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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)
Escape Barcelona on a two-day tour to southern Catalonia's most famous destinations: Sitges, Tarragona and Santes Creus. Combine history, beach fun and great wine as you admire Roman remnants in Tarragona, explore the fascinating coastal village of Sitges and enjoy a wine tasting at Bodegas Torres, one of the most famous wineries in Catalonia.

Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.

Highlights

  • 2-day tour of southern Catalonia from Barcelona
  • Take a walking tour of the picturesque village of Sitges
  • Enjoy Sitges' beaches, cafés and boutiques
  • Admission ticket for the Santes Creus monastery
  • Guided tour and wine tasting at Bodegas Torres or Freixenet Cavas
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

What You Can Expect

2-Day Southern Catalonia Tour: Sitges, Tarragona and Santes Creus

2-Day Southern Catalonia Tour: Sitges, Tarragona and Santes Creus

Less than an hour from Barcelona, the first stop on your 2-day small-group tour of southern Catalonia's most popular sites is Sitges. Discover the authentic Mediterranean atmosphere of this old fishing village, that has been fashionable since the 1890s, when it became an avant-garde art-world hangout.

Stroll along its shady streets, lined with traditional whitewashed houses and inviting boutiques; after you make your way out of this charming labyrinth, you’ll suddenly find yourself on the seafront. Make a stop in one of the numerous cosmopolitan bars and restaurants and soak up the atmosphere. Sitges has dining options to suit every taste and budget. After a leisurely lunch, head off to one of the 17 beaches the town has to offer.

In the afternoon, travel to Tarragona, where you will feel like you are traveling back to the days of ancient Rome. Check in to your hotel in time for dinner, and then spend the rest of your evening at leisure.

On your second day, visit Santes Creus, a beautiful Cistercian monastery dating back to 1158. After a traditional local lunch, you'll visit Bodegas Torres, one of the most famous wineries in Catalonia. Torres is Spain's largest producer of Denomination of Origin wines under its own label, exporting to more than 140 countries. Under the Torres brand name, they trade wine based on a range of different labels, as well as brandies. On your tour you'll learn all about the region's fabulous wine, enjoy a tasting and have the chance to buy wines to take home with you. Occasionally, the visit to Bodegas Torres may be changed to Freixenet Cavas. Refer to the Itinerary for a full breakdown of activities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Barcelona - Sitges - Tarragona (D)
Depart Barcelona at 8:30am and travel to Sitges, a beguiling Catalan coastal village. Enjoy the 'Route of the Americans' walking tour, and use your free time to discover the alluring charm of Sitges' cobbled streets, whitewashed fishermen's houses and gorgeous beaches. Then, find your perfect spot for a peaceful lunch by the sea. In the afternoon, depart to the Roman city of Tarragona, check in to your hotel, and then enjoy dinner.

Overnight: 4-star Ciutat de Tarragona in Tarragona or similar

Day 2: Tarragona - Santes Creus - Barcelona (B, L)
After breakfast, depart to Santes Creus. Enjoy some free time to visit its Cistercian monastery (admission included), the only monastery in the Cister Route with no monastic life. Enjoy a typical local lunch and head on to either Torres wine cellars or Freixenet Cavas, where you will have a tour of the winery and a wine tasting. You'll then head back to Barcelona, where your tour ends.
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