Wine and Cava Trail + Human Towers Experience from Barcelona, Spain

Tasting
Cava, Wine
Activity
Meet The Maker, Tour, Cellar Tour
Included
Meal, Tour guide
Languages
English, Spanish, catalan
Theme
City, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
98
77
/ Person
Joan S
Activity Overview
Highlights:
  • Tailored guided tour from Barcelona to Catalonia
  • Half day trip from Barcelona for small groups
  • Trips to the family-owned winery, cellar, and vineyards. Enjoy a wine tasting in Spain’s Wine Capital, a Catalan festival and visit a human tower exhibit- (a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage)
  • Take part in a human tower exhibition and form part of the tower base (optional)
  • Participating in the local activities
After leaving Barcelona, travel in a luxury mini-coach with air conditioning to the El Penedès, wine-growing area of Spain and residence to numerous impressive vineyards -known locally christened as “cellers.” Learn everything about Cava, an excellent dazzling wine, as you tour a family run winery.

Spain, and notably Catalunya, is a place of customs. In each city, town or village there is an event which gets all the dwellers out in the street to commemorate. The trendiest element in a city event is ‘Castellers” or Human Tower Builders. The towers can be 10-people tall. Catalans of all ages participate, in this tradition. Learn how significant is bravery, cooperation, self-worth and confidence in this activity.

Days of operation:
  • This trip is available each Friday at 14:15 and Sunday at 9:00h, in March to November.
  • You can be picked up at your boarding house half an hour to departure and with an extra cost of 15€ per group.
 
Practical information
Specific information:
Minimum age for wine/cava tasting is 18 years. Minors will taste drinks with no alcohol
This tour is available in English, Catalan and Spanish. Other languages available upon request
Please arrive 15 minutes prior the tour
There will be time off the bus at your leisure, so please bring suitable clothing and footwear. Please bring comfortable clothing if you would like to participate in the human towers activity
Please, bring sun protection during summer season
 
Included
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Tour of winery’s vineyards and cellars
  • Local taxes included
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Meals are excluded, however we always recommend good places to eat or typical food to taste
  • Hotel Pick Up/Drop Off
Group-size:
2-12 persons
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
98
77
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Friday2:15 PM
Weekly on Sunday9:00 AM
Duration
6 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
2 reviews   0 comments
Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
The tour was very personalised. Joan met us at the agreed destination. There was only 3 people as part of the tour. The winery was wonderful, a family owned experience with beautiful wines. The human tower was seen during the training sessions. It gave us a feel for the event and can only imagine what the atmosphere would be like during the festival. At the end of the day, Joan dropped us off at our ... more hotel. Highly recommended.
Overall Experience
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My girlfriend and I spent over a week in Barcelona and saw every tourist attraction on the list. We met Barbara, our guide, and the other folks on our trip at 5pm. The entire evening was tremendous: outstanding wines in a beautiful scenery with views of the Mediterranean. Later on we did a culinary tour in a Roman village nearby. Churros and Jamon were delicious! The last part of the tour was in the ... more human tower association. Amazing tradition and interesting history behind it. We loved watching “castells”.Barbara, our guide, was knowledgeable and entertaining. And the following morning, Barbara send us all pictures of the vineyards and the human towers. Amazing moments! If we return to Barcelona, we’ll definitely book again.
Overall Experience
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DETAILED DESCRIPTION
You will kick-off the day with a delightful taste of conventional gourmet bites, as you let yourself go to the suggestions of a professional chef as you are guided through the brilliant Boqueria Market, a world-famous market recognized for its incredible diversity of products on offer. You will be amazed by new tastes of regional gourmet delicacies and also get a chance to visit traditional groceries that have been carefully selected by chef Alex Lopez.

You will proceed with the visit through the maze of the old town Barcelona which takes you to the Santa Caterina Market while you enjoy the splendid curved rooftop of the market which was recently reformed by renown architects Tagliabue and Miralles. You will get a chance to savor genuine delicatessens of the market, which comprise a selection of appetizers that will surprise your taste buds.

You will earn an opportunity to enjoy a hands-on cooking experience workshop where you will learn how to prepare a proper paella to surprise your friends with your cooking skills. This trip gives you a unique chance to learn first-hand from a professional chef on how to cook a classic Spanish meal. You will learn how to select fresh ingredients and also how cook them, how to choose the correct rice and then witness the magic with your own hands.

The experience will see you prepare a complete menu of 3 different courses that include: Bravas Potatoes and Gazpacho as starters, Baked Onion Carpaccio served with Xató Sauce and Sea Food Paella as main courses and then finish with the distinctive Catalan dessert, the Catalan Cream.
You will enjoy a small group for a customized experience worth sharing good memories of your excursion while you taste the paella you prepared paired with a selection of wine.
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We welcome you to a Back to school experience where you will learn the realization of Mediterranean cuisine with first-hand experience. We will taste our food and enjoy the lunch with ... morea good selection of Wine and Cava after a great cooking session. The Menu includes Baked Onion Carpaccio with Xató Sauce, Bravas Potatoes, Sea Food Paella, Gazpacho, and many more.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
We welcome you for a trip which grants you unique chance to learn through the hands of a professional chef on how to prepare a typical Spanish meal. You will learn how to choose fresh ingredients and the proper way to cook them, as well as how to select the proper rice and witness the magic with your own hands. This opportunity will see you prepare a complete menu of 3 different courses:
Baked Onion Carpaccio with Xató Sauce, Gazpacho, and Bravas Potatoes as starters, and Sea Food Paella as main courses and then finish with the classic Catalan dessert, the Catalan Cream. It is a rare opportunity where you will enjoy a small group for a personalized experience as you share good memories of your journey while you taste the paella you prepared coupled with a selection of wine.
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We welcome you to a trip for a chance to learn more about the national and local gastronomy where you will discover Boqueria and Santa Caterina 2 of the best markets in town and later ... morevisit traditional grocery shops thoroughly selected by a professional chef. We invite you to taste Iberic Ham, Olive Oil taste, Tomatoes, Manchego Cheese, and many more as you join us in this delicious exercise with Chef Alex López.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION
You will Start your day with a lovely taste of conventional gourmet bites as you let yourself go to the suggestions of a professional chef as he guides you through one of the world famous markets, the colorful Boqueria Market, renowned for its phenomenal varieties of products on offer. You will amaze yourself with new tastes of regional gourmet delicacies as you visit traditional grocery shops thoroughly selected by chef Alex Lopez. Afterward, you will continue your stroll through the maze of Barcelona old town to reach the Santa Caterina Market where you will enjoy the splendid the market and its arched rooftop which was recently reformed by the renown architects Miralles and Tagliabue. You get an opportunity to savor original delicatessens of the market, served with a selection of appetizers that will shock your taste buds.