Private Wine and Tapas Tour in the Gothic Quarter
Barcelona and wine have a 2,000-year relationship—and nothing pairs with Spanish wine like tapas. If you’re in Barcelona, you’re missing out if you don’t try them both.
That’s why we created the ultimate private wine and tapas tour in one of Barcelona’s most beautiful neighborhoods. The Gothic Quarter is mysterious, romantic, and utterly chic—it’s one of the city’s nightlife hot spots. There’s no better place to get to know Barcelona’s iconic tapas culture than in the winding alleys and cobblestone streets of Barri Gòtic.
Explore Picasso’s early stomping grounds as you meander from bar to bar nibbling on tapas and pintxos and Basque montaditos. End your tour with a fabulous dessert or traditional Spanish pastry (and maybe one more glass of cava). The evening’s still young—and you’re in the perfect place to party like a local.
- Duration: 3 hours approx.
- When and where: At the lobby of your hotel or in the Gothic Quarter
- Language: In your Language
- Transport: No transportation as it is a walking tour
- Itinerary: La Rambla > Boqueria Market (introduction to local produce) > Appetiser (for example, a tapa and glass of cava) at a local bar > Gothic Quarter > Taste of tapas and txacoli wine in a Basque tavern
Why do our customers book this tour?
We know you could explore the Gothic Quarter on your own and maybe find a few great bars, but you’d miss out on so much—especially if it’s your first trip to Barcelona.
Our professional guides live and breathe Barcelona…they know the city’s history, its hidden treasures, the places locals love and the tourist traps to avoid. We have relationships with the best tapas bars and shops and they treat our guests like VIPs when we arrive. Your guides are here to show you tapas etiquette and culture, explain the difference between tapas, pintxos, and montaditos, decipher tricky menu items, and make recommendations for places to try on your own.
Don’t risk your tapas tasting adventure on outdated guidebooks and random internet reviews—trust our professional guides to give you a truly fantastic experience you’ll never forget.
The evening starts with a stroll through La Rambla, one of the most famous boulevards in the world and a window into the Catalan soul. Intriguing restaurants and shops, stunning architecture, amusing street performers, and colorful murals and mosaics contribute to the festive air. You’ll see the Boqueria Market from the outside to admire its amazing entrance before walking down towards the Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house and see the mosaic of Joan Miró on the ground of La Rambla’s wide, tree-lined boulevard.
From there, we make our way to Barri Gòtic. This is where you’ll see the old xarcuteria, the Cathedral, and the colorful, curving roof of the Santa Caterina Market, a must-see for foodies. Dating back to 1845, it’s Barcelona’s first covered food market—and it’s filled with sleek restaurants, traditional food stalls, and a mouth-watering array of delectable treats. The market is popular among both locals and tourists and the refurbished old market is an interesting spot with its combination of the old and the new colorful roof. Continue towards the Ribera, Passeig del Born, and Santa Maria del Mar church.
Your evening of food and drink includes a taste of six tapas and two wines. We’ll dive into Barcelona’s gastronomic tradition with stops at local favorites for a traditional Catalan xarcuteria and tapas experience. We even visit a Basque tavern for pintxos and a glass of txakoli, a very dry, sparkling white Basque wine.
You’ll be able to choose your tapas from a wide selection. There are some with meat, some with seafood or veggies. Think escalibada with anchovies, a selection of cheeses and hams, tortilla de patatas/truita de patates (Spanish omelet with potatoes), and if you feel brave you can even try some caracoles/cargols (snails). Thanks to the large selection of tapas, the evening is available for people with all kinds of diets. Just let us know, and your guide can help you choose the best tapas.
Our last stop is for sweets—perhaps a pastry shop or xocolateria or even a xurreria for a warm, sugared churro.
No two tours are ever the same—our private tours are created around our guests and their interests. Tell your guide what you want to see and taste and we’ll do our best to make it happen. It’s a three-hour culinary adventure designed just for you.
- Local expert guide that speaks your language
- Walking tour 3 hours
- Selection of tapas and wine
What's not included
- Avoid to book on a Sunday as la Boqueria Market will be closed
What to expect
We’ll meet you right at your hotel lobby or in the Gothic Quarter—your choice! From there it’s off to the market for an introduction to Spanish produce and our first nibble and sip of the evening. Then it’s off to the Gothic Quarter and our tapas adventure.
Do wear comfortable walking shoes—this is a walking tour so you don’t miss a thing in this eclectic district.
The tour lasts approximately three hours and a selection of wine and tapas is included in your tour fee. You’re always welcome to buy additional items separately if you like—it’s hard to resist our Spanish specialties such as pà amb tomaquet, bombas, bunyols de bacallà, and exotic caracoles/cargols. And when it comes to pintxos, the skewered Basque bites, there’s no such thing as too many.
Remember to book ahead and let us know if you have any special requests—we love to personalize our private tours.