Tips for Starting a Tour Company That Will Succeed

Whether as a side-gig or full-time project, being a free tour provider is a multi-rewarding endeavour; there’s the financial income, of course, but setting up a free tour also offers the joy of creating something unique, the opportunity to meet new people every day, to indulge your passion for sharing your knowledge & insight to the place you call home, and the freedom to work for yourself.


Top Things to Do in Malaga, as Recommended by Locals

If you’re planning on venturing to the Costa Del Sol (the Southern Coast of Spain), then the port-city of Malaga is a must-visit.


Best Places to Visit in Cádiz: A Budget Travel Guide

While travelling Andalusia, don’t miss exploring Cádiz, the hidden gem with stunning scenery nestled on the Atlantic coast in southern Spain. This magnificent ancient port is the oldest city in the country and is also considered as the oldest continually inhabited town in Western Europe.


Best World Festivals You Must See Before You Die

Most of us don’t really need any reason to travel and venture off to near or distant lands, but a great festival is as good a reason as any to plan a trip. If you’re wondering where your next adventure will take you, why not head to a festival?! We’ve put together some of our favorite festivals around the world for your curious imaginations to ponder – some are food or music festivals, some are cultural festivals, and some are just plain crazy, but all are excellent reasons to pack a bag and go!


Vienna for First-time Visitors: the Ultimate Travel Guide

Are you planning an itinerary to visit Vienna for the first time? Good choice, Vienna is an incredible city and the perfect place to visit over a long weekend. It really deserves to be right up there with Paris, London and Rome; the capital and largest city of Austria, its rich history dates back to Roman times when the city’s primary function was to protect the Roman Empire from attacks, and it then became the capital city of the powerful Austrian empire in the 19th century.


A Guide to Sydney's Blue Mountains

If you want to experience the natural beauty of the Australian wilderness, set out on foot to explore the Blue Mountains, a World Heritage area with breathtaking landscapes that will blow your mind.


Six Places for Delicious Lunch in Prague

It’s important to stay fuelled while travelling, all the exploring and experiences of Prague can sometimes come with a rumbling tummy, and nobody wants to be hungry on holiday!


Free Tour Heroes - with Free SF Tour in San Francisco

We’ll soon be announcing the winners of the awards 2019, honoring those Free Tour Heroes who offer the best free walking tours and experiences around the world, as decided by your ratings, feedback and reviews. Until then though, we bring you the eighth installment of our current series shining a spotlight on the places, people and passion behind some of those city tours which have previously won a award. This time we’re in San Francisco with the excellent Free SF Tour.


Dublin tips for a great visit

You probably have a long list of things you want to do, places you want to visit, and sites you want to see when you are in Dublin; if not yet, you might find our recommendations on things to do in Dublin helpful. Two sure things you’re very like to be doing in Dublin though are dining and drinking! To help you out on that front, we’ve compiled some of our best hints and tips for food and drink in Dublin, and where to go for the best of them. We’ve also thrown in some helpful bonus tips for good measure too; you’re welcome.


Top Ten Free Things To Do In Dublin

We’ve already had two ‘Ten things to do in Dublin’ recommendations lists recently, but there’s still so much to see and do in the Irish capital that we just couldn’t stop there; this time though, we’re bringing you our top ten things to do in Dublin for free, to make sure you have the best visit to the city possible, while saving more money for pints!


Useful info to know about Dublin

It’s good to have some useful information about a place to help navigate the basics when visiting; so, we put together a quick run-down of helpful information and things you might like to know about Dublin so you can spend less time looking for answers and more time planning all the fun things you’d like to do instead.


Free Tour Heroes with Beyond Colombia - Free Walking Tour Bogotá

Welcome back to the Free Tour Heroes series taking a closer look at the people, places, and passions behind some of the winners of the awards honouring the best free walking tours in the world, as voted by users.


Ten More Things to do in Dublin

In compiling our recent list of ten things to do in Dublin, we had a tough time narrowing all the must-see sights, things to do and tourist attractions in Dublin down to just ten; so, as promised, here’s ten more.


Ten Things to do in Dublin

Dublin may be a relatively small capital city, but it is huge when it comes to character, culture, history, tourist attractions and things to see and do. In putting together a little list of ten things to do in Dublin, we soon realised that choosing just ten is a tough task; so, we’ll have ten more following very soon. Here’s the first of our lists to inspire all of you Dublin-bound curious travellers to make the most of your trip to the Irish capital.


Best day trips from Barcelona

Catalonia is a land of contrasts with a unique culture, beautiful countryside and idyllic coastal villages. And its capital, Barcelona, is not only the most popular destination in Spain but also a gateway city to lesser-known jewels that are often overlooked by thousands of travellers visiting the region.


Transport in Barcelona

It can be a daunting task, making your way in and around a new and unfamiliar city. Different modes of transport often operate in particular ways that, unless you’re a local and used to it, can cause a few of your internal fuses to blow when travelling.


Free Tour Heroes with Zaragoza Free Tour

Welcome to the sixth instalment of our ongoing Free Tour Heroes series, shining a spotlight on some of the winners of the 2018 annual awards recognising the best free tour providers and guides around the world.


How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Madrid like a local

Ready to welcome 2019 with positivity and good vibes?


Eight Things To Do in Dublin This Winter

Dublin is one of the best places you can be in winter. What we lack in high temperatures, we more than make up for in warm welcomes, cosy bars and restaurants, and abundant shopping locations. Dublin comes alive in winter, and walking through the streets illuminated by festive lights, the energy and merriment of everyone around you is palpable. There really is something for everyone, from good food and drink to wonderful walking tours of the city along with many museums, breweries and historical must-see sights. Here’s our pick of eight things to do in Dublin in winter.



Welcome to the fifth installment of Free Tour Heroes, our series shining a spotlight on the people, places and passions behind some of the 2018 Award winning free tours.


Six great reasons to spend your Christmas Holidays in Berlin

It is fast approaching that most magical time of the year and maybe you’re thinking about getting away for the Christmas holidays. Wondering where to go? Wonder no more! Here’s six reasons to spend your Christmas holidays in Berlin.


17 pics to make you want to visit Tel Aviv immediately!

Beaches, colour, culture, creativity, vibrancy, revelry and beauty are all things that make up Tel Aviv. This cosmopolitan and fun-filled city on the Israeli Mediterranean coast is a beautiful blend of ancient ruins, 1930’s Bauhaus architecture and cutting-edge modern design; a backdrop to exciting culture, atmospheric nightlife, chic cafes, indie galleries, unique style and home to hip locals who embrace a laid-back way of life.


FREE TOUR HEROES with Discover Walks

Welcome to the fourth instalment of Free Tour Heroes, a series from taking a closer look at some of our 2018 award winning free tour operators and shining a spotlight on the people, places and passions that make them and their tours award-worthy.


Budapest for Wine Lovers: Top Four Wine Bars

When planning your vacation to Budapest, you likely look forward to some culinary delights such as our well known Goulash soup, paprika-infused dishes, and shots of Palinka; but there is so much more to Hungary’s culinary experience, especially for lovers of wine. If you are not yet aware of the refined wine culture of Hungary, delightful wine bars and the best places for indulging in delicious local wine in Budapest, this article is for you!


Best Street Food in Berlin

On free walking tours in Berlin, you feast on fascinating history, get your fill of remarkable architecture, and binge on local culture. It’s a most satisfying veritable banquet, our Berlin. It’s little wonder then, that often at the end of all this exploring and adventure, the most frequent question the local guides are asked after a tour is “where’s good to eat?”


FREE TOUR HEROES with Zippy Tour Comuna 13

This week, in the third instalment of our Free Tour Heroes series, we are in Medellin, Colombia, with Zippy Tour Comuna 13. The awards honour the best free walking tours around the world each year, based on the feedback, reviews and ratings of users, and it was Graffiti Free Zippy Walking Tour Comuna 13 that was awarded the top spot for the best free tour in South America.


First Time in Berlin: TOP SIX Things To Do

Planning you first time in Berlin? If you’re researching online, chances are you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by all there is to see. So many attractions, sights and things to do, and in so little time. Worry not, dear traveler, for we’ve gathered the best must-see places and activities in Berlin for you. Whether you want to visit museums, learn about the city’s rich history, want to hang out with local Berliners or get to grips with the city’s alternative art scene and sub-cultures, you will find plenty of ideas on our list.



The annual awards honour the best free tour providers on the planet, based on users’ reviews and ratings. We’re talking to some of our 2018 awards winning free tour heroes in a weekly series to find out a little more about the people behind the tours, their cities, and the passion that has made them and their free tours award winners.


Things To Do this Halloween in Budapest

Halloween, on October 31st, is not a traditional holiday in Hungary; rather, the first day of November, All Saints Day, is celebrated here, as though much of mainland Europe. However, Halloween has been adopted more and more in recent years as, in the west, it has become synonymous with dressing up, celebrating the macabre, embracing the night and having great parties – and if there’s one capital in Europe that knows how to party, it’s Budapest!


FREE TOUR HEROES with Strawberry Tours

Each year we honour the best free tour operators around the world with the coveted annual awards. Based on users ratings, reviews and feedback, the awards are given to those free tour heroes who go the distance to provide top class free tour experiences. We’re taking a closer look at some of our 2018 award winning free tour providers in a weekly series shining a spotlight on the people behind the tours, their cities, and the passion that has made them and their free tours award winners.


Do's & Don'ts for a cracking night in Krakow

Krakow is easily one of the best places in Europe to party, In fact, the Old Town district has more pubs and bars per square meter than anywhere else in the world. Krakow is home to some of the best, strangest and exciting nightlife in Europe.


How to enjoy Paris on a budget

Paris has a notorious reputation for being a costly tourist destination. The accommodations and dinner outings alone can cost travellers a fortune. but that doesn't mean you should skip out on this glorious French capital on your eurotrip. Here are a few tips on what is worth seeing and how to save on expenses in Paris and enjoy the city on a budget.


11 Must-See attractions in Barcelona

Barcelona, arguably Europe's most vibrant city, has it all: the architecture, history, food, wine, art, beaches, nightlife and so much more. There's something for everyone. Whether you're a by-the-book traveller or an urban explorer, we've created a list of must-see attractions in Barcelona.


Best Day Trips From Budapest

Welcome to Budapest, arguably the most beautiful city in Central Europe (Europe and Planet Earth). You like it here? Then an obvious choice is to get to know it's neighbourhood through day trips. Or you've gotten tired of only visiting capitals and metropolises? The countryside's waiting for you! As well as you'd like to leave the Central European tourist path? Get off the beaten track - we tell you how!


Your Guide to Berlin Craft Beer Festival 2016

This year, Berlin celebrates its third annual Craft Beer Festival, a prime opportunity for Berlin-bound Craft Beer enthusiasts to savour the many flavours of the city's local brewing scene, and this year's festival looks set to be the biggest yet.


Freetour's Guide to Traveling Through Europe

Travelling through Europe comes with perks that make it the number one travel destination in the world. Getting to your next destination is a cinch with many low-cost airlines, trains, and buses at your fingertips where you can easily arrive from one country to another within just a few hours. Explore new languages, architecture, history, culture as well as a completely different party scene while paying a budget-friendly fee for as low as 1 euro.


Berlin Craft Beer Festival 2016

There’s been a kind of beer-renaissance in recent years, a craft beer revolution if you will, whereby the beer scene, particularly in Europe and America, has seen a huge increase in the number of local small-brewery-made varieties of beer enter the domain of big breweries.


Top 5 Baths in Budapest

The famous baths of Budapest are by far one of the most popular attractions the city has to offer. Unlike many famous sights in Europe, though, Budapest's baths aren't just for tourists - they're a favourite pastime of locals as well. Why are baths so popular here? According to Lonely Planet, "Budapest sits on a patchwork of almost 125 thermal springs," and bathing has been the thing to do since Roman times. While you'd do well "taking the waters" at just about any bath in the city, we've rounded up a few of our favourites to get you started.


10 Must See Attractions in Dublin

Some go to Ireland for the Guinness while others visit for the luck of the Irish or explore the beautiful countryside. But remember there are a lot of interesting and cool things to do right in Dublin! Here's a list of what you should definitely see on your next visit to this beautiful city:


Best of Summer in Budapest

Travelling during summer is an obvious choice for many: long holidays, incredible moods, hot weather, not to mention shorts and sunglasses! Budapest makes an excellent destination between June and August and it's easy to fall in love with the city because of its compact centre with plenty of things to do and see. The summer also brings special events and opportunities to celebrate the long, sunny days. Here's our list of the best of summer in Budapest:


Make the Best of Your Free Walking Tour With the Essentials

When it comes to joining a free walking tour, local guides like myself want to make your life easier with a list of the essentials we recommend you take along. Guides often meet travellers who would have a more successful experience if they just packed lighter, or had a few extras to make their time a bit more comfortable. The advice is clear and simple: you don’t need your whole backpack, tent, sleeping bag and guidebook. You mainly need yourself, some cash for tips (optional!), and a handful other things that you’ll find listed here:


Budapest's 9 Must See Attractions

Budapest, Hungary's capital, is a beautiful and exciting city to experience. It has a lot to see and do, but visiting all the sights in a limited amount of time is no little feat. That's why we've put together a list of the must-see attractions in the city just for you. Here are the top spots you can either visit on your own, or with a knowledgeable local guide on a free walking tour!


Ultimate Prague: 10 Must-See Attractions

It's certainly not hard to find things to do in the compact city centre of Prague. In fact, the list is so long that we narrowed it down to the absolute must-see's of the Czech capital for those who are on a tight schedule! Whether you want to wander around on your own or prefer a free walking tour, you'll be sure to find monuments a thousand years apart but within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance from each other. Without further ado, here's's ultimate list of must-see attractions in Prague:


Why You Need to Visit Prague in Spring

There's something almost magical about Europe in the Spring. The weather in Prague gets warmer and the festivities welcoming the new season begin! Statistically speaking, the last week of July through the middle of August is the busiest time for tourism in the Czech Republic, especially for the capital. So, we wrote a list about all the things people are missing out before high season starts. Here's why you need to visit Prague in spring:


Wine and Dine In and Around Prague

Prague is one of the world's top tourism destinations, and it's no wonder. The ancient architecture, amazing museums, history and culture all play a role in the city's inviting atmosphere. And since the fall of communism, another attraction has emerged in the Czech Republic: gastronomy. Besides a boom in international cuisine and food movements like vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free, Czech beer sits in the forefront. But did you know there's also an impressive market for wine production? We made a list of the best wine and dine experiences within and outside of Prague that will certainly tickle your taste buds.

8 Ways to Make your Flight Extra Comfy

Flying can be super tedious but we've made a list of ways you can make your flight experience extra comfy. Dressing comfortably, staying hydrated, and keeping a few travel accessories on hand is sure to keep you relaxed and prepared for the ride ahead of you, long or short. Here's our list of 8 ways to make your flight extra comfy:


Our 16 Most Romantic Getaway Ideas for Valentine's Day recently gathered data from their online dating site and compiled a list (and cool interactive map) of the "25 Most Romantic Cities" on Earth based on highest ranking for romance. While some of them are pretty obvious, others may surprise you! In honour of Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, we at have put together the ultimate lust-list of the world's most romantic getaways, in some of the most romantic cities on earth!


5 Cozy Spots to Warm Up in Prague

Now that January is almost over, the days are finally getting longer, but we still have a bit to go before it becomes sweater weather here in charming Prague! Although it's not the most opportune time to travel through Europe, you have the advantage of smaller crowds, budget-friendly living costs, and you get to experience a more authentic, non-touristic city. The downside is it can get quite cold and wet some days, so keeping warm is essential. Thankfully, Prague offers plenty of beautiful cafes and outdoor terraces that will warm your spirit! What better way to unwind after a free walking tour in Prague than to have a warm cup of coffee, tea, or indulge in a hot chocolate? Here are the top 5 places to keep warm in Prague!


10 Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Globetrotters

Christmas is fast approaching and holiday shopping can be stressful when you don't know what you're looking for when it comes to friends, family, and loved ones. We've all gotten stuck with those tacky reindeer jumpers before, well this year let's try to turn those frowns upside down! Get yourself into the holiday spirit and worry no more, HostelCutlure has got you covered with the perfect gift ideas for your travel-obsessed gift recipients and we know this list will deliver. Here are 10-holiday gift ideas for the globetrotters in your life.


5 Best Christmas Markets in Berlin

December has arrived. The trees have shed their leaves, the temperature has dropped, and the decorations have been erected. Germany celebrates Christmas with enthusiasm and passion exhibited through Christmas markets throughout the country. And in Berlin there's no exception. With a huge variety to choose from, here is your guide to 5 of the city’s best Christmas markets:


Discover Christmas Markets in Prague

Right up until January 3rd, 2016, Prague will be flooded with holiday cheer and Christmas Markets open to locals and tourists all over the city. These markets are an old tradition originating from Dresden, Germany during the late Middle Ages. They're held outside on the main streets or big city squares. And as many come together to celebrate the holidays, the setting couldn't be more beautiful. With the markets come fun Christmas events in Prague with music, plays, and shows in the open air along with dancing, food, and beverages of all kinds. And don't forget to pick up a few seasonal gifts for your loved ones back home. Find out more on the Christmas markets of Prague:


5 Reasons to Join a Free Walking Tour

Of all the ways to explore a new city during your travels, nothing beats a free walking tour. Visiting landmarks with a rich history, listening to authentic tales, and discovering hidden gems only the locals know allow you to cover a lot of ground and expand your knowledge of a particular city within just a few hours. There are hundreds of tours offered free of charge all over the world, so take advantage of falling in love with each new destination you visit. If you never considered it before, here are 5 reasons why you should join a free walking tour:


How to get the Most out of Your 48-Hour Travel Card in Berlin

Sometimes trying to navigate your way through a subway and train network in a new language can be harder than it looks, and Berlin's system (BVG) is no exception. Trains from all over Europe arrive in Berlin's Hauptbahnhof (main train station) every single day. So what do you do when you arrive in the German capital at one of the busiest train stations in the country? Head straight to the closest BVG ticket machine, get yourself an unlimited 48-hour travel card, and start touring!


Your Spa Guide: Must-Visit Relaxation Destinations from Prague

For those who love the idea of relaxing, taking it easy, and pampering yourself on vacation, consider taking time to treat yourself to a spa day. Travelling can be a great experience: walking, exploring, spontaneous discoveries, carefully planned tours...all of these things are exciting and new. But sometimes travellers don't get enough downtime for themselves and risk going home more exhausted than when they left. And isn't the point of travelling supposed to encourage relaxation and escape from the stress of work and normal life? If you're visiting Prague, consider taking advantage of the abundance of affordable spas scattered around the Czech Republic's capital between sightseeing and tours.


10 Reasons to Visit Prague in Autumn

Summer is officially over folks! But this certainly doesn't mean that the time to travel is. On the contrary, Prague offers so many activities for travellers and locals alike. If you think this city is gorgeous during the warm summer days, you'll fall in love with autumn Prague! It's not too cold, the greenery transforms itself into golden shades of yellow and orange, and the city offers never-ending options of things to see or do.


An Active Guide: 2 Days in Prague on a Budget

Travelling to Prague on a budget or just passing through on your way to your next destination? Whether you're here for a few days or just want to avoid those pesky "tourist traps", Prague offers plenty of inexpensive attractions that any traveller would enjoy! Whether it be grabbing a drink, learning about Czech history or taking in some of the gorgeous architectural masterpieces and views. Here's a list of things you should consider doing during your short stay in Prague that won't break the bank account and will keep you active!


Folk dance for all

Uninhibited, wild, energetic: experience authentic folk dance first-hand in Budapest


Infographic: Backpacker’s guide to Budapest

Thinking about visiting Budapest, but have no clue what would be waiting for you there? What currency do they use? What should you try there? And how much would it cost after all? Get answers for all your questions from the Backpacker’s guide to Budapest infographic to learn all the most important things about the Hungarian capital.


Where time stops and full immersion into culture starts: Massolit book café in Budapest

Many of us travel to tick off bucket lists and aim not to miss out on any major attractions, however, a good few holidaymakers are more interested in the human dimension, aiming to learn more about themselves and the world via the medium of books as well as personal encounters.


Brunch your way around Berlin

Brunch is not just a custom in Berlin - it's basically an institution. If you make friends here, without fail you will meet up on Sundays and have a pre-flea-market pig-out. These fuelling and caffeination sessions are the epitome of the chilled Berlin lifestyle, i.e. getting up late, indulging yourself and being sociable. Sound good? Now, in case you're already burning up for brunch, here's our guide to Berlin's best so that you can satisfy your brunch needs every day.


11 day trips from Budapest

A journey into the unknown – beyond the boundaries


Plunge into Berlin's street art scene

The first thing you'll notice about Berlin is that it's covered in graffiti. Whether you're staring blankly at a station's walls, cramped in a cafe's bathroom or unlocking your own front door, there's no escape. It's rare to find an inch of the wall which hasn't been doodled on.


Pocket Guide to Berlin Beer

Is Berlin on your travel itinerary? Alongside its incredible history and remarkable culture, I'm sure German beer is up there on the list of reasons to go, or at least a perk to the trip! The problem with German beer is that there certainly is a lot of it. So we've put together a pocket guide to Berlin beer to keep you on track. Plus some other excellent German beers because why would we take those options away from you? Now I'm swirl'n'smell my beer kind've person but I am someone who really REALLY likes beer, and German beer being no exception...


11 Excuses To Visit Barcelona

If you're reading this it means you either want to go Barcelona, have been before and want to go or it's 3am and you've somehow ended up in this particular page on the internet. Either way, here's 11 excuses to visit Barcelona! Start planning your next vacation ASAP!


Where to Find Dublin's Best Brunch

Let's get one thing straight; Dublin loves a good brunch. It comes as no surprise that when the buzzing, alcohol-infused Saturday night in the Irish capital comes to an end as the sun rises. The people of this city wake up to a hangover and some serious cravings. Dublin is famous for the quality and quantity of food so it's no wonder we all roll out of bed at noon to go every Sunday, and boy doesn't we know where to find Dublin's best brunch *winky face*. 


10 Things To Do In Budapest For Free

Whether you're on a budget or own several yachts in the Carribean, Budapest offers enough bewitching beauty that anyone can enjoy no matter how they have in their pocket. So have your camera at the ready and be prepared to make some seriously gorgeous memories with's list of 10 things to do in Budapest for free.