A gourmet fusion of avant garde and tradition
Barcelona is one of Europe’s most glamorous and energetic cities, with an astounding collection of beautiful art and architecture, and a high concentration of stunning restaurants and winebars. We have designed this luxurious chauffeured wine tasting tour to include the best of Barcelona’s sights and eateries, along with a day excursion to the Penedès wine country. Penedès is a fantastic and diverse region where Spain’s bubbly (Cava) is produced as well as high-end still red and white wines. Exceptional wines that you will try on this tour include Torres´ “Mas La Plana”, Parés Baltà´s “Absis”, Albet I Noya´s “Marti” and Agustí Torelló´s “Krypta” (the best bubbly in Spain, in a gorgeous amphora shaped bottle). You´ll visit boutique wineries and enjoy tours of the vineyards, followed by private VIP tastings.
With your own private art guide and chauffeur you will discover some of Barcelona’s best sights (such as the Gaudi landscaped Parc Guell with its mindboggling mosaics), best markets (like tiny Santa Caterina and the outstanding Boqueria markets), and museums (the very charming Picasso museum). Dining is as important as the wine on our tours and we have selected a mix of contrasting restaurants, from authentic and cozy Paella restaurants to innovative “foodie” hotspots. Traditional dishes you might try include “Zarzuela” (a lusty seafood soup with fish and shellfish), roast vegetables with “Picada” (a thick sauce with almonds, hazelnuts, parsley and garlic), and “Xato” (a traditional salad from the Catalan city of Tarragona, made with Escarola lettuce, anchovies, tuna and Arbequina olives in a vinaigrette of olive oil, Ñora peppers, crushed almonds, and high quality vinegar). And some unforgettable gastronomic experiences are in store for you at mythical restaurants such as Cinc Sentits. If you are looking for a luxury food and wine tasting tour in one of Spain’s most beautiful cities, then contact us for more information on this tour.
Below is a suggested Day By Day Itinerary for your private Barcelona Wine Tour
Day One - Private Art Tour of Barcelona, Dine at Lasarte
Gourmet Welcome Dinner
This morning you will arrive to Barcelona’s international airport where your own private driver will be waiting for you, to whisk you off to your fabulous hotel by comfortable Mercedes. Arrive to your historic and ultra elegant hotel, located right in the “Eixample” quarter on the Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona’s Rodeo Drive. Settle in to your hotel and find your welcome pack with wine gift, keepsake itinerary and gourmet surprise. You´ll have some free time to have lunch on your own (try a seafood lunch at Botafumeiro or a creative lunch at Hisop, for example), relax, freshen up, etc.
Then this afternoon, your private art guide will pick you up at the hotel and you will enjoy a three-hour walking tour of the Eixample and Barri Gotic. You´ll begin with a walk down the Passeig de Gracia where much of Barcelona’s loveliest architecture is located. You´ll visit Gaudi´s dramatic Casa Batlló, including a visit to the surreal rooftop (don´t forget the camera). Carry on to the medieval quarter, visiting the atmospheric Gothic quarter and 15th century cathedral. Finish your tour with a visit to the Picasso Museum, with your guide explaining the most important pieces and anecdotes about Picasso’s stay in Barcelona. The rest of the afternoon and early evening is yours.
Tonight, we have an outstanding dinner planned for you- a tasting menu with wine pairings at Lasarte, one of our all-time favorite restaurants in Barcelona. This Michelin starred gastronomic temple is a delicious and unforgettable introduction to Gourmet Barcelona!
Overnight: 5* Luxury Hotel, with balcony views
Meals Included in Price: Gourmet Tasting Dinner with wine pairings
Transfers: Barcelona airport- Hotel- Walking Tour- one way dinner transfer
Day Two - VIP Wine Tastings at Pares Balta & Agustí Torelló
Premium Cava Tasting
Discover the wines of Penedès today! This morning your driver will take you south into the wine country, about a one-hour drive. Your first visit will be to a high end boutique wine estate such as the fantastic Agustí Torelló , where the renowned Kripta is made, and bottled in its unique amphora shape. Enjoy a private and VIP tasting of 5 top cavas including their lively brut, gran reserva and as a special treat, the Kripta.
The second wine tour of today will be to one of our favorites such as Parés Baltà, where a very special visit awaits. You´ll tour the vineyards by 4X4, learning all about the organic viticulture they employ and the native Catalan grape varietals. A tasting is up next and you´ll taste a range of polished Cavas and rich, velvety red wines. Superb tour, superb wines, what more could you ask for?
A culinary treat is up next at a gorgeous wine resort in the Penedès that also houses an exciting restaurant, Tibia. You´ll indulge in a five-course tasting menu and receive a special chef’s welcome. Your driver will take you back to Barcelona around 5PM and you´ll enjoy the rest of the evening on your own in Barcelona. For something fun and original, try dinner at the Michelin starred Moo in the Star Trek-like Omm Hotel, highly recommended.
Overnight: 5* Luxury Hotel, with balcony views
Meals Included in Price: Full Breakfast, Gourmet Tasting Lunch with wine pairings
Transfers: Barcelona- Penedès- Barcelona
Day Three - Private Art Tour in Barcelona & Lunch at Can Majo
Barcelona´s beautiful port
Today you will have a private art guide as well as driver, to see more of bustling Barcelona. Begin with a walking tour of the Borne neighborhood, our favorite quarter downtown. Your guide will show you the breathtaking Santa Maria del Mar cathedral, recently the focus of the page-turning best seller “Cathedral of the Sea” by Ildefonso Falcones. Then, enjoy a wine aperitif at a cute winebar just in front of the cathedral.
Your driver will then take you and your guide to Parc Guell, Gaudi´s whimsical landscaped park spotted with “Modernista” flourishes like the undulating curves of the mosaiqued benches and some bizarrely carved walkways. Beautiful and interesting place. Next up is a tour of the hills of Montjuic and Tibidabo to take in some of the best views over Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea.
Continue this fabulous day with a traditional Sunday paella lunch at Can Majo, a gastronomic institution. If the weather is good, you´ll sit outside on the pretty terrace overlooking the sea. A full paella lunch with seafood appetizers and homemade desserts will be organized for you, paired with elite wines. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to enjoy on your own.
Overnight: 5* Luxury hotel with balcony views
Meals Included in Price: Full Breakfast, Traditional Sunday Paella Lunch with wines
Transfers: Barcelona Half Day service with driver and accompanying art guide
Day Four - Depart Barcelona
This morning or afternoon at your preferred time, your driver will take you to the airport for your outbound flight. And this concludes your fabulous wine tasting tour in Barcelona. We look forward to seeing you again!
Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast
Transfers: Barcelona hotel- airport
“Our experience with Cellar Tours was tremendous. Our weekend was to entertain our most important clients and we booked with the Cellar Tours team at the last minute. They coordinated a wonderful day for us visiting Pares Balta and Jean Leon with an amazingly lively and eloquent guide, as well as an amazing lunch at Cal Xim. Our clients were hugely impressed. To anyone considering using Cellar Tours I would give my highest recommendation for their professionalism, obviously rich knowledge of the Penedes wine region and friendliness. One of the best days out I have ever had.”
Eric Lawson-Smith, Managing Director, LongAcre Partners
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This is a SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY. Please note that our private chauffeured luxury tours are totally customized to your needs and price varies according to the number of people in your group (please note tours require minimum 2 guests), specific suppliers included, number of services included,specific dates, transport type etc. Contact us today for more information and we would be delighted to get started on a tailor made detailed itinerary with pricing for you.
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