Wine and Food Excursions FAQs

Some answers to questions we get asked...

Tickets and booking

What is the tour group size on a wine and food excursion?

Wine excursions are generally private group tours, so you can set the size, but we suggest between 2 and 6 guests to keep the experience intimate.

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash?

Tickets for all tours must be purchased in advance. Space is highly limited due to the size of the establishments we will be visiting. To purchase tickets, please go to our bookings page and choose a date that works for you.

Cash is not accepted.

If I am bringing an infant / young child, do I need to purchase a ticket for them?

Parents with infants and toddlers up to the age of 3 need not purchase a ticket for them.

However, we do still ask that, when purchasing tickets, you note that you will have an infant/small child with you.

What is your cancellation policy for wine and food excursions?

Wine excursions to D.O. Alella are fully refundable up to 1 week prior to the date of the tour. Due to our logistics and the arrangements we have with the venues we visit on our tours, we are unable to offer refunds on bookings made after that point.

Can I book a private wine excursion?

Yes! By default our wine and food excursions are tours for private groups.

Food and drink

What types of food are served?

Delicious foods!

A homemade traditional Catalan lunch will be provided in between the visit to the wineries. The establishments we visit make fresh and different dishes daily, so it is hard to provide an exact list.

Are there vegetarian options on the excursion?

In the wine excursion to Alella the restaurant where we have lunch has a limited offer of vegetarian dishes, but you can always count on a nice salad or some delicious grilled veggies and cheese!

We do our best to accommodate all food preferences and diets. And, to be honest, Spain is finally figuring out about good vegetarian food, so the options are just getting better and better.

Mmm… In fact, if you join a tour, we’d be happy to provide you with a few of our favorite vegetarian restaurants around Barcelona!

What if I have food allergies / dietary restrictions?

As the establishments we are visiting are extremely small, we are not able to completely guarantee accommodation for all food allergies.

However, please let us know what your restrictions are as we will do our utmost to provide alternatives where available.

On the tour

Will bathrooms be available?

Most of the establishments dispose of a restroom.

What happens if it rains?

Tours will occur in rain or shine. Please check the weather conditions the day of your tour and dress appropriately. Luckily, it doesn’t rain very often here.

Are cameras allowed on excursions?

Of course! We highly recommend bringing a camera and taking photos throughout the tour. During the excursion you will enjoy gorgeous views of the vineyards and the Mediterranean Sea, so take pics!

However, please remember we will be visiting small local restaurants, so please respect the owners and other tables when taking your pictures.

What happens if we are late for an excursion?

Please don’t be late! We do not answer our phones while we are running tours, as our full attention is on our guests. Even though a private driver will pick you up at your hotel, we still need you to be on time since the schedule is carefully planned with the wineries and restaurant.

Are tours offered only in English?

All tours are available in English or Spanish.

Is there walking in the wine and food excursions?

In the wine excursion to Alella there is a little bit of walking in our visit of the vineyards. All the rest is done in a car.

Does the guide accept gratuities?

Gratuities are greatly appreciated, though not mandatory.

Where do we meet for the tour?

In the wine excursion to Alella the driver and the guide will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel or residence.

Is there a dress code?

Casual, casual, casual. ¡Olé!

Are the excursions suitable for children?

The wine excursion to Alella is 7 hours long and there is a lot of wine and information regarding wine involved.

Children are certainly welcome, but we suggest bringing along something to keep them entertained.

Can I shop during the excursion?

During the wine excursion to Alella you can buy a lot of good wine and wine accessories.

How much walking is involved? Is it a fast-paced excursion?

In the wine excursion to Alella there is a little bit of walking in our visit of the vineyards. All the rest is done in a car.

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