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Top 30 ‘Runseeing’ Tours in Europe

For those heading to Europe for vacation this summer, we’ve put together a list of the top 25 ‘runseeing’ tours in Europe. Our selection is culled from 125+ routes in Europe categorized as ‘runseeing‘.  We’ve chosen these as favorites because of they combine scenery and history, and are generally easy to follow. Our advice: go early, to beat the crowds! The list is in alphabetical order, by city.

Athens ‘RunSeeing’ Tour

Athens, Greece

A 'runseeing' tour of some of the most famous sites in Athens. National Gardens, Panathenaic Stadium, Acropolis, Temple of Zeus, Filopappou Hill, First Athens Cemetery. Full tour is 6.3 miles, shorter option ~5 miles. Go early. Video excerpts!

Barcelona Major Sites

Barcelona, Spain

A 6-mile “runseeing” tour of some of Barcelona’s architectural and cultural highlights. Sagrada Familia, Eixample area, Passeig de Gracia, Modern Art Museum, the university, Arc de Triomf, and the National Theater. Wide streets and pedestrian paths.

Bath ‘Runseeing’

Bath, England

See the city’s top tourist attractions, from the namesake baths, to the historic residential “crescents,” and the stunning Royal Victoria gardens. Our ~7 km route begins and ends from Pulteney Bridge.

Berlin Central Sites

Berlin, Germany

A 12 km “runseeing” tour of Berlin’s highlights: Alexanderplatz , Aquarium, East Germany Museum, Museumsinsel , Berlin opera, Checkpoint Charlie, Potsdamer Platz outskirts of Tiergarten, Brandenberg Gate, Reichstag, University of Berlin, & more!

Bordeaux ‘Runseeing’ Tour

Bordeaux, France

A 6.7 'runseeing' tour of some of Bordeaux's historic and cultural highlights! Includes the longest 'pedestrian mall' in Europe, City Hall, Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux, numerous museums, public gardens, Girondins Monument.

Budapest ‘Runseeing Tour’

Budapest, Hungary

A 'runseeing' tour of Budapest, following the route of the Telekom Vivicitta Half Marathon. Incorporates City Park, Andrássy, Pest Inner City, Chain Bridge, Buda Castle, Danube paths, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky. Options to cut out some sections. Video excerpts!

Florence ‘Runseeing’ Tour

Florence, Italy

A 'runseeing' tour of Florence. GO EARLY. This won't be fun after 8am. Our 10 km tour starts near the Duomo and includes many of this Renaissance city's highlights. Longer run includes Piazzale Michelangelo, shorter run saves 3.5 km.

The Planty

Kraków, Poland

Few cities make a runseeing tour of the Old Town as simple as Krakow. With “The Planty” the diamond-shaped greenway surrounding Krakow’s historic city center, it’s easy to see the sights on a two mile off-street route.

Kyiv ‘Runseeing’ Tour

Kyiv, Ukraine

A comprehensive 'runseeing' tour of Kyiv, hitting many of city's main sights and monuments. Much of the route is through large squares and parks. It's quite easy to follow. The full tour is 13.5 km, but can be shortened. Hilly, with some great views.

Madrid ‘Runseeing’ Tour

Madrid, Spain

Our Madrid 'runseeing tour' follows some of the city's historic and major avenues, passing several of Madrid’s most important sites. The P. del Prado was the first tree-lined avenue in a European capital! Video Excerpts!

Prague Major Sites Tour

Prague, Czechia

A tour of some of Prague’s major sites and attractions, most of which are near Wenceslas Square. Just nearby is Old Town Square, the city’s historic center. The longer loop adds ~5 km with a jaunt up to the famous Prague Castle. Video excerpts!

Porto ‘Runseeing’ Tour

Porto, Portugal

A 6-mile tour of Porto's historical highlights. It's a bit tough to follow, so use this as a guide to see some of the main sites while jogging -- walking tour map in hand! Best to go early as streets are narrow and there are crowds.

Royal Route

Warsaw, Poland

An 11+ km 'runseeing' tour of the best of Warsaw. Starting from Old Town, takes in many of Warsaw's most important sites, through the Ujazdowski Castle and the Lazienki Park to end at the Palace in Wilanowa. Run one way and take tram back!

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