Castlexperience Wine Tours’ approach is simple: nothing tops better a dive into local history, culture and landmarks than the off the beaten track surrounding wine country, where local producers are ready to show all their stories and traditions. Our Unknown Gaudí, Tapas & Cava Winery has been crafted for you to get what nobody gets while following this formula. Discover the unexplored stunning Gaudí landmarks, where no one goes, and match that with the most local Spanish and Catalan cava, a unique episode of local wine culture.
Join this English wine tour as part of one of our reduced groups departing daily from central Barcelona. Your guide will take you to Colònia Güell, right out of Barcelona, where you will learn about the very rich industrial past this city had during the 19th century. This industrial colony was built right at the beginning of the 20th by the main promoter that Gaudí ever had, the Count Eusebi Güell. Amongst many modernist buildings, we can find here one of Gaudí’s most stunning works: the crypt of the colony’s church. While at the peak of Catalan Modernism artistical movement, Gaudí planned here a beautiful church that had to serve as a real-life model for what La Sagrada Familia was becoming. The resemblance is such, that this one also remained unfinished. A true unexplored Modernist gem you can’t miss!
This Gaudí masterpiece lies at the gates of one of the most famous Spanish and Catalan wine making region, the DO Penedès, birthplace of Catalan cava. You never thought you would find wine country so close to Barcelona, but we are surrounded by it! This is a great chance to explore the world of local cavas, the Catalan white and rosé sparkling wines, by hands with one of our local collaborators. We will take you to a local cava winery where you will taste 3 award winning products, paired with the tastiest locally produced tapas! You never received such a dose of local history and gastronomy in just 6 hours!
This is a late start half day tour. It has been designed to offer both a late departure and an early arrival to the city, providing with plenty of time for a good breakfast in the morning and spare time for more sightseeing in the evening. Barcelona’s surrounding country is filled with landmarks and wine country to dive in. Following our history and wine formula, this 6-hour long tour blends Catalan Modernism, off the beaten track Gaudí and plenty of cava!
11:15 Meet at Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café)
11:30 am Departure to Colònia Güell
12:15 pm Arrival to Colònia Güell
12:30 pm Guided visit around Colònia Güell and Gaudí’s Crypt (includes cava & snack)
14:15 pm Departure to local cava winery
14:45 pm Guided visit around winery’s premises
15:45 pm Cava tasting (3 local cavas) with traditional tapas
16:45 pm Departure to Barcelona
17:30 pm Arrival to Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café)*
*Please note that the way back to Barcelona takes around 45min – 1h always depending on traffic conditions.
Small groups! There is a maximum of 16 people per guide.
Shared transportation in a comfortable bus with air conditioning
Local English-speaking guide
Guided visit to Colònia Güell and Gaudí’s Crypt (around 1 hour 45 min)
Brief free time to enjoy the area
Cava glass and snack in Colònia Güell’s premises
Guided visit to a family run, traditional Catalan cava winery
Tasting of three local cavas
Traditional tapas meal included with cava tasting
Possibility to buy the wine at the cellar (shipping available)
Pick-up and drop off at your hotel
Tips and gratuities
Meeting point is Plaza Catalunya, 21 (right by the Hard Rock Café).
Tour starts at 11:30 am, please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
Once at the meeting point, please look for a bright pink umbrella.
All tours depart on time to avoid delays. Please note that late arrivals or no shows may be rescheduled, but not refunded.
There is a limit of 16 people per group, although we reserve the right to extend the limit to 18.
Transportation will be shared with other groups.
Please note that we reserve the right to modify itinerary if considered necessary.
You may book this as a private tour, and also in other languages. Check out this link for more information.
If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board!
Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.
Temperatures outside Barcelona tend to be more extreme than in the city. Please check the weather forecast the day before and dress accordingly.
Infants aged 3 or less may join the tour free of charge but note that no car seat or meals are provided.
All dietary allergies or restrictions are catered for, please tell us in advanced.