How far in advance should i book my “tailor made" experience, and what's the easiest way to get started?
The more time we have to work together on your itinerary, the better your chances are for securing reservations at all of the top wineries and other destinations. That said, we've been known to pull some “magic out of our hats” on very short notice. If your party is larger, we suggest you book as far in advance as you can. You may book an experience by phone or email.
Whether it's your first time in the Emporda or your tenth, we guarantee your experience with Inside Costa Brava will be the most memorable.
What if i'm more of a beer or liquor drinker?
There are some fantastic breweries and distilleries in wine country, and we love to integrate them into Inside Costa Brava experiences! Whether you'd prefer to visit a mix of wineries and breweries, or maybe only breweries and restaurants, we've got you covered.
How long is a typical Inside Costa Brava experience?
Most of our guests book their experiences to last the entire day, about seven to eight hours of tour time. If you would prefer a shorter day, we offer half-day trip in the Baix Emporda area, giving you more than enough time to enjoy a tour and tasting. This is entirely up to you as some guests want to visit only one winery and spend the rest of the day exploring wine country's hidden gems, while others only want to visit wineries. We strive to showcase places where you'll want to enjoy.
Are there tasting fees at the wineries?
The vast majority of wineries do have tasting fees, which we cover in our price. All fees are included except the wine you wish to buy.
I am on vacation with my kids, can they come on the tour?
We can certainly set up an amazing tour of wine country for you and your family. Many wineries are not kid-friendly, but we will still take as much care selecting wineries that will please the entire family. We suggest basing your itinerary around additional family-friendly wine country activities like visiting a rice farm by train or sailing the coast. We’re also happy to recommend a well-qualified daytime nanny who can watch your children as you experience the Emporda.
Is there a particular dress code?
We suggest our guests dress in “wine country casual," which basically entails dressing in layers. Winery caves are kept at a constant 58 degrees, and the Emporda can cool off very quickly in the evening. We also request you refrain from wearing perfume (it may interfere with the tasting experience), wear sensible shoes, and bring sun protection like a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses since we may be exploring the vineyards.
When can I expect to see my “tailor made” itinerary?
As soon as we receive your deposit, our team gets to work creating your unique itinerary. How long it takes varies depending on the complexity of the request, the time of year, and how quickly we hear back from wineries and restaurants. Regardless, you’ll always receive your itinerary with enough time to check out our proposed activities, look over the relevant websites, and realize we’ve put together a fantastic visit.
In which areas are you able to arrange pick-ups and drop-offs?
We do our absolute best to accommodate our guests’ transportation needs, providing door to door service to wherever you are located in the Baix Emporda region.Speciality pickups upon request. For our tailor made tours, Inside Costa Brava will gladly arrange for pickup for our guests arriving by train, including Girona and Figueres.
What is your cancellation policy?
We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your vehicle and/or tour. Final payment is due the day of the tour. To cancel your reservation please email us directly. If we receive your cancellation 48 hours before the start of the tour you can except a full refund.If it is cancelled less than 48 hours before the start of the tour no refund will be provided. We do understand there are situations behind one’s control, we will be happy to allow changing the reservation if possible. An early termination of a tour is considered a last minute cancellation and is not refundable.
Are there any hidden fees or taxes associated?
We pride ourselves on being transparent about our pricing. For pick-up locations outside of the Baix Emporda area ( except for tailor made tours), there may be travel time costs. You will receive a quote with detailed cost breakdown for your review before any charges are processed.
The prices given may be changed up to 20 days prior to departure only as a result of changes in transportation costs, taxes on certain types of tourist services, municipal taxes or exchange rates relevant to package tours.