CATALAN ROMANTIC GETAWAY
Join us for a fantastic immersive and romantic cultural experience in Barcelona! This is the perfect experience for any couple interested in food and wine that also wants to delve deeper into the colorful history, architecture and culture of this unique Catalan capital. This Romantic Getaway is a 6-day, small group tour which gives partners a peek into both urban and rural Catalonia, where visits to wineries, bodegas, tapas restaurants, cathedrals, and other important landmarks will offer unique insights into the region and bring you closer together.
BARCELONA CULTURAL ORIENTATION
Today’s food and wine tour is all about decoding Barcelona using its great bars and restaurants. You will learn about Barcelona’s gastronomy, history, and strong cultural identity while you eat and drink your way around its charming streets. While enjoying each others company, you will be led to the four principle neighborhoods of Barcelona (l'Eixample, el Raval, el Gotico and el Born) with a local expert and learn all about the colorful history and cultural nuances of Barcelona and the region of Catalonia. We’ll visit local establishments for tasty gourmet dishes and a wide variety of wines from around Spain and Catalunya.
4 HR BARCELONA CITY HIGHLIGHTS
In this immersive Barcelona city tour, you’ll delve deeper into the various corners of the city, hitting some of the major highlights of Catalan architecture and culture. From Gaudi’s masterpieces like Sagrada Familia, and Casa Batlló, to other modernist masterpieces in the city like the Palau de la Música, you will learn all about the unique vision that sets this Catalan city apart.
ALLELA & VERMUT
Today we’ll visit Alella, just a short drive up the coast. There we’ll have a tour of one of the best wine producers in the region, where you’ll learn about the natural park where the winery makes its home, followed by a complete tasting. Afterwards, we will continue our day with a visit to the charming town center and have special time together over a vermouth with tapas in one of the town’s most famous bodegas. Your guide will teach you the ins and outs of Spain’s famous “vermouth hour” and the regional tapas that are part of the experience, followed by a leisurely 3-course meal at a local restaurant.
DISCOVERING LA COSTA BRAVA
After breakfast, we’ll drive north to the region’s most celebrated coastline, the Costa Brava, where we’ll be spending the day discovering its charms. We’ll stop into the famous formerly walled city of Tossa del Mar, where we’ll explore its castle and its beautiful beach, before heading on to Calella for lunch where we’ll have a chance to taste the region’s excellent seafood. Afternoon we will find us in the vineyard, where we’ll be learning about what sets these coastal wines apart. Truly a memorable day with your loved one.
Today you’ll learn the ins and outs of true Catalan cuisine with a hands-on cooking class for you and your partner. A trip to the market will start us off, as you work together to shop for fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. Then, we dive right into a full menu of local dishes that might include esqueixada, mar i muntanya, pa amb tomàquet, and other seasonal recipes, including dessert. Of course we’ll wash it down with local wines.
There’s nothing better than a day of just you and your loved one to really get to know a city. Explore the hidden corners and leafy plazas you might have only glimpsed in your earlier tours, or spend the day at the beach soaking up the city’s distinct Mediterranean vibe. There’s always a tour of Gaudi’s Park Güell or the Barça stadium, Camp Nou, to do and of course, many hours to be had shopping for souvenirs in the charming boutiques lining the city’s narrow streets. Leave time to finish the day with a candlelit dinner. Our guide has plenty of recommendations to keep you entertained on your final day in our beautiful city.