Traditional Spanish Food and Wine Tour from Barcelona

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona
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  • 10 hours
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover the 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
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Meet your guide in central Barcelona, relax on board 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 Cecília, 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 how the monks influenced the farming and the gastronomic traditions. 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 Penedés, 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
Departure Point

Central Barcelona


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

10 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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Dawn H

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!!!

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Donna L

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

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catnguyen6

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.

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Maria S

This tour was amazing!

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Bernadette G

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

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Restaurant for lunch

After driving on a dirt road through acres of olive trees, you have lunch at this restaurant

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A GREAT DAY IN THE MOUNTAINS

Here we are in Monserrat. Even though the day was cloudy and rainy it was still so beautiful and so much fun.

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White wine

One of the 3 glasses of wine we got to try...I cant lie a bit more wine would of been nice :-

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Wine Tastin Table

The large table where everyone is sat for the wine tasting

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The basement

This is where the bottles of wine are stored

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Barrells

Apparently these can hold from 300 - 400 bottles of wine

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The Winery

The beautiful winery that we went to

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Paella

One fourth of our amazing lunch

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Monsterrat

Amazing views from up here

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Traditional Spanish Breakfast

This breakfast was delicious.

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Typical Day of drinking

This was our group that day. we had a personalized tour including just the three of us. Once at the winery, there was another group of 3 women. so it was a small group total and very personal.

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Montserrat

A view from Montserrat

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Lunch

Part of our group as we enter the small restaurant where we had lunch. It was a lovely outdoor terrace shaded by many trees.

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Breakfast time

Learning how to make our own tomato bread

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Montserrat funicular

Cable car atop the Montserrat

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Food and Wine Day Trip from Barcelona

Food and Wine Day Trip from Barcelona

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Food and Wine Day Trip from Barcelona

Food and Wine Day Trip from Barcelona

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