The Codorníu family’s wine business goes back to the middle of the 16th century. A document of that period states that the family had several machines and implements relating to the wine industry. In 1659 Anna Codorníu married Manual Raventós and the families, each with a long wine tradition, were united. Years later, in 1872, Josep Raventós produced cava for the first time in Spain using the “Traditional Method” and established a completely new industry in the Penedés region.
The imposing winery which houses the Codorníu cellars was built by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch who, together with Gaudí, was one of the outstanding exponents of the school of modern architecture. His designs, of great originality and conceptual audacity, today form part of Spain’s architectural heritage and are the subject of major academic studies. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Codorníu cellars were declared a National Monument of Historic and Artistic Interest in 1976, in view of their pure modernist style.
Then after the winery visit we will visit Sitges a white town overlooking a blue sea, now an important tourist resort and it also has a medieval quarter, with impressive views over the Mediterranean, with its narrow, winding cobbled streets.
Day 1: Barcelona - Sant Sadurni D'noia - Sitges – Barcelona
Your private English-Speaking Chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship port. Visit Cava Winery Cordorniu, located outside of Barcelona in Sant Sadurni D'Noia, the Penedés wine region. Next stop is Sitges, a white town overlooking a blue sea, now an important tourist resort not far from Barcelona. We have reserved a table for your lunch at a recommended restaurant. Free time to walk through the medieval quarter, with impressive views over the Mediterranean, with its narrow, winding cobbled streets are any visitor’s delight. Then your chauffeur will take you to your Hotel or cruise ship and say the final goodbye.
Notes: Prices above are per person based on 6 people traveling. This tour is available for as little as 2 people. Please inquire for exact prices. When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you, our company and others who provide services. Upon request we can provide you with our general terms and conditions governing the provision of these holidays. A non-refundable upfront initial deposit of € 200 Euros is due within 7 days of the initial booking request. Final payment is due 45 days before the tour departure. Within 45 day full payment is due upon booking request. All prices, itinerary etc. listed are subject to change without notice.
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