Southern Catalonia offers an incredible variety of experiences for couples, families or groups of friends. During this itinerary we will visit El Priorat, a region that produces some of the best wines in Spain, accompanied by expert sommeliers. Then we will head further south to explore El Delte de l’Ebre, one of the most important wetlands in the Western Mediterranean and home to more than 300 species of birds. Finally, on our way to Barcelona, we will carry out a tour of Tarragona, the famous Roman city.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1: BARCELONA > PRIORAT
Monastery Visit / Wine Tasting
This morning, our private driver will pick us up at our hotel in Barcelona and drive us to El Priorat, the second qualified DOC wine region in Spain. During our way we will visit the Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Poblet, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1150 by order of Count Ramon Berenguer IV. After the visit, we will head to the Prades Mountains, where our hotel is located. Before we arrive we will stop for lunch at one of the amazing little towns that we will find during the route. Finally, we will arrive at our magnificent hotel, where we will enjoy a wine tasting before having an incredible gastronomic experience in the hotel restaurant.
DAY 2: PRIORAT
El Priorat is a historical region of the Mediterranean with a great winemaking tradition, so this morning, we will start with a full breakfast at the hotel. After that, we will visit some of the most emblematic wineries in the area. Accompanied by our expert sommelier we will learn about the winemaking process and then enjoy a complete tasting of high quality local wines. Later, we will visit some very charming towns such as Porrera, Escaladell or Vilella Baixa. After all this, we will return to the hotel to enjoy the afternoon relaxing with some Spa treatments.
DAY 3: PRIORAT
Today we will carry out a tour with E-Bikes around the Prades mountains, starting from the hotel and exploring the trails that cross the national park to the Siurana reservoir, where we will enjoy a picnic lunch that will have been previously prepared for us in the middle of nature. In the afternoon, we will have free time to rest, walk and connect with the area. Dinner will take place in an exceptional restaurant located in Siurana.
DAY 4: PRIORAT > DELTA
River Tour / La catedral del Vi
After four incredible days in El Priorat, we will head further south to the famous area of Delte de l’Ebre, the largest delta in Spain and home to a rich flora and fauna that also offers many fun activities for all ages. On the way we will stop in Ascó, a small town on the Ebro river. There our captain will be waiting with his boat to take us along the river and explain the connection that the river has with the towns, all while enjoying a wine tasting. Later, for lunch, we will head downstream to La Catedral del Vi, a cooperative modernist-style building from the early 20th century designed by Cèsar Martinell, a direct disciple of Antoní Gaudí.
DAY 5: DELTA
Delta de l’Ebre
In the morning, we will be picked up at our hotel and we will depart to a mussel and oyster farm located in the middle of the sea where we will taste a selection of freshly caught seafood from local waters. At lunchtime, we will stop at a local restaurant located next to the river to enjoy a unique paella made with the famous local rice. Later, we will go to the Buda Island, in the heart of the delta, an ornithological paradise where you can see most of the 300 species of birds that live in the Delta. The tour will conclude in the swampy area of L’Encanyissada.
DAY 6: DELTA
Tortosa / Michelin Star Restaurant
This morning we will go to see the tuna farms to observe them in their habitat. We will feed them and even swim among hundreds of wild bluefin tuna, a unique experience from the hand of professional diving instructors. In the afternoon, we will visit Tortosa, an emblematic town and capital of the area with more than 2400 years of history. We will discover the cathedral, the old town, the Jewish quarter and the Suda Castle, where we will enjoy a magnificent view over the city. After all this we will return to the hotel to enjoy dinner at its restaurant, which has a Michelin Star.
DAY 7: DELTA > TARRAGONA > BARCELONA
Tarragona Tour / End of the trip
It is time to return to Barcelona. On the way to Barcelona, we will stop at another city with a long history, Tarragona. We will travel 2000 years back in time to the days of the Roman Empire, to know its amphitheater, where gladiators faced each other during their mythical battles. Then we will walk along Caballeros street until we reach the main street and visit the Cathedral. We will continue towards the Plaza del Foro, which always has a very good atmosphere (ideal for a “vermut”). After the tour, we will meet our driver who will take us to have lunch at a local “masia” before finishing this incredible 7-day trip through the southern area of Catalonia. In the afternoon, we will travel to our hotel in Barcelona.
ACCOMMODATION: We will propose the best option for every occasion. Hotels, apartments and villas.
GUIDES AND TOURS: We will adapt the amount of tours, the duration, the level of the explanations and the guides to each customer profile.
EXPERIENCE: We will propose those that will make each customer enjoy what they like the most.
EXTRAS: In all our destinations, we can provide everything that is needed. From the most basic to the most special.
PRICE OF THE ITINERARY: Depends on the number of people, days of the trip, type of accommodation, services hired.