Escape Barcelona on a two-day tour to southern Catalonia's most famous destinations: Sitges, Tarragona and Santes Creus. Combine history, beach fun and great wine as you admire Roman remnants in Tarragona, explore the fascinating coastal village of Sitges and enjoy a wine tasting at Bodegas Torres, one the most famous wineries in Catalonia.
Less than an hour from Barcelona, the first stop on your two-day tour of southern Catalonia's most popular sites is Sitges. Discover the authentic Mediterranean atmosphere of this old fishing village, which has been fashionable since the 1890s, when it became an avant-garde art-world hangout.
Stroll along its shady streets, lined with traditional whitewashed houses and inviting boutiques; after you make your way out of this charming labyrinth, you’ll suddenly find yourself on the seafront. Make a stop in one of the numerous cosmopolitan bars and restaurants and soak up the atmosphere. Sitges has dining options to suit every taste and budget. After a leisurely lunch, head off to one of the 17 beaches the town has to offer.
In the afternoon, travel to Tarragona, where you will feel like you are traveling back to the days of ancient Rome. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, where you'll explore the Old Quarter, and admire the stone walls and stunning cathedral. From there, continue down through the old town to discover the Roman Forum and the nearby Roman Circus. And last, but not least, enjoy the breathtaking sea view over the Roman amphitheater.
On your second day, visit Santes Creus, a beautiful Cistercian monastery dating back to 1158. After a traditional local lunch, you'll visit Bodegas Torres, one of the most famous wineries in Catalonia. Torres is Spain's largest producer of Denomination of Origin wines under its own label, exporting to more than 140 countries. Under the Torres brand name, they trade wine based on a range of different labels, as well as brandies. On your tour you'll learn all about the region's fabulous wine, enjoy a tasting and have the chance to buy wines to take home with you.
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