The Best Free Tours in the World's Top Destinations
What are Free Tours?
What do free tours consist of and why have they become so fashionable in recent years in Spain?
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You’ve probably heard of free tours before, but did you know there are many different types of them? Find out what they look like and why they work so well!
Free Tours are free tours as their English translation indicates.
That is to say, when you hire a free tour you book a group visit with more tourists, but unlike other types of visits to the place of reference, in this case the company that organizes it or the company that organizes it is not the only one. the guide himself charges you NOTHING for your tour. It’s as simple as that, no catch, no catch!
So free tours are a great way to get to know a place without paying admission. They are also a great way to meet new people and above all to explore a city in a fun environment.
About Free Tour Guides and their tips
As we saw above, the Free Tours are free of charge. This raises the million dollar question
What does it mean to pay nothing for your free tour and what do the guides who give them live on?
Well, the answer is very simple. Free tour guides live off the tips tourists give them after their tour.
How much tip to pay to free tour guides? Obviously there is no specific amount to pay to the guide for your free tour, but as for tipping the custom is to pay between 5 and 10 euros per person.
This is the amount we recommend for a visit of up to 2 hours in the center of a medium-sized Spanish city. This amount should be revised upwards for cities such as Madrid and Barcelona and even more so in other European capitals such as Paris or London.
Clearly in the age of the internet and online reviews, the idea is that you tailor the amount of your tip to your satisfaction and that of those who have accompanied you.
Is it mandatory to tip the guide of your free tour? Well…. Yes, it does! Things as they are, in the same way that service is usually included in a restaurant and you only leave an extra tip.
In this case, think that your free tour guide’s income depends entirely on these tips, try to be as empathetic with the guide as he/she has been with you during the tour…. and if you don’t disappear in the last street of the tour to make a“sinpa“, so much the better!
Types of Free Tours
The best free tours to enjoy an unforgettable family experience without going broke!
Free tours usually consist of guided walks through a site where visitors can see the points of interest of a particular location up close.
It is usually led by a local expert or official guide who explains the history, culture and other aspects of the area.
guide who explains the history, culture and other aspects of the area.
. Tours can take place in museums, historical sites, zoos, parks and more.