Gourmet Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour

Discover modern Barcelona cuisine and the artisanal Catalan wines you won't find anywhere else.

Available from March 2021. In the meantime, join our Tapas, Taverns & History Tour or Tastes & Traditions of Barcelona Food Tour.

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Includes: 8+ Catalan wines paired with delicious traditional and gourmet tapas across 3 iconic family-run tapas bars. Enough for a full dinner.
Experience Size: Maximum 8 guests or upgrade to private for €99 per group
Times: 6:30pm
Duration: 3 Hours

What's Included

  • Enjoy an elevated food and wine experience in modern bars and restaurants.
  • Step into the world of unique Catalan wines and try ones you'd never find on your own.
  • Treat yourself to a relaxing evening of eating and drinking after a day of exploring.
  • Learn the story of modern cuisine in Barcelona (and try it yourself!)
  • See firsthand how tapas culture in Barcelona is deliciously different from the rest of Spain.

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Dietary restrictions

This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. Please note that this tour is not suitable for vegans and due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not recommended for those with celiac disease. Also, as this is a wine-focused tour, we do not recommend this tour for guests who do not drink alcohol.

    What to Expect

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    Join us for an evening of great food and interesting wines in Barcelona's historic Born neighborhood. Tonight, we're leaving the Rioja and Ribera behind and diving into the world of unique Catalan wines instead. We'll sit down at modern bars and restaurants for an elevated dining experience where the contemporary food has clear ties to tradition.

    STOP-BY-STOP

    Start your night the way most locals do in Barcelona—with a classic aperitif in Barcelona's original style of tapas bar. Here you’ll enjoy sweet vermouth straight from the tap, and you’ll learn why this delicious fortified wine is making a comeback. You’ll also try two quintessential Barcelona tapas: Iberian ham croquettes and spicy patatas bravas.

    Next up, you’ll head to a modern wine bar that highlights small, local Catalan wine producers. That means that the wines we try here are ones you'll never find in a normal store! First we'll dive into the world of sparkling Spanish wine—cava—which is mostly produced in Catalonia. You’ll taste two very different cavas before moving on to something Spain is a little less known for: white and rosé! These wines will be paired with gourmet, open-faced toasts, a traditional Catalan dish.

    We'll finish with a sit-down tapas dinner at a restaurant that's fully booked most nights of the week. If you want to understand tapas culture in Barcelona, this is where you need to go. The contemporary farm-to-table food has a clear connection to tradition, as well as to Barcelona's modern cuisine. Plus, the owner even makes his own wine! You’ll taste a couple of Catalonia's standout reds, paired alongside dishes like melt-in-your-mouth Iberian pork or tender braised beef.

    By the end of the night, you will have tried some of Barcelona's stellar bites, paired with the wines you won't find anywhere else, and you'll understand how it all fits into the bigger picture of tapas in Barcelona.

    And as with all Devour Barcelona tours, you'll receive our Devouring Barcelona guide. Packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, 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 Passeig del Born
    Places we'll visit El Born

    Hop from modern wine bar to tapas bar in the historic Born district.

    Ending point Jaume I metro
    The tour lasts approximately 3 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 600 meters (0.4 miles) and there is seating at all 3 of the stops.
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive crowd following a guide with a flag! 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 a minimum of two people to operate. As of June 25, 2020, we have reduced the capacity of this tour to eight guests and we expect this to remain in place into 2021. For private tours, this tour is private for you and your party. 
    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.
    Given the wine-focused nature of this tour, it's not available for guests under 18 years old. For families, we suggest our Tastes & Traditions Food Tour and our Gracia Neighborhood Food & Market Tour. We also have private family tours for kids 4–12!
    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% to 15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite! Keep in mind 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 kilometers. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Our tours are available as private experiences for groups of eight guests or less for an additional cost of €99 per group. We also offer customized private experiences for larger 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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