Hotel Sant Pere de Ribes

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ACTIVITIES

Take a break from the daily routine. We offer you the best therapy to bring back a smile and a sense of wellness.

The privileged location of the Desitges Hotel means that its guests can enjoy a wide range of activities. Sightseeing, culture, entertainment, nature, sports, sun and sand among others, will ensure the success your family holidays or mini-breaks with us.

Given its proximity to Sitges, the hotel will provide you with recommendations of visits in the area. There are also important museums in Vilanova i la Geltrú, as well as its boardwalk, where you can take in its maritime feel. And we must not forget the hikes and natural parks in the area surrounding the hotel, a treat for nature lovers.

Our family hotel has room for everyone, even rooms to accommodate large families.

Our peaceful surroundings will ensure that you have a relaxing evening after a day of fun and games.

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Barcelona Tourist Bus

The Barcelona Tourist Bus is the official tour of our city. While it carries us along its streets, a guide will point out and explain to us all the artistic and cultural treasures that we pass, in our own language.

  • Features
  • 3 routes with a single ticket
  • Audio in 10 languages
  • Jump on and off as it suits you
  • Information on Barcelona
  • On board tourism
  • Over 180€ in discounts
  • High frequency
  • Member of City Sightseeing
  • Operation
  • Daily throughout the year (except 1/01 and 25/12). The green route operates between 15/04 and 25/09
  • Duration: Each route lasts for approximately 2 hours, except for the green route, which lasts about 40 minutes
  • Times
  • Start of service: between 9 and 9:30 am at most bus stops
  • Last routes: 19h in winter- 20h in summer
  • Frequency: between 5 and 25 minutes according to season.
  • Rates
  • Adults: 23€
  • Children (4-12 years): 14€
  • Frequency: between 5 and 25 minutes according to season.

Desitges offers

A 2 euro discount and a pack which includes:

  • 1 Official city plan of Barcelona
  • 1 detailed Plan of all available routes and details of sites on the routes
  • 180 euro discount in several establishments until 31/12/2011
  • A special 5 euro discount on the purchase of an excursion with the Tourist Bus of Catalonia.

How to get there from the Hotel

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The Aquarium of Barcelona

It is the world's most important educational display centre on Mediterranean marine life. A total of 35 aquaria, 11000 specimens of 450 different species, an 80 metre underwater tunnel, six million litres of water and a huge Oceanarium, the only one in Europe, make this centre an entertaining and fascinating option, visited so far by over 14 million people.

21 aquaria displaying the wonders of the various marine communities in the Mediterranean (including the enormous Oceanarium) and of the colourful tropical seas, the Aqua Planet exhibition and the Explore! area.

  • Times
  • Open all year round
  • Opening time: 9:30h
  • Closing times:
    Monday to Friday: 21h
    Weekends and bank holidays: 21.30h
    June and September: 21:30h
    July and August: 23h
  • Tickets
  • Adults: 17.75 €
  • Children (4-12 years): 12.75€
  • 60+ adults: 14.75€

Desitges offers

Avoid standing in the queue by purchasing your tickets at hotel reception.

How to get there from the Hotel

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Casa BACARDI in Sitges

CASA BACARDI is a permanent visiting centre in Sitges, the hometown of Facundo Bacardí Massó, founder of the world's most popular brand of rum. The Bacardi experience includes a guided tour by the Ambassador of the Bacardi Brand, visiting four display areas in located in the very heart of Sitges.

More than a visit, Casa Bacardi is an experience.

The Ambassador invites the visitors, at different times during the tour, to experience the different exhibits in the rooms and at the end of the tour, they will have the chance to create and taste their own BACARDI Original Cocktails on the terrace.

  • Opening times
  • Open to the public: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • 6 visits per day lasting 45 minutes
  • Notes
  • Maximum 30 people per visit. Minors are welcome if accompanied by parent or guardian.
  • Tickets
  • 7 euros per person

Desitges offers

To book your visit directly from the hotel prior to your arrival.

How to get there from the Hotel

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Railway Museum

Museum displaying the best collection of steam engines in Europe, as well as other vehicles and historical items of interest in the railway terminal built at the end of the 19th Century in the coastal town of Vilanova i la Geltrú.

  • How to get there
  • By Train (next to the station of Vilanova i la Geltru)
  • 5 minute drive away from Hotel Desitges
  • Opening times
  • Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30h to 14:30h
  • Saturday from 10:30h to 14:30h and from 16h to 18:30h

Desitges offers

To book your visit directly from the hotel prior to your arrival.

How to get there from the Hotel

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Visits and tastings at Caves Nadal Winery

You will discover the history of a family, a heritage, an estate, a vineyard and a range of marvellous cavas and noble white wines. Get ready for a true sensory experience!!!

Its geographical proximity means the visitor is able to enjoy the vineyards, surrounding countryside and an idyllic location very nearby.

Enotourism, Emotions and Experience in an idyllic setting in the Penedés.

  • Opening times
  • Business days from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00h
  • Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00h
  • Bank holidays: open on 12th of October, and 6th & 8th of December

Desitges offers

Information on the various activities under way and advice on which best suit your requirements.

How to get there from the Hotel

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VINSEUM (Museum of Wine Cultures)

Vilafranca del Penedés has adapted its museum to the 21st Century: VINSEUM, the Museum of Wine Cultures of Catalonia.

Vinseum is a privileged location from which to learn about wine history, in the peaceful surroundings of the Penedés region and glass of wine or cava in hand.

  • The exhibition is divided into six sections:
  • Boira: On the uncertain origins of the vines
  • Tirs: The work done throughout the life of a vineyard
  • Clos: Discover that the making of good wine is a matter of science and patience
  • Aplec: We are introduced to those who have made and unmade the landscape of vines and vineyards
  • Moll: On wine opening up to the world and the world opening up to wine
  • Sobretaules: On tasting all the different eras of the wine
  • Opening times
  • Closed Mondays
  • Tuesday to Saturday: from 10h to 14h and from 16h to 19h
  • Sundays and bank holidays: from 10h to 14h
  • Tickets
  • Adults: 5 euros
  • Children under the age of 12 free of charge
  • Groups: 3 euros

How to get there from the Hotel

CHARLIE RIVEL Museum

Charlie Rivel is the public name of the masterful circus performer of Cubelles, Josep Andreu i Lasserre. He moved entire generations of spectators with his moon-worshipping and heart-warming character. All he needed was a guitar, a chair and his talent to connect with the audience.

His stage name was due to his admiration of Charles Chaplin. According to legend, he won a competition of Charlie Chaplin imitators, despite Charlie Chaplin himself having taken part (undercover). At the end of the competition, Chaplin approached Rivel and asked him "Is it you imitating me or me imitating you?"

At the museum you will find many mementoes of the clown's life: his chair, his guitar, the red dress and the big shoes. There are also photographs, letters and documents among the many items donated by the artist before his death.

  • Opening times
  • Tuesday to Saturday: from 10h to 13h
  • Thursday also open from 17h to 19h

How to get there from the Hotel

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Golf La Graiera

The La Graiera gold course is located just a few kilometres away from the sea, in a natural forested area.

The course is softly contoured and boasts three spectacular lakes with fauna of the area.

  • 18-hole golf course (par 72)
  • Pitch & Putt 18-hole field
  • Bar/Restaurant
  • Pro-Shop
  • 250 metre driving range
  • 2 putting greens
  • Golf cart rental
  • Electric golf trolleys
  • Changing facilities and showers
  • Sports federation administrative procedures
  • Private lessons
  • Organisation of sports events
  • For more information, consult www.graiera.es

How to get there:
Along the C-32 (Pau Casals motorway) towards Tarragona exit 6. Follow along TV-2126 towards Bellvei, the golf course in at km 2.

Desitges offers

A 15% discount on green fees on business days, weekends and holidays alike, provided bookings are made by the hotel by telephone.

How to get there from the Hotel

Museums and Palaces in Sitges

  • Cau Ferrat Museum

    The Museum of Cau Ferrat is one of the shining examples of Modernism in Catalonia. Santiago Rusiñol acquired this old fisherman's cottage in 1834 and turned it into a meeting point for artists and intellectuals of the time. Subsequently it became a museum, housing works by El Greco, Picasso, Miró, Rusiñol, Zuloaga and Utrillo and a magnificent collection of forged iron pieces.

  • Maricel Museum

    The Museum of Maricel houses three collections: the maritime collection of Emerencià Roig i Raventós, the modern art collection (with works by Rusiñol, Mas i Fondevila, Felip Masó, Joaquim Sunyer, etc...) and the collection belonging to Dr. Pérez-Rosales, a display of Romanesque and Gothic painting, Renaissance works and sculptures from Catalan artists of the early 20th century, among others. Of note is the room displaying a mural by Sert and the sculptures by Llimona placed before a window looking out on to the Mediterranean.

  • Romantic Museum

    This museum allows you to take a glimpse of the life of a family of Sitges at the end of the 19th Century, taking a tour through a Romantic style home on the street of Sant Gaudenci, also housing an interesting doll collection donated by the writer and illustrator Lola Anglada.

  • Maricel Palace

    This palace is one of the most emblematic buildings of Sitges. It was built in 1910 by the North American tycoon Charles Deering to house his art collections. The palace still retains its early 20th century noble presence, especially in its elegant Gold and Blue Halls, the cloister and the terraces.

Desitges offers

To book your visit directly from the hotel prior to your arrival.

How to get from the Hotel to Sitges Tourist Information Office

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A day at the Buddhist Monastery of the Garraf

A space where we are invited to learn how to develop our potential for happiness with a proven 2550 year old method, with the assistance of a community of Buddhist monks and nuns carrying out tasks to the benefit of society.

The cultural and spiritual offering, amidst the natural scenery, make the Monastery a magnificent world heritage site and a pilgrimage destination for those in search of peace and harmony.

  • Opening times
  • Tuesday to Friday: from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 16h to 19:45.
  • Weekends and bank holidays: from 10:00 to 19:45
  • Open all year except non bank holiday Mondays. Month of December: please check dates.
  • Prices
  • 5.50 euros normal rate
  • 3.50 euros reduced rate
  • Free for children under 4

Visits with audio-guide in several languages (Catalan-Spanish-English-French-Italian-German)

More information on the web page http://portal.sakyatashiling.org

  • How to get there
  • From Sitges

    Option 1:
    Drive to the beginning the Costas del Garraf and at the roundabout, follow signs to Parc Natural del Garraf, enter the development Rat Penat and drive 10.5 Km.

    Option 2:
    Through the tunnels of Garraf, exist at Castelldefels West, drive to road 246 towards Castelldefels, change direction as soon as you can and when you arrive at the roundabout, follow the instructions above.

    Option 3:
    Drive along the forest path suited for all types of vehicles, then along the Cementiri Nou path for some 9 Km

  • From Sant Pere de Ribes

    Drive across the town towards Olivella, along a road that skirts the Natural Park of the Garraf; when you arrive at Olivella you will come across a crossroads and take the road towards La Plana Nuvella, drive along this road and you will reach the Monastery in less than 15 minutes.

  • From the Hotel

    How to get there from the Hotel

Visit to the Terramar race track

"National Race Track, the most exciting in the world". This is how the race track, opened on 28th of November of 1923 in Sant Pere de Ribes, was described. It was part of the Garden-City project that Mr. Francesc Armengol designed in Sitges between 1920 and 1930.

It is the last track left in excellent condition of those built at the time. Nuvolari, Darío Resta and many others raced here.

You can visit it on foot, by bike or electric car (for small groups).

More information at http://www.agisitges.com

Desitges offers

To book your visit directly from the hotel prior to your arrival.

How to get there from the Hotel

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Torres Winery

The Torres name has been linked to the world of wine for over three centuries. Generation after generation, it has passed down the secret of its winemaking and its love of the land. Tradition and a vision of the future have made Torres into a large export company, currently boasting over 1800 hectares of vineyards, own wineries (in Spain, Chile and California) and a presence in over 150 countries all over the world.

Culture and Entertainment Suggestions

Discover the Winery of Pacs del Penedés! From its Visitor Centre, Bodegas Torres offers a wide range of activities to suit all preferences and needs.

Guided tours

Bodegas Torres offers three types of visit, geared both for adults and for children. A memorable experience for one's five senses!

  • Traditional Tour: the visit to the winery of Pacs del Penedés is a cultural and fun experience where you will become acquainted with the fascinating world of wine and its production process, from vineyard to bottling. Duration: 1 h approx.
  • VIP Tour: Specially designed for wine lovers. The personalised visit includes a tour of all the winery and ends with a casting of the four of the estate's most representative wines.Duration: 2 h 30 min. approx.
  • Ecotour: Viticulture is one of the most important aspects when seeking to produce quality wine. This visit involves a tour through the vineyard Mas La Plana, with explanations of the many tasks that are carried out throughout the year in the vineyard. Duration: 2h 30min. approx.

Other courses and activities

As well as the guided tours, Bodegas Torres offers a broad range of enotouristic options:

  • Tastings
  • Aperitifs and Brunches
  • Introduction to Wine Tasting
  • Pairing of wines and cheeses
  • Cooking classes
  • Blind tastings
  • Live the vineyard (Viu la Vinya) (workshop).
  • Rental of reception rooms, etc.

More information at: www.torres.es

Desitges offers

To book your visit directly from the hotel prior to your arrival.

How to get there from the Hotel

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Horseriding, events and outdoor activities

Together with the specialist company in Events and Outdoor Activities Tikotta, we offer all manner of activities for family and professional tourism alike. At individual, group or company levels, Tikotta will organise an experience suited to your wishes and requirements.

Specialists in

  • Horseriding and Outdoor activities
  • Gastronomic Workshops
  • Workshops for the senses
  • Orienteering and rallies
  • Reforestation and social action
  • Experiential workshop

Never travel along the well-trodden path, as it will only lead you to where others have already been … discover new paths

Desitges offers

Guidance in selecting the activities that best suit your needs and to make any bookings prior to your arrival.

How to get there from the Hotel

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Water sports

Practise all manner of water sports with the assurance of an experienced outdoor sports and leisure company. Rocroi opened its centre in Vilanova i la Geltrú (BCN), offering water sport activities for private individuals, families, groups, schools and companies. It also has centres in Llavorsí (Pallars Subirà) specialising in river water sports and in Andorra, for snow-related activities.

Enjoy the sea and take sailing classes, outings on a boat or guided kayak tours along the coastline.

List of activities

  • Open-kayak
  • Sea kayaking courses
  • Kayak excursions
  • Windsurfing courses
  • Sailing courses
  • Catamaran courses
  • Catamaran outings
  • 'Patín a Vela' Beach cat courses
  • Water sports camp
  • Sailing outings
  • Jetskis
  • Speed boat pulling sports (water skiing, riding banana, riding tube, etc)
  • Boat rental
  • Speed boat outings
  • Paintballing
  • Horseriding

Desitges offers

To book your visit directly from the hotel prior to your arrival.

How to get there from the Hotel

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Rental of Sailboats or motor boats

Enjoy one of the best things in Nature: to sail on a sailing boat or a speed boat on the Mediterranean sea. An amazing sensation.

Surcando Mares is a company located in the Port Aiguadolç of Sitges, specialising in sailing and other water sports and activities.

Services:

  • Half-day or full day outings on sailboats, for the sheer pleasure of it, to celebrate your stag or hen night or special family occasions.
  • Weekend trips sailing along the Costa Brava or the Costa Dorada.
  • Week long trips sailing around the Balearic Islands, along the Costa Brava or the Costa Dorada.
  • Sailing trips of two weeks or longer so as to enjoy the Côte d'Azur, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, etc.
  • Corporate incentive trips.

Desitges offers

Helping you select the activities that best suit your needs and manage you bookings so that everything is ready upon your arrival at the hotel.

How to get there from the Hotel