Barcelona & Penedes Tour: Cava, Cuisine & Culture

Barcelona & Penedes

Barcelona could be the most visually interesting city in the world. Unique architecture greets you wherever you turn, from the Gothic cathedral to the Eixample district’s Modernist hallucinations to the beachfront sail of the modern W Hotel. You’ll want to explore every inch of its varied neighborhoods: mysterious Gothic Quarter with its

winding streets, the sun-soaked Barceloneta, filled with authentic fisherman’s bars, the Eixample’s orchestrated layout and beautiful buildings, or Gracia’s bohemian soul. The Catalan capital has incredible cuisine and nightlife, from traditional restaurants and sleek tapas bars to expert wine bars and glitzy beachfront lounges. No matter what calls to you, Barcelona will make you want to come back.


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A fine rooftop

Barcelona & Penedes Tour: Cava, Cuisine & Culture

5 Days / 4 Nights

Priorat – 4 Nights 


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and its winding streets, artisan shops and medieval seats of Catalan government

  • Seafood lunch on the Mediterranean coast

  • Private Gaudi tour in Barcelona with an expert architecture guide

  • Lunch with a chef in Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood

  • Visit a biodynamic Cava producer in the Penedes

  • Taste local products on a gourmet tour of Barcelona’s food shops and bars

ALL TRIPS INCLUDE

  • Private expert professional guides

  • Exclusive private tours and visits

  • Experiences with local insiders such as chefs, winemakers, artisans, and artists

  • Luxury hotels and accommodations

  • Restaurant and wine concierge services for meals and wine tastings

  • Premium wine tastings at all wineries

  • Recommendations and reservations for restaurants in all locations

  • Private chauffeur-driven air-conditioned transportation

  • Airport and train station transfers

  • Expert travel advice and support before and during your trip


Barcelona & Penedes Tour: Cava, Cuisine & Culture

Day 1: Barcelona

  • Transfer from the Barcelona airport

  • Private walking tour in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

  • Traditional seafood and arròs lunch in the beachfront Barceloneta district

  • Stroll the streets of the lively Born district where you will find cutting-edge designer shops, picturesque cafés and wine bars

  • Dinner at our favorite restaurant at the bar overlooking the kitchen

  • Overnight Barcelona

Day 2: Barcelona

  • Market breakfast before shopping with a chef for lunch in a private home

  • Gaudí & Modernism tour: See Gaudi´s masterful Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera apartment building

  • Walk the length of the Paseo de Gracia where multiple Modernist buildings are found, including Casa Batlló and Casa Amatller

  • Dinner at a 1 Michelin-starred restaurant

  • Overnight Barcelona

Day 3: Barcelona - Penedès

  • Transfer to the Cava-producing Penedès wine region

  • Visit a family-owned biodynamic Cava producer

  • Lunch in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia

  • Tasting with an artisan producer of Champagne-style Cavas

  • Dinner in Barcelona at a modern tapas restaurant

  • Overnight Barcelona

Day 4: Barcelona

  • Barcelona gourmet tour stopping at traditional shops, bars and cafés to sample Catalan creativity

  • Market lunch (think grilled fresh seafood) at Quim de la Boqueria in the Boqueria Market

  • Overnight Barcelona

Day 5: Departure

  • Transfer to the Barcelona airport for departure


EPICUREAN SELECT | PRIVATE LUXURY TOUR EXTENSIONS

  • Join your private guide to explore the city’s traditional heritage of artisan workshops and ateliers. Visit traditional forged wrought-iron artisans, potters, weavers, jewelers and other artists creating in 21st century Barcelona. We will customize the visits according to your interests.

  • Visit Casa Vicens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by Antoni Gaudí and built as a summer home for Catalan art dealer Manuel Vicens i Montaner. Afterwards visit Casa de les Punxes designed by Modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, whose stained glass and decorative sculpture, ironwork, glass and ceramics adorn the façade.

  • Drive with a private guide to the spectacular Benedictine Monastery at Monserrat and the Shrine of the Black Madonna. You may be able to attend a concert of the Monserrat choir while there as well as attend Mass.

  • Spend a day in the Priorat wine region tasting world-class Garnacha and Cariñena wines.

  • Venture out from Barcelona on a sailboat for a private wine tasting experience with views of Barelona.

  • Spend a few days wandering through prisitine villlages and secluded coves on the Costa Brava. Taste Empordà wines and visit the Salvador Dali museum and house.