Tarragona essentials- Free walking tour in English (Small groups)

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Hayley
Quality Verified Registered on November 18, 2022

Hi, my name is Hayley! I am from London in the UK and have been living in the beautiful, historical town of Tarragona for a good few years and also in Sabadell (another Catalan city) prior to that. I have a degree in Hispanic Studies (this includes Spanish and Portuguese languages, culture and history) from Queen Mary University of London. In addition to tour guiding, I am also a Foreign Languages Teacher by profession. It is my passion for other cultures and languages which is what brings me to Spain :) I have also lived in the Middle East (Bahrain), studied in Portugal, and haved lived in 3 other Spanish cities (Salamanca, Almería and Melilla- a Spanish enclave in North Africa). I love to take people on tours in my free time where I can meet new people from all around the world! :) I also studied and Italian and Arabic outside of my degree but I also have many other hobbies asides from learning languages e.g. travelling, art (painting and drawing), history, music, dance, singing and composing music, playing the guitar, sport and martial arts (I am a black belt in Taekwondo!) :)

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Free tour in English! (Get ready to travel back in time to ancient Tarracco!)

Concise but complete small group tour of Tarragona covering the main attractions of both modern and historical Tarragona, finishing off in the impressive Plaça de la Font where you can go for a vermut/ drinks and nibbles if desired (optional). I will also be touching on some Spanish and Catalan traditions and culture.

Main Attractions we will visit:

  • Plaça del mercado (Market square)
  • Foro de la Colonia (Colonial Forum)
  • Rambla Nova
  • Mediterranean Balcony
  • The Roman Amphitheatre 
  • The Roman Circus
  • Santa Tecla Cathedral (where the Ancient Temple of Augustus used to lie)
  • Plaça del Rei (King's Square)
  • Plaça del Forum (Forum Square)
  • Plaça dels Sedassos (Sedassos Square)
  • Plaça de la Font (Fountain Square)

...and some other suprises! ;)

So get ready to explore and create some new memories together on your upcoming trip to Tarragona!

These are small group tours so the spaces are limited, however, if there aren't enough spaces left for the tour you would like to attend, please get in touch with me directly as sometimes adjustments can be made :)

Please note that:

  • This is a free tour so entry is not included to any of the sites we will pass by (we will be viewing them from outside only, but they are all mostly open air so it's still close enough to get a great view!) :)

  • Make sure you bring plenty of water, a hat and sun cream (especially during the summer months as it can get very hot and all of the sites are outdoors)! It's good to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately for the expected weather conditions before leaving for the tour

  • This tour can last anywhere between 2 and 2.5 hours depending on the pace of the group and crowdedness of Tarragona on the day.

  • The minimum total number of attendees for the tour to go ahead is 4 (you will be informed beforehand if this is the case).

    -All the photos above are my own photos and depict a few of the sites we will encounter on the tour :)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Pl. de Corsini, 43001 Tarragona, Spain
    Pl. de Corsini, 43001 Tarragona, Spain
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    I will be standing close to the entrance of the post office (a light yellow coloured building which says "correos" on the front of it with my folder in my hand).

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Mercado de Tarragona
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Foro de la Colonia
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Rambla Nova
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Balcón del Mediterráneo
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Anfiteatro de Tarragona
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Circ Romà
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Plaza del Rey
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Jewish Quarter of Tarragona
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Plaza del Foro
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Corderet House
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Cathedral of Santa Tecla of Tarragona
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Plaça dels Sedassos
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Plaza de la Fuente

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Joseph 22 Apr 2024
St. Louis

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Hayley was fantastic. The thought and preparation she put into the tour very very helpful and appreciated.
Alma 07 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
If you're looking to explore Tarragona and have a pleasant experience, look no further than a tour with Hayley. She doesn't just rattle off facts. She weaves a tapestry of history, bringing Tarragona's Roman past, medieval intrigue, and modern life to life with infectious enthusiasm. It felt like she had a personal connection to every landmark, sharing interesting details and anecdotes. Her passion for Tarragona and in general Catalonian culture is contagious, and she is always trying to able to connect with a group, encouraging discussions. I felt like we had a personalized experience, and thanks to Hayley I feel connected to the city's soul.
Nele 03 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
The walking Tour is okay.
Jennifer 31 Mar 2024
Bel Air

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Hayley is very knowledgeable about the history and modern aspects of Tarragona. Great route and amounts of stops. Highly recommended!
Jane 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Haley was an excellent tour guide!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 15 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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