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Catalonia

Past Departure: September 9 – 16, 2019

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Guests

8 / 7

Days / Nights

16

Meals

Join Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars for an unforgettable adventure in Spain’s spectacular Catalonia region. Uncover the amazing wine, cuisine, and culture that make this corner of northeastern Spain so distinctive. We’ll spend time visiting our prestigious winemaking partner, the Bodegas Torres. Enjoy exclusive access at their properties throughout Penedès and Priorat. We’ll taste the region’s best flavors, experience the best of Barcelona, and discover Catalan traditions in the Mediterranean countryside. Join us on this exclusive journey.

Learn

the ancient and modern traditions of Spanish winemaking with exclusive access to the region’s best

Explore

charming villages, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and two of Catalonia’s most famous wine regions, Penedès and Priorat

Experience

the energetic city of Barcelona and its ancient cathedrals, impressive art, and historic works of Antoni Gaudí.

Day 1

Barcelona

Land in the Barcelona–El Prat Airport, and meet your friendly Travel Director in the arrivals hall. Take a private transfer to our boutique property in Priorat, about a 45 minute drive from Barcelona.

La Selva del Camp

Unwind at the property and discover your surroundings. Join together this evening for an aperitif and trip overview. Later, we’ll sit down for a warm welcome to Catalonia with a traditional dinner served with Priorat wines.

Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Monument Mas Passamaner

Day 2

Priorat Wineries

Spend the first part discovering the wines of Priorat – the most renowned Catalan reds. Our first stop is at a family-run winery and one of the pioneers of the Priorat winemaking renaissance. Taste outstanding wines with the enologist and owner while enjoying impressive views. Next, we’ll head to Celler el Lloar from Bodegas Torres. Here, we’ll see state of the art winemaking at a stunning property that sits upon 26 hectares of terraced vineyards. Enjoy an exclusive wine tasting and picnic featuring local products.

Tarragona

Travel to the seaside city of Tarragona in the afternoon. Take a guided walking tour with a local expert and learn about the city’s history, culture, and traditions. Tarragona contains the second most important Roman site in Spain – a UNESCO World Heritage Site complex of Roman ruins and a colosseum. After, enjoy a refined dinner in Tarragona.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Monument Mas Passamaner

Day 3

Delta de l’Ebre

Today we’ll head South to visit one of the most unexplored areas in Catalonia – an unspoiled territory of wetlands famous for its rice and shellfish. This off-the-beaten-path excursion begins with a visit to a mussel and oyster farm. We’ll go out on boats to taste the essence of the Mediterranean straight from the water. After, we’ll learn about the tradition of rice farming at a private cottage where we’ll enjoy an exclusive al fresco lunch paired with wines of a renowned producer from Terra Alta.

La Selva del Camp

Back at the property in Priorat, the evening is at your leisure. Enjoy a stroll around the property or take advantage of the services offered at the hotel. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Monument Mas Passamaner

Day 4

Penedès

Rise early and enjoy breakfast before checking out of the hotel. En route to Barcelona, we’ll stop in Penedès for a private Torres winery tour. Wine experts at Torres will lead us on a journey through the families rich history in Spanish winemaking. We’ll enjoy insider access at the historic Mas La Plana vineyard and state-of-the-art Waltraud Cellar. After, we’ll head to nearby Mas Rabell, a rustic Catalan farmhouse owned by the Torres family, for a gourmet lunch paired with Torres wines.

Barcelona

Following a spectacular lunch, we’ll arrive in Barcelona late this afternoon and check into our perfectly situated hotel. Enjoy some downtime before a flavorful evening showcasing the exciting tastes indicative of Barcelona gastronomy. We’ll experience both modern and typical tapas dishes at a traditional bodega and modern gastrobar – it’s the perfect introduction to the capital of Catalonia!

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Monument

Day 5

Barcelona Mercat

Join local experts for an introduction to Catalan cuisine through its markets today. Take a stroll through one of Barcelona’s 39 markets and learn about the seasonal, local products on display. Our discovery of Catalan gastronomy concludes with a unique Medieval lunch. We’ll meet a Slow Food chef who takes a personal approach to local recipes from Medieval times to the present.

Modernist Barcelona

Explore two masterpieces of Modern Art – the Hospital de Sant Pau and the Temple of the Sagrada Família. The afternoon tour is led by a local historian and Gaudí specialist. Admire magnificent creations and learn about Catalan Modernism and its most famous practitioner – Antoni Gaudí. Dinner is at your leisure in Barcelona this evening.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Monument

Day 6

Catalan Countryside

Journey through the Catalan countryside, stopping short of the Pyrenees region. We’ll spend time at a sustainable farm and meet a cheesemaker while enjoying bountiful tastes of local cheese, house made sausages and charcuterie, olive oil, and wine. The day is made more special with lunch at a family owned Michelin starred restaurant.

Barcelona

After a full day of traveling we’re back in Barcelona to unwind for the rest of the evening. Join together for a cava tasting at La Vinoteca Torres before heading out for dinner on your own.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Hotel Monument

Day 7

Barcelona

Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring Barcelona. Take a stroll through the Gothic Quarter with your expert guide, or spend the afternoon on your own. Barcelona is a beautiful, energetic, and lively city that begs to be uncovered. Your travel director is available to recommend a number of activities to your liking.

Catalan farewell

Come together for a memorable evening filled with celebration, delicious cuisine, and an array of surprises.

Breakfast, dinner

Overnight at Hotel Monument

Day 8

Barcelona

Take a private transfer from your hotel to the Barcelona–El Prat Airport for flights home. Not ready to leave? Continue your travels to the Costa Brava for an optional four-day extension. Adéu!

Breakfast

Extend your trip

+ 4 days in Costa Brava

Day 8

Heading north from Barcelona we’ll move to the beautiful, sun-filled Costa Brava. We’ll explore the medieval historical villages of the inland Empordà region to the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean. Today, we’ll check into our exclusive hotel, a converted 18th century Catalan farmhouse. Enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure –  lunch and dinner are on your own.

Breakfast

Overnight at Mas de Torrent

Day 9

Explore a charming coastal village with a unique culture. Walk along coastal paths overlooking the Mediterranean while discovering the history of this beautiful land. For lunch, enjoy fresh seafood and stunning views of the Iberian ruins and one of the oldest lighthouses on the peninsula. Dinner is on your own.

Breakfast, lunch

Overnight at Mas de Torrent

Day 10

Spend time in Girona, the second largest city in Catalonia. Enjoy a walking guided tour of its magnificent architecture, medieval walls, historic buildings, and important Jewish centers. Later, head to the Teatre-Museu Dalí and discover the works from the king of Surrealism. Lunch and dinner are at your leisure.

Breakfast

Overnight at Mas de Torrent

Day 11

Check out this morning and enjoy a private transfer to Barcelona for flights home. Safe travels!

Breakfast

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Details

Dates

Program: Mon, Sep 9 – Mon, Sep 16, 2019
Extension: Mon, Sep 16 – Thu, Sep 19, 2019

Flight Information

If you would like assistance with reserving your flights, please contact us at guestservices@experi.com.

Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Guests should feel comfortable meandering along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities. Please contact us at guestservices@experi.com if you have questions.

Note: All guests should be 21 years or older. Group maximum is based on double occupancy.


Included

  • 7 nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, gratuities, and transportation
  • Full guiding services of a dedicated Experi Travel Director
  • Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional Alcoholic beverages beyond those included with major meals

Rates*

Club Member Pricing

Classic: sold
Junior Suite: sold
Suite: sold
Single: sold

Non Member Pricing

Classic: sold
Junior Suite: sold
Suite: sold
Single: sold

Extension Rates*

Classic: sold
Single: sold

*Guests of club members also enjoy club member pricing. Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars. Call to discuss availability and rates for triple and quad accommodations.


Deposits

A $1,000 deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 deposit per person is required for extension reservations.

Travel Insurance

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Travel Terms & Conditions

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