Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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Barcelona, Spain
Available year round - Tuesday to Saturday


If you want to taste the best of Barcelona this private foodie day tour is for you! Take a culinary journey into this magnificent city for a memorable day-long immersion that includes a guided visit to the city's most famous market, La Boqueria. Your officially licensed experienced guide will lead you through this food heaven taking you to the booths considered to be the very best. You will also be led through the famous Gothic Quarter, which is a must see if visiting this incredible city. Your day ends with a fabulous delicatessen lunch at one of Barcelona's best delis. 




In the morning (or afternoon if you prefer) you will meet with your bi-lingual guide who will take you to La Boqueria market which is over 800 years old and the largest in Spain. Here you will find delectable foods including fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, baked goods and sweets. You will taste some of the best local seasonal produce at a famous bar in the market which has been frequented by celebrities. Your guide will make sure you have a glass of fine brut cava with a tapa of perhaps Chantrelle mushrooms, fresh cockles, squid or maybe even scrambled eggs with wild asparagus.


Afterwards, you will be led through the picturesque Gothic Quarter where you will see such places as the Plaza Real, the Sant Jaume Square and of course the Barcelona Cathedral.


Next you will taste some of the best Spanish cheeses paired with excellent local wine at a charming local cheese shop. You will find out why the locals are crazy about their cheeses.


Now you need a little something for your sweet tooth - so, you will stop at the oldest venue in Barcelona for a sampling of fruits and dried nuts such as hazelnuts from Lleida, almonds from Tarragona, homemade nougats and chocolates. This quaint and local store, specializing in roasting coffee beans and nuts for over 150 years, is still decorated with its original furniture and old wood-burning stove.


Your special day ends with a wonderful light lunch at one of the best delicatessens in Barcelona. Enjoy a delicious delicatessen lunch including Spain's famous Iberic “bellota” ham, Joselito, fine cold meats and sausages, the finest wild tuna, anchovies, clams from Galicia, a selection of the best Spanish olive oils and more. To make it even better, English speaking sommeliers will guide you through more than 6000 wines.


After leaving you in the capable hands of the delicatessen for you to settle into lunch, your guide will be on his way, but not before suggesting a charming nearby cafe where you can enjoy a delicious hot chocolate con churros.


Approximate Hours: 9:30am - 1:30pm (your guide leaves around 1:30pm and you will enjoy your lunch at your own pace)


*Please Note: Saturdays will incur a surcharge as well as pick up from a hotel outside of the Gothic Quarter / Born area or from the cruise port/ Please inquire.






A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 8 participants. (Please inquire about larger groups).


(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)






Your private Barcelona guide will collect you from your Barcelona city center hotel.


*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour. 





2018 Fees Per Person


Please inquire

*There is a small surcharge for tours conducted on a Saturday, please inquire


*Please inquire about lower pricing for 5 or more persons 


*Please note that this tour is available for PRIVATE GROUPS ONLY and is not a scheduled tour for mixed groups.


*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation




After availability is confirmed, full payment and the completed and submitted reservtion form will secure your reservation. Travel insurance is highly recommended.


2018 Dates


Available year round. (Not available on Sundays or Mondays since market is closed).



*Bilingual official local guide, specialized in cuisine and wine, during the walking tour and visits
*Guided visit to la Boqueria market - introduction to Spanish gourmet food and practical examples of how to discern the quality products
*Seasonal aperitif (seafood, mushrooms etc.) accompanied by a glass of cava at one of the famous Boqueria bars
*Cheese tasting at a specialized shop, paired with local wines (includes a variety of 4 cheeses and 1 drink per person)
*Tasting of a selection of the best Spanish dry fruits, nougats and chocolates
*A light lunch of superb quality delicatessan tastings paired with wine at one of Barcelona's finest delis





*Meals and Drinks not Specified
*Personal Expenses
*Tips and Gratuities (Restaurants, etc.)



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Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended. 




Furnished upon request.

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"Dear Jo-Ann - We just had the most amazing week. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. We are already planning a "make your own pasta party" at our house to introduce friends to the very unique flavours we tried and made! Jo-Ann, the others who came through Active Gourmet - Ed, Cathy and Kelly were all very complimentary about the service they had received from you, as were we. I was hugely impressed with your immediate attention to every detail and I will certainly recommend friends to your website if they are considering similar trips to ours." - Joneen and Ray S., Auckland, New Zealand

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