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
$
100
63
/ Person
TRUSTED PARTNER
Barbara R
Response rate: 
100%
Response time:
several hours
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
$
100
63
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.
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