€75 per Person
First off you are going to meet your local guide at Metro stop Jaume I.
The morning tour begins with local cava sparkling wine and a classic Barcelona sandwich in a wonderful deli run by two brothers, before heading to the iconic Santa Caterina Market (think of it as the Boqueria, but for locals) for delicious cheeses and cured meats from long-time vendors.
Then we’ll wind through the twisting lanes of the 13th-century Born neighborhood, nipping into hidden gems (including a 150-year-old gourmet shop with a special secret) before heading to the timeless seaside fisherman’s quarter where the proud residents honor longstanding traditions…. including taking time for a proper Catalan lunch!
You’ll sip your pre-lunch vermouth in a neighborhood bodega (hint: it’s the city’s original style tapas bar) before sitting down for the grand finale – a lovingly prepared home-cooked lunch by icon Mama Carmen. We will take the them to this wonderful local restaurant in La Barceloneta.
Carmen has been cooking for us since 9:30 that morning she has been cooking her famous fideuá just for us.
What’s fidueá? It’s the local seafood paella that’s Barcelona’s number #1 must-try dish and it’s not just about the food.
Then your expert English-speaking guide will tell you all about the history and traditions of these two gorgeous neighborhoods – from teaching you to drink wine like a local from a unique vessel (it takes practice!) to hearing about the infamous Barcelona fire parades.
By the end, you’ll not only have a full belly, but a rich understanding of what it means to belong to this city.