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Visit the prestigious Torres Wines Cellar to know the secrets of wine with one of the most important wineries, you will learn more about the viticulture through a five-sense experience. After Torres wineries we will drive to Montserrat Mountains, the peculiar aspect of Montserrat's rock formations offers one of the most special landscapes of Catalonia. Complete your day with the fantastic visit to Sitges one of the most beautiful villages of the Catalonia coast.
Depart from Barcelona by air-conditioned coach, travel to Torres Wines Cellars, 36 miles (57 kilometres) west of Barcelona. You will discover the fascinating world of the wine through your senses. Begin with an audiovisual introduction to the history of Torres family, from their beginning to the present. After that, boarding in a small train and visit the vineyards of the state "Mas La Plana" and know the quality and installations of Penedés wineries. The visit concludes with a tasting of two types of wines.
Right after Torres Wine Cellar, take the bus and enjoy the landscape on the way to Montserrat Mountains which rises to 4,051 feet (1,236 meter). The rocks of Montserrat were formed by natural cement of sand during the centuries. The wind and rain shaped the mountain with strange and varied forms. You will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Verge Moreneta (the Black Madonna). You will be able to see this famous statue of the Black Madonna from a distance.
Enjoy 3 hours of free time to have lunch (not included) and enjoy by your own of: audiovisual exhibition about the history and creation of Montserrat and taste typical liquors of Montserrat, handmade by the monks of the monastery (both activities are included). Also you can visit the Museum (not included), go into Santa Cova Funicular (not included) or just walk along the trails of the mountain and enjoy spectaculars views.
At the appointed time you will meet with the guide again to depart for Sitges, without a doubt one of the most beautiful villages of the Barcelona coast. This sailor village is one of the favourite destinations of the tourists that visit Catalunya. Its micro climate, picturesque old town centre with its narrow streets, beautiful beaches, a vibrant cultural live, good food, nice and unique shops turn Sitges into the favourite destination to relax and enjoy the rest of our tour at the Mediterranean coast. You will definitely want to visit Sitges.
I don't think this trip was worth the money, sorry. We started out with one tour guide, a younger gentleman who sounded/looked like he was very knowledgeable, but then switched to an older gentleman because our group was one person larger than intended. He was not as diligent as the first guide. We arrived at the winery first and he was very unclear with directions and/or where to go. It felt VERY rushed and I didn't feel like I learned anything. He also barked at a fellow traveler to hurry up because we needed to move faster! On the way up to Torres he was giving us background information, but it was hard to follow because he was doing half a sentence in English and half a sentence in Spanish. It was really hard to follow seeing as 14/15 of us were English speakers and it was hard for the Spanish speaker to follow too. He used this method the whole time. When we got to Montserrat he rushed us in, spoke quickly and we had one hour of free time. Barely enough to find lunch, use our vouchers for a liquor tasting and entry ticket before we were rushed back to the bus to head over to Sitges. It was also quite disconcerting when he kept asking is everyone here?? and how many people do we have??. It was rather disappointing, wish we had kept the first tour guide.
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