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Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and History Tour provided by Devour Barcelona Food Tours

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Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and History Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 13/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
If you want to combine Barcelona’s cuisine with its culture, look no further than this tapas and history tour—a great choice for first-time visitors. The tour is scheduled in the evening to avoid Barcelona’s daytime heat and is limited to a small group of ten people to guarantee personalized attention from your guide. Plus, receive ample restaurant recommendations and sample local specialties you may not have heard of.
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You'll start at
Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran
Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran, Barcelona, Spain- Your guide will be waiting next to the Ramon Berenguer equestrian statue - Your guide will be holding a Devour Barcelona sign. - Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time for check-in.
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  • 1
    Bar del Pi
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic)
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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  • 3
    Bar La Plata
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Bodega La Palma
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Plaça Sant Jaume
Pl. de Sant Jaume, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Highlights
  • Get an inside glimpse into Barcelona's culinary scene on a food tour
  • Combines food tastings with historical info 
  • A great introduction to the Gothic Quarter for first-time visitors 
  • A small group of ten ensures personalized attention from the guide
What to Expect
Your tour begins at a central Barcelona meeting point, where you’ll greet your guide and set off for your first culinary location. At your first restaurant, sample a selection of charcuterie that includes smoked sausage and cured cheeses accompanied by fortified wine. Stroll to the next restaurant via Roman ruins and buildings associated with Christopher Columbus and listen to commentary that reveals the culture and history of Catalonia’s capital city. After feasting on seasonal dishes that could include braised beef cheeks and fresh fish, you’ll satisfy your sweet tooth with Spain’s version of French toast and ice cream. The tour concludes in the heart of Barcelona.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran, Barcelona, Spain
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Plaça Sant Jaume, Pl. de Sant Jaume, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Inclusions
  • Small group tour (maximum 10 guests)
  • Food tastings (enough for dinner)
  • Wine tastings (5 glasses of local wine and drinks)
  • Expert local culinary guide
  • Our Devouring Barcelona guide, packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Bar del Pi
  • Entry/Admission - Bar La Plata
  • Entry/Admission - Bodega La Palma
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Available for pescatarians and gluten free with prior notice. Please advise when booking.
  • Not recommended for vegans or vegetarians
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tours require a minimum of just two people to operate
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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crystalb664 wrote a review 3 Sep
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We had Owen as our Guide - absolute super star! This guy new Barcelona back to front. So incredible tasting, drinking and seeing this beautiful city in a different light. Was so nice supporting Devour during these tough times. Do it!! Total value for money!
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Response from Owen D, Manager at Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and History Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Crystal! Thanks so much for the review! You were amazing guests. Fun, interested, enthusiastic! A guide couldn't ask for more. Thanks for coming on tour with us. We will get through this!!! Stay safe and keep exploring the world.
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Shann T wrote a review 3 Sep
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Absolutely amazing tour! Owen was a fantastic guide and we truly had a brilliant time. Would highly recommend the tour for anyone in and traveling to Barcelona. I travel extensively with work and have the privilege of seeing and doing many different things but this was
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Owen D, Manager at Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and History Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Shannon, thanks for finding time to leave a review. You may have gathered that I love showing people Barcelona, the sites, sounds, smells.....the food. Next time you are in Barcelona it would be great to see you on a different tour so I can show you more of this amazing city. Stay safe and thanks again!
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Caroline R wrote a review Jul 2020
Staines, United Kingdom2 contributions
Can’t say enough about this tour. If you come to Barcelona do this FIRST! You really get to learn about the local foods and visit local restaurants. Also learned so much about the history of Spain and it makes your visit just so much more interesting. also shout out to Owen-our
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Owen D, Manager at Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and History Tour
Responded 13 Jul 2020
Hi Caroline, thanks so much for the review! I hope you both enjoyed the rest of your time in Barcelona and got home safely. Look out for us the next time you come back to Europe. We would love to take you on tour again. You were both really fun! Owen
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KatD wrote a review May 2020
Bainbridge Island, Washington42 contributions
Friends of mine that have travelled extensively recommended I try this tour. At that time, I was traveling to Sevilla. It was an amazing experience meeting locals, learning history and tasting wonderful tapas, cava and wine. Since the Devour tour was the highlight of my first
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Response from Owen D, Manager at Barcelona Tapas, Taverns and History Tour
Responded 5 May 2020
Hi Kat, Thanks so much for leaving this review. It was shared with the whole company. At times like these it is great to get some positive reinforcement that our approach is the right one. We are so happy you enjoyed the tour and that you wanted to share us with your friends and family. That really means a lot. We love giving tours and can't wait to have you back on tour with us in the future! We are still working hard and developing new online experiences and there are new ones every week. Kind regards, Owen
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Eric wrote a review Mar 2020
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Our guide Ferran gave us a wonderful tour of Barcelona's Gothic quarter with lots of stories and great food. We had more than enough tapas and drinks for appetizers and dinner. He took care of us at every stop and was ready to answer any of our questions. I highly recommend
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Date of experience: March 2020
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MichelleB959
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Honest, quick refund when tour was cancelled
While we were unable to take our tour because of the pandemic - the company was very helpful, honest and refunded t
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nikkiblp
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The perfect 'date night'
We had such a great time with Nika! We made it into a Friday night, date night. Nika is super knowledgable, she wa
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Singo20
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Food and History
This was our first Devour Tour, which we followed up with 2 more! Jessica was a great guide with heaps of informat
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taryn k
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Private Barcelona for Kids Walking Tour with Activities & Snacks
A highlight of our Barcelona trip! Our guide Pamela was fantastic and was excellent at keeping our 8 year old son
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BDavis1236
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The best thing you will do in Spain
After watching Devour founder James Blick's videos on Youtube, we knew we were going to do these tours. They were a
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Lilyaust
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Honest and understanding
I didn’t do this tour due to the issues at the moment. But I felt it was important to comment on their professional
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patti_rain
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Costa Del Sol
Wonderful experience! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and took care info big great info. Lunch was fantastic
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nothingtoulouse
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Brilliant gastronomic discovery of BCN
Literally just back from the Tastes & Traditions of Barcelona tour. A fabulous way to spend 3 plus hours! Well-pace
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mollyt603
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Highlight of our trip!
Alvaro was absolutely an amazing tour guide. Each food and drink we tried was different and wonderful. Al told us
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M1118KUjennyj
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Great guide Alvaro, great tour
We toured with Alvaro. He was a passionate advocate for tapas, and showing us where the locals ate. He was known
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MokumMeanderer
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Alvaro was fantastic!
I've taken Devour Food Tours before and they never disappoint. Alvaro was very funny, engaging and extremely knowle
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Pittmom5
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Best way to experience Barcelona!
The Taste and Traditions tour is fantastic and Hannah is a terrific guide! She was enthusiastic, patient and knowle
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natashatU3030HV
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Great Evening!
This was exactly the experience we were hoping for! Al was welcoming and knowledgeable. Our night was made up of ea
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NewYorkSAS
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One of the Best Things I did on my Barcelona Vacation
Jessica was an amazing tour guide - lots of history, very personable and loves what she does. The food was great.
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Cassie M
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Best decision--Wonderful night with amazing tour and tour guide!
We were almost ready to skip this tour after being so jet-lagged, but decided to go last minute and we are SO glad
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