Why You Should Take Free Walking Tours

by Emeri Callahan

Mar 9, 2019

© Tupungato | Dreamstime.com
It’s easy to make friends with a beer in hand. Head to Brussels and hop on a brewery tour to experience one of the city’s finest social and cultural offerings. Afterwards, indulge in the local cuisine and explore sites like the Grand Place, Royal Palace and Notre Dame Du Sablon.

Tips / Travel

If you have never taken a free walking tour, you will be pleasantly surprised by the professionalism of the guides and experience. Oftentimes free walking tours are led by locals who grew up in the area or students who want to practice their English, and, as a result, they are even more engaging and informative than a standard pre-paid tour.


Most major cities across the world offer a free walking tour in some capacity. Guidebooks will usually list which ones are the best, but Google is a trusty source to find your tour, too. Likely you’ll meet in a main square where a guide in a brightly colored shirt will greet you merrily. Expect the tour to last two–three hours.


While the tour is technically “free,” you are expected to tip your guide at the end. It’s how they make their money, after all! Your guide will give you a standard tip range as a guideline, so you don’t have to wonder if you are tipping too much or too little.


One of the best things around free walking tours is the different kinds available: city highlights, underground, street art, political history, culinary tours, etc. Because your guide is working for just tips, they will go above and beyond to make the tour lively and memorable.


The best way to see a city is through the eyes of a local friend, the second best way is through the eyes of a free local guide.




Insta Feed
Top 5 / Asia
May 22, 2019

Top 5: Attractions in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan, is known for its natural beauty, temples and shrines. On your next visit, be sure to add these attractions to your list.

Work and Play in Italy

ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.

Products / Beauty
May 22, 2019

Clean Skincare from BeautyCounter

BeautyCounter is the skincare brand offering beauty products made with safe ingredients. The California-based company aims to deliver high-performing products free of toxic chemicals.

Road Trips in Portugal

You can cover a lot of ground in Portugal in a short amount of time, and the changing scenery makes for great road trips. Here are some of the best routes.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Reviews / Hotel
May 21, 2019

Guyana’s Karanambu Lodge

Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.