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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.

Barcelona: Barrio Gotico City Tour in German

2. Barcelona: Barrio Gotico City Tour in German

The past comes to life on this walking tour in the footsteps of one-time residents through winding alleyways and picturesque squares of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Every stone has a story to tell. This exploration starts in the days of the Romans, continues to the Middle Ages, and then follows into the early 18th century. Get a glimpse of more than just the history of Barcelona on this German-language tour of Barcelona. Barcelona is anything but some musty museum; it is a dynamic port city constantly reinventing itself and always changing. Every street pulses with life, and old and new blend together to form incredible scenery in a style truly unique to this Mediterranean metropolis. The following topics await you on this walking tour: • Roman luxury: flowing water for a convalescent colony • A holy city gets concurrence • Birth of a nation: a nasty affair and a bloody situation • How the dragon came to Barcelona • The young girl in the pines and the French soldier's bayonet • A slightly spooky brotherhood • The crown of Aragon: from the little city to maritime force • We're talking to you! The advice of the hundreds and the general • King Martin's death: the beginning of the end of codetermination • The Jewish Quarter: the remnants of a lost world • The Inquisition and the hound kings: praise is nothing to play with • My Immortal: a romantic place and the scars of the Spanish Civil War • A Gothic theme park: even houses move, stone by stone • Watch that egg dance • Royal palace: King Fernando fights his fears and doesn't receive Columbus at home • Santa Maria del Mar: the first collaborative project; legends and heroes • The mulberry grave: the vengeance of the Bourbon kings and the head of the general • A half house and the song of the knife-grinder ...and much more.

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.

Barcelona: Flamenco & Tapas in El Born

4. Barcelona: Flamenco & Tapas in El Born

Just minutes away from the noise of Las Ramblas and the crowded coastline of Barceloneta, an expert local guide will take you through the trendiest district in Barcelona, El Born, where you will be able to admire the greatness of the Cathedral (icon of Catalan gothic architecture), and will learn about Catalonia’s recent past at Centre Cultural del Born, home also to the best conserved archaeological site in the city. Discover the Spanish Gastronomy tasting Basque Pintxos and the best Seafood tapas from the mediterranean. We will visit 2 bars and in each bar we will taste some tapas and pintxos. Pintxos (which means "toothpicks" or "small skewers", depending on who you ask) are a Basque culinary tradition that has extended to Barcelona and is the art of making delicatessen small bites which can become the sole component of a wonderful dinner. Then continue to the former fishermen’s village of Barceloneta, where you will taste delicious mediterranean seafood tapas like mussels, shrimp croquettes, octopus and more. After visiting the Born District passing through Santa Maria del Mar and Passeig Colon, you will enjoy an intimate flamenco show surrounded by the Baroque atmosphere of Dalmases Palace, a hidden treasure from the 17th Century and once the meeting place of an aristocratic society of scholars.

Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

5. Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

Walk through the three medieval quarters of Barcelona, getting lost in its hidden streets away from the tourist crowds. Listen to the stories your local host has to tell you, as you and your children fall in love with the city together. Walk along the lively Ramblas, before admiring some of the masterpieces of Gaudi and the elegance of Plaza Real. Enjoy the colorful Boqueria Market and taste the famous Spanish ham (unless it's Sunday) while your children enjoy the fun games your guides have in store for them. Following that, walk through the Gothic Quarter, discovering its corners and its passages which are full of ancient stories. Stand to admire every detail of the magnificent Cathedral of Barcelona, and feel the sad beauty of the Sant Felip Neri Square and the passing of time as you look at the Roman Ruins. It will then be time for churros and hot chocolate, as your guides offer you the best churros in town. Following your refreshment break, you'll visit the charming Born Quarter where you will encounter the magical Santa Maria del Mar Church which was built entirely by worshipers. Afterwards, visit the buried medieval ruins inside the antique Born Market. Towards the latter end of your tour, take a walk in the beautiful Ciutadella Park. A green lung in the heart of the Old City with leafy paths, little lakes with boats and ducks, lawns to sit on and relax in the sun, and children’s play areas. Enjoy the city including its art, history, and fabulous gastronomy with your family in a cool way which is engaging for the little ones.

Barcelona: Historic Quarters Private Walking Tour with Tapas

6. Barcelona: Historic Quarters Private Walking Tour with Tapas

Meet your local guide at the lively Ramblas and head out onto the vibrant streets of Barcelona where historical adventure awaits. The first stop of the day is Palau Guell, the first great work of Antoni Gaudi, followed by the Plaza Real, an elegant square surrounded by palm trees and arcades. Follow your guide to La Boqueria next, a colorful and historical market that is not to be missed. Continue the tour into the heart of the Gothic Quarter where you can admire the impressive Roman Walls, Old Cathedral, Jewish Quarter, Sant Felip Neri Square, and other must-see gems. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, taste the flavors of Spanish cuisine and enjoy a tapa accompanied by red wine in a local tavern. While you eat, listen to your guide share fascinating stories about Barcelona’s history, culture, traditions, and way of life. After lunch, wander through the charming Born Quarter until you arrive at the spectacular Santa Maria del Mar Church. The final stop of the day is the Born Market and Memorial Center, where you can see the medieval ruins recently found beneath the city. *Veggie option available

Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

7. Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Meet your guide by the Arc de Triomf and hop on a comfortable, high-quality electric bike. Then, set off to enjoy an exciting 1.5-hour tour aboard a bicycle that lets you travel through the city with ease. Head for the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, and discover the cast-iron market of El Born on the way. Admire the neighboring Church of Santa María del Mar as a serene and harmonious testament to the city's Gothic architecture. Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the city cathedral, and feel history unfold on the cobblestone streets and squares. Go to Plaça Reial to see the Fountain of the 3 Graces and the lamps designed by Gaudi, the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Head towards La Boquería market on the tree-lined promenade of Las Ramblas and experience its bohemian and cosmopolitan vibe.  Climb back in the saddle of your carefully-designed bike and capture fabulous photographs of landmarks such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló in L'Eixample. Make your way to Gaudí’s grand masterpiece and arrive at the monumental façade and spires of La Sagrada Família, before returning to the starting point to finish your e-bike experience.  

BarceIona: Instagram Walking Tour with Photographer & Guide

8. BarceIona: Instagram Walking Tour with Photographer & Guide

On this guided Instagram walking tour, discover the history of Barcelona with a local guide, walk through the city’s charming streets, and let a professional photographer take impressive photos of you at the most memorable spots. Start your trip by meeting your local guide who will accompany you through the main historical points of the city. Step into the colorful Boquería Market and head to the famous Mural del Beso. Enter the city’s gothic quarter and pass by the surprising House of Plants. Learn the secrets that Barcelona’s streets and corners keep as you blend into local day-to-day life. As you take in the sights, a professional photographer will help you take the best photos to capture your experience. For maximum convenience, all the photos that are taken will be available to you in a digital format. The tour ends at the Arc de Triomf, where you can one final unforgettable panoramic shot of the square. 

Barcelona: Private Tour of the Gothic Quarter

9. Barcelona: Private Tour of the Gothic Quarter

Explore the Catalonian capital which has been transformed many times over the centuries, but still retains its former glory. Begin your 3-hour private walking tour by meeting your guide at your hotel. From here your will visit the idyllic Ciutadella Park. Stroll to the majestic Castle of the Three Dragons, the zoo, the Catalonian Parliament, and the spectacular Waterfall Square. Finally, walk through the Gothic Quarter. Discover its secrets as you explore its winding alleys and narrow streets. Wander through the past in the Jewish Quarter, and feel awed by the Plaza del Rey, the Roman walls and the church of Santa Maria del Mar.

Barcelona: Slow Tour of the Gothic Quarter and Beyond

10. Barcelona: Slow Tour of the Gothic Quarter and Beyond

Join your guide on this 3.5-hour tour to see some historically significant sites of Barcelona in an authentic manner: see the places frequented by people who live in the neighborhood, unknown to the general public. Barcelona’s narrow and labyrinthine streets make the ideal scenario to enjoy the city center without hurry, reveling in the remains that are preserved from the glorious past of the city. Your route begins at “Carmela”, the sculpture by Jaume Plensa next to the Palau de la Música and runs almost 3 kilometers through Barri de Sant Pere, the Ribera, and the Gothic Quarter. Along the way, you’ll see sites like the Convent de Sant Agusti, Capella d’en Marcus, Santa Maria del Mar, Temple Roma, House of the Ardiaca, and more.   In addition to a pleasant gastronomic surprise during the tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to taste a snack in a very special place, connected with the art, quietness, and charm of Gothic architecture. The tour ends in the most touristic area of the city, where you can visit on your own the more popular monuments of the city.

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Richard is the best!! What a treat! Smart kind enthusiastic and passionate about Barcelona and welcoming its travelers. We navigated through the gothic area to the park and arc de triumph to cobblestone streets making our way to the Born District from there we had a wonderful experience with the Flamenco dancing and hitting restaurants for tapas. HIGHLY recommend Richard. Such a great night! Traveling with my college aged daughter.

Amazing experience!! Charlie and Lily were amazing guides and had so much knowledge about the city, we were able to see the local areas and the main sights that we wouldn't have been able to see on our own! And the wine and tapas was ama

Super expérience ! Le tour est bien organisé, avec du bon matériel. Notre guide était super sympa et maîtrisait parfaitement les lieux. Aussi, Barcelone est une ville idéale pour une visite en vélo.

Excellent tour! The E-bikes are the way to go! Our guide, Peter, was very knowledgeable and fun! I highly recommend this outfit and this tour.

Very informative, Great guide. Gave us a lot of value on this tour. Ivan thank you