Barcelona Secret Forest Half Day Hike + Catalan Lunch

Tasting
Red Wine, White Wine, Local Food
Activity
Hiking
Included
Meal, Tour guide
Languages
English
Theme
Outdoor, Nature
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
81
80
/ Person
Filippo S
Response rate: 
50%
Response time:
several hours
Activity Overview
Discover an incredible natural area in the outskirts of Barcelona on a half-day hike through Barcelona’s green lung, the Collserola Natural Park, followed by a truly authentic Catalan lunch. From Plaça Catalunya we'll use a clever combination of public transportation (train, funicular and minibus) and will soon arrive at the top of the spectacular Mount Tibidabo. From here you can admire the views over the entire city of Barcelona and out to the sea. After spending some time taking in the impressive vistas, we’ll take a few minutes to visit the beautiful Templo del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (the Temple of the Sacred Heart), which was built between 1902 and 1961 and is right at the peak of Tibidabo. Once you’ve had your share of the amazing city views, we’ll leave the bustling metropolis behind and your guide will lead you into the tranquil natural park of the Collserola.

The 1.5 hour light hike through the forested trails is easy and extremely pleasant. It’s hard to imagine that you are so close to a huge city! Along the way you’ll learn about the flora & fauna of the area, as well as about the history and culture of Barcelona, Catalunya and Spain. We’ll pass under the Torre de Collserola (the Collserola Communications Tower), which was built for the 1992 Olympics and is the highest “building” in Barcelona, at 288 meters (945 ft.) high. Your guide will be equipped with delicious snacks to be enjoyed at an interesting stop along the way.

At the end of our trail, we’ll come across a restaurant housed in a traditional 16th century masia (stone farmhouse) where we’ll enjoy a fantastic lunch of classic Catalan fare. One more chance to keep learning about local culture, while enjoying the food, the wine and the views (all the way to Montserrat, the “serrated mountain”, if the weather is clear)! Lunch will be followed by a short and convenient downhill walk to the rail station, where we’ll catch the train that will take us directly back to Plaza Catalunya in just 20 minutes. Magic!

The price of this all-inclusive half day tour is 70 EUR / person for a small group tour where there could be up to eight guests in total along for the day. Included in the price are the public transportation fees, a very knowledgeable and personable, English-speaking guide, a great restaurant lunch, snacks during the hike and bottled water.

Important
There would be a surcharge of 15 EUR / person if you end up being the only two guests on a non-private day trip. Although this is not likely (especially during the months of April through October), it would be necessary in order to cover the guide fee and expenses that would normally be covered by having more than two guests on the trip. We do not cancel our tours if we don't reach a certain minimum, but we do charge this minor surcharge if we end up with just two people.
 
Practical information
Please wear comfortable clothing for the weather, be prepared for the off-chance of rain and wear comfortable walking shoes.
 
Included
  • A personable, English-speaking professional guide
  • Bottled Water
  • A delicious 3-Course lunch in a traditional restaurant
  • Public transport tickets
Group-size:
2-8 Persons
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
81
80
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday9:45 AM
Duration
5,5 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Duration:
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Come and discover the Barcelona highlights, in this guided city tour that takes you through the historical center! You will be astonished by the imposing buildings, monuments, and ... moresceneries that the magical city of Barcelona has to offer you! You will sample the most excellent tapas in a typical tablao! You will conclude your full day tour with a masterclass of flamenco!

HIGHLIGHTS

Discover historical facts and Barcelona’s iconic landmarks in this guided city tour.

Partake an exquisite tapa tasting session in one of the most ancient Spanish tablao.

Train how to dance flamenco with a bona fide professional and know the meaning of this moving dance.

DETAILS
Barcelona Guided City Tour (Morning)
Barcelona is a magical city packed with contrasts, this is the city where; - history fuses with modernity, the sea meets with the mountain and the traditions with the most ingenious trends. This guided city tour gives you a chance to acknowledge the most iconic places of the city.
The trip will start with a sweeping tour through the beautiful Paseo de Gracia, where you will discover; - the iconic buildings of Casa Batlló, Gaudí, and La Casa Milà (La Pedrera) as well as other magnificent ultra-modern buildings. Afterward, we will head to the sea to appreciate the variations observed in the city following the celebration of the 1992 Olympic Games.
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Afterward, we will head to the mountain of Montjuïc, the loveliest mountain in the city of Barcelona! In this mountain, we will discover the Lluïs Companys Olympic stadium, where we will make a short stopover. Later on, we will ascend to the cable car station adjacent to the Montjuïc Castle to experience an aerial ride with a breathtaking view of Barcelona.
You will discover the Poble Espanyol, a real open-air museum. This museum offers you an exquisite array of legendary constructions from all over Spain.
Finally, we will head back to the city center, where we will pass through the picturesque Plaza de España. Here you will get the chance to admire; - the fountains of Montjuïc, the Torres Venecianas, the MNAC and the CC Las Arenas constructed on the ancient Plaza de Toros.
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Barcelona tapas tasting + Masterclass in Tablao Cordobés
At around 2:30 PM, we will take a walk to Las Ramblas, nº 35 (Tablao Cordobés) to start the tasteful second phase of this amazing full day tour. Established in 1970, this masterclass is regarded as one of the most crucial in the world, by the most taxing inventive minorities. It has accomplished a great international reputation. Here you get the chance to sample the best tapas in exclusive dining rooms overlooking the vibrant Ramblas of Barcelona.
Tablao Flamenco Cordobés offers you double tapas tasting experience; - typical and vegan, made on request. The tapas are authentic and delicious. They are prepared in accordance with Spanish traditions, to bring freshness which presents new and amazing harmonies on the table! The experience is accorded an excellent service that is accredited for serving and representing part of the flavors. You will be served a glass of; - wine, beer, Sangria, soft drinks, water or juice. The two services include at least 10 types of traditional tapas of Spanish gastronomy.
From the bracing Andalusian salmorejo to the magnificent Feira de Galicia octopus. This experience enables you to taste; - Tapas, Salads, Rations, Pintxos, and Desserts. After you finish the Tasting session of Tapas, you will head to Tablao to enjoy a true Flamenco Masterclass. The Masterclass is conducted by a carefully selected cast of internationally celebrated artists. The class concludes with a brief choreography performed by the assistants on stage. This spirited venture will allow the audience to understand and feel the definition of flamenco, through a special experience held in the most real and ancient flamenco tablao in Barcelona!
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Duration:
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The tour finalizes in "Just Royal BCN" in Plaza Real, where Chef Alfredo Rodriguez will meet you for the culinary class. You will discover the professional secrets of Spanish cuisine in Barcelona, resulting from your hands-on experience. You will have a tasting from a thrilling menu that includes potatoes "Bravas" with three sauces, Spanish omelets, Seafood Paella, mussels with salsa and traditional croquettes.

Tasting Menu:

Seafood paella., Potatoes “Bravas” with three sauces, Spanish omelette., Mussels with salsa, Traditional croquettes and Catalan cream.

Accompanied by fine wine with denomination of origin, mineral water, beer and Coca-cola.

Coffee or tea.
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$
105
17
/ Person
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Duration:
4 H
Spain is famous for its diverse and impressive display of tapas delicacies that combine seasonal and fresh products with Mediterranean finesse. This tour gives you a chance to add ... morea twist to your experience as you learn how to prepare typical Spanish cuisine on your own with Just Royal BCN's cooking workshop.

Located in the charming Plaça Reial, this spirited and interactive experience comprises of an exploration around the classic market, La Boqueria, followed by a hands-on culinary class with the friendly Chef Alfredo Rodriguez. The chef is renowned for his entertaining persona, undeterred by the language barrier, while it brings originality and authenticity to the workshop. Janelle, his translator, and right-hand woman facilitate communication between parties. Alfredo is very good at narrating the fascinating history of Spanish cuisine as he instructs throughout the class.

The experience starts with a non-mandatory trip around the adjoining La Boqueria. The La Boqueria boasts a variety of diverse blend of aromas and top-quality produce which makes it flock with tourists. You will require the services of a local guide to take you through the hustle and bustle. The guide will narrate to you the tales about the sellers, as well as the history of Catalan traditions and its gastronomy.

You will be introduced to the fully stocked kitchen with premium chef-approved products, where the workshop will kick off with a tasting session. The sampling menu, all carefully and perfectly prepared by Alfredo, consists of an impressive listing of ten tapas, that originate from varied cities within Spain. Melt in your mouth croquettes, appetizingly garlicky prawns, and "feira" (octopus) are amongst the range of mouth-watering dishes all served and presented to the highest levels of standards by the charming chef. You will be vexed to find tapas on par with Alfredo's standards in any part of the Catalan capital.

After being allured with succulent flavors, you will acquaint yourself with the essential basics of Spanish cookery. This experience is ideal for all skills, from cooking enthusiasts to kitchen novices, will enjoy training how to prepare Just Royal BCN's regular menu of seafood paella, Spanish omelet, and the popular 'crema catalana', a local favorite. This collective cookery experience will enable you to master the art behind the craft of tasteful Spanish cooking. The experience will also give you a chance to fraternize with fellow foodies, or just to enjoy passing time with a loved one. The workshop is steadily assisted by a limitless flow of wine, making the cooking experience and dining remarkably enjoyable.

Once you complete the culinary class, you will be invited to a gastronomic dining space, exuding with taste and flair in their private lounge. Mealtimes in Spain are certainly not rushed. Therefore, in authentic Iberian style, you will enjoy a relaxed feast and roister in your new-found status as a connoisseur and chef of Spanish cookery. This tour will definitely offer you the best souvenir to take home with; the taste of Spanish Cuisine!

Tasting Menu:

Seafood paella

Spanish omelette

Potatoes “Bravas” with three sauces

Assorted Iberian cold cuts

Andalusian fish

Traditional garlic prawns

Traditional croquettes

Manchego cheese

Cantabrian anchovies

Mussels with salsa

Octopus “feira”

Catalan cream

Accompanied by fine wine with denomination of origin, mineral water, beer and Coca-cola.

Coffee or tea.