Barcelona tapas, taverns and history tour. A wonderful tapas tour in Barcelona!

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A wonderful History and Tapas Tour in Barcelona.

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In Barcelona tapas bars are dime a dozen– but which ones are authentic? And how do the locals go out for tapas? Learn all the answers and enjoy tapas the right way as you discover this magical city after dark on our 2-in-1 Tapas, Taverns & History of Barcelona Tour.

You’ll meet your expert local guide, and head straight into a bustling local Barcelona neighborhood. With a glass of wine (or two!) in hand, you’ll embark on a four-hour journey into the history, culture and delicious tapas scene of Barcelona. Over the course of the evening, your guide will lead you on a dinnertime tour to three of Barcelona’s most wonderful tapas bars— each completely authentic, unique and essential to understanding this city’s complex, fascinating and delicious food and wine scene.

But delicious food and great wine are just the start. Between bars, your guide will lead you through medieval streets of the central Gothic Quarter and Born neighborhood, bringing Barcelona’s magical past to life and helping you to discover this city and see it with fresh eyes. Hidden Roman ruins, the French influence, the incredible legacy of Christopher Columbus, and the watershed 1992 Olympics all play a part in this city’s amazing  2000-year history.

You’ll love this tour for its unbeatable combination of food and history– it’s two tours packed into one fantastic evening!

So join us to experience delicious tapas, flowing Spanish wine as well as culture, sights, and history. It’s the best way to understand and appreciate all that Barcelona has to offer! Book your spots now and eat with us on Barcelona’s official tapas and history tour.

Please Note: Due to evening nature of this tour, it is open to guests aged 13 years and up. Also, this tour is not available in August, as a number of the family-run establishments we work with close for their summer vacation. Please contact us for private tour options.

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  • Discover Barcelona’s unique tapas scene It might sound crazy, but tapas aren’t native to Barcelona! Which can make going out for tapas alone very confusing. Your expert guide will let you in on the secrets to doing Barcelona tapas like a local across three very unique tapas bars – from a neighbourhood bodega, to rustic tapas tavern to delicious modern restaurant!
  • 2,000 years of history Discover the city’s ancient past as your guide leads you through the narrow, twisting streets and grand squares of the enchanting Gothic and Born neighborhoods, revealing the incredible story of Barcelona along the way.
  • 2-in-1! You’ll enjoy an unbeatable combination of tapas and history– it’s two tours packed into one unforgettable experience so you can discover everything Barcelona has to offer in a single fantastic evening.
  • All-inclusive pricing Your tour includes all food and drink, a local English-speaking guide and 21% Spanish sales tax. The tapas and wine offered is enough for a full dinner. The tour also includes our Devouring Barcelona printed guide to the best things to do (and eat!) in Barcelona.
  • Support local business We visit and support local, family-run businesses that are extremely proud of what they do– and we’ll meet some of the owners throughout the evening!
  • It’s so much fun! From the first cured meats paired with local sparkling wine to delicious dessert, you’ll have a smile on your face and you might start asking about moving to Barcelona by the end of the night!

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Great question! A Devour Barcelona Food Tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the magical city of Barcelona. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional eateries, including tapas bars, local markets, taverns and shops, and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of Barcelona’s best local food, and gain fascinating insight into its age-old traditions. We keep our groups small and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows Barcelona like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
And the experience doesn’t finish once the tour is over. Our tours are full of invaluable insider tips and recommendations so you’ll know how (and where) to keep eating well during the rest of your stay.
In short, taking a Devour Barcelona Food Tour is like visiting a fellow foodie friend and letting them take you to their favorite spots, as well as giving you lots of tips for doing it yourself!
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You’ll visit 3 fantastic tapas bars– each completely unique and well-loved by the locals. You’ll enjoy a delicious assortment of homemade tapas including some of Barcelona’s best charcuterie, delicious Iberian pork, and mouth-watering hot-off-the-grill local sausage. You’ll try at least 12 tapas, enough for a (large) dinner. And of course, at each tapas bar you’ll pair your food with delicious drinks (Spanish wine, draught beer or vermouth). All tastes are subject to change based on seasonality and our vendors’ holiday schedules, but we guarantee they’ll always be delicious!

You’ll be led by a knowledgeable and fun English-speaking guide and Barcelona expert. Between tapas bars, they will lead you through winding streets and grand squares, giving you a fun, interesting historic walking tour of the old city.

Our guests love this tour because it’s both a tapas tour and a walking tour – the perfect 2-in-1 to get your head (and your belly) around Barcelona!

Plus, every guest receives our Devouring Barcelona mini guide, packed with recommendations so you’ll keep eating well for the rest of your stay!

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The tour lasts approximately 4 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 3.5 kilometers (2.15 miles) and there is guaranteed seating at two of the stops.
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Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive hoard following a guide with a flag or a flamenco fan! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 10 people and we only require two guests to operate a tour.
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We currently offer the tour Thursdays through Saturdays, except public holidays and not in August (due to the closure of most of the vendors). We may be able to open additional dates by request.
The tour starts promptly at 5:30pm (please check your booking confirmation email for all details). We ask our guests to come to the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time in order to check in with your guide. This ensures we get off to a timely start, and that first taste doesn’t get cold!
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The tour meets under the Arc de Triomf (which is on Passeig Lluís Companys) (scroll up for a Google Map view). Arriving by Metro? Take line 1 and get off at the Arc de Triomf metro stop (which is right across from the meeting place). When you book your tour you will receive an automated email from us with more precise meeting details.
The tour ends only a two-minute walk from the Jaume I metro stop (line 4). Your guide will gladly accompany you to the metro or help you catch a taxi.
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This tour is currently adaptable for pescatarians (those who do not eat meat, but do eat fish/seafood). It is not available for full vegetarian diets at the moment. It is not available for gluten free diets or those with celiac disease either. We do offer a vegetarian and gluten free friendly tour, it is our Gracia Neighborhood Food Tour. If you don’t drink alcohol (or are under 18) we will serve you non-alcoholic drinks. Please be sure to mark any dietary preferences when you book. If you have another dietary requirement, or a food allergy, please email [email protected] before you book and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. If you have a food allergy, we may ask you to sign a waiver at the start of the tour.
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The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are).
Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10-15%.
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Most importantly, your appetite!
Also, keep in mind that tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometres. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.