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Barcelona: Paella Cooking Experience & Boqueria Market Tour

1. 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.

Barcelona: 3 Countries in 1 Day Small-Group Tour

2. Barcelona: 3 Countries in 1 Day Small-Group Tour

On this full-day excursion, you’ll make an early start from Barcelona and soon be in the medieval Catalan village of Baga, surrounded by the rocky peaks of Cadi-Moixero National Park. Explore Baga’s central square and medieval church before crossing the border into France, where you will stop in the charming and beautiful ancient spa town of Ax-Les-Thermes. Your guide will recommend some of the best natural fountains to visit, and those best suitable for soaking your feet in. You'll then have free time to enjoy the healing waters, browse the local artisan shops and look out for a souvenir to remember your visit. After an hour of wandering around this typical French village, its time to choose from one of the many local restaurants for a traditional French lunch.  After lunch, you’ll take the scenic route over the Pyrenees Alps into neighboring Andorra, to the capital Andorra la Vella. You will have a little bit of time to visit Andorra la Vella’s tax-free shops for bargain-priced wine and souvenirs On the return drive, admire the Romanesque church of St. Climent and the stunning valley views before continuing on your way back to Barcelona, arriving in time for pre-dinner drinks and tapas or whatever else your evening holds.

Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Tour

3. Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Tour

Enjoy an authentic culinary experience in Barcelona, and learn how to cook a classic Spanish meal, or Catalan dishes in a “tapas” style. Available as a morning or evening option, morning tours include a visit to La Boqueria Market on Las Ramblas, one of the most thrilling markets in the city center. Join the chef on a behind-the-scenes tour to meet the vendors; some coming from generations of market traders. Learn about the locally grown produce, and select the ingredients for your cooking class. Once in the kitchen, prepare a 4 course menu of paella, soup, appetizer, and dessert. Every Wednesday morning the class is focused on Catalan flavors, with dishes prepared in "tapas" style. Get hands-on help from professionally trained bilingual Spanish chefs, and follow their tips whether you are an experienced cook or complete novice. Once your dishes are complete, sit down to savor your success, with pairings of Riojan (red) and Galician (white) wines.

Unusual Barcelona Bike Tour in French

4. Unusual Barcelona Bike Tour in French

Discover a different side of Barcelona on a guided bike tour. You will cover many subjects (cultural, historical, political) since the idea is to offer you a general point of view on this beautiful city, but with an original and critical approach that will give you the impression of getting to know the city and its inhabitants better. This bike tour is highly recommended for groups of friends and couples. It is also an excellent activity for families (highly secured) as the guides will adapt their speech to interest everyone. All sizes of bikes are available as well as an arm that get attached to the main bike for smaller kids.

Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

5. Barcelona: Gothic Quarter Walking Tour

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.

Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

6. Intimate Barcelona eBike Tour with Gourmet Tapas & Wine

Explore Barcelona on guided e-bike tour and see more in less time with the help of a bike propelled by electric motor. Glide from some of the most popular attractions in the city to hidden treasures, including secret bars and cafés. Take a break with the included wine and tapas. Starting by the Gothic Cathedral, your guide will give you a short briefing about the bikes and Spanish cycling rules, before leading you to the El Born neighborhood. Pass by sites like Palau de la Música, El Fossar de les Moreres, and the seafaring church of St. Maria del Mar. Discover the former fishing village of Barceloneta, now one of the city’s most atmospheric neighborhoods. Soak up 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. Head to the eatery Els Quatre Gats which was frequented by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. Savor tapas and wine while appreciating this venue that is overflowing with history and the echoes of the geniuses who drank and dined here in ages past, from Pablo Picasso to Salvador Dalí. Open your senses to the rich Spanish flavors and leave with photos and memories of mystery, romance and adventure on a tour ideal for electric bike first timers and experts alike.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

7. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

Escape from busy Barcelona on this 6-hour small-group excursion to Montserrat. When you arrive you’ll be in the capable hands of a certified mountain guide as you explore this popular site. Discover the charm of Montserrat mountain, visit the Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat with its well preserved 15th-century cloister. Discover hidden details, architecture, and art from the 12th century to the contemporary. Ride the cable car to the top and enjoy the magnificent view of the mountain and the national park. Take an easy hike to enjoy the fresh air and mountainous terrain and learn about nature and wildlife. Admire the magical and fun shapes of the rock formations and some of the chapels scattered throughout the mountain. Enjoy your free time back at the monastery with the many things you can do.

From Salou: Barcelona City Center Tour

8. From Salou: Barcelona City Center Tour

After being picked up from the convenient meeting point in Salou, this tour will take you into Barcelona's city centre where you will have plenty of free time to see the most famous square of the city, the Plaza de Catalunya. From there on you can stroll along La Rambla until the monument of Columbus, admire the view the harbour and on your way there you can make a stop at the Boqueria, the covered market. You will have time to go to Born, a now very popular neighbourhood next to the Gothic Quarter with its own rambla and very nice exclusive boutiques, bars and small restaurants. In the Gothic Quarter you will find museums such as the Picasso, Madame Tussaud and many more, or you can visit the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia. You may also want to stroll along the Paseo the Gracia, one of Barcelona's elegant avenues. Plenty of time to do lots of unique things in this beautiful city.

Barcelona: 3-Hour Sagrada Familia eScooter Tour

9. Barcelona: 3-Hour Sagrada Familia eScooter Tour

Begin your 3-hour eScooter ride which has collected the most scenic locations in the city and compressed them into 1 unforgettable tour. See all the important sights in the historical center and feel the atmosphere of this beautiful city as you ride. Stop and take all the pictures you like. Pass by the iconic Arc de Triomf, the glorious cathedral of the Sagrada Familia, and the fabulous houses of Casa Batllo and Casa Mila built by the most famous Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi. Highlights that you will see during this tour: Old Harbour Ciutadella Park Arc de Triomf Sagrada Familia Passeig de Gracia Casa Batllo Casa Mila Temple of the Sagrada Familia Olympic Harbour

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

10. 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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Christian was a wonderful guide and provided detailed info thru out the tour. Was a pleasant trip up in an air conditioned minivan to Montserrat with 8 passengers. Beat the crowds and went inside to see the Monastery. Enjoyed a great hike with a few challenging spots - nothing too difficult. Had a break at the top of our hike, views where spectacular. Snacks and water provided. Great escape from hot, humid, crowded Barcelona. Such a beautiful place and peaceful. So happy we found this Montserrat tour!

Photographer did a great job taking time at each spot and on the walk to the different locations. It was a hot day and she was very willing to help in anyway possible. Can't wait to see the pics she got as well! Communication was great and the owner makes sure to answer any questions punctually! Would recommend!

Our guides Richard and Michael were fantastic. Very knowledgeable, fun and friendly. I never knew so much has happened in Barca's history. The Flaminco show was fabulous. A small but intimate venue. Would thoroughly recommend this experience.

Excellent! So far the best guide and experience here in Barcelona. Comfortable van, small group. Knowledgeable guide and unique experience with hiking and visiting Mountersratt. Highly recommend

Great way to experience the city on our first day.