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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.
I booked the Monserrat/cava tour during our family trip to Barcelona. Our guide Anna was delightful! She gave us the background on the monastery, then made recommendations for some of the trails for our free time on the premises. The church was absolutely beautiful and we got to see the boys choir singing to the Black Madonna. The cava tour at Cordoniu was interesting and we got to taste 2 very good cavas at the end. We had a great day...all agreed it was the highlight of our week!
It's definitely a highly-recommended great trip! Special thanks to Lydia! She is so knowledgeable about Montserrat and wine history. She has been so kind and helpful during our trip!
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.
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.
The tout is excellent and the tourtière guy is very knowledge and take care us very good, we are hightly recommend to other people.
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.
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
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!
Our guide, Feliciano, was great! Very knowledgeable, friendly and humorous. We had a group of 12 and I sure that all would say they had a wonderful time. Well worth the time and money!