Tapas Tour Gran Canaria
Tasting food and wine while walking through The Old District of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Local bars, typical canarian food, beer, wine and tapas. Everything with a local guide, who will show you hidden bars and teach you all you need to know about typical canarian food, tapas, wine and beer. Cachirulos, sancocho, ropa vieja, papas arugadas, majorero – after this trip everything will become clear! And finally we drink barriquito and malvasia. Old Town of Las Palmas is small enough to have a nice walk with a mixture of canarian cuisine and history. You pay in advance for a guide and sightseeing, but cost of tasting depends on you. Sky is a limit!
Tapas Tour Gran Canaria things to know
Tour takes approximately 3 hours and we do not include time of a pick up from the hotel. We can greet you at harbour, airport or hotel. Recommended time of our tour is 11:30 a.m – 2:30 p.m. (during lunch time). We avoid a tourist zones and focus on real canarian food experience – no french fries! Our guides have a bright knowledge about wines and cuisine, co you can count on a real gastro adventure!
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Reservation possible by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone +48667674789. Payments can be made in cash or by card. It is worth taking long-sleeved clothes on the trip, because it is a bit cooler in the north of the island. The trip is accessible to everyone, there are no long and steep climbs. We invite you to book this tour and follow us on Instagram profile. We are a local travel agency realizing trips for individual tourists and company groups. Our guides are licensed and focused on showing the beauty of the island. We also carry out private tours on request. Find us and rate on Tripadvisor!
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One thing to know about Gran Canaria and dishes to try
Traditional Canarian food can be described in two words: simple and delicious. With the emphasis on freshness, everyday Canarian dishes comprise grilled meats or fish (tuna, parrot fish, vieja, swordfish, sea bass), soups, stews and vegetables – many of which are surprisingly hearty. The best way to discover an authentic culinary experience is to eat likeand eat with the locals. Head to downtown tavernas, family-run restaurants in villages off the tourist track, and sample street food and café fayre when you’re out sightseeing to taste the delicacies and traditional dishes they love the most.
Not for the feint-hearted this one but it’s the dish that resonates with the history of the Canary Islands and its people like no other. Gofio is a flour made from roasted grains of wheat, maize or corn whose uses seem infinite and sometimes bizarre: it’s used to make many foods from dumplings for soups to ice cream. It’s not the easiest taste for the foreign palate to sample but the for the locals, this ‘superfood’ packed with healthy vitamins and minerals was a life-saver during the Spanish Civil War.
The dish is made with a fresh whole-cooked fish, salted and spiced and served with a medley of the dishes listed above – gofio and papas arrugadas with mojo picón. The Canary Islands on a plate. The best is served during the local trip to Puerto de las Nieves.
Queso de cabra
Queso de cabra is goats cheese, the two most delicious varieties of which are Queso Majorero, produced in Fuerteventura and Queso Palmero, made on the island of La Palma. If you like your cheese smoky, Tenerife scores top marks for its smoked goat’s cheese from Arico. In Gran Canaria we have a famous flower cheese from Guia ( produced with thistle flowers )
What’s not to love about a dessert whose name literally translates as “tastes good to me”? Dip your spoon into a bowl of bienmesabe – a sweet, soft puree made with ground almonds, egg yolk, sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon ….. and a huge canarian smile. Made on Gran Canaria, which is famous for its almond trees, it is usually served with ice cream or cream. Our local guides during our tours always show restaurants where you can try it!
Meet and greet at your place in Gran Canaria. We start our tour with a pick up (included in the price) and head to the Old Town of Las Palmas.
Walk through the Old District. During this sightseeing you will see the oldest parts of Las Palmas – Vegueta and Triana, passing by Columb Museum, Cathedral od St. Anna, Vegueta Market, theatre and former merchant district.
In this local tour we mix culture and history with canarian cuisine, so we will look for local bars and small restaurants to show you a real taste of canarian food. We will try best coffee, sip local beer and eat tapas – canarian snacks. You decide how many and for how much 🙂
Every tourist ends up our tour with full belly and soul full of beautiful memories. Time for a nap you will have during return transfer.
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Reservation possible by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +48667674789
Mercado de Vegueta – Plaza Santa Ana – Triana – Plaza de las Ranas – Teatro