Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

Barcelona's top-rated tapas and history tour! A 2-in-1 adventure with amazing tapas plus a fascinating tour of the historic center.

12+ Tapas (Dinner)
Evening
4 Hours
3 Tapas Bars + History Walk
Passionate Guide

What's Included

  • A passionate guide and food lover who will teach you to do tapas like a local
  • A taste of the best authentic tapas at 3 locally loved tapas bars-- both traditional and modern
  • A crash course on local drinking culture, as you taste vermouth, cava, and plenty of wine
  • A historic tour of Barcelona's most hidden and magical squares, and the stories that lie behind them
  • A journey back in time as you walk the steps of Christopher Columbus
  • Authentic and unique local experiences, like drinking wine from a porrón!

Foodie Highlights

You'll Eat

  • Gourmet selection of Catalan cured meats
  • Local cured tuna belly
  • Artisanal Spanish cheeses
  • Spanish marinated olives
  • Botifarra sausage pintxo
  • Classic Spanish tomato and onion salad
  • Freshly-fried anchovies
  • The best patatas bravas in town
  • Pan con tomate
  • Traditional Catalan bean salad
  • Slowly 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
  • Dietary restrictions
    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.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    Embark on a journey into Barcelona’s history, culture and delicious tapas scene! You’ll visit three of Barcelona’s best tapas bars as you wind your way through the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter and Born neighborhood. But delicious food and great wine are just the start! Your expert guide will bring Barcelona’s magical past to life, helping you truly discover the city! By the end of the night, you’ll have mastered going out for tapas like a local and come away with an insider perspective on this magical city!

    STOP-BY-STOP

    Kick things off at a traditional bodega, or wine shop, where locals still stop by with empty containers to fill up with wine! With a glass of bubbly cava in hand, you’ll taste locally cured meats, cheese, olives and cured tuna belly! You’ll also taste the city’s favorite aperitif—sweet vermouth!

    Next, your expert guide will lead you through Barcelona’s stunning Gothic quarter, pointing out hidden corners and letting you in on its secrets on the way to the next tapas bar.

    The second tapas bar is a Barcelona establishment! Although it only has four tapas on the menu, they’re all spectacular, which is why this place is almost always overflowing with locals. At this bar, you’ll enjoy fried anchovies, a refreshing tomato salad and grilled Catalan sausage!

    Afterwards, it’s time to head to another area—the Born—where your guide will lead you through its narrow streets as you learn even more of Barcelona’s many secrets and myths.

    Finally, it’s time for a sit-down meal at one of Barcelona’s most-loved tapas bar. You’ll enjoy a selection of traditional Catalan dishes with unique, modern twists, along with red wine from the Monstant region! Dinner wouldn’t be complete without something sweet—you’ll finish the night with a traditional Spanish dessert and a sweet red wine!

    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!

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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
    Places we'll visit 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 neighborhoods.

    Ending point Bar el Pla

    Rave Reviews for This Tour

    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.