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Sitges and Freixenet's Cava Wine Cellars Day Trip from Barcelona

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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2140SITGES
Head to the heart of Catalan wine country on a day trip and visit Freixenet Winery as well as the gloriously glamorous seaside town of Sitges. After leaving Barcelona, travel to Sant Sadurni d'Anoia to tour the wine caves of Freixenet Winery and learn about the sparkling cava that the estate produces. After an all-important glass of fizz, continue to nearby Sitges. See elegant sights like Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla on a walking tour, and then spend some time relaxing on Sitge’s beautiful beaches.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Leave central Barcelona and travel west by luxury, air-conditioned coach to the Catalan town of Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, roughly 28 miles (45km) away. The small town’s claim to fame is the famous Freixenet Winery, where some of Spain’s best bubbly – known as cava – is produced.

Head inside the esteemed wine estate and learn about cava while hearing little-known details about the family-run Freixenet brand. Established in the early 20th century, Freixenet was originally run by a husband-and-wife team who made sparkling wine. Their son started to export the wine, and its popularity grew until cava was awarded the prestigious DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta) classification – a mark of quality.

Watch an audio-visual presentation about cava production in the area on your wine tour, and visit the estate’s original cellar, built in 1922. As you walk, hear of the different grape varieties that are used and of the fermentation stages that convert the wine’s natural sugars into carbon dioxide – a stage that gives the wine its characteristic fizz.

Hop aboard a mini train and ride through the modern part of the wine cellar, seeing an exhibit that documents how cava production has changed over the years. Your tour of the cellars then ends on a high note, with a glass of chilled Freixenet cava.

Return to your coach and travel with your guide to the stylish seaside town of Sitges – Spain’s chic coastal resort. Pristine beaches, vibrant culture and a reported 300 days of sunshine each year, Sitges has long been a popular place with the Catalans. Enjoy a walking tour of the village, admiring sights like the Church of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla – Sitge’s beachside place of worship – and then enjoy roughly 1.5 hours of free time to explore the town on your own.

Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time, and travel back to central Barcelona where your tour finishes.

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Sitges and Freixenet's Cava Wine Cellars Day Trip from Barcelona

Sitges and Freixenet's Cava Wine Cellars Day Trip from Barcelona

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fee and guided visit (English only) to Freixenet's Cava Cellars
  • Glass of cava
  • Walking tour in Sitges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age in Spain is 18; ID may be required
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in English and Spanish
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Christine W, December 2014

This tour was just awesome! We did this mid September 2015. We started at the Freixenet Winery after a short video on the bus describing the history of the vineyard and the families who made it what it is today. The tour itself was really informative as well as being interesting and fun. Of course the wine sampling at the end went down very well! Cool gift shop in which to purchase great souveniers to take home.The trip on to Stiges was great. Our guide was fantastic and walked us from the bus through the streets of Stiges to the main beach. He pointed out places of interest to visit which were all worth seeing. We had a gorgeous lunch on the beachfront and back to the bus for the trip home. Wish we had longer in Stiges. This is a great place to spend a couple of days!! Very relaxed but plenty going on if you want it. Would highly recommended this tour. The pick up point was nice and easy to find in Barcelona being at the top of La Ramblas.

Reviewed by: Vicky, December 2014

What an amazing day. We chose to stay in Sitges for he afternoon and catch to train back to Barcelona. History of the Cava wine cellars and the hospitality was fantastic, tasting of the various Cava wines a highlight. The street of Sitges we fun to explore and the beach beautiful and relaxing with cocktails a plenty.

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Tour code: 2140SITGES