This was an amazing location and steeped in history. Our guide provided great information and timing for special events. Amazing views! Would have enjoyed more time at Montserrat to enjoy the museum, cable cars, etc.
Great day out. Both our guides (AM-Barcelona, PM-Montserrat) were quiet knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely would recommend the tour if you are staying in Barcelona for 2- 3 days.
My husband, 18 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our day to Montserrat and our stop at Codorniu.
Our tour guide Issi was very friendly and informative. We found that there was plenty of time to spend wandering around Montserrat and we were lucky enough to be there to hear the boys choir.
The guided tour of Codornui was interesting and enabled us to taste a couple of their signature cavas!
I would highly recommend this tour.
Very friendly office staff who spoke english very well. Tour guide was extremely knowledgable and friendly also with great english. Tour was amazing, Montserrat and Sagrada Familia are two places you must see when in Barcelona. So beautiful, so spectacular and so culturely important to the region. Skip the line ticket at the Sagrada Familia is the only way to do it. I can't recommend a visit to both these sites enough and if you are short on time this half day tour is the answer.
We were fortunate that the weather was sunny and gorgeous even though it was winter. The views on the ride there, cogwheel ride and mountain were really amazing. Our tour only had 4 people that day. The guide was pleasant, helpful and very knowledgeable. We had an enjoyable time on this tour!
This was an excellent tour! Mat was a great guide who told us everything we needed to know and answered all our questions. The mountain and monastery were beautiful, even with some rain and fog. The winery was amazing, great tapas and wine. Friendly company, take the tour:)
Montserrat was beautiful really worth going there to see the church and the natural beauty of the mountains. The Barcelona Gaudi tour was also excellent we were able to spend time in Park Guell and the guide was great her knowledge and personality added a great touch to the tour.
Very nice tour. Montserrat is a must see!
Montserrat was lovely, and the guide was pleasant and well informed. However, I felt like the time spent at Montserrat was insufficient. We basically were told we had time to do one or two of the many things offered there. I rushed to get as much crammed into the short amount of time we spent at the Basilica and surrounding area, and was practically sprinting to get back to the meeting point by the time she indicated, but then we stayed for an extra 25 minutes because some other people were late. I found that frustrating, and if we didn't HAVE to leave when she said we did, I wish we would have been informed of that so I could have used the restroom, purchased souvenirs, or done any number of the other things I had planned for Montserrat before I was told about the lack of time we'd actually be spending there. Having said that, I would recommend this tour if you want to see Montserrat, but don't wish to spend more than a couple hours there -- or don't feel comfortable taking the train (which, in my opinion, is probably a better option). Also, be warned that once you get on site, the guide basically gives you a very brief overview of the site and then lets you loose. So if you intend to go hiking or anything like that, you're going to have to rely on the information desk for more detailed instructions than the guide provides.
We really enjoyed the tour .... our guide was terrific, knowledgable and friendly. We had enough free time at Montserrat, and Codorniu was very interesting. The weather wasn't the greatest, foggy on the mountain but we had a great day, Thank You!
We very much enjoyed our tour and Jordy was a great guide. We had ample time for the Sagrada Familia and Jordy gave us a lot of insight on the history. I was also very glad that we toured Casa Batllo on the previous day,one of the homes Gaudi designed. It made seeing his work on Sagrada Familia much more interesting. Montserrat was wonderful and beautiful. We were all glad we went. We ran out of time to go into the museum there and truly wish we had done that. We would have liked to ride the cable car down the mountain too so we would have liked a little more time there. We were so hungry by the time we arrived that we had to stop and grab a quick bite. My suggestion would be to pack a sandwich or snacks to eat on the way there in order to use your time wisely once you arrive.
My husband and I traveled to Barcelona in early November, 2013. We booked this tour last minute and were lucky to get a reservation. We met our tour guide Jordi the morning of the trip along with our small group. Right from the beginningJordi went out of his way to make our day very special. We traveled in a comfortable van to Montserrat while Jordi and our group members enjoyed comfortable conversation sharing interesting facts about the region and culture of Catalonia. We arrived in Monsterrat and spent a few hours touring the area and enjoyed mass complimented by the boys choir in the Monesterrai. Jordi gave us a brief history about the Monesterrai and left us to enjoy the area on our own for the afternoon. After spending a few hours at Monsterrat we rejoined the group and left for the wine region. It was a short trip from there to the winery. The tour that we received was everything and more than expected. We had a well spoken young lady that detailed for us the history and process of this particular vineyard. It was a small to medium sized family owned and operated vineyard that had a very personal and intimate feel. Following the tour of the vineyard inside and out, including the cellar, cava, we were pleasantly surprised with a private room with a beautifully decorated tableclothed table filled with glasses of wine, cava and cheese and bread. The wine and cava tasting was enjoyed with great conversations had by all. My husband and I could not have asked for a better experience. It was everything we hoped for and more. Our tour guide Jordi made our day with his professionalism and friendliness and we thank him very much for making it so special. Eric and Loretta, NY
Brilliant day trip, expert guide who was both entertaining and very knowledgeable and a small, manageable group. I definitely appreciated being in a smaller bus going up the hill to Montserrat!!
Cava tour was fantastic, and would definitely recommend doing the day trip if you want to get out of Barcelona and see a bit more of the countryside.
Our tour guide, Filippo was excellent. This tour occurred on All Saint's Day. Our first stop was changed. We were detoured to another winery as the Cava tour winery was closed. The Albet I Noya winery was a real treat. It's a beautiful winery built in 1920. No tourist, except our small group. We had a tour of the property with wine tasting at the conclusion. I met Senora Noya. a delightful and charming women who gave me dried chamomile leaves for tea. Then off to Montserrat. This 2000 foot mountain is known for the three Monasteries and the Basilica that houses the Black Virgin. The Black Virgin is a wood carving that was found in a cave in the 14th century. The reason she is black, is due to the fading and handling of the wood over the centuries. The Basilica and Virgin Mary were beautiful. The location is spectacular. This was a wonderful tour with a personable and knowledgable guide.
Our guide Lydia was fabulous. She use to be a history teacher so her knowledge of Spain was profound. At the Montserrat, she gave us a tour and then plenty of time to go up to the top of the mountain to hike around (bring good walking shoes). After the montserrat, went to Codorniu cava vineyard. This was a very old vineyard that had a lot of historic tools of the trade and the guide Pepe was hilarious. I would recommend this tour because the cava after the beautiful montserrat made a nice ending to a fabulous day.
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