is more strict than in Valencia. However some clubs will pay a lot more attention to small details than others.

  • Chevron down Should I bring ID?
  • Definitely yes! It is very important since you might be asked for it at the door of the club. Bring ID from your country, as long as it has your picture and birth date it will be ok, driver’s license is also acceptable. We do not recommend bringing your passport but it is always advisable to have a picture of it on your phone.

  • Chevron down How old should I be to join the pub crawl?
  • You must be at least 18 to join the pub crawl since that is the drinking age in Spain, it is also the minimum age required in the clubs to enter.

  • Chevron down What if I arrive late?
  • You can join the crawl at any point; you have a contact number in case you missed us at the meeting point. Keep in mind if you skip a one of the bars you will not get the welcome shot from that bar somewhere else. We recommend being at the meeting point 10 minutes early.

  • Chevron down Can I leave early?
  • You are free to leave whenever you want, we would ask you to let your pub crawler know you are leaving so he is aware of it.

  • Chevron down Does the pub crawl ensure my entrance to the club?
  • Being on the pub crawl definitely makes your entrance to the club much easier since we have a separate line reserved for our group, however entering the club depends a lot on you. Everybody will be checked for ID, dress code and level of drunkenness at entrance. If you are acting reckless, too drunk to walk, are not nicely dressed or forgot your ID you might be refused entrance by the bouncer. In that case we will tell you how to get back to your hostel/hotel/r&b but you will not be refunded since it is your responsibility to follow the club rules explained to you by your guide at the beginning.

  • Chevron down What if I don’t drink alcohol?
  • You can most certainly come to the pub crawl if you don’t drink! The alcohol included is the welcome shots, which you will still get and you can give to other people, great way to start a conversation! We have had lots of people come to the pub crawl, not drink, and have fun anyway!

  • Chevron down What if it rains?
  • Pub crawls no matter what weather conditions. We recommend bringing suitable rain gear for moving from one bar to the next, but thankfully it does not rain inside the bars!