Extended Montserrat & Wine with Tapas
Montserrat Your tour departs from central Barcelona, from which we will head for the village of Monistrol de Montserrat. From Monistrol we will take the “Cremallera de Montserrat”, a cogwheel train offering great views of the countryside and the mountain. Once at the Monastery your guides will then transmit their passion and knowledge of the landmark to you – history, legends and the importance of this site in the development of Catalonia. After walking through the monastery, you will have some free time for shopping at the Farmer’s Market or taking a few pictures at the Stairway to Heaven. Oller del Mas Cellar A visit and a wine tasting at Oller del Mas Cellar is included in both options. Located in a 10th century castle at the feet of Montserrat, this ecological family-run winery is surely one of a kind. Your local guide will lead a visit to the vineyards, the old family cellar, and certain private areas of the castle. To end this perfect day, you will sample three château ecological wines
Things you should know about this activity
9:45 am Meet at Plaza Catalunya (by the Hard Rock Café) 10 am Tour departure 11 am Arrival to Monistrol de Montserrat 11:15 am Cogwheel train to Montserrat Monastery 11:30 am Guided visit through Montserrat 1:00 pm L’Escolania (Boys’ Choir) performance 1:35 pm Departure from Montserrat 2:15 pm Welcome drink, cheese platter, and guided visit to Oller del Mas castle and cellar 2:30 pm Three ecological wine tasting and tapas lunch 3:30 pm Stroll through the vineyards and wine-making facilities 4:15 pm Departure from Oller del Mas 5:15 – 5:45 pm Arrival to Barcelona** * L’Escolania does not sing on Saturdays and several dates throughout the year. On Sundays they perform at 12 pm. ** Please note that the way back to Barcelona takes around 1 h – 1 h 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Inclusions - Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned bus - Local English-speaking guide - Cogwheel train ticket - Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery - One hour free time at Montserrat* - Delicious tapas lunch and dessert - Welcome drink – ecological white wine paired with cheese platter - Visit Oller del Mas vineyards, cellar, and castle - Three ecological wine tasting - Bottle of water, provided towards the end of the tour * Please note that the free time during this tour does not allow enough time to visit the Museum of Montserrat or ride the funicular. Check our full-day Montserrat, Food & Wine Tour if you are interested in these activities. Exclusions - Hotel pick-up and drop-off - Tips and gratuities
Message From The Host
Meet us at Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café) – look for the pink umbrellas! The tour departs at 10:00 am – meet strictly at 9:45 am. Our tours depart on time to avoid delays. Please note that late shows or no shows are not refunded. Usually group size is maximum 16 people, although we reserve the right to extend the limit to 18. Transportation will be shared with other groups. This tour can be booked as private, also in other languages. Please contact us for more information. If you have reduced mobility, contact us before booking. We’ll do our best to welcome you on board! Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved. Temperatures in Montserrat and the winery tend to be more extreme than in Barcelona. Please check the weather forecast the day before and dress accordingly. 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 dietary allergies or restrictions.