Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

Discover the secrets of Barcelona's historic center on this two-in-one tapas and history tour!

Dinner
Evening
4 Hours
3 Tapas Bars
Start times: 5:30pm, 7pm. Check calendar for available times.

Highlights

  • Kick off the evening with not one but two traditional aperitifs!
  • Visit three unique types of tapas bars in Barcelona, from traditional to modern, and learn how to navigate them yourself
  • Transport yourself into the past and walk the steps of Christopher Columbus
  • Discover Barcelona's most hidden and magical squares, and the stories that lie behind them
  • Practice your hand at drinking from the porrón, a traditional wine-drinking vessel
  • Share some of Barcelona's best modern tapas with great wine and great company

You'll Eat

  • Selection of Catalan cured meats
  • Cured tuna belly
  • Selection of Spanish cheeses
  • Selection of Spanish olives
  • Botifarra sausage pintxo
  • Classic Spanish tomato and onion salad
  • Freshly-fried anchovies
  • The best bravas in town
  • Pan con tomate
  • Traditional Catalan bean salad
  • Braised beef cheek
  • Grilled Iberian pork loin

You'll Drink

  • Cava - Spain's sparkling wine
  • Vermouth straight from the barrel
  • Red wine from the porrón (a fun, traditional drinking vessel)
  • Local red wine from the Monstant region
  • Local sweet wine from the Emporda region
* Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.
This tour is adaptable for...
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease. We do not recommend this tour for vegetarians or vegans.

    Cultural Highlights

  • Learn the stories and history of ancient Barcelona on this 2-in-1 tour!
  • Visit the city's most beloved basilica, Santa Maria del Mar.
  • Taste authentic Spanish tapas in three of Barcelona's best taverns.
  • What to Expect on Your Tour

    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.
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    About Our Expert Guides

    Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!.

    Meet them here!

    Map your tour

    Meeting point Arc de Triomf monument
    Neighborhoods Gothic & El Born neighborhoods

    Travel back in time and discover the secrets of historic Barcelona through the winding alleys of the Gothic Quarter and Born

    Ending point Bar el Pla

    Featured Review

    Steph H 42767

    The glowing reviews say it all, this tour was fantastic and definitely worth the price.

    Great question! A Devour Barcelona food tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the incredible 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 Bracelona like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
    The tour lasts approximately 4 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 3.5kms/2.15miles
    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 9 people and we only require two guests to operate a tour.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    This tour is a great fit for curious teens who would enjoy learning about Barcelona and Spain's fascinating history. We offer teen pricing and they will be served non-alcoholic drinks. Given the evening nature of this tour, we do restrict it to guests aged 13 years and older. If you're a family with younger kids, check out our daytime food tours.
    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%.
    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.
    Of course! We regularly offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate groups. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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