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Best tour of the trip - very good tour of the cellars and extremely generous wine tastings..
It's nice that the day is broken into 2 parts. morning at the winery and Sitges and then back to the city to head back out to Montserrat. Tour guides were excellent and there was a nice amount of free time. Well worth the money.
Interesting tours with excellent tour guide (Anna). Would have preferred more time in Sitges and less at winery.
This was a nice tour. I would just have expected to get to know more in deep the vineyards growers and the little chateaws in Penedes. I think that visiting only the cellar and fabric is not enough to dip yourself into this wine making culture. Montserrat was lovely.
I was able to see wonderful places that would not have been able to see if I did not do the tour!
Freixenet winery is beautiful but the tour is nothing. I made a lot of wineries tours and this is nothing just commercial. They show you the process of making cava but in pictures and everything you see is just decoration: the bottles, the barrels is just for showing. Sitges worth every dollar paid. Beautiful beach, and village, full of restaurants and life. That place paid the trip.
The morning tour to Feixenet was fun! The guide at the winery was wonderful and I really enjoyed the tour. Sitges left much to the imagination since it was cold, rainy and windy. We didn't get to really enjoy this leg of the trip to it's full potential. The afternoon tour to Montserrat was lovely and the area is beautiful, but I would have enjoyed going there directly from Sitges instead of first going back to Barecelona. It was a good tour, but a bit too lengthy.
The stops were great but I felt we were given too much free time to walk around Monserrat. I also feel that these tour guides should always be equipped with a good audio set to communicate to the group via earphones.
When I was booking this tour, it was not mentioned that you will have to come back to Barcelona after the first part of the tour (Freixenet winery and Sitges) and take another bus to go to Montserrat. This was a huge inconvenience and waste of precious time for us. On top of this we got stuck in the worst traffic while trying to get out to Montserrat from Barcelona. The road leading up to Montserrat was quite treacherous and our driver almost lost control. The tour guide we had of the first tour was excellent, but the second one was plain annoying. If I had to do it again, I would definitely go to Sitges and Freixenet with this tour company, but take the train to Montserrat on my own.
No enough time in Sitges and too much in Freixenet winery. Guide for Montserrat was quite good but again not enough free time.
As a solo, female traveller I did two half day trips on the same day which meant that my vert short trip to Barcelona enabled an extensive taste and appreciation of the region - to a Cava vineyard and Stiges in the morning, immediately followed in the afternoon with a tour to Monserrat. Local tour guides spoke English and knew their region and history. The sites were well worth seeing.
I highly recommend the first part of the tour which you can book separately which is Cava wine tour followed by free time in Sitges. The wine tour was wonderful, we learned all about how Cava was made, went in the underground caves and old cellars and then took a mini train underground to the new cellars. Then we went to the beach town Sitges which has lots of great shopping and a wonderful beach, here you just have free time to each lunch and such.
The second half of the tour to Montserrat mountains I would not recommend. It was a very long windy drive up the mountain, the tour guide was terribly disorganized we spend most of our time trying to figure out what to do and people asking random questions about where to go. There is an opportunity to pay extra and stand in a long line to see the black Madonna if you like. The liquor tasting was quite a joke, there was this very grumpy woman who just poured it into cups and didn’t explain it or anything, just mostly scared everyone away so people didn’t want to even bother sampling. The guide didn’t tell anyone what to do so it wasn’t organized. The food in the food court there is terrible, I am not very picky but a really warm soggy meat sandwich sitting out all day for 6 euros was not very good.