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Live a real “Calçotada” (Spring onion festival) in a gastronomy tour from Barcelona ONLY ON 28th of JANUARY 2018

ONLY ON 28th of JANUARY 2018
8h aprox
From 8:30am to 5pm

On the last Sunday of January, Valls will celebrate “La Calçotada” (barbecued spring onion festival), a promotional day around the “calçot” (spring onion) that will pervade the streets and squares of Valls with remarkable tradition and hurly-burly city life.

There will be popular acts, such as: passacaglia, grilled calçot cooking demonstrations, contests of “calçots” growers, calçots eating competition, local food tasting, traditional dances and amazing human tower displays.

 

Tour description:

Leave Barcelona in the early morning (8:30am), and travel by air-conditioned minivan to Valls, where you will experience a real “Calçotada” firsthand. You will taste local calçots and get involved in a local festival.

“Calçotada” is the meal based on the “calçot”; and its delicious and unique sauce move crowds of people to Valls between the months of November and April each year.

Calçotada in Valls is a deep-rooted event, the most popular and traditional festival in Catalunya in which food is the main theme. “Calçotades” have been celebrated in Valls for more than hundred years. From the end of the 19th century, the tradition has been inherited by generations in the families from Valls. Because of that, Valls is known as the capital of the “calçot” (spring onion).

Learn all about this old tradition and watch how calçots are cooked. You may also want to cheer in the famous calçots competition, in which the winner is the person that eats more spring onions.

Since January 25th is a special event for Catalans, Human tower builders will be building their best towers in this important occasion.

After the Calçots festival…. travel to the wine-growing region of Spain, El Penedès, home to several prestigious vineyards -known locally as “cellers”. Learn all about Cava, a high-quality sparkling wine, as you visit a family owned winery in Spain. Learn how the famous wine and cava (local champagne) are produced, from the first pressing of the grapes to the fermentation in the cellars. After touring the vineyards and cellars, take part in a cava-tasting session, savoring the exquisite notes of the local champagne. You will see exactly why Catalan wine and cava have acquired such international fame.

We will arrive to Barcelona at around 5 pm.

 

Inclusions:

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch with traditional “calçots” is included. Learn how to eat calçots (as locals do) and taste the delicious sauce (yum yum!)
  • See how calçots (spring onions) are traditionally cooked
  • See a Human Tower Performance
  • Meeting locals and participate in the local activity
  • Visit of a family owned organic winery and cellar
  • Cava and wine tasting
  • A professional native guide provides the guided tour in Catalan, Spanish or English
  • Local taxes included

 

Exclusions:

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick Up/Drop Off
  • Extra meals and drinks are excluded

 

Specific information:

  • This tour is available in English, Catalan and Spanish
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior the tour
  • Please, bring raincoat in case it rains
  • There will be time of the bus, so please bring suitable clothing and footwear
  • No refunds are available once a tour or service has commenced. If you cancel at least 3 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure or commencement time, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 calendar days of the scheduled departure or commencement time, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee
  • All return times are approximate
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • We can also pick you up and drop off at your accommodation place for just 15€/group more. Tell us when you check in!

 

Meeting point:

The meeting point is at Plaça Ossa Menor (in the Glories Shopping center), which is easily accessed from the entrance located in Diagonal Avenue. We meet next to McDonalds.

 

 

Tailor made?

Would you like a private tour? Would you prefer a tailor made tour? Are you a big group or and would like to visit something else during the evening? Do you rather do a peaceful walk with your children? Please, write us with your interest and enquiry and will get back to you with an interesting proposal! livingit@livingit.cat

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