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Gracia Neighborhood Food & Market Tour
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TOUR SNAPSHOT

Head a bit north of the city center, and you’ll find an off-the-beaten-path neighborhood few visitors see. The Village of Gracia is full of some of the city’s best food—you just have to know where to look! With Devour Barcelona, you’ll wander the streets of this charming neighborhood and get a truly local look at life in Barcelona. From starting the morning off with a bang (and a bubbly glass of cava!), to learning the ins and outs of Spanish extra virgin olive oil and meeting Gracia locals all along the way, this is the perfect experience for anyone who wants to wander outside the city center.

STOP-BY-STOP

Start your morning off with with a bubbly glass of cava and a traditional Catalan breakfast at a family-run Gracia café, where you’ll learn all about champagne’s long-lost cousin.

 

Next it’s time to pop into the local market, where you’ll meet locals who are experts in what they sell! First up is cured Spanish jamón—we’ll put you to the test when you try two types.

 

Then you’ll meet the local who started working at her parents’ cheese stall when she was just 12! You’ll taste three different types of cheese, including an award-winning manchego!

 

After the market, it’s time to visit to a gorgeous olive oil shop, where you’ll get the scoop on Spanish extra virgin olive oil and taste three of the very best.

 

Now it’s time for a surprising story and a delicious sweet to match. Gracia has traditionally always welcomed immigrants, and that’s why this local opened up his pastry shop 30 years ago after visiting Barcelona on holiday!

 

Next up it’s time to practice the art of the Spanish aperitif at a family-run bodega with a glass of vermouth. This stop wouldn’t be complete with a few favorite bar snacks, so you’ll also taste locally cured Spanish sausage, pickled anchovies and the emblematic pan con tomate! You’ll even get to try your hand at making this Catalán staple!

 

Now it’s time to visit a traditional local shop specializing in takeaway home-cooked Spanish food! You’ll taste a roasted vegetable salad called escalivada and a hearty meatball and chickpea stew.

 

Last but not least, it’s time to end on a sweet note! You’ll visit one of the few remaining family-run pastry shops, where you’ll enjoy coffee or tea, and a Catalan pastry created almost a century ago!

 

And as with all Devour Barcelona tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Barcelona guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Barcelona like a local!

Tastes, Tapas & Traditions of Barcelona Food Tour
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Winding medieval lanes, gorgeous architecture and amazing food – Barcelona is a spellbinding place to visit. But what’s even better than visiting Barcelona? It’s feeling – and eating – like a local. Because once you understand how the people of Barcelona eat, drink and celebrate, you’re in for a truly special stay!

So get off the tourist track and join us on this unforgettable 3.5 hour food journey through two of historic Barcelona’s most famous and charming neighbourhoods – the medieval Born and the fishermen’s quarter of Barceloneta. A local market, a hidden deli, the city’s most sinful pastry and true mother’s home cooking – on this tour you’ll discover tucked-aways gems and tastes that only the city’s residents know, and that are the true flavor of this fabulous city.

Your morning begins with local cava sparkling wine and a classic Barcelona sandwich in a wonderful deli run by two brothers, before heading to the iconic Santa Caterina Market (think of it as the Boqueria, but for locals) for delicious cheeses and cured meats from long-time vendors. You’ll then wind through the twisting lanes of the 13th-century Born neighbourhood, nipping into hidden gems (including a 150-year-old gourmet shop with a special secret) before heading to the timeless seaside fisherman’s quarter where the proud residents honor longstanding traditions…. including taking time for a proper Catalan lunch!

You’ll sip your pre-lunch vermouth in a neighbourhood bodega (hint: it’s the city’s original style tapas bar) before sitting down for the grand finale – a lovingly prepared home-cooked lunch by icon Mama Carmen. Since 9:30 that morning Carmen has been cooking her famous fideuá just for us. What’s fidueá? Think paella’s lesser-known and equally-delicious cousin! Come with us to see for yourself!

And it’s not just about the food. Your expert English-speaking guide will tell you all about the history and traditions of these two gorgeous neighbourhoods – from teaching you to drink wine like a local from a unique vessel (it takes practice!) to hearing about the infamous Barcelona fire parades. By the end, you’ll not only have a full belly, but a rich understanding of what it means to belong to this city and of how you can continue to explore it more deeply.

As with all Devour Barcelona food tours, you’ll be led by one of our small team of expert, passionate English-speaking guides. And you’ll get a copy of our Devouring Barcelona mini-guide, which is packed with all our favourite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay!

So put down your tourist books and let us lead you through the authentic Barcelona!

Tapas, Taverns & History Tour
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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 to kick things off the authentic way. 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.

Explore the history of tapas in Barcelona, and learn about (and taste!) the evolution from traditional and classic to modern and creative. What's best? Beyond getting to taste a wide selection of Barcelona's best tapas on offer, you will learn to appreciate Spain's gastronomy and cuisine on a whole new level!

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. And don't forget the hidden secrets that lie in every corner of Barcelona's most historic neighborhoods...you'll find them if you know where to look! Throughout the evening, you'll see some of Barcelona's major historical sights and squares and hear the fascinating stories behind them.

You’ll love this tour for its unbeatable combination of food and history– it’s two tours packed into one fantastic evening. It's the best way to understand and appreciate all that Barcelona has to offer!

As with all Devour Barcelona food tours, you’ll be led by one of our small team of expert, passionate English-speaking guides. And you’ll get a copy of our Devouring Barcelona mini-guide, which is packed with all our favourite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay!

So join us to experience delicious tapas, flowing Spanish wine as well as culture, sights, and history of the beautiful city of Barcelona.

Evening Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour
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Join us for an unforgettable evening of Spanish wine and tapas as you discover Barcelona’s exciting wine scene with a local expert. This unique Barcelona wine tasting experience completely immerses you in this city’s world of wine as you visit three fabulous wine bars instead of a traditional, seated wine tasting. You’ll taste everything from Spanish reds, whites, sparkling wine, vermouth and sweet wine and discover the ins and outs of Spanish styles, varieties and regions. In short, this is the best way to discover Spanish wine while you’re in Barcelona!

Throughout the evening, you’ll be led by a (fun!) wine expert through Barcelona’s gorgeous old town to three unique Barcelona wine establishments – a modern family-owned bodega, a beautiful Barcelona wine bar, and a traditional Catalan wine shop and bar that’s been passed down through generations. At each stop you’ll taste and discover wines in a fun, relaxed way, and also learn about different types of wine establishments in the city. This experience is perfect for all crowds, whether you’re a passionate wine connoisseur or just love a delicious drop at the end of a long day.

By the end of the evening you’ll be able enjoy Spanish wine more fully for the rest of your trip, and also make better decisions when you’re back home standing in the supermarket wine aisle! Why is Spain known for its reds… and what about the whites? What’s the difference between cava and champagne? How do I order wine in a Spanish tapas bar? You’ll get the answer to those questions and so much more.

But what is great wine without delicious food to accompany it? From traditional to modern, you’ll be treated to some of Barcelona’s most delicious tapas on this tour, each paired perfectly with an accompanying wine. It’s enough food for a full dinner (and with something sweet at the end of course).

As with all Devour Barcelona food tours, you’ll be led by one of our small team of expert, passionate English-speaking guides. And you’ll get a copy of our Devouring Barcelona mini-guide, which is packed with all our favourite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay!

Raise your glass and join us for the best wine and tapas experience in Barcelona!

Tapas Tour & Flamenco Show
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Join us for a delicious, dramatic and memorable evening of flamenco and tapas in Barcelona! On our four hour Barcelona Tapas and Flamenco Tour, you’ll discover one of Barcelona’s hidden flamenco tablaos, and taste some of the best tapas and Catalan dishes this city has to offer!

Flamenco may hail from the south of Spain, but that doesn’t mean the passionate song and dance can’t be found in Barcelona, if you know where to look! Too many visitors experience this city without truly discovering its personality, and too many travelers see a flamenco show without understanding what it's all about. On this tour, you'll dive deep into the authentic side of Barcelona, and you’ll also gain a new-found appreciation of the mysterious artform of flamenco. Get to know how flamenco fits into Barcelona’s story, and in the meantime, taste and discover the truly authentic cuisine of of our city.

Your expert guide will meet you in front of the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar Basilica, before whisking you off for a traditional aperitif in a wonderful and locally-loved neighborhood tavern. Over sweet red Spanish vermouth and traditional tapas, your guide will give you a crash course in Barcelona’s tapas scene, as well as a fascinating introduction to the mysterious story behind flamenco. All your questions will be answered… Where it comes from, what they’re singing about, how it fits into Spanish culture today and more.

Armed with this knowledge, your guide will lead you to a hidden flamenco venue, housed in a gorgeous 17th century palace and nearly hidden from plain sight. There, you will sit down to an intimate show and experience firsthand the passion of talented local artists.

After the performance, the group will stretch their legs and head to one of the city’s most magical wine bars, tucked away in the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter. After some light tapas and second aperitif, you will be lead just a short stroll away to a hidden tapas restaurant, a secret gem amongst locals. There, you'll sit down for traditional Catalan tapas, wine, and of course dessert! Discover the authentic flavors of this region of Spain, and soak up the history all around you.

And as always with Devour Barcelona tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Barcelona mini guide, packed with all of our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay! And you’ll also get our special flamenco guide full of the names of great flamenco books, films and albums so you can continue growing your new-found love for flamenco.

Join us for an incredible evening of tapas and flamenco in Barcelona!

Farm-to-Table Winery Escape
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Join us for a wine lover’s day out to explore the gorgeous region of Alella, one of the oldest and quaintest wine regions in all of Spain. From a light aperitif to a three-course lunch pairing at a slow-food restaurant and plenty of tastings in between, immerse yourself in Catalan wine country on this fantastic day trip just a 30-minute drive outside the city. Thirst-quenching cava, crisp Mediterranean white wines, full-bodied reds… There is so much to discover, and better yet, just a stone’s throw from Barcelona!

Start off the morning by meeting your expert local guide and fellow wine-lovers in centrally-located Plaza Catalunya. Board your private air-conditioned transport with a professional driver and off you’ll go to the beautiful Mediterranean wine region of Alella. On the way, your guide will fill you in on the history of the area, and what to expect throughout the day.

In no time at all, you’ll arrive to the gorgeous village of Alella, where you’ll make the first stop at one of the area’s top organic wineries for a walk through the vineyards (sun-drenched and with sea-views) and a tour of their cellars to learn the ins-and-outs of Spanish wine production. After the tour, enjoy an exclusive tasting of six of their wines, from sparkling to sweet and everything in between!

After exploring the winery and sampling their wines, the group will stop for a traditional aperitif with the locals at an impressive wine cellar and tavern in the village. Discover the secret of Spanish vermouth and try your skills at drinking from the famous (and ancient!) porró wine jug before heading out to explore the narrow streets of charming Alella.

And of course, after we’ve whet our appetite, it’s time to sit down to a traditional Spanish lunch. What does that mean? Sit back, relax, and take things slow! The group will head to a beautiful restaurant that specializes in slow food and local products (everything sourced from 100 kilometres of the restaurant), where you will enjoy local wines paired with a three-course lunch, discovering the incredible local cuisine with each bite and locals wines with each sip.

At the end of the day, you’ll be chauffeured back to our meeting point in Barcelona, having enjoyed a delicious, relaxing and enlightening day trip out of Barcelona.

And as always with Devour Barcelona tours, your guide will give you a copy of our exclusive Devouring Barcelona mini guide, packed with all of our favorite places to eat and drink in Barcelona, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay! And you’ll also get our special wine guide full of extra information about Spanish wines, so that you can continue the love affair back home! Spanish wine country is calling your name… join us!

Private Tours & Corporate Experiences
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Each of our delicious food and tapas tours is available as a private experience