SITGES WITH CAVA TASTING IN CODORNIU CELLAR + SANT SADURNI D´ ANOIA
Do you like to have a glass of sparkling wine? Have you heard about Sitges known as Saint Tropez of Spain?
This tour will take you to the Penedes región, most famous on a worldwide level for the sparkling Cava and excellent white and red wines made here, Located only one hour south of Barcelona, the Mediterranean wine region of Penedès is a lovely one day excursion from the heart of the bustling Catalan city. Discover the Cathedral of Cava. Codorníu has the largest underground cellars in the world, dated back to 1551.
End the day on Playa San Sebastian in Sitges, named “the best urban beach in Europe” by the New York Times. Relax on one of its scenic terraces or take a dip in the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
You will be picked up at your hotel in Barcelona and we will drive south-west, along the valley of river Llobregat. This tour will take you to the Penedès region where some of the best wines and cavas in Catalonia are produced. You will enjoy views of , vineyards, olives trees, stone countryside houses and wineries. Barcelona’s location, between the mountains and the sea, offers the visitor a multitude of leisure opportunities.
We will take a guided tour in Codorniu cellars, one of the biggest and oldest in Spain. It stocks up to 100 million bottles . Here you will be explained how is the process of cava-making meanwhile you visit some ancient parts of the winery, one of them built by one of the best Modern style architects (Puig i Cadafalch) a century ago is nowadays a National Monument. The guided tour will end with a taste of two different cavas (method champenoise wine).
A walk through Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the capital of Cava, reveals the architectural jewels that the cava industry has left in its different eras. Representative buildings of Catalan modernism and the signature of the greatest artists of the moment turned the cava factories into large living museums with an interest that grows over time.
End the visit on Playa San Sebastian in Sitges, named “the best urban beach in Europe” by the New York Times. Relax on one of its scenic terraces or take a dip in the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Modern day Sitges offers a unique mix of traditional fishermen’s houses with a lively, bohemian atmosphere. A wild array of colorful boutiques, restaurants, musicians and artist workshops open their doors to the streets. Soak in the Mediterranean essence of this unique coastal paradise. We will have the opportunity to taste a wonderful Mediterranean food in a traditional place and enjoy one of the most charming towns in Spain.
- Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.
- If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board!
WHAT WILL YOU SEE
Penedés region is one of the most important wine and cava regions in Catalonia. Penedés land is between the sea and the mountains, and this influence of the sun and the sea makes that Penedés region is considered one of the country’s best wine-producing regions after the Rioja, it is also one of the most ancient viticulture areas in Europe. Through this tour, you will learn all about the world of wine and Sparkling wine.
Sitges: The painter and writer Santiago Rusiñol, in love with light and beaches, settled in Sitges in 1891. Cau Ferrat, his studio house turned into a museum, soon became a refuge for modernist and avant-garde artists from all over Europe. Its festivals, exhibitions and performances transformed the small “vila” of farmers and fishermen into a bohemian tourist destination.
From the beaches, the imposing picture, so often painted, of the church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla and its bell tower (from the 17th century, although later reconstructed) stand out. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1962). Walking through the narrow streets of the Baluard hill, in the famous “racó de la calma”, we will visit the Cau Ferrat museum (with paintings by Rusiñol, Casas, Nonell, Picasso and two works by El Greco); the Palacio Maricel (a building from the beginning of the 20th century); and the Maricel museum (an old hospital built on top of the cliffs with a large collection of medieval art). The spirit of the first artists remains in the festive and tolerant character of their inhabitants. Two celebrations stand out: the Carnival and the International Film Festival of Catalonia. A few minutes from Barcelona, Sitges offers a place for inspiration.
Codorníu Cellar .Discover the Cathedral of Cava. Codorníu has the largest underground cellars in the world; it stocks up to 100 million bottles which are housed in a Modernista building declared a historic artistic monument. The visit includes a tour around the cellar in a small electric train and a taste of cava (method champenoise wine).
Sant Sadurní d’Anoia: In the region of Alt Penedès, is undoubtedly the capital of cava, with about one hundred wineries. Landscape and territory are other great attractions of this municipality surrounded by vineyards. The landscape of vineyards and cavas are the main attractions of the municipality, present in all kinds of manifestations: architecture, industry and cultural activities. A walk through Sant Sadurní reveals the architectural jewels that the cava industry has left in its different eras. Representative buildings of Catalan modernism and the signature of the greatest artists of the moment turned the cava factories into large living museums with an interest that grows over time.
WHY GAUDÍ TOURS?
- Skip line at all top sites. No need to pre-purchase tickets yourself.
- Specialized agency in Gaudí and Modernism
- Professional and fully licensed local guides
- Totally flexible.
- Personalized visit adapting to your characteristics, age, condition or interests.
- 24h customer service. Local phone available at the time of booking.
- Small Group preference (1 – 9 people) big Group (9 – 40) extra 5€ p/p for radio guides. We use individual radioguide for each assistant with big group..
- No burdens, no agglomerations, no rush.
- Travel tips from friends: recommendations to help you plan the rest of your stay in Barcelona.
Total per tour (guide and transport): 8 hours up to 6 people : 780 €