I’ve been wanting to talk about Sandman’s Free Tours for quite some time but I wanted to confirm how awesome they were beforehand. This past weekend, I had the chance to go on the free tour of Amsterdam. The tour was a whopping 3 hours long with a 15 minute break in the middle. Our tour guide was excellent and we were able to gain some insights that you just don’t get by walking around on your own. These tours are available in 14 cities, including London, Berlin, Prague and Dublin. Just show up at the meeting point a little before the tour starts to sign up or book in advance (for a small fee) during the busy season to guarantee your spot on the tour. At the end of the tour, you tip what you think the tour was worth. This gives the tour guides more incentive to be great at what they do. Most cities also offer a few themed tours, including Pub Crawls, that you pay for.
UPDATE: We just went on the Prague Free tour and their Castle (paid) tour. Both were excellent and I highly recommend them.
Check out all of the cities where tours are offered here.
Information on the Amsterdam tours is here.