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Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and History Tour

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Combine Barcelona history and classic Spanish tapas for a fascinating evening in the city’s Gothic Quarter. Visit a series of three tapas bars for drinks and food, sipping Catalan wine as a local guide shares stories about Barcelona’s culture, heritage, and ancient history. This history and tapas walking tour of Barcelona includes drinks and a tapas dinner, and it’s limited to ten people for a fun, personal experience.
  • Tapas and history tour in Barcelona's historic center
  • Explore the Gothic Quarter on foot
  • Visit three tapas bars for drinks and food
  • Explore Spanish tapas culture with a local
  • Small group tour limited to 10 people
  • Includes drinks and a tapas dinner

What's Included

  • Small group tour (maximum 10 guests)
  • Food tastings (enough for dinner)
  • Wine tastings (5 glasses of local wine and drinks)
  • Expert local culinary guide
  • Our Devouring Barcelona guide, packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Pl. de Ramon Berenguer el Gran, Barcelona, Spain
    - Your guide will be waiting next to the Ramon Berenguer equestrian statue - Your guide will be holding a Devour Barcelona sign. - Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time for check-in.

Return Details

  • Pl. de Sant Jaume, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

What To Expect

Make your way to a central location in Barcelona, where you’ll meet a guide for 5:30pm departure, then set out on foot through the winding, medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter. At the first stop of the evening, try a selection of local charcuterie, sampling treats such as smoked sausages and cured cheeses that are perfect pairings with sparkling and fortified wine.

As you walk to the next stop, you’ll see Roman ruins, and places that reveal Barcelona’s French influences, the legacy of Christopher Columbus, and the story of the 1992 Olympics. Enjoy the time to discuss Barcelona culture and history, then visit two more tapas bars for drinks and food. The selection changes with the season, but the modern tapas might include beef cheeks braised in red wine and fresh fish fried lightly in olive oil, both paired with bold Catalan red wines.

Your evening of tapas and Barcelona history concludes with a sweet note—try Spain’s own version of French toast paired with rich ice cream, then finish the night in the heart of central Barcelona.
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Bar del Pi

We'll start our evening at a bar that opened in 1927 and is a much a part of the neighborhood as the nearby churches and monuments are. Here we'll have vermouth and cava—because why stop at one aperitif when you could have two?—paired with cured meats, cheeses and more.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)

Dig into the history of Barcelona and the Gothic Quarter of the past. We'll start our 50-minute historic walking tour with Roman ruins and work our way through thousands of years of history, uncovering secrets and hidden corners as we go. While weaving through the Gothic Quarter, it will become clear to you that the food we eat in Barcelona today would be very different if not for all the twists and turns the city went through in the past.

50 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Available for pescatarians and gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
  • Not recommended for vegans or vegetarians
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tours require a minimum of just two people to operate
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Devour Barcelona Food Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and History Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and History Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Q:What is the social distancing policy during Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and History Tour?

A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and History Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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We'll probably book the Paris food tour when we visit next spring, based on how much we enjoyed this one.
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Great experience
Jake_P, Dec 2021
Excellent tour, excellent food! Meeting spot was easy to find. Our guide was fantastic, would do it again!
Must do Tapas/Wine/Cultural tour!
EdT, Jun 2021
My wife and I really enjoy food tours, especially those paired with wine/brew. This one certainly did not disappoint! Owen was a phenomenal guide! He is originally from the UK but has spent many years in Barcelona so has a good understanding of its culture and knows where the good places are. All three of our stops were excellent picks that we would frankly have never found on our own. There are just too many places and you would end up spending a lot of time/money trying to find them. Owen also provided us an email of the places we visited, food we ate, and additional recommendations by food type / neighborhoods. If we had stayed longer in Barcelona we would have scheduled another tour with him (the history and cultural background alone was great!). No issues with him adhering to COVID protection measures!
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Strangers become friends.
Bruce_F, Apr 2020
Excellent adventure in the Gothic quarter. While the closeness In the restaurants at first may have been slightly uncomfortable, that closeness soon produced new friends and new appreciation for the Catalan way of life. Jordy(?) was an excellent guide and his knowledge of the area phenomenal in that he is not a native. Absolutely loved the food, wine, and fellowship!
Excellent service!
James_O, Mar 2020
We were not able to take our trip to Barcelona as planned because of the travel ban put in place, but the tour coordinator company was very understand and generous enough to give us a gift certificate to use for a future tour. Will definitely use it when we finally make it to Barcelona, hopefully sooner than later!
Wonderful evening! Terrific guide!
Jeffrey_S, Nov 2019
A great evening in Barcelona. Our guide Veronica was excellent, very well informed and with good humor! We visited three very authentic restaurants that we never would have found on our on. The food and wine was top quality and the insightful historical information provided by Veronica was wonderful. This was a delightful evening!
One of our Barcelona trip highlights!
Darryl_K, Oct 2019
We enjoyed this tour immensely! Our guide was so engaging and informative. Even though it happened just as Le Merce was starting, and the crowds and energy was through the roof, she didn't miss a beat. As a matter of fact, she embraced what the festival was all about and included details of it in the tour. We loved her! The stops were wonderful, the Gothic neighborhood was magical to wander through in the evening. Fabulous, just fabulous experience! We'll probably book the Paris food tour when we visit next spring, based on how much we enjoyed this one.
Barcelona tapas tour
jtwdds, Jul 2019
Hana was a fabulous tour guide and passionate about the regional dishes. Loved the historical restaurants we visited as part of the tour. Learned so much!
Tapas and History with Luke
JACQUELINE_P, Apr 2019
We had a terrific time with Luke. Learned history of Barcelona, tasted wonderful food in some quaint tapas bars and had our first vermut!!. Wonderful welcome to Barcelona. Thank you Luke
A good evening with quite a bit of...
Colleen W, Sep 2018
A good evening with quite a bit of information about Barcelona. Wines and foods were very good!
We had Dom as our guide and he was...
only4r, Jun 2017
We had Dom as our guide and he was fantastic! I didn't know what to expect but the places he arranged for us to visit and all his knowledge made our trip to Barcelona very memorable. Highly recommend this tour.

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