05. Markets & Food Stores: see and taste (4H) - Private Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Local Experience, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8



Spanish (fluent), Italian (fluent), English (fluent), Catalan (fluent)

The Catalane cuisine: Gourmet Tour with a private licensed guide

In this tour we will learn about Iberian ham, cheese, tapas, wines, world-renowned Spanish cooks. Catalan cuisine is more than 2000 years old. There are restaurants that already existed in the eighteenth century, and locals go to centennial stores that appear in famous international magazines. Let's find out more!

At La Boqueria food market, proclaimed "The best market in the world!" in the World market Congress in Washington - 2005, we will find the basic ingredients of our cuisine: meat offal, fish, Spanish saffron. . .
Outside of the market we will visit stores that have become famous for their specialization: the ones that sell only oil, or convent sweets, wines from the Penedés or La Rioja, coffee, chocolate stores, or famous roasting factories with more than 160 years of history.

While we discover these places, we will also be able to taste some of their products: cheese, Spanish ham, nougat candy. . . and to eat in a restaurant of tapas and pintxos for their delicacy and this peculiar way of eating


- Tapas: Pintxos restaurant taste
- Ham taste
- Cheese Taste
- Chocolate Taste
- Rambla
- Boqueria food market
- Food stores
- Other small tastes

Neither it's possible to book this tour on Sunday nor in August because the Boqueria market and other stores are closed.
On Monday the Boqueria market is not so magnificent because so many stops are closed. Besides the cheese store, where we will do the cheese taste, is closed (but it doesn't prevent us to do this tour in Monday).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel/apartment; at the cruise ship terminal or wherever we agree (as long as it is in Barcelona).

End location: I will drop you off wherever you want: hotel, cruise ship terminal, etc.
An option is to stay in the Downtown, where I will suggest you some activity to do on your own.

Duration: 4 hours

Tours are conducted rain or shine.



What’s Included

My tour guide private services (you are not part of a larger group)
As I'm a licensed tour guide I can explain inside of the monuments and museums.
I will book the establishments in advance

Estimated Local Cash Needed

29 EUR - per person.
The cost of the tastings that I have planned is not included in my fees. We will taste Iberian ham of premium quality, different Spanish cheeses with wine, 3 pinchos, Agramunt nougat candy, natural fruit juice, coffee, and sweets. I have designed the tour in order to avoid mixing sweet and salty foods.

Maybe you will find some of the products that we will see or taste interesting to buy (olive oil, macadamia almonds, saffron…). In this case, please consider the needed cash for it.

What’s Extra

It is not included the cost of the meal that we will eat in our tasting.

Other meals or drinks that you want to eat or drink.


I don't have any restriction.

A Recent Review of this tour

Francesc provided a great tour. Our plane was cancelled and we arrived hours late and he was very accomodating rearranging his day. The tour was outstanding ans we samlpled all the sights and foods (meat, cheese, wine, tapas, etc) of Barcelona. He also gave us some great suggestions of places to go on our own. Definately recommend
Michael Nowak

Read More Reviews For This Tour

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Francesc G.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/MarketsAndTapas-BarcelonaPrivateTourGuide

Tours by Francesc G.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

01. The must-see places in Barcelona,...

All Barcelona in 8 hours in one day or 4 and 4 hours in two days with,...

638 USD per tour

(for up to 9 people)

8 hours

learn more

02.1 Barcelona in 4 hours by chauffeured,...

Basic Barcelona with a private licensed guide - perfect for Shore Excursion,...

671 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

4 hours

learn more

02.2 Barcelona in 4 hours by foot (4H),...

Basic Barcelona with a private licensed guide (entrances included)

347 USD per tour

(max 9 people)

4 hours

learn more

03. Gaudi Tour: Sagrada Familia and more,...

Modenist Barcelona (Art Nouveau) - Gaudí Tour with a private licensed,...

360 USD per tour

(max 9 people)

4 hours

learn more

04. Walking tour of the Old Town/Gothic,...

Gothic Quarter (Old Town) with a private licensed guide

319 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

learn more

05. Markets & Food Stores: see and taste,...

The Catalane cuisine: Gourmet Tour with a private licensed guide

319 USD per tour

(for up to 8 people)

4 hours

learn more

06. Tapas & Pinchos in the Old Town with,...

Tapas & Pinchos + Flamenco (or Picasso) with a private guide

319 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

learn more

Exc 01. Montserrat (6H - Trip out Barcelona),...

The Santuary of Montserrat and its Mountain (Natural reserve) with,...

709 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

6 hours

learn more

Exc 02. Dalí museum at Figueres & Girona,...

The surrealism of Dalí and the medieval town of Girona (Jewish heritage,...

975 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

learn more

Exc 03. Costa Brava - Camins de Ronda,...

Costa Brava: Coast Footpath, Fisherman Village, cliffs, small bays,,...

975 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

learn more

Exc 05. Medieval Villages and Nature,...

Tavertet; Rupit; beech forest; Besalú; Banyoles; etc. with a private,...

993 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

9 hours

learn more

Exc 06. Cadaqués + Dalí house + Costa,...


Cadaqués, the nicest village of the Costa Brava & the Dalí house &,...

1077 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

10 hours

learn more