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Barcelona Tapas Tour in Old Town - Small Group Tour

Join this food envy-inducing Barcelona tour for three hours of sightseeing and food tasting. Join locals as they indulge in the fine art of eating and drinking, something Spaniards are champions at. By the end of the tour, you'll not only be familiar with some local tapas and drinks but also with some hidden secrets of the Old Town.

Meet your English-speaking guide in front of the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica at the bottom of the Ramblas (Metro Station ‘Drassanes’) before setting off on a Barcelona food tour like no other.

We take you away from the touristy spots and into local neighbourhoods, like the once-notorious no-go-area Raval, which nowadays features a unique blend of old medieval buildings, dodgy streets, ambitious new architectural projects with the traditional, multi-ethnic life of the barrio.Just a stone’s throw away, you will enjoy the first tapas experience of the evening in an informal, old bodega from 1903, where we’ll start tasting a filling bomb and a nice glass of red wine.

The next place awaits us as we navigate our way through one of the most beautiful squares of the Gothic Quarter and its adjacent small streets that still retain their old medieval ambiance. Our next stop is a bar with a beautiful, secret garden where we’ll taste Spanish ham and pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato) accompanied by a nice white or red wine (as you do!). From there, our Barcelona tapas tour continues as we cross the old heart of Barcino, the name given by the Romans to the city that they founded more than two thousand years ago, where we will identify four columns from old Troy and the transformations that the Old Town experienced.

Next up is a hidden, charming, typical Bodega from the first third of the twentieth century, where you can have a vermut (vermouth) and indulge in their exotic croquettes. Then, on the way to the next place, we’ll see some of the oldest businesses of Barcelona (one from 1761), the Roman Walls, the Cathedral, or even a giant work by Picasso before vanishing again in the labyrinth of narrow streets.

We’ll walk now in an old brewery from 1897 which currently is one of the most beautiful and famous establishments of Barcelona, not to mention the Catalan Art-Nouveau building it is located on.

It is actually the high relevance that Art-Nouveau has in Barcelona that will draw us into our final spot, a café located in a UNESCO World Heritage building where we’ll experience a sweet end of our tour.

Throughout this Barcelona tour, as you delight in the discovery of new tastes, flavours and dishes, your guide will give you insights into local gastronomic specialties and anecdotes of the city's history and local neighbourhood life. Eating tapas is one of the best things to do in Barcelona, no doubt about that, and a great way to connect with the daily lives of the locals. At some point during this tour, you will likely meet some of the local characters in the Old Town and perhaps even get drawn into a conversation or two. You never know what the evening has in store!

Experience Includes

  • Small group size - maximum of 12 people
  • Indulge in traditional Catalan tapas from the famous pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato) to the nationwide popular patatas bravas accompanied by a glass of wine or local vermouth.
  • Immerse yourself in the buzz of street life and listen to stories of the past and everyday life in Barcelona, Catalonia, and Spain.
  • Treat yourself too inside some of the oldest, historical establishments of the city.
  • Mingle with the locals in their neighbourhood
  • 4 glasses of wine (or soft drinks for those under the age of 18)
  • 5 local specialties (in 5 separate venues)
  • English speaking guide

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Additional Refreshments
  • Optional gratuities


Tuesday to Saturday

Departure location

In front of the Arts Centre Santa Mònica Rambla de Santa Mònica 7, (Metro Line L3, Station “Drassanes”)

Start times



3 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Due to the degree of walking, this tour is not recommended for people with mobility issues
  • Children and teens under 14 years of age are not permitted on this tour
  • Please note that alcoholic beverages may only be consumed by persons aged 18 years old and up. Travellers may be required to show ID.
  • There is a maximum group size of 12, a more personal tour experience is guaranteed.
  • Departures are guaranteed.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.