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- Round trip transportation from your Barcelona excursion meeting point!
- Bilingual (English and Spanish speaking) local guides!
- Visit a family-owned cava and wine winery!
- Taste 4 wines and 4 cavas, paired with gourmet bites!
- Take a 4x4 ride along the vineyards!
- Then ride an open top, luxury, and insured minibus!
- Scenic drive past several of the major sightseeing highlights sites in Barcelona Spain!
- Drive by famed architect Antoni Gaudi's Houses on Passeig de Gracia!
- Ride up to Montjuic Hill and enjoy panoramic views of the city!
- Experience the unique Magical Fountain Show!
- All fees and taxes are included!
- Groups limited to 18 participants!
Experience sensory overload as you enjoy the very best of Catalonia in this full-day excursion celebrating world-class wine, gourmet food, impressive architecture, and the energetic vibe of this global city. Wine, cava, guided vineyard visit, sightseeing, night-time fountain show and much more!
Whether you are in town before, during, or after your cruise, or simply spending a day or two in the city, this is the excursion for you. Upon meeting at a centralized location, you will board a comfortable luxury bus, as part of a small group, for a premium, personalized adventure less than an hour from Barcelona. Your first stop is a family-run boutique winery which has been cultivating vines for more than two thousand years. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by an expert winemaker who will share the history of this millenary winery and guide you into the subterranean wine cellar. In this remarkable space, you will learn fascinating facts about grape varieties, vine growing, wine making, and the optimal conditions for its storage.
You will then venture into a stylish tasting room where you will savor four charming wines and an assortment of gourmet deli treats. When you have finished, you will visit the traditional manor house (current residence of the owner family) and vineyards in a convertible 4x4 automobile to add some adventure to the day. You will be accompanied by your guide and a viticulturist, a passionate grape expert! While basking in the Spanish sun, you will enjoy the stunning rural landscape and a Romanesque church belonging to the manor in a unique and exclusive way.
The second cellar visited is an equally historical winery specialized in cava, a naturally sparkling wine with an unmistakable flavor deeply rooted in Catalonia. This portion of the excursion includes an exclusive opportunity to enter the Capella, the heart of the cellar and oldest part of the winery featuring an enchanting candle-lighted ancient room where time stands still. After visiting the vineyard and cellar, you will sample four unique cavas, paired with a selection of epicurean appetizers to enhance the experience.
Your transportation will take you back to Barcelona to enjoy the afternoon where you are free to have a lunch (own expense), explore the city, or do some shopping before meeting back again at Passeig de Gracia; ready to discover the greatness and mysteries of Barcelona under a different light.
The upper part of Passeig de Graci is the perfect starting point to walk and admire Barcelona's finest modernist buildings, scattered along the avenue. Learn the history of the city from a professional, passionate, bilingual excursion guide while strolling around La Pedrera, Casa Batlle or Casa Amatller. Your open-top luxury minibus awaits to present an ideal opportunity to be raptured in the warm Mediterranean breeze. While riding, relish the history of the landmarks along the way along with the many secrets that Barcelona keeps to itself. Traveling along the seafront, you will come across the Columbus Monument (located at the end of La Rambla and dating back to 1888, the year of the Universal Exhibition).
A ride up Montjuic Hill provides a glimpse at the nocturnal illumination of the city, an intriguing touch worth discovering! You will want to have your camera ready to capture memories of a lifetime. On the way down, you will stop at the Magical Fountain where you will have time off the bus to enjoy the outstanding show; a spectacle that combines color, light, motion, music and water acrobatics into a unique and emotional performance. Our final stop is the Ciutat Vella, the popular Old City of Barcelona. Here you can stroll along narrow streets and enjoy a cocktail in an exclusive sky bar with astounding 360 panoramic views of the city, the perfect ending to a perfect night time ride! Following your excursion, you may continue to explore or return to your hotel or cruise ship at your leisure and own expense.
Comfortable clothing and footwear will be essential as you explore the magic of Barcelona and beyond!