Sofia Estrela, an amazing guide, an engaging walking partner for the four of us in the tour, and a highly qualified person to share with us about Chocolate and food in Barcelona! On the first morning we arrived, weary from travel, our time with her energized us for the the remaining 3 days we visited Barcelona. I highly recommend this tour not only to chocolate fanatics but to anyone interested in gastronomical joy!!
This was a fantastic tour, not easy for a family of 2 parents and four kids 9 - 14! Nico our tour guide tailored our tour to what we had or hadn't already seen, he was both informative and interesting, he was good with the kids and really good company. he took us to all different kinds of shops, not just sweet shops, and educated us on the traditions around nougat, churros and the most beautifully made small cakes, and we had the best time, despite the rain! i can't recommend this tour highly enough!
Nicolas, my guide, was fabulous! We went to many chocolate places, sampled chocolates at each place, and I bought goodies to take home with me!
This was a great little tour. Traditional churros, not sweet at all, beautiful chocolate high quality, lovely nougat. Great cava and pastry of choice at end. Bubos chicolate cake. Google it.
Great tour and great guide!!! She was very knowledgeable about all the history of the area and lots of fun to talk with!!! All the chocolates made this a very sweet deal!!! :)
The tour was awesome not only did we enjoy some sweets the guide was really knowledgeable and friendly. Learnt a lot about Barcelona. Pity we didn't do it on our first day there! Thanks
Our tour guide Encana was smart, funny, and very generous with her time! Great fun!
Fabulous time with wonderful knowledgeable guide! Definately recommend!
Sonia was amazing! What a great introduction to Barcelona. I highly recommend this tour. My 10 year old son and I had a great time. Sonia made the experience. She was warm and so knowledgeable!
Sherry T USA
This was a great tour. We had a great guide who showed us so much more than just chocolate shops. We learned so much about the history of the area and saw many sites that we would never have known about through normal travel means. Since the guide was from Barcelona, she knew so much about the city.
We enjoyed our Chocolate and Sweets tour in Barcelona. Our guide showed us some traditional sweets as well as the chocolate goodies we had expected. Our guide also told us some interesting information about the city as we walked around. It was a great way to see the city and get an idea of the city through its food.
My son and I ended up being the only two on this tour. We had a wonderful time and learned a lot about Barcelona. It was nice to be greeted with a few bowls of different chocolates and cava when we arrived. Ultimately, the tour was more of a history of Barcelona than a sweet tour, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Sad part...no churros that week because of churros makers' vacation...:(
Wendy M Australia
We were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour. The guide was born and bred in Barcelona and knew her stuff.
The places visited were interesting, the food tasty and the pace of the tour excellent.
The directions of where to meet were a problem - info said to meet in front of the business when in reality we were to go inside the business and wait. We were the only ones on our "tour" so that was a big plus as was the guide who knew history of the Born/Spain. The tour itself, in our case, included visiting areas that had absolutely no connection to chocolate. If memory serves me, we really didn't receive a goodie bag per se; one shop gave us 4 pieces, another couple offered us samples to eat. Highlight of the chocolate part according to my grandson was the churro/chocolate/whipped cream offered at the end of the chocolate part of the tour. We both particularly enjoyed the area of the Roman Wall/columns. Since we planned on attending mass on Sunday at the Barcelona Cathedral, the guide helped us locate info on times and mentioned the dancing in the plaza afterward. As an aside that has nothing to do with chocolate tour - we attended both the Catalan mass and the Spanish mass and when we came out were delighted to find the musicians/dancers. Guide makes the difference and ours was excellent.
Our guide (Mireia?) was very informative and pleasant. The tour was very interesting and the sweets quite delicious. We would definitely recommend it.
Philipp S USA
I thought that we were supposed to also visit the Chocolate Museum. Never did.
I did not care for this tour. I have taken one in Paris that was much better... On this tour, we walked too far between stops and did not get to eat enough along the way. Pastries should be added to the tour.
The tour was not as expected. Here is how it is different from the "inclusions" listed on voucher.
- Food tasting (8 samples)
Actual: A goodie bag with 3-4 pieces of chocolate were given at the second location. At another location, 2 pieces of turrón were given. At the final location, 2 pieces of our choosing (either chocolate and/or macaroon) were given.
- 1 hot chocolate with churros
Actual: 1 hot chocolate with churros was provided at the first location.
- 1 small cake
Actual: No small cake was given at any locations.
- 1 glass of cava
Actual: Given at final location
As mentioned in an earlier review, the voucher states the meeting point is an address and leaves the impression one is to wait outside. In reality, the address is the location of the tour company and folks are supposed to enter inside the building.
I would not recommend spending the money or time on this tour until the description is revised accordingly. You will not be getting the inclusions as stated in the voucher.
A complete waste of time. A coffee shop, two candy stores and a cafe do not a chocolate tour make. I was expecting more about the wonderous world of making and crafting of chocolate