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Barcelona: Flamenco Show at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

1. Barcelona: Flamenco Show at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

Catch a flamenco show at an historical venue in Barcelona's famous La Rambla district with this entry ticket. Sip on a complimentary drink while watching passionate dancers perform. Be moved by live music and singing. Upgrade your experience by choosing an option with traditional food. Make your way to the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes theatre and take your seat in front of the cozy and traditional tablao (flamenco stage) where legendary artists such as Juan Villar have performed. Admire the colorful décor of the venue, inspired by motifs that transport you back in time. Embrace the sensual rhythms and primal power of the music, song and dance. Listen to live music and talented singers. Upgrade to the tapas option and go on a culinary journey with gazpachos (cold tomato soup) and delicious pintxos (small snacks) of the Basque Country. Satisfy your appetite with dinner option where you can choose from dishes like an authentic paella from Valencia or another mouth-watering options from a menu with over 40 different delicacies to try.

Barcelona: Tapas and Flamenco Experience

2. Barcelona: Tapas and Flamenco Experience

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture with a ticket to a skip-the-line ticket to an authentic flamenco show and delight your taste buds with a foodie-pleasing walking tour of of the Gothic Quarter. Try a wide variety of tapas paired with sangria at local hotspots. Meet your guide in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, just a short walk from the famous Las Ramblas and the Liceu metro station. They will then escort you to a nearby theater where pre-arranged tickets for a traditional flamenco show await. Be intoxicated by Spain's elaborate and traditional form of dance and song. The fiery 30-minute expression of the flamenco rhythms, voice and color is sure to ignite your love affair with Spain. After the show, your guide will lead you through a romantic labyrinth of alleyways in the Gothic Quarter. Enjoy a tapas dinner of at least 9 different types of tapas, including local meats, cheeses, seafood and vegetarian options.

Barcelona: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

3. Barcelona: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Barcelona's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy a bite of the ultimate classics Pintxos, Churros & Chocolate and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food.  Visit Hospital de Santa Creu, Comte Borrell and Santa María del Pi, plus other remarkable spots in between stops and hear about their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Catalonia Medieval Villages Day Tour from Barcelona

4. Catalonia Medieval Villages Day Tour from Barcelona

Discover the medieval villages of Catalonia on a guided tour around the area. Visit Besalú, Rupit, and Travertet, with a mix of free time to explore and storytelling from your guide. Meet your guide in central Barcelona at 08:30 am before setting off for a drive through the heart of the Catalan countryside to the ancient town of Besalú. When you arrive, take a guided walk through this beautifully preserved village from the Middle Ages. Admire the town's arcaded streets, visit a restored mikveh (an old Jewish bath from the 12th century), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue. On this 10-hour tour, continue by minivan to the village of Rupit. En route, you’ll pass Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia with just 1,000 inhabitants living in just 3,280 square feet of space, located on the edge of a basalt precipice. When you arrive in Rupit, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore this beautiful village at your leisure. Wander along the cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century country houses, stop by the hanging wooden bridge, and visit the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel. Have lunch at a local restaurant (not included in price) and see the remains of the Castle of Rupit perched on a rocky peak. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs. Pass a megalithic tomb (a field of funerary urns) and then the Iberian Wall before reaching the village of Tavertet. With your guide, tour this charming village, which has been declared a National Property of Cultural Interest due to its 48 preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn about the village as you admire the houses and the 11th-century Romanesque Church of Sant Cristòfol. Enjoy a short break for coffee at a local café (at your own expense) or walk to the viewpoint to admire stunning views over the Panta de Sau Lake. Then, relax on the drive back to Barcelona and take in views of El Magatalls, a beautiful lush forest, and El Montseny, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere-listed natural park.

Welcome to Barcelona: Private Tour with a Local

5. Welcome to Barcelona: Private Tour with a Local

Make travel as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Barcelona from a local eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood as you learn insider tips such as the best places to buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to see and do, customized to your interests. Feel more comfortable navigating the city confident that you have all the information you need by the end of the tour.

Barcelona: Private Picasso Experience

6. Barcelona: Private Picasso Experience

Start your Barcelona adventure by meeting your informative and friendly guide at the designated meeting point in the city. Upon arrival, you will share a brief meet and greet with your guide before setting off on your journey.  Your tour will start at Porxos d’En Xifre, this is where the Ruiz Picasso family had their first lodgings in Barcelona upon arrival from Paris. Arriving on the 21st of September 1895, when Pablo was thirteen, the family settled in this place, marking the beginning of what was to be his journey as a great artist.   Continue on your discovery of this artist by taking a trip to the Picasso Museo. Here, you can enjoy the convenience of skip-the-line tickets as you stroll through the beautiful building, in complete awe of the 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Picasso museum, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth and continued until his death. After your visit to the museum, you will get the chance to explore the neighborhood of Born, considered by the locals to be one of the city's most Bohemian areas. One of the last stops on the tour will be Sala Parés, in Carrer Petritxol, a place that put on an exhibition of a series of pastel drawings by Picasso jointly with Ramon Casas in 1901. End your tour with a delicious coffee or tea in the Els Quatre Gats, at Carrer Montsió, where you can have a chat to your guide about all things Barcelona and Picasso.

Barcelona 3-h Bike Tour and optional lunch at Hard Rock Cafe

7. Barcelona 3-h Bike Tour and optional lunch at Hard Rock Cafe

Explore Barcelona by bike with a team of guides that will fill you in on its historic background, and tell you about everyday life in the energetic city. You will see many of its main landmarks on the relaxing 3-hour tour, giving you an overview of the rich culture and diversity of the modern city. Departing from the central Plaça de Catalunya, you will head down the city’s narrow streets using bike lanes and pedestrianized roads, visiting attractions such as the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Rambla del Raval, Plaça Reial, Plaça Sant Jaume, Barcelona City Hall, Plaça Sant Felip Neri, Cathedral, and the Roman Walls. You will head down to the beaches of Port Vell and Barceloneta, see the Olympic Marina and Olympic Village, and cycle through the greenery of Ciutadella Park. You will also take in some of the sights of the L’Eixample with its wide Modernist streets and buildings, such as the Sagrada Família, Passeig de Gracia, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and Plaça de Catalunya. You can then opt to end the tour with a lively lunch at the Hard Rock Café on Plaça de Catalunya should you desire.

Barcelona: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer

8. Barcelona: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer

The tour provider will organize the locations for the photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends.  Once the details are organized, you will receive confirmation of all the infomation you need, leaving you to simply meet the photographer on the day and let them work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style of photography. Photographers are hand-picked and highly experienced. They are local experts and will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Once your photo tour has finished, you will receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. This photo tour allows you to look back over your travels with fond memories, when all too often you are left with rusty memories of your journeys. Make sure that the next time you travel you have momentos that will last a lifetime and beyond.

Barcelona: 2-Hour Bites & Flavors Private Food Tour

9. Barcelona: 2-Hour Bites & Flavors Private Food Tour

Treat your tastebuds to 6 amazing tastings and enjoy eating like a local. Discover the city’s history through its authentic flavors and explore the best foodie areas on this culinary journey. Kick off your private food tour at the vibrant Santa Caterina Market, where all locals go to find the best ingredients. Try out some delicious manchego cheese and Iberian ham, and take in the market vibes. Move on to try the famous patatas bravas and a glass of vermouth in a cool bar in the Raval neighborhood. Relax and enjoy the delicious pastries, savory treats, and local drinks. Thinking it can’t get better? Think again! Finish your tour at local family bar, where locals head to for a delicious bite of churros. 

Barcelona: Tapas & Wine, Private Tour in Traditional Taverns

10. Barcelona: Tapas & Wine, Private Tour in Traditional Taverns

Experience what life in Barcelona is like for a Catalan — spend an evening enjoying tapas and wine with your local host.   “Tapear” is an essential social event for Catalans. After work, there’s nothing better than relaxing with friends and enjoying some tapas paired with red wine: a perfect match. Taste a selection of tapas, pintxos (small snacks, similar to tapas), wines, and cavas (sparkling wines) on this private tour. Visit 5 different bars and taverns, frequented mostly by locals, in one of the most charming districts of Barcelona.   Learn all about Barcelona’s gastronomy and wine traditions as you learn from your host all about Catalan culture and how to make the most of your time here. Enjoy this private experience with just you, your family, friends, or partner, to make it all the more special.   This tour is fully customizable, too, so if there's anything you’d like to include, just let your host know. *Veggie option available

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What people are saying about Barcelona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 499 reviews

The tour guide was pleasant and kind. She provided knowledge but also asked us about what we would like to know and wanted to understand what we liked so that the food and tour was more personalized.

Jenny’s your was the highlight of our trip to Barcelona and was a brilliant orientation to all the city has to offer. She kept kids and adults engaged; I can’t recommend this tour highly enough.

Outstanding tapas and our guide Brian was so kind, funny and knew loads of interesting things about the different dishes, restaurants and neighborhoods. Really great!

The best 70 min you will spend, magnificent, professional and the show is just perfect…. I can see it a thousand times

Was a great show and the food with sangria was amazing. Would recommend for a night out or to meet new people.