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Traditional Spanish Cooking Class with a Local Grandma in Barcelona
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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95 EUR

Traditional Spanish Cooking Class with a Local Grandma in Barcelona

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Learn to cook traditional Spanish and Catalan dishes in a hands-on cooking class hosted by a local grandma! A social chef will assist and translate.
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95 EUR
Cadaqués & All Things Dalí Day Tour from Barcelona
Tour ∙ 10 hrs
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145 EUR

Cadaqués & All Things Dalí Day Tour from Barcelona

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Enjoy a fascinating 10-hour tour dedicated to the amazing art and fascinating life of Salvador Dalí. Spend an insightful and entertaining day in Dalí’s world, experiencing his art and emblematic sites of his incredible life journey, which still continues today.
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145 EUR
Cardona & Salt Mountain Day Tour from Barcelona
Tour ∙ 11 hrs
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95 EUR

Cardona & Salt Mountain Day Tour from Barcelona

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Take a trip into the depths of Catalonia on a visit to Salt Mountain and travel back in time in the impregnable medieval town of Cardona and its historical castle. Enjoy a personalised guided tour in a small and friendly group, including hotel pick up.
From
95 EUR
Market to Fork: Cooking Class & Meal with Chef Yves in Barcelona
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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120 EUR

Market to Fork: Cooking Class & Meal with Chef Yves in Barcelona

(5)
Explore the famous La Boqueria Market, decide on your own menu, cook a meal at a chef’s private home, and savour your creations overlooking the Barcelona skyline!
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120 EUR
Montserrat & Penedès Winery Day Trip
Tour ∙ 9 hrs
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85 EUR

Montserrat & Penedès Winery Day Trip

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Explore the amazing 1000-year-old monastery of Montserrat, complete with panoramic views, scenic walks and a performance by the famous Escolania boys' choir, followed by a delicious Catalan country lunch and a tour and private tasting at a premier Penedès winery.
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85 EUR
Tasting Barcelona Food & Wine Tour
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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85 EUR

Tasting Barcelona Food & Wine Tour

(4)
Join our indulgent city tour to experience a wide range of amazing flavours all over Barcelona. Wine and dine at off-the-beaten-path places in the city’s liveliest districts and enjoy a delightful gastronomic adventure!
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85 EUR
Private Gaudi Tour of Barcelona with Transport
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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75 EUR

Private Gaudi Tour of Barcelona with Transport

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See Gaudí’s most important works on a comfortable half-day tour with a local! You’ll be driven around in an air-conditioned vehicle with 4 available seats. The van is spacious, yet compact enough to park close to the sights.
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75 EUR
Private Tour of Montserrat from Barcelona
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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81 EUR

Private Tour of Montserrat from Barcelona

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Montserrat, the ‘Serrated Mountain’, is a multi-peaked mountain shaped by the wind and the rain. Near the top, we’ll find the Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery – an important pilgrimage site. Inside the Basilica, we can visit the famous Virgin of Montserrat (the Black Madonna).
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81 EUR
Explore hidden streets with friends
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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27 EUR

Explore hidden streets with friends

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Experience neighborhoods off the beaten track and have a drink on a calm terrace. See Barcelona through the eyes of a local. This guided walk through the old town of Barcelona will let you discover more than the usual.
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27 EUR
Gaudí & Barcelona Legends
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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22 EUR

Gaudí & Barcelona Legends

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Immerse with us into captivating legends from the past that can be seen everywhere in the city once you know them. Understand how architects like Gaudí were inspired by them and left a lasting impact on Barcelona. Enjoy history brought to life by passionate story tellers!
From
22 EUR
Photography Tour: Capture the Light of Barcelona at Night
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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100 EUR

Photography Tour: Capture the Light of Barcelona at Night

(5)
My photo experience is designed for for all those interested in the night photography secrets. You´ll receive tips and advice on using the equipment needed, camera settings and how to create interesting images while being escorted to Barcelona's most photogenic location.
From
100 EUR
Take photos like a local & Discover Barcelona secrets with a pro
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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45 EUR

Take photos like a local & Discover Barcelona secrets with a pro

(3)
The purpose is to discover the stories behind the Barcelona buildings meanwhile I'm teaching you how to capture the best of them. No matter what camera you have (DSLR, compact or your Smartphone) you are welcome to see another Barcelona through an artsy eyes.
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45 EUR
Private Tapas Tour with Transport
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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31 EUR

Private Tapas Tour with Transport

(3)
This tour will allow you to understand the liturgy how Spaniards eat Tapas, also is a great opportunity to taste the delicious food from different regions of Spain. We will visit the Best two restaurants for tapas in the Eixample area, where everything is super fresh and cook when we order.
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31 EUR
Wine Tour: Exclusive Champagne & Chocolate Experience
Tour ∙ 8 hrs
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62 EUR

Wine Tour: Exclusive Champagne & Chocolate Experience

(3)
Spend a relaxed day with us away from the bustling city and discover Cava & Chocolate - a local tradition. We will visit picturesque Sant Sadurni just 45 minutes outside of Barcelona in the famous Penedès wine region.
From
62 EUR
Feel like Gaudí: Tour & Mosaic Workshop
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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49 EUR

Feel like Gaudí: Tour & Mosaic Workshop

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Join this special Gaudí experience! Learn about modernism and the most famous Catalan architect during a two hours walk. Have your personal hands-on experience in Angelika´s workshop where you will create your own souvenir in Gaudí´s mosaic style.
From
49 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Barcelona

Rating 4.8 based on 134 reviews

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Great experience, wonderful people, fun night out with our kids!
What a fun night! Veronica, Cali and the rest of the crew welcomed us and our kids with warmth and kindness into their lovely kitchen, where we spent a fun evening cooking the most delicious meal. Cali was spectacular. I loved learning some of her special family recipes (the meatballs!!), and my kids felt right at home. After 10 days of restaurant eating on our vacation, this was a welcome change of pace. Surprisingly relaxing and full of laughs. Thank you for a fantastic evening! Highly recommend!!
Traditional Spanish Cooking Class with a Local Grandma in Barcelona
Great Experience
This was one of the best tours we took while on our Spain adventure. We met the chef, Yves, at the market where he showed us around and explained what our choices for our meal would be. We decided on a main course and some sides and after picking up the required ingredients, Yves took us to his home on a hill overlooking the city. We started off with a welcome drink on his rooftop patio with an amazing view. Then we all went down to the kitchen where he gave us aprons and we all helped cook our meal. The food was wonderful, Yves' house is amazing and we all enjoyed the meal and the company. We would highly recommend this tour and will definitely do it again if we ever go back to Barcelona.
Market to Fork: Cooking Class & Meal with Chef Yves in Barcelona
Phenomenal
I love being outdoors, so, I expected this to be good. Well, it exceeded my expectations. Ferran has knowledge AND experience. He contacted me before the hike to find out if I had a particular interest and my fitness level. On the hike, he shared with me interesting facts about the area and he made sure I was safe and that I felt comfortable.

I definitely recommend it! I got the physical challenge I was looking for, I took breathtaking pictures (I tried), and I experienced an unexpected sense of peace and joy. I LOVED IT!
Montserrat Mountain Hike from Barcelona
Not to be missed!
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Yves! First we did a tour of the market where Chef Yves explained everything about the local produce. He suggested numerous dishes that we could prepare (all sounded amazing!) and once we chose what we wanted, we bought the products and drove to his house for the cooking experience. We ended up preparing - a steak with foie gras, razor clams, artichokes with squid and monkfish in the oven. All tasted great and we are going to try cooking the artichokes today for dinner at home :)
Market to Fork: Cooking Class & Meal with Chef Yves in Barcelona
Spectacular
This trip was well worth it. Away from the city you see amazing views of Catalunya. The salt mountain was spectacular, it's definitely worth seeing. My family loved every part of the trip. Our tour guide Mauriusz was very helpful and knowledgeable. They picked us up at our apartment and kindly dropped us off at the restaurant we were wanting to go to in the evening.
Cardona & Salt Mountain Day Tour from Barcelona
Best day of our vacation!
We had a most wonderful day with our delightful host. The sites, foods and stories were fantastic. We look forward to visiting again in the future. 😊
Costa Brava & Medieval Girona Day Trip from Barcelona
Alex is phenomenal
Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona
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This trip was a delight. My wife, my daughter and I were the only ones on this tour on a Tuesday in early April. We all had a very good time and recommend it.

Victor was our guide. While he drove us, Victor told us a lot about Dali’s life. As a result, in addition to learning about Dali the artist, we also learned about Dali the man.

I break the trip into three parts.

First, we drove from Barcelona to the Dali House in Port Lligat. You need to make reservations in advance and you have to get there on time. At the house, Victor was permitted to take the three of us through the Dali house by ourselves. So we basically had a private tour. Victor gave us a lot of insight into Dali and Gala. We enjoyed the house, the echo room, and the gorgeous view of the sea. Victor gave us time to explore the garden on our own, and that was very nice.

Second we drove to Cadaques and ate lunch at Casa Nun. We sat outside by the water. For lunch we had pumpkin and carrot cream soup, house wine, grilled cod and salmon, dessert and espresso. The food was excellent. Because it was such a warm, sunny day, Victor gave us some time to sit by the beach and walk around town. We were very happy with our lunch and found Cadaques to be a pretty town.

After lunch, we drove to the Dali Teatre Museum in Figueres. The museum, which was designed by Dali, was worth visiting. The art was well displayed.

Even though this is an expensive tour, you should keep in mind that the price includes tickets to both museums and lunch. Also, I often rent a car when we travel. I’m glad that I didn’t drive, because once you get off the main road, the drive to and from Port Lligat and Cadaques is difficult. It is hilly, the roads are winding, and you have to watch out for bicycles and slow traffic. By not driving, I was able to appreciate the spectacular views. Also, parking in all three towns is clearly a pain, and by not driving, I didn’t have to deal with that.
Cadaqués & All Things Dalí Day Tour from Barcelona
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Cardona and Salt Mine Tour
Overall a great day! We specifically came to Barcelona to book a day trip to Cardona and Salt Mountain. Communication with the tour operator was excellent, they were very quick to respond and professional. Our tour guide was also professional and kind, arriving at the specified time (9am). He was also very accommodating asking about car seats for the kids, advising what parts may not be suitable for those who are less mobile, and helping out when some of the passengers got car sick. Unfortunately the day of our tour there were protests/strikes all over the state. Our driver did his best to go around it all to get to our destinations. We had to miss out on the salt mines and entering Cardona Castle. We were able to walk around the castle, but as i mentioned, we came to Barcelona specifically to visit Cardona, so this was a disappointment. No fault of the tour operator as the protests and strikes were not in their control. I was expecting a walking tour of the town of Cardona or maybe a bit more history of the Castle and town, but we didn’t get that. Instead of the Salt Mines we went to Monserrat, which was beautiful and a lovely replacement for the Salt Mines. We were brought back as close to our hotel as possible (due to the demonstrations), around 3:30 pm, so the tour was no where near 11 hours long (but again, mostly due to missing out on some attractions due to the strike). Overall, I would definitely recommend this tour operator, just keep the lines of communication open as per your expectations.
Cardona & Salt Mountain Day Tour from Barcelona
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We toured with Spanish Trails last year and loved it. But this year's tours blew us away! We did the All Things Dalí tour and the Priorat Wine tour with the lovely Saskia guiding both. It was impressive to see her change gears from one day to the next and be so knowledgeable and passionate about both the art and life of Dalí and then to be able to teach and show us so much about the Priorat wine region. One visits way north to the Costa Brava and the other heads south to a completely different climate and landscape.

On the Dalí tour both the Dalí house in Port Lligat and the museum in Figueres were fascinating. Saskia really brought the life of Dalí out to help us appreciate both. The stop in Cadaques for strolling and lunch was a really nice touch to the day. It's a quaint, white washed, coastal artist colony of sorts with a lot of history. Getting to Cadaques by ourselves was not going to be easy and we weren't big Dalí fans, but we are now!

The Priorat region is one of the most beautiful and different wine regions we've ever visited. We enjoyed really great food and about 10 excellent wines. If you're in to full-bodied wines then this is not to be missed. Both are the more expensive tours Spanish Trails offers, but even as private tours, they were still cheaper than other tour companies AND included a lot more in the day. We could not recommend these experiences enough!

Thank you, Saskia!
Cadaqués & All Things Dalí Day Tour from Barcelona
M
Amazing workshop
We are a family of 4 (10 and 14 yr olds) who wanted a unique experience in Barcelona, so booked the Gaudí Tour & Mosaic Workshop and it was AMAZING! Christian started us off with a walking tour of some of Gaudí's (Casa Mila, Casa Batllo) and works by other architects of his time. He gave us a great overview of Gaudí--answering every one of our questions--and made the walking tour interesting to all 4 of us (not an easy feat, as it was booked on our second day there and we were jetlagged). Then he dropped us off at Angelika's studio where we could have stayed for hours working on our mosaics. All four of us were TOTALLY engaged in our projects. The best thing about this tour is you go home with both more knowledge of the city and one of its most famous architects and an amazing souvenir that you've made yourself. We LOVED this experience and would highly recommend it to everyone who wants something really special from Barcelona. Thanks so much, Christian and Angelika. You made our stay extra special!
Feel like Gaudí: Tour & Mosaic Workshop
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There were 7 of us plus our driver/guide John. We met at the central post office near the Colon monument and were on our way in a modern minivan. Before Girona we stopped at a couple of lovely beachfront towns and did a mini walk. We also stopped at a typical "stone" town where the buildings were built by local rock from a local quarry. They had some lovely shops there. We also saw a burial site of a Visigoth ( the Visigoths were branches of the nomadic tribes of Germanic peoples). Our tour of Girona was wonderful. We stopped at the small Jewish Museum ( at one time there were 6,000 Jewish residents in the city). They had medieval tombstones on display that were from a local cemetery. The highlight though was the awesome cathedral. It was huge and awesome. John, our guide was fantastic. He was friendly, laid back and very knowledgeable. A full day and a very enjoyable with John and Spanish Trails. Would definitely use them again when I return to Barcelona!!
Costa Brava & Medieval Girona Day Trip from Barcelona
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If you're thinking about this tour, just do it!
I'm don't usually do tours -- I'm independent and like to read and find my own way. This experience opened my mind, however. I learned so much about Dalí's life, work, and world from our fascinating guide, Andrew. There's no way the experience would have been remotely as rich or fun if I had gone sola.
On a practical level, it made sense, too. Port Lligat is very quite difficult to reach from Barcelona without a car, and the landscape is beautiful as you drive through the Pyrenes to the coast. The road is quite twisty, though, so you couldn't pay attention to the scenery if you were to drive yourself. Also, the tour included a delicious lunch with wine at a charming restaurant in Cadaqués. It was wonderful to be able to relax while our guide managed all the logistics. Andrew has great rapport with people at all of our stops, so everything went smoothly. It was a very special day.
Cadaqués & All Things Dalí Day Tour from Barcelona
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Highly recommend this experience!
What a wonderful afternoon! Our family (teens and their parents) so enjoyed our private tour of Barcelona with Christian! He is incredibly knowledgeable about Gaudí and “modernism” architecture. We traipsed around the city, stopping to look at fabulous architecture and hearing great stories along the way. Christian is a wonderful guide, had lots to share and made the two hours fly by. After our leisurely, two hour promenade, Christian handed us off to Angelika and we made lovely mosaics in her studio in an hour! We had our own private space, were offered to either make a magnet or decorate the top of a small box. We all chose the magnets and had such fun creating a pattern out of glass or ceramic tiles, a la Gaudí! We left on time with our beautiful work of art. We would all HIGHLY RECOMMEND this wonderful and unique experience! Thank you for such a fun filled and enjoyable afternoon!
Feel like Gaudí: Tour & Mosaic Workshop
Highlight of our Spain experience
I was with a group of five people total, and we were hesitant to book this trip because it was on the pricier side. However, we are so thankful we did! Everything about it was perfect. Craig our tour guide was so personable, so knowledgeable, and really he felt like just one of the group. There were so many small touches along the entire day that made this so special. After the museum, Craig had a special gift for us, he drove the van around to places so we would not have to walk, and we learned so much that we would not have learned if we were in a big tour group. Learning about Dali was something I’ll never forget. Craig was such a great tour guide, we even talked about him the rest of our days in Spain. He gave us insider tips on what to do with the rest of our time in Barcelona and was just a genuinely very nice person. Highly recommend! Thank you Craig!
Cadaqués & All Things Dalí Day Tour from Barcelona
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John our guide and 7 of us set out in the morning for a great day trip from Barcelona. Monserrat is a mountain monastery in a breathtaking, hilltop location. John was very informative and we enjoyed meeting other tourists travellers is the word some prefer these days) who were English speaking. While the Monserrat trip was quite a mountain climb with amazing vistas, the highlights were our lunch down the mountain with great, simple good and free-flowing wine. And then our visit to a winery we doubt will get too many visitors - Pardes is leading edge and its owner will be too busy we think for a while working on his cutting edge, organic wines. What an experience! Thanks John for all your knowledge and driving skills. We would gladly take any trip Spanish Trails offered.
Montserrat & Penedès Winery Day Trip
J
Awesome cooking experience
We did the Spanish Cooking Class a couple of nights ago in Barcelona. It was a great all round Spanish food experience. Starting with the introduction to the large Barcelona Markets - learning about the meat, locals, seafood, spices and taste testing ingredients and of course buying some essential ingredients for our Paella. We then walked to the cooking/dining location - nice walk through central Barcelona. Lovely little authentic restaurant set up where we prepared tapa like starters and then the Paella. We also were served Sangria and told how to make it. He answered all our questions, shared his experience and got to know the group while the coking process took place. We then all enjoyed the amazing food. Would definitely recommend this for an evening in Barcelona!
Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona
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10-star experience
Amazing day! Cava, chocolate and a very knowledgeable tour guide who feels more like an old friend, it doesn’t get any better! Christian has access to a very old Cava House/Cellar and it was just so cool! We felt like VIP’s. After touring the cellars and watching them disgorge and cork the bottles we had a tasting in their beautiful garden . Great great Cava ...and many options. We took advantage of the lunch add on and it was spectacular. Delicious and very reasonably priced. Then on to Simon Coll, chocolate chocolate chocolate! I wish I bought more. Very professional tour of their facility and generous tasting . Take this tour, we had a great time learned so much on this delicious day away from the city. Would give it 10 ⭐️ if I could Thank you Christian!
Wine Tour: Exclusive Champagne & Chocolate Experience
Witty and articulate guide!
Although the weather was uncooperative, our trip to All Things Dali with Spanish Trails was delightful. Our guide Dan was witty, articulate, amusing and extremely accommodating. Everything went exceedingly smooth with times and meeting areas in Figueres and we were allowed to wander with a good bit of knowledge on Dali's work and what to look for. We then went to Cadaques which included a delightful lunch with superb food and wine before touring Dali's house and garden. Dan kept the group engaged and bonded and truly made the trip wonderful! Contacting the company was easy and communication was pleasant and sincere. My only regret was that we did it at the end of our trip as we learned so much and his enthusiasm for Barcelona was contagious.
Cadaqués & All Things Dalí Day Tour from Barcelona
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Barcelona Tour & Cardona Castle Tour
We booked two tours with In Out Barcelona, and I wished I would have found them sooner! They are the only tour company that will pick you up and drop you off without charging an extra fee. We were lucky to have the same guide, Mariusz, for both tours. We were even luckier that we were the only 2 people on both tours. The company did not charge more because we were the only ones that booked the tour. We did theory tour of Barcelona with entry into Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. This was a great tour, and Mariusz had us everywhere on time. The castle tour was neat, and Mariusz went through the salt mine because the tour was only offered in Spanish. Both were great days, and I definitely recommend In Out Barcelona if you are visiting Barcelona.
Cardona & Salt Mountain Day Tour from Barcelona

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