Traditional Food And Wine Small Group Tour From Barcelona

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  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the delightful flavors of Catalan food and wine on this small-group day trip from Barcelona. Sample cheese and wine in a beautiful medieval farmhouse overlooking the mountain of Montserrat; visit a former Benedictine monastery to sample local delicacies like home-cured meats, and taste different types of olive oil at another medieval farmhouse. Enjoy a traditional Catalan lunch at the farm's restaurant, and end your day trip with a guided tour of a winery, where you will enjoy cava and wine tastings. On this small-group tour, you will receive personalized attention from your tour guide.

Highlights

  • Free snacks included
  • Lunch included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Meet your guide in central Barcelona, relax during your journey in a comfortable minivan and take in views of the Catalan countryside on your way to Montserrat, the craggy mountain that rises above the region.

Stop in a charming village, famous for cattle raising and cheese making, and visit a beautifully restored medieval farmhouse to sample local cheese and wine. As you savor your tasting, admire views of your backdrop The north face of Montserrat.

Continue to Santa Cecilia, a former Benedictine monastery that is today a mountain shelter and a great example of early Catalan Romanesque architecture. Enjoy a short stop here to learn interesting facts about the history of the region. As you listen to your guide, sample locally-grown treats like almonds, peaches, honey or home-cured meats, depending on the season.

Next, relax on the drive around Montserrat and discover the south face of the mountain, which has a different climate and landscape from the north side, making it ideal for olive trees and vines. Get closer to nature as you leave your minivan and follow your guide through a path between fields of olive trees.

Arrive at a 16th-century farmhouse, originally the property of the Monastery of Montserrat. Visit the farmhouse's old olive mill and the medieval water tanks, and learn about olive oil pressing and the different types of olive oil. Sample some of these, then enjoy a traditional lunch of products grown at the farm (upgrade your experience by traveling on a Sunday, where the menu features typical local Catalan dishes).

After lunch, head to the Peneds, a vibrant wine region known for its production of cava (Catalan sparkling wine). Stop at a local winery, where you will learn how cava is made on a guided tour of the winery's underground cellars and barreling room, and finish with a tasting of four different types of cava and wine.

Then sit comfortably in your minivan and admire views of the landscape on your way back to Barcelona.

Inclusions

Local guide

3 food tastings

4 wine and cava tastings

Winery tour

Lunch

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

The minimum age for wine tasting is 18 years

Products you taste are subject to change depending on the season

This tour operates only in English

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had an excellent say with our tour guide, learning about the culture and sights of Barcelona. We enjoyed breakfast, which was kind of a DIY experience, but it was one that we can take back home. Lunch was also really good and the service was excellent. The smells were amazing. The winery tour was very informative and just all around great. We had a great time and would definitely go on another tour!

  • 26-Feb-2019

    Tour guide, Isi, showed my daughter and I, along with a couple from Texas, a fabulous day!!! He was informative and fun! The day included traditional Spanish food with wine in some locations we would not have found on our own. The lunch spot was particularly extra special, full of locals enjoying a beautiful afternoon in the mountains. We visited the monastery in the hillside of Monsterat which was, in my opinion, an architectural wonder with stunning views of the area!!!
    Highly recommend!!!

  • 26-Feb-2018

    This tour is a must! The entire day was filled with food wine and breathtaking views. Anna was awesome

  • 03-Dec-2017

    The highlight of our time in Spain. Originally booked at the beginning of our trip, we had to move our tour to the end of our time in Spain. Our tour guide was Joseph, whose infectious enthusiasm for Barcelona and Spain, really made the experience for us. The tour begins with breakfast in a small mountain town w/ a breathtaking view of Montserrat. Pro tip - they make their own gin and honey! Buy some and you won't regret it! One of my favorite stops was at Vinya Nova for lunch and olive oil tasting. My biggest regret from my trip was not purchasing olive oil from this restaurant! The depth of flavor and golden almost buttery quality was unmatched in other olive oils I had tasted previously. I am still trying to convince people to go to Barcelona, take this tour.. and snatch me a couple of bottles! The tour is definitely a full day event, but one of the highlights of our total European adventure.

  • 09-Oct-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 29-Sep-2017

    Great day great food and great guide what more could you ask for, even threw in a cooking lesson not that it really involved cooking. We were taught the spainish way of making bruschetta. Fun trip and being small everyone seemed to get along and enjoy the day

  • 11-Aug-2017

    We reserved and paid for a van for our tour but were forced to take a car. There were 4 large adults and traveling in the car was very uncomfortable. We complained about the vehicle before we departed but were told we had to take the car, instead of a van, or lose our money. What would have probably been a very enjoyable tour turned out to be a total disappointment. I recommend against taking this tour or using this tour company as customer service is not their strong point.

  • 07-Aug-2017

    I was fortunate enough to Josep as my tour guide and we got a private tour for two in a jaguar. Josep was an amazing tour guide who provided history and laughter. This was one of my favorite tours while we stayed in Barcelona. We had second breakfast at the cutest restaurant and the cuisine was fantastic. The visit to Monserrat was such a breathtaking experience and a spiritual one as well. The lunch prior to the winery visit was a culinary experience that we will never forget. I am still thinking about the codfish salad, paellla, coconut flan and of course the wine.The winery was also a treat because the wine was delicious and there was shipping available back to the US. I would say if you are lucky enough to have a tour with Josep, please make sure you do! If I could give him additional stars, I would.

  • 07-Aug-2017

    Lovely day but the itinerary was quite different than described. Changing things up without any notice is not a great marketing plan.

  • 31-Jul-2017

    We had a great day and our guide took us all the way up to Montserrat. Spectacular views! She was very helpful and told a lot of facts. We visited a bio/organic winery but didn't like their wine. Highlight was the lunch at the olive farm which was outstanding and best meal while in Barcelona.

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