Unknown Gaudí & Cava | Private Tour

Unknown Gaudí & Cava | Private Tour

Did you already visit the Gaudí landmarks in Barcelona and want to sink deep into the most unknown parts of his imaginary? Would you prefer escaping the city crowds and visiting his off the beaten track masterpieces by hands with a local tour guide just for you, on a Gaudí private tour? One of his most remarkable works, the Colònia Güell church’s crypt, lies a short ride away from Barcelona. And we have the perfect match for this alternative cultural experience. This is Castlexperience Wine Tours, so of course we are talking about wine! Let us take you on a private wine tour to one of the most emblematic wine regions in Spain, the DO Penedès, renowned for its cava. A half day private cava tour matched with the most unknown Gaudí so close to Barcelona you won’t believe it.

 

Tour description

 This can be shaped in either a half day private wine tour or a full day one. As usual in our private tours, join your English-speaking local tour guide for a ride out of Barcelona at any point of your convenience. If not arranged differently, we will first set route to the Colònia Güell, a modernist industrial colony where Gaudí was hired to build a church. He only got to build the crypt and the lower parts before the project was cancelled, but what remains makes up for one of his masterpieces, and a very little visited one. Your guide will tell you everything you need to know on this Gaudí private tour while you walk the streets of this old industrial colony, where people still lives nowadays, amongst modernist buildings designed by the greatest architects of that period.

 After this off the beaten track dose of modernist architecture please allow us to add our personal touch to your private tour. This Gaudí unknown gem lies at the gates of a highly recognised wine making region, the Do Penedès, where almost all the Catalan cava is produced. Characteristically close to our Mediterranean sea, this region is filled with small production focused, family owned wineries. Our local guides are experts in the history of wine production in Penedès and will tell you everything there is to know about the characteristics of this particular region and the kind of wine and cava produced in it.

 Depending on your choice, you will visit one or two of the intimate and exclusive wineries we are partnered with, making it a half day or a full day. We can also personalize the lunch format, choosing either to pair some traditional Spanish tapas with the best cavas in the region or sitting at a local restaurant to have a full meal. We will pick the cellars that best meet your needs, always prioritizing those with inspiring background and history to tell. In some of the wineries we feel so much at home that it will be your very guide who will take you through the facilities and unveil all the secrets privately, while in others a local expert will take charge of hosting you. Of course, you will enjoy a private tasting of their most exclusive wines and/or cava (tell us which you prefer!) in any of the wineries we take you to.

 

How to tailor this tour

Add another winery? The standard version of this tour takes you to one cava winery, but you can add a second one!

Would you rather enjoy a full meal instead of a tapas lunch? If you have some extra time to invest on a restaurant, we can arrange a traditional Catalan full meal with wine in the surroundings of the winery. Select the Lunch Option when booking!

Do you have a personal approach to this tour? This is your private experience, so it’s all up to you! Do you want to visit any particular place we didn’t include in the description? Share your thoughts with us, and our expert team will work with you to design your perfect experience.

 


 

Inclusions

  • Private transportation from/to Barcelona in an air-conditioned vehicle

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at your hotel or at a site of your convenience

  • Desirable departure time

  • Private professional English-speaking local tour guide

  • Entrance fee to Gaudí’s Colònia Güell

  • Extended guided visit to Gaudí crypt and Colònia Güell

  • Guided visit to Finca Ca n'Estella cava cellar and private house

  • 4 cava or wine tasting 

  • Premium tapas (if Tapas Option selected)

  • Multi-course Catalan meal with wine at a local restaurant (if Lunch Option selected)

  • VAT

 

Exclusions

  • Tips and gratuities

 


 

Highlights

  • Learn about Catalan and cava culture, at its core, by living and tasting it. 

  • Visit one of the most unknown Gaudí works, the crypt of Colonia Güell’s church. 

  • Visit one or two highly awarded small-production-focused boutique wineries.

  • Delectate your palate with traditional tapas or a full meal, depending on the option picked.

  • Taste up to 4 top-end products with international awards and certifications.

  • Do it all by yourself, with the only company of your private tour guide and the gorgeous landscape.

 


 

Useful information

  • Duration: 7 hours / 9 hours

  • You choose the pick-up time and location. If you ask us, we will advise what we think is the best time of the day to start considering the season and other aspects.

  • The price shown for this private tour is for a group of 1 to 6 people. Please contact us if your party exceeds this size and we will come up with an arrangement.

  • If you wish to tailor your tour in any way, please contact us via our contact form, write us an e-mail to info@castlexperience.com, or call any of our office numbers (+34 933 100 509 / US +1 347 560 5796).

  • Languages: English and Spanish. Other languages, such as Portuguese, French, Italian and German may be available upon request and may incur an extra cost. Please contact us before booking.

  • We cater for any dietary allergies or restrictions.

  • If you have reduced mobility, please let us know before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board!

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.

  • Flexible cancellation policy - check it out by following this link.

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