The tourist life can be exhausting. When you are visiting a new culture, there’s so much new information to process and assimilate, it can be wonderful to escape the city for a breath of fresh air. Sobremesa’s excursions are day trips to easily reached places outside of town, where you can combine that much-needed fresh air with memorable gastronomical highlights.

Organic Farm Tour and Lunch

Organic farm tour with lunch

We will visit a family-run, organic farm on the outskirts of Barcelona. After a guided tour of the farm and some other surprise activities, we will sit down (outside, weather permitting) to a feast prepared by the farmer and assistants. Of course the meal will consist of local produce and products. Before heading back to the city, you will also have a chance to purchase some products to bring home.

Duration: 1/2 day

Price: $175/person, children under 12 50% off, children under 5 free

Winery Tour + Chocolate Factory Visit with Tastings

Wine tour and chocolate factory visit with tastings

A visit to the town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, aka cava town. Cava is Catalan sparkling wine, and all of it is produced in this small region. We will tour one of the oldest cava producers, and have time to appreciate the beautiful Modernist architecture, as we sip on the local fruits. The tour is combined with a visit to a local chocolate factory. Equipped with chocolate and cava, you can’t go wrong!

Duration: 1/2 day

Price: $200/person,  children under 12 50% off, children under 5 free

Collserola Mountain Herb Walk with Picnic

Collserolla mountain herb walk with picnic

Just a brief train ride from downtown Barcelona lies a peaceful green space, where one can escape the masses of tourists and find oneself in the middle of a mountain. Our expert gastro-botanist guide will explain the indigenous flora and fauna during an easy 3-hour hike. We will work up an appetite to lead us to a comforting gourmet picnic prepared by our staff. Wine included, it wouldn’t be a real Spanish picnic without it.

Duration: 1/2 day

Price: $150/person, children under 12 50% off, children under 5 free