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Montserrat & Cava Wineries Day Trip from Barcelona w/ Pickup

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37 reviews

Activity provider: In Out Barcelona Tours

Montserrat & Cava Wineries Day Trip from Barcelona w/ Pickup

Activity provider: In Out Barcelona Tours
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From US$ 93.34 per person

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Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims on a day trip from Barcelona to the sanctuary of Santa Maria de Montserrat and see the "Holy Grotto" shrine before visiting an old, family-run cava winery.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Pickup included
From your accommodation in Barcelona. Pickup starts at 8:30 AM. Please check your inbox for exact pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the mystical landscape of Montserrat National Park
  • See the icon of the "Black Madonna" at the "Holy Grotto"
  • Benefit from the chance to listen to one of Europe's oldest children's choirs
  • Descend into atmospheric wine cellars and taste 3 cavas paired with tapas
  • Learn how cava is produced according to traditional methods
  • Tour in a small group of 8 guests with hotel pickup and drop-off included
Full description

Discover the beauty of Mount Montserrat and visit the Montserrat Monastery on this day trip in an airconditioned van from Barcelona. Head to Santa Cova and have the chance to hear the Montserrat’s Boys’ Choir. Savor wine and tapas at an ancient winery in Sant Sadurní d'Anoi. 

Depart Barcelona and drive towards the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range for a morning visit to the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, world-renowned for its shrine to the Virgin of Montserrat, also known as the "Black Madonna."

Marvel at the monastery and its surrounding scenery on a curious-shaped rock that rises 2,380 feet above sea level. Enter the monastery to see its Romanesque icon of the "Black Madonna" which is thought to date back to the 12th century.

Get unparalleled views of the magical landscape, declared a national park in 1987. Head to the Santa Cova ("Holy Grotto") where, according to legend, the virgin appeared before some shepherd children in a vision. 

Benefit from the chance to hear the angelic voices of La Escolania de Montserrat (Montserrat’s Boys’ Choir ), one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe (subject to seasonal availability).

Head to Sant Sadurní d'Anoia in the heart of Catalonia's cava wine producing region and visit a premium cava winery, where the tradition of making sparkling wines date back almost 5 centuries.

Visit the cellar and descend to the dungeons where the wine is stored for several years. Learn about wine production and vineyard maintenance. Taste 3 varieties of local wines and cavas paired with traditional cheeses and cold meats.

Gaze out at views of the Catalan countryside with Mount Montserrat in the background. Hear about the process of producing cava at a family business that first produced it according to traditional methods in 1872, and by using grapes from the Penedès region.

Return to your meeting point in Barcelona at the conclusion of your tour. 

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in a private air-conditioned minivan between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM
  • Guide
  • Small-group tour with up to 8 guests
  • Walking tour of Montserrat National Park
  • Visit to Montserrat Monastery
  • Montserrat’s Boys’ Choir (if available)
  • Visit to a family run Premium Cava cellar of 1385
  • Ticket to visit the Cava cellars and cava tasting (approximately €18)
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This is a small group tour
  • Please check your email inbox for the specific pick-up time
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please let the local partner know your children’s age to arrange the proper child seat (if applicable), and your pickup address
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 37 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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This was a great trip. Our guide was Vicente, and he was super friendly and knowledgeable and his English was the best of any tour we took (he studied in the US). Definitely recommend going with a small group tour! We opted for hotel pickup and dropoff. There were 7 of us, which was great - everyone except the two New Yorkers had a great time, and I think those ladies would have complained if they'd won the lottery. Do the world a favor and don't go on a tour of a mountaintop monastery if you're going to complain about a few stairs, ok? ANYWAY Vicente was an awesome guide and let us choose between 2 restaurants for lunch, and also snuck in a surprise visit to a renowned chocolatier in a small village near the winery. My only suggestion is that if you want to go up the funicular to the very top of the mountain, tell the guide at the outset - it might mean skipping the church, but you don't really have time to do both. Also, props to Mario, the Llopart winery host!

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September 24, 2022

We had a wonderful time. Our guide was SO nice and very knowledgeable! Lunch was in a beautiful spot at a winery in town and the food was divine. She explained everything beforehand and went with us. Also a great conversationalist. My kids are aged 10,12 and 14 and they loved it.

July 15, 2022

Our tour guide Allina was so knowledgeable and had many recommendations for around the city. The vehicle was very comfortable, and the small group was a good size and preferred to something larger. The winery tour was informative and rich with history. You learn about the estate and the winemaking process. The monastery is truly a sight to see. Nature and history lovers will love.

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June 7, 2022

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