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Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

1. Barcelona: “The Shadow of the Wind” Literary Walking Tour

Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s global bestseller “The Shadow of the Wind” has captivated thousands of readers around the world, and on this 3-hour walking tour you will step into its pages and discover the parts of Barcelona so vividly captured by the novel. Turning fiction into reality, the tour departs from the famous Ramblas Sta. Monica at the Arc del Teatre, before heading down to Placa Reial and Baixada de la Llibreteria. You will visit places still imbued with the magic of Barcelona at the beginning of the 20th-Century. Walk through the shadowy Gothic Quarter and Ribera, reliving events experienced by Daniel Sempere, Julian Carax, Fermín Romero de Torres, and other characters from the novel. Explore a labyrinth of mysteries, as tour participants become characters at the Forgotten Books Cemetery and Santa Maria del Mar. Wander along Calle Montcada, and discover the Santa Lucia Asylum, Xampanyet tapas bar, and Els Quatre Gats restaurant. See the house and bookshop of "Sempere and Sons," and head past the old library of Ateneu Barcelonès.

Barcelona: City Tour & Flamenco Show with Wine & Tapas

2. Barcelona: City Tour & Flamenco Show with Wine & Tapas

Discover the authentic Spanish culture in this unique private tour including a city tour, a food and wine experience, and the Best Flamenco Show in Barcelona. All in one perfect night just you and your guide. Walk through the Gothic Quarter with your local guide. Explore its alleys, and visit the majestic Plaza Real and the Roman Walls. Learn about the stories of this unique ancient District. Stroll through the Born District, the most charming Quarter of Barcelona. A perfect combination where ancients buildings coexist with modern bars and shops in a magical atmosphere. Taste Tapas in a very traditional bar in the Borne Quarter, accompanied by a cup of red wine, vermouth or local beer, and a glass of local cava. Visit Santa Maria del Mar Church, a beautiful basilica built entirely by the Port’s pilgrims in the 14th century. Before saying goodbye, your guide will give hand you the skip-the-line tickets for the best Flamenco Show in Barcelona, in a Medieval Palace with one free drink included. Experience this unique tour of history, gastronomy, and culture. Your guide will give you tips and recommendations so that you'll get the most out of your visit to Barcelona.

Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

3. Barcelona: Churros, Hot Chocolate, and Games Family Tour

Walk through the three medieval quarters of Barcelona, getting lost in its hidden streets away from the tourist crowds. Listen to the stories your local host has to tell you, as you and your children fall in love with the city together. Walk along the lively Ramblas, before admiring some of the masterpieces of Gaudi and the elegance of Plaza Real. Enjoy the colorful Boqueria Market and taste the famous Spanish ham (unless it's Sunday) while your children enjoy the fun games your guides have in store for them. Following that, walk through the Gothic Quarter, discovering its corners and its passages which are full of ancient stories. Stand to admire every detail of the magnificent Cathedral of Barcelona, and feel the sad beauty of the Sant Felip Neri Square and the passing of time as you look at the Roman Ruins. It will then be time for churros and hot chocolate, as your guides offer you the best churros in town. Following your refreshment break, you'll visit the charming Born Quarter where you will encounter the magical Santa Maria del Mar Church which was built entirely by worshipers. Afterwards, visit the buried medieval ruins inside the antique Born Market. Towards the latter end of your tour, take a walk in the beautiful Ciutadella Park. A green lung in the heart of the Old City with leafy paths, little lakes with boats and ducks, lawns to sit on and relax in the sun, and children’s play areas. Enjoy the city including its art, history, and fabulous gastronomy with your family in a cool way which is engaging for the little ones.

Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

4. Barcelona: 1.5-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Electric Bike

Meet your guide by the Arc de Triomf and hop on a comfortable, high-quality electric bike. Then, set off to enjoy an exciting 1.5-hour tour aboard a bicycle that lets you travel through the city with ease. Head for the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, and discover the cast-iron market of El Born on the way. Admire the neighboring Church of Santa María del Mar as a serene and harmonious testament to the city's Gothic architecture. Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the city cathedral, and feel history unfold on the cobblestone streets and squares. Go to Plaça Reial to see the Fountain of the 3 Graces and the lamps designed by Gaudi, the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Head towards La Boquería market on the tree-lined promenade of Las Ramblas and experience its bohemian and cosmopolitan vibe.  Climb back in the saddle of your carefully-designed bike and capture fabulous photographs of landmarks such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló in L'Eixample. Make your way to Gaudí’s grand masterpiece and arrive at the monumental façade and spires of La Sagrada Família, before returning to the starting point to finish your e-bike experience.  

Barcelona: Sightseeing, Wine, and Tapas Cycle Tour

5. Barcelona: Sightseeing, Wine, and Tapas Cycle Tour

Take in the sights and taste the tastes of Barcelona on a private sightseeing tour and culinary experience. Work up an appetite seeing what Barcelona has to offer and then dive into some tapas and Spanish wine. Let your guide show you the best sights in Barcelona along with some hidden gems. Bike through Barcelona's magnificent waterfront, see the Gothic Quarter and the unfinished-but-spectacular Sagrada Familia basilica. Finish off your tour with a sampling of Catalan cuisine. Enjoy delicious wines, craft beer, and delectable tapas plates.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 74 reviews

We saw so much things in 1.5 hours. Our advisor was very nice. We have been a bit late but she tried her best to make the full tour and she spoke german. We really enjoyed the tour. We made it the first day toget an overview of barçelona. I can really recommend it!

This is the best start of you trip in Barcelona! The tour guide Oriol was amazing, he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his city, which made this experience so authentic and enjoyable. The e-bikes were a good choice as it made the ride much easier.

Very informative, Great guide. Gave us a lot of value on this tour. Ivan thank you

Excellent! Enjoyed every minute... Highly recommend this tour.

Very good experience with a lot of history knowledge