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Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

1. Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

Make light work of exploring Barcelona, on a 2.5-hour tour by electric bike, and see more than is possible on a walking tour. With the help of a bike propelled by electric motor, glide from some of the most popular attractions to hidden treasures, including secret bars and cafés. Starting by the Gothic Cathedral, your guide will give you a short briefing about the bikes and cycling rules, before leading you to the El Born neighborhood, Palau de la Música, El Fossar de les Moreres, and seafaring church of St. Maria del Mar. Discover the former fishing village of Barceloneta, now one of the city’s most atmospheric neighborhoods, where you can explore the vibrant life of the city’s beaches. Ride past Art Noveau architecture, and shops and bars that date back to the beginning of the century, including Els Quatre Gats, frequented by Pablo Picasso. Finish with tapas and wine at the world famous Els Quatre Gats, overflowing with history and the echoes of the geniuses who drank and dined there in ages past, from Pablo Picasso to Salvador Dalí. Open your senses to the rich Spanish flavours and leave with photos and memories of mystery, romance and adventure on a tour ideal for electric bike first timers and experts alike.

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Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

2. Barcelona: Self-Guided City Audio Tour on Your Phone

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Barcelona as you approach iconic landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, La Rambla, and more. Make the most of a unique navigation functionality and follow suggested walking routes that make self-guiding easy. Start your tour to suit your own schedule from Plaça Sant Jaume, the core of the old city in order. Explore its historic square and picturesque places, feeling like a local. Benefit from a self-guided audio tour designed by an accredited expert. Tune into the app's audio commentary, based on a storytelling concept, to hear all about the landmarks you visit. Experience the beautiful capital of Catalonia at your own pace. Find out the highlights as well as hidden gems of the city.

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Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

3. Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s global bestseller “The Shadow of the Wind” has captivated thousands of readers around the world, and on this 3-hour walking tour you will step into its pages and discover the parts of Barcelona so vividly captured by the novel. Turning fiction into reality, the tour departs from the famous Ramblas Sta. Monica at the Arc del Teatre, before heading down to Placa Reial and Baixada de la Llibreteria. You will visit places still imbued with the magic of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th-Century. Walk through the shadowy Gothic Quarter and Ribera, reliving events experienced by Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and other characters from the novel. Explore a labyrinth of mysteries, as tour participants become characters at the Forgotten Books Cemetery and Santa Maria del Mar. Wander along Calle Montcada, and discover the Santa Lucia Asylum, Xampanyet tapas bar, and Els Quatre Gats restaurant. See the house and bookshop of "Sempere and Sons," and head past the old library of Ateneu Barcelonès.

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Barcelona: Private Picasso Experience

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Els Quatre Gats

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 584 reviews

Very great tour! We really enjoyed the e-bikes as they are easy to use and make the trek up hills easier. Our guide George was great and even brought pictures along in his backpack to show us what certain parts of the city looked like in the past. After the tour we continued for wine and tapas and this was by far the best part of the tour. George have such good explanations of everything, the bar was authentic, and the food and drinks were great!

This is a must do! Our guide, Jules, was so informative and personable (request him if possible!) I was a little nervous about riding bikes around a foreign city but it was so enjoyable- I never want to walk a tour again! Definitely a highlight of our trip!

A great tour! We saw so many things, which was a great introduction to the city! And Jules was fantastic! The tapas and wine exceeded our expectations! We would take the tour again, or at least another tour in the city!

The tour was a great way to see the city. The tapas and company at the end of the trip was great. A great start to a trip in Spain.

Very nice experience To do if you want to discover Barcelona in a more intimate way