Montserrat Tour with Tapas and Wine from Barcelona

Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Destination: Spain, Kiribati, Barcelona
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

If you really want to get to know Barcelona and Catalonia, visiting Montserrat is a must-do. This day tour combines a visit to this magical site with a wonderful food and wine experience. Riding a cogwheel train to the top of Montserrat mountain while admiring its spectacular views, discovering a winery inside a medieval castle, and tasting top-quality wines and gastronomy will be some of the highlights of your trip.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Lunch included
  • Free drinks included

Your tour departs from central Barcelona, and from there you'll head for the village of Monistrol de Montserrat. From Monistrol you'll take the Cremallera de Montserrat, a cogwheel train with great views of the countryside and the mountain.
Once at the Montserrat Monastery, your guides will tell you fun facts about the landmark, inducing its history, legends, and the importance of this site in Catalonia. Enjoy some free time for the chance to see l'Escolania (the oldest Boys' Choir in Europe)*, walk through the monastery, visit the Montserrat Museum, or visit a couple of viewpoints before going back to the bus.
It is now time for food and wine. Only a short drive away awaits Oller del Mas Cellar, located in a 10th century castle. At this point the group will divide, depending on the food option selected. You may opt for feasting on a copious multiple-course meal at a local restaurant, or a lighter tapas lunch during the wine tasting. Both options will enjoy an extended visit throughout the cellar, located inside the castle. The visit will allow you to discover how wine was made 600 years ago, and how they still make it today.  Be sure to take the opportunity to stroll through the vineyards while enjoying the landscape that surrounds Oller del Mas.
Wine tasting will consist of three ecological château wines. If you have chosen the tapas option, you will enjoy your brunch during the wine tasting, as well as an extra glass of wine and a cheese platter. Afterwards, you will return to central Barcelona.
* Please note that l'Escolania does not sing on Saturdays and several dates throughout the year.

Inclusions
  • Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned shared bus
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery
  • Welcome drink with cheese platter (tapas option only)
  • Regional tapas lunch with dessert (tapas option only)
  • Multi-course meal with wine (lunch option only)
  • Visit Oller del Mas vineyards, cellar, and castle
  • Three ecological wine tasting
  • Bottle of water, provided towards the end of the tour
  • Possibility to buy the wines tasted (shipping available)

Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that Tapas Option has a duration of 7 hours (returning to Barcelona around 5:00 - 5:30 pm). Lunch Option has a duration of 9 hours (returning to Barcelona around 7:00 - 7:30 pm).
  • The tour leaves from Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café) – look for the pink umbrella.
  • The tour departs at 10:00 am (meet strictly at 9:45 am).
  • There is a limit of 16 people per group, although transportation will be shared with other groups.
  • 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.
Departure Point

Pl. Catalunya


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

7 to 9 hours

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

User's Reviews

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Stacey G

Omg!! I was not expecting the level of excellence we received!! Our tour guide Pol was super fun, amazingly knowledgeable, and is so passionate about history and a thorough tour guide!! He explains everything!! He even hooked us up with a liquor tasting ( 4 of them) in one of the shops at Montserrat and they gave us a pastry as well! Beautiful scenery, magnificent basilica, the tapas lunch was tasty and Pol even gave us a fascinating quick history lesson on Barcelona and vineyards!! Best tour hands down!! We went on a couple other tours, and the information we learned from Pol on this one tied in with what we learned on the others!! Added so much to our trip!! Thank you La Vacanza Travel and especially Thanks to Pol!!

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Jimmy V

Great tour. Carol was knowledgeable and charming. Would have loved more time in Montserrat Wines were great.

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Emma W

Brilliant time and our guide Aurora was both funny and knowledgable, just sit at the front of coach when coming down the mountain as you might get travel sickness and not good for the wine tasting.

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John M

A complete day out with 2 great experiences in one day, highly recommended and super interesting Thanks to our guide xavi

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Bethany G

My boyfriend, friends and I LOVED this tour. It was the PERFECT way to spend our last day in Spain. Monserrat is absolutely stunning. Our guide was sure to give us enough time to view the Black Madonna, hike to St. Michael’s cross, as well as visit the Farmers Markets and the cute cheese vendors. Not to mention you get a Golden Ticket to do a small liquor tasting of the liquors the Monks make! We got the meal at the winery, and it was fabulous, it definitely filled us up. The wine was good, and the grounds and castle was beautiful. We highly recommend this tour! It was a great way to site see but also relax after a busy, busy trip!

User's Picture Gallery

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The tasting - yum!

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Wonderful lunch

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Beautiful views

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Xavi doing his thing

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Montserrat

Photo taken from the monastery grounds on the tour.

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