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Enjoy beautiful mountain scenery, history, and wine during this 10-hour, small-group excursion that includes a visit to Montserrat Monastery and a winery tasting near Barcelona. Drive by air-conditioned van to the hilltop religious site of Montserrat, where you'll enjoy spectacular views and see the Black Virgin, a 12th-century religious icon. Then head to Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, the nexus of Catalonia's wine industry, where you'll visit a winery for a tasting. Along the way you'll get personal attention from your knowledgeable guide.

Highlights

  • Full-day, small-group tour by minivan to Montserrat and a winery
  • Personalized small group and commentary
  • Free time to explore Montserrat Monastery and its scenic parklands
  • Tour of a winery's vast cellars and wine tasting

What You Can Expect

Montserrat and Cava Trail Tour from Barcelona

Catalonia, Spain

Spend the day exploring the history and winemaking of the region near Barcelona on this 10-hour, small-group excursion. Not only will you have a chance to enjoy the area's spectacular scenery, you'll also gain a newfound appreciation for its religious significance at Montserrat and its many years of winemaking traditions at a local winery.

Leave Barcelona at 8:30am for a visit to Montserrat, a monastery that sits amongst the craggy mountains just outside of town. See the complex's famous Royal Basilica, which contains the 12th-century statue of the Black Virgin, a venerated icon. If you visit during the week, you'll also get to hear the angelic singing of La Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe. During your visit you can also stop by the Museum of Monserrat to explore the site's history, or take a ride to the rack railway or cable car for sublime mountain views.

During the second half of your day you'll head to Catalonia's Penedes region to learn about the area's vast wine industry. Stop by a winery, where you'll have a chance to view the vast wine cellars and taste some of the wineries' top-notch products. 

Your tour ends back in Barcelona at around 7pm.

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Customer Reviews

Tobin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great day with our guide Sergio from Explore Catalunya. This was a small group outing with only six in a comfortable large tourist van. Sergio was most informative during our approx. one hour drive. He provided tips upon arrival then left us to explore. The winery tour was informative and fun!

Deborah F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was an amazing trip. The highlight is obviously Montserrat but it's nice to wind down after wards with a wine tour. We really, really enjoyed our time and loved having the few hours to wander around by ourselves. Cannot recommend this tour enough.

Alison B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We were really impressed with this day tour. Monserrat is a place not to be missed. We were very luck to arrive on a perfectly clear day often the mountain area is covered in cloud and the views were fantastic as were the buildings and the Black Madonna. The tour of the Cava area afterwards was also very extensive and fun. Lots of grapes, wine and barrels. The tastings were beautifully managed and thoroughly enjoyable.

Courtney F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Would highly recommend!

Courtney F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Would highly recommend!

Amanda G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

One of the most incredible days of my life.

regina

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great day trip. Alfonse and Sergi were a great driver/guide team. There's a lot to choose from up at the Monastery. I would have liked more time to do all of the activities, but there's only so much time in the day and it was already a long day. The weather was a bit doggy, so I decided to stay indoors and attended the mass I went Christmas Eve and listen to the boys' choir and then went to the museum. Had the weather been better the fog cleared earlier I would have either gone to the cave where the Virgin appeared to the boy or wold have hiked up to the top for better views. The museum was very nice and I enjoyed seeing the art both from Catalonian artists and about Montserrat. The winery was great, the hostess was knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoyed a white and a red equally and will be ordering some in the mail when I get back. I would unequivocally recommend this tour to anyone that will be in the area - plus it's a great way to get out of the city and see the countryside.

peftekh United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Absolutely amazing experience. Tour left on time from Explore Catalunya in central Barcelona and the bus was comfortable and our guide Sergio was knowledgeable spoke perfect English and very informative and easy to get along. We loved Monserrat and Cava wine tour was great. Highly recommend!!!!

peftekh United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was absolutely amazing. We arrived at Explore Catalunya at 8am- and at 830 sharp we left the city to Monserrat which was breathtaking. Our guide (Sergio)

A C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The tour was wonderful. The guide spoke in both Spanish and English equally and gave us plenty of time at each destination. Unfortunately, it was rainy and misty when we arrived at Montserrat, but the inside and the boy's choir was beautiful. The cava trail tour has exceeded all expectations - we were able to see the plantations, the modern and historical manufacturing equipment, as well as tour the immense storage area in a train buggy. It was also very interesting to taste the different types of cava and have them described - definitely made me want more!

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