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Time10 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • 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
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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D
, Sep 2018

The trip to Montserrat was excellent. The time allotted was perfect. Bring your walking shoes - it’s eorth it. And the wine tour was fun!

M
, Aug 2018

This tour was not on my radar but turned out being one of my favorite things while away on vacation! The story of the monks who lived, protected, and died on the holy grounds was just amazing! Taking the train from the actual monastery to the very top of the city where the old monks of ancient times once went to die is breath-taking! I have to admit I was so scared during the van drive up due to the narrow roads and extremely deep drop-offs still having nightmares about it. Visiting Barcelona? Then Montserrat is a must see if youre this close to it:

M
, Jul 2018

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic time on this tour! Visiting the Montserrat Monastery up in the mountains was breathtaking we got to hike, visit the old chapel where the famous choir boys sang, and see the black madonna. The hiking was our favorite part because the geography is so beautiful and unique. Our guide was fantastic: funny, informative, and sweet. The second part of the day was the Cava Winery tour and that was fantastic as well! We loved visiting the vast and gorgeous grounds and hearing about the history there. We had a different tour guide there because he specialized in the history of the winery Pepe was so funny and delightful, he honestly made the whole experience even better. We go to taste great Cava and meet nice people. Overall, this was our favorite tour of the trip we had zero regrets at the end of the long day because it was filled with this great new experience.

G
, Jul 2018

Plenty of free time to hike and explore Montserrat! The Cava tour was very fun as well.

r
, Apr 2018

Excellent trip with a knowledgeable guide.

m
, Apr 2018

This tour was amazing!

S
, Apr 2018

I really enjoyed this trip. Montserrat was so very beautiful. We took the funicular up to the top and walked around for a bit. Then we went back down and sat on the balcony while enjoying a drink and the view. The wine tour was perfect. There was lots of history in the vineyard and the Cava was excellent.

T
, Apr 2018

Excellent! Great guide very knowledgeable. One of the highlights of our week in Barcelona.

M
, Mar 2018

The tour and overall experience was fantastic! Rodrigo was great and very knowledgeable!

M
, Feb 2018

I have taken lots of Viator tours and been delighted with them all until this one. First of all we arrived at the office as per the booking to find that the van was not there, it was in an underground car park which we had to walk to. Please note the word van. It was not a mini bus. It does say it is a van in the description but it hadn't really registered with me as every other tour I have taken has been in lovely luxury mini buses. There was no microphone in the van and so the little bit of information the guide was giving only made it to the 2 people sitting up front with her. Having a microphone is such an easy thing to arrange and the information would have been heard by all, which is after all why we book a tour. We headed to Montserrat and after being taken to see The Black Madonna we were given some brief information, a brochure from the tourist information office detailng walks available and told that the Funicular was closed beyond her control We were then left for 4.5 hours. The weather was not great but we took the cable car trip, visited the museum and explored the area. We managed to pass our time fairly well despite the weather but 4.5 hours would be a long time if you were not a walker or the weather prohibited you walking.
We when left Montserrat and visited the Cava Winery. This part of the trip was very enjoyable - we visited Pares Balta but the tasting was a bit rushed because Anna was waiting for us. Really wished we had had a little less time in Montserrat and more time to enjoy the tasting. This wine tasting saved this trip but only just.
We felt Anna did not really engage with us or any of the other tourists on the tour 8 people in total which was a shame.
Often the guides are part of the fun on the tours.
This was a fairly expensive tour and we did not feel we got value for money


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