A small family-run company, Runner Bean Tours was set up in 2010 by Gorka and Ann-Marie, a Spanish-Irish couple, inspired by their passion and love for everything with Barcelona’s name on it. They offer a variety of tours, some of which are free. The Kids & Family Gothic Tour is a fun activity in Barcelona for all the family filled with stories, songs, games and very special visits to local establishments.
I was in Barcelona for a day pre cruise with two boys aged 11 and 12. Notoriously difficult age to get them interested in anything!!!!!!!! However, Anne Marie from Runner Bean Tours did an exceptional job of keeping them entertained and even taught them something of the history of magnificient Barcelona and its people. Her tour was brilliantly planned, with a mixture of culture, history and fun things for the kids to do, so that they were never bored even over 3 hours, which is a long time to keep the interest of boys of that age. She had activities planned throughout the tour and mixed it in nicely with the commentary, so the boys were kept constantly interested. Her sense of humour, knowledge of Barcelona, enthusiasm for the job, and affinity with children was a pleasure to be around. Congratulations Runner Bean Tours on an excellent tour and an invaluable guide. I only wish there were more tours like this catering specifically for children in the other cities I dragged the two boys round. It would have made my life a lot easier! (Taprobane Girl)