Alicante Food & gourmet tours

Our most recommended Alicante Food & gourmet tours

Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

1. Alicante: Seven Secrets of Alicante Discovery Tour

Are you ready for an adventure? Starting at Central Market, sample various snacks typical of the area. Conquer more than 1,000 years of history as you tour one of the most beautiful castles in Spain, which looks out onto the sea. Descend to the center to discover the most important monuments and Alicante's seven secrets. Prepare to be surprised by the beauty of Alicante and the countless anecdotes, history, legends, and intrigue responsible for the town's current character. Finally, visit a tapas bar, run by your guide's childhood friend and known to serve the best tapas in Alicante. Taste one of the award-winning tapas paired with a typical, alcoholic or non-alcoholic Spanish drink.

Alicante: Secret Flavors Food Tour

2. Alicante: Secret Flavors Food Tour

Join this secret flavors food and tapas tour to taste the best cuisine in Alicante. Sample many products typical of the region, including fruits and vegetables directly from the orchard, meat from local farms, Mediterranean fish, as well as local cheese, and handmade sweets. Pair all these tasty treats with traditional Spanish drinks, both with and without alcohol. Meet at the Central Market and visit 10 different food locations, some of which have been around for more than 100 years. Discover all the town's most delicious aromas and flavors.  Get to know the most experienced sellers and chat about the history of each product and the traditions behind them. Along the way, discover the interesting history of the Central Market and its hidden corners. This tour aims to support small businesses, local producers, and artisans who are still practicing their craft as they always have.

Vineyards of Alicante: Wine Tasting Tour

3. Vineyards of Alicante: Wine Tasting Tour

Spend an afternoon at a local winery and vineyard just 45 minutes from the heart of Alicante, and taste the wines produced on site. Depart Alicante and journey to a village in the Vinalopó region. Upon arrival, explore the beautiful surroundings of the vineyard with your guide. If you are visiting in harvest season, you might even get to try some grapes! Learn about the wine making process and explore the bodega (wine cellar and holding tanks). Then, taste some of the region's most representative wines and feast on local produce, such as olive oil and cured meats. Take a walk around the vineyard to take some souvenir pictures before returning to Alicante for the end of the tour services.

Alicante: Old Town and Market Gastronomic Tour with Tastings

4. Alicante: Old Town and Market Gastronomic Tour with Tastings

During this gourmet walking tour, follow a local guide around Alicante's old town and Central Market. Hear legends and local stories while you taste your way through some of the best designations for authentic local products. This tour is divided into two parts: during the first hour, you'll sightsee around old town and talk about Alicante's history and the origin of one of the best Mediterranean gastronomies, shaped by three fundamental factors: climate, ecosystems, and historical influences. After some sweets and two glasses of wine in one of the oldest shops in Alicante, go to the Central Market where the rest of the tour will take place. There, try coca and tonyina (tuna), coca de mollitas (cake), tomato salad, salted fish, cold sausages, turrón, Iberian ham, and seasonal fruits. Interact with the local owners of the shops and market stalls who will tell you about their experiences and family stories.

Alicante: Craft Beer Tasting at Santa Barbara Castle

5. Alicante: Craft Beer Tasting at Santa Barbara Castle

Savor the taste of Alicante by sampling 4 beers crafted in this province. Enjoy your beer with some Spanish olives and mixed nuts while you hear about the brewing process. The tasting takes place at the Santa Barbara Castle, where you will enjoy views of Alicante from the Baluarte de la Mina viewpoint. See where the city meets the sea and snap photos of the views all around you. At the end of the tasting, your guide will recommend the best way back to your accommodation.

Alicante: Food Walking Tour with Wine Tasting and Tapas

6. Alicante: Food Walking Tour with Wine Tasting and Tapas

Hungry for Alicante? Stroll around the narrow streets of Alicante and sample a variety of local dishes as you explore the city. Food and sightseeing combine for a fun afternoon of exploring the city. Join an expert guide for a scenic walk around the city while tasting local delicacies along the way – what could be better? First stop at the local bar where you will enjoy a local gastronomy introduction traditions, customs and local words. Taste the first glass of white wine paired with tapas. Second stop at the main food market marvel at the local atmosphere and learn about the local products fresh seafood, almonds, fresh fruits, and vegetables included. Stop at a local tapas bar within the food market. Feel like a local drinking your caña (draft beer) or a Monastrell red wine from Alicante paired with delicious and fresh seafood tapas and local salads. Third stop at a local bar to continue with the local traditions taste the best Montadito from Alicante and make a final toast with local liquor. *Food market will be available from Tuesday to Saturday up to 2:30 pm. The market will be replaced by local bars or restaurants on Sunday and Monday.

Alicante: Central Market Guided Food Tour with Tapas Bars

7. Alicante: Central Market Guided Food Tour with Tapas Bars

This is not only a tasting tour but the amount of food that you will consume is equivalent to a full lunch! This gastronomic tour will start at Alicante’s Central Market, which is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the heart of local culture and strolling through the market meeting friendly stall owners and tasting fresh local products is the best way to do it! The traditional markets are visited by neighborhood residents who still come every morning to pick up ingredients for that day’s lunch. We visit our friends who work here and taste their products, that range from cured ham to olives to seasonal fruit. After we will experience the city like a local by visiting two of Alicante’s great Tapa bars while you sample different drinks and tapas of which are interpreted by our fun and experienced guides.

Alicante: Tasting of DO Alicante wines + 3 Alicante products

8. Alicante: Tasting of DO Alicante wines + 3 Alicante products

This delicious gastronomic experience at Santa Bárbara Castle will take place at 13:00 in the Santa Catalina tower. First of all, we will discover the origins of different wines with Alicante denomination of origin and we will learn about their evolution throughout history. After this theoretical explanation, we will move on to practice. While we contemplate an extraordinary panoramic view of the city from the castle of Santa Bárbara, in the tower of Santa Catalina, we will enjoy a tasting of 3 different types of wine from the DO Alicante, accompanied by 3 tapas of products from Alicante.

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What people are saying about Alicante

I booked this tour for my wife and I and our two youngest children (16 & 12) and we all enjoy it immensely. Isaac is a very well informed and witty young man. His passion for all things Alicante was very evident and endearing. We tasted and learned more in our two hours with Isaac than we have in the months we’ve stayed in Alicante this year. We also went back after the tour and purchased the finest meats, cheeses and fruit Alicante has to offer. The vendors were very engaging and very appreciative of our custom. I would highly recommend it to all and will definitely use this company for other tours in the coming months

It was an amazing tour! Carlos is a genuine man, from Alicante, he made us discover the city with the bare eyes of a local. It was a true qualitative experience, I got to meet friendly tourists. This wander in the city was a nice discovery, I would advice people to do it soon in the city trip so that you can try the different suggestion form the guide and go back to places you got to see with the group.

Carlos, is an excellent guide, very passionate about the Market in Alicante. We had a fabulous and educational couple of hours. He also sent me lots of other recommendations, restaurants, where to shop, activities etc. He is very knowledgeable. A really fun experience for us.

Alberto was an awesome guide!!! Entertaining and full of interesting facts!! We highly recommend him and this tour for anyone interested in tasting local Alicante wine.

Our guide was very well prepared, organized and very friendly. It was a complete tour of culture, history, food and drink:)