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Welcome to Barcelona: City tour with Jamón tasting

Welcome to Barcelona: City tour with Jamón tasting

Explore the historic heart of Barcelona with an experienced guide. Get to know the history of Barcelona beyond Gaudi.

  • More individuality: 15 participants maximum
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Explore the historic heart of Barcelona with an experienced guide. Get to know the history of Barcelona beyond Gaudi.

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  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 1 - 15
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Your experience

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided Jamón tasting and a free glass of wine in a local delicatessen
  • Admire Barcelona from the roof of Barcelona Cathedral in the heart of the city
  • Learn about the history of Barcelona beyond Gaudi - this old city has so many incredible stories to tell
  • Visit the famous market of La Boqueria to learn more about the local cuisine and products

Description

Do you want to learn more about the fascinating Barcelona than the well-known story of the Sagrada Família and Gaudí?

Your tour starts at a central point where you meet your guide and go straight to the centre of the old town. The ancient Romans founded the city 2000 years ago. You will be surprised how many of the original structures still exist

Passing huge fragments of the old Roman wall you enter the cathedral of Barcelona. Unlike Gaudi's unique Sagrada Familia, this is a much more classical cathedral - but its beautiful Gothic façade hides a secret: it is not as old as it seems. After you have explored the interior, it is time for a little surprise: tickets for the roof of the cathedral, from where you can enjoy one of the best panoramas in all of Barcelona.

Back at street level, your guide will take you into the narrow side streets of the city. Although this is one of the liveliest and most historic parts of the city, many visitors do not know what to look out for when exploring or which places are most important. We have carefully worked out an itinerary that shows the best of this small area by putting together a rich selection of stories from over 2000 years of history, from the bubonic plague to the last public execution, which did not take place until 1975.

Along the way you will follow in the footsteps of a martyr, explore the old Jewish ghetto, experience some architectural history, with stops at Carrer Bisbe Bridge and a square that was once the favourite of Antoni Gaudí, and even see where Barcelona's official executioner lived

Every street, square and landmark on this tour is closely linked to Barcelona's history. From its beginnings as a small outpost of the ancient Roman Empire, through its consolidation as a regional capital, to its heyday at the beginning of the 20th century, which made it the beautiful, cosmopolitan city it is today. As you are travelling with a local guide, you will also get an insight into modern politics, including Catalonia's striving for independence

You will visit the famous market of La Boquería, where you will explore the stalls filled with meat, cheese and other products, while your guide explains how Catalonia became one of the richest agricultural regions of the Iberian Peninsula.

The tour ends in a local Jamón shop where you will enjoy a guided tasting and learn the secrets of one of Spain's most sought-after products: Jamón Iberico. You will also learn about the centuries-old methods used to breed the pigs and smoke the meat for this unique and highly appreciated form of delicatessen

Before the tour is over, you will have enough time to ask the guide what else you should see, where to eat well on any budget, how to get around the city and you will even learn a few useful words in Catalan.

For travellers visiting Barcelona for the first time, this tour - with its passionate local guide and a small group of 15 people or less - is the perfect way to familiarise yourself with the city and develop the kind of local knowledge that will prepare you for the rest of your stay. There is no easier or more pleasant way to start your holiday in Barcelona.

Please note

Additional information

Please remember that clothing must be suitable for visiting the cathedral. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees

Please note that there are no vegetarian options to replace the Jamon tasting.

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate guests with reduced mobility, wheelchairs or prams on this tour

Comfortable hiking boots are recommended

Included in the price

  • - Expert, local tour guide
  • - Ham & wine tasting
  • - Tickets for Barcelona's cathedral and the roof
  • - Small groups of 15 people
  • - Tips
  • - Hotel pick-up / return

Meeting point

In front of the Desigual clothing store, 9 Placa Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, on the corner between Rambla Catalunya and Placa Catalunya Meeting point directions: On the roof of the building you can see two square sculptures. Placa Catalunya is easily accessible by bus or by metro lines L1, L3, L6, L7 or by lines S1, S2, S5, S7, R1, R3, R4. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starts

Cancellation Conditions

amendments:
For changes made within 72 hours before the start of the trip: Changes are subject to a change fee per person, per tour, depending on availability.

Late arrival & no-show:
No refund or rebooking in case of late arrival or no-show after start or departure of the tour.

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.

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