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Experience a relaxing day in the countryside and plenty of wine-tasting during this 8-hour day trip to some of the top wineries outside Barcelona. Head to the Penedès region, where you'll visit some of the most famous wineries of Catalonia, stopping to taste and learn about the production of the area's many vintages and cava (Catalan sparkling wine) along the way. During your visit, you'll also enjoy the services of a guide, who will escort you between wineries and share informative and fun facts about the region during your trip. This Catalonia winery tour includes tastings at three vineyards plus cheeses and tapas.

Highlights

  • Wine-tasting day trip from Barcelona
  • Explore the magical world of the Catalan wine region
  • Discover the complex process of making cava (Catalan sparkling wine)
  • Enjoy complimentary wine and cheese tastings
  • Professional and informative guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Wine, cheese and tapas -- what's not to like? You'll visit some of the best cava wineries in Spain on this tour and learn all about how Catalan sparkling wine is made.

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What You Can Expect

Wine and Cava Day Trip from Barcelona

Wine and Cava Day Trip from Barcelona

Take a journey to one of Spain's top wine-producing regions during this 8-hour day trip from Barcelona visiting some of Catalonia's top wineries. During the course of your experience you'll sample some of the area's top wines and cava, along with a selection of cheese and tapas, as you learn about the vineyards' production processes and history. 

Catalonia is known as one of the country's most celebrated wine regions, boasting 11 different appellations, more than 2,000 years of wine-making history and annual production in excess of 380 million bottles. The region's output also includes cava, a sparkling wine that accounts for around 50% of the total.

Depart from central Barcelona at 8:30am, heading first to Bodegues Jean Leon, a winery located in the center of Spain's Penedès region, for a tour of the facilities and a tasting of two of the group's award-winning wines. Head next to Bodegues Torres, where you'll have a chance to further immerse yourself in the unique wine-making process. You'll also enjoy a tasting of three more wines, accompanied by local Catalonian cheeses. Finish your excursion at Caves Freixenet, where you'll spend some time learning about, and tasting, cava. Discover the process behind cava production and then sample two cavas plus some mouth-watering tapas.

Throughout your day's excursion, your guide will also be available to answer questions and share entertaining tidbits that provide further context and history about this unique wine-making region. Return back to your departure point at the conclusion of the day's activity.

Customer Reviews

Chanda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Each location gets better and better. To learn about how the wine or cava is produce on-site is amazing. Really enjoyed all the guides they were very knowledgeable.

alison.e.medeiros

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Wonderful day trip!

Michelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fabulous! Dina was a fantastic guide with a lot of knowledge. The wineries were fantastic and tastings and accompanied snacks were perfect. The group size was just right. I totally recommend it to anyone who likes wine and cava and wants to do something a little different while on holiday.

spunkybunks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I chose this wine tour over others because it focused on 3 of the more well known wineries in the region. I wanted to be able to try wines from a popular winery that are more accessible at home USA than a smaller winery where I won't be able to find or order bottles from back home. I'm glad I did this tour, all 3 wineries were completely different in atmosphere and taste. It was nice and varied. While on the way, our fun tour guide showed us short videos which give you a quick overview of each winery before you arrive. They give you a LOT of wine to try :-, and you can purchase additional glasses of wines to try for a small fee at each winery. Awesome!

Craig Viator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great tour. We enjoyed all three wineries and met a lot of great people. Jean Leon was very interesting to learn about how he started and came back to create this wonderful winery. Torres was an excellent tour with a train ride to see the huge vineyard and production. We had 4 wine and cheese tastings. Cavas Freixenet was entertaining as well. All in all we purchased 12 bottles to bring back with us to NC.

Ronald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great

mpdoucakis United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a fun tour of two wineries as well as a visit to a cava producer. The histories were very interesting, and the wines and cava were also very good. Would highly recommend!

Edward W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour. Beautiful countryside. Informative guides. Nice tastings and tapas.

HEATHER C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour to get out of the city and sample wine and cava! Jean Leon winery has stunning views, as does Torres. Torres offers cheese with your wine and you get pairing suggestions too. Frexient is a very cool spot to tour...going down into the caves and seeing the facilities was really interesting. Good area to hang out after and enjoy bubbly and snacks too. Everything was kept on track. Overall a very well organized tour and a fun day. HIghly recommend.

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very interesting! We toured two wineries and one cava maker. The samples were very nice, the tour guides at each of the facilities were both informative and interesting. History about each of the facilities was included as well as tours through the processes to show how the final products are created.

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