Tapas Tour Barcelona

Tapas tour in Barcelona old town with an English speaking local guide

3h 6 max. English On foot

Taste Barcelona on a tour that combines two major pillars of Barcelona’s culture: its historic centre and its gastronomy. You’ll discover not only its squares, alleyways, gothic buildings and Roman ruins, but also its rich culinary tradition on a stop at the Boquería Market. Here, you’ll get to sample delicious acorn-fed ham.

Why choose this route?

Barcelona’s food culture is famous worldwide thanks to its renowned chefs and several Michelin-starred restaurants.

You will visit the famous Boqueria food market, known as "the cathedral of the senses.". Here, you’ll find a wide variety of products and lively restaurants where fresh products from the stalls are cooked to order.

The route crosses through the city’s old town where visitors can see Gothic buildings and part of a Roman wall.

The tour includes a tasting of acorn-fed ham, a demonstration on how to select ham and recommendations for bars, tapas restaurants and paella that are off the beaten track.

Tour details

No rush.

You’ll have plenty of time to listen, observe, ask questions and take photographs.

Expert local guide.

Get to know the tapas and the most emblematic restaurants of the city.

Small groups.

Private tour.

Accessible and flexible.

I adapt to the needs to any group, including groups with mobility issues or groups with children.

Description of the guided tour

Gastronomy provides a unique way of getting to know a city and in Barcelona’s case, it happens to be one of the main pillars of its culture. This tour winds through the streets, squares and emblematic buildings of Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, with opportunities to sample traditional Catalan cuisine at the many cafés, restaurants, bars, bakeries and more. The visit begins at the top of Las Ramblas in front of the legendary Canaletas Fountain, where Barcelona F.C. Fans gather to celebrate their team’s victories. We’ll traverse the less-touristic streets where the genuine spots for eating tapas, paella and other Catalan delights are located. This part of the tour explores the history and influences of the area, travelling through time from the Medieval era to the Modern era when huge ships arrived in the harbour loaded with provisions from the American colonies. We’ll make a stop at the Boquería Market where locals alike shop for a massive range of products typical of Catalan cuisine, like olive oil, ham, cheeses, fish, nougat, spices, wine, cava and much more. It’s a true explosion of colours, scents and flavours. During the visit, we’ll have a tasting of acorn-fed ham and learn how to distinguish it from the rest. Afterwards, the itinerary includes a trip through the streets, small plazas, medieval buildings and Roman ruins like the old city wall. We’ll explore the history of these places, their legends and what’s left of them. Please, don’t hesitate to ask as much as you like.

What to know before you go

We recommend visitors steer clear of the more touristy tapas places and instead follow the guide's recommendations.

Meeting point

Plaça de Catalunya, 21. At the main entrance of Hard Rock Café.

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*Price per group. VAT included.

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Included / NOT included

A trip through Las Ramblas, between the Gothic Quarter and el Raval

A circuit of small cafés and bakeries, bars and the Boquería Market

A tasting of authentic acorn-fed ham

Explanations in English with an accredited guide


Food or drink (the ham tasting costs around 9€ per person)


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