Things to do in El Penedès

Our most recommended things to do in El Penedès

From Barcelona: Wine, Cava, Tapas & Vineyards 4WD Experience

1. From Barcelona: Wine, Cava, Tapas & Vineyards 4WD Experience

Visit the Penedès region on this excursion and discover the fascinating world of wine. Explore the vineyards of two wineries, taste delicious wines paired with gourmet delicacies, and learn about the art of winemaking. Situated between the sea and the mountains, the Penedès enjoys both the influence of the sun and the Mediterranean Sea, making it prime territory for winemaking. Make your way there on a luxury Mercedes SUV to visit 2 hand-picked family wineries. Make your first stop at a boutique winery that has been cultivating vines for over 2,000 years. Be welcomed by a winemaker who will show you its subterranean wine cellar. Learn fascinating facts about grape varieties, vine growing, winemaking and the optimal conditions for wine storage. Take the opportunity to taste 4 fine wines in a stylish tasting room, accompanied by an assortment of gourmet delicacies. Next, make a visit to the traditional manor house and vineyards to discover the art and secrets of winemaking. Continue the visit through the vineyards in a convertible 4x4 vehicle, accompanied by your guide and a viticulturist. Admire the stunning rural landscape with seemingly endless vineyards. Along the way, and in the midst of the vines, you’ll pass a Romanesque church that belongs to the manor. The second and final visit is to an equally historical winery specializing in cava, a naturally sparkling wine with an unmistakable flavor deeply rooted in Catalonia. The ancestral estate is built over an old farmhouse but features cutting-edge design facilities. Enjoy the opportunity to enter the capella, the heart of the cellar, and the oldest part of the winery. After visiting the vineyard and cellar, you’ll have a chance to taste 4 unique types of cava. Each will be paired with an appetizer that enhances the tasting experience.

Penedès: Codorniu Winery Tour with Cava Tasting

2. Penedès: Codorniu Winery Tour with Cava Tasting

Enter the world of cava as you explore the historic Codorníu Winery with your guide. Visit the estate gardens and the museum to learn more about cava and the making of process. Descend 20 meters underground and take a train through the wine cellars before finishing your tour with a tasting of 2 premium cavas. Your visit begins in Sala Puig, the Cathedral of Cava, where you may watch a short video introduction of the Codorniu history and wine-making. After, follow your guide to the museum and outside through the gardens where you have a chance to discover the modernist architecture by Puig i Cadafalch.  As you have learned more about cava and the process of how to make it, it is time to descend more than 20 meters underground to visit the dugout cellar tunnels with the electric train. At the end of the tour, it is time to taste the delicious sparkling wine. You are offered two different cavas of premium range to taste.

Montserrat & Cava Wineries Day Trip from Barcelona w/ Pickup

3. Montserrat & Cava Wineries Day Trip from Barcelona w/ Pickup

Discover the beauty of Mount Montserrat and visit the Montserrat Monastery on this day trip in an airconditioned van from Barcelona. Head to Santa Cova and have the chance to hear the Montserrat’s Boys’ Choir. Savor wine and tapas at an ancient winery in Sant Sadurní d'Anoi.  Depart Barcelona and drive towards the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range for a morning visit to the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, world-renowned for its shrine to the Virgin of Montserrat, also known as the "Black Madonna." Marvel at the monastery and its surrounding scenery on a curious-shaped rock that rises 2,380 feet above sea level. Enter the monastery to see its Romanesque icon of the "Black Madonna" which is thought to date back to the 12th century. Get unparalleled views of the magical landscape, declared a national park in 1987. Head to the Santa Cova ("Holy Grotto") where, according to legend, the virgin appeared before some shepherd children in a vision.  Benefit from the chance to hear the angelic voices of La Escolania de Montserrat (Montserrat’s Boys’ Choir ), one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe (subject to seasonal availability). Head to Sant Sadurní d'Anoia in the heart of Catalonia's cava wine producing region and visit a premium cava winery, where the tradition of making sparkling wines date back almost 5 centuries. Visit the cellar and descend to the dungeons where the wine is stored for several years. Learn about wine production and vineyard maintenance. Taste 3 varieties of local wines and cavas paired with traditional cheeses and cold meats. Gaze out at views of the Catalan countryside with Mount Montserrat in the background. Hear about the process of producing cava at a family business that first produced it according to traditional methods in 1872, and by using grapes from the Penedès region. Return to your meeting point in Barcelona at the conclusion of your tour. 

Barcelona: Half-Day Wine and Electric Bike Tour

4. Barcelona: Half-Day Wine and Electric Bike Tour

If you are lovers of cycling, nature, and wine and then you are invited to come to Penedès to enjoy an unforgettable day cycling among the vineyards on your favorite means of transportation. You will be visiting an ecologic winery and tasting the best wines and cavas. Cycle among the vineyards and be taken to a family winery where you will participate in a guided electric bike wine tour. Join the tour and cycle through vineyards with your rented electric bike and English-, Catalan-, and Spanish-speaking guide. Enjoy a fully guided tour of the region and visit wineries to taste wines and cavas. This is a small group to ensure a personalized experience with a maximum of 12 persons. You will meet at 10:15 AM and catch the return train at 2:00 PM. As great connoisseurs of the Penedès region, you will meet the fourth generation of a family rooted in the land. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of this wine region, and the fascinating world of wine and cava in a privileged environment as it is Subirats. You will be given the chance to enjoy a half-day wine tour surrounded by vineyards and visiting a winery where you will discover the different steps in the process of making cava and wine.

Montserrat & Cava Winery Small Group Day Tour

5. Montserrat & Cava Winery Small Group Day Tour

Embark on a guided day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat and the Penedès wine-growing region by minivan. Visit the monastery and the Museum of Monserrat, listen to Europe's oldest children's choir, walk through the mountain range's many paths, and visit a winery - this tour has it all. There will be plenty of free time to explore Montserrat on your own, but a visit to the sanctuary where the Moreneta is housed is a must. Pilgrims and other visitors have climbed the mountain to visit this sanctuary for nearly 1,000 years. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat, and browse its collections that range from the Archaeology of the Biblical East to Modern Painting and Sculpture. A highlight of visiting Montserrat is listening to the voices of Europe’s oldest children’s choir, La Escolania de Montserrat. There are numerous walking and climbing trails on the mountain, ranging from easy strolls to serious hikes. Each trail offers a different perspective on the surrounding landscape, dotted with small chapels and hermitages.  If you'd rather not walk at all, then another option is to take one of the 2 rack railways or the cable car, which also provides stunning views of the area. After the morning in Montserrat, the tour heads to Penedès, a wine-growing region where you'll stop by the Cavas Codorníu winery to view the vast wine cellars and taste some of the wineries' renowned products. You'll tour the winery and see how this sparkling wine is produced, from pressing the grapes to fermentation in the vast cellars. No winery visit would be complete without a taste of the product, so at the end of the tour, you'll have a chance to try some of the best Cava the region produces.

Guardiola de Font-Rubí: Winery & Grill Menu Tour

6. Guardiola de Font-Rubí: Winery & Grill Menu Tour

Join this fun and informative wine tour and tasting at a family-run vineyard in the celebrated wine growing region of Alt Penedès. Your visit will include a guided tour of the vineyards, the aging cellars and the warehouse. Your expert guide will explain the different techniques of winemaking and some of the secrets behind the aging processes. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to taste 5 of the internationally awarded wines along with a delicious aperitif of local cheeses and hams and then a grill menu at the restaurant of the winery. The family winery, situated in the Penedès region, offers you a really special experience. The grill will be done outdoors, with branches and strains of old vines. The menu will be created with high quality, seasonal and local products. Grill menu includes: - Starter - Fresh mixed green salad - First dish - Wood fired Paella with rice and vegetables or woodfired fideua - Second dish - Wood fired meat (lamb ribs and sausage Catalan sausage) with potato and sauce "all i oli" - Dessert - Sorbet lemon or chocolate brownie - Bread, glass of wine and water 

Barcelona: Caves Codorniu Winery Tour Based on Anna's Life

7. Barcelona: Caves Codorniu Winery Tour Based on Anna's Life

Join this guided winery tour and tasting experience to learn about Anna de Codorniu, the last person in the family that bore the surname Codorníu. The first cava using Chardonnay grapes carries her name as a tribute.  Start your guided tour in the Puig Room before moving on to the "Cava Cathedral," a modernist building and historical monument. Then, visit the museum and the main wine cellar. At the cellar, take a train ride stopping at the Anna Space, an elegant and feminine area. Taste 3 of Anna de Codorniu products accompanied with a small appetizer.

Day Trip to Montserrat and Sitges from Barcelona

8. Day Trip to Montserrat and Sitges from Barcelona

Transfer by air-conditioned bus to the Montserrat Mountains to visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and see its 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Verge Moreneta (“Black Madonna”). Marvel at the Benedictine sanctuary, founded in 1025 as a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia. Following a guided tour, you then have some free time to enjoy the fabulous landscape by yourself, visit the local food market and the audiovisual exhibition, and taste some liqueurs. Drive next to Sitges, one of the most beautiful villages on the Catalonia coast where a guided tour will take place with some free time in the end.

Vilafranca del Penedès: Winery Visit with Tastings

9. Vilafranca del Penedès: Winery Visit with Tastings

Embark on a fun and informative wine tour and tasting at a family-run vineyard in the celebrated wine-growing region of Alt Penedès. After the tour, you will have the opportunity to taste 4 internationally-awarded wines along with a delicious aperitif of local cheeses and hams.  On completion of your visit to the J. Miquel Jané Winery you will receive a booklet with many helpful hints and tips on the art of wine tasting.

Barcelona Express Card: 2 Days of Transport & Discounts

10. Barcelona Express Card: 2 Days of Transport & Discounts

Make the most of your stay with Barcelona Express Card, and get 2 days of free unlimited travel on public transportation and more than 100 discounts: • 48 Museums and Attractions with discounts up to 60% • 16 Visits and Tours with discounts up to 50% • 12 Leisure experiences with discounts up to 50% • 7 Entertainment experiences with discounts up to 20% • 3 Night-time Venues with discounts up to 30% • Shops and restaurants with discounts up to 20% • and much more! Museums and Attractions • CaixaForum: 25% off • Camp Nou Experience: 5% off • Casa Batlló: EUR 3.00 • Casa Lleó i Morera: 20% off • Casa Museu Gaudí: EUR 1.00 • Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB): 20% off • CosmoCaixa: 25% off • Cripta Gaudí de la Colònia Güell: 20% off • El Born Centre Cultural: EUR 6.00/4.20 • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: 20% off • Fundació Joan Miró: 20% off • Fundació Suñol: 25% off • Gaudí Centre Reus: 40% off • Jardí Botànic de Barcelona: 50% off • La Pedrera: 20% off • Mirador de Colom: 50% off • MUHBA El Call: Free  • MUHBA Plaça del Rei: EUR 7.00/5.00 (combined ticket MUHBA centers) • MUHBA Refugi 307: EUR 7.00/5.00 (combined ticket MUHBA centers) • MUHBA Via Sepulcral Romana: EUR 7.00/5.00 (combined ticket MUHBA centers) • Museu Blau: 50% off • Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya Barcelona: 30% off • Museu d’Art Contemporani (MACBA): 20% off • Museu d’Història de Catalunya: 30% off • Museu de Cera de Barcelona: 20% off • Museu de l’Eròtica de Barcelona (MEB): 20% off • Museu de la Moto: 20% off • Museu de la Música: 30% off • Museu de la Xocolata: 30% off • Museu de Cultures del Món: EUR 5.00/3.50  • Museu del Disseny: EUR 6.00/4.00 • Museu del Mamut: 50% off • Museu del Modernisme Català: 30% off • Museu del Perfum: 40% off • Museu d'Idees i d'Invents de Barcelona (MIBA): 20% off • Museu Diocesà de Barcelona: 50% off • Museu Egipci de Barcelona: 30% off • Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (MEAM): 20% off • Museu Frederic Marès: EUR 4.20/2.40 • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya: 20% off • Museu Olímpic i de l’Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch: 25% off • Palau de la Música Catalana: 20% guided tours • Pavelló Mies van der Rohe: 20% off • Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes: EUR 5.00/3.50 • Torre Bellesguard: 50% off • Torre de Collserola: 60% off Visits and Tours • Barcelona 360o–Land, Sea & Air: 20% off • Barcelona Ciclotour: EUR 2.00 • Barcelona Port Tour: 20% off • Catalunya Bus Turístic: EUR 10.00 (check routes) • Catamarà Ecològic: 20% off • Caves Codorniu: 20% off • Circuit de Barcelona–Catalunya: 50% off • Gocar Tours: 10% off • Las Golondrinas Barcelona Mar: EUR 15.00/13.00 • Las Golondrinas Barcelona Port: EUR 7.20/6.50 • Sailing Yacht Tours Skylinebcn: 15% off • Vesping Barcelona: 10% off (24 hours) • Walking Tours Gòtic: 50% off • Walking Tours Gourmet: 50% off • Walking Tours Modernisme: 50% off • Walking Tours Picasso: 50% off Leisure • Aqua Urban Spa: 30% off • Barcelona Bosc Urbà: 20% off • Casino Barcelona: Free admission and welcome drink • Gaudí-Experiència: 50% off • Icebarcelona: 20% off • Illa Fantasia: 20% • Jamón Experience Museum: Free museum admission (EUR 10.00 tasting) • L’Aquàrium de Barcelona: 20% off • Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo: 20% off • Poble Espanyol de Barcelona: 20% off admission (EUR 1.00 audioguide) • Port Aventura: 20% off • Zoo de Barcelona: 20% off Entertainment • Cirque du Soleil Amaluna (July-August) Port Aventura: 20% off • Cordobés–Tablao Flamenco: 20% off drink and show; 8% off dinner and show • Gran Gala Flamenco: 20% off • El Patio Andaluz: EUR 10.00 drink/dinner and show • El Tablao de Carmen: 20% off • Nervión–Tablao Flamenco: 20% off • Palacio del Flamenco: EUR 10.00 Night-time Venues • Bcn NightCard: 30% off • Milano Cocktail Bar: 20% off • The Michael Collins Bar: 20% off Restaurants • Antiga Fàbrica Moritz Barcelona: 2x1 breakfasts • Asador del Mar: 15% off • Costa Gallega: 15% off • El Chipirón: 15% off • Hard Rock Café: Special menu • La Tertúlia: 15% off • L’Arrosseria Xàtiva: 15% off • L’Arrosseria Xàtiva amb Gràcia: 15% off • Marina Bay by Moncho’s: 15% off • Patrón: 15% off • Restaurant Diagonal Can Soteras: 15% off • Nervión: 15% off • Tapas Locas: 20% off Shops • Barcelona Original Shops: 15% off • Futbolmania: 10% off • La Roca Village Shopping Express: 20% off • Perfumeria Regia: 10% off selected items Other Services • Locker Barcelona: 10% off Transportation • Barcelona Moto Rent: 20% off • Barcelona Rent a Bike: EUR 2.00 • Cooltra Motos: 20% off • Moto Rent & Renting: 20% off

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What people are saying about El Penedès

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 923 reviews

What an awesome experience! I thoroughly enjoyed the day spent at Pere Ventura and Can Bas. I learned so much about cava and other wines local to the Barcelona area. Our guide was pleasant and so knowledgeable. It's just too bad that the tour started at 9 am! I would definitely enjoyed an afternoon wine tasting a bit more!

The guide Albert is amazing! This was a perfect experience, beautiful views, very nice and new bikes, very accommodating of our needs. Easy to each by train from Barcelona. The staff at the winery were friendly but certainly the highlight was the guide Albert. Thank you so much!

A wonderful and informative tour! Highly recommend this day trip from Barcelona. It was so convenient to be picked up right outside of our AirBnB and off we went! Teo was a wonderful and patient guide. The winery we went to was fabulous!

Great guide and generous wine tasting. It was an interesting experience learning about the steps of wine making. How different types of barrels used gives different tastes. Also included a Cava tour, which was excellent.

I definitely recommend to anyone! It included wine, snacks, detailed tours, transportation, and a ride through the vineyard:)