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Overview

Enjoy this 10-hours intimate experience. Discover the national park of Montserrat, one of the most important landmarks of the region. Enjoy the famous Catalan cuisine and visit Oller del Mas, a millennial Castle, where you will enjoy château organic wine!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Lunch included
  • Free drinks included


  • What You Can Expect

    Begin your tour in Plaza Catalunya, where you will hop aboard an air-conditioned bus to the National Park of Montserrat, just an hour away from Barcelona. A unique massif famous for its gothic shapes, beautiful views, and trails, Montserrat is said to be the most important mountain in Catalonia.

    Upon arrival, your guided tour consists of an extended visit throughout the Basilica and Monastery, with free time to explore the site on your own afterward. There are many activities to choose from – you may want to explore the monastery further, visit the museum, make your way to the holy cave, ride a funicular to the top of the mountain, or shop at the farmer’s market. At the end of the visit you'll attend a performance by l’Escolania de Montserrat, the oldest Boys’ Choir in Europe.*

    After Montserrat, head to the winery estate of Oller del Mas. Located in a castle dating back to the 10th century, the winery is home to 1,000 acres of land and a public golf course. Make your way into the restaurant, where you will be served a multi-course, regional menu paired with wines produced organically from the vineyard.

    Following your meal, take a stroll through the vineyards and visit the cellar for a guided tour of the estate's wines. Learn about the production process and other winemaking secrets.

    Before heading back to Barcelona, enjoy a tasting session with three organic wines paired with local cheeses. You will be returned at the end of the day to your original departure point.


    * Please note that l'Escolania does not sing on Saturdays and several dates throughout the year.

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews

David S

20-Mar-2017

The trip was very well organised from the very start. We arrived about 10 mins before the stated meeting time and the guides arrived a few mins later. We were briefed about the tour and allocated our guide for the day. The only small fly in the ointment with the start was that we were not allowed to take hot drinks on to the coach. This was a little disconcerting as we had just bought them for the trip and then we could not drink them as they were too hot and had to throw them away!

The coach was treated to some historical and mildly political and very interesting chat from one of the guides en route to Monserrat, which we all enjoyed. We arrived at Monserrat whilst it was still in mist. Very ethereal and we got some atmospheric photographs. The guided tour of Monserrat was interesting and useful. We were allowed about 90 mins to explore on our own. We could have used more! During the exploring time we took the funicular railway up to the top of the surrounding mountains. Well worth the trip. We had about 40 mins to walk around on the top before we had to descend again. Definitely worth it.
Next we took the 20 min journey to the Vineyard. We had a delicious meal and our three vegetarians were provided with some very tasty food which they all enjoyed. The vege food was no issue at all for the staff. Following a short break after the meal we made our way to the winery itself. Our guide gave us more interesting fact about the wine production and the history of the place. We eventually ended up in the tasting room. We tried different types of wine and there were nibbles to help clear the palate. You won't get enough to get drunk, but that's not the point, is it. It is worth pointing out that there was no 'hard sell' from the guide. We travelled back to Barcelona and arrived back about 7pm.
A really enjoyable tour which was made all the better by our guide, Xavier. Thanks especially to him.
I hope you find this useful.
David.

Gloria H

18-Mar-2017

Montserrat tour and winery afternoon was delightful from beginning to end. First we rode in a comfortable coach. The scenery as we neared Montserrat was stunning. We were divided into several smaller groups with separate guides. Our guide Xavier was knowledgeable, witty and took excellent care of each one of us. First we toured the complex. Then we were allowed free time to ride the funicular, or visit the museum of wonderful masterpieces or the audio-visual room, visit the vendors or just wander and take photos. We then traveled via cogwheel train downhill to the Oller del Mas winery. The Catalan lunch was more than ample, delicious and varied. Wine was also served. Late afternoon we toured the winery facilities then had a wine and cheese tasting experience. Their wines are of high caliber. We were tired, happy and full for our return journey.

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05-Mar-2017

A must do!!!

Tanya D

05-Mar-2017

Amazing tour! Highly recommend.

Virginia M

24-Feb-2017

The ride on the bus made me nauseous after awhile. If you have a sensitive stomach, bring a plastic bag and some mints. Wear comfortable shoes if you plan on walking around in the mountains. It's worth it to take the cable car to the top of the mountains. You get amazing views, level with the clouds. It's so relaxing to sit on top of the mountains and view the cities and see things from up high.

Details


Inclusions

  • Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery
  • Free time at Montserrat
  • Multi-course Catalan meal with wine
  • Guided visit to Oller del Mas vineyards, cellar, and castle
  • 3 organic red wine tasting and cheese platter (3 artisanal cheese slices)
  • Possibility to buy the wines tasted and to ship them home
  • Bottle of water, provided towards the end of the tour
  • Free WiFi on board

  • Exclusions

    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • There is a limit of 15 people per group, although transportation may be shared with other groups.
      • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.
      • Please check the weather the day before your tour! It can be cold and/or rainy in Montserrat.
      • Infants aged 3 or less may join the tour free of charge, but note that no car seat or meals are provided.
      • If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking.
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Central Barcelona

        Departure Time

        8:45am

        Duration

        10 hours

        Return Details

        Returns to original departure point


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