On this coach trip to Vilafranca del Penedès you’ll go on a winery tour, take part in a rehearsal for a human tower display, and recharge your batteries with a tapas menu.
Vilafranca del Penedès is known as Catalonia’s wine-producing capital due to the large number of wineries in the region.
This trip from Barcelona on an air-conditioned coach will take you to Vilafranca where you’ll visit the family-run Pinord winery
Pinord has been producing wine and cava for more than 100 years. A wine expert will take you on a guided tour and explain the traditional techniques they use to make their wines. At the end of the tour you’ll be able to sample one of their wines.
After the tour, we’ll make our way to the headquarters of the human tower association of Vilafranca
: Cal Figarot. Founded 70 years ago, this human tower troupe has received countless awards, such as the prestigious Creu de Sant Jordi, which is awarded by the Catalan Government, and has performed in cities around the world, including Paris and New York.
In 2010, the human towers, or castellers, were placed on UNESCO’s Intangible World Heritage list
One of the castellers will take you on a guided tour of the premises and you’ll be able to see a rehearsal. The bravest among you will also have the opportunity to take part in a rehearsal
To round off the tour – if you’ve chosen this option – you’ll be able to enjoy a complete tapas menu at the castellers’ local restaurant, made with local produce.What does your booking include? :
- Round trip from Barcelona on an air-conditioned coach.
- Spanish- and English-speaking guide.
- Wireless radio-guide system.
- Guided tour of the Pinord winery and tasting of one wine.
- Wine expert guide.
- Guided tour of the castellers’headquarters led by one of its members.
- You’ll be able to watch and/or take part in a human tower display rehearsal.
- If you have chosen this option: tapas menu with local produce.
: from 1/4 to 31/10; Wednesday and Friday, at 6pm.Languages
: Spanish and English.Length
: 5 hours and 30 minutes.Meeting point
: Julià Travel Office. c/ Balmes, 5. Metro: L1 and L2: Universitat stop, L1 and L3, Catalunya stop. Bus: 14 and 59. FGC: Catalunya stop.
- Please arrive 15 minuts before the tour commences.
Customer services provider: JULIÀ TRAVEL