Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and Gothic Quarter History Tour


3 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket

Overview

Barcelona is a city steeped in history and each period of change has left an unmistakable mark on the locale and its culture. Discover how its history and food are inextricably linked on this tour taking you through some of the most iconic spots in the city. You’ll step inside centuries- old tapas bars and soak up the sights and sounds of Barcelona’s historic streets.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Bar del Pi, Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, 1, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

You’ll begin your tour at one of the most iconic tapas bars in the city. Serving locals with delicious fare for over 150 years, this spot is a must for any food lover. You’ll sample two perfectly paired aperitifs along with a hand-picked selection of cured meats and cheeses. You’ll also try a true classic Spanish potato dish - a perfect introduction to the city’s specialties.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), Mediterranean Seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona Spain

After your introduction to one of Barcelona’s most historic spots, it’s only fitting to take a tour of the Gothic Quarter. As you weave through its narrow streets, passing Ancient Romans ruins, you’ll travel through a thousand years of history. Your guide will furnish you with the extra details that make the streets truly come to life.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Bar La Plata, 28 Calle Merce, 08002 Barcelona Spain

The second tapas bar on our tour opened in 1945 with a menu consisting of four tapas dishes. Naturally, these have been perfected through the years and carefully chosen to exemplify what makes Spanish food unique: simple recipes prepared with the highest quality ingredients.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Bodega La Palma, C. de la Palma de Sant Just, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

On your last stop, you’ll be treated to a sit-down dinner at a local spot dating back to 1935. This was once the hangout for artists and bohemians in the city. Today, it’s famed for its bravas and croquettes. Indulge in a classic selection of these Catalan dishes, paired with local red wine. Top it off with the delicious Spanish precursor to crème brûlée.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • 3 tasting stops with 10+ tastes and 5 drinks

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Operates

Monday to Saturday

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

jgh50
May 2022

We had a great time. Valentina was fantastic-so enthusiastic and informative. The food was great and the we went to a bunch of hidden gems. Recommend it highly!

ardenp
May 2022

Can't think of a better way to experience Barcelona than this awesome tour! It was the perfect way to try tapas the "local" way, as we would never have known where to go or what to try. In addition, this tour also was a great way to understand the Gothic quarter area. I would highly recommend ...

Elly G
May 2022

Eric was fantastic! Great history along with great food that were in wonderful little hidden gems. Great thing to do at the beginning of you're trip. We did ours the last night and learned about some places we should've visited.

Sara M
May 2022

We did this as a way to start our time in Barcelona. We walked through the Gothic Quarter with some history discussion. Ferran was a wonderful guide who made everyone open up and chat!

sheenapanicker
May 2022

We had a lovely evening spent with Francesc from Devour Tours. He took us around to about 4 different bars which all offered a variety of interesting but commonly known, tasty tapas. At every major stop, he helped catch us up on some Barcelona history with fun facts, enthusiasm and details. Bet...

lilbbshre
April 2022

A wonderful way to try delicious food and learn about this beautiful place. As foodies, it was nice to learn more about the culture and the dishes found across the city. Each tapas place could have been a highlight on its own, but we got to try them all together which was even better! We had a sm...

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