Our tour guide Eddy met us at the appointed time and place. He was very friendly, energetic and spoke fluent English. We had a nice mix of people from the US, UK and Australia. Eddy took us to four tapas/pinchas cafes in four different neighborhoods. He gave us the history of tapas and social life in Barcelona as well as the specific histories of the neigborhoods we visited. Never saw any tourists in our stops; all local patrons as far as I could tell. Eddy really made us feel like we were getting an insiders' tour. As with other Shore Excursion tours we've taken, this one was better than advertised. The local tour companies they work with have always been very good. This one was Urban Adventures.
Reviewer: Lynn Catalina
This was a delightful excursion! An easy walk from the Barcelona cruise terminal where we six joined three women traveling independently Matthias our guide had selected the tapas bars and we walked to four bars in different neighborhoods. Beverage included, too! I'd do it again!
Reviewer: Christine Vernier
I highly recommend this tour as a fun way to see a part of Barcelona that is not on the tourist track. The tapas and drinks were both plentiful and delicious. We were able to quiz a local on the culture and politics of Barcelona. Fun!
There were just four of us on this tour. The tour guide was delightful and we learned a lot about Spanish life but some of the places we went weren't as good as we'd hoped. We were fairly early in the evening for Barcelona so perhaps some of the places liven up later on. We certainly saw tapas bars in Barcelona that we would not have seen on our own.
Reviewer: SCUBA lady
Loved this tour. Our tour guide was Alicia. We went to all local bars and had wonderful tapas and wine. The people where very nice and the group was about 12. We all had a wonderful time one of the best tours of our trip.
Our guide was amazing, she made it so much fun! We tried things that we wouldn't have normally ordered. Would do this excursion again!
Reviewer: Edisto Traveler
This was a unique and wonderfully refreshing shore excurtion. Our guide was delightful, and we learned so much about Barcelona's culture. We ate at the non-touristy restaurants of the locals. I highly recommend it.