Learn to make Spanish tapas, traditional paella, and sangria with a Barcelona chef, then share a hearty dinner of classic local cuisine that you've made yourself. All great Spanish food starts with super fresh ingredients, and you begin this cooking class with a guided trip through La Boqueria market before heading to a professional teaching kitchen. This hands-on Spanish cooking class includes snacks, drinks, and dinner, and you finish the night with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.
Tuck into tasty tapas and traditional wines on this gastronomic tour of Barcelona. Get the inside scoop on Barcelona’s renowned foodie scene from a local guide and stop along the way to dine at the city’s best tapas bars. At each restaurant, sample an array of delicious Catalan cuisine, taste local specialties like Iberian ham, ‘’ or ‘pan con tomate’ (spicy potatoes, bread, and tomato), and choose from a selection of fine regional wines. You can choose between an afternoon or evening tour and upgrade to include a flamenco show.
Experience the natural splendor of Montserrat and the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria on this enriching full-day excursion from Barcelona. Escape the crowds and chaos of the city on a Mercedes Cabrio minibus to discover ancient 12th-century carvings and holy pilgrimage sites with a knowledgeable guide. Board a glass-bottomed funicular railway to observe the region’s fascinating flora and fauna then follow a natural trail replete with verdant beauty in Montserrat Natural Park. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 15 people.
Soar above the sublime landscape of Catalonia near Barcelona on this early-morning hot-air balloon excursion. Marvel at beautiful landmarks like Montserrat and the Pyrenees Mountains as you climb to heights of up to 3,000 feet (900 meters) during your 1- to 1.5-hour flight. Then head back down to earth for brunch with sparkling wine. Your hot-air balloon flight also includes a certificate, plus you can upgrade for a longer 2-hour or private flight.
See Barcelona from the sky on this incredible hot air balloon ride. It’ll give you access to views of the province that you wouldn’t see otherwise. You won’t have to worry about getting hungry, as you’ll be given a welcome backpack with cookies, fruit juice, and bottled water. When the tour finishes, there's no need to walk to the start point as a 4x4 will pick you up.
Relive the athletic history of Camp Nou, the stadium used by Football Club (FC) Barcelona, aka Barça. A tour guide takes you on a personalized tour inside and outside the impressive sports arena, including the locker rooms, press room, presidential area, and field. Afterward, visit the multimedia zone and the museum. Light refreshments, a city map, and public transport fare are included on this private tour.
Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see. With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
If you're in need of a break from city life on your journey to Catalonia, escape the bustle of Barcelona on a half-day Montserrat and horseback riding tour. Admire the needle-like rocky peaks of the Montserrat Massif mountain range and visit the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, perched on the mountainside. Your tour includes air-conditioned transport and the horseback tour is suitable for all skill levels.
It’s not always easy to find Spanish cuisine that caters to the needs of vegans. However, this 3.5-hour vegan tapas tour takes you to the heart of Catalan cuisine in Barcelona. In the atmospheric evening, you’ll cover three prominent neighborhoods — the Gothic Quarter, El Born, and Barceloneta — and visit three acclaimed vegan restaurants in addition to a delicious dessert stop. Gain insight into Barcelona’s history and culture from your guide and receive further recommendations for vegan eateries.
Discover Barcelona as you would if you were staying with a friend who lived there! With a local Host thoughtfully matched to you, explore the best know attractions as well as a few secret local spots along the way. Your private experience will be personalised to exactly what you want to see, but your handpicked Host will also show you a few hidden gems they know you’ll love and share travel tips and tricks so you can experience the city like a local and avoid the tourist traps!
Hike the mythical mountain of Montserrat on this guided adventure from Barcelona. Choose from several different routes to suit your experience and fitness level, and explore the mountain’s fascinating geography and legends while visiting sites like the medieval Benedictine monastery.
Escape the bustle of Barcelona and enjoy the city’s coastal splendor from a unique perspective on a 6-minute helicopter tour of the Barcelona Coast. Take to the skies and gaze at legendary landmarks like the World Trade Center and the Statue of Columbus. See the silken sands of Barcelona’s beaches and the quaint boats of the fishing quarter from an incredible vantage point. Return to land with unforgettable memories of your adventurous sightseeing experience.
Be inspired by Antoni Gaudí with a fun and family-friendly mosaic workshop in Barcelona. Discover the Art Nouveau mosaic technique of ‘trencadis’ that the famed architect pioneered, using shards of glass or ceramic and grouting to create a totally unique, abstract image. Learn where to see this distinctive art form all around Barcelona, and then create your own masterpiece like a mirror, photo frame or coaster. Harness your creative powers and take home a fantastic handmade memento of your Barcelona vacation!
Experience Barcelona at night during this guided evening tour of the city’s tapas bars. Sip and sample cocktails, dig in to traditional tapas and unwind like a local relaxing and celebrating at the end of the day. Learn about the culture and history of tapas served in the El Born and Barceloneta districts and share small plates while drinking Spanish wines.
See the old world and new art blended together during this guided, street art tour that uncovers the city’s hidden graffiti and murals. Walk the narrow streets of downtown to see works of art emblazoned on streets, alleys, and walls while learning about Barcelona’s street at scene and famed artists. Stop at a gallery along the way and learn about different types of street art. Includes a snacks and drinks.
Ordering paella in Barcelona’s restaurants won’t give you the same insight as learning to cook this classic dish from a local expert. Book this private Barcelona cooking class, and discover the art behind paella as your host guides you through each step in his own professional-grade kitchen. Finish by savoring your paella with drinks in his 18th-century-style dining room. A choice of departures is available to fit your schedule.
Those seeking a completely unique experience of Barcelona will be delighted by this 4-hour hot air balloon flight. Ideal for couples, this romantic experience gives you the chance to float above Barcelona’s natural and architectural beauty, enjoying birds-eye views of Montserrat Mountains and the Mediterranean coast. Before launching, you’ll enjoy a gourmet breakfast of coffee and croissants, and then savor champagne, sweet wine and cheese upon landing. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people to ensure an intimate atmosphere.
Follow in the footsteps of characters from the bestselling novel The Shadow of the Wind on a literary walking tour. Discover some of Barcelona’s most sacred locations as you trace the narrative of the novel by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, which has sold more than 2 million copies since its publication in 2001. Stroll the winding streets of Santa Anna Street and Montcada Street, absorb the ambience of the renowned Els Quatre Gats Café, and gaze at the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Mar, as your guide enriches your literary and historical knowledge.
Escape the urban streets of Barcelona for the tranquil mountain air of Montserrat. This tour begins with a comfortable ride from the city to the Montserrat monastery with its famous Black Madonna. You’ll travel by cable car to the top of the mountain, where you’ll have a chance to explore the impressive rock formations on foot. On weekdays at 1pm you may hear the monastery’s celebrated boys’ choir.
Experience the scents and creativity that fill a Barcelona neighborhood “micro perfumery” during a 2-hour personalized perfume making workshop. Trained perfume-making experts with a background in chemistry will assist you in crafting a scent that encapsulates your Barcelona experience. Leave the workshop with a new perspective on perfume and a 15-milliliter bottle of your personally-curated fragrance.
Many visitors to Spain eat a traditional seafood paella, but few enjoy the experience of making it. This tour begins with a trip to the market to select ingredients, then heads to a kitchen for the cooking class. You'll enjoy the fruits of your labor afterward, with some sangria and crema Catalana dessert.
Enhance your experience of Barcelona and gain insight into Catalonia’s culinary scene on this private tapas and wine tasting tour. Ideal for gastronomes, this tour takes you on the road less traveled, to tapas joints favored by local residents. At each eatery, sample handpicked Catalonian wine and complimentary tapas, and reveal the culinary culture and history of the city. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
Let kids play and discover their inner artist through mosaic making with this short class that lets little ones create colorful pieces they can take home. Kids of all skill and ability levels will learn to handle and set tiles in the colors of their choice into a box, picture frame, or coaster.
In Barcelona I organize sketching workshops for tourists. We are sketching the architectural landmarks including such a complex building as Sagrada Familia. Most of my students have zero o close to zero drawing skills, but all of them create lovely looking sketches starting from the first lesson.
The secret is in step-by-step instructions, live demonstration and some tricks and hints explained in the process. I will help you to understand and concentrate on what is really necessary to make a good landscape sketch.
So I invite you to try pencil sketching with my guidance and help.