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Lorenzo was amazing and the tour was just right. I've read the reviews suggesting longer stays in Montserrat, which I would also suggest if you want to truly focus a whole day experiencing the monastery and surrounding grounds, which includes several long hikes.
The abbreviated monastery tour was enough for me to have a sense of the majesty and history of the place, and to experience the history of the surrounding lands, including a working winery on the lands of a feudal-times castle. Wine tasting was a nice end to a beautiful day.
We had an awesome time on this tour! It was one of the main contributors to us loving Barcelona as much as we did. Our tour guide, Oriol, was very knowledgeable both about Montserrat as well as the winery and wine-tasting. Highly recommended!
Excellent tour. Very professionally delivered. Good value too. Stunning scenery all around Montserrat. The Vineyard trip was both educational and thoroughly enjoyable. There were three decent samples of wine and a substantial portion of tapas for all. Highly recommend this trip.
The small group enabled the tour guide to answer any and all questions. He was knowlegeable on the winery but also gave us background history of the region so we could understand why processes evolved.
Excellent tour! Montserrat was beautiful with the unusual shaped mountains framing the background for the city and cathedral. The wine tasting experience was the best, with tapas paired with wines. Our female guide was very knowledgeable, patient, and fun to be with.
My boyfriend and I went on the Montserrat and Wine Tour half day tour with Castexperience. And we had a great experience! Everything about the tour from the bus ride to Montserrat to the wine tasting went very smoothly. Everyone was very professional. Our tour guide, Xavi, was exceptionally awesome. He was highly knowledgeable about the area and the places we visited. He was able to provide a lot of background stories to the sites that we went to that made our experience. I highly recommend the tour to anyone who is visiting Barcelona and want to do an excursion.
Excellent tour! We did the afternoon wine and cheese tasting option. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable about wine, the tour was excellently organized, and the views from the castle were amazing. A delightful way to spend an afternoon.
Viktor and Xavii were AWESOME!! This was our first tour of our trip, and one of the best. My family was traveling together, including my mother, who uses a walker. I gave all the tour operators the same information about her limited mobility. This company asked Viktor along so that they could accommodate her. There were three groups and Viktor arranged it so that he stayed with my mom, allowing her to walk slowly and as far as she could, and encouraged the rest of us to join the others in the tour, who were with Xavii. Xavii led us up to the Basilica and explained many, many historical facts along the way. He clearly loves his job and is interested in the area. Meanwhile, Viktor treated my mom to coffee when she was done walking, and met us back at the bus. We were then off to the winery, where we met up with another group. Viktor again modified the tour so that the group we did the wine tasting with had already completed the tour of the fields, which he knew my mother would be unable to do. We participated in the rest of the day and loved it. The driver of the bus as also very helpful in storing my mothers walker wt each stop. These people care and the tour operator made sure that they read, and made special arrangements for, my moms mobility challenges. Other tour operators made no such effort. I would do this tour again, with Viktor and Xavii, any time.
We did only the half day.. and it was AMAZING! Touring the monastery was BEAUTIFUL! The castle vineyard with wine and cheese tasting was out of a fairytale... Not enough great things to say about this tour. DO IT!
Truly a small group. Our guide, Irene, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had the winery to ourselves and Montserrat was amazing. Definitely recommend.
We had a lovely tour. Juan was friendly and knowledgeable.
We enjoyed the historical references and anecdotes about the monastery and the 1000 year old winery.
The wine tasting portion was fun and the bocadillos were good!
I recommend it to anyone who has not been.
This was the best tour of our entire Mediterranean trip! It was the perfect blend of history, nature, and food/wine. Our guides, Jose, Simon and Lorenzo were amazing! Jose was our main guide and led our tasting and he was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable about the wine making process and vineyard.
Tour was awesome, highly recommend if you're looking for an overall snapshot of Venice. It was really nice to do the tour and then have a few hours on your own before the boat tour. And the boat tour only has 8 people per boat so you're not all crammed on a tourist looking boat: they're beautiful!
This tour was amazing. It exceeded our expectations. The place was one of a kind. Having Victor as the leader made all the difference. He was knowledgeable, charismatic, and truly enjoying his job. The tapas and wine were delicious. I booked 1/2 day on this one, I should have booked the whole day.
Thank you Victor. We have great pictures, will post soon.
Cecilia and Sophia
This tour was well worth the money! We has a short tour through the Montserrat due to traffic but that wasn't our guides fault. My husband and I aren't super religious so it was just enough to admire the beauty of the Montserrat! The wine portion at Oller Del Mas was exceptional!
Roberto was a great guide,informative,helpful and so we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Château and the wine tasting.We would definitely recommend this tour when in Barcelona.
I opted for the full day tour, with half day at Montserrat and half day wine tasting. It was so much fun and extremely informative.
The two guides were extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. It felt a bit rushed at Montserrat, but if you only have a few days in Barcelona, this is perfect to see it and still have time for other things. The winery was amazing and full of history and the wines we tasted were fantastic.
Overall I would recommend this tour to anyone who likes to taste wine, wants to see Montserrat, and wants the headache of planning it off of their hands.
Fantastic. Lorenzo was passionate and well educated for all facets of the tour. He made it from good to great v
Great tour, highly recommended. Went for a full day tour with golf included, great variation and very nice guides
The tour was amazing. The views were gorgeous! If you go make sure to get Lorenzo and victor as your tour guides......
I had a fantastic time on this tour. Our tour guide was wonderful, better english vocabulary than me Nicely done, Irene! and was very knowledgable. Even in the rain we saw Montserrat, had time to sample local cheese and candies and buy some and then head out to the winery. I learned every step of the wine making process and had lovely tapas paired with the three wines we tasted. I would recommend this for any travelers to Barcelona, but beware - there is walking involved, a hill to Montserrat and a large staircase. There are stairs at the winery as well, to get to the tasting room. We travelled in a comfortable, small bus and got a good history of Barcelona on the way to Montserrat. The pick up and drop off location is easy to find and leaves you in a nice area for shopping. Bring layers for the weather - you can always leave them on the locked bus. Enjoy!
Victor our guide was highly entertaining. You could tell he loved his job and cared about the process.... Or maybe that was the wine. Views from the montserrat were beautiful. Would recommend the full day tour to spend more time at the top. Amazing way to spend a special anniversary.
I love monserrat. The wine was so good. They even provided me with gluten free tapas