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Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch

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icon7 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Marvel over Montserrat, and then enjoy tapas and wine on this full-day, small-group tour from Barcelona. Ride the cogwheel train to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat, admire views over the Catalan countryside, and sample local treats such as coca de Montserrat and Montserrat liquor. Next, head to the Oller del Mas château, where you can tour the wine cellar, stroll the vineyards, and indulge in an expert-led winetasting. Finally, choose to dig into a delicious tapas brunch at the château, or enjoy a 3-course meal at a local restaurant.
  • Choose between a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant or a delicious tapas brunch
  • Ride the cogwheel train to the mountaintop at Montserrat Monastery
  • Taste organic wines at the Oller del Mas château
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a personalized experience
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Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned shared bus
Local English-speaking tour guide
Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery
Regional tapas lunch with dessert (tapas option only)
Multi-course meal with wine (lunch option only)
Visit a boutique winery
Three wine tasting
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Tips and gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Pl. de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Please meet your guide in front of the  Hard Rock Café at the above address. Look for someone holding a  bright pink umbrella.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour leaves from Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café) – look for the pink umbrella.
  • The tour departs at 10:00 am (meet strictly at 9:45 am).
  • There is a limit of 16 people per guide, although transportation will be shared with other groups.
  • 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. We advise bringing water, especially in the summer season.  
  • Infants aged 3 or less may join the tour free of charge, but note that no car seat or meals are provided.
  • If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board!
  • We cater for any dietary allergies or restrictions – no need to warn us beforehand.
  • We work daily with different low-production, family-owned boutique wineries. Due to logistic reasons, you might visit another cellar instead of Oller del Mas.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Our company is composed of a deeply committed team of people. We are working hard in our team, and with all our partners, to be up to the current circumstances. When operating, all our services will abide by all health and security policies issued by the competent administrations. Our top priority is and will be ensuring a safe environment for all our customers and our team.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The tour is led in English
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Castlexperience Wine Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Taking this tour leaving Barcelona at 10 am and getting up to the Monastery at 11:30 - 12:00 in tourist season will not allow you time." See review
  • "Do note that there is only ONE winery visited and you get around 4 half-glasses so it's not that much of a tasting exactly." See review
  • "We usually avoid large group tours, but this tour keeps the group size small enough to enjoy." See review

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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We had a Great time with...
Isabel_B
, Sep 2021
We had a Great time with our guide Luis, he makes the trip very entertained. One wine testing included; food and wine was good.
star-4
Essential Outing
michelle_g
, Sep 2021
Pol is an excellent guide with rich knowledge on Montserrat and the region’s wine. The food was excellent but served warm. The area is beautiful. The Ollers del Mas was amazingly beautiful with both history and modernization. Don’t skip this, it’s an exceptional experience.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
¡Hola! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We’re very happy to see you enjoyed Pol’s tour and knowledge :) Beautiful places + interesting history + local food + great company = a perfect day! Not a bad combination, right? We’re very happy to read your recommendation and honest opinion:)
star-5
History of Montserrat
Elisa_B
, Sep 2021
Our guide Pol was exceptional. Very informative and comical. He made the whole trip come to life with his knowledge of history. Would definitely recommend this trip.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
¡Hola! Pol will love to know how much you enjoyed his tour! The activities of our tours are meant to be enjoyable, fun and informative! Nature, history and wine make the perfect recipe for a great day :) And even greater if we add the company of awesome guides like Pol! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!
star-5
Great experience tour.
Francesca_C
, Sep 2021
Our tour David is very nice and helpful. Upon arrival in cogwheel train to that we take us the Abby of Montserrat David explain to us what we are about to see inside the Basilica. Also give us a little bit of a history on the buildings before entering the church. And on our lunch he explain to us what we’re eating and what type of wine that would best suit for the meal that we’re about to have. After our meal we walk in the vineyard and David told us the little history on the current owner of the Vineyard. I would recommend David as a tour guide to anybody who would go and visit Montserrat and do winetasting.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
¡Hola! Thank you for you kind recommendation! David will be glad to see how much you enjoyed his tour :) Castlexperience’s formula is meant to offer a fun and informative experience while enjoying a day away of the busy Barcelona! Nature, history, wine and food are the perfect combination to learn some cool & funny things about our culture that can’t be found in the city :) Thank you for joining us!
star-5
Excellent tour
Josh
, Sep 2021
We had a fantastic time on the Montserrat tour. Our guide Aurora was very knowledgeable and humorous. You can see beautiful views from the monastery. The vineyard, Oller del Mas, was also a delight. Great wines on a great property. Overall, the whole tour exceeded our expectations.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
¡Hola, Josh! Thank youso much for taking the time to write a review! Aurora will love to know how much you enjoyed her tour :) Discovering the local culture of a place through its wines and gastronomy is a great way of getting in touch with the local culture! Visiting new places is awesome, but experiencing them is even better :) Especially with a knowledgeable and funny guide as Aurora! Thank you for sharing your thoughs on the tour!
star-5
Luis hosted the best tour I’ve taken in Europe!
Jessica_Y
, Sep 2021
I took this tour and I honestly cannot express how much I recommend it. Our tour guide was Luis and he was absolutely fabulous! Not only was he extremely knowledgeable and answered any questions, but he was fun and sociable - making a group of strangers feel very at ease. I went for the dinner option and it was amazing. Monserrat was beautiful and of course the wine tasting was great as well! If you have a chance you HAVE to check out this tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Wow...! Thank you soooo much for this review, Jessica! This is one of the best reviews ever!! Luis will be very happy to know how much you enjoyed his tour :) Truth is we are very lucky to count with Luis as part of the team. As you said, he is very knowledgeable, and his sense of humor and great energy are contagious! We are very proud to say Castlexperience’s guides are the best of the best! What makes the difference is not how much they know (which, by the way, is a lot), but how much they love to share it! Their enthusiasm for our culture and their friendly and funny personality are the best asset to our tours. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us :)
star-5
Excellent way to spend a day
Alfred_C
, Sep 2021
We had a very nice time. Learned a lot from the tour guide. Aurora was very knowledgeable and kept things very interesting. The wine tasting and tapas was a pleasant ending. I would recommend it to all
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
¡Hola, Alfred! Thank you sooooooo much for your lovely words, Aurora will be very happy to know how much you enjoyed her tour :) Truth is we are very lucky to count with Aurora as part of the team. She is very passionate about what she does. And her sense of humor and great energy are contagious! Thank you for recommending us!
star-5
Montserrat monastery, Wine and Tapas guided Tour
Moses_B
, Sep 2021
Excellent trip and guide. The history lessons were excellent and helped you appreciate the culture and rich history of this part of Catalan and The Monastery. The wine and tapas in the castle was excellent. 5 out or 5 from me. Definitely recommended.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
¡Hola! Thank you for your lovely comments! We love to read how much you enjoyed your tour! The activities of our tours are meant to be enjoyable, fun and informative! Nature, history and wine make the perfect recipe for a great day :) And even greater if we add the company of awesome guides! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!
star-5
Luis is the best guide!
Corry_Jaime
, Sep 2021
amazing guide Luis! thank you so much! you did a fantastic job. we had so much fun and learnt a lot and laughed a lot!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi there! Thank you for stopping by! Luis will love to read your kind words :) Truth is we are very lucky to count with the best guiding team ever! Castlexperience’s guides are very knowledgeable and they are always happy to answer all your questions. But the most special thing about them is the passion and enthusiasm they share for our culture, history and wine! We really appreciate having the opportunity to do what we love! Many thanks for choosing our tours :)
star-5
Beautiful day in the mountains near Barcelona
Allison_S
, Sep 2021
We had a great time with Borja and the group yesterday. It is a super long day but worth it. Montserrat is a gorgeous mountain town with the basilica and monastery built right in the middle. The history was beautiful and the short hike out to the cross of San Miguel was so worth it. We did the lunch but I recommend the tapas route which is slightly shorter and the lunch food wasn’t all that impressive. The wine tour was great, we were able to taste from the organic winery Oller del Mas (family owned) and enjoy the fabulous views. It was a great day and I would definitely recommend.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Allison! it looks like everything went great on your tour! Borja will be happy to read it :) Visiting Montserrat is a beautiful experience, but the second part of the tour, a.k.a. The Wine, doesn’t sound bad at all, right? Spain has a long history of winemaking, and each area has its own particularities so it is very interesting getting to discover some of them and really appreciate the differences between them! Althoguh knowing about local wine is cool, tasting it and experiencing all you’ve learned is even cooler! You’re right, the full day tour, the one you booked, offers a three course meal lunch in the property's restaurant! But if you want to arrive to Barcelona earlier, the wine tastings on our half day tours are accompanied by some light tapas to pair the wines. All the products we use for the tapas are local, and some come from nearby farms! Thank you for choosing our tours!

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