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Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience
Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience
Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience
Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience
Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience
Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience
Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience
Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience
Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience
Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience

Food Tour Of Barcelona

3 hours

Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience

Pimientos de Padron, ice-cold cañas and chorizo topped montaditos in a standing bar.

3 hours

From $73.31  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

  • From $73.31 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, Catalan, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish)

What you'll do

Guidebooks are a bore; they can’t clink a glass of vermouth with you and they’re no fun to share a plate of pimientos de padron (seared peppers) with. But that’s exactly what your host will do as you flit between tapa and pintxos bars. Sip vermouth or cañas (the local measure of beer), and sample the favorite local dishes - like la bomba, croquettas of mashed potato stuffed with ground pork, and esqueixada, a zesty feast of raw salted cod, romesco sauce, tomatoes and black olives.  They’ll take you only to authentic tapa bars where you’ll be rubbing shoulders with the locals and you might not be sure what some of the things on the menu are - although there probably won’t be a menu, so you’ll be ever happier your host is with you. 

 

Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience
Ultimate Barcelona tapas experience

Where you’ll go

You’ll explore El Poble Sec, a barrio nestled between the port, the Gothic Quarter and the hilly Montjuïc neighborhood. From humble beginnings, it’s become one of the city’s up-and-coming food hubs, where authentic bodega cozy up alongside futuristic fusion restaurants and tiny tapa bars. Perhaps you’ll visit a bar so tiny only 15 people can squeeze inside that’s known for its montaditos, crispy pieces of bread topped with anything from smoked salmon with yogurt and honey to salty tapenade. And of course, you’ll flit between a few of the bars on Carrer de Blai, a street that’s made a name of itself thanks to its countless pinxto bars, where delicious morsels are served on cocktail sticks

    • Discover tiny eateries and hidden bars you’d never find in a guidebook
    • Explore the El Poble Sec neighborhood and see why it’s known for its tapa culture
    • Your host will recommend staple tapas and pintxos dishes to try, at the bars known for serving authentic varieties of each - you’ll sample 6 - 8 small plates
    • Sip the local favorite accompanying drinks like vermouth, beer, or wine
    • From standing bars to tables clustered out in the street, you’ll visit only authentic tapa and pintxos bars with your host
    • Get recommendations from your host of other tapa bars to visit during the rest of your trip
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • 6-8 tapas tastings and 2 alcoholic or soft drinks, carefully selected for you by your host
    • 3-hour experience
    • Private and personalized
    • Start when you like - later the better for real local vibes!
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central locations)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drink in addition to what’s included
    • Transport costs
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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