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Barcelona: 3 Countries in 1 Day Small-Group Tour

1. 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.

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.

Barcelona: Tapas and Flamenco Experience

3. Barcelona: Tapas and Flamenco Experience

Meet your guide in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, just a short walk from the famous Las Ramblas and the Liceu metro station. They will then escort you to a nearby theater where pre-arranged tickets for a traditional flamenco show await. Be intoxicated by Spain's elaborate and traditional form of dance and song. The fiery 30-minute expression of the flamenco rhythms, voice and color is sure to ignite your love affair with Spain. After the show, your guide will lead you through a romantic labyrinth of alleyways in the Gothic Quarter. Enjoy a sit down tapas dinner of at least 9 different types of tapas, including local meats, cheeses, seafood and vegetarian options. Chat with your new found friends as jugs of fresh sangria are served.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

4. 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 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.

Barcelona: 2.5-Hour On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour

5. Barcelona: 2.5-Hour On the Trail of Gaudí E-Bike Tour

Explore Barcelona through the architecture of Antoni Gaudí on a 2.5-hour tour by e-bike. Meet by the Arc de Triomf and admire its neo-Mudéjar style before going into the Parc de la Ciutadella to see the Italian-inspired fountain with possible contributions by a young Gaudí. Then, head to the colorful Born district, once a seaside resort for the medieval aristocracy. Visit Casa Calvet, designed by Gaudí and declared a Place of Cultural Interest in 1969. Move on to the modern quarter of Grácia and immerse yourself in its unique Catalan Modernism style. See buildings of extraordinary designs, such as the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.  Weave your way through Vila de Grácia, Barcelona's coolest suburb and its true administrative and commercial center. Admire the 33-meter tall bell tower, crowned with the famous bell of the "Marieta." Get brilliant views of Casa Vicens, considered one of the first buildings of the Art Nouveau movement and the first house designed by Gaudí. Journey along Passeig de Sant Joan to reach the astonishing Sagrada Familia, Gaudí's unfinished basilica, under construction since 1883. Take in the views of the spires and facades of what many call Gaudí's masterpiece and a jewel in Barcelona’s architectural crown. Return to the starting point to drop off your bikes at the end of the tour. 

Barcelona Wine, Cava and Tapas 4WD Vineyard Tour

6. Barcelona Wine, Cava and Tapas 4WD Vineyard Tour

Wine and gastronomy are part of Catalonia’s popular wisdom. Through this tour, delve into the Penedès region to learn all about the fascinating world of wine. The influence of the sun and the Mediterranean Sea makes Penedès a privileged territory for winemaking. You will travel on a private luxury bus to visit 2 hand-picked selected wineries. Your first stop will be a family run historical winery specialized in cava, a naturally sparkling wine with an unmistakable flavor deeply rooted in Catalonia. Take this tour with a specialized oenologist and the exclusive opportunity to enter the capella, the heart of the cellar and the oldest part of the winery, is an enchanting candlelit ancient room where time stands still. After visiting the cellar, taste 4 unique cavas paired with a selection of appetizers to enhance the experience. At your second stop, you will visit the traditional manor house (current residence of the family owner) and the vineyards to discover the art and secrets of winemaking. To add a glamorous touch to the experience, continue the visit through the vineyards on-board a 4x4 convertible car (approximately 40 minutes) accompanied by your guide and a viticulturist, a true passionate expert. This is an unique and exclusive way to visit a stunning rural landscape with endless vineyards. Along the way, admire a Romanesque church settled among the vineyards and belonging to the manor and taste a unique wine made by the same grapes you are visiting in your four-wheel drive tour. Take the chance to satisfy your curiosity and ask all your questions to an expert winemaker who will tell you about the history of this millenary winery. In this remarkable space, learn fascinating facts about grape varieties, vine growing, wine making or the optimal conditions for its storage. Raise your glass for a toast to a great wine experience.

Unusual Barcelona Bike Tour in French

7. Unusual Barcelona Bike Tour in French

This 3-hour route tries to shed a different light on Barcelona. 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. Please arrive 10 minutes in advance so you can meet the guide and the other participants. The guide will create a circuit that pleases everybody in your group, away from the main touristic sites, using bicycle lanes, crossing beautiful parks, and along the shore. Highly recommended for groups of friends and couples. This activity is also excellent for families (highly secured) as the guide 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 (also baby chairs).

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

8. 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: Barrio Gotico City Tour in German

9. 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.

Half-Day Spanish Cooking Class & Boqueria Market Tour

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,137 reviews

El tour y el guía muy muy buenos! El pueblo y el walking tour del guía me gusto mucho. mi único problema fue que la mañana se sentido un poco caótico. En el café, los dueños estuvieron un poco así no muy atento vos y estaban confundidos por que había tanta gente x igual 8/10 pa Bagá muy lindo sitio Francia - las aguas termales estuvieron muuuuuuy guayyyyyy! La ciudad estuvo chica pero suficiente tiempo pa ver todo. Compramos unos dulces - 10/10 Andorra - comimos bien aquí y se vio muy bonito, me gusta muchas paradas. El problem que tuve fue el tiempo. debería ver 1.5 horas a lo menos por que se tiene que comer a un momento y ver cositas, y no creo qué hay tiempo pa ser los dos en 1 hour con 5 min

It was a great trip outside of the city. Gloria had so much information to share and did a fabulous job! The free time was limited but plenty long enough to enjoy the small towns we visited. The highlight was Andorra… that country was worth the ride. And Gloria got our passports stamped so we have proof we were there! It is hard to find the meeting spot… luckily Google Maps knew where it was. It’s a long day but I recommend this tour.

A wonderful evening. Performance was very good as was the dinner. A relaxing friendly atmosphere . It was also nice to meet other travellers . Definitely worth the experience and good value.

Andorra was outstanding. We should have spent more time there than the other 2 places

Great guide, very friendly and informative. Must do activity!! Highly recommend