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Montserrat & Cava Winery Small Group Day Tour

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: Explore Catalunya

Montserrat & Cava Winery Small Group Day Tour

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya

From US$ 98.78 per person

Visit the heart of Catalunya on a full-day small group tour of iconic Montserrat and the cava cellars of a top-notch winery. You’ll have spectacular views from the top of Montserrat, hear Europe’s oldest boys’ choir, and taste fine wine.

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Duration 10.5 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the monastery on Montserrat, one of Catalunya's most iconic sites
  • Listen to the music of “La Escolania,” the oldest boy's choir in Europe
  • Ride the funicular for spectacular views
  • Explore the Penedes wine region, and taste the wines
  • Tour one of the world's largest underground wine cellars
Full description

Embark on a guided day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat and the Penedès wine-growing region by minivan. Visit the monastery and the Museum of Monserrat, listen to Europe's oldest children's choir, walk through the mountain range's many paths, and visit a winery - this tour has it all. There will be plenty of free time to explore Montserrat on your own, but a visit to the sanctuary where the Moreneta is housed is a must. Pilgrims and other visitors have climbed the mountain to visit this sanctuary for nearly 1,000 years. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat, and browse its collections that range from the Archaeology of the Biblical East to Modern Painting and Sculpture. A highlight of visiting Montserrat is listening to the voices of Europe’s oldest children’s choir, La Escolania de Montserrat. There are numerous walking and climbing trails on the mountain, ranging from easy strolls to serious hikes. Each trail offers a different perspective on the surrounding landscape, dotted with small chapels and hermitages. 

If you'd rather not walk at all, then another option is to take one of the 2 rack railways or the cable car, which also provides stunning views of the area. After the morning in Montserrat, the tour heads to Penedès, a wine-growing region where you'll stop by the Cavas Codorníu winery to view the vast wine cellars and taste some of the wineries' renowned products. You'll tour the winery and see how this sparkling wine is produced, from pressing the grapes to fermentation in the vast cellars. No winery visit would be complete without a taste of the product, so at the end of the tour, you'll have a chance to try some of the best Cava the region produces.

Includes
  • Visit the famous Black Madonna
  • Listen to the Boy's Choir sing according to schedule
  • Transportation by air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Guide
  • Wine tour and tasting
  • Free time to discover the area on your own
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your guide directly at the local operator's office, opposite the outdoor café of the famous Palau de la Musica, which is just off Via Laietana. The exact office address is Carrer Palau de la Musica 1, 08003.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • It is compulsory to make a reservation to visit the Black Madonna and to see the Boys Choir. This can be done by yourself on the official website, with the link provided in the 'Information after booking', which you will receive.
  • Please make your reservation between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM for the Black Madonna, the choir is at a fixed time.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 77 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The tour with only 4 participants was certainly fine. The location of the monastery is fantastic and definitely worth seeing. Our 2 passengers were English speakers as was the entire tour. And they hogged the guide from start to finish and he didn't do anything about it so we couldn't even ask anything without breaking the flow. In addition, it is completely incomprehensible and a pity that no German tour is offered with so many German-speaking tourists. That's a big disadvantage. The wine tasting was great and of course they expect you to order something. All in all a great day and nice outing except for the company. It's a shame that Jordi let himself be taken over like that.

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October 2, 2022

Arnau was a good guide. We regret not having more time in Montserrat to be able to complete the trail and the gruta. They only had one cafeteria open with only one line even to get snacks or drinks. We did not have time to eat then. The winery tour was excellent. Being a small group was a plus.

September 21, 2022

We had an amazing time. Rod was a fantastic guide. He was interesting, fun, safe and gave us great advice in Montserrat. Great tour that brought us outside the city, a much needed break from the busy streets of Barcelona. Day trip was absolutely worth the time and money. Good job Rod!

May 27, 2022

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