5 star rating: Highly Recommended 69 Reviews

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

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

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.


  • 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 October 2015

Excellent food and tour features.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We booked this trip outside of the tours included in our vacation package and it was well worth it. The first stop was in a small village where we had a typical Calalonia breakfast with wine. Lunch was in a rustic farm house in the middle of an olive grove. The food with wine was delicious and plentiful. Needless to say our journey to the next town was quite a lively one. Our guide, Enrique, was great. So friendly, great sense of humour and very knowledgeable about the area. He really made our trip memorable. If you're looking for a small group tour, spectacular mountain views with good food and wine don't miss this one. It was by far our favourite. Thank you Enrique!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was the best tour. The places are wonderful. Food excellent and the british guide tour was the right man for this tour, funny and loving.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour is excellent as a city break and is a must for wine lovers. Our guide Enrique makes all the difference. He is fun loving and funny, just the right man on this tour and I am sure the entire group agrees on that as well. The whole day was merry and merry. Had wine on the included breakfast, lunch and afternoon winery tour. One of the most memorable tour I have taken in Barcelona.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Despite the clouds and drizzle, we had a great day away from Barcelona, north to Montserrat. The local places we stopped to make our own tomato bread, and sample local meats and cheeses was enjoyable. The low hanging clouds at Montserrat actually gave a majestic feel like we were above the clouds. Also enjoyed eating grapes off the vines, touring the vineyard, and tasting wines and cava at the vineyard.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was a fantastic introduction to Catalan food ,wine and culture. Alex our gorgeous guide was so enthusiastic and bubbly. This tour was a definite highlight of our travels through France Portugal and Spain.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Isi was an excellent guide. Very knowledgable about the area and made the experience both memorable and fun. Great food and wine the entire day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

If you love food and wine and meeting new people from different countries, this trip is a must. We were on a City Break to Barcelona, but fancied something a bit different and were very glad we did this trip. The traditional breakfast was probably one of my favourite parts of the trip. You got a really good insight and feel of a traditional Spanish breakfast as you are taken somewhere where no normal tourist would go. The traditional Spanish lunch however wasn't so traditional as we weren't told that it was the Spanish holidays therefore for two weeks of the year, some people go away, therefore our lunch was based in a restaurant and not outside like I hoped We went towards the end of August. Saying that, the lunch at Ticus was AMAZING! The best fresh pasta dish I have ever had! The wine tasting is ideal for first timers, as it gives you an easy and interesting insight into wine and cava and of course the wine tasting part of the trip was brilliant. Our tour guide Feliciano was brilliant, such a laid back friendly guide with great knowledge of Barcelona and Spain in general. All in all a worth while trip, thank you.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Simply excellent. Definitely on of the best days of our travels through France and Spain. It was amazing to see all of the natural beauty and delicious food and wine just over an hour's drive from Barcelona. Guide Alex was very knowledgeable and personable and gave us a very nice glimpse into the local customs and traditions. Don't miss it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was the best trip of my holiday. The guide, Feliciano Doniguez, was probably the best guide I have ever had. His knowledge of everything to do with the area and of the food and wine associated with it was excellent. Don't have any breakfast before you go. The food commencing from the large breakfast to the 4 course lunch to the wine tasting is superb. Well worth the money. I would highly recommend this day out.

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