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Tour code: 3394BCN01TAPA
Taste the best of Catalonia’s culture and gourmet cuisine on this 3- to 4-hour Barcelona tapas tour through the city on foot. During your pre-dinner outing you’ll explore some of the city’s most famous tapas bars around La Rambla, La Boqueria food market and the Gothic Quarter with an expert food guide, learning how to order these iconic bar snacks like a local. Pair your tapas with some included wine, beer or cider, and then consider upgrading your experience with an optional 50-minute flamenco show in Barcelona’s trendy El Born area.

Highlights

  • Three-hour, pre-dinner walking tour through Barcelona (if non upgraded version is selected)
  • Guided walking tour of La Rambla and Gothic Quarter
  • Visit the famous La Boqueria food market
  • Stop in 2 venues for tapas and wine, beer or cider (if non upgraded tour is selected)
  • Great introduction to Barcelona
  • Learn how to order tapas and discover Barcelona's best bars and cafes
  • Specialized gourmet guide
  • Upgrade your experience to enjoy a flamenco show with a drink in Dalmases Palace in El Born district

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Visit the best tapas bars in Barcelona on this tour filled with tasty food and drinks. By the end of the evening you'll be confident enough to go out on your own and order tapas the way a local would.

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What You Can Expect

Tapas Evening Walking Tour of Barcelona

Barcelona Gourmet Tapas Evening Walking Tour

Whet your appetite for Barcelona’s delicious food culture during this 3- to 4-hour walking tapas tour with an expert guide. Get the inside scoop on the fascinating Catalan culture surrounding tapas as you learn how to order like a local and sample some of the city’s best at its famous tapas hotspots.

Start your experience in central Barcelona in the early evening, meeting at a gastronomic-focused food center designed to introduce travelers and foodies alike to the city’s legendary culinary scene. Sample a variety of traditional Spanish flavors at the center, including cured meats, cheese and bread, paired with a drink.

Once you finish your snack, begin your tapas crawl near Barcelona’s famous La Rambla pedestrian street, noting the area’s unique mix of tapas bars, local eateries and street performers. Follow your guide into the iconic La Boqueria, the city’s best-known food market, where you’ll admire a mouth-watering range of fresh produce, cheese, seafood and meat laid out for sale. 

Continue your walk to a nearby eatery offering a great selection of local tapas. Sample three of these tasty bites accompanied by a glass of wine, beer or cider, listening as your foodie guide explains details about Spanish cuisine and culture. After your first stop, head next into the Gothic Quarter, immersing yourself in this historic area’s unique atmosphere, architecture and food. Some of the food merchants located here have been in business for more than a century.

Those who don’t add the flamenco upgrade will make their last visit of the day at another authentic local bar, enjoying four more tasty tapas snacks with more wine, beer or cider. You’ll end your excursion in either the Santa Caterina Market or head to El Born if you select the Flamenco show upgrade.

Flamenco Show Upgrade
Enjoy an even-more immersive experience with this upgrade featuring a 50-minute flamenco show with a drink. After enjoying your tapas and drink at the first bar in Las Ramblas, continue to El Born, one of the hippest areas of Barcelona. There you arrive at Dalmases Palace, the beautiful Gothic venue that hosts your flamenco show. Sit back and relax with a class of cava as take in the beautiful music and flowing rhythms this incredible dance.

Customer Reviews

George G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic!! Learned so much. Wonderful visit to market with so much information. Got to visit so many interesting places. Food was great. Our tour guide Paula was absolutely wonderful!!!!

Elizabeth P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My first night in Barcalona this was a great introduction. I didn and #39;t do the flemengo show and instead we did more tapas. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. He even took us to the oldest chocolate place for samples which wasn and #39;t expected but a very nice addition .

Curtiss W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

brucemelville2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was the first tour of this type for me so I was not sure what to expect. I was delighted. The tour was just as advertised and more. It was great getting into some of the back streets of old Barcelona, seeing the shops and hearing the stories and history. Our guide was Ava and she did an excellent job. She was friendly, very well prepared and knowledgable. I enjoyed the whole experience, learned a lot and would like to thank Ava for her efforts.

amanda r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I cannot recommend this tour highly enough! Our tour guide Paula was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and professional. The quality of the wine and tapas was first class, especially the pintxos in the last restaurant. We met some lovely people on the tour and thoroughly enjoyed the trip to the Boqueria food market. We now feel confident and well informed enough to order many different types of tapas. We also know where is best to wander. Paula also gave us interesting information about Spanish culture and some of the historical buildings, tiny squares and churches in the area. A great 'first night' trip out to help you maximise your time whilst visiting Barcelona. Very good value for money. Thankyou.

Steffani B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was the best decision my partner and I made in Barcelona! We took this tour on the first afternoon of our stay in Barcelona and it helped us shape the rest of our trip. We learned so much about the city, culture, where to eat, what to eat, what vendors to look for, and what to avoid.

I cannot recommend this tour enough. Totally worth the price!

Sarah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was amazing! Nico was the best, the culture and history he provided was incredible, the food was fantastic and the flamenco show at the end was amazing, i was literally in a trans!

ksanders4horses

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Lovely night in Barcelona going to markets and tapas bars while touring different areas of town.

Wendy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour and an Gabi is an excellent guide. This is a good intro to the types of tapas and the area around the market - la Bocaria. This was our favorite part and we went back days laterR and shopped for a picnic lunch. Even in the pouring rain we enjoyed ourselves.

kathleen.h.kam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was one of our best tours in Barcelona! Our tour guide, Nico, was amazing. He took us through La Bouqueria, the Ramblas, and El Born area and explained so much history along the way. We had 5 tapas + 3 pintxos and had some bonus gelato and torrons samples because Nico simply has the hookup!

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