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Montserrat and Cava Trail Tour from Barcelona

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
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Montserrat and Cava Trail Tour from Barcelona
From US$102.96
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Montserrat and Cava Trail Tour from Barcelona
From US$102.96
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.
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.
Reviews (947)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Montserrat is a must see when in Barcelona

Our tour guide Paul was fantastic. He was very informative, but made sure he didn't over do it by allowing us our own time to talk among ourselves or to simply take in the views in silence. Paul was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile
Expect crowds

The tour itself was fine and guide friendly and informative - talks lots. But expect hordes of people up the mountain which makes it an unpleasant experience. The winery was interesting in size and Cava experience.

1  Thank taust
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

My husband and I signed up for this tour after having such a great tour of Barcelona with Explore Catalunya the day before. Stephen was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable and personable which made for a great experience. Montserrat is breathtaking with incredible...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 23 July 2018 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

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7 August 2018|
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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
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romi555
23 April 2018|
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Response from Thomas R | Reviewed this property |
The wine tour portion of this excursion, included tapas plates with our wine tasting. Otherwise there were a couple choices at Montserrat where you can get a bite to eat.
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