Esentia Tours | Catavino
I really love Catavino – it’s such an informative and innovative source of information on Spanish & Portuguese wines. The food of the region is key, but it’s just as vital to know about the great wines available too. This is the place to find out!
Jose Pizzaro

Esentia Tours

Area of Operation:Catalonia, Spain
Address: Carrer Volta d’en Bufanalla 1, 08003 Barcelona
Telephone:+(34) 686 670 000
Email: [email protected]
Average Cost of One Day Tour:Our tours range from $ being lowest and used for token fees (mainly just for entrance fees) to $$$$ which includes all services (or simply put, 5 Star Treatment!).
Languages Offered: Spanish, English, French, and German
Group Rates: Yes
Customizable Tours: Yes

Standard Tours
Esentia Tours is a small travel agency specializing in authentic culinary experiences for the discerning traveler. We believe that one of the best ways to learn about a culture is through its gastronomy. Each month we offer a different 5-day program based on a “flavor of the month,” as well as programs in Barcelona and 1-day workshops. We have some incredible Michelin-starred chefs working with us, and all of our programs are hands-onâ€â€perfect for food lovers and aspiring chefs alike. Come with us on a journey through Catalonia that will indulge your palate, sate your hungers, and stimulate your senses!

History of Esentia Tours
Esentia Tours was started in 2004 by Helena Garriga, a native of Girona who recently returned to Catalonia after spending 10 years working in fashion in New York City. Her concept was to provide foreign visitors to Catalonia with an authentic, intimate experience of Catalan culture through its food, and to do so in some of the most beautiful locations the region has to offer. Helena is now joined by Jess Shaefer, an American who acts as the company’s representative in New York. However, Jess spends a good deal of time in Spain, currently preferring the European lifestyle to that of her native country! Both Helena and Jess have traveled the world, and they bring their love and in depth knowledge of travel, different cultures, and gastronomy to their guest’s Esentia experience.

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