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food & drink • 7 days, 6 nights

Spain: Avant-Garde Winemaking in Catalonia

Gastro Obscura
food & drink • 7 days, 6 nights

Spain: Avant-Garde Winemaking in Catalonia

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  • Group Size 14 People Maximum
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  • Travel Style
    Communities Up Close
from $3,970 USD per person
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Trip Overview

The region of Catalonia in Spain has a long history of doing things their own way. From the distinct languages to the autonomous legal standing within Spain, the area surrounding and including Barcelona in Northeastern Spain has forged its own unique traditions and culture. Join us as we venture into the Catalonian countryside. We’ll discover unusual wines, fantastic food, unmatched hospitality, feats of human wonder, spectacular scenery, and meet the people behind the natural and biodynamic wine movement. We begin and end in Barcelona, but our focus is on discovering the culture, customs, and products of the oft-untouched gems of the wider Catalonian region.

  • Discover some of Spain’s smallest wine regions and the vintners on the cutting edge of social and environmental sustainability.
  • Walk through spectacular cliff top villages of Catalonia.
  • Witness the remarkable human feat of the Castellers - Human Towers - of Vilafranca.
  • Dine on delicious, local cuisine with Catalan hospitality.


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Trip Leader

Danny Adler
New York City-born and raised, Danny has been living and working in Spain in hospitality and travel since 2007. Building on his experience cooking in some of New York City’s finest restaurants as a teenager and college student, he started a small catering company out of his Madrid apartment while he was completing his international business degree. Spanish cuisine, culture, history, and lifestyle captivated him; and he decided to stay in Spain after graduation. He started as a food and wine guide in Barcelona and soon became the general manager of a boutique day trip company focused on cultural, culinary, and adventure travel in Catalonia. He went out on his own in 2016 to focus on tailor-made journeys to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco. He is delighted to share with his guests the often-hidden, remarkable people and places that he continues to discover on his own quest for authentic experiences, regional cuisine, and magical ambiance in the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco. Danny's passion is to bring travelers closer to this fascinating part of the world he now calls home.

Additional Info


The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling Solo?

You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:

Shared Room: You’ll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $980. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll add the option to your booking and final balance.

Arrival & Departure

You should plan to arrive in Barcelona by 3 p.m. on Day 1 and make your way to the group hotel near Plaça Catalunya. You are free to depart anytime on Day 7. If you'd like to spend a few extra nights in the area, we'd be more than happy to recommend places to stay and things to do in the city on your own.

If you're booking on the October 2022 departure, consider arriving early in Barcelona and joining our Barcelona Behind the Scenes trip.

Activity Level

Travelers should be comfortable staying on their feet for long stretches at a time and walking up to four miles over the course of a day. We'll be out and about most of each day, with time to rest at lunch and dinner, both of which take place on the later side in Spain.

  • Accommodation throughout the trip at comfortable boutique hotels.
  • All meals described in the itinerary.
  • Transportation throughout the trip.
  • Experienced local guides to accompany you for the duration of the trip, as well as special guests throughout.
  • Admission to all proposed activities, locations, and events.
  • A great group of fellow Atlas Obscura travelers, excited to explore all that Catalonia has to offer!
  • Global Rescue medical evacuation insurance.
  • Special access to unique places and extraordinary experiences.
  • Transportation and flights to and from Barcelona, including airport transfers.
  • Pre- and post-trip accommodations.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages.
  • Applying for a European Union visa, if applicable.
  • Customary gratuities for your tour leader.
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Trip FAQ

Joining this trip directly supports the unsung heroes of the vineyard—hardworking, independent people who, through their daily working life, are working towards sustainable practices and to preserve local traditions embedded in wine and food. Aside from the financial support that comes from your trip fees, you can contribute to the preservation of community spirit and memory by sharing the stories of the places and people we visit, and honoring the traditions we encounter along the way.

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Upcoming Departures

  • May 16–May 22, 2022
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  • Oct 3–Oct 9, 2022
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  • Oct 31–Nov 6, 2022
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