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Immerse yourself in Catalan culture on this half-day small-group tour from Barcelona. Visit the famous Penedès wine region for an exquisite wine and cava tasting session. Finally, experience the atmosphere of a traditional village festival and witness the unique spectacle of a ‘castell’ (a human tower), a tradition listed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a wine and cava tasting session at a family owned winery, in famous Penedès wine region
  • Meet locals and participate in this unique local activity
  • See a live Human Tower Festival, a tradition noted as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Immerse yourself in Catalan culture on this half-day tour. Visit a the famous Penedès wine region for an exquisite wine and cava
tasting session and witness a traditional human tower festival with a local guide who personally knows the performers!

What You Can Expect

Catalan Culture Half-Day Tour from Barcelona: Wine and Cava Tasting and Human Tower Festival

Wine and Cava Tasting

Leave Barcelona by air-conditioned minibus and head to the famous Penedès wine region for an exquisite wine and cava tasting session. Learn all about the region’s strict regulations on grape varieties and sustainable and organic agricultural practices, as you visit a family owned winery. You will see exactly why Catalan wines have acquired such international fame.

After head to a nearby town to experience a local festival. In Catalonia, there’s always a festival taking place somewhere, and the fiesta spirit is central to the region. A major part of many festival celebrations is the human tower displays, known as castells. See this time-honored Catalan tradition for yourself at the festival, and see Catalans of all ages taking part; typically the older veterans comprise the la pinya (solid tower base) while the brave and light anxanetas (usually youngsters) crown the top. Displays have been given UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status for their unique expression of Catalan culture.

After enjoying the festival at leisure, head back to your minibus and return to Barcelona, where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Enjoyed the tour given by Shiloh Olsen. We were very happy to have been able to see the Human Tower Festival, which was the highlight.

Mohammed A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Very helpful Guide with excellent knowledge of locations and a whole lot of useful info

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