Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch
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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.
- 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
- 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
Loved our fun and energetic guide, Ana. Very knowledgeable about Barcelona history, Montserrat, and the winery we visited. We ride back to town with 3 other groups and the guide kept us laughing on the way back, but also gave us some peaceful time. Well worth it. However, if your main goal is to touch the Black Madonna,just do Montserrat. The line is long to do that and you won’t have time.
We had a fantastic time, though do be warned that your "free time" is fairly short (90mins) in Montserrat because of the time constraints. Jordi (our guide) was very knowledgeable and friendly. Same with the other guides from the bus. Plus, it was a nice bonus to find that Jordi was actually born right nearby Montserrat and had made the catalonian pilgrimage from his home town. Do note that there is only ONE winery visited and you get around 4 half-glasses so it's not that much of a tasting exactly. Finally if you chose the tapas option (and not the meal) it was definitely light so when you return home you will probably be hungry :-)
Wanted a day trip from Barcelona and so glad we chose this! The monastery at the side of a serrated mountain (Montserrat) is unlike anything we've seen. It's in a beautiful location about an hour bus ride from Barcelona and the views are stunning! May have been able to do without the winery tour, but still a nice chance to see a winery being run by the 36th generation of a family. Tried delicious wines and tapas so it was definitely worthwhile. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this tour when visiting Barcelona!
We had Toni as our tour guide, he was AWESOME! We had a great combo of laughs, info, friendliness and luck of a good small group. It was really the perfect experience! Def book the wine and lunch option, its a bit more but the experience was A+!!
The guide was knowledgeable patient and accommodating. The locations are stunningly beautiful. Wine was good and the winery very interesting. Tapas were good and since the groups for tapas are smaller it gives a more intimate experience.
Agnes did a great, enthusiastic job as our guide to Montserrat and the castle for wine tasting. We very much enjoyed the tour.
Both tour guides Aurora and Jordi were very professional and enthusiastic; they told us lots of information about Montserrat and the history of Spain as a whole. The multi course lunch was fantastic and the wines were fabulous! Overall we were very happy throughout the tour.
Our Guides were extremely informative, Montserrat was overwhelming and then to top it off the winery Tapas and Wine was marvellous. This is a tour that I would definitely recommend.
Great experience overall, our tour guide gave us all the tips on how to best enjoy the Montserrat experience! The vineyard was gorgeous, unfortunately we missed the tour of it because a few of us needed the toilet and they went on without us.. the meal was a little awkward too. Maybe an ice breaker between people would help? But the wines and food were nice and it was gorgeous to see the mountains in the distance. You get a lot for your money on this tour
Top notch tour. Our guide Ana was outstanding! She very knowledgeable about the history of the places we toured and the wines we tasted. Monserrat and surrounding country side and the Castle winery were beautiful. This tour did not disappoint.
This tour was wonderful. We had a small group and our tour guide spoke excellent English, She was very knowledgeable about Montserrat and the surround area.
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 Viator and especially Thanks to Pol!!
Great tour. Carol was knowledgeable and charming. Would have loved more time in Montserrat Wines were great.
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!
This was a great tour to Montserrat and the winery. I would recommend it to anyone. The scenery going to Montserrat was amazing.
A must see when in Barcelona. Our tour guide, Clara, was excellent. She was very informative and entertaining. The pace of the tour was just right with enough free time at Montserrat to wander the grounds, visit the church and enjoy the peace of the site, and take in the amazing views. The visit to the vineyard was equal to others I've been on, except to our surprise Clara conducted the wine tasting and was very knowledgeable! The tapas was delicious. We took this tour on our daughter's recommendation and now it is our turn to recommend it to others! A day well-spent.
This was a fun full day tour. Monserrat was beautiful, the tour guide was well informed, and the winery was beautiful. I would recommend this day trip, to anyone who enjoys amazing views and wine.
We had an excellent time on this tour. Carol, our guide, was fabulous! It was a we and rainy day but we still got to see a lot of Montserrat. The wine tour was excellent. The tapas was delicious!!