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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

David R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I can definitely recommend this wonderful tour! It was a pleasure!

lmm1227

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great tour. Paula was super friendly, knowledgable and fun. We only went to two tapas places and the food was great at both places!

jejeeprn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our guide, Paula, was great! The food, wine, and history she introduced us to was above and beyond what we expected! Must do! And ask for Paula!

Erin F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Paola was great, very engaging and knowledgeable, and the food was amazing!

Steven P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Paula was an amazing tour guide who engaged and provided us with insight and amazing food. Highly recommend

Lawrence S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Do this tour at the beginning of your vacation. It was a great intro to Barcelona!

ap

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour for your first night in Barcelona. Included a stroll through the areas surrounding La Rambla, including the market, candy stores where we received free samples!, historical landmarks and other points of interest. Our tour included one stop where we tasted several tapas and enjoyed a glass of wine. The guide was very knowledgeable and welcoming. To end the night, we enjoyed an amazing flamenco performance at Palau Dalmases. The dancers and musicians were incredible. It was the highlight of the tour for sure. We highly recommend the upgraded tour with the flamenco show.

Allen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We are so glad that we chose this tour! We spent several hours walking around Barcelona, learning many historical/cultural facts, and stopping for food and drink along the way. Our guide was Paula, and she was wonderful - very knowledgeable and engaging. Also, she was very considerate of our group's desires and limitations. She began the tour by asking what we were most interested in seeing and learning about, and tailored the tour to our personal preferences. Also, our family includes a couple of people who can't walk very quickly, and she regularly checked on them to be sure no one was being pushed to walk too far or too fast. We started with a discussion and snacks at the tour group's office, then visited the market, a sweets shop, a tapas bar, and a pinxos bar. All of the food was incredible, and, even as repeat Barcelona visitors and foodies, we learned so much. Highly recommended!

Tateanna J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Sebastian was amazing. The food was delicious. It is a great way to explore the local cuisine and get a history.

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.

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