Catalan Countryside Day Trip: Winery Visit & Calçots Experience

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to participate in a famous Catalan "calçotada"-- a seasonal barbecue with locals! Escape the city and experience an unforgettable day filled with food, wine, and Catalan traditions!

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Includes: Private transport to a local village with a visit to a traditional market, aperitif with the locals, and full lunch at traditional calcot restaurant. *Please note this tour requires a min. 4 guests in order to run.*
Tour Size: Small group
Times: Start time: 10:45am.
Duration: 6 Hours

What's Included

  • 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 winery's incredible organic sparkling and still wines
  • Visit a 17th century 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!


Foodie Highlights

  • 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.
  • You'll Eat

    • Cured manchego cheese
    • Anchovy-stuffed olives
    • Local potato chips and special sauce
    • Chargrilled calçot onions, harvested on site
    • Romesco sauce
    • Grilled botifarra sausage
    • Grilled steak
    • Grilled black botifarra
    • Traditional seasoned white beans, grown on site
    • Fried potatoes
    • Traditional custard dessert (crema catalana)
    • Traditional cheese and honey dessert

    You'll Drink

    • 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.

    Dietary restrictions

    This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • 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!).

    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.

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    About Our Expert Guides

    Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!

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    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Plaza Catalunya
    Places we'll visit Alella Village

    Discover one of the most charming traditional villages and wine regions near Barcelona, Alella!

    Ending point Plaza Catalunya
    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 Barcelona like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
    The tour lasts approximately 6 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 1.5kms/1 mile
    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.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    Families love getting a true taste of the region together on this tour. The tastes are suited to kids and teens, and we also offer child and teen pricing. We look forward to having your family along!
    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.

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