5 star rating: Highly Recommended 54 Reviews

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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)
Discover the flavors 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.

Highlights

  • 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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You'll have lunch at a 16th-century farmhouse restaurant that uses locally sourced ingredients and you'll sample wines at small local wineries instead of the famous industrial ones. An authentic and intimate experience!

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Traditional Food and Wine Day Trip from Barcelona

Small-Group Tour: Traditional Food and Wine Day Trip from Barcelona

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Words wouldn't be enough to describe such a beautiful day with our guide George ....a very rich tour in every way ....generous ..a very good variety of food and wines ...highly recommended to all ages ...thank you viator for making our stay in Barcelona remarkable ....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic tour.Beautiful views,good food and wine.Guide was perfect and we did have a really good time.Would highly recommend it to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was fantastic. It was a friendly intimate tour with 4 couples including the tour guide Jordi who brought his girlfriend. The van comfortably sat the eight of us. Each meal and tour stop was a learning experience in Catalan cuisine and/or culture. I highly recommend this wonderful excursion!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was awesome and David our guide / driver was excellent. He was really informative and great fun to spend the day with! Would highly recommend this tour if you like food and wine and are keen for a day out of the City.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A great tour, thanks so much to the 2 guides who were great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fabulous! Loved it! Tour guide Enrique was informative, funny and polite. The tour was very interesting and more than I expected. Food was delicious. I would recommend this tour to anyone that wants to see a little of the countryside outside of Barcelona.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A wonderful day from start to finish! Our guide, Jordie, was helpful and informative without being intrusive. The food and drink was excellent and the choice of dishes for lunch - a bit of a rarity in my experience of trips like these - was very good. The visit to Monserrat was lovely. Recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide, Isi, was knowledgeable, fun and was one of the highlights of our tour. Also, the tour of Pares Balta winery was also really great because the woman, Aina, who was in charge of the tasting and showing us the winery was just fantastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Outstanding! Took us places we would have never found on our own. Food was great and wine was very good, too. Guide had a sense of adventure and we sure saw a lot of places and got some great history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

An absolutely wonderful day with our tour guide Anna. Much better than we were expecting with a beautiful drive into the mountains, a charming breakfast and surprisingly elegant lunch both were delicious! and an awesome tour of Pares Balta vineyards. Was a much longer day than I was expecting we got back around 6:30pm but wouldn't change a thing.

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