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Las Palmas: Tapas Tour in Colonial Old Town with Drinks

Product ID: 142101
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Take a walk through the charming colonial streets with a local and try regional specialties that you won't find in your guidebook! The tour ends with a full belly and a spectacular sunset from a local favorite secret spot.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Taste the best locally made food in the Canary Islands
  • Pick up some traditional local recipes
  • Get off the tourist trail and explore the old and colorful neighborhoods of Vegueta and Triana
  • Watch the sunset over Las Palmas
Full description
You'll get yourself recharged with typical Canarian snacks and a glass of beer or wine in a family-owned tavern in Triana neighbourhood. As you sip your drinks, your guide will talk about how the city has evolved under the influence of different countries and cultures, and you will find out more about its fascinating history — prolific explorers Christopher Columbus and Sir Francis Drake spent time on the island. 

You’ll continue to amble your way down the historic streets before stopping at the city’s oldest café for a treat. Previous illustrious guests include Salvador Dali and Brad Pitt. You'll enjoy another snack here (maybe the same item from the menu that our famous friends ordered?), and you’ll find out how long it takes to make traditional Canarian potatoes, and about the locals' favorite secret sauces, which are served literally all over the Canary Islands. 

You'll cross the street to enter Vegueta, the islands' Old Town. Your next stop is the city's most beloved beer bar. Some local beers are unique to this joint and can only be enjoyed here, so those are the ones that the tour will focus on. Your guide will talk about the variety of wine and beer produced in Gran Canaria, which brands are the best (in their humble opinion), and where to go to purchase a tasty gift or souvenir to take home.

As you continue to walk through the streets of the capital, you'll learn about how Canarian gastronomy has evolved, what is so special about this rich agricultural region, and why the local food is different from Spanish food.

Finally, to round off a perfect afternoon/evening, you'll stop for a coffee and a dessert at a charming cafe. This is truly a local’s haunt; you won't see any tourists here, the sweets are fabulous, and the staff are very happy and friendly. Before you go your own way, your guide will make sure you leave the tour with a whole bunch of ideas of things to see, do and, most importantly, eat, so that your gastro experiences can continue throughout your stay in Gran Canaria. Buen provecho.

Please note: that the order of activities on the itinerary may vary depending on the time of year and day of the week.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 4 drinks (including 3 beers/wines, 1 coffee)
  • 3 tapas-style snacks and one sweet snack
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips for your guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In the centre of San Telmo Park at kiosko de la musica, a round, green platform with a roof and columns. Av. Rafael Cabrera, 30, 35002 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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Important information
Know before you go
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
• Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated for. Please notify the local tour provider in advance if you have any dietary requests
• The tour route may change slightly depending on restaurant/bar closures. In the unlikely event of a closure, in this case you will be taken to a similar joint with a similar food and drinks
• This is a small group tour with a maximum of 12 people
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Urban Adventures Europe

Product ID: 142101