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Barcelona: 3 Countries in 1 Day Small-Group Tour

1. Barcelona: 3 Countries in 1 Day Small-Group Tour

On this full-day excursion, you’ll make an early start from Barcelona and soon be in the medieval Catalan village of Baga, surrounded by the rocky peaks of Cadi-Moixero National Park. Explore Baga’s central square and medieval church before crossing the border into France, where you will stop in the charming and beautiful ancient spa town of Ax-Les-Thermes. Your guide will recommend some of the best natural fountains to visit, and those best suitable for soaking your feet in. You'll then have free time to enjoy the healing waters, browse the local artisan shops and look out for a souvenir to remember your visit. After an hour of wandering around this typical French village, its time to choose from one of the many local restaurants for a traditional French lunch.  After lunch, you’ll take the scenic route over the Pyrenees Alps into neighboring Andorra, to the capital Andorra la Vella. You will have a little bit of time to visit Andorra la Vella’s tax-free shops for bargain-priced wine and souvenirs On the return drive, admire the Romanesque church of St. Climent and the stunning valley views before continuing on your way back to Barcelona, arriving in time for pre-dinner drinks and tapas or whatever else your evening holds.

Barcelona: Paella Cooking Experience & Boqueria Market Tour

2. Barcelona: Paella Cooking Experience & Boqueria Market Tour

On this 3-hour activity you’ll join a professional chef on an introductory tour of the world famous Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, Barcelona's oldest and best food market, dating back to the 13th century. While telling you about the foods on offer, especially the seafood, and the basics of Spanish and Catalan cuisine, the chef will buy some of the fresh ingredients needed to prepare an authentic paella de marisco, or seafood paella, Spain’s traditional rice dish. Walk with the chef through the winding streets of La Ciutat Vella, or old town, to El Born, the most fashionable district of the city. Enter you your private dining room that’s adjacent to the big open kitchen where the chef will prepare the delicious paella de marisco, as you watch the process. Take the edge off your appetite with some traditional Spanish and Catalan hot and cold tapas. The chef will introduce you to a variety of the famous appetizers such as patatas bravas, pimientos de padrón, tortilla de patatas, chorizo, and of course the famous dry-cured ham, el jamón. Learn how to make your own pan con tomate, the most typical Catalan tapa, and how to build traditional Basque pintxos or montaditos, the tapas with toothpicks. Then you can enjoy your creations accompanied by some lovely sangría. While you are eating your tapas and homemade pintxos, the chef will cook the paella de marisco. You’ll be into the adjacent open kitchen to stand around the large paellera, the traditional round, shallow pan made of polished steel that the paella de marisco will be prepared in. As the chef begins to prepare the paella you’ll hear about the history of the dish, the ingredients used, and the steps in the preparation. With the paella simmering in the kitchen you’ll be invited over to the bar where you’ll learn all there is to know about sangría, the world famous Iberian wine punch that dates back to medieval times. Try your hand at mixing your own sangría. Once the paella de marisco is finally ready to be enjoyed, you’ll head back to the tables, sit down, and enjoy the feast along with your own freshly mixed sangria.

Barcelona: Tapas and Flamenco Experience

3. 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.

Unusual Barcelona Bike Tour in French

4. Unusual Barcelona Bike Tour in French

This 3-hour route tries to shed a different light on Barcelona. You will cover many subjects (cultural, historical, political) since the idea is to offer you a general point of view on this beautiful city, but with an original and critical approach that will give you the impression of getting to know the city and its inhabitants better. Please arrive 10 minutes in advance so you can meet the guide and the other participants. The guide will create a circuit that pleases everybody in your group, away from the main touristic sites, using bicycle lanes, crossing beautiful parks, and along the shore. Highly recommended for groups of friends and couples. This activity is also excellent for families (highly secured) as the guide will adapt their speech to interest everyone. All sizes of bikes are available as well as an arm that get attached to the main bike for smaller kids (also baby chairs).

Barcelona: 3-Hour Sagrada Familia eScooter Tour

5. Barcelona: 3-Hour Sagrada Familia eScooter Tour

Begin your 3-hour eScooter ride which has collected the most scenic locations in the city and compressed them into 1 unforgettable tour. See all the important sights in the historical center and feel the atmosphere of this beautiful city as you ride. Stop and take all the pictures you like. Pass by the iconic Arc de Triomf, the glorious cathedral of the Sagrada Familia, and the fabulous houses of Casa Batllo and Casa Mila built by the most famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi. Highlights that you will see during this tour: Old Harbour Ciutadella Park Arc de Triomf Sagrada Familia Passeig de Gracia Casa Batllo Casa Mila Temple of the Sagrada Familia Olympic Harbour

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

6. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

Escape from busy Barcelona on this 6-hour small-group excursion to Montserrat. When you arrive you’ll be in the capable hands of a certified mountain guide as you explore this popular site. Discover the charm of Montserrat mountain, visit the Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat with its well preserved 15th-century cloister. Discover hidden details, architecture, and art from the 12th century to the contemporary. Ride the cable car to the top and enjoy the magnificent view of the mountain and the national park. Take an easy hike to enjoy the fresh air and mountainous terrain and learn about nature and wildlife. Admire the magical and fun shapes of the rock formations and some of the chapels scattered throughout the mountain. Enjoy your free time back at the monastery with the many things you can do.

Barcelona: 2-Hour e-Scooter Tour

7. Barcelona: 2-Hour e-Scooter Tour

After meeting with your group at the rental site, your sight-seeing tour of Barcelona will begin. Your e-scooter will take you along the beaches to the Olympic Harbor. From there, you will visit the Ciutadella Park, where you will discover many interesting things such as the spectacular Cascada Monumental waterfall and the Parliament of Catalonia. Later on in your tour, you will see the iconic Arc de Triomf. You will then ride through the Old Harbor where many luxurious yachts are docked. Towards the conclusion of your tour, you will stop to admire the beautiful views of the new harbor of Barcelona, Marina-Vela. Further highlights encountered on this tour include the Christopher Columbus Monument and the W Hotel. At the conclusion of your scenic tour, you will return back to the point of origin, where you will return your e-scooters.

Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Tour

8. Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Tour

Enjoy an authentic culinary experience in Barcelona, and learn how to cook a classic Spanish meal, or Catalan dishes in a “tapas” style. Available as a morning or evening option, morning tours include a visit to La Boqueria Market on Las Ramblas, one of the most thrilling markets in the city center. Join the chef on a behind-the-scenes tour to meet the vendors; some coming from generations of market traders. Learn about the locally grown produce, and select the ingredients for your cooking class. Once in the kitchen, prepare a 4 course menu of paella, soup, appetizer, and dessert. Every Wednesday morning the class is focused on Catalan flavors, with dishes prepared in "tapas" style. Get hands-on help from professionally trained bilingual Spanish chefs, and follow their tips whether you are an experienced cook or complete novice. Once your dishes are complete, sit down to savor your success, with pairings of Riojan (red) and Galician (white) wines.

Barcelona Wine, Cava and Tapas 4WD Vineyard Tour

9. Barcelona Wine, Cava and Tapas 4WD Vineyard Tour

Wine and gastronomy are part of Catalonia’s popular wisdom. Through this tour, delve into the Penedès region to learn all about the fascinating world of wine. The influence of the sun and the Mediterranean Sea makes Penedès a privileged territory for winemaking. You will travel on a private luxury bus to visit 2 hand-picked selected wineries. Your first stop will be a family run historical winery specialized in cava, a naturally sparkling wine with an unmistakable flavor deeply rooted in Catalonia. Take this tour with a specialized oenologist and the exclusive opportunity to enter the capella, the heart of the cellar and the oldest part of the winery, is an enchanting candlelit ancient room where time stands still. After visiting the cellar, taste 4 unique cavas paired with a selection of appetizers to enhance the experience. At your second stop, you will visit the traditional manor house (current residence of the family owner) and the vineyards to discover the art and secrets of winemaking. To add a glamorous touch to the experience, continue the visit through the vineyards on-board a 4x4 convertible car (approximately 40 minutes) accompanied by your guide and a viticulturist, a true passionate expert. This is an unique and exclusive way to visit a stunning rural landscape with endless vineyards. Along the way, admire a Romanesque church settled among the vineyards and belonging to the manor and taste a unique wine made by the same grapes you are visiting in your four-wheel drive tour. Take the chance to satisfy your curiosity and ask all your questions to an expert winemaker who will tell you about the history of this millenary winery. In this remarkable space, learn fascinating facts about grape varieties, vine growing, wine making or the optimal conditions for its storage. Raise your glass for a toast to a great wine experience.

Barcelona: Montserrat Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

10. Barcelona: Montserrat Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

After meeting with your guide, you will travel to Montserrat where you will visit one of the best Cava cellars of the 14th century. Experience the nature of this unique jagged mountain and the ancient monastery hidden between the peaks. You will also get to know "La Moreneta", the Black Madonna, and her fascinating story. Next, visit the Local Farmers' Market where you can try the fabulous regional products of Catalonia. You'll stroll through the Plaza de Santa Maria, where the Romanesque architecture of the Monastery and the Church of Santa Maria de Montserrat merge with the stones of the mountain’s peaks.  You can get to know "La Moreneta", the Black Virgin inside the Benedictine Monastery, and can listen to the Children's Choir of Montserrat, which is made up of fifty pupils from the monastery school.  Following that, take a short and easy hike up the mountain to the viewpoint of the Creu de Sant Miquel, and enjoy the extraordinary view of the valley. You can then taste a delicious Catalan lunch in a traditional restaurant, admiring the incredible views of the Penedès Valley and the mountains of Montserrat. Your next stop will be to a 14th-century winery, which is one of the most important in Catalonia. You can take the opportunity to tour its plantations as you learn the cycles of vineyard growth and organic viticulture whilst accompanied by an expert guide. Get to know the place where both wine and sparkling wine are produced, before you end your fantastic tour tasting two different sparkling wines and one reserva sparkling wine.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,142 reviews

Our tour guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and showed us some really unique items at the Bouqueria Mercado. He purchased some fresh veggies and then - off to cook some delicious paella and a few other dishes! I learned a few new cooking tricks, too. We left with a full belly, a smile on our faces and the recipes, too, so we can cook paella at home, too. This class was the highlight of our visit to Barcelona and I highly recommend!

This was a wonderful class, one of our favorite things we did on this trip. We went to the boqueria to gather the seafood for our paella, and this market was incredible. The class was very interactive and our chef was very knowledgeable. The paella and sangria were delicious. I would do this again if I come back to Barcelona!

Wondeful experience, recomm ended. Excelente, nos gustó mucho, buena opción para los que visitan Barcelona por pocos dias.

Great, informative and an amazing teacher! Small group, delicious wine and the food was amazing!

Gaby was wonderful!! I enjoyed the tour and the photoshoot, and I love the result!!