Montserrat & Winery Small Group Half Day Tour from Barcelona with Tapas

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Enjoy a break in nature with this amazing combo tour from Barcelona! Take the rack railway to visit the magical mountain of Montserrat, and discover its monastery throughout an extended guided tour. Enjoy a wonderful gastronomical and wine tasting experience at Oller del Mas, a castle surrounded by gorgeous fields with jaw dropping views.

Highlights
  • Take the rack railway to Montserrat and marvel at the views of the mountains
  • Enjoy an entertaining guided visit to Montserrat Natural Park and Sanctuary, and get some free time to explore at your own pace
  • Explore the fascinating grounds of Oller del Mas, a 10th century castle with some of its original walls
  • Walk through the beautiful vineyards and learn about how wine is made during a cellar tour guided by oenologists
  • Taste 3 premium and unique wines accompanied by the most delicious artisanal cheese
  • Guaranteed small groups of 15 participants maximum

Description

We will start this fascinating tour in Barcelona, at Plaza Catalunya (in front of the Hard Rock Cafe) from where we will depart in a bus to the the village of Monistrol de Montserrat, just an hour away from Barcelona.

  • Montserrat:

Montserrat is the most important mountain in Catalonia, a unique massif famous for its beautiful views, ideal for all sort of treks and climbing. It is considered to be the cornerstone of the Catalan culture, history, nature, and spirituality.

From Monistrol, you will take the rack railway to the Monastery and enjoy great views of the countryside and the mountain.

Once arrived, you will sample four traditional liquors and the "coca de Montserrat", a sweet midday snack.

Follow your passionate guide on a walking tour through the Monastery, and learn all about its history, legends and the importance of this remarkable landmark in the development of Catalonia. Then, enjoy an hour of free time to browse the Monastery's souvenir shop, get a cup of coffee, discover local cheese and honey from Farmer's Market, or soak in the magnificent views from the famous Stairway to Heaven - an impressive sculpture of cement blocks stacked together.

  • Oller del Mas Castle:

After Montserrat, we head to the Oller del Mas Castle - one of the most important and beautiful wineries in the region, just a few minutes away from Montserrat. Located in an impressive thousand years old Castle, this organic cellar has some of its original walls from the 10th century and the winery reigns over 1000 acres of land.

At this point, the group will be divided (depending on your booking choice):

Option 1 - Lunch:

  • Enjoy a full meal like the locals do at a restaurant near the winery! Indulge in a fabulous multi-course Catalan meal, paired with regional wine. The homemade, local cuisine will ensure a gastronomical adventure that contents every personal taste.

Option 2 - Tapas:

  • During the wine tasting at the winery, enjoy a delicious local cold tapas lunch - consisting of six pieces of pà amb tomàquet (Catalan-style bread with rubbed tomato) topped with fresh ingredients such as cold meats, goat cheese, roasted peppers, wild asparagus, and tuna fish, and a dessert. This is the perfect option if your schedule is a bit tighter.

In both options, our expert guide will take you through an exclusive visit of the vineyards and the old family cellar, as well as some private areas of the castle.

Before returning to Barcelona, you will experience a wine-tasting course where you will taste three excellent quality red wines, combined with three portions of artisanal cheese.

Itinerary

Option 1 - Lunch:

  • 10:00 - Departure from Plaza Catalunya in front of Hard Rock Cafe

  • 11:00 - Arrival to Monistrol de Montserrat

  • 11:15 - Rack railway ride to Montserrat Monastery

  • 11:30 - Guided visit of Montserrat

  • 13:45 - Departure from Montserrat to Oller del Mas

  • 14:15 - Lunch at Oller del Mas clubhouse restaurant

  • 16:00 - Visit of Oller del Mas Castle and Cellar

  • 17:00 - Wine and cheese tastings

  • 18:00 - Departure from Oller del Mas

  • 19:00** - Arrival to Barcelona, Plaza Catalunya

Option 2 - Tapas:

  • 10:00 - Departure from Plaza Catalunya in front of Hard Rock Cafe

  • 11:00 - Arrival to Monistrol de Montserrat

  • 11:15 - Rack railway ride to Montserrat Monastery

  • 11:30 - Guided visit of Montserrat, liquor tasting and sweet pastry

  • 13:45 - Departure from Montserrat to Oller del Mas

  • 14:15 - Welcome drink and guided visit of Oller del Mas Castle and Cellar

  • 14:30 - Wine tasting and tapas brunch at the Castle

  • 15:30 - Stroll through the vineyards and wine-making facilities

  • 16:00 - Departure from Oller del Mas

  • 17:00* - Arrival to Barcelona, Plaza Catalunya

Please note

  • The tour operates in small groups (up to 15 people per guide).

  • *Please note that the way back to Barcelona takes around 1h - 1h30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

  • **Please note: during peak season, additional vehicles without Wi-Fi may be used.

  • The itinerary schedule is approximate and it may change.

  • Infants aged 3 or less may join the tour free of charge, but note that no car seat or meals are provided.

  • We cater for any special dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten-free diets and any sort of food restrictions. Please advise upon booking.

  • Montserrat is a religious site - please dress accordingly.

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.

Includes

  • Montserrat’s National Park and Sanctuary

  • Tapas and Pastries

  • Tasting of Three Premium Wines

  • English-speaking guide
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Montserrat & Winery Small Group Half Day Tour from Barcelona with Tapas
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Duration: 7 hour(s)
Available: Daily
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Inclusions: Montserrat’s National Park and Sanctuary / Tapas and Pastries / Tasting of Three Premium Wines / English-speaking guide

The tour was intimate and outstanding. We were able to view and touch the black Madonna. Carolina was informative, energetic and fun to tour with. I highly recommend this tour

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Schedule

  • 08:35

    Check-in in front of Hard Rock Café

  • 08:45

    Departure from Barcelona

  • 09:45

    Guided tour of Montserra

    Visit the monastery, the holy cave or trek to the top of the CavallBernat and enjoy a 360º view of the area at 3000ft above sea level. The guided tour starts with a short walk to the monastery where you can enjoy the spectacular views and get a true feel for the spirit of Montserrat.

  • 11:15

    Departure to Oller del Mas Winery

  • 11:45

    Arrival at Oller del Mas Winery

    Located in an impressive Castle that dates back over a thousand years old, some of its walls are still 10th century originals, the winery reigns over 1000 acres of land.

  • Wine Tasting (3 Premium Wines)

    Discover an old family history and the secrets of organic and traditional wines from this region. In this winery the best three wines of the state will be offered to you, as well as outstanding regional tapas and a dessert. An unforgettable wine experience in Barcelona.

  • 13:45

    Departure to Barcelona

  • 15:15

    Tour ends at Plaza Catalunya

  • (For Check-In) Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona (Plaça de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Espanya) Time: 08:35:00

  • (For Check-Out) Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona (Plaça de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Espanya) Time: 15:15:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona (Plaça de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Espanya) Time: 08:35:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona (Plaça de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Espanya) Time: 15:15:00

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Reviews

The tour was intimate and outstanding. We were able to view and touch the black Madonna. Carolina was informative, energetic and ...fun to tour with. I highly recommend this tour more

Brenda Houlihan

Very nice experience if you have little time. Two experiences in one day! The sights, Montserrat guided visit, the winery, the win...e, tapas lunch- everything was just amazing! The wine tasting in Oller del Mas was great. There was an amazing view of Montserrat from the vineyard, and it was interesting to hear about the history of the castle. Marta, the tour guide was excellent and very informative!
Thanks for everything! I would definitely recommend to my friends!
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CityDiscovery

My friend came to visit Barcelona from Korea. She wanted to visit Monserrat. So I booked a tour for Montserrat. I found this tour ...thru Google search. Anyway we enjoyed it. Especially we really liked our "simpatico" guide Lorenzo. During the tour, he tried to explain many interesting things about Spain and Catalan which makes me more interested. Lorenzo studied in cultural anthropology (Am I right? I am not sure x_X but it's related with human anyway..) Thanks to his knowledge, he explained a lot of historical things and cultural things to us. And his English is good as well!! You will not regret! I highly recommend you to do this. more

Kyoungmin Melissa

Excellent tour! The tour you gave us to the amazing Montserrat Monastery and explorative, fascinating winery was a great ending to... our trip. Huge thank you to Marta, she’s a wonderful guide, understanding, knowing and nice. Good luck to her! We had a great day exploring the Monserrat Abby. We were able to see the basilica, museum, La Moreneta and hear the boys choir sing at 13.00. Then we went on to an excellent tapas and wine tour. Marta was very informative and made the day fun. A PERFECT DAY! Totally recommend ! more

Anita

This is excellent tour!
Marta was a wonderful guide. The whole tour was really well-organized, which made this trip a great...
experience. Would definitely recommend!!! more

CityDiscovery

We had the most incredible day exploring Montserrat and the Oller del Mas Castle. Everything from the easy, convenient check in at... the Hard Rock Cafe to the timely arrival at the end of the trip were planned perfectly!
Our tour guide, Agnes, was so very wonderful with so much local knowledge and a great sense of humor! In addition to sharing interesting factual and historical information, she provided us with local legends and myths. The views at Montserrat were indescribably breathtaking! Having someone there to help us navigate through purchasing tickets and getting on the rail car, up the mountain and to the monastery was wonderful. Agnes made our day run so smoothly!
When at Montserrat, we were able to see everything, plus had almost an hour of free time to explore the farmer's market and take an abundance of photographs.
After leaving the monastery and arriving at the vineyard, we were immediately greeted with a refreshing glass of white wine. The other wines on the tour were a great variety of tastes: a little something for everyone. The tapas were locally sourced, and tasted incredible!

We do not often travel with guided tour groups, as our experiences with them tend to be stiff and sometimes sc<x>ripted. This tour was the exact opposite. It really felt like we were exploring the sites with a very knowledgable friend, rather than a tour guide whom we just met.

If you are visiting Barcelona and looking for a way to get out of the city for a day, THIS is the tour to take!
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CityDiscovery

First of all, thanks to City Discovery the trip was organised in a planned way as per the schedule. Our guide had a smile always a...nd provided a brief history of Barcelona while we crossed the city & kept us occupied.

We boarded the 15 seater Air Conditioned coach. He guided us over to Montserrat base, where we were shifted to the Rack railways. The ride was awesome and gave us one of the best views. Once on top of the mountains the guide explained the history, and importance of the Church. Also he took us to the liquer tasting of Montserrat. Cookies were given to people who dint taste the liquer. We liked the Hazelnut flavoured liquer :). Then we got a short lunch break & they took us back to the mountain base.

Here comes another interesting part of the trip, the visit to Oller De Castle and wineries. We were welcomed with a white wine, and got a brief history of the wine making process, a feel of Spain, a classical Tapas, and lots more wine tasting. He explained us how the wine is judged on quality through its aroma, colour, and thickness in a wine glass. Again for those who dont want to taste wine, they had fruit juice :).

Then we took some great photos and departed back to Barcelona on time.

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Karthick

was a wonderful tour and a lovely way to explore a little further out of Barcelona! Our guide (Simon) was great - really knowledg...eable and very entertaining. Montserrat is a really beautiful spot and the tapas and wine stop was well worth it! We thoroughly enjoyed it. more

Grace

We were met promptly and left very soon from Hard Rock Barcelona. Xavier was our guide and he proved to be very entertaining in a ...subtle way. There were 2 groups, 1 for lunch and 1 for tapas but all were wine tasting and both groups were well managed. Our visit to Monserrat was spectacular and the ride on the cogwheel train amazing!! We came down in a bus but be warned it is a steep and twisty ride! The winery was a beautiful old castle and not busy at all. We tasted 4 lovely wines along with more than ample beautifully presented tapas. All in all a great day. more

Linda

We really enjoyed our tour . Sandra was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, friendly and fun!

Holly Carter

We were met promptly and left very soon from Hard Rock Barcelona. Xavier was our guide and he proved to be very entertaining in a ...subtle way. There were 2 groups, 1 for lunch and 1 for tapas but all were wine tasting and both groups were well managed. Our visit to Monserrat was spectacular and the ride on the cogwheel train amazing!! We came down in a bus but be warned it is a steep and twisty ride! The winery was a beautiful old castle and not busy at all. We tasted 4 lovely wines along with more than ample beautifully presented tapas. All in all a great day. more

Linda

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