Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch

Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Destination: Spain, Catalunya, 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 boutique winery, 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

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

Enjoy a guided tour in Montserrat and visit all the highlights of the monastery by the hand of your local tour guide. You will then enjoy some free time to a palate some traditional foods made by Montserrat monks or farmers, as well as soaking in this special place where nature, culture and spirituality meet. Meet your tour guide again to get on board for the second part of the tour. Oller del Mas cellar awaits!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Oller del Mas, Carretera Igualada Km 91, 08241 Manresa Spain

Oller del Mas is not a common winery – its superb ecological wines have earned plenty of awards in the recent years. In fact, one of its wines won the “Best Wine in Catalonia” award in 2018. But the cellar is not only special for its wines. You will take a stroll by the vineyards, learn how the wine is made, and discover all of its secrets.

*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.

Duration: 2 hours

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

‘Now I get it’, you say to yourself. As you appreciate the contour of the magnificent peaks of Montserrat rising in the distance, in a beautiful horizon, between vineyards and pine tree forests, you get to understand. You’ve been told all about its legends and myths during the morning, you’ve climbed its steep walls on the scenic train ride to the monastery. But it is now, from afar, contemplating how the mountain range reigns over the landscape in the distance, that you finally understand how this massif acquired its atmosphere of myth and legend. You turn around to face the rest of the group. With a glass of wine in your hand, you listen to your tour guide’s voice. It talks of generations, roots and ancient traditions. The sun feels warm in the courtyard by the castle’s façade, in the winery. Carried away, you close your eyes to embrace the tingling sensation of the wine in your tongue, mixed with the words and the overall ambience of quiet and peace.

Inclusions
  • Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned shared bus
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery
  • Regional tapas lunch with dessert (tapas option only)
  • Multi-course meal with wine (lunch option only)
  • Visit a boutique winery
  • Three wine tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Oller del Mas

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 guide, 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.
  • 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


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

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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Ryan D

Wasn't quite sure what to expect from a tour of a monastery but figured it must be cool if it also includes a wine tour. I love wine but the Monastery was my favorite part of the tour. We took the bus midway up the mountain where the monastery is and then took a scenic tram which goes around the cliffs of the mountain to get to the top where the monastery is. You don't go in the monastery itself but you explore the town around it where there are small shops with amazing bread. I also really enjoyed the story of the Black Madonna which is the foundational statue of this church. I hope to visit again, and possibly stay at the hotel which is in the town of Montserrat.

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Maria R

This tour was excellent and absolutely was the highlight of our trip to Barcelona! Our tour guide Sergio was wonderful and so knowledgeable about Montserrat, the winery, and Catalonia in general. The bus was comfortable and the ride to Montserrat was not too long, and the guides were very knowledgable about the history of the area. The cogwheel train was a great alternative to the cable car and still provided beautiful views of the mountain on the way to the monastery. We had a lot of time at the monastery - highly recommend walking to St. Michael's cross to see a 360 degree view of Montserrat and the valley below. Lunch was delicious - gazpacho, roasted duck, mashed potatoes, and a Catalonian cream dessert. After lunch we drove to Oller del Mas and it was amazing to see and learn about a winery that has existed for 36 generations. The 3 wines we tasted were excellent, and Sergio even offered grape juice to anyone who preferred that. We returned to Barcelona right on time at 7:30 pm.

Overall, highly recommend this tour! Sergio especially made the day a great one!

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Timothy S

Our vivacious and knowledgeable guide added tremendous value to this beautiful day trip. Thank you !

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George C

Loved this tour, highly recommended. The tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. Of the three tours that we took from Barcelona this was the best.

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Deb402

Excellent tour , very well organized. Easy access to meeting place center of Barcelona, greeted by guides at appointed time. Friendly and fun group , our guide Rubi, was great ! Small groups but traveled on large bus with other group... very nice. My only wish is that we had a bit more free time in Montserrat ..approximately 45 minutes, even an extra 15-30 would have been great.. But overall a lovely tour..

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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