Savor the best of Catalonia’s cuisine on this 3-hour Barcelona tapas tour through the historic city center on foot. Strolling through the quaint narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and the artisan El Born, you’ll visit some of the city’s most authentic tapas bars. All that in a company of an expert food guide who will not only teach you how to order these renown bar snacks like a local but also gives you an introduction to Barcelona’s history. Included in the price are tapas of your linking accompanied by an alcoholic or soft beverage of your choice at every one of the four stops along the tour.
Whet your appetite for some of the best tapas restaurants in Barcelona built upon delicious food culture. Indeed, when it comes to tapas tasting, Barcelona is probably the best city to do it. During your 3-hour tour led by an expert guide, you will be able to get an inside scoop on the intriguing Catalan culture of tapas. You will acquire the skill to order tapas like a true local as well as sample some of Barcelona’s most famous tapas hotspots.
The Barcelona Tapas Tour experience starts in the early evening in the gastronomically delightful historic city center ideal for introducing travelers and foodies to the Barcelona’s legendary culinary scene. You will taste a variety of traditional Spanish flavors including cheese, cured meats, bread drizzled with tomato and olive oil, seafood delicacies and potatoes with a Spanish twist. As you sample these tasty bites accompanied by wine, beer or soft beverage, your foodie guide will share details about Spanish cuisine and culture. Indeed, if you wish for a worthy Barcelona wine and tapas tour, there is no need to look any further!
The origin of Spanish tapas is nestled in a cloud of legends and rumors. One of these legends tells a story about The Wise King of Spain, King Alfonso X, who was stricken with a severe disease which allowed him only to consume small portions of few and wine. After he recovered he issue a new decree which stated that no wine should be served in any bar unless it was served with a little bit of food. Another variation of the legend suggests that this decree was actually supposed to prevent ordinary folk who could not afford both food and wine from drinking on an empty stomach instead of getting something to eat. Others believe that the tradition comes from the custom of barkeepers to cover (taper) customers’ drinks with a slice of bread, cheese or cured meat to stop flies from getting in!
Traditionally, tapas solely served as snacks or appetizers you would eat in a local bar before dinner time which takes place around 9-11 pm in Spain. However, today, things are a bit different. The Spanish love to “tapear,” turn a collection of tapas into a full meal or “ir de tapas,” do a little tapas bar crawl. So, are you eager to learn the local ways? Sign up for the Barcelona food tour today! We also recommend you to buy La Sagrada Familia tickets and Park Guell tickets as it's one of the most famous tourist sites.