19 Best Barcelona Alternative Tours 2019 - Best Tours in Barcelona

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Explore hidden streets with friends
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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35 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.
From
35 EUR
Gaudí & Barcelona Legends
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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24 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
24 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?
From
4 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).
From
81 EUR
Wanderbeak: Gourmet Gaudi Culinary Adventure
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
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186 EUR

Wanderbeak: Gourmet Gaudi Culinary Adventure

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Gourmet Gaudi is a boutique food experience that lets you combine the best of modernist architecture and gastronomy in the city of Barcelona.
From
186 EUR
Private Tapas Tour with Transport
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
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31 EUR

Private Tapas Tour with Transport

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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
Polaroid Photo Tour Barcelona
Tour ∙ 2.5 hrs
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55 EUR

Polaroid Photo Tour Barcelona

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Join the world’s first Polaroid photography tour and add a whole new dimension to your sightseeing adventure in Barcelona. Get creative with a vintage Polaroid camera, capture your stay in a truly unique way, and take home one-of-a-kind souvenirs!
From
55 EUR
Discovering off the beaten paths by bike
Tour ∙ 3.5 hrs
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25 EUR

Discovering off the beaten paths by bike

Discover quiet and real areas of the city with a local and official tour guide of Catalunya. Taste local drinks and sweets. Visit a flea Market and the new Silicon Valley of Barcelona as well as historic stores working for more than 100 years with the same family.
From
25 EUR
The Sweet Barcelona Tour
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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35 EUR

The Sweet Barcelona Tour

Discover Barcelona´s finest pastry shops and bakeries with me. We bike in different districts and try local, high quality pastries. In the meantime we will pass major highlights in the city.
From
35 EUR
Swim and sail in Barcelona
Tour ∙ 2 hrs
 ∙ From 
55 EUR

Swim and sail in Barcelona

If you want to have a small break during your holiday and try to swim and sail in my sailboat you can come with me!
From
55 EUR
Following the footsteps of Picasso
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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39 EUR

Following the footsteps of Picasso

Follow the traces of Picasso's art in Barcelona. This private tour will hold your hand with Pablo Picasso, one of the creators of cubism. Discover his life through the streets of Barcelona and his paintings in his museum (fast track). Immerse yourself in the Picasso's artistic life.
From
39 EUR
Romantic walk along the old Roman road
Tour ∙ 4 hrs
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40 EUR

Romantic walk along the old Roman road

We will walk through the magnificent Natural Park of Collserola to the city medieval city of Sant Cugat. We will get to the top of the Tibidabo mountain range and start our walk with amazing views over the city. During the walk we will discover forgotten ruins and old chapels.
From
40 EUR
Multi-cultural and Olympic Barcelona
Tour ∙ 3 hrs
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29 EUR

Multi-cultural and Olympic Barcelona

Combine the multi-cultural neighbourhood of Poble Sec with a relaxing walk over the Montjuic Hill, Barcelona's green lung. Explore the Olympic Ring and the area of the World Fair of 1929. Have a drink under pine trees in a beer garden that is one of the best kept secrets in Barcelona!
From
29 EUR
Barcelona's Old Town: a self-guided city discovery game
Tour ∙ 1.5 hrs
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4 EUR

Barcelona's Old Town: a self-guided city discovery game

What do you, Indiana Jones and a scientist have in common? That’s right, curiosity and a thirst for discovery. Solve a trail of riddles and unlock the secrets of Barcelona's Old Town.
From
4 EUR
Play a self-guided discovery game to discover Barceloneta
Tour ∙ 1 hr
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3 EUR

Play a self-guided discovery game to discover Barceloneta

The best local (healthy & green) bars, colourful art and secret views! Solve a trail of riddles and unlock Barceloneta's best kept secrets.
From
3 EUR

Customer feedback about Alternative Tours in Barcelona

Rating 5.0 based on 20 reviews

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Tapalicios and Gourmet †Gaudi‡
We did the Tapalicious tour and had so much fun with Marwa as our tour guide that we decided to do the Gourmet Gaudi tour with her 2 days later. The Gourmet Gaudi tour was extremely enjoyable as well. Since we felt like we already knew Marwa it was really like a friend showing us some of the architecture and the food she loves. Gaudi's work is incredible but the other architecture in the city is equally astounding and Marwa did a great job of pointing out the details that make Barcelona's buildings so incredible. We ate at Roca Moo and were not disappointed. Food and service were fantastic and it was great to be enjoying the experience with a local that was knowledgable enough to give us all the background information about the restaurant and its dishes. Again the portions were generous and great value for money.

I cannot choose the better of the two so if you can afford it, do both.
Wanderbeak: Gourmet Gaudi Culinary Adventure
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Marwa's Gourmet †Gaudí‡ Tour
Marwa's tour, Gourmet Gaudí, was just the best way to experience beautiful Barcelona.. a totally unique take on a food tour, this was a guide through the famous architecture of the emblematic street of Passeig de Gracia along with some high-class nosh. Marwa is the perfect guide, bubbly and fun, knowledgeable and concerned about her guests all at the same time. We were so well fed by the end of it.. the highlight being the Gourmet lunch carefully designed by Marwa herself along with the chef at the restaurant. I won't give too much away but let's just say you'll definitely get a taste of "Michelin " here on this tour. Don't miss out on this one it's 100% worth it. We loved Marwa!!
Wanderbeak: Gourmet Gaudi Culinary Adventure
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Well connected & brilliantly executed food tours
I had the pleasure of experiencing both the Savour Spain & Gourmet Gaudí tours on a recent trip. I walked away feeling like I'd experienced the Barcelona food scene in a comprehensive and meaningful way. Wanderbeak clearly curates positive relationships with suppliers, allowing for excellent service and access. Furthermore, the guides were highly skilled at encouraging group dynamics, while weaving in historical context. As a travel professional, I can confidently recommend Wanderbeak tours for the culinarily curious.
Wanderbeak: Gourmet Gaudi Culinary Adventure
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My family and I had an amazing tour with Francisco to Montserrat - highly recommend it. He picked us up at our apartment and was immediately friendly and engaging. We had a great conversation on our drive to Montserrat talking about history and geology of the region. He told us all about the Monastery & the mountain. We stopped at food stalls, he took GREAT photos, we saw the boys choir - everything we wanted. He tailored the trip perfectly to our interests and my kids. It was a wonderful day.
Private Tour of Montserrat from Barcelona
Excellent tour with friendly guide
I am not new to Barcelona, in fact I used to live in this city. However, the three hour private walking tour with Christian was surprisingly new and gave me plenty of new knowledge about history and architecture of Barcelona. The pace of the tour was excellent, the contents a good mix of well-known sights and hidden gems. I strongly recommend this private guided tour to anyone interested in knowing more about Barcelona, whether on their first visit or as a veteran of this city.
Explore hidden streets with friends
B
An amazing way to explore the city and learn about photography
The tour was a great exprience, combining photography and sightseeing around Barcelona. We started the tour with an introduction about how to use Polaroid cameras and then we went exploring the local and secrets spots of the Gotico, Born, Barceloneta and we finished with the Parque de la Ciutadella.
I definitely recommend the tour for anyone who want to know more about Barcelona and keep souvenirs with the pictures !!! I went solo but you can go with friends or family!
Polaroid Photo Tour Barcelona
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We thoroughly enjoyed the tours
We had a wonderful time with Francisco on our tour to Montserrat and our Tapas Tour. He picked us up exactly on time at our apartment for both tours and we enjoyed every minute we spent with him. Our drive to Montserrat was lovely and Francisco explained the history of Montserrat as well as some interesting stories about the site. We loved Francisco's choices of restaurants for tapas and we would never have known what to order without him!
Private Tapas Tour with Transport
K
Highlight of our trip
I usually hesitate to go on guided tours because I'm afraid of being dragged through touristy schlock by a bored and indifferent guide but in this case, I had no need to fear because this tour was fantastic! Christian was a great host and was deeply interested in the history of the area. He was friendly, charming, and genuinely cared that we had a fulfilling time. This was the highlight of our trip and I recommend it highly.
Explore hidden streets with friends
L
Our guide, Francisco Miro, provided expert local knowledge and planned an excellent day touring the old town of Sitges, the mountain village of Montserrat and the cava cellars of Freixenet. The itinerary allowed time to enjoy each stop, and included lunch at a hilltop vineyard restaurant. We recommend that visitors to Barcelona explore the countryside with Francisco, who also offers complete day tours within the city.
Private Tour of Montserrat from Barcelona
J
Perfect!
Christian’s knowledge of architecture, history, culture, and Spanish current events is extensive to say the least - we learned so much! In addition to Christian’s wealth of knowledge he’s just a great guy! So personable, friendly and accessible. He made really great recommendations for restaurants and other local points of interest. This experience was the perfect way to start our visit to Barcelona.
Gaudí & Barcelona Legends
T
Francisco was one of the best guides we've ever had! He was very knowledgeable & gave great explanations and information on the history & facts of the various sites we visited. Francisco was also very flexible and considerate of our agenda of special things we wanted to see & do. I told him at the end of our tour "You're the best guide, the best driver, and the best photographer we've ever had!!!"
Private Tour of Montserrat from Barcelona
Felt like an old friend was taking us around
Francisco's tour was full of facts but also we experienced all the shortcuts and techniques to make the best time out of our stay despite the crowds. He also took very high quality photos of our trio, even suggesting how to pose. By the end of the afternoon we felt like old friends.

Highly recommend Francisco but book early because we tried to book him again but his schedule was packed!
Private Tour of Montserrat from Barcelona
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Exceeded expectations
Our tour with Francisco exceeded our expectations - he is an outstanding guide with a passion for local foods. At all of our stops he was able to give food and drink recommendations based on their specialties. He also took several wonderful pictures during the tour that were promptly emailed to us. We are planning a trip back to Barcelona in 2018 and plan to use him again.
Private Tapas Tour with Transport
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I highly recommend his tour
Christian met us on time at an easy to find location. His passion for the history of Barcelona was infectious and his knowledge was undeniable. He brought history alive and his tour was more than we could have expected. I highly recommend his tour. By the end of our winding through the narrow streets and visiting hidden plazas we felt as if he was a friend.
Explore hidden streets with friends
J
Very interesting!
Christian was our guide in Barcelona... He was very knowledgeable about the architecture and showed us things that we would neverr have noticed ourselves. It was 2 hours long and it was actually only the 2 of us (2 others we're no show) but their max is 6 anyway. Great value for a small group which are sooo much better!
Gaudí & Barcelona Legends
R
Great tour
It was an evening very well spent with Chris. Within the limited time, Chris walked me through some of the most important architectures in the city with informative knowledge and a great sense of humor. I truly enjoyed it and would definitely come back for his other experiences if I'm in Barcelona next time.
Gaudí & Barcelona Legends
M
Amazing experience!
Very good experience, in a young and friendly environment. I'm not an expert about Polaroid but, thanks to Pri, I learnt how to use it and now I have some beautiful memories of the Born, one of the most ancient areas of Barcelona! Thank you Pri, I really recommend your tour! :)
Polaroid Photo Tour Barcelona
J
Top experience
If I could rate this experience as more than 5 stars, I would. The primary reason we came to Barcelona was to see the work of Antoni Gaudi firsthand. Chris was able to do with his descriptive words what Gaudi did in the transformation of inorganic material into life and legend.
Gaudí & Barcelona Legends
P
Wonderful tour
It was truly an enlightening experience.. we got to see the real historical side of Barcelona.. explained wonderfully by Christian.. he is a patient guide and explains well any query we have. If one wishes to know about the inner streets of Barcelona.. go with Christian.
Explore hidden streets with friends
S
We had a great night with Francisco.
We walked to 2 nearby tapas restaurants and had a great variety of foods to sample. He taught us about the different offerings and encouraged us to be adventurous. He fit right in with our family of five. I would highly recommend this evening opportunity.
Private Tapas Tour with Transport

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