Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines from Barcelona

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Spain, Catalunya, Barcelona
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  • 7 hours
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy a relaxing, scenic getaway from bustling Barcelona on this small-group tour to Montserrat, a beautiful nearby mountain. Here, visit the Montserrat Monastery and a boutique winery. Tour the gorgeous vineyards and head to the wine cellar to learn about wine production and taste three exquisite wines and a local tapas lunch.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free drinks included

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Abadia de Montserrat, Carretera BP-1121 S/N, 08199 Montserrat Spain

Amaze yourself with the landscape and learn all about its history by the hand of your local English-speaking tour guide. The hour-long guided visit includes a tour of the monastery highlights and basilica of Montserrat. Hear stories and legends about La Moreneta, the carving of a black Virgin Mary that the monks have kept in their temple for centuries. You will have some free time after that, enough to discover the local farmer’s market in which the farmers of the area sell their cheeses and honey, or to keep on enjoying the jaw-dropping views. For those travelers interested in art, the tour allows just about enough time to discover an astonishing collection that Montserrat monks keep inside their museum. Such a hidden gem!

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Castlexperience - Wine Tours, St. Montsio 10 Rusc de Turisme, 08002 Barcelona Spain

As you look through the window, the sun hides behind the silhouette of Montserrat massif, outlining its contour against the sky. In between its peaks mysteries, legends and myths dwell in its rocks and caves. Your imagination plays with all the stories and folklore you have heard and seen from its heights. You have contemplated the Catalan lands extending before you; you have learnt about the centuries that have happened in it. Moors, Christians, castles, battles and noblemen. All these stories exudate from the old stones of the long-ago-fortified houses of the region. In there now, like history, vines sink their roots deep in the dry clayish soil. This, in return, contributes to the result of generations of hard work: unique wines that speak of passion, history and tradition. This whole new universe of local flavors still lingers in your mind and, before you realize, it takes you to the world of dreams on your trip back to Barcelona. What an unforgettable morning.

Inclusions
  • Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery (1 hour)
  • Half an hour free time at Montserrat
  • Guided visit to a boutique winery
  • Three wine tasting
  • Cold tapas lunch with dessert
  • Bottle of water, provided towards the end of the tour
  • Possibility to buy the wines tasted (shipping available)

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour leaves from Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café) – look for the pink umbrella.
  • Meet strictly 15 minutes before your departure time.
  • There is a limit of 16 people per guide, although transportation will be shared with other groups.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to modify the order of the sites visited if considered necessary.
  • 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.
  • If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board!
  • We cater for any dietary allergies or restrictions – no need to warn us beforehand.
  • Montserrat is a Natural Park a very highlighted cultural destination that can't be entirely explored in a single tour. Your experience includes some free time in Montserrat. If you would like to spend extra time in Montserrat, please check with your guide upon arrival.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Departure Point

Hard Rock Cafe, Plaça de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Samuel A

We loved this tour because it got us out of Barcelona to see the countryside and amazing Madonna and mountains. We had plenty of time to walk around Monserrat - we enjoyed seeing Spaniards attending mass while we were looking at the incredible sites! Winery was tasty and fun too! Rubi was the best tour guide too - he answered our questions and gave great insights.

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Lana G

Aurora is the best. She was full of humor and knowledge. Being guided by her was a pleasure and fun. Thank you

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Grant E

A great way to visit Montserrat and also experience a very nice winery tour and tasting
Our guide, Mercedes, was very personable and helpful and made the trip extra special for everyone.

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Marcella P

Alex was so knowledgeable about the history of Barcelona and their politics but he is also knowledgeable about the wine we tasted in this excursion. We visited Monsterrat (Monestary, Black Modonna, Museum) and everything was breathtaking. We had the best time. Woukd do it all over again!

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Mila G

Well done, highly recommended , our tour guide Sylvia was excellent and humoristic as well
Bring a jacket when visiting the monastery as it can be cold early morning .

User's Picture Gallery

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a view of the grapes' fields, Montserrat's hills in the background!

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the Church of Montserrat, where the statue of the Black Mary is kept

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the Hills of Montserrat, as U can see it from within the Monastery Church

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church at top

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Our Fav we had 3 diff samples

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View during bus ride up Mont Serrat

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Some of our goodies during wine pairing

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Wonderful Tour Guide Lorenzo

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Wine Barrels

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View of Monerrat from the winery

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The amazing view from the monastery courtyard

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View from the vineyard with the Montserrat in the background.

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Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey

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View from the wine tasting at the Oller dl Mas vineyard

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Wine Tasting with Tapas...

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Inside Church

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View from the Church courtyard

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Tapas

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Vineyard

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Tapas at Oller del Mas

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