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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

Holly

22-Apr-2017

I loved this tour. Montserrat was so much more than I expected. The art collection is amazing! The landscape on the drive was beautiful. Lunch was great as well as the wine served with the lunch. Clara did a great job with both the Montserrat part as well as the winery tour. Very knowledgeable about the wine making process.

Victoria M

22-Apr-2017

Amazing tour. Small guide/group ratio made the experience very personal. Our guide, Sandra, as well as others were very knowledgeable with a good grasp of the English language very appreciated. Very highly recommended.

Alicia A

16-Apr-2017

This tour was amazing even if my friend lost her iPad in the Montserrat church. The scenery up in the mountains was breathtaking. The multi course lunch at the Oller de Mas was delectable. The wines were so good we just had to take home some.

Erin L

14-Apr-2017

Great tour. Marc was a wonderful guide and this was an easy way to experience Montserrat. A few tips:

- Bring a hat and wear sunscreen. You'll be in the sun much of the day at both Montserrat and Oller del Mas.
- Make sure you're up for some walking. Our tour was made up largely of older travellers, and they had a hard time with all the walking during the day. There is a decent amount of walking around Montserrat and the winery, including some stairs at the winery.
- Sturdy walking shoes closed toe are recommended.

This tour was much larger than I thought it would be. There were three groups of 12 people each plus a guide that combined for the bus ride, so it was quite a lot of people and a big, touristy, but comfortable bus. Once at Montserrat, we broke into three groups and went our own ways. We met up again to ride to Oller del Mas, and then were separated into groups of 12 again. Personally, I like smaller groups and dislike large buses, so this was outside my comfort zone, but I still had a nice time on the tour.

At Montserrat, we were given a tour of the town and basilica. Then, we were given two hours of free time. I decided to walk out to St. Michael's Cross for a beautiful view of the town. Then, I returned to hear the boys' choir sing and checked out the local farmer's market. I had to move swiftly to accomplish all that, and there were many more things it would have been fun to do, including the funicular and seeing the black madonna. You should know that the line for the madonna is always long and time consuming, so doing that will leave you with not much time for anything else. Also, a huge crowd of people comes to see the boys choir at 1:00pm. Our tour left Montserrat at 1:20pm, so getting a spot for the choir and then trying to get out of the church halfway through the mass were both challenging. The walk out to St. Michael's Cross was wonderful, and I could have spent the whole two hours exploring the trails around Montserrat, with the lovely scenery and views.

The lunch at Oller del Mas was delicious, and there were multiple courses of food and wine. Lunch is served around 2:30pm, so plan breakfast/snack accordingly. You'll then walk all the way to the other side of the beautiful property to hear about the winemaking process and do some wine tasting inside the castle. We were served three different types of wine along with a little cheese. There was no hard sell to purchase the wine, although you can do that if you like. We returned to Barcelona about 7:30pm.

I loved Montserrat, and this tour was a really easy way to get out there and see the area. If you don't mind a large group and a reasonable amount of walking, I recommend the tour. It was a highlight of my visit to Catalonia.

alopez

11-Apr-2017

This tour was amazing!

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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