Top Six City Walking Tours in the World

06 December 2017

Wandering through the city streets of a new destination often provides a sense of carefree spontaneity. City walking tours led by knowledgeable guides can uncover some of the less obvious local spots, as well as shedding light on the historical past of many iconic locations.

Spend a few hours on any of our favourite walking tours listed below and you will likely learn more about the cultural and historical tapestry of your chosen city than many days of exploration could uncover.  

Twilight Tour, Berlin

Alternative city tours in Berlin uncover the contrasting experiences of the east and west sides of the city divided during the Berlin wall era.

The Twilight Tour offers a unique glimpse into the lesser-known worlds of the city after dark, where post-apocalypse style bunkers used by hackers are explored alongside damaged buildings, industrial complexes and music hubs located off the grid.

Specialist Food Tours, Rome

Beyond the cavernous Roman Colosseum and the lure of Michelangelo’s artistic genius, Rome’s esteemed culinary scene is one worth taking a closer inspection.

Discover the best regional dishes and premium craft beers at local cafes and bakeries. The vivid depictions of politics, society and history will add welcome context to the culinary traditions of the Italian capital.                                     

Geek to Chic, Toyko

Led by academic specialists this tour of the fluorescent streets of Tokyo’s Akihabara neighbourhood tells stories of the anime and manga obsession in the region, synonymous with contemporary cool Japan. 

Explore Japanese pop culture as you walk through arcades and stores. Discover the origins of famous games consoles and collections of the ever popular Pokemon franchise, making this an ideal option for the gaming fanatics in your family.

Melbourne by Foot, Australia

Unearth the cultural landscape of Melbourne through enticing small group tours outlining the city’s intriguing past and present.

Families will certainly want to choose the daily Cultural Walk, as you soak up the city’s bohemian heart including the street art and café culture of a city brimming with architectural gems and little-known facts. Beer aficionados may want to experience the Beer Lover’s Guide to Melbourne as you quench your thirst at several prized bars and microbreweries.

Literary Experience, Buenos Aires

Through the expert literary mind of a Latin American professor, enjoy intimate three-hour walks exploring an Argentinian city quite unlike any other and learn about its colourful history. 

Famous writers such as Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar are referenced, while a trip to a café as you read and discuss short stories relevant to the tour is a defining highlight and an insightful experience for budding young literary minds and seasoned writers alike.

Brooklyn Pizza Tour, New York

Pizza lovers rejoice, Brooklyn’s Pizza Tour in New York delves into the five boroughs of Brooklyn and their distinctive take on the perfect pizza.

This four-and-a-half-hour trip spanning the history of pizza in the area was started by a local pizza fanatic. It continues today as a varied journey through the area’s famous sights depicted in iconic movies such as Goodfellas and Saturday Night Fever, punctuated by stops at two leading pizzerias to satiate your craving for one of the world’s most popular food creations.

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