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Free walking tour is a good way to discover a city. It is a free of charge walking tour but participants are encouraged to give tips to the tour guides as this is how they manage to support themselves and keep the service free. It is good for travellers who don’t have big budgets for paid tours but need tour guides to properly explore places. As name suggests, free walking tour is done on foot. And it mainly focus on cultural and historical parts of the city where walking tour takes place.

There’s a wrong assumption about free things being low quality. But with free walking tours, it is totally the opposite. The tour guides rely on the tips that it has become an industry standard to deliver a valuable and worthwhile tour to encourage the participants to tip more.

The guided walking tours are either provided by independent tour guides who do it as their part time jobs or by tour companies who use the free walking tours as an avenue to sell their paid tours. Either way, you are likely to have a good time for free or for a price you set on tips.

All major cities have their own free walking tours and to make it easier for travellers, here’s a guide to free walking tours around the world recommended by travel bloggers.

PLEASE NOTE: – The recommended tip is just a suggested amount from travel bloggers who joined these walking tours to give people idea on how much to give. Feel free to tip any amount you want based on how much you think the tour is worth. You can also use the table of contents to jump to specific city or turn it off by clicking on top right of the TOC.

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AFRICA

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Free Walking Tour in Cape Town, South Africa

Company: Free Tour
Meeting Point: Green Market Square
Schedule: Three different tours offered 2-3 times daily. See website for details.
How Long: 1.5 hours
Points of Interest: One tour is of the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood, with views of Table Mountain and an introduction to the Malay people. The District 6 tour focuses on the history of the 3 races of people from the time of slavery through present day. The last tour gives an overview of the 1800’s history through present day including the government buildings and garden.
How To Book: Walk-up or reserve online in advance here.
Email: N/A
Phone Number:N/A
Recommended Tip: USD $5-20
Source: Jess at Longest Bus Rides

Free Walking Tour in Marrakech, Morocco

Company: Free Tour – Medina
Meeting Point: Jamaa el fna square, Cafe Restaurant ARGANA
Schedule: Every Tuesday at 2:15PM
How Long: 3.5 hours
Points of Interest: Koutoubia Mosque, Saadien Tombs, Bahia Palace, Herbalist, Souks
and Jamaa el fna square. For the Bahia palace and the Saadian Tombs there is an entrance fee of 10 Dirhams for each monument.
How To Book: Reserve online in advance here.
Email: N/A
Phone Number:N/A
Recommended Tip: 10 Euros
Source: Christine at Tripsionista

ASIA

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Free Walking Tour in Hong Kong

Company: Hong Kong Free Tours
Meeting Point: Outside Admiralty MTR Station, Exit A (right in front of McDonalds)
Schedule: Hong Kong Free Tour; Monday – Sunday 10:00h / Kowloon; Monday – Saturday 14:00h
How Long: 2.5 hours
Points of Interest: Government HQ, Tamar Park, PLA Building City Hall, Court of Final Appeal, HSBC Building, Bank of China, Queen’s Road, St. John Cathedral
How To Book: Reserve your slot here, or simply just show up with a smile!
Email: N/A
Phone Number: N/A
Recommended Tip: HKD $100
Source: Katherine of The Belgian Wanderers

Free Walking Tour in Melaka, Malaysia

Company: Malay Village Tour – Persatuan Sahabat Muzium Melaka
Meeting Point: Meet at the fountain in Kampung Morten
Schedule: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5pm
How Long: 1.5 hours
Points of Interest: Cultural and Heritage walk
How To Book: Just drop by in Kampung Morten at 4.45pm or phone or email in advance
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: 06-2826526 or 06-2812886
Recommended Tip: Tips not accepted – this walk is totally free
Source: Jane Clements of Scarlet Jones Travels



Free Walking Tour in Singapore

Company: Monster Day Tours
Meeting Point: Chinatown Tour: Chinatown MRT Exit A – Street Level, Little India Tour: Little India MRT Exit E – Street Level, Kampong Glam: Bugis MRT Exit A – Street Level
Schedule: Chinatown Tour: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – 9.30am to 12.00pm , Little India Tour: Wednesday, Friday, Sunday – 9.30am to 12.00pm, Kampong Glam: Monday – 9.30am to 12.00pm
How Long: 3 hours
Points of Interest: Chinatown Tour – Sri Mariamman Temple, Chinatown Food Street, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Thian Hock Keng Temple. Little India Tour – Shree Lakshminarayan Temple, Komala Villas, Indian Heritage Centre, Haniffa Textiles, Little and India Arcade. Kampong Glam (NEW) Tour – Haij Lane, Masjid Sultan Mosque, Bussorah Street, Malay Heritage Centre and Golden Mile Food Centre
How To Book: walk in or book in advance here.
Email Address: N/A
Phone Number: +65 9151 7567
Recommended Tip: US$5-10
Source: Linda of www.lindagoeseast.com

Free Walking Tour in Taipei, Taiwan

Company: Like It Formosa – Historic Tour
Meeting Point: Exit 1, MRT Longshan Temple Station
Schedule: 10AM, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
How Long: 2.5 hours
Points of Interest: Longshan Temple, Bopiliao Historical Block, Ximen Red House, Presidential Office, 228 Peace Memorial Park, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
How To Book: Reserve online in advance here.
Email: N/A
Phone Number:N/A
Recommended Tip: US$10
Source: Christine at Tripsionista

EUROPE

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Free Walking Tour in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Company: Sandemans New Europe
Meeting Point: National Monument, Dam Square, Amsterdam
Schedule: 10am, 1030am, 11am12pm, 130pm, 2pm
How Long: 2.5 hours
Points of Interest: The Red Light District, The Old Church, The New Market and many more
How To Book: Book via website here or meet at Dam Square
Email Address: N/A
Phone Number: +49 30 510 50030
Recommended Tip:  €8-15
Source: Craig Russell of www.norealplan.com

Free Walking Tour in Belgrade, Serbia

Company: Belgrade Walking Tours
Meeting Point: the Republic Square, behind the monument.
Schedule: 11am and 4pm every day year round
How Long: 2.5 hours
Points of Interest: All around points of Downtown Belgrade with interesting stories behind everything. Republic Square, the National theater and the National museum, Bohemian Quarter (Skadarlija), Zoo, Kalemegdan park and info about the interesting statues, Belgrade fortress
How To Book: walk in or email in advance
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: +381 66 509 17 93
Recommended Tip: US$5 per person
Source: Natasha of The World Pursuit 

Free Walking Tour in Berlin, Germany

Company: Alternative Berlin Free Tours
Meeting Point: In front of Starbucks at the TV Tower (Berlin, Alexanderplatz)
Schedule: Every day at 11am & 1pm
How Long: 3 hours
Points of Interest: Berlin is well known for its street art & graffiti scene, as well as a sort of unique urban lifestyle. The free walking tour will show you exactly these things so don’t expect to see many tourist sights. You will see urban art projects, the Bethanien house & YAAM beach, as well as urban farms and flea markets (summer only). This walking tour is for people who want to see a different side of Berlin and not just tourist attractions.
How To Book: Just show up or book here.
Email: N/A
Phone Number: +49 162 81 98 264
Recommended Tip: 5-10 Euros (US$ 6-12)
Source: Nate of Unbridled 



Free Walking Tour in Budapest, Hungary

Company: Trip to Budapest
Meeting Point: Vörösmarty square (at the lion fountain)
Schedule: Original Budapest walk – 10.30 & 14.30
How Long: 2.5-3 hours
Points of Interest: St Stephen’s Basilica, Chain Bridge, Castle Hill, St Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion
How To Book: Just turn up on the day at the meeting point
Email Address: N/A
Phone Number: N/A
Recommended Tip: 1000-3000 HUF
Source: Becky from Becky the Traveller 

Free Walking Tours in Copenhagen, Denmark

Company: Copenhagen Free Walking Tours – Grand Tour of Copenhagen
Meeting Point: City Hall Steps, Rådhuspladsen
Schedule: Daily, 11am
How Long: 2.5-3 hours
Points of Interest: City hall, Christiansborg Palace, Nyhavn, Royal Opera, Amalienborg Palace
How To Book: You can book online here.
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: +45 93 89 11 67
Recommended Tip: DKK 50-100
Source: Jacky of Nomad Epicureans

Company: Sandemans
Meeting Point: Dragon Fountain, Town Hall Square, Copenhagen
Schedule: everyday Monday – Sunday, 11am or 2pm.
How Long: 2.5 hours
Points of Interest: the tour covers the following landmarks, depending on the guide and the group – Copenhagen Town Hall, Tivoli Gardens, Danish Royal Palace, The Marble Church, Picturesque Nyhavn harbour, Hans Christian Andersen, Absalon – the warrior bishop, Nazi occupation, WWII resistance, Strøget shopping mile, The Lur Blowers and Amalienborg Palace
How To Book: Book through their website here.
Phone Number: +49 30 5105030
Email Address: N/A
Recommended Tip: DKK 50 – 100
Source: Mayi of www.secretmoona.com

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Free Walking Tour in Dresden, Germany

Company: Free Tours Dresden
Meeting Point: Martin Luther statue next to the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady) look for the red umbrella.
Schedule: Every Saturday at 2pm
How Long: 2 hours
Points of Interest: Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), Brühlsche Terrace, Procession of Princes, Court Chapel (Hofkirche), Taschenberg Palace, Semper Opera House, Zwinger
How To Book: Walk in and check for time changes on Facebook
Phone Number: N/A
Email Address: N/A
Recommended Tip: €10
Source: Kaylie of Happiness Travels Here 

Free Walking Tour in Dublin, Ireland

Company: Sandemans New Europe
Meeting Point: Barnardo Square, City Hall
Schedule: Everyday 11am and 2pm, tours available in both English and Spanish.
How Long: 3 hours
Points of Interest: Each tour is slightly different because they are designed around the tour guides specialist knowledge. But all will take you around the main sites in Dublin including Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, The Spire, Christ Church Cathedral and Trinity College.
How To Book: Reserve a place in advance through their website.
Email Address: N/A
Phone Number: N/A
Recommended Tip: €10 Euros
Source: Sarah of www.thewholeworldornothing.com

Free Walking Tour in Geneva, Switzerland

Company: Free Walk Geneva
Meeting Point: Clock Tower, Pont de l’Ile at Place Bel-Air
Schedule: Everyday at 11 am (Heart of Geneva Tour) or 2pm (International Geneva Tour)
How Long: 2-2.5 hours
Points of Interest: Heart of Geneva Tour – Place Neuve, Reformation Wall, St Peter’s Cathedral, ICRC First Headquarters, City Hall, Place du Molard, the Flower Clock and the Jet. International Geneva Tour – United Nations HQ, ICRC Headquarters, World Health Organization, International Organization of Migration, International Labour Office, World Intellectual Property Organization, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, World Trade Organization
How To Book: Just Walk-in. No registration required.
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: NA
Recommended Tip: 10 Euros or 12 CHF
Source: Ridima from Little Joys and More

Free Walking Tour in Glasgow, Scotland

Company: The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis
Meeting Point: Church Lane near to Cathedral Precinct beside the black and gold gates
Schedule: One weekend per month, generally Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 2pm, check the website for dates and times of your chosen month
How Long: 2 hours
Points of Interest: This Glasgow tour includes its most famous cemetery, with historical stories about the city, the inhabitants of the Necropolis and monuments of note
How To Book: Prior booking by e-mail only but check first the schedule here.
Email Address:  [email protected]com 
Phone Number: N/A
Recommended Tip: GBP5-10
Source: Susanne Arbuckle of Adventures Around Scotland

Free Walking Tour in Granada, Spain 

Company: Walk in Granada
Meeting point: Plaza Nueva, Calle Reyes Catolicas, Granada, Spain
Schedule: Historical free tour: everyday at 11 a.m.; Sacromonte free tourTuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 4 p.m. and from April 1st at 6 p.m.; Albayzin free tourMonday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 4 p.m. and from April 1st at 6 p.m.
Points of Interest: Granada Cathedral, historic Alyayzin neighborhood, historic Sacromonte neighborhood, cave houses
How To Book: Just show up!
E-mail Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: +34 630 07 08 93
Recommended Tip: 3-5 Euros

Source: Nina Bosken of A World Of Dresses

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Free Walking Tour in Lisbon, Portugal

Company: Discover Lisbon
Meeting Point: Rossio Square
Schedule: Mon-Sun, 11am
How Long: 2,5H
Points of Interest: Alfama, Mouraria Miradouro das Portas do Sol, Pastels de Nata, Hospital de Bonecas, Miradouro de Senhora da Monte, Street Art, Santa Justa Elevator, Carmo Convent
How To Book: Just walk in or book here in advance
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number:+351 932 060 800
Recommended Tip:  7-12euros
Source: Stefanie of Stefs Journey

Free Walking Tour in Liverpool, England

Company: Sandemans New Europe
Meeting Point: Outside St George’s Hall by the Prince Albert Statue
Schedule: Daily at 11am
How Long: 2 – 2.5 hours
Points of Interest: St George’s Hall, Walker Art Gallery, World Museum, Hillsborough Memorial, Matthew Street and the Cavern Quarter, Liverpool’s ‘lost’ castle, the Victoria Monument, Pierhead Ferry Terminal, Liverpool’s UNESCO Waterfront and the Three Graces: the Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building; the Museum of Liverpool and ends at Albert Dock where there is the Tate Gallery, Maritime Museum and the Beatles Museum. There are plenty of historical details given en route too including the city’s maritime roots, its place in the blitz, the American Civil war and the slave trade, its musical exports and contemporary culture.
How To Book: You can just turn up, but is recommended to reserve your place online to guarantee your space. If busy, priority is given to those who have pre-booked.
Email: Fill in their contact form online here
Phone Number: N/A
Recommended Tip: £5-7
Source: Tilly of Travel Junkie Girl 

Free Walking Tour in London, England

Company: Strawberry Tours – Free Shoreditch Street Art Tour
Meeting Point: Tower Hill Underground Station by the coffee stand called “Tower Hill Tram”, next to Trinity Square gardens.  Look for the strawberry umbrella.
Schedule: Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun at 3:30pm and 11am on Saturday
How Long: 2 hours
Points of Interest: Brick Lane, Star Yard, Truman Brewery (Banksy’s work)
How To Book: Reserve online here and then just show up, no need to print your confirmation
Email Address:   [email protected]
Phone Number: +44 (0)207 859 4996
Recommended Tip: GBP 5-10 per person
Source: Anisa of Two Traveling Texans

Free Walking Tour in Madrid, Spain

Company: Sandeman’s New Europe – Spanish Inquisition Tour
Meeting Point: Plaza Mayor, in front of Tourist Information. Look for the red Sandeman’s New Europe shirts!
Schedule: daily at 7 PM
How Long: 3 hours
Points of Interest: Various locations of the Spanish Inquisition: the building where alleged heretics were tortured, where children of these heretics were taken to be raised, the now-metro stop where a symbol was used to advertise that an “auto de fe” – the public show where the heretics were burned alive – would occur, where auto de fe’s actually occurred, etc.
How To Book: Check in advance online here.
Email: N/A
Phone Number: +49 30 510 500 30
Recommended Tip: US$5-10
Source: Jamie of Crashed Culture

Free Walking Tour in Minsk, Belarus

Company: Free Walking Tour Minsk
Meeting Point: In front of City hall in Upper town (Svabody square), near the statue of Voigt — bronze man holding the key and paper.
Schedule: Every day at 4PM
Duration: 2—3 hours (depends on the weather condition)
Points of Interest: Minsk City Hall, Island of Tears, Opera House, Lee Harvey Oswald House, Victory Square
How to Book: Walk in, or email
Email:  [email protected] or http://freewalkingtour.by/
Phone: +375(44)539-83-06 or +375(25)799-75-58
Recommended Tip: USD10-20
Source: Halef and Michael of the Round The World Guys

Free Walking Tour in Paris, France

Company: Discover Walks – Paris Landmark Tour
Meeting Point: Outside of Palais Garnier, top of the steps facing Avenue de l’opera
Schedule: 10AM daily
How Long: almost 2 hours
Points of Interest: Photo ops – Arc de Triumph, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées and Montmartre, world’s greatest museums – Louvre, Orsay and the Orangerie, The haunts of Coco Chanel, Hemingway and Princess Diana, and the Texas Embassy, Place Vendôme and Napoleon’s great column, and some of the world’s most exclusive hotels: Crillon, Meurice and Mandarin Oriental.
How To Book: Book online in advance here
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number:+33 6 953 888 49
Recommended Tip: 13-15 Euros
Source: Christine at Tripsionista

Free Walking Tour in Reykjavik, Iceland

Company: City Walk Reykjavik
Meeting Point: Austurvöllur Park in front of the House of Parliament
Schedule: Daily – Various times available in the morning and afternoon
How Long: 2 hours
Points of Interest: The Concert Hall Harpa, Hallgrímskirkja, Lake Tjörnin and the City Hall
How To Book: Book your slot and choose a time via their website
Email Address: N/A
Phone Number: N/A
Recommended Tip: 1000-5000 ISK
Source: Becky from Becky the Traveller

Free Walking Tour in Rome, Italy

Company: Rome Free Walking Tour
Meeting Point: The meeting point for Vatican and Colosseum tours is at Spanish Steps while the City Tour starts at Piazza di Spagna
Schedule: Vatican Tour (Mon-Sat at 10AM), Colosseum Tour (Mon-Sat at 4pm) and City Tour is every Sunday at 10AM
How Long: 2.5 hours
Points of Interest: Vatican Tour (Spanish Steps, Column of Marcus Aurelius, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant’Angelo, View of St. Peter’s Square), Colosseum Tour (Spanish StepsTrevi Fountain, Piazza Venezia, Roman Forums, Colosseum Outside), City Tour (Spanish StepsTrevi Fountain, Temple of Adrian, Pantheon, Piazza Navona)
How To Book: Book online in advance here
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: +39 389 00 51 453
Recommended Tip: 10-15 Euros
Source: Christine at Tripsionista



Free Walking Tour in Seville, Spain

Company: Pancho Tours
Meeting Point: At The fountain next to the Giralda Tower (Plaza Virgen de los Reyes)
Schedule: Every Day at 11am
How Long: 2.5 hours
Points of Interest: CATHEDRAL & GIRALDA (only the outside walls), DOOR OF FORGIVENESS, ARCHIVES OF INDIA, ROYAL ALCÁZAR (only the outside walls), GOLDEN TOWER  (only the outside walls), LUXURY HOTEL ALFONSO XIII, TOBACCO FACTORY, MARIA LUISA PARK/CASINO EXPOSITION, PLAZA DE ESPAÑA
How To Book: Book online here.
Email Address: https://www.panchotours.com/contact
Phone Number: +34 664 642 904
Recommended Tip: €5
Source: Mike of https://197travelstamps.com

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Free Walking Tour in Sofia, Bulgaria

Company: Free Sofia Tour
Meeting Point: Palace of Justice
Schedule: Every day but be guided on the meetup schedule on these months:
May 1 – October 3110AM11AM6PM
November – April: 11AM6PM
How long: 2 hours
Points of Interest: Sveta Nedelya Church, Coat of Arms of Sofia, Statue of Sofia, Bath museum of Sofia, Mineral waters, Council  of Ministers, Former Communist Party Headquarters, Rotunda of St. Geroge, City Garden, National Theater Ivan Vazov, Russian Church and Military Club, St. Sophia Basilica, and St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
How to Book: For solo travelers and small groups, no reservation is required. Simply show up at the venue and enjoy the walking tour. However, groups of ten (or more) are advised to contact the company 24 hours in advance.
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: (+359) 988 920 461
Recommended Tip: Tip giving in Bulgaria is not required but 5-10 leva will do.
Source: Eloise of Ms. Meeting Adventures

Free Walking Tour in St. Petersburg, Russia

Company: New Generation Tours – Petersburg Free Tours
Meeting Point: The Alexander Column in the center on the Palace Square.
Schedule: Daily at 10.45am.
How Long: apx. 3 hours.
Points of Interest: The Winter Palace and the Hermitage, the Alexander
Column, Nevsky Avenue, the Admiralty, St.Isaac Cathedral, the monument of Peter the
Great, the Stroganov Palace, Church of the Saviour on Blood.
How To Book: Book online through their website here.
Email: N/A
Phone Number: +7(812)407-17- 23
Recommended Tip: US$5-7
Source: Campbell & Alya of Stingy Nomads 

Free Walking Tour in Tbilisi, Georgia

Company: Tbilisi Hack Free Tours
Meeting Point: In front of the Old Town Hall on Freedom Square
Schedule: Every day, rain or shine, at 12 PM
How Long: 3.5 hours
Points of Interest: Old Town Tbilisi, St Mary’s Cathedral, and old bakery, Rike Park, a cable car ride (bring a few extra Lari or climb stairs) to see Mother Georgia, Sulphur baths, a secret waterfall, and much more!
How To Book: walk in or reserve your spot here.
Email Address: N/A
Phone Number: +995 599 922 937
Recommended Tip: 10 Lari
Source: Nate of Travel Lemming

Free Walking Tour in Yerevan, Armenia

Company: Yerevan Free Walking Tours
Meeting Point: In front of the entrance to the History Museum on Republic Square. Look for the guy with a beige bag.
Schedule: Monday to Sunday from 16:00 provided there are three or more people.
How Long: 3 hours
Points of Interest: The walking tour covers 25 points of interest as well as information and stories from Armenia’s past, culture, art scene and current events. Some of the highlights: History Museum, Cascade Complex, Freedom Square, Blue Mosque, Opera House, Mashtots Ave and Abovyan Street, Metro system, Swan Lake, Sculpture Park, St Sargis and St Katoghike Churches, 19th-century buildings in Yerevan, Armenia.
How To Book:  Bookings by reservation only. You can call, SMS, email or contact Vako via the Facebook page.
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: +374 93 498985 (093 498985 local)
Recommended Tip: US$5-10
Source: Lauren Melnick of Wanderlust Movement

NORTH AMERICA

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Free Walking Tour in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Company: Free Tours By Foot
Meeting Point: they have many different tours around the city and its neighborhoods, so the meeting point always differs.
Schedule: everyday, the time is usually at 10.30 pm and 1.30 pm with some exceptions. Check their calendar to see detailed schedule.
Points of Interest: they have a variety of tours that cover different neighborhoods and points of interest in Boston and Cambridge. Some of the most popular ones include the Freedom Trail tour, Little Italy tour, Beacon Hill Crime tour, and Harvard tour.
How To Book: make a reservation online here
Email Address: [email protected]freetoursbyfoot.com
Phone Number: (617) 299-0764
Recommended Tip: US$10-15
Source: Yulia of thefoodiemiles.com

Free Walking Tour in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Company: Chicago Greeter Neighborhood Tours – InstaGreeter
Meeting Point: Chicago Cultural Center’s Randolph St. lobby, 77 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL
Schedule: FridaySaturday 10-3pm and Sunday 11-2pm
How Long: 1 hour
Points of Interest: The Loop Area (Chicago history, Chicago Architecture, Chicago Riverwalk, and the Lakefront)
How To Book: Walk-in – no registration required
Email Address: [email protected]chicago.com
Phone Number: N/A
Recommended Tip: Strictly no-tipping
Source: Yamkins of Gofamgo

Free Walking Tour in Merida, Mexico

Company: Pink Cactus Merida
Meeting Point: In front of Merida Cathedral, Plaza Grande – Calle 60, between 61 y  63 Downtown
Schedule: Mon-Sat, 9:30am & 6:00pm
How Long: 2 hours
Points of Interest: Plaza Grande colonial buildings, the green gold era of Yucatan Peninsula, Plaza Santa Lucia; its chairs and music, a glimpse of contemporary Mérida, Old casona (house) and its typical architecture
How To Book: RSVP via this link or just show up
Email Address: N/A
Phone Number: (+52) 1-555-432-1504
Recommended Tip: MXN $50-100
Source: Ingrid of Second-Half Travels

Free Walking Tour in Mexico City, Mexico

Company: Estación Mexico
Meeting Point: In front of the Cathedral in the Zocalo main square – look out for the pink t-shirts.
Schedule: Daily at 11am and 2.30pm
How Long: 2.5 hours
Points of Interest: The Cathedral, El Palacio Nacional, Templo Mayor, the Alameda area, Palacio de Bellas Artes, China Town, and some hidden gems.
How To Book: just turn up or reserve online here.
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: +521-55-1331-4947 (Whatsapp)
Recommended Tip: $50-100 pesos
Source: Claire Sturzaker from Tales of a Backpacker

Free Walking Tour in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Company: Free Tours by Foot – Garden District & Lafayette Cemetery Tour
Meeting Point: 2770 Prytania St, New Orleans. In front of the white wall of the Lafayette cemetery on the corner of Prytania St. and Washington Ave.
Schedule: There are two tour times, 10:30am and 1:30pm. 10:30 am Tour: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, FridaySaturday, and Sunday (not offered on Tuesday) | 1:30 pm Tour: Monday, Thursday, FridaySaturday and Sunday
How Long: 2 hours
Points of Interest: Colonel Short’s Villa, Briggs-Staub House, Commander’s Palace Restaurant, Toby’s Corner, Manning House, Brevard-Mahat-Rice House, Rosegate, Payne-Strachan House, Lafayette Cemetery
How To Book: Book in advance here 
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: 504-222-2967
Recommended Tip: US$5-10
Source: Vita of My Walk In The World

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Free Walking Tour in San Francisco, California, USA

Company: Wild SF Walking Tours
Meeting Point: In the Haight-Ashbury District, San Francisco
Schedule: Dates vary; 1:30 p.m.
How Long: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Points of Interest: The Grateful Dead house, Janis Joplin’s pink apartment, Panhandle Park, Haight-Ashbury intersection, the Diggers soup kitchen, the Charles Mansion house and various places with hippie street art (includes live songs performed by the tour guide throughout)
How To Book: Book through the company’s website here (and select the Free Love Tour) or by phone
Email Address: N/A
Phone Number:415-580-1849
Recommended Tip: US $10-15
Source: Ashley Ryan of Pure Wander

Free Walking Tour in Toronto, Canada

Company: Tour Guys
Meeting Point: Union Station
Schedule: 10.30 am1.30pm Daily (Mar – Feb), 10.30 am Sat and Sun (Oct-Mar)
How Long: 3 hours
Points of Interest: The PATH: Toronto’s underground walkway, Toronto’s Tallest Skyscrapers and banks, Public Art Exhibitions, Old City Hall, New City Hall.
How To Book: You can use their online booking tool here.
Email: N/A
Phone Number: 647-557-3249
Recommended Tip: CAD$5-10
Source: Pari of Travelling Pari

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Free Walking Tour in Sydney, Australia

Company: I’m Free Walking Tours – Sydney Sights
Meeting Point: Town Hall Square, George St between Sydney Town Hall and St Andrew’s Cathedral.
Schedule: 10:30am and 2:30pm Every Day (except Christmas Day)
How Long: 2.5 – 3 hours
Points of Interest:  Sydney Opera House, The Harbour Bridge, The Rock’s District, Cadman’s Cottage, Hyde Park Barracks, The ‘Rum’ Hospital, St Mary’s Cathedral, Customs House, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Hidden Bar culture, Queen Victoria Building, Laneways & Art, Pitt St Shopping Mall, Martin Place, Sydney Tower, Hyde Park, Circular Quay, Town Hall, Sydney’s Oldest Cemetery, Hilton Bombing, Underground Tunnels, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Museum of Currency and Notes, Australia Square
How To Book: No need to book
Email Address:  [email protected]
Phone Number: 0405 515 654
Recommended Tip: AUD$10-15
Source: Bryony of www.coastingaustralia.com

Free Walking Tour in Melbourne, Australia

Company: I’m Free Walking Tours – Melbourne Sights
Meeting Point: The State Library of Victoria, on Swanston St. We’ll be standing next to the Sir Redmond Barry Statue.
Schedule:10:30am and 2:30pm Every Day (excluding Christmas Day, 25th December).
How Long: 2.5-3 hours
Points of Interest: Federation Square, Melbourne’s Laneways, Street Art, Flinders St Station, Yarra River, Eureka Tower, Hidden bar scene, Centre Place, Melbourne’s Coffee Culture, Block Arcade, Chinatown, Princess Theatre, Melbourne’s Arcades, State Parliament of Victoria, Bourke St Shopping Mall, Old Melbourne Gaol, State Library of Victoria, Royal Exhibition Centre, Carlton Gardens
How To Book: No need to book. You’ll find your guide wearing a bright green “I’m Free” T-shirt.
Email Address:  [email protected]
Phone Number: 0405 515 654
Recommended Tip: AUD$10-15
Source: Bryony of www.coastingaustralia.com

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Free Walking Tour in Cusco, Peru

Company: Free Tours by Foot Cusco
Meeting Point: Plazoleta Regocijo (Kusipata) in front of the City Hall (Palacio Municipal)
Schedule: Monday to Saturday at 10am – 1pm – 3:30pm – on Sundays at 10am only.
How Long: 2.5-3 hours
Points of Interest: Plaza San Francisco, Saint Claire Arch, San Pedro Church, San Pedro Market, Plaza de Armas (Main Square), Acclla Wasi Temple, Palace of Pachaquteq, Palace of Inca Tupac Yupanqui
How To Book: Book at their website or whatsapp +51 958745640 or +51 974479073
Email Address:
N/A
Phone Number: +51 958745640 or +51 974479073
Recommended Tip:
US$5-10
Source: Owen Ter of My Turn To Travel

Free Walking Tour in Medellin, Colombia

Company:  Real City Tours
Meeting Point:  At the north ticket booth of Alpujarra Metro Station (on weekday morning tours, it is also possible to meet at 8:54am at Poblado Metro Station and take the metro with the guide to the starting point at Alpujarra Station).
Schedule:  Monday – Friday at 9:14am or 2:19pm.   Saturday tours at 9:49am.
How Long:  3.5 – 4 hours
Points of Interest:  Square of Lights, Botero Plaza, Parque Bolívar, San Antonio Plaza, chance to buy food from street vendors, important locations and anecdotes in Medellín’s violent past, Iglesia de la Candelaria (Medellin’s oldest church)
How To Book:  Bookings must be made in advance through their website here.
Email Address:  Use the ‘contact us’ section of their website.
Phone Number:  No phone number, they say they’re too busy giving tours to answer 🙂
Recommended Tip:  COP10,000 – 20,000
Source: Claire Archer at www.pastthepotholes.com

Free Walking Tour in Quito, Ecuador

Company: Free Walking Tour Ecuador
Meeting Point: All tours start at Community Hostel Pedro Fermin Cevallos N6-78, Quito, Ecuador
Schedule: Monday to Saturday 10.30 am or 2.30 pm
How Long: 2 hours
Points of Interest:  See the main plazas in Old Town Quito, the fruit markets,  the inside of one of Quito’s amazing colonial churches, and a colonial workshop in La Ronda.
How To Book: Book through their website here.  
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number:  011-593-959049658
Recommended Tip: $5
Source: Nicole of Travelgal Nicole

Free Walking Tours in Santiago, Chile

Company: Free Tour Santiago
Meeting Point: Cathedral, in Plaza de Armas
Schedule: Every day at 10 am and 3 pm
How long: 4 hours
Points of Interest: Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, City Hall, Central Post Office, Museo de Arte Pre-Colombino, Old Congress Building, Supreme Court, Government House, Santiago Stock Exchange, Opera House, Cerro Santa Lucia, Barrio Lastarria, Museum of Fine Arts, Barrio Bellavista, Neruda Museum, etc.

How to Book: Just walk in.
Email Address: [email protected]
Phone Number: (+56 9) 9236 8789
Recommended Tip: between $5 and $7 USD
Source: Claudia of My Adventures Across The World

Company: Tour 4 Tips
Meeting Point: Musea Bellas Artes
Schedule: 10AM (For offbeat Santiago tour)
Duration: 3 hours
Points of Interest: La Vega Market, Cementario General De Santiago
How To Book: Meet in front of the Musea Bellas Artes or reserve on their website here.
Email: N/A
Phone: +56 2 2570 9939
Recommended Tip: $10
Source: Vy Tran of 7 Crossroads


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20 COMMENTS

  1. I truly love this one since it is mainly focus on cultural and historical parts of the city where walking tour takes place. I didn’t know that there’s something like this. Your post is really a help for someone like me who travel always on a budget. I haven’t been to most of the countries you’ve mentioned above and will surely use your blog post as my future reference. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  2. What a comprehensive list and super useful too. I love joining walking tours that it is now one of the things that I look for in my travels. I highly recommend the Tourmeaway in Taiwan and the Rock Tour in Sydney. Both are fun and educational and would really help you get to know the history of the places featured in the tour. Thanks for coming up with this list, now I have one reference to go to.

  3. Already bookmarked. I totally agree that free walking tours are the best way to explore a place and know it better. We did a lot of free walking tours on our Europe trip almost an year back – in Lucerne, Amsterdam, Florence, Venice and where not. And those are the ones we still cherish, more than the museums and the palaces. This is a wonderful compilation and I am so glad it has free walking tours to places that are very much on my list 🙂

  4. Haven’t tried this kind of tour but reading your post makes me wanna try and go. Those tips are very informative. Bookmarking this page of yours. Great content and wonderful photographs!

  5. Great post! We’ve done the free walking tours in several cities in Europe, and always found them to be great tours. This is a great list. Sharing it with my Twitter followers!

  6. hey, thank you so much for this! it helps a lot as i didn’t even know that they actually have such free walking tour when i’ve been to some of the countries on the list. bookmarked! 😀

  7. Wow.. on these tours alone, you must have walked hundreds of miles already. That’s so cool. I haven’t traveled all that much, and when I did I usually go for a DIY tour. Somehow, it has never occurred to me to join free walking tours like these in the list. But thanks to you, I’m now aware and will hit back here if I ever go to any of these places mentioned here. Hopefully you can also update when you join more walking tours. ^_^

    • I normally do a DIY tour as well. But sometimes it’s great to tour around a place with other people and with a knowledgeable local guide who can tell you things that you won’t read from the internet. And without breaking the bank too!

  8. I’m always game for free things! I also love how walking tours give you a glimpse of local life compared to the big tours. I did the one in Hong Kong, and I loved it! I wasn’t aware that a lot of the Asian countries have it too. Will definitely bookmark this!

  9. If I may add: Kuala Lumpur has a free walking tour for Dataran Merdeka and Kampung Baru – two historic districts of the capital. I’ve tried the first one, and our guide was pretty good (hello Yasmin!). You have to email them beforehand to join, though: get in touch via [email protected]. I can send you more info/pictures if you like!

  10. I am always a budget traveler, and whenever I visit a new destination, I first look for free things to do and see. Then I choose what main attractions should I pay. However, in many cities, I really don’t know what should I see for free, and that’s why a guide is necessary. These free walking tours are extraordinary for many reasons, and it is good for every city to have them organized. I personally did not know about some of the cities you mentioned here. So, thank you! 🙂

  11. I am guided tour specialist but do not offer free tours. Not that i don’t want to but simply because it did not cross my mind. In fact, a few days back, a German friend recommended that I join a free walking tour company. I would much rather design my own package than join any other company.

  12. wow. This is a pretty extensive list of free guided walk tours. Should bookmark this in the hope of ticking off some places in my bucket list. I agree with the quality of the tour, even if its free, you still get very good information on the places you are visiting. Well, unless your volunteer guide of the day is nursing a hangover then, better luck next time then. Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is a pretty extensive list of free guided walk tours. Should bookmark this in the hope of ticking off some places in my bucket list. I agree with the quality of the tour, even if its free, you still get very good information on the places you are visiting. Well, unless your volunteer guide of the day is nursing a hangover then, better luck next time then. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Amazing compilation 🙂 Love it! Really appreciate your effort to collect all the free walks of many countries. am bookmarking your sharing posting here so that I can refer it whenever am travelling next 🙂 Guess what? I don’t even know historical town, Malacca of my country offers free walk tour. Ha…Ha…Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  15. Your article is very useful to all persons, who are interesting in a travel destinations. I was looking for some articles to read about today, when i stumbled on your ultimate-guide walking tour. Anyway, I went to the trip over Europe a few month and I found free tours with that providing Generation Tours. It was amazing memories, sew incredible sights,and i’m totally going to do this one more time!

  16. Amazing list, I think it’s the best way to discover the cities without any cost. Recently visited Rome and the tour was quite expensive but as we want to spend good time there, we had to pay for it.
    But next time i will use your list.

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