My wife and I booked two day-trips with Kokopelli during our week-long honeymoon to Barcelona, based largely on the overwhelmingly positive reviews on this site. All of the reviews were correct; we could not have asked for a better way to break free from the normal tourist routine and truly experience the land, history, and people of Catalunya.
Our first trip was a wine tour of Catalunya's Penedes region, renowned for its cava production. After being picked up from our hotel (an awesome convenience) our tour guide Guy provided us with a history of the role of wine and cava in the region's history, as we made the hour long drive away from the city. We first visited Cordoniou, one of the largest cava producers in the world. There we were part of a larger group tour which explored the winery's grounds, to include a look at some centuries old winemaking equipment as well as a tour (by tram) of Cordonious labyrinth of underground tunnels. After enjoying a sampling of Cordonious cava we traveled next to a much smaller, family owned winery, Felix Masanna, where we received a tour of the vineyards and facilities. Our tour ended in the best of ways, with a delicious homemade Catalan lunch in the hand-excavated wine cellar, where we had some of the best food of our whole visit to Barcelona, all made by Christina, the wife of the owner of winery. It was easily one of the coolest experiences of our trip.
Our second trip was to the medieval village of Rupit, nearly two hours north of Barcelona. Despite the rain, we managed to wander through the centuries old town before ditching the planned hike for a little off-roading in the mountains. Guy (our tour guide yet again) made sure we ended getting some spectacular views of the mountains, waterfalls, and valleys. Luckily, the weather broke and we returned to Rupit to see it in the sun and dine at a delicious Catalan restaurant!
We could not have asked for two more enjoyable days and cannot speak highly enough about the professionalism, knowledge, and passion of our tour guide, Guy.
Do not hesitate to book a tour with Kokopelli. The warmest and most lasting memories of our trip to Spain are undoubtedly due to them!
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