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About the guru Calpe a Pie
Live the experience of discovering Calpe as an adventurous traveler, because our visits through the stories, anecdotes and local life of our city, will turn your visit into a unique experience. Our mission is to make you feel at home, that you are comfortable and that you enjoy our history, our tapas, our people, and that your stay here is an experience for you to want to re... More »
Live the experience of discovering Calpe as an adventurous traveler, because our visits through the stories, anecdotes and local life of our city, will turn your visit into a unique experience. Our mission is to make you feel at home, that you are comfortable and that you enjoy our history, our tapas, our people, and that your stay here is an experience for you to want to repeat again.
About the tour
TAPAS AND WINE TOUR
Do you know tapas’ history?
It is said that King Alfonso X, called the Wise, established that wine could not be served in taverns if it was not accompanied by food, to avoid that wine went quickly to people’s head. The food was served in a small plate that they put above a glass or a jug to cover the recipient, and to prevent any fly or other insects from getting into that valued drink.
Since then, moving from tavern to tavern or from bar to bar, drinking different wines, eating different tapas, and meeting with friends has become very traditional and funny in Spain.
They take it as a snack or as a meal itself, and this activity not only allows you to taste specialities of each region, but also to know and explore different neighbourhoods or historic centres of Spanish cities.
Calpeapie has designed these tapas tours through different bars in Calp in order to enjoy our gastronomy and to gain an insight into our culture.
Our specialised guides will lead you through some interesting places that are now part of the historic centre of each city in a walking tour. Then you will visit some of the most important monuments, but especially, you will taste the most characteristic specialities of each city in bars or taverns that are full of tradition, history, or are renown. Those are where Spanish people usually go running away from the crowded tourist places.
Our guides will tell you stories and legends not only about our gastronomy and our history, but also about traditional shops like old pastry shops, bakeries or taverns.
The bars full of tapas and pinchos will amaze you. Any delicacy, such as garlic shrimps, clams with sherry sauce, ham croquettes, skewered appetizers, cheese and Iberian ham…
You can eat them as tapas or with a wine or a beer. It is simply pleasant and delicious!
Recommendations: Water, trainers, sun cream, a cap and especially a camera
The amount given to the guides is completely open. Each traveler is free to decide at the end of the tour how much they want to contribute, depending on how much they liked it, and their economic possibilities.
In this way, we make sure that access to culture is possible for people of any economic level. And it also supposes an extra motivation for the guides, to continue improving day by day, and to make the experience more fun
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