Rise bright and early to meet your guide and group at the Julia Travel Office in central Barcelona 15 minutes prior to your 8am departure time.
Climb aboard your air-conditioned luxury micro-bus, and settle in to your seat. Watch the scenery out the window during the trip to the striking Montserrat, a 4,051-foot (1,236-meter) mountain formed by wind and rain erosion over the centuries.
Once you arrive, you'll be one of the first visitors to the Royal Basilica of Montserrat before most of the day's crowds arrive. See the 12th-century Black Madonna from a distance, as well as the shrine of the Virgin of Montserrat, Catalonia's patron saint. Take some free time to visit an audiovisual exhibit, as well as taste some of the area's typical liquors.
Your next stop is the monastery of Santa Cecelia de Montserrat, an ancient monastery with views of the Montserrat cliffs and the Pyrenees in the distance on clear days. Take an audio-guided visit of the Romanesque church, containing art by Irish painter Sean Scully.
After exploring the building, take a seat for brunch on the terrace, paired with three wine tastings. Return to Barcelona for drop-off at your original departure point.