Traditional Food & Wine Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona
- Catalan food and wine day trip from Barcelona
- Sample homemade cheese, home-cured meats, olive oil and locally grown fruit
- Enjoy a guided tour of a winery and four tastings of wine and cava
- Have a traditional Catalan lunch of regional home-grown products at a 16th-century farmhouse restaurant
- Admire panoramic views of the Catalan countryside, traditional villages and Montserrat
- Small-group tour ensures a personal experience with your guide
Discover the flavours 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.
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.