Guide to the Best Tours and Experiences in Barcelona

In this article we’ll explore the top tours in Barcelona – ranging from history, art and architecture to food and gastronomy.

Sazón The Folk Cook

Sazón the Folk Cook (sponsor) allows you to taste traditional home-cooked food in an authentic setting. I tried the Catalan menu at the home of Raqueles in the heart of Eixample and it was an unforgettable experience. A chef trained at the Hofmann school, Raqueles served us classics like Canelón on a beautiful back terrace flooded by sunshine. Learn more about the delicious Catalan menu offered by Raqueles here.

Website: sazonthefolkcook.com
Email: info@sazontfk.com
Instagram: @sazonthefolkcook

Barcelona Street Style Tour

The Barcelona Street Style Tour is led by veteran street art connoisseurs. On foot there are two available tours covering different neighborhoods: El Raval is the focus of one tour and there is another covering El Born and the Gothic Quarter. There is also a bike tour focused on the Poble Nou neighborhood.

Website: barcelonastreetstyletour.com
Email: tours@barcelonastreetstyletour.com
Instagram: @bcnstreetstyletour

Spanish Civil War Tour

This tour was launched by Nick Lloyd, an author and expert on the Spanish Civil War. The tour visits some of the key sites in the Gothic Quarter and the Rambla between 1936 and 1939, covering themes such as Anarchism, the International Brigades, George Orwell, the realities of daily life and bombing.

Website: thespanishcivilwar.com
Email: info@spanishcivilwartours.com
Twitter: @Civil_War_Spain

Steel Donkey Bike Tours

Steel Donkey Bike Tours take you on a whirlwind journey through Barcelona. It covers all the major sights of the old town, four historic neighbourhoods, the heights of Montju√Įc, beautiful parks and glorious beachfront ‚Äď all in just 4 hours.

Website: steeldonkeybiketours.com
Email: info@steeldonkeybiketours.com
Instagram: @steeldonkeybiketours

Secret Food Tours Barcelona

This tour guides visitors through streets of the Born and Barceloneta neighborhoods where they sample tapas, pa√ęlla, Sangria, wines and jam√≥n.

Website: secretfoodtours.com/barcelona/food-tours-barcelona/
Email: barcelona@secrettours.com
Instagram: @secretfoodtours

Runner Bean Tours

Gorka & Ann-Marie here, a Spanish-Irish couple started this walking tour project in 2010. Runner Bean currently offers a free Gothic Quarter walking tour and a free Gaudí walking tour.

Website: runnerbeantours.com
Phone: (+34) 636 108 776
Instagram: @runnerbeantours

Forever Barcelona Tours

Marta Laurent is the founder of ForeverBarcelona. She got her tour guide license in 2000 and soon specialized in private tours for couples, families and groups of friends. Forever Barcelona now organizes city tours, food tours and day trips outside Barcelona.

Website: foreverbarcelona.com
Email: info@foreverbarcelona.com
Instagram: @foreverbarcelona

Culinary Backstreets

Culinary Backstreets is a leader in creating authentic experiences for curious travelers, with a twist, they are also the publisher of an active website, books and other materials in hopes of promoting the local culinary traditions of Barcelona and the other cities around the world.

Website: culinarybackstreets.com
Instagram: @culinarybackstreets

Devour Tours

Award-winning tours that connect curious travelers with local food and people in a way that helps culture thrive. The Barcelona tapas, taverns and history tour is for small groups and lasts three and a half hours.

Website: devourtours.com
Email: info@devourtours.com
Instagram: @devour_tours

Spanish Trails

Spanish tour operator offering informative and entertaining experiences in and around Barcelona. Spanish Trails takes pride in its ability to provide truly authentic tours through small group and private guided experiences.

Website: spanish-trails.com
Email: info@spanish-trails.com
Instagram: @spanish_trails