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Tour To The Montserrat Monastery, Tapas And Wine Tasting In A Vineyard

★★★★★ 4.9 / 5 33 Reviews
A break in nature during your holiday in Barcelona. Visit Montserrat Monastery and enjoy a local wine tasting as well as a tapas lunch at a boutique winery, a castle surrounded by gorgeous vineyards with jaw-dropping views. Local culture, nature, wine and tapas in a 7-hour long tour - what else can you ask for? Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
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Upon arrival to our meeting point, you will be introduced to your local guide and the rest of the group. When everyone is set, we will depart to Montserrat Monastery, located an hour away from central Barcelona.

Montserrat is a unique mountain in the world, certainly worth a visit if you are in Barcelona. It is considered to be the cornerstone of the Catalan culture, history, nature, and spirituality. Your guide will provide plenty of information about it all during the guided visit. You will see the atrium, where many events of the country’s history are depicted; the Basilica, inside of which sits the Black Madonna, and its outstanding façade. You will also see the 15th century cloister and Santa Maria square.

At the end of the guided visit you will have some free time (around half an hour) to browse the Monastery’s souvenir shop, get a cup of coffee, discover local cheese and honey from Farmer’s Market, or soak in the magnificent views of the famous Stairway to Heaven.

After Montserrat, we head to the grounds Oller del Mas, located at the feet of Montserrat. The drive from the monastery offers wonderful views of the mountain and the region – make sure not to miss them!

Oller del Mas is one of the most important wineries in Catalonia, having recently earned the “vi de finca”, the highest distinction for Spanish wines, and the “Best Wine Experience” award in 2016. This ecological cellar is located in a 10th-century castle, which you will be exclusively allowed to explore with your guide. During the wine tour you will visit the vineyards, the barrels room, and the wine production area.

The wine tasting will take place at the end of the visit. You will be able to sample three ecological wines paired with a tasty cold tapas lunch with dessert. We cater for any special dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten-free diets. Your guide will ask you about it at the beginning of the tour.

- What Will You Do

8:30 am - Meet at Plaza Catalunya by the Hard Rock Café
8:45 am - Tour departure
10:00 am - An amazing guided tour of Montserrat, the magic mountain
11:45 am - Departure for the winery
12:30 pm - Guided visit through a boutique winery, vineyards and cellar
1:30 pm - Wine tasting and tapas
2:15 pm- Departure for Barcelona
3:15 to 3:45 pm - Arrival to Barcelona*

* Please note that the way back to Barcelona takes around 1 h – 1 h 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

- What To Expect

- Discover the amazing mountain and monastery of Montserrat in a small group
- Browse the souvenir shop and the Farmer’s Market
- Explore the grounds of a family-run winery
- Stroll through the vineyards and the cellar
- Sample three local château wines
- Enjoy a delicious local tapas lunch

- What Is Included

- Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
- Local English-speaking guide
- Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery (1 hour)
- 30-minutes free time at Montserrat*
- Guided visit through a boutique winery, vineyards and cellar
- Three local wine tasting
- Tapas lunch with dessert
- Possibility to buy the wines tasted (shipping available)

*Please note that the free time during this tour does not allow enough time to visit the Museum of Montserrat, touch the Black Madonna, or ride the funicular. Check our full-day Montserrat, Food & Wine Tour if you are interested in these activities.

- What Is Not Included

- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Gratuities

- Know Before You Go

- Usually group size is maximum 16 people per guide, although we reserve the right to extend the limit to 18.
- Transportation will be shared with other groups.
- Please note that we reserve the right to modify itinerary if considered necessary.
- We work daily with different low-production, family-owned boutique wineries. Due to logistic reasons, you might visit another cellar instead of Oller del Mas.
- Please note that we reserve the right to modify the order of the sites visited if considered necessary.
- If you have reduced mobility, contact us before booking. We’ll do our best to welcome you on board!
- Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.
- Temperatures in Montserrat and the winery tend to be more extreme than in Barcelona. Please check the weather forecast the day before and dress accordingly.
- Infants aged 3 or less may join the tour free of charge, but note that no car seat or meals are provided.
- We cater for any dietary allergies or restrictions.

Customer Reviews (33 reviews)

Great Montserrat trip

★★★★ Reviewed by Annette on 2019-10-23
We had a great day - nice and relaxing - our guide David was pretty good and informative - we went to a winery that was lovely and had some great local wine. Considered the price was fair.

Good but Short

★★★★ Reviewed by Dianne on 2019-10-23
We enjoyed our tour and time at Montserrat, but we felt it was too short. There is so much to see and do that a couple of more hours would’ve been better.

Amazing Experience!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Melissa on 2019-10-22
This is the best way to see Montserrat and Castell Winery! The mountain and monastery are beautiful and the wine is excellent, but Sergio made the experience really special and memorable. Sergio gave city background, location highlights, art information and connections, and then awesome detail on the vineyards the grapes and the wines. If you can request Sergio as your guide, I'd recommend it (but I'm sure they're all awesome). You'll learn a lot, see gorgeous sites, and enjoy great wine! The only sad thing is that you can't find the wine in Barcelona!

Learned so much about the area, tried great wine, and beautiful views

★★★★★ Reviewed by Erika on 2019-10-22
The Monsterrat and winery tour with Pol was great! He was very knowledgable about the area and provided a fantastic tour - a good mix of history, walking, eating, and drinking. He mentioned lots of local things like what to eat, see, and do. He also recommended great restaurants. Overall, I would recommend the tour to anyone and would definitely go on it again. Thanks for everything!

Wonderful Experience!!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Lisa on 2019-10-22
The bus ride to Montserrat was wonderful. Ana and Luis did a fabulous job explaining the history of the area… They were also a lot of fun! The views were amazing. The black Madonna was awesome! I definitely recommend this trip. The wine tasting was another wonderful experience!

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- Duration: 7 hours
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