Explore one of Barcelona's most charming nearby villages, including a visit to the village bodega and local market
Take a private tour through the vineyards at the region's most famous winery, and learn about the 2,000 year old wine making tradition in the area
Enjoy a tasting of the wineries incredible organic sparkling and still wines
Visit a 17th cenutry countryside home and farm, now converted into a family-run restaurant
Learn all about the famous seasonal calçot, an incredibly cherished wintertime food in Catalonia
Enjoy the unique, messy, fun and hearty Catalan calçotada, a once-in-a-lifetime winter's feast!
Cured manchego cheese
Local potato chips and special sauce
Chargrilled calçot onions, harvested on site
Grilled botifarra sausage
Grilled black botifarra
Traditional seasoned white beans, grown on site
Traditional custard dessert (crema catalana)
Traditional cheese and honey dessert
Vermouth straight from the barrel
Wine from the porrón
Local organic cava at the winery
Local organic white wine at the winery
Local organic red wine at the winery
Red wine from nearby Costers del Segre region
Coffee to finish
* Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.
This tour is adaptable for...
Gluten free (not celiacs)
We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease. We do not recommend this tour for those with nut allergies (get in touch so we can explain why!).
Experience an authentic Catalan countryside feast called the calçotada-- a seasonal event!
Taste the best calçots in town, fresh from the family farm, along with regional dishes.
Stroll the vineyards and enjoy a wine tasting at one of the region's most famous wineries.
What to Expect on Your Tour
If you are looking for a truly local day trip experience outside of Barcelona, this is the tour for you! We will head outside of the city to the nearby village and wine region of Alella, where we have a delicious and authentic morning full of local fun, food and wine waiting for you. This all-inclusive day trip starts off in the center of Barcelona, where you’ll meet your guide and fellow foodies for private transport to the gorgeous village of Alella, just a short 30 minute ride from the city. Your first stop will be in town at the village bodega, where you’ll taste local vermouth straight from the barrel and nibble on tapas at this famous and buzzing local favorite tapas bar. After a stroll around the picturesque village and a visit to the local market, where you’ll have a chance to learn about and buy local specialties, you’ll head to one of the region’s most famous wineries for a private walk through the vineyards and a tasting of their delicious wines. Finally, the main event! You’ll experience one of the most authentic Catalan winter celebrations, feasting on grilled spring onions called calçots (see more information below!) at a rustic 17th century restaurant that harvests its very own calçots. Then for the next course – a lunch of grilled meats and delicious Catalan favorites, all paired with local wines. Finally you’ll end with dessert and coffee! What are calçots you ask? They are one of the region’s most authentic and special seasonal foods. Every winter Barcelona locals head for the countryside to feast on these delicious local spring onions which are grilled over an open flame, and eaten with a delicious special sauce. After stuffing themselves with onions, the locals then enjoy a barbecue of grilled meats and side dishes, all washed down with local wines. It’s a total feast! Sound like fun? It’s an amazing, one-of-a-kind Barcelona experience! On our 5-hour day trip from Barcelona, you’ll feel like a local by experiencing a truly memorable taste of Catalan rustic village culture.
Meeting pointPlaza Catalunya (in front of Hard Rock Cafe)
Discover one of the most charming traditional villages and wine regions near Barcelona, Alella!
Ending pointPlaza Catalunya (in front of Hard Rock Cafe)
We had an excellent day out on the Devour Barcelona calçotada tour. It was incredibly well organised... The entire day had an incredibly local feel about, from the small winery, to the local bar and market visits. The final stop was a local manor house for a three-course meal. The calçots were absolutely delicious and great fun to eat.
Niki PJan 2017
My friends and I had the pleasure of joining Devour Food Tours on a trip to the beautiful town of Alella for a taste of a Calçotada festival. We had the most wonderful, entertaining, and informative tour guide, Jaume, who showed us around the lovely town and taught us the cultural and historical backgrounds of Calçots... I highly recommend this tour and Devour Food Tours in general as it was truly an amazing experience. Thank you Devour Food Tours!!
Angie AJan 2017
The whole event was very well organised by Renee and our lovely fun and knowledgable guide, Jaime, was just fantastic! All in all a wonderful day out and a chance to find out about the cultures of this beautiful area. Thank you.
Great question! A Devour Barcelona food tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the incredible city of Barcelona. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional eateries, including tapas bars, local markets, taverns and shops, and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of Barcelona's best local food, and gain fascinating insight into its age-old traditions. We keep our groups small and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows Bracelona like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive hoard following a guide with a flag or a flamenco fan! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 15 people.
The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are).Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10-15%.
Most importantly, your appetite! Also, keep in mind that tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometres. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
Of course! We regularly offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate groups. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.