Taste a few local goodies at the food market
Taste a few local goodies at the food market

Girona Food & Market Experience, Girona

Discover Girona by walking through the city and stopping to taste local food at markets, family eateries, and historical shops.


Discover the local food, wine, and history of Girona, a smaller city tucked into Catalonia with plenty of gastronomical traditions and delicacies to enjoy. A local guide will take you through the city's charming medieval streets and to places like artisanal bakeries, buzzy market halls, traditional restaurants, and family-owned shops. Each stop has a taste or two of delicious, local, and authentic bites loved by Catalan culture. The last place you'll visit is a must in Girona: Rocambolesc, with its Michelin-starred chef and homemade ice cream.

Know before you go

4 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Small group, 10 people or less
Food & Drink
Taste lots of tapas, snacks, and bites throughout the activity

What you'll do

Explore the city of Girona with your tastebuds in this experience led by a local expert and fellow foodie. After meeting your guide at the assigned meeting point, you'll start your culinary exploration of medieval Girona. Within the four hours, you'll stop to learn about important moments in the city and region's history and taste local treats, tapas, wine, and more. Where you go sometimes depends on the day and time when markets and shops are open. But regardless of when you book, you'll experience plenty of tasty products, such as the following:

  • Mercat del Lleó is a must-see in Girona, an indoor/outdoor market bustling with visitors and locals. You'll find stall after stall selling regional goodies, like fresh seafood, hearty cheeses, olives and anchovies, roasted veggies, Jamón, wine, and much more. Your guide will show you some of the best stalls where you can taste traditional dishes and products. 
  • At some point on your walk, you'll stop at a beloved artisanal bakery to try local pastries paired with a cup of coffee or tea. 
  • Some of the shops and eateries in Girona are more than 100 years old, and you'll stop in a few of them. Here you can try traditional products and tapas, such as patatas bravas (potatoes with a spicy sauce), Pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato), Jamón Ibérico paired with a chilled glass of cava, and others. 
  • You'll enjoy three different ham tastings, one led by a master carver, so you can also learn about the techniques and tools used to get that perfectly thin slice. 
  • El Celler de Can Roca is known as one of the best restaurants in the world and it's right here in Girona. Here you can try the region's famed sirloin beef. 
  • Every food tour in Girona ends with a stop at Rocambolesc, a city favorite for homemade ice cream, as Willy Wonka himself inspired it. Here you'll taste a hot, ice cream-filled bun with chocolate.
That's just a short list of what you'll experience on this food walk through Girona. You'll pair these stops with bites, sips, hidden sites, and historical tidbits, so you can think of it as a way to experience the city's gastronomy, culture, and history at the same time. 

Start times

  • Monday
    Not available
  • Tuesday
    10:00 am, 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    10:00 am, 2:00 pm
  • Thursday
    10:00 am, 2:00 pm
  • Friday
    10:00 am, 2:00 pm
  • Saturday
    10:00 am, 2:00 pm
  • Sunday
    Not available

What's included

  • One small bottle of water
  • Multiple tastings of different styles of tapas
  • Local pastries at an artisanal bakery (plus coffee or tea)
  • Regional specialties like esqueixada, escalivada, and anchovies at the indoor market
  • Tasting of different regional premium cheeses
  • Three different ham tastings
  • Pa amb tomàquet (bread with tomato)
  • Premium beef from Girona served with seasoned fruit at an old farmhouse
  • Homemade patatas bravas
  • Traditional turró nougat
  • A hot, ice cream-filled bun at Rocambolesc

Traveler reviews

Ann E.
Chico, CA | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

Our favorite. Gina was great & we did have a very compatible group. The places we stopped were diverse & were well prepared & awaiting us. Wouldn’t want to change a thing.

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Don’t eat breakfast!

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