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Montserrat and Cava Trail Tour from Barcelona

  • 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
Montserrat and Cava Trail Tour from Barcelona
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Montserrat and Cava Trail Tour from Barcelona
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.
What to Expect
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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
A 2-for-1 Enjoyable day!!

This is a great way to see an amazing site with breathtaking views at Montserrat AND see the Catalonian countryside on your way to an excellent winery tour. Anna was our tour guide and is very knowledgeable and personable which helps make the trip. The...More

Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile
Had they not cancelled on me...

I’m sure I would have loved this trip...had they not cancelled on me. I was scheduled to take this tour on a Thursday but on the Monday before they emailed me and asked if I could move my date because they might have an issue...More

1  Thank Amy D
ExploreCatalunya, Owner at Explore Catalunya, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Hello, I am sorry that we had to cancel your tour. Sometimes, there are things that happen totally beyond our control and we cannot find a solution. In these circumstances, we will do our utmost to reschedule the tour or offer an alternative on the...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Great day outside the city

If you want to go to Montserrat for a few hours with the flexibility to hike on your own, while also getting guided information, this is the trip for you. Our guide, Cam, gave us lots of information on the way to Montserrat and when...More

1  Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 9 April 2018
Fantastic trip well worth the time!

Took this at the recommendation of our travel agent. Was so glad we did. Our guide Feliciano made the experience all the more rewarding with his expansive knowledge of the history, architecture, geology, and social climate. He couldn’t have been better. The monastery is a...More

1  Thank Kevin and Lisa K
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile
Great small group tour made even better by phenomenal tour guide

Today we had the good fortune of visiting Montserrat and the Parés Balta winery. What a great day. Sergio was the Best! He was very informative and accommodating and had a great sense of humor. He went out of his way to ensure our small...More

Thank TobinD_12
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7 August 2018|
Response from TobinD_12 | Reviewed this property |
DEPARTURE POINT Central Barcelona Carrer del Palau de la Musica, 1, 08003. Barcelona (Central Barcelona, near Via Laietana) Tour departs from the Explore Catalunya office located directly opposite the ticket office/outdoor... More
23 April 2018|
Response from Jeff E | Reviewed this property |
3 options on site at Montserrat. None great, but all good.