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Barcelona Tapas Tour

Price: $99.00
This tour operates Tuesday through Saturday.
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Barcelona Tapas Tour

Treat your taste buds to delicious tapas and wine on this Barcelona food tour. You'll indulge in local cuisine as you go from one tapas restaurant to another, making your way across the city. Meet your English-speaking guide in front of the Art Centre Santa Monica at the bottom of the Ramblas, near to the Drassanes metro station, before setting off on a Barcelona food tour like no other.

Head away from the touristy spots and into local neighborhoods, like the once notorious no-go-area Raval, which nowadays features a unique blend of ambitious new architectural projects with the traditional, multi-ethnic life of the barrio. Just a stone's throw away, you will enjoy the first tapas experience of the night at a cozy little terrace bar, where you can pick up a pintxo of butifarra or some salmorejo, two truly traditional and tasty dishes.

The next tapas bar awaits you, and you'll navigate your way through a labyrinth of small streets that still retain their old-world ambience. Your next stop is a warm bodega (wine cellar) with exquisite ham and cheese, and you'll experience these tasty flavors accompanied by a nice white or red wine. From there, your Barcelona tapas tour continues as you cross the Rambla de Raval, the multicultural heart of the Raval, and have a look at the cat sculpture of the Columbian artist Fernando Botero.

Next up is a typical Vermuteria, where you can have a vermut (vermouth) or tinto de verano (think sangria, but simpler) and indulge in a Spanish omelette. On the way to the adjacent neighborhood of Poble Sec you will cross Parallel, once known for its Montmartre-style entertainment, which is still cluttered with theaters, music venues, and cabarets. Poble Sec is attached to the Montjuic, Barcelona's emblematic hillside. Still very central, it combines the charm of a lively neighborhood with an authentic local feel away from the main tourist trails. Your next stop is a vibrant bodega, where you can choose your favorite Basque pintxo and top it all off with a glass of cava.

Throughout this Barcelona tour, as you delight in the discovery of new tastes, flavors and dishes, your guide will give you insights into local gastronomic specialties and anecdotes of the city's history and local neighborhood life. Eating tapas is one of the best things to do in Barcelona, no doubt about that, and a great way to connect with the daily lives of the locals. At some point during this tour, you will likely meet some of the local characters in the barrio, and perhaps even get drawn into a conversation or two. You never know what the night has in store!

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours 30 Minutes
Shore Excursion Departs From
Central Barcelona. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Tapas at each of the 4 stops and a glass of wine or local aperitif, or a soft drink for guests between 14 to 17 years of age, are included.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions
Children must be a minimum of 14 years of age. Please note that alcoholic beverages may only be consumed by persons aged 18 years old and older with proof of ID. A maximum of 12 people is permitted on this tour. Guests must be able to walk on paved, as well as cobblestone surfaces. There are steps and steep curbs in some areas.
5 Stars5Based On 11 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat guideJune 19, 2019

Reviewer: Julie Frias
We absolutely loved our guide on this tour. She was very knowledgeable and fun.

5 StarsTour in BarcelonaJune 19, 2019

Reviewer: Lee
We had a great time with our guides for this tapas tour. They were very knowledgeable and passionate for what they were showing us and where the took us. They took off the beaten path for the most part and we got to experience the locals. Thanks, it was a blast, lots of wine and eats!

5 StarsExcellent tour. Guide made it special October 25, 2018

Reviewer: Michael
Excellent tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable.

5 StarsExcellent walking tour with gracious hostSeptember 22, 2018

Reviewer: Tom Dunbar
This walking tour was just what we wanted at the end of our day in Barcelona. Alisha was a wonderful guide providing interesting insights and knowledge of the area. The restaurants were charming and the tapas were varied and extremely tasty. We would highly recommend.

5 StarsBarcelona Tapas Walking Tour - ExcellentAugust 27, 2018

Reviewer: AJ
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.

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