Half-day bus trip from Barcelona including a guided tour of the industrial village, the Colònia Güell and the crypt designed by Gaudí, followed by an insight into the world of wine and cava in the wine region of the DO Penedès.
The tour departs from Plaça de Catalunya
in the centre of Barcelona, stopping first at the Colònia Güell and its crypt, which were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2005.
The industrialist Eusebi Güell adopted the model of industrial villages being built in Catalonia at the time, but he provided the Colònia Güell with schools, amenities for the community and places of worship. He commissioned the best architects from the Catalan art-nouveau movement, modernisme, and entrusted Antoni Gaudí with the building of the church. The building remained unfinished and only the lower section was completed, hence its name: the crypt.
After the guided tour of the Colònia Güell and Gaudí’s crypt
you’ll be able to enjoy lunch with cava and then we’ll depart for the DO Penedès to discover the world of the white and rosé sparkling wines – cavas – with one of the local producers.The winery tour includes a tasting of three award-winning cavas combined with delicious tapas
made with local produce.
A dose of local history and food in just six hours!Your booking includes?
- Groups up to 16 people* per guide.
- Shared transport on a comfortable, air-conditioned bus.
- Local, English-speaking guide.
- Guided tour of the Colònia Güell and the Gaudí crypt (approximately 1 hour 45 minutes) and free time for you to explore the area.
- Glass of cava and snack at the Colònia Güell.
- Local, English-speaking guide.
- Guided tour of a traditional family-run cava winery.
- Tasting of three local cavas.
- Traditional tapas lunch including cava tasting**.
*We reserve the right to increase the numbers to 18 people.
**We cater to all food allergies and dietary restrictions but please advise us in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Times: Monday to Sunday, departing at 11.30am and returning at 5.30pm. Please bear in mind that the return trip to Barcelona can take between 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic.Castell Experience reserves the right to alter the route if necessary.Reduced-mobility passengers should contact us before booking: email@example.com.We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and shoes because the tour involves a certain amount of walking.Temperatures outside Barcelona tend to differ from those in the city. Please check the weather forecast the day before and dress accordingly.Children aged under 3 can join the tour free of charge but will not be entitled to a seat on the bus, or the lunch provided.Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.You will have the opportunity to buy wine at the winery (shipping available).
Duration: 6 hours approximately.
Meeting point: Plaça de Catalunya, 21 (in front of the Hard Rock Café). Metro: L1 and L3, Catalunya station. FGC (Catalan rail): Catalunya. Rodalies Renfe (Spanish suburban rail): Catalunya. The guide will be carrying a bright-pink umbrella. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs.
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