Experience the world of the fines cava wine and visit Sitges with English speaking guides
Excursion to Freixenet and Sitges departing from Barcelona. Do you want to immerse yourself in the magical world of cava? We invite you to visit the Cavas Freixenet wineries and discover the art of cava production, labelled Spanish sparkling wine. Next, we will discover one of the most beautiful towns on the Catalan coast: Sitges, located at the foot of the Garraf massif, with its beautiful religious buildings and also lots of Gothic, Renaissance or Baroque style civil architecture.
Would you like to dive into the magic world of Cava? We invite you to get to know Cavas Freixenet. The guided visits of Freixenet start with a short audiovisual presentation about the history of the family company. Consecutively we visit the old part of the cava which was built in 1922. In this part, the company guides explain you personally the process of the elaboration of the cava and they will give you advice on the service and the consumption of this sparkling drink. The visitors will board a small train to tour some of the 20 kilometers of underground cellars. At the end of the tour you will arrive at the tasting room where one can try the different cavas of the Freixenet brand. To finish the visit you will arrive at the shop Dolores Ferrer where you have the opportunity to acquire numerous objects related with the world of cava and wine.
Close to Barcelona we will find one of the most beautiful villages of the Catalonian coast: Sitges. Protected by the massive of El Garraf, Sitges is one of the preferred destinations by tourist that travel to Catalonia. Its micro-climate with 300 days of sun per year, its 17 beaches, an attractive cultural offer and an exceptional gatronomy and commerce make of this village the perfect proposal to enjoy the Mediterranean coast. Consecutively we return to Barcelona and the end of our service.
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The excursion to Sitges and Freixenet includes:
– Transportation by modern coach with air conditioning and reclining seats
– Accompanying guide service
– Visit to the Cavas Freixenet wineries
– Travelers insurance
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Would you like to dive into the magic world of Cava? We invite you to get to know Cavas Freixenet.
The company was founded after the union of two families specialized in wines: the Ferrer family, owners of La Freixeneda, existing since the twelfth century, and the Sala family, founders of Casa Sala. When Pedro Ferrer Bosch married Dolores Sala Vive the foundation was settled for the company which was constituted officially in 1889. When the Spanish wine production dropped at the end of the nineteenth century many companies like Codorniu and Freixenet became interested in the production of cava, starting to bottle sparkling wines from 1914 onwards.
One of the main characteristics of the company resides in its use of publicity. The company distinguished itself for its ads both for the press as well as for television. Since 1977 their spots for television count with the participation of famous Spanish and international personalities and they are broadcasted during Christmas and New Year’s Eve only during the prime-time of the national television stations. They are characterised for having a story line and for their long duration. Also, the “bubbles of Freixenet” stand out, young women disguised in golden costumes simulating the sparkling of the cava. Another well-known character is the “child of Freixenet”, dressed in red carrying a bottle in its arm, since 1920 present in posters and ads of the company.
The cavas of Freixenet wineries are situated in the heart of the region of Penedes, in the town of Sant Sadurni d’Anoia. The guided visit of Freixenet start with a short audio-visual presentation about the history of the family company. Consecutively we visit the old part of the cava which was built in 1922. In this part, the company guides explain you personally the process of the elaboration of the cava and they will give you advice on the service and the consumption of this sparkling drink. The visitors will board a small train to tour some of the 20 kilometres of underground cellars. At the end of the tour you will arrive at the tasting room where one can try the different cavas of the Freixenet brand. To finish the visit, you will arrive at the shop Dolores Ferrer where you have the opportunity to acquire numerous objects related with the world of cava and wine. The shop Dolores Ferrer pays tribute to one of the most emblematic personalities of the Ferrer family. This shop has been specially designed so the visitor can obtain all kind of products related to the brand. The shop has various sections, amongst others aromatherapy, clothes, disguises, gifts, souvenirs, toys, etc.
The situation between the sea and the mountains of the Barcelona town of Sitges offers the visitor a multitude of recreational opportunities. The Costa de Garraf, at the seaside of the Mediterranean Sea, and the nearby mountains, provide the region with beautiful natural landscapes. The Costa de Garraf, the southern coastline of Barcelona is mostly represented by the town of Sitges. In its centre religious buildings such as the churches of Sant Bartomeu and Santa Tecla stand out. Other places of interest in the town are the Casa de la Vila, a neo-gothic building from the nineteenth century, and the Palau Maricel, where Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque elements are brought together. The modernist aesthetic of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century also has arrived at Sitges with beautiful architectural samples such as the house-workshop El Cau Ferrat of the writer and painter Santiago Rusiñol. This artist settled himself in Sitges in 1891 and made of this Catalonian town a meeting point of intellectuals and artists, giving it a bohemian atmosphere, which is still preserved at present.
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