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Barcelona: Flamenco Show at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

1. Barcelona: Flamenco Show at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes

Watch a flamenco show at an historical venue on Barcelona's famous La Rambla, and experience a traditional folkloric experience from Spain. Make your way to the tablao (flamenco theater), where legendary artists such as Juan Villar have performed. The theater still brings the most important flamenco artists to its stage for an assurance of quality. Embrace the sensual rhythms and primal power of the music, song and dance. Admire the colorful décor of the venue, inspired by motifs that transport you back to the time of the Moors. Upgrade to the dinner option and go on a culinary journey through the foods of Spain and its regions, from the gazpachos of the south to the delicious pintxos (small snacks) of the Basque Country. Savor an authentic paella from Valencia amongst more than 40 different delicacies to try.

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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.

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Barcelona: City & Seafront Segway Tour

3. Barcelona: City & Seafront Segway Tour

Feel the Mediterranean breeze on your face as you ride effortlessly along on your Segway. Move from one scenic spot to another on the city’s sidewalks and bike paths for maximum comfort and safety. Glide past the sandy beaches and palm trees along the seafront. Learn about the former fishing enclave of Barceloneta and absorb the atmosphere of Port Vell (the Old Port). Venture down the narrow lanes of the Gothic Quarter. Discover the Barcelona of the Middle Ages and Roman era.

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Barcelona: Segway Tour

4. Barcelona: Segway Tour

See more of Barcelona and do your sightseeing in a fun comfortable way. Familiarize yourself with the easy-to-use Segway during a brief training session, then hit the road. Zip along the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter inside the walls of the former Roman city, populated with palaces, churches, artists’ workshops, and small shops selling all kinds of treats. Continue through the old town, gaze up at the Arc de Triomf, and enter Barcelona's oldest park, Ciutadella Park. Ride down Las Ramblas and stop at the foot of the Columbus Monument. Enjoy a view of Barcelona's skyline in front of the 3 mountains surrounding the city: Montjuïc, Tibidabo, and Collserola. Breathe in the sea air at the old port. Learn about the old fishing village of Barceloneta and feast your eyes on the extravagant yachts that populate the harbor today.

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Barcelona: Pub Crawl with Shots and Cocktail

5. Barcelona: Pub Crawl with Shots and Cocktail

Discover Barcelona after the sun sets and watch the city transform into a playground of music, tapas, and lively parties. This tour meets every night at 10:00 PM in Milan's cocktail bar. Get to know other travelers before setting off into a night full of fun and excitement. The pub crawl runs for approximately 5 hours and visits a selection of bars. Expect shots along the way and end in one of Barcelona's most popular clubs with skip the line access. Meet fellow travelers and like-minded locals as you mingle with people from all over the world in a city known for its warm nights and wild parties. Your guide is a professional party maker and local so you can definitely trust them to show you a good time. Expect games, competitions and other events to make the night like no other you have ever experienced. Then, get ready to do some serious dancing. Visit a selection of different bars to get a full idea of Barcelona's nightlife scene. Venture into traditional Spanish and Catalonian bars with live music and rhythmic dance. Visit modern electronic bars and wild bars full of locals. End at one of the hottest clubs in the city and feel like a VIP with your free entry. The line-up changes from day to day, but you can always count on amazing drink specials, great company, and a few crazy stories from your night out on the town.

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Barcelona: Bike Tour

6. Barcelona: Bike Tour

Get to know Barcelona on a relaxed, fun, and informative bike tour. Explore several neighborhoods and see the city's main highlights in one go. Bike the labyrinthine streets of the oldest districts, such as the Gothic Quarter. Pass by old churches, palaces, Roman walls, and medieval monuments. Make your way down to the Old Port to understand Barcelona's relationship to the sea. Enjoy the coastal views and learn about the former fishing village, Barceloneta. Branch off along the way through the city's green oases, like Ciutadella Park. Enjoy the sense of freedom when riding along the bike paths off the beaten track.

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Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

7. Barcelona: Private City Sights Tour, Including Cable Car

Our private city tour offers an intimate experience of Barcelona’s best sights, from a unique perspective. Take in the famous La Ramblas, including the Boqueria Market, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Palau Guell. Then continue to the Rayal to explore the Old Town. Next, catch the Montjuic funicular to see some of the best views of Barcelona. While there, you can take a private visit to Montjuic Castle with our expert guide. You can also enter the Tower of the Castle, with 360ª views over Barcelona. After the castle, we see the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi, famous for hosting the best concerts in town. We also stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savour traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. Finally, get ready for Barcelona’s famous Magic Fountain show. The mixture of water, light and music will make for a magical ending to a day full of memorable sights.

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Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

8. Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Discover the history and beauty of Catalonia on a 1-day trip to Girona and the Costa Brava. Start your day in Barcelona at 8:30, and head to Girona, a well established city with a fascinating history. Explore its streets, and admire its rich architecture. See the cathedral, established in 1038 on the site of a former Mosque. Visit historical museums such as the Jewish Call and the Arab Bath house. Stroll around the colorful streets of the old town or sit down to have a cup of coffee and watch people walk by. Then on to the fairytale-like city of Pals, a small medieval village that came about from what was once a fortress. From Pals, head to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, a beach village with whitewashed houses that ramble all the way down to the sea front. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the traditional restaurants, and spend the afternoon exploring the rocky coastline, visiting the botanic gardens at Cap Roig, or taking a refreshing dip in the inviting waters of the Mediterranean. Arrive back in Barcelona at 19:30.

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Barcelona Wine Tasting: Catalan and Spanish Wines

9. Barcelona Wine Tasting: Catalan and Spanish Wines

Savor the flavors of different wines from Spain and Catalonia at a wine tasting in the heart of Barcelona's Old Town. Embark on a journey through the different wine regions to get a better understanding of their individual produce. Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or a complete novice, the experience has something for you! Benefit from the services of an expert sommelier to learn the basics about Spanish wines and the different regions. Taste a selection of regional wines and hear about the different grape varieties. Get tips on wine tasting techniques and hear how to pair food with different wines.

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Barcelona: Bike Tour with Tapas and Drink

10. Barcelona: Bike Tour with Tapas and Drink

Get an overview of Barcelona’s historic center by bike. Ride at a relaxed pace and stop to listen to your guide's local anecdotes about famous sights and local gems. Cycle back through the ages in the Gothic Quarter. Learn about the city’s origins, see Roman remnants and medieval constructions. Gaze up at the ornate spires of Barcelona Cathedral. Pass by outstanding modernist architecture and admire its originality. Explore charming streets and thoroughfares such as the tree-lined La Rambla. Finish your tour with a selection of tapas. Treat your taste buds with the Mediterranean flavors and experience this local food tradition. Enjoy the laid-back Spanish ambiance.

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What people are saying about Old City Barcelona

I meet a couple of great people! Our guide was fun to go out with. Everyone wanted to party and have a great time. Great atmosphere!!

Amazing night out ! the people and drinks were awesome, the tour is in the heart of the city, great locals bars

Amazing night out ! The atmosphere was really good, I loved the drinks, music, the people. I recommend!

The performance is just amazing and something to see when visiting Barcelona.

The cooking experience was both fun and informative.