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  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona
  4. Montserrat Monastery

Montserrat & Cava Wineries Day Trip from Barcelona w/ Pickup

Product ID: 61516
Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims on a day trip from Barcelona. Visit the sanctuary of Santa Maria de Montserrat in the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range, and see the shrine of the "Holy Grotto" before going to an ancient family run Premium Cava winery of 1385.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
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.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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 different cavas paired with local 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
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. Go inside the monastery to see its main attractions, including the Romanesque icon of the "Black Madonna" thought to date back to the 12th century. Get unparalleled views of the magical landscape, declared a national park in 1987.

Next, visit 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).

Then, head to Sant Sadurní d'Anoia in the heart of Catalonia's cava wine producing region and visit Premium Cava Winery, where the tradition of making sparkling wines date back almost 5 centuries. Visit the cellar and descent to the dungeons where the wine is secretly kept for several years. Learn by the hand of an expert viticultor on wine production and grapes growing. Taste 3 varieties of local wines and cavas paired with traditional cheeses and cold meats while enjoying great views of the Catalan countryside with the Montserrat mountain at 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.
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
What’s Not Included
  • Ticket to visit the Cava cellars and cava tasting (approximately €18)
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This is a small group tour
• A minimum of 2 people is required
• 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)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Andre picked us up at the hotel and to our fortune we were the only two people on the tour. Andre was very knowledgeable on the areas we visited as well as Barcelona. He was conversational and enjoyed spending the day with him. Montserrat was such a pretty place and it was a full house for the boys choir. Well worth the visit. We were running slightly late from lunch and thankfully Andre clearly had a great working relationship with Llopart who allowed us to start the tour once we arrived. Llopart was a breathtaking site and wonderful winery. Mario provided the tour and history and was so endearing making sure his translation came across. The tasting was a nice touch with a few snacks and chocolate. My husband does not drink however Mario provided non alcoholic beverages for him. Wonder place! We would highly recommend this tour.

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December 7, 2019

Nuria, our guide, was absolutely amazing. She gave us an experience that far surpassed our expectations. She was able to share with us history of everything we either stopped at or were passing by. She was such a genuine person that it made the experience that much more memorable. Everything we saw was absolutely stunning. I would recommend this tour to anyone going to Barcelona.

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August 16, 2019

Our tour guide, Luis, was awesome, but the tour was not all-inclusive and we ended up paying an extra fee to tour the cava winery. Also, despite emailing the company (Guillem/In & Out Barcelona Tours) a month in advance to confirm that there would be gluten free options available (I have Celiac), there was no note made in our reservation and there was next to nothing gluten free available for me to eat in Montserrat.

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October 14, 2019

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In Out Barcelona Tours

Product ID: 61516