Upon arrival at our meeting point, you will be introduced to your local guide and the rest of the group. When everyone is set, we will depart to Montserrat Monastery, located an hour away from central Barcelona. Montserrat is a unique mountain in the world, certainly worth a visit if you are in Barcelona. It is considered to be the cornerstone of the Catalan culture, history, nature, and spirituality. Your guide will provide plenty of information about it all during the guided visit.
You will see the atrium, where many events of the country’s history are depicted; the Basilica, inside of which sits the Black Madonna, and its outstanding façade. You will also see the 15th-century cloister and Santa Maria square. At the end of the guided visit, you will have some free time (around half an hour) 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 of the statue commonly known as Stairway to Heaven. [readmore]
Oller del Mas Cellar
After Montserrat, we head to the grounds of Oller del Mas, located at the feet of Montserrat. The drive from the monastery offers wonderful views of the mountain and the region – make sure not to miss them! Oller del Mas is one of the most important wineries in Catalonia, having recently earned the “Best Wine in Catalonia” award in 2018, and the “Best Wine Experience” award in 2016. This ecological cellar is located in a 10th-century castle, which you will be exclusively allowed to explore with your guide.
During the wine tour, you will visit the premises of the winery, including the vineyards and the barrels room. The wine tasting will take place at the end of the visit. You will be able to sample three ecological wines with a tasty cold tapas lunch with dessert. We cater for any special dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten-free diets. Your guide will ask you about it at the beginning of the tour.Read more
Meet us at Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café) – look for the pink umbrella!
The tour departs at 8:45 am – meet strictly at 8:30 am. Approximate return time is 3:15-3:45 pm.
The tour is led in English.
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.
Please note that we reserve the right to modify the order of the sites visited if considered necessary.
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.
A break in nature during your holiday in Barcelona. Visit Montserrat Monastery and enjoy an ecological wine tasting as well as a tapas lunch at Oller del Mas, a castle surrounded by gorgeous vineyards with jaw-dropping views. Local culture, nature, wine and tapas in a 7-hour long tour - what else can you ask for?