15 Best Barcelona Tours & Experiences 2019 - Local Guides

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Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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38 EUR

Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

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Booked by 76 people!
Learn how to make the ultimate seafood paella while savouring traditional Spanish tapas and sangria in a delightful hands-on workshop!
Booked by 76 people!
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38 EUR
Wanderbeak: Savor Spain Food Tour
Tour ∙ 4.5 hrs
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99 EUR

Wanderbeak: Savor Spain Food Tour

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Just Booked!
On the Savor Spain boutique walking food tour, we guide you to explore, discover and experience Barcelona as a local. We walk you through the little alleys in the old city of Barcelona, stopping in spots to enjoy where the locals eat and drink. Minimum requirement for the tour to run is 2 persons.
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99 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

(9)
Just Booked!
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.
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95 EUR
Self-Guided Vespa Tour of Barcelona with GPS
Tour ∙ 6 hrs
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45 EUR

Self-Guided Vespa Tour of Barcelona with GPS

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Explore Barcelona at your own pace on a a stylish Vespa, from the sunny beaches to the beautiful panoramic hills.
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45 EUR
Photography Tour: Capture the Light of Barcelona at Night
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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85 EUR

Photography Tour: Capture the Light of Barcelona at Night

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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.
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85 EUR
Skip the line: Sagrada Familia & Park Guell private tour
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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75 EUR

Skip the line: Sagrada Familia & Park Guell private tour

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-PRIVATE TOUR What a better way to learn about Gaudí? A close experience, skipping the line. Avoid the big group tours and enjoy it!
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75 EUR
Unlock the secrets of Barcelona's Gracia via a real-life riddle game
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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4 EUR

Unlock the secrets of Barcelona's Gracia via a real-life riddle game

Done following maps? Not really one for following a tour guide? Play a riddle game to see the Gracia's hidden gems and unlock forgotten stories as well as the best local tips for food & drinks! What are you waiting for?
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4 EUR
Wanderbeak: Born to Eat Tapas Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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99 EUR

Wanderbeak: Born to Eat Tapas Tour

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Our love for Barcelona started in the enchanting artisanal neighborhood of El Born, in the heart of the old city. Inspired by our passion for the area and its wonderful heritage, we created "Born to Eat" to share our favourite bars, bodegas & restaurants with you.
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99 EUR
Market to Fork: Cooking Class & Meal with Chef Yves in Barcelona
Tour ∙ 5 hrs
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120 EUR

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

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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
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
Hike to the top of Montserrat mountain
Tour ∙ 7 hrs
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65 EUR

Hike to the top of Montserrat mountain

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Walk & Hike the infamous Montserrat Mountain to the peak Sant Jeroni at 1236m in altitude. Breathtaking views, culture and only a short distance from Barcelona. A perfect day in Nature, to recharge the body and mind.
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65 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
Fun Photo Shoot in Barcelona
Tour ∙ 1.3 hrs
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45 EUR

Fun Photo Shoot in Barcelona

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Take home some amazing professional pictures of your time in Barcelona! This experience is ideal for families, friends, couples and even solo travellers.
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45 EUR
Explore hidden streets with friends
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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39 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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39 EUR

Customer feedback about Tours in Barcelona

Rating 4.8 based on 198 reviews

Fun, Food, And Wine
So glad I booked this. Even though I was pretty much dead from being awake for 27 hours of traveling. My mother and I still came out and had a great experience. Our guide, Alejandro, was sociable, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. He ran into a hotel lobby to get my mother a map of the city. And he spoke very good English.
We walked to four tapas places. Everything was great. Especially the place with the fried sardines. Those were the highlight. At one of the places they served a charcuterie dish and one of the people in the group didn't eat meat but they accommodated him. Which I thought was cool. Between food and drink we made short stops where he told us about history and facts about the area. Glad we didn't cancel because we had a memorable time!
Taste the culture, between tapas and wine
Perfect start of our Barcelona visit
We booked a private Born to Eat tapas tour on our first night in Barcelona. Marwa was our tour guide, and she was excellent! Even though the booking said maximum 8 people, she was able to have the whole group of ten people. We visited several great places for food and drinks, and Marwa was very knowledgeable about food, wine and the history of Barcelona. She also gave us some great suggestions on where to go for shopping, food and drinks during our stay. This was the perfect start of our Barcelona visit, and we highly recommend this tour to anyone that may visit Barcelona! Thanks again, will be back for more next time!
Wanderbeak: Born to Eat Tapas Tour
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
Must do upon arrival!
This was an awesome way to get an intro to Barcelona. Our guide was awesome and gave us the perfect mixture of history of the food and landmarks we were seeing. We got to see the 3 mains areas of the old part of town so it was a great way to get to know the city center.

This was A LOT of food! We were definitely stuffed at the end.
Wanderbeak: Savor Spain Food Tour
Tour to hidden gems
Barcelona is bike-friendly so don’t hesitate to explore the city by bicycle -especially if you have a guide like Edu. Being born and raised in Barcelona he gave us an amazing insight into the history of his city, leed us to hidden places - avoiding the overcrowded touristy areas. Pace was easy, city-bikes were in good condition.
The LEGENDARY Barcelona Bike Tour
Great local guide, excellent food and drinks
We had a really lovely guide Tanit, who took us to some great venues and also shared some history of the town along the way. She had great knowledge of the food and wine and was able to answer any questions. Would recommend this tour!
Taste the culture, between tapas and wine
It was fantastic!
It was an awesome tour, the guide (Juan Carlos) was kind, funny and he knew everything about the story of Barcelona. It was the first time we went to a free tour but I am sure not the last one. Thank you for everything!
Free Intro to Barcelona 2.5-Hour Walking Tour
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
Fun and Informative
Really fun tour with information that you can’t find out by walking around the city on your own.
Free Intro to Barcelona 2.5-Hour Walking Tour
Barcelona fun photoshoot
Fun Photo Shoot in Barcelona
Fantastic
Painting Workshop with Wine/Beer at a Local Art Studio
Engaging and entertaining walking tour of some really great Barcelona spots!
Free Intro to Barcelona 2.5-Hour Walking Tour
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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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
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I only had one day to tour Barcelona - as I was alone, I was hesitant to take a Vespa out by myself even with the GPS. I asked if a guide was available and Vittorio made arrangments for me to have a personal guide (Marianno, a fines arts major) who took me to all the major places of interest, detailing the history of each, as well as many of the "hidden gems" that only the locals know about. What a marvelous experience! They even loaned me gloves and a jacket so I would not be cold. I detest standing in long tourist lines, preferring to get the local flavor of a place when I travel and learn the history and urban ledgends - Marianno was an excellent guide whose obvious love for this beautiful city (art is everywhere you look) and wealth of knowledge was quite evident througthout the day. The back alleys by the large cathedral are amazing (like going back in time) and I would never have found them on my own. The Vesping guys - brothers Vittorio and Valentino - and everyone associated with them have one goal: To ensure you have the greatest experience possible in Barcelona! Their customer service is off-the-charts and I would recommend this company and this experience to anyone planning a visit to Barcelona. Whether you have many days, or just one; whether you are traveling in a group, or alone - these guys will hook you up!
City Guided Tour by Vespa Scooter
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Highlight of our visit to Barcelona
Can't recommend this tour enough!
My family and I (there's 5 of us) were very keen to do a walking tapas and wine tasting tour during our short visit to Barcelona. We wanted to make sure we did a tour that wasn't too long, not too much walking, but plenty of tasty food and drink and I can honestly say Wanderbeak has hit the nail on the head with the tour that they offer! We were taken around the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona where we were given interesting information about the history, culture and local traditions, taken to unassuming but fabulous typical Spanish restaurants which we would never have thought to go in ourselves but I'm so glad we got to experience it, and tasted an array of different types of Spanish cuisines and deserts! To top all of that off, our guide Rowan was fab, very personable and chatty with a great sense of humour. He made the tour interesting and it is obvious a lot of time and thought has been invested into providing the best possible experience for tourists. I will definitely be recommending this as a MUST DO to any of my friends that travel to Barcelona!
Wanderbeak: Born to Eat Tapas Tour
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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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