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Tastes and Traditions of Barcelona Day Food Tour

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Explore Barcelona’s culture and culinary traditions with a 3.5 hour daytime tour through the emblematic medieval Born and the fishermen’s district of Barceloneta. Discover where locals shop with a visit to the Santa Caterina Market and indulge in 12+ food tastings across traditional Catalan establishments including a bodega, a traditional restaurant by the sea, and more. Devour local delicacies such as paella and local cured meats while uncovering the rich history of the two neighborhoods. All food and wine tasting included.
  • Get an insider's view of Barcelona's culinary scene on a tapas tour
  • Guide provides restaurant recommendations to last your entire vacation
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12
  • Visit less-crowded local spots for a more authentic experience
What to Expect
Your culinary tour begins in central Barcelona, where you greet your guide and small group limited to 12 people. Awaken your taste buds with coffee and a traditional Catalan pastry, xuixo, and head to a family-run deli to sample meat and cheeses. Continue to Santa Caterina Market—a less-crowded alternative to La Boqueria Market—to learn about local produce before doing more tastings in the Born area, where one of the stops is to a shop that’s been open for more than 150 years. Then, head to Barcelona’s fisherman’s quarter to sip vermouth in a tapas bar before tucking into home-cooked paella. Your guide teaches you about traditions, like drinking from a porron, and festivals. The tour concludes here.
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Departure Point
Santa Caterina Market, Av. de Francesc Cambó, 16, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
3h 30m
Return Details
Barceloneta, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Breakfast
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Non-eating children under 5 years old do not require a ticket
  • 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 operate even with just 1 person booked
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on this tour with 4 friends and we all loved it! Lior was an amazing guide who taught us about the history and culture of Barcelona while also introducing us to amazing food. Left feeling very full and satisfied!! Would highly recommend!

Thank TaraSchurr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour yesterday. The sights and sounds of the city were totally defined by our tour guide. Hannah was well-versed in the historical aspect of the city as well as its cuisine. The restaurants and markets we visited were definitely off the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dbzaehringer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Valentina was an awesome host and guide for this tour which covers much of the history of Barcelona and catalonia together with the variety of foods that are imoortant tot he region. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to anyone on the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank gggrumpy1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was wonderful in trying to make our tour pleasant and informative but I expected more. Having Cava at 11 a.m. to start the tour is not my cup of tea. The food that we experienced along the way was okay but not spectacular...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gilbert C
Lior_Devour, Manager at Devour Barcelona Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Gilbert! Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I´m glad you enjoyed the company of Dom, one of our most veteran guides and a true lover of all things Barcelona and the delicious food and wine in the city. I´m disappointed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tastes & traditions tour of Barcelona is a must do for international visitors to Barcelona. Did the tour with Alvaro who was entertaining, informative & so passionate about his city. Tour combines food, wine, traditions, history, education and entertainment. This tour should be the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Lior_Devour, Manager at Devour Barcelona Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Steve, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! As a Barcelona native, Alvaro is full of interesting stories and insights of this amazing city! Barcelona has a fascinating history and when it's paired with delicious local food, there's no better way...More

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