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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

  • 3-hour, pre-dinner walking tour through Barcelona (if non upgraded version is selected)
  • Guided walking tour of La Rambla and Gothic Quarter
  • Visit to 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 glass of cava as you take in the beautiful music and flowing rhythms of this incredible dance.

Customer Reviews

Belinda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great experience! We met wonderful people, shared wine and tapas and history of the local area. Our guide was fun and super full of interesting facts about the food and local markets that we would never have discovered or experienced by ourselves. Well worth it.

Ahmer A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Thanks to our lovely guide, Paula, the tour was worth every second of the three hours we spent that evening. Barcelona is a city to explore by walking and we walked quite a lot including the Ramblas for an insightful trip to the open market, La Boqueria, to the historic area of Gotic Quarter and bustling El Raval. We got local tips, insights into the local food, drinks, and got to enjoy some of the most delicious Tapas, Pintxos and lovely wine to accompany that. Highly recommended for all first-time Barcelona visitors and also worth great value for money.

Danielle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

My husband and I had a great time on this tour! Paula did an amazing job mixing in history, shops, food, wine, and local culture into the tour! Paula was friendly, engaging, and interested in ensuring there was something for everyone in the group. I would definitely take this tour again!

Kdashny

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

More than just tapas. A great walking tour to areas I would not have found on my own! Sebastian was a great guide!

floss

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was our first tour on arriving into Barcelona from Melbourne and was a fabulous introduction into the cuisine and the area, we enjoyed some great tapas and sangria and our tour leader was a gorgeous man with an abundance of knowledge! Thank you for a great night, and meeting other couples from far and abroad was awesome!

Barbara M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Paula was amazing. Her knowledge of the foods of Barcelona was outstanding. This is one of the best tours we have ever taken.

Donald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly and our group from USA and Australia was super. We saw lots of sights, heard interesting stories and had enough time to rest while drinking wine and sampling tapas. Maybe a strange note but our guide also guided us to picking up a Ramblamap Barcelona. Oh my! A readable map of street names and Metro stops for quite a large area of Barcelona. The map you get from the Tourist agency is impossible to read! This was a life-saver many times. And there is also a detailed map of La Rambla itself.

Lynda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The first tour of our visit and it proved to be one of the best. We sampled a variety of tapas and pica pica each explained by Paula. This was combined with an informative guided tour of parts of the city.

ronnie c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Guide Nicco very affable. Great way to spend a first evening in the city and get oriented to las Ramblas and the Gothic quarter. - and of,course, the world of Tapas.

areino

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour and a fantastic way to get familiar with Barcelona when you arrive. Nico, our guide, was very good. He was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. We loved his story of the traditional Catalan Christmas custom. The Flamenco show was also awesome. Loved every bit of this tour.

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