A Spanish Journey Of Food, Wine & Culture
Five Nights, Six Days in Barcelona, Priorat & Beyond!
Private Vineyard Visits
Travel to El Priorat DOQ, one of the most celebrated wine producing regions in all of Spain.
Meet Cava Producers
Meet award winning, organic and biodyanmic Cava producers in El Penedès.
September 8-13, 2019
About The Trip
Sea, sun, world-class cuisine, wine and fiesta! Spain in a nutshell. This September you're invited to join us on an unforgettable 5 night / 6 day journey designed exclusively for VinePair readers and featuring the very best of Barcelona & the Catalan Wine Country.
Barcelona's vibrant culture and physical beauty makes it one of the most exciting destinations on earth. Set between the mountains and the Mediterranean, the city boasts brutally creative cuisine, stunning architecture, traditional tapas bars, a cutting edge craft beer scene and world famous night life..
Traveling with VinePair to Barcelona grants guests behind the scenes access to the city's top chefs and restaurants, private tastings in centuries-old vineyards, award-winning breweries, expert led cultural, gastronomic & historical walks and more..
You'll also have plenty of free time to explore Barcelona on your own, walk the famous Ramblas, visit world-class museums or take a dip in the Mediterranean (still warm in September :) All this, in addition to private visits to two of Catalonia's most coveted wine regions, The Penedès and The Priorat, and lots more. Brush up on your español, ¡vamos a España!
Want to join us for the food and drink journey of your life? Put down a $500 deposit by June 1st to secure your spot at a reduced total price of $2,250. All prices are per person.
· Private Welcome Dinner at a farm to table restaurant, which sources all products exclusively from the nearby Pyrenees mountains
· Expert led walks through Barcelona's medieval Gothic Quarter and l'Eixample, Barcelona's stunning Modernist district
· Behind the scenes access & visits to award-winning wineries in The Penedès and Priorat regions
· 5 nights in a restored Modernist-era hotel
· Visit La Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece
· Expert foodie-led Gourmet Tapas Tour in one of Barcelona's up and coming gastronomic neighborhoods
· Private gin class & tasting
· Private visit and tasting in the city's leading craft brewery
· Private visit to Casa Gispert, the oldest roaster in the Barcelona
· Free time to paddle board, surf, swim or chill by the Mediterranean Sea or visit world-class museums
· VinePair's Insider Tips featuring what not to miss in Barcelona, from the best cafés and wine shops to the city's trendiest concept stores
· Like-minded travel companions, new friends and VinePair staff on this trip of a lifetime!
· A professional photographer will be with us capturing amazing moments throughout the trip and distributing photos at the end of each day.
travel with VinePair
Your tour leaders are Jonathan Lerner, Spanish expert insider and the founder of Tailored Tours Bareclona and Adam Teeter, Co-Founder of VinePair.
We've designed a journey that features the best of food, wine & culture in Barcelona and nearby wine growing regions. You'll have access to top chefs and their restaurants, award-winning breweries and centuries old vineyards.
Intimate Group Touring
Along with your two expert guides, you'll be traveling with no more than 20 VinePair readers. Oh, and a professional photographer will be joining us, capturing unforgettable moments and distributing digital images at the end of each day.
The Best Price
$2500 $2,250 — Put down a deposit of $500 by June 1st to ensure discounted pricing. $2,500 for deposits placed after June 30th.
Farm to Table Welcome Dinner
Day 1 - Sunday September 8
Welcome by VinePair and Tailored Tours Barcelona.
Welcome by VinePair at hotel followed by dinner at one of the city's most popular farm to table restaurants.
2,000 Years of Barcelona's Best
Day 2 - Monday September 9
Join us for an expert led walk through Barcelona's medieval Gothic Quarter for an introduction to the Best of Barcelona's art, architecture, food scene & culture.
From Ancient Rome to the city's once thriving medieval Jewish Quarter, Barcelona's winding alleyways and hidden plazas are truly an outdoor museum.
Following the tour we visit Casa Gispert, the city's oldest roaster, dating from 1851.
Option to join VinePair for a delicious tapas lunch.
Afternoon visit & tasting at the city's leading craft brewery
Free evening in Barcelona.
El Priorat, Catalonia's King of Wine
Day 3 - Tuesday September 10
The Priorat is a coveted wine region of extreme physical beauty and internationally recognized wines. Although hundreds of years old, the Priorat has been on wine lovers radars as recent as the mid 1970s, when a small group of French & American winemakers aware of the region's potential moved in and revolutionized production practices and overall quality to make the wine what it is today. With production limited due to mountainous terrain, The Priorat now puts out some of the most sought after wines in all of Spain. On this full day excursion VinePair guests will have access to visits & tastings with producers normally closed to the general public. Following tours and tasting is a traditional countryside lunch featuring the best of rural Catalan cuisine.
Option to join VinePair for tapas dinner in the trendy Born neighborhood.
The Genius of Gaudí
Day 4 - Wednesday September 11
Join us for an expert led walk focused on the work, life & genius of Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona's most celebrated architect. We will stroll up Passeig de Gràcia, the city's famed boulevard lined with exemplary Modernist buildings, and visit Café 4 Gats, where a teenage Picasso soaked up the rousing atmosphere of early Modernist painters and drawers. Lastly, we'll visit the exterior of La Sagrada Familia...truly a marvel to behold!
Free afternoon to discover Barcelona's trendy neighborhoods of El Raval or El Born or visit one of the city's museums.
VinePair's Insider Tips on where to go and what to see in Barcelona.
Option to join VinePair for dinner at a family-run bodega in the hip Gràcia district. Spanish bodegas are known for their wonderfully informal atmosphere, creative fare and huge selection of wines from across Spain, served traditionally from giant wooden barrels. VinePair will be at dinner to describe all dishes, spirits & local cuisine. Following dinner we'll head to our favorite rum bar in the city dating back from the late 1880s.
El Penedès, The Heart of Sparkling Cava
Day 5 - Thursday September 12
The Penedès is home to cava, Spain's famous sparkling wine. On this full day excursion we will visit two prominent producers as we learn of the cava making process from seed to bottle, descend into generations-old cellars, enjoy private vintage tastings and picnic in the vineyards. One producer is an award-winning, family-run winery still run by father and daughter. The second is a beloved Catalan producer practicing bio-dynamic wine making.
Farewell dinner. VinePair will be hosting a very different kind of farewell dinner: a 3 course Gourmet Tapas Tour in 3 different locations, an experience not found in any guide book. Meet the chefs and learn about local cuisine as we eat our way through family-run bodegas, taste creative tapas, locally sourced charcuterie & cheeses, local cavas, wines and more. A true culinary adventure showcasing the best of Spanish tapas, market fresh food and a few surprises in between.
La Boquería Tour and Send Off
Day 6 - Friday September 13
Join a local gastronomic expert on this early morning tour of La Boquería, Barcelona's most famous market, where chefs and locals alike come to purchase from the largest selection of fresh, local and seasonal products in the city. A overwhelming display of colors and flavors, the market tour is as educational as it is exhilarating.
Founder, Tailored Tours Barcelona
Minimum Participants 10
Maximum Participants 20
Early Booking Price $2,250
Full Price $2,500
Arrival Date September 8
Departure Date September 13
Discount Pricing Deadline June 1
Full Price Deadline July 7
Deposit ($500) Deadline July 7
Final Payment Due July 20
Modernist-era Design Hotel ✔
2 Dinners & 2 Lunches ✔
Winery, Brewery, & Gin Tastings ✔
Tour Guides ✔
VinePair's Insider Tips on Barcelona ✔
Local Transportation ✔
Entrance fees for all included visits & activities ✔
Gratuities to hotel staff & drivers ✔
Pro Photographer & Images ✔
Travel Insurance (strongly recommended) and other Personal Expenses. Entrance to La Sagrada Familia church & museum.
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VinePair and Tailored Tours partnered in October to present Barcelona & the Catalan Wine Country. See a recap of our trip here!
Friends and I spent four days with VinePair and Tailored Tours exploring Barcelona, regional wineries, extraordinary restaurants, amazing architecture and important cultural sites. Jonathan and Luke introduced 20 diverse tourists to this beautiful, busy city, making us feel like friends not customers. Their deep knowledge of the city, coupled with their relationships with the community - their friends and neighbors love them - got us behind the scenes and up close throughout the entire tour. Jose was a special added bonus - his photos provide special memories, and his kindness will not be forgotten. Any visit to Barcelona should include time with Tailored Tours - as much time as possible! Thanks for the spectacular time and for the intro to vermouth!
Jon, Luke, Maddalena, and José are some of the best people that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Their walking tour is second to none, with a wonderful combination of knowledge, passion, and personality. There was nowhere we could go without some one passing on a cheerful greeting, and it is obvious what this city means to them. Over the four days with them, I genuinely felt at home and welcomed in a way I would never have expected from a stranger. These are special people that I will always go out of my way to connect with again.
I spent almost a week with friends and family on a wine tour in Barcelona with VinePair. Jonathan and Luke were our guides presenting an intimate, fun, creative and cultural introduction to a city they know and love. Having Jose there to take exquisite pictures of our experiences was a wonderful addition leaving us with spectacular views and memories. The atmosphere was warm and fun, and ended too quickly. It was an awesome and delightful experience that I would encourage everyone to choose.