Select Priorat & Barcelona Wine Tour

The Priorat

The Priorat region less than two hours from Barcelona is home to enterprising winemakers drawn by the old vines and the distinctive native grape varieties and slate-dominated soils. The wines here continually win international praise and awards. The Priorat landscapes are stunning with steep terraced hillsides and ancient villages tucked into valleys or dominating hilltops, each one feeling light years away from the last. Tuck yourself into your lovely rural hotel overlooking vineyards and forget about the world outside this dreamy wine region. Spending a few

days in the Priorat wine country can feel like stepping into a forgotten past, that is until you visit the cutting-edge wineries. This wine tour includes visits to Priorat’s most exclusive private wineries, lunches and dinners at the best-loved restaurants, and a private guide and driver throughout your time in this enchanting wine region tucked away in a corner of Catalonia, Spain. In addition, spend two days in Barcelona. Visit the Gaudi masterpieces with a private guide (skip the lines!) and have a Catalan breakfast at the market, shop for lunch and have lunch, prepared exclusively for you, in a private Barcelona home. An intimate and insightful day!


Monstant+Priorat

Montsant Mountains

The Land of Priorat Vines

Select Priorat & Barcelona Wine Tour

7 days / 6 nights

Priorat – 4 nights  |  Barcelona – 2 nights


Highlights

  • Taste through the wines at the Priorat’s world renowned wineries started by the Priorat pioneers in the 1970s

  • Prepare emblematic Catalan dishes in a private cooking class above a winery

  • Visit Scala Dei Monastery and learn how the 12th-century Carthusian monks built themselves a home in the Montsant mountains and began making wine there leading to the origins of the wine-making fame of the region

  • Compare Priorat and Montsant wines in guided tastings

  • Seafood lunch on the Mediterranean coast

  • Private Gaudi tour in Barcelona with an architecture expert guide

  • Lunch with a chef in Barcelona’s Eixample neighborhood

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


Select Priorat & Barcelona Wine Tour

Day 1: Priorat

  • Transfer with a driver or on the train to the Priorat from Barcelona. 

  • Visit a high-end family-run winery headed up by a mother and daughter team. One of their wines is made from vines planted in 1902. 

  • Lunch will be a lesson in Priorat vs. Montsant wines. 

  • Enjoy your winery hotel overlooking vineyards.

  • Overnight in the Priorat

Day 2: Priorat

  • The winery of one of the original Priorat pioneers is a treat given you will taste some of the region’s most respected wines, including a vi dolç–sweet Garnacha wine. 

  • Don your apron for a cooking class with our favorite Catalan chef.

  • Overnight in the Priorat

Day 3: Priorat

  • Start your wine tasting at a village winery that combines tradition and cutting-edge technology in their winemaking.

  • Lunch will feature modern renditions of classic Catalan and Spanish dishes and a stellar Priorat and Montsant wine list.

  • Another visit and tasting at an innovative winery whose early harvesting and “Burgundian” style of vinification produce fresh, complex age-worthy wines winning them praise from international critics.

  • Overnight in the Priorat

Day 4: Priorat

  • Visit two wineries in the neighboring Montsant wine region where the soil and elevation differences are noted in the wines

  • Go down to the Mediterranean coast for a seafood lunch

  • Free time in Tarragona for wandering around the old town

  • Dinner in the hotel

  • Overnight in the Priorat

Day 5: Barcelona

  • Head for Barcelona after breakfast

  • Explore Gaudí’s architectural legacy in Barcelona with an expert guide. 

  • Lunch of traditional Catalan arròs and seafood in the fishermen’s Barceloneta district.

  • Overnight in Barcelona

Day 6: Barcelona

  • A chef escorts you to a market frequented by locals for a Catalan breakfast before market shopping for lunch. Take the goods back to a private home in the Eixample and enjoy lunch and sobremesa–the Spanish art of staying at the table talking after lunch–in the company of the chef.

  • Overnight in Barcelona

Day 7: Departure

  • Private transfer to the Barcelona airport for your outward trip.


Epicurean Select | Private LUXURY Tour EXTENSIONS

  • Drive with a private guide to the Benedictine Monastery at Monserrat and the Shrine of the Black Madonna.

  • Add a day in the Penedes region where most of Catalonia’s Cava is made. Visit a biodynamic family-run winery for a vineyard visit and Cava tasting.


  • Visit a Priorat winery calling their labor heroic viticulture due to the harsh local conditions as they make excellent Garnacha and Cariñena vi de vila (village) wines.


  • Go up the mountain to the stunning cliff-top village of Siurana, a formerly Moorish town and home to a 12th century Romanesque church.


  • Taste artisan local olive oils made from Arbequina, Rojal and Negret olive varieties.


  • Visit the ruined monastery of Scala Dei where Carthusian monks planted vines in the Montsant mountains.


  • Take a walking gourmet tasting tour through the streets of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter or Poble Sec district in pursuit of Barcelona’s finest charcuterie, cheese, pastries, chocolate, wine and tapas.