Barcelona Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

Highlights

  • Enjoy 10+ food samples and 5 drinks across 3 tapas bars.

  • Savor a traditional aperitif in a 150-year-old local spot.

  • Wind your way through the Gothic Quarter’s historic streets.

  • Try the complete four-item menu of one tapas bar.

  • End with a meal of shared plates paired with red wine.

Summary

Discover Barcelona’s history through its unique cuisine, taking you through the storied streets of the Gothic Quarter to its lively tapas bars.  

Tour info

Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
10
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-99 years)
€109.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Pl. de Ramon Berenguer el Gran, Barcelona, Spain, ES

Dropoff location

Placa St Jaume , Barcelona, Spain, ES

Why take this tour?

A local family-owned tapas bar is your first stop on this exploration of Barcelona’s history. With strong ties to the local community, this place has been serving drinks for well over 150 years. Sip two Catalan aperitif classics – cava and vermouth – while sampling some delicious local fare to get things started.  
 
Next, it’s time to dig deeper into the roots of Barcelona’s culture and heritage. You’ll take a 50-minute history walk through the narrow backstreets of the Gothic Quarter, and hear more about the city’s fascinating past. From Ancient Roman ruins to the political upheaval of the 20th century, the city will come to life  through stories told by your expert guide.  
 
Afterwards, you’ll wind your way towards a true Barcelona institution. This is one of the city’s best-kept secrets and regularly visited by some of Spain's most celebrated chefs. For almost 80 years, this tapas bar has boasted the same menu consisting of just four standout dishes, proof that delicious food doesn’t need to be complicated.  
 
To end the evening, you’ll visit one of the oldest bodegas in the Gothic Quarter for a sit-down meal of various Spanish specialties. In this former bohemian paradise, you’ll sample a range of family-style sharing plates accompanied by local red wine, ending the meal with a traditional Spanish dessert. 
 

What’s included?

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Expertly guided walking tour

  • 3 tasting stops with 10+ tastes and 5 drinks

  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • The tour is in English.

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible. Those with wheelchairs should contact us so we can arrange your visit.

  • 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 vegans.

  • This tour is adaptable for: Vegetarians, Pescatarians, Gluten free (not celiacs), Dairy free, Non-alcoholic options & Pregnant women. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking.

  • Guests with serious food allergies will need to sign an allergy waiver at the start of the tour

  • We can acommodate gluten free but cannot guarantee that were will be no risk of cross contamination in the case of celiacs.

  • Tour not suitable for children

Before you go

  • Meeting time is 10min before the tour star time to check in. If a guest is more than 5min late, they should go to first stop (stated in confirmation email).

  • Comfortable shoes recommended

  • The tour covers dinner.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no-shows are non-refundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive or arrives after tour departure.

Redemption information

    Mobile tickets will be accepted.


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Walks (takewalks.com, walksofitaly.com) began over a decade ago (2008, to be exact) in Rome, Italy. We quickly became the premier walking tour company in 7 countries - Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Greece, and Portugal. Our US cities include San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Chicago, and New Orleans.

In 2021, we joined The Hornblower Group (cityexperiences.com) expanding our reach and working alongside this powerhouse travel brand.

Our tour products vary but predominantly we #takewalks, exploring the world by foot - we believe, the best way to get into the heart of a city and its incredible people. From introductory strolls to food tours, day trips, cooking classes, and below the surface, in-depth tours, we have our hand in everything a traveler could want. Oh, and we also like to give our clients exclusive access to the biggest attractions in the world...

Despite the big changes in our brand over the years, our focus has remained simple - to relentlessly create tours with the client experience at the forefront and anchored upon the dedicated, intelligent, and above all, passionate local guides who want to share their cities with you.