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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)
Explore Catalonia’s cava heritage and visit Sitges on this full-day trip from Barcelona. Travel into the countryside to visit the Freixenet Cava Cellars, and learn how Freixenet is made in the original wine cellars and modern workshop, before sipping on a chilled glass. Next, continue to the pretty seaside village of Sitges and enjoy free time for lunch (own expense). Then, visit the Bacardi House museum to unravel the famous Sitges-Bacardi connection. Learn how Bacardi’s made, join in a cocktail workshop, and mix and savor your own Bacardi-based mojito or Cuba Libre!

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of the Freixenet Cava Cellars and Sitges’ Bacardi House from Barcelona
  • Visit the cellars of Freixenet, one of Spain’s leading cava producers
  • Savor a glass of chilled Freixenet and learn about its origins and production
  • Travel to the charming seaside town of Sitges and enjoy free time for lunch (own expense)
  • Explore the Bacardi House in Sitges’ old town, a museum to the famous rum brand
  • Discover Bacardi’s connections with Sitges and join in a fun cocktail workshop
  • Seize the chance to make and taste your own Bacardi-based mojito or Cuba Libre

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A winning combo of beaches and bubbly! You'll visit sunny Sitges on the Catalan coast and taste cava wine. It's especially cool to ride through the underground cava cellars in a train.

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What You Can Expect

Full-Day Freixenet Cava Cellars, Sitges and Bacardi House Tour from Barcelona

Visit the Freixenet Cava Cellars and enjoy a glass of cava!

Leave central Barcelona by air-conditioned coach and drive west to the small town of Sant Sadurni d'Anoia in Catalonia. On route, hear about the town’s claim to fame as the home of the Freixenet Cava Cellars, where some of Spain’s best bubbly – known as cava – is produced.



After roughly an hour, arrive at the Freixenet winery and head inside to learn about the brand, founded in the early 20th century by a husband-and-wife team. Discover how Freixenet quickly gained fame when it began to be exported and gained a DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta) classification – a prestigious mark of quality.



Watch an audio-visual presentation about cava and see inside the original cellars, built in 1922. As you explore, hear about the different stages of the production process and discover expert tips on how best to serve and drink cava. Next, ride a mini train through the modern workshop and finish with a fitting finale — a glass of delicious, chilled Freixenet itself.

After, continue by coach to picturesque Sitges, one Spain’s chicest seaside towns. While you travel, hear interesting tales about this pretty whitewashed fishing village, known for its sandy beaches, sunny climate and cosmopolitan vibe.

On arrival, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at one of the many restaurants, and then rejoin your guide at Bacardi House, set in a converted 19th-century market in Sitges’ old town.

Take a tour of the house and learn how Bacardi’s founder, Facundo Bacardi, was born in Sitges and emigrated to Cuba in 1830, where he established his famous rum. Walk through rooms dedicated to Bacardi and learn all about how it's produced using molasses, stills, barrels and precision filtering.

Finish with an entertaining demo of how to mix the perfect Bacardi cocktail — either a mojito or Cuba Libre — and then grab the chance to mix and enjoy your very own version!

Lastly, return to Barcelona where your tour ends at the original departure point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We really enjoyed this! Interesting and fun tour! Nice cava tasting to top it off!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The Freixenet facility is first class. The tour guide was wonderful. The Bacardi visit was a nice add-on.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fun trip, great guide. Great way to spend an afternoon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was just awesome! We did this mid September 2015. We started at the Freixenet Winery after a short video on the bus describing the history of the vineyard and the families who made it what it is today. The tour itself was really informative as well as being interesting and fun. Of course the wine sampling at the end went down very well! Cool gift shop in which to purchase great souveniers to take home.The trip on to Stiges was great. Our guide was fantastic and walked us from the bus through the streets of Stiges to the main beach. He pointed out places of interest to visit which were all worth seeing. We had a gorgeous lunch on the beachfront and back to the bus for the trip home. Wish we had longer in Stiges. This is a great place to spend a couple of days!! Very relaxed but plenty going on if you want it. Would highly recommended this tour. The pick up point was nice and easy to find in Barcelona being at the top of La Ramblas.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

What an amazing day. We chose to stay in Sitges for he afternoon and catch to train back to Barcelona. History of the Cava wine cellars and the hospitality was fantastic, tasting of the various Cava wines a highlight. The street of Sitges we fun to explore and the beach beautiful and relaxing with cocktails a plenty.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Loved the tour of Freixenet (I'm a big fan of their cavas to begin with) - learned a lot about the history of the company and their process. Sitges was a bit of a snooze and would have preferred to go back to Barcelona after the tour of Freixenet.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This was a great tour - we really enjoyed it and sitting down at the end having a few glasses of Cava was brilliant. Highly recommend this to anybody who loves wine.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Spot on - excellent tour and guide and wonderful place to visit - trip to Sitges a bonus - thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We very much enjoyed this trip with a great guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was a great day trip. Freixnet was very impressive and our guide was very knowledgeable. Sitges was a very nice second stop to round out the day, even though the weather wasn't great. It's a town that we probably wouldn't have seen if it hadn't been part of the tour.

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