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Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional)

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Barcelona, Spain

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Explore one of the cornerstones of Catalan culture and history on this small-group tour to Montserrat. See the Montserrat Monastery, home to the famous "Black Madonna," and then follow a guide through the vineyards of Oller del Mas, a winery housed in a 10th-century castle. Descend into the cellars to learn about the production methods, and sample signature wines alongside a cold tapas lunch with dessert.
  • Montserrat wine-tasting tour from Barcelona with a guide
  • Taste exquisite wines and learn about the winemaking process
  • Cold tapas lunch with dessert included
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Sip organic wines, not just Cava, on this small-group Montserrat and boutique winery tour.
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Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
Local English-speaking guide
Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery (1 hour)
Half an hour free time at Montserrat
Guided visit to a boutique winery
Three wine tasting
Cold tapas lunch with dessert
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Hard Rock Cafe, Plaça de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide in central Barcelona and relax during the scenic journey to Montserrat.

Travel first to the Montserrat Monastery, located just outside central Barcelona. Montserrat is considered to be the cornerstone of Catalan culture, history, nature, and spirituality. Learn more about the area from your guide as you tour the atrium and the Basilica, inside of which sits the "Black Madonna." You also see the 15th-century cloister and Santa Maria square.

Continue to Oller de Mas, a 10th-century castle now home to a successful winery. Walk through the vineyards alongside your guide, and then tour the barrel room and production area to discover more about manufacturing methods. 

At the end of the tour, sample fine Spanish wines, complemented by a selection of tapas with dessert. As you taste, your tour guide reveals the secrets behind the wine.

After a relaxing day of wine and sightseeing, return to Barcelona in the afternoon.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Abbey of Montserrat
As you look through the window, the sun hides behind the silhouette of Montserrat massif, outlining its contour against the sky. In between its peaks mysteries, legends and myths dwell in its rocks and caves. Your imagination plays with all the stories and folklore you have heard and seen from its heights. You have contemplated the Catalan lands extending before you; you have learnt about the centuries that have happened in it. Moors, Christians, castles, battles and noblemen. All these stories exudate from the old stones of the long-ago-fortified houses of the region. In there now, like history, vines sink their roots deep in the dry clayish soil. This, in return, contributes to the result of generations of hard work: unique wines that speak of passion, history and tradition. This whole new universe of local flavors still lingers in your mind and, before you realize, it takes you to the world of dreams on your trip back to Barcelona. What an unforgettable morning.
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Castlexperience - Wine Tours
Bringing Catalan culture, gastronomy and wine to travellers visiting Barcelona through a new concept of tourism experience. We offer excursions to iconic cultural sites combined with a visit and wine tasting in high-quality family-run wineries. In only six years, Castlexperience has become the top wine tour company in Europe thanks to a strong team, a guaranteed client satisfaction commitment, and a constant strive for providing a top-quality service.
Stop At:  
Abadia de Montserrat
Enjoy a guided tour in Montserrat and visit all the highlights of the monastery by the hand of your local tour guide. You will then enjoy some free time to a palate some traditional foods made by Montserrat monks or farmers, as well as soaking in this special place where nature, culture and spirituality meet. Meet your tour guide again to get on board for the second part of the tour. Oller del Mas cellar awaits!
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Oller del Mas
Oller del Mas is not a common winery – its superb ecological wines have earned plenty of awards in the recent years. In fact, one of its wines won the “Best Wine in Catalonia” award in 2018. But the cellar is not only special for its wines. You will take a stroll by the vineyards, learn how the wine is made, and discover all of its secrets. *We work daily with different low-production, family-owned boutique wineries. Due to logistic reasons, you might visit another cellar instead of Oller del Mas.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour leaves from Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café) – look for the pink umbrella.
  • Meet strictly 15 minutes before your departure time.
  • There is a limit of 16 people per guide, although transportation will be shared with other groups.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to modify the order of the sites visited if considered necessary.
  • 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.
  • If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board!
  • We cater for any dietary allergies or restrictions – no need to warn us beforehand.
  • Montserrat is a Natural Park a very highlighted cultural destination that can't be entirely explored in a single tour. Your experience includes some free time in Montserrat. If you would like to spend extra time in Montserrat, please check with your guide upon arrival.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • We work daily with different low-production, family-owned boutique wineries. Due to logistic reasons, you might visit another cellar instead of Oller del Mas.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Our company is composed of a deeply committed team of people. We are working hard in our team, and with all our partners, to be up to the current circumstances. When operating, all our services will abide by all health and security policies issued by the competent administrations. Our top priority is and will be ensuring a safe environment for all our customers and our team.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Castlexperience Wine Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional)?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional)?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional).
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional)?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional)?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional).
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional)?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines (Private Tour Optional).

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Traveler Tips


  • "Wow,this tour was great, but I recommend to take it on summer, because it can get cold and rainy and you won't enjoy as much, unless you like this type of climate." See review
  • "Timing is perfect for someone who is looking to have a fair understanding of Monserrat and to savour the local wines that are of international standards - including RP 93 pointers wine." See review
  • "if You are into Religious Pilgrimage, this tour can be of very high value indeed, due the presence of the called Black Mary statue, within the Basilica of MontSerrat." See review

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Montserrat Fun
James_C
, Mar 2020
Out trip to Montserrat was extremely pleasurable. Our guide Ain, was knowledgable of the Montserrat monastery and its history. The winery and tapas experience was very good, and we had a small group due the Covid 19 scare. It was like we had a private tour and tasting.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hello James! Thank you for taking the time to write your experience :) Aina will be very glad to read how much you enjoyed your tour with her! The truth is all our guides have a special talent to share all their knowledge in a very entertaining way :) It is true that during the weeks that follow the Covid19 outbreak, we took some safety meassures such as smaller groups. But we always try to keep our groups small, they usually are of a maximum of 16 people because this way it is possible to create a friendly environment where everyone can feel comfortable :) Thank you for trusting our experiences! Best wishes, Castlexperience Team
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The perfect day in Monserrat
John
, Mar 2020
Our tour was perfect. Jordi gave us the perfect amount of information for each part of the tour. The time allowed for each part of the tour was planned in such a way that we were not rushed but felt that each experence was complete. Our tour was combined with three other groups and we got to meet three other guides that were also well prepared, with their knowledge of all the tour stops as well as the english language.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
¡Hola, John!


 It looks like everything went great on your tour! Jordi will be glad to know it :) When designing our tours, there is something we never leave room for and that is boredom! Castlexperience’s tours are dynamic, easygoing and entertainging! 


 The guides have a special talent to explain all they know (which is quite a lot) in a funny and light way, which makes the tour and their explanations very easy to follow and understand. History can be fun, especially when there is wine involved ;)


 Thank you for stopping by!
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Beautiful scenery
Paul_T
, Mar 2020
Great day out with our guide Dani. Montserrat is stunning and the walk to the cross is recommended (although tiring!) as the scenery is amazing. Wine tour was good too.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hola, Paul! It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Dani will love to know it :) During the free time in Montserrat there are many cool activities to do, and it is a good idea to ask your guide for recommendations in order to make the most out of your visit to the mountain! Hiking is a very cool thing to do, and Saint Michael’s Cross is one of our favorite hikes. The trail is not very steep, but yes, it is a bit tiring. Although the views are absolutely worth it, right? After some time wandering around the mountain, sampling some nice wines paired with tapas sounds like the perfect plan to recharge our batteries! Thank you so much for joining our crew :)
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Pep Was a great guide! Informative, likeable, punctual, engaging. He made for a great trip.
karenLiebers
, Mar 2020
See Other comments please. . Great tour and guide! As explained below Peo Made the tour memorable. No more to say and you do not need a certain word count from me either.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi, there! Thank you for your response! It looks like you enjoyed the tour with Pep, he is an amazing tour guide, isn’t he? His passion and enthusiasm are very contagious, as well as his knowledge in local culture and gastronomy! Truth is we take good care of tours, likewise with our guides. All of them are nicely and fully prepared to make you laugh while you spend an amazing day in the mountain and in the cellar. And along the way, they will explain you interesting things about heritage and local gastronomy! They will make your trip a day to remember! Thank you for passing by!
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Great day in Montserrat
Rebecca_P
, Mar 2020
We had such a lovely day in Montserrat. Our tour guide was excellent and engaging from start to finish. The tour offers a nice balance of guided time and time when you are allowed to walk around on your own. Would recommend to anyone visiting Barcelona and wanting to get out of the city.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
¡Hola, Rebecca! It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed the tour! We’re very happy about it :) Truth is when we design our tours, we try to offer balanced and dynamic experiences suitable for every traveler. As we know not everyone has the same interests when visiting a place, we always include some free time for every person in the group to explore the place on their own! Half day tours offer around 1-1.5 hours of free time, and full day tours about 2.5 hours. Montserrat is only one hour away from Barcelona, but thanks to the beauty and peace of the mountain, it is hard to think of having a city so close. So yes, it is a great option to spend the day away of the city but still be in touch with the local culture :) Thanks for recommending!
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Breathtaking views & winery
Janese
, Mar 2020
We greatly enjoyed this tour! Montserrat was breathtaking. Max our guide was so informative. The wine tasting with tapas was better than anticipated. I would highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi there! :) Thank you for posting! Max will love to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us! We are very happy that you mentioned our wine tasting and tapas. We try to make our best to bring local products to you. And wine and tapas are a very distinctive feature of our culture. We take great care of our products, being all them seasonal and carefully picked to bring the best quality possible. Particularly the wine, we choose ours partners cautiously, and Oller del Mas combines the history of more than a thousand years together with the local production of grapes, and therefore, wine! We are very happy that you enjoyed the tour, thank you very much to join us!
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Climb to St Michaels cross
Lars_G
, Mar 2020
Great tour and fun bunch of guides. The mixture of activities and respective times allocated are well balanced. The guys speak good English - Rubi was my guide - super helpful, friendly. The vineyard is a special treat - can only recommend this. Thank you
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi there! It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Rubí will love to know that :) Our tours are designed to be a dynamic and complete experience to get in touch with the local culture and the catalan countryside! History, food, wine and beautiful views get mixed in a very funny and easygoing excursion :) Thank you so much for recommending us!
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A Holy wonderful day
Jeffrey
, Mar 2020
Ir was a true learning experience in a magnicent location. Great wine too. Luis is excellent a6nd friendly.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
¡Hola, Jeffrey! Thank you for stopping by! Luis will be happy to know how much you enjoyed the tour :) Castlexperience’s tours combine beautiful places, interesting history, good food, great wine and the best guides ever to offer a relaxed, informative and funny experience away of the city! Following this combination we’ve recently started a new tour, the ‘Unknown Gaudí, Tapas & Cava Winery”. It visits one of Gaudí’s most beautiful creations outside Barcelona and finishes with the tasting of a very local and delicious sparkling wine, cava! We’d love to see you soon and welcome you in our new tour :)
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Monserrat
Carlos_C
, Mar 2020
Silvia went out of her way to make sure we had a memorable experience. I appreciate her for doing this. Monserrat and the Cathedral were beautiful to see!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi Carlos! Thank you so much for stopping by! Silvia will be glad to know how much you enjoyed her guiding skills! We want all of you to discover the beauty of our region, history and wine, and the guides are very committed to it! So, as Silvia did, they go out of their way to ensure you enjoy the day! In the end, Castlexperience’s tours are meant to be experiences and not just visits :) Many thanks for choosing us!
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Relaxing with beautiful scenery.
Holly_L
, Feb 2020
We had a wonderful time on this tour. It was a great, relaxing way to spend the day in Montserrat. We were lucky based on the time of year (end of February) in that it wasn’t busy so we moved quickly through the viewing of the Black Madonna and the tour of the monastery. Because of this we actually had about 70 minutes of free time - enough to browse the art museum and do a liquor tasting (both recommended if time allows). The winery was beautiful and the cold tapas lunch was actually really good. Our tour guide Aina was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about both Montserrat and it’s history as well as the wines and wine making in the region. A great day!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Holly! Thank you for joining our crew! Aina wil be very happy to know how much you enjoyed her tour :) We see you chose our shortest half day tour! This tour offers around 1-1.15 hours of free time in Montserrat, not as much as full day tours, but still more than enough to explore a bit on your own. Like you did! You really made the most out of your free time in the mountain visiting the museum and tasting the liquors :) The tasting is usually the last part of the tour. After visiting the winery and the vineyards we sample 3 different wines fully produced (even bottled) at the winery. In half day tours, these tastings are paired with some light tapas made with local products. It is a great way to finish the tour right before heading back to Barcelona! Thank you so much for choosing our tours!
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