Barcelona Spain | Private food, wine and art tour for 5 days
Have fun with your company, group of friends or familiy during this private cuisine, wine and art tour in Barcelona, Sitges and Montserrat. For good reasons, Barcelona (Spain) is one of the most visited cities in Europe and probably the world. Travellers, tourists and locals love this Mediterranean seaside city for its culture, architecture such as the world famous Gaudi buildings, the Spanish and Catalan cuisine, the nightlife as well as the nearby beaches. There is something to do and see for everyone.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
Located on the shores of the Mediterranean sea, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain is a cosmopolitan city with great cultural significance both commercial and touristic. Barcelona is one of the most popular European cities, not only for its art, but also for its sunny beaches combined with a suggestive and excellent cuisine. You will have the great opportunity to experience some highlights of its amazing cultural energy and you will also discover its delicious cuisine.
At your centric, cozy and modern hotel awaits you a warm welcome and a memorable stay. During your stay you will enjoy a cooking class to learn Spanish and Catalan recipes. Have fun in an authentic tapas tour and discover curious taverns and bars around the Gothic Quarter. You will learn about Gaudi´s art from the hand of our expert guides by visiting the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell among other visits.
In addition we will leave Barcelona for the impressive sanctuary of Montserrat. Taste wines and cavas (champagne) of the region in several renowned wineries and visit the famous fishing and artistic village Sitges.
A cocktail of new experiences that will make your trip memorable!
• Roundtrip private transfers to Barcelona airport.
• 4 nights in centric, charming and modern hotel (we will offer a range of different stars hotels for you to choose upon availabilty. Please check list below).
• Full buffet breakfasts daily.
• Lunches and dinners indicated in Itinerary. They include bottle of wine for two people and water (except indicated the contrary).
• Private tapas and cultural tour with English speaking guide including tapas dinner with wine and other beverages.
• Private excursion to Sitges by train (from 2 to 6 people) or minibus (more than 6) with English speaking guide including meal with wine.
• Private excursion to Monstserrat Abbey, Winery and Castle, including entrances, guided visit, Coca de Montserrat (sweet pastry) and liquor tasting, wine tasting of 3 premium wines and Tapas brunch.
• 1 hands-on cooking class at prestigious cooking school, including meals with wine.
• Visit to food market.
• Local taxes.
• Book of recipes.
• Travel information.
• For groups from 2 to 6 people, transfers to train station for Sitges, transfer to meeting point for Montserrat, and transfers for cooking classes.
• Medical or Travel Insurance.
• Meals and Drinks not specified.
• Extra nights.
• Winery visit at Sitges.
• For groups from 2 to 6 people private chauffer for Sitges or to the train station.
• Farewell dinner and Flamenco Show.
• “Chocolate and Sweet” tour.
Tapas and cultural tour in historical Gothic quarter.
Lunch or Dinner included.
Private transfer from airport to our modern and centric hotel situated right in the centre of Barcelona, within five to ten minutes walking distance of Gaudi’s Pedrera and Casa Batlló, the Ramblas, the Liceu opera house, Picasso museum and much more.
Tapas and cultural tour in historical Gothic quarter (4 hours).
Our friendly guide will meet you at your hotel in order to head to Casa Battló, an amazing Gaudi creation right in the center of Barcelona. Afterwards we go for a lovely walking tour among the magical medieval narrow streets at the Gothic old historic quarter. Enjoy its amazing cathedral and its environs which include the Romanesque church of Santa Llúcia and the City Hall. Antique dealers, bookshops, restaurants and unusual shops maintain the activity of this historical district.
During the walk, we will have a Tapas style lunch so you will learn about this famous Spanish way of enjoying small portions of many different specialities accompanied with wine or refreshing beer. Snacking and drinking your way from bar to bar or bistro to bistro is incredibly Spanish, and can be lots of fun. Anything from Iberian cured ham and other catalan sausages, tomato bread, muscles with “vinagreta”, anchovies, shrimps stuffed in garlic sauce can be enjoyed as a tapa. Just delicious!
Visit to the Boquería Market and Cooking class.
Buffet breakfast and Lunch included.
Our meeting point will be the Boqueria Market, just 15 minutes walking from your hotel. Situated in “Las Ramblas”, a famous, cheerful, partly pedestrian street with traditional shops, the fresh market of “la Boqueria” is one of the most spectacular and nicest food markets in Spain. It is famous for the quality and diversity of its produce which comes from around the world. It is located on a site originally intended to be used as the courtyard of the church of Sant Josep. We will meet our chef to buy the ingredients for our cooking class.
Then we will head to our prestigious cooking school, just 5 minutes from the market, and put on our aprons. The workshop will last about three hours and will consist of a complete menu: First and second dish and dessert. The hands-on cooking class is based on regional or other typical Spanish recipes you may wish to learn how to cook, such us:
• Gazpacho (cold tomato soup with garlic, olive oil and other vegetables).
• Spanish omelette (with potatoes, onions and more Mediterranean ingredients)
• Paella (THE famous rice dish).
• Desserts: Catalan cream.
The cooking experience is finished with a delicious lunch based on what we have prepared accompanied with excellent Spanish wine.
Afternoon free to explore fascinating Barcelona. Dinner on your own.
Excursion to sea side village of Sitges. (5-7 hours).
Buffet breakfast and Lunch included.
Sitges, a beautiful village only 30 min by train, has always been a place that has captivated artists, tourists and general visitors from all parts. For many, the secret is its light and almost 300 sunny days per year, as noted by painters, sculptors and writers who, in the late nineteenth century, have settled here. Sitges has preserved important medieval parts and references as an ancient fishing village, offering visitors a valuable architectural heritage that our private guide will show you for a pleasant walking tour along cobblestone streets.
Typical lunch at renowned restaurant by the sea in the beautiful sea side village of Sitges.
Back to Barcelona or optional winery visit: Visit with winemaker Manel around his spectacular winery at Montgros Valley. The area consists of 45 acres of woodland and 16 acres of vineyards surrounding the winery in a beautiful farmhouse, where they produce their own wines from native varieties such as Malvasia, Xarel, Sumoll, Carignan and Tempranillo. Enjoy a quirky, friendly and exclusive tour and taste very special wines.
Dinner on your own.
Full day excursion to Montserrat and winery (7 hours).
Buffet breakfast and Lunch included.
Montserrat is the most important mountain in Catalonia. Famous for its Gothic forms and views. On the way our guide will introduce this magical mountain where Mother Nature meets religion, history and identity of the Catalans. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural park. The tour includes a short walk to the monastery, where you can enjoy the spectacular views and get a real sense of spirituality.
Then we will head to one of the most important and beautiful wineries in the region. Situated in a stunning castle dating back more than a thousand years, the winery reigns over 1,000 acres.
You will sit back and relax as you taste three typical and outstanding wines paired with authentic Spanish bites of organic and local food: Delicate cold cuts and cheese.
In the early evening, our wine experts will guide you through the winery and take you through a beautiful walk through the vines. Learn how wine is made and discover all its secrets. We will almost get lost between corridors of the castle to find the barrel room where the wines age and become somewhat ”wiser”. Let’s sit down, close our eyes and enjoy the wonderful miracle of the aromas and flavors of different wines.
Back to Barcelona. Dinner on your own.
Last day with transport to airport.
Buffet breakfast. Transfer to airport.
End of services. We wish you a safe trip back home.
Some of the possible hotels are (in case of availability):
• Hotel Astoria – www.derbyhotels.com
• Hotel Denit – www.hoteldenit.es
• Petit palace Museum – www.petitpalace.com
• Hotel Granados – www.derbyhotels.com
• Catalonia Plaza Cataluña, Born. http://www.hoteles-catalonia.com/en/home.jsp
• Hotel Claris – www.derbyhotels.com.
• Hotel Omm – www.hotelomm.com
Menus will be not “a la carte” and will be fixed before hand. If there is any food you are allergic to or cannot eat, please inform us before your travel.
The order of days in itinerary or schedule of activities can be modified by the supplier. The customer will receive the confirmed itinerary prior to travel.
All prices are for the year 2017, in Euro and per person:
Minimum number of participants: 2 in double or twin room.
3* hotel – Low season: 1.155
4* hotel – Low season: 1.205
5* hotel – Low season: 1.315
3* hotel – Mid season: 1.200
4* hotel – Mid season: 1.240
5* hotel – Mid season: 1.375
3* hotel – High season: 1.250
4* hotel – High season: 1.360
5* hotel – High season: 1.460
For a group of 4 the price is 100 Euro less per person.
For larger groups price upon request.
Single room supplement: Price upon request.
Available all year round upon request.