A premium day tour with the best food and drink

Escape the city for a one-of-a-kind wine adventure just 30 minutes away from the urban landscape! Join The Barcelona Taste for premium excursion eating the best food and tasting a variety of the best wines this region has to offer.

Our mission is to make you fall in love with our local wine varieties. Over the course of the tour you’ll try excellent white wines, red wines, sparking wines – including Cava of course – and aperitifs.

It isn't only the wine we want to show off, the food is incredible too... As always with The Barcelona Taste, we've searched high and low for the highest quality food to share with you. So you can look forward to a wonderful home-style Catalan lunch eaten in beautiful surroundings.

Come with us and experience the enchanting allure of a hidden wine region, that's just a stone's throw from the big city.

Things to look forward to on a wine and food excursion...

What could you be eating on your Barcelona tapas tour?

The great thing about tapas is that there's always something for everyone. Whether you love meat, fish, vegetables – or all of the above – there's sure to be a delicious dish to devour. Here's some samples to whet your appetite...

More details about this wine and food experience

Our exclusive wine excursions will whisk you away to Alella, a hidden gem of a wine region where time-honoured traditions merge with modern techniques to create some of Spain's finest wines and cavas.

We offer two options for this excursion, both offering a sumptuous lunch amongst the vines: 

  • A full-day excursion lasting 7 hours and including visits to two very different vineyards set in contrasting topography and making wines in unique ways.
  • A half-day excursion, lasting four hours and visiting a single vineyard with views of Montserrat.

Throughout your excursion, our friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide will accompany you, ensuring your experience is both easy and enjoyable.

They'll share fascinating insights into the region's history, answer your questions about Barcelona and the region, and share local secrets.

Option 1: A full-day excursion

Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel and you will be taken by driver to where our memorable day begins - with a visit to a beautiful, traditional, family vineyard located at the foothills of the Natural Park of Sierra de Marina. On a clear day you can see the infamous Montserrat mountains from the estate. You’ll walk along the vines with one of the owners who’ll explain their history and methods. After this lovely stroll, you’ll enjoy a homemade Catalan meal amidst the vines, savoring the flavors of the region, along with four different wines from the winery.

In the early afternoon the driver will take you to the second winery, located on the hills overlooking the Mediterranean just outside of Barcelona at the edge of the town of Alella, from which this wine region takes its name. Here the history and methodology is different to the first, more modern and inventive. After a short walk and explanation of their take on wine production, we will finish with a taste of 3-4 of their renowned wines/cavas, with lovely views of the sea.

When you have no more room for food (or drink!) the driver will take you back to Barcelona and you should be comfortably installed back in your hotel by 6:00/6:15pm. In this way you can enjoy a little rest before hitting the town again that evening should you wish.

Option 2: a half-day excursion

Our four-hour wine excursion is perfect for those looking for an easy escape from city to explore the beautiful Catalan countryside without spending hours on the road. 

This exclusive wine tour offers you the unique opportunity to explore a small, renowned wine region that has remained untouched by the masses. Be one of the few to uncover its exquisite wines, and soak in the breathtaking views of the Monserrat mountains.

Your guide will accompany you travel by car to a beautiful old vineyard, nestled in spacious grounds. You'll be treated to a delicious traditional Catalan lunch amongst the vines. Savor the freshest local ingredients and indulge in traditional Catalan cuisine, perfectly paired with the vineyard's finest wines.

About the experience location: Alella

Alella isn’t on your typical tourist list… but it hasn’t always been such a hidden gem. With its distinctive fast-draining topsoil and unique microclimate in the hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Alella has produced exceptional wines since Roman times, served to Roman Emperors no less! This fame continued into the Middle Ages, where Alella wines were served at the court of the Kings of Aragon.

Today, Alella is the smallest wine producing region in Cataluyna to gain coveted European Denomination of Origen (D.O.) status. But for some reason it isn’t terribly well known abroad. Our mission is to make you fall in love (or fall in love again) with the local variety – the pansa blanca. Over the course of the tour you’ll try white wines, sparking wines, and an aperitif all made from this single, delicately flavoured grape. We will also try the region’s best local reds and rosé.

COVID-19: keeping you safe on our experiences

The safety of guests, guides, partners and the public is our primary concern. Because of this, we’ve developed new health and safety guidelines in accordance with WTO and World Travel and Tourism Council guidelines, and in line with Spanish and Catalan government requirements.

Please review these guidelines before booking and get in touch if you have any questions.

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Ticket prices 

Full day excursion, 11:15am - 6:15pm
2-3 tickets: €359 per person
4-6 tickets: €319 per person

Half day excursion, 11:15am-3:15pm
2-3 pax: €279 per person
4-6 tickets: €239 per person

    Many beautiful people have joined us on our food tours – and here are some of the lovely things they've said about the time they spent with us... 

    Thanks to their reviews we've been given a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

    The Barcelona Taste has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its food tours
    Ewen Mcpherson
    November 27, 2023
    Everything about this tour was amazing Our wonderful guide Esther was great company and took us to places we just wouldn’t have found for ourselves, explaining everything along the way and providing a touch of local colour to the whole experience. Incredible food, great drinks and company. A fantastic experience all round.
    Alison K
    November 25, 2023
    My second tour with Barcelona Taste The tour was in the Gothic Quarter with Esther - she was fabulous, gave us interesting information about the area and brought us to different restaurants for wonderful food! Esther was very fun and everyone in our party loved the tour. I highly recommend!!
    Katie Teufel
    November 13, 2023
    Incredibly delicious and authentic dishes We had an amazing tour around Eixample with Lorea, our super friendly & knowledgeable guide! She helped us get out of our comfort zone and as a result we enjoyed some incredibly delicious and authentic dishes that we normally wouldn't have tried on our own. The restaurants she brought us to were fantastic. I can't wait to go back and take another one of their tapas/wine tours in one of the other neighborhoods!
    Jim P
    November 10, 2023
    We really enjoyed the tapas tour! All of the food was very good and it wasn’t “the usual” tapas. Everything we tried was new to us, except paella. And the paella was very good. We had more than enough food! Maria, our guide, was very knowledgeable and fun. Instead of having wine at every stop, we experienced vermouth and cava as well.
    Patrick Carter
    November 2, 2023
    Extensive knowledge of Barcelona's food scene I must say that it was an exceptional experience that exceeded all expectations. The small group size was a significant advantage, as it created an intimate atmosphere & allowed for more personalized attention & interaction. We felt like we were exploring the city with a knowledgeable friend who was eager to introduce us to her favorite local spots. The tour was not just about food; it was an immersive cultural experience that left me with a deep appreciation for the city & its rich gastronomic traditions.
    Liz W
    October 29, 2023
    A must do in Barcelona Tito was amazing. Friendly and knowledgeable. And the food was to die for. Lots of it and the best quality. The whole tour was fun. I will dream of the beef cheeks for years...
    Glenn Malin
    October 27, 2023
    A great lay of the land We went to 3 different tapas restaurants - all were slightly off the beaten path and all were excellent. Maribel explained all the foods as well as the neighborhoods that we walked through. We also learned some Spanish history. Maribel answered all our questions and gave great restaurant suggestions for our following days in Spain. I would suggest you do this tour on one of your first nights in Barcelona, as it gives you a great lay of the land if you've never visited before.
    Glenn M
    October 26, 2023
    DON'T MISS THIS!!!! We went to 3, off the beaten path tapas restaurants - all had excellent food. I especially enjoyed the beef cheeks. Maribel did all of the food ordering, with respect to dietary restrictions. She answered all of our questions and gave us info and history of the neighborhoods we traversed. She was friendly and very professional. I would recommend doing this tour on one of your first nights in Barcelona, as it gives you a great lay of the land and references to other good places to eat and visit. Enjoy!
    October 25, 2023
    Phenomenol experience enjoying fine local food and drink favorites. Our guide Maribel was lovely company and arranged phenomenal tastings of traditional foods as well as some with a gourmet modern twist. The food was plentiful and varied and suited to our tastes. There was no shortage of matching local alcohol/wine as well. We had an intimate tour with just 4 of us, meeting 2 others for an enjoyable evening. If you can, do it early in your arrival as you will get an extensive list of other restaurants to try as well. Only wish we could stay long-term so we could try them all!
    Debbie Christiansen
    October 18, 2023
    A wonderful evening We sampled delicious food and some local wines at each stop. Each of the stops on our tour was quaint and the dishes that were selected for us to try were delicious. We felt welcomed in each of the restaurants we visited and enjoyed the engaging conversation and information provided by our host, Tito. This small group tour felt like an evening with friends, old and new. Highly recommended!
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    The Barcelona Taste: because it's delicious

    Barcelona is a major tourist destination – the number of guidebooks and websites devoted to the city is overwhelming! Which is why we started The Barcelona Taste ... to let you experience all the great food Barcelona has to offer while side-stepping the crowds. 

    We take you to restaurants and shops on our scrumptious tours because they’re great. We visit, we taste and then we visit again and taste again. Ad infinitum! That’s our research.

    We strike no deals and ask for no discounts or commissions. This is how it must be done, with 100% respect for small, local business and delicious, quality food.

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