What To Expect
Our morning tour combines a visit to the modernista Codorniu Cellars at Penedes with the mystical experience of Montserrat. Make the most of your time and visit the Penedes wine region on the way to Montserrat Sanctuary.
Discover Cordoniu, the Cathedral of Cava. Codorniu has the largest underground cellars in the world; it stocks up to 100 million bottles which are housed in a Modernista, or Catalan art nouveau, building declared a historic artistic monument. The visit includes a tour around the cellar in a small electric train and a taste of cava (method champenoise wine).
After this interesting experience with the renowned Cava we will head to the spectacular Montserrat, a mountain with a breathtaking view, an ancient monastery and its holy Sanctuary.
Your guide will entertain you with tales, history and legends of the mountain, the monastery and the shrine.
Follow your guide through the main places of interest: the Monastery, the Basilica, Our Lady's Chapel with the 12th Century figure of Our Lady of Montserrat, the Montserrat Museum with a marvelous collection of paintings and the Stations of the Cross.
Then enjoy some free time to explore bars, restaurants and shops of Montserrat before we return to Placa Catalunya for our afternoon tour.
The second part of the tour is dedicated to the most important tourist site of Barcelona, the unfinished temple of the architect Antoni Gaudi: The Sagrada Familia.
We will first see the Gaudi Houses in Passeig de Gracia: Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, also known as La Pradera. The residence buildings created by Gaudi are masterpieces of his work with its astonishing facades and its magical interior. The facade of La Pedrera is one of the must-see in Barcelona, as well as all the Gaudi's building. This architect made a highly detailed and picturesque front for his entire architectural works which was his unmistakable distinguishing mark.
We will continue our tour heading to Sagrada Familia. Wonder at the magnificent building, a unique and an uncommon jewel. This worldwide renowned artist has his distinguishing mark shown in sinuous structures and the nature influence. Skip the lines and enjoy a 1 hour guided tour inside the Sagrada Familia before returning to Placa Catalunya.
08:30 Departure from Placa Catalunya for the morning tour to Montserrat and Cordorniu
09:30 Arrival at Codorniu Cellars
Codorniu Cellars Tour and Cava Tasting
11:00 Departure from Codorniu
12:00 Arrival to Montserrat
1 hour guided visit of Montserrat Sanctuary (Monastery, Basilica, Chapel of the Virgin)
1 hour free time for lunch
14:00 Departure from Montserrat
15:00 Arrival at Placa Catalunya
15:15 Departure from Placa Catalunya for the afternoon tour to Sagrada Familia
30-minute bus ride passing along Passeig de Gracia, Gaudi Houses (Facades of Casa Batllo & La Pedrera) and Eixample
15:45 Arrival at Sagrada Familia
Skip the Line for a 1-hour guided visit of Sagrada Familia
17:45 Arrival at Placa Catalunya
Professional English-speaking local tour guides
Comfortable air-conditioned transportation
Entrance fee to Codorniu Cellars
Cordorniu Cellar tour in small electric train
Montserrat guided tour
Skip the line ticket to Sagrada Familia
Hotel pick up and drop off
Tickets for the Audiovisual Space of Montserrat
Liquor Tasting at Montserrat
Food and drinks
Optional activity costs
Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.
We recommend you to dress a bit warmer for Montserrat as it is colder there than the city due to the altitude.
This tour includes some walking so we recommend you to use comfortable clothes and shoes.
Pre-paid tickets and entrance fees to any attractions and/or monuments can be non-refundable. Modification fees apply. Please inquire.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
1 hour and 30 minutes
1 or 2 days
4 hours 30 minutes