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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

Dorothy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a fabulous introduction to Barcelona. We did this on our first evening in the city and it was a great start to our break. Fantastic guide, small intimate group, great pace, great value.

Julia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fantastic! Great walking tour that provided a nice overview of Barcelona and the tapas were delicious.

CLARISSE A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour guide was fantastic! Took us to try quite a few different tapas and Pistos! Very informative on the history of Barcelona and its tradItions! A lot of tapas were served; did not even eat dinner that night!
Great tour!!!

Luke C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We booked the tour for our first evening in Barcelona, and we were so glad we did. We were fortunate to have a wonderful energetic and knowledgable guide, Paula, who shared with us history of the area, as well as the history of the samples of delicious tapas and wine. She also gave us a good feel for some really great spots to check out during our stay in the city. Paula and #39;s enthusiasm kept us engaged despite our full day of traveling. We recommend this tour to any one visiting Barcelona for the first time. If possible request Paula as your guide, she was awesome and really made our first might a memorable one!

Gregory B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was the last tour we took on our three week European vacation, and it was by far the best. Our guide was Nico, and we really enjoyed the entire tour. His knowledge of Barcelona even though he did not grow up there and the customs and traditions kept us interested and engaged. The two tapas restaurants he took us to had to be the best in town. We were also fortunate enough to sample some delicious candy and gelato. We would not only recommend this tour, but will take it again the next time we are in Barcelona. Thank you Nico!

Ariana N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Excellent tour. Guide was knowledgeable and friendly would recommend tour to others.

vicmina

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Tiffany T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide, Sebastian, was entertaining and informative! The tapas and wine selections were outstanding, and additional surprise stops were fun!

PEDRO E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour started off with an amazing tour guide, his name was Nico. Nicole was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun! Overall it was a great tour!

Roberta B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was my first tour after my arrival in Barcelona and I think it is a good idea to start from the food! I had the luck to be in the group guided by Nico, a very knowledgable and nice guy handsome also who took us to two tapas places and to one sweets' shop explaining so many interesting things about the gastronomic aspects and also hystorical and life-style of Barcelona. I very much suggest this tour and if you do it ask for Nico as a guide!

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