Sandemans walking tours

This item appears on page 77 of the June 2013 issue.

Free guided walking tours are now being offered in Barcelona by Sandemans New Europe (phone +49 0 30 510 500 30). Every day, rain or shine, 3-hour tours with up to, perhaps, 25 people depart at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from the Plaça de l’Àngel, visiting the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona Cathedral, the historic harbor and other sights. 

Advance booking is recommended but not required. Guides accept gratuities from tour members; the average is 5 (near $7) per person. Guides must pay Sandemans a certain amount per person (reportedly 1-3) and get to keep the difference.

Having started in 2004 in Berlin, the company now also offers tours in Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Hamburg, London, Jerusalem, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Prague and Tel Aviv.