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  1. Kallsy
    March 5, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

    Thank you for the information on these tours. I’ve always wondered how they work and if they were worth it. I personally enjoy exploring a city myself but I do feel like Europe can be rather hard to plan for! This would be a terrific way to see the hot spots.

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    • Cali
      March 5, 2017 @ 5:08 pm

      Of course! And one of my favorite parts is getting the inside scope from the guide of the best places to eat in a city! I have found some incredible restaurants that way!!

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  2. Melissa
    March 5, 2017 @ 10:29 pm

    Free walking tours are usually the best tours I have found – perhaps as you say they only get paid a decent amount if it is good. I find walking tours (free or not) a great to get your bearings in a new city.

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    • Cali
      March 6, 2017 @ 5:18 pm

      Totally agree! And I think we probably go in with no expectations so the outcome is usually better than anticipated!

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  3. Josie
    March 6, 2017 @ 3:53 am

    Perfect timing! I am heading to Europe in just over a month and love walking tours. I am definitely going to two of these cities – Budapest and Tirana – so this has been a good insight into the tours. I hope I get the same guide in Tirana as you did. The personal stories give the tour so much more.

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    • Cali
      March 6, 2017 @ 5:19 pm

      Oh perfect! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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  4. Stephanie Frias
    March 6, 2017 @ 10:21 pm

    Hmmm. So, I never imagined that walking tours would be any fun. But, I think you might have just changed my mind. Now I am curious to know if there is any such thing in South America!

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    • Cali
      March 7, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

      I can’t speak for the rest of the continent, but there are definitely some in Colombia!

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  5. Ada
    March 7, 2017 @ 8:31 am

    To be honest I never went to a free walking tour because I am always so excited for my travels that I am preparing everything before. Where to go, little historical facts etc. But I agree that its an amazing option for all those who just go with the flow 🙂

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    • Cali
      March 7, 2017 @ 3:14 pm

      Definitely a great option, and I am always surprised by the number of “fun facts” I learn from the guides!

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  6. Adrenaline Romance
    March 8, 2017 @ 7:58 am

    Ah, Europe! One of our dream trips! Walking around these cities is perfect; they are historically and culturally rich. Personally, we would love to walk around Barcelona, Spain considering that we, Filipinos, are once colonized by Spaniards. Going around Barcelona would be re-discovering our cultural identity. 🙂

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  7. Leiha
    March 9, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

    The only time I was tempter to do a free walking tour was when I was in Bath, England, I had heard such wonderful things (but didn’t have time). You’ve inspired me to try them out.

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    • Cali
      March 10, 2017 @ 5:50 pm

      Awesome! I’m sure you’ll have a great experience!

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  8. Sandy N Vyjay
    March 10, 2017 @ 10:35 pm

    I believe that walking around a place can give you more beautiful memories than riding on a bus or car. A walking tour around Europe is like a dream tour where i can aimlessly walk around and look at the magic of Europe unfold in front of me.

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    • Cali
      March 11, 2017 @ 9:07 am

      I totally agree! I love using my legs to explore whenever I can!

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  9. Cristina
    March 11, 2017 @ 9:29 am

    Oh I can totally agree with you on Budapest!
    I have to say that Tirana must be fascinating, apart from the bunker thing that is pretty scary to me, but must be a great city!

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    • Cali
      March 11, 2017 @ 11:05 am

      Tirana is super interesting! They even have an enormous bunker that they turned into an art museum

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  10. Kyntra Strickland
    March 11, 2017 @ 2:18 pm

    I absolutely love walking a city when I first visit. Spending this summer in Europe and can’t wait to try these out. Great information and lovely photos. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Cali
      March 11, 2017 @ 7:34 pm

      Of course! Thanks for reading and have a great trip!!

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  11. Kelly
    March 11, 2017 @ 8:21 pm

    Thank you so much for a great post. I love walking tours because they are a great free way to see the city. I loved Barcelona and thought this was a great way to explore some of Gaudi’s best architecture. Can’t wait to do the walking tour in Lisbon when I visit in November. Thanks!

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    • Cali
      March 11, 2017 @ 8:24 pm

      You are going to love Lisbon!

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  12. Lauren
    March 11, 2017 @ 9:23 pm

    I had NO idea that Budapest was actually Buda and Pest. I’ve never given walking tours a go, but this has definitely convinced me they’re worthwhile.

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    • Cali
      March 12, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

      Awesome! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed

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  13. anna
    March 11, 2017 @ 10:30 pm

    I love walking tours- such a great way to get an introduction to place. I do this all the time. Saving your post for the next time we’re in Europe.

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    • Cali
      March 12, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

      Awesome! Thanks!

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  14. Sheri
    March 12, 2017 @ 11:42 am

    Walking tours are great which is why I had some of my posts converted into walking tour apps. I think there is so much more to see when you walk than by bus.

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    • Cali
      March 12, 2017 @ 3:31 pm

      Walking tour apps? That sounds super cool. And high tech!

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  15. Lydia@LifeUntraveled
    March 12, 2017 @ 7:11 pm

    I’ve actually never taken a walking tour but I’ve been reading more and more about them and would certainly consider one. I can see how it’s a great way to learn about a city while meeting other travelers.

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    • Cali
      March 12, 2017 @ 7:48 pm

      They are becoming so popular! With so much good history!

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  16. Therie
    March 22, 2017 @ 8:08 am

    This is what’s great about Europe! You can experience more of the place when you take a walk/stroll!

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    • Cali
      March 22, 2017 @ 9:18 pm

      Definitely!!

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