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Barcelona: Montserrat Tour, Monastery & Optional Wine/Lunch

1. Barcelona: Montserrat Tour, Monastery & Optional Wine/Lunch

Experience an unforgettable guided group tour to Montserrat, Catalonia's most famous mountain range. Take in the beauty of its natural rolling landscape and discover the history and traditions of its medieval monastery. After your bus journey from Barcelona, board the cogwheel train up to the monastery and admire the beautiful nature and iconic multi-peaked mountain range of Montserrat. Once at the monastery, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical center of the complex.  Learn about the rich history of the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, an 11th-century monastery that still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. Entry to the monastery is included in the tour price. Use the allotted free time to wander freely and visit the famous Black Madonna and see paintings by Picasso, El Greco, and Dali at the Montserrat Museum. During your free time, you can also ride the funicular train up the side of the mountain to get even better viewpoints of the monastery.  Travelers who booked the half-day tour option will return to Barcelona after the visit to Montserrat. If you chose a full-day tour option, you'll continue toward a beautiful boutique winery. Arrive at the winery and, depending on the food option you booked, enjoy a light tapas or multi-course lunch. Admire amazing views of the winery and Montserrat mountains as you feast on traditional foods of the region. After your meal, wander around the vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, and enjoy a wine tasting session, before traveling back to Barcelona.

Montserrat: Cable Car Ticket

2. Montserrat: Cable Car Ticket

Enjoy direct access to the Montserrat cable car and discover Montserrat from the sky with a unique view of the mountain. Find tickets that suit your plans with options to depart in each direction, or take the cable car both ways. Marvel at panoramic views of the rugged Catalan countryside. Journey to the Benedictine Abbey of Santa María de Montserrat and its famous statue of the Virgin of Montserrat without having to climb. Cable up the mountain in safety, as Aeri de Montserrat has had technical improvements to ensure it is a safe facility. 

Tot Montserrat: Transport, Museum Tickets, and Lunch

3. Tot Montserrat: Transport, Museum Tickets, and Lunch

Take advantage of the combined ticket to Montserrat and get a range of exclusivities from transport, gastronomy, and culture. Montserrat is an area of breathtaking natural beauty just outside of Barcelona. With a unique natural park, one of the country's most important museums, and the site of the Holy Shrine dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat, a visit to Montserrat should not be missed. The Tot Montserrat ticket includes travel on the Barcelona metro, return train ticket to Monistrol de Montserrat and back from Playa Espanya, the rack railway or the cable car of Montserrat, and unlimited use the Santa Cova funicular. At Santa Cova you can see the very location where the Virgin of Montserrat is said to have appeared. Other perks of this ticket include free admission into the Audiovisual Gallery which takes you on a tour of the interior of the Benedictine monastery. You will also get access to the Museo de Montserrat to see works by Dali, El Greco, Miró, Picasso, and Tàpies. Finally, dine on an exquisite lunch featuring typical Catalan dishes at the restaurant on Montserrat.

Montserrat Monastery: Guided Tour with Early Access

4. Montserrat Monastery: Guided Tour with Early Access

Upon arrival at the monastery, northwest of the city, learn about the lives of the monks in the monastery and sacred mountain. Visit the Museu de Montserrat and see a collection of artifacts that range from Egyptian mummies to canvasses by Picasso. Although much of the collection was lost in the Napoleonic War, the museum continued to add to its collection and the museum is now home to important works of 20th-century Catalan art. See archaeological finds from Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and Palestine. Admire old paintings from the 13th to 18th centuries by artists such as Morales, El Greco, and Caravaggio. Fall in love with the Renaissance architecture of the 16th-century basilica. Go to the atrium and sacristy, and see the permanent collection of images of the Virgin Mary. If you book the option that includes entrance to the Monastery you will enjoy a liquor tasting.

From Barcelona: Montserrat, Organic Winery Private Tour

5. From Barcelona: Montserrat, Organic Winery Private Tour

Get picked up at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona and head straight to Montserrat in private transport, approximately an hour's drive away. Once at the top, your guide will take you on a walking tour through the monastery explaining the geological formation of the mountain and the history of the virgin, Black Madonna. Visit the church, where you can attend a mass and enjoy the beautiful interior design, and see the unique chapels accompanied by your guide. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the museum which houses one of the most incredible collections of art in Catalonia, complete with sculptures, drawings, and paintings. Here, you'll see pieces from Picasso, Dali, Caravaggio, Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Rusiñol, and Pisarro - to name a few. You'll enjoy the stunning views and the unique landscape of the area and then have time to sample and purchase the well-known cheeses and honey from Montserrat in the market. You continue on to a local restaurant where you'll have a marvelous three-course meal taking pleasure in the exclusive gastronomy of the area. Have a complimentary glass of Cava, Catalan Champagne. Next, your guide will take you to have an unforgettable experience in a small production family-owned winery where you'll learn all about the process of wine production from the vineyards to the table. With your guide, you'll listen to a specialized enologist who will immerse you in this magical world of wine. You'll have a private tasting of different local grape varieties like Macabeu, Xerello, and Parellada amongst others from other countries.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Private Tour with Priority Access

6. From Barcelona: Montserrat Private Tour with Priority Access

Travel from Barcelona to the town of Monistrol, which is situated at the base of the Montserrat mountain, with your own private guide. Ride a cable car to the summit of the mountain. Hear about the history and significance of the area and take in some great views. Get picked up from your accommodation in Barcelona. Head off to tour the main structures of the medieval monastery of Montserrat, which date back to the 11th century. Discover the impressive Basilica of Montserrat and enjoy skip-the-line access to the iconic Black Madonna, the most revered virgin in Catalonia. Alongside a private guide and group, discover the Natural Park of Montserrat and the Medieval Monastery of Montserrat. Take in the views from the Plaza de los Apóstoles Viewpoint and Choir Walkway. Finally, check out Plaza Abat Oliba and hear about its history.

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What people are saying about Monistrol de Montserrat

Superb day very well organized! Departure in a small group with a guide. We were with Toni, great guide! You can feel the passion in what he does! The guided tour is the perfect length, covers the essentials with the ability to ask questions at will! For people who like to have free time it was ideal! Good tips to make the most of our free time. The only downside was the insufficient air conditioning in the transport on the way back… it was 35 degrees the day of our excursion! But it's quickly forgotten thinking back to the good times of that day! The meal at the vineyard was very good, we expected tapas but it was more like a 3-course meal, chicken leg. Very good! We recommend!

An amazing, stress-free trip in the middle of our stay in Barcelona. Amazing views, eats, and wine. Our guide, Anays, was an encyclopedia of local knowledge, but also hilarious. We knew nothing about Monserrat, little about Catalonia, and wildly incorrect information about wine before our trip, and learned so much while having a great time. I would recommend this full day-trip to anyone in the area.

This was such an incredibly well organised trip! Everything went super smoothly and on time. Our guide Marcel was the best guide one can have, sharing his knowledge about the local customs, history and traditions. He fully engaged with the group and kept us entertained! From Montserrat you have a beautiful view and the wine tasting is in truly unique location. Thanks for a perfect day!

Fantastic tour and our guide Anays was fab, as she gave us a lot of information in an easy to understand fashion while being super helpful and fun and funny!! The wine tasting in the castle of the family vineyard was lovely as well and once again Anays, shined with her great and helpful commentary. I really wish more tours were this great!!

The tour was very nice and our tour guide Marcel conveyed everything very pleasantly. Lunch and wine tasting were also very nice.