Your tapas tour begins in the green and compact San Telmo park, a hub where locals like to gather, which happily plays host to different festivals nearly every other week. We'll get ourselves recharged with a typical Canarian cup of coffee and a snack in the city's best street café, under the welcome shade of towering palm trees. As we sip our coffee, we’ll talk about how the city has evolved under the influence of different countries and cultures and find out more about its fascinating history — prolific explorers Christopher Columbus and Sir Francis Drake spent time on the island.
We'll take a walk to the islands' biggest market, down streets full to the brim with quaint local shops and enjoy our first tapas stop at an old Barber Shop, that’s now been transformed into a bar. Here you’ll find out how long it takes to make traditional Canarian potatoes and about the local’s favourite secret sauces, which are served literally all over the Canary Islands.
Our next stop is the city's most beloved beer bar. Some local beers are unique to this joint and can only be enjoyed here, so those are the ones we will focus on! We’ll chat about the variety of wine and beer produced in Gran Canaria, which brands are the best (in our humble opinion!) and where to go to purchase a tasty gift or souvenir to take home.
We’ll continue to amble our way down the historic streets before stopping at the city’s oldest café for a treat. Previous illustrious guests include General Franco, Salvador Dali and Brad Pitt. We'll enjoy another snack here — maybe the same item from the menu that our famous friends ordered?!
As we continue to walk through the streets of the capital, we'll talk about how Canarian gastronomy has evolved, what is so special about this rich agricultural region and why our local food is different from Spanish food.
Finally, to round off a perfect afternoon/evening we'll stop for a drink and more tapas at a charmingly authentic bar that only opens its doors on selected days for 3 - 4 hours at a time. This is truly a local’s haunt; you won't see any tourists here and the drinks are fabulous and the barmen are very happy and friendly!
Before you go your own way, we'll make sure you leave the tour with a whole bunch of ideas on things to see, do and, most importantly, eat, so that your gastro experiences can continue throughout your stay in Gran Canaria. Buen provecho!
* Please note that the order of activities on the itinerary may, vary depending on the time of year and day of the week.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 5 drinks (including a coffee and a beer) and 5 tapas-style snacks.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
Dress standard: We advise that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for our walking tour.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites: The tour route may change slightly depending on restaurant/bar closures. In the unlikely event of a closure, we’ll take you to a similar joint with a similar food/drink offering.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.