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Explore one of the cornerstones of Catalan culture and history on this small-group tour to Montserrat. See the Montserrat Monastery, home to the famous "Black Madonna," and then follow a guide through the vineyards of Oller del Mas, a winery housed in a 10th-century castle. Descend into the cellars to learn about the production methods, and sample signature wines alongside a cold tapas lunch with dessert.
Montserrat wine-tasting tour from Barcelona with a guide
Taste exquisite wines and learn about the winemaking process
Cold tapas lunch with dessert included
Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Sip organic wines, not just Cava, on this small-group Montserrat and boutique winery tour.
Meet your guide in central Barcelona and relax during the scenic journey to Montserrat.
Travel first to the Montserrat Monastery, located just outside central Barcelona. Montserrat is considered to be the cornerstone of Catalan culture, history, nature, and spirituality. Learn more about the area from your guide as you tour the atrium and the Basilica, inside of which sits the "Black Madonna." You also see the 15th-century cloister and Santa Maria square.
Continue to Oller de Mas, a 10th-century castle now home to a successful winery. Walk through the vineyards alongside your guide, and then tour the barrel room and production area to discover more about manufacturing methods.
At the end of the tour, sample fine Spanish wines, complemented by a selection of tapas with dessert. As you taste, your tour guide reveals the secrets behind the wine.
After a relaxing day of wine and sightseeing, return to Barcelona in the afternoon.
"It is easy for missing your group because of the crowds of tourists!" See review
"The coach bus is very comfy but make sure to sit up front if you get motion sick, the roads are very winding." See review
"Wow,this tour was great, but I recommend to take it on summer, because it can get cold and rainy and you won't enjoy as much, unless you like this type of climate." See review
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Mar 2020
Out trip to Montserrat was extremely pleasurable. Our guide Ain, was knowledgable of the Montserrat monastery and its history. The winery and tapas experience was very good, and we had a small group due the Covid 19 scare. It was like we had a private tour and tasting.
Thank you for taking the time to write your experience :)
Aina will be very glad to read how much you enjoyed your tour with her! The truth is all our guides have a special talent to share all their knowledge in a very entertaining way :)
It is true that during the weeks that follow the Covid19 outbreak, we took some safety meassures such as smaller groups. But we always try to keep our groups small, they usually are of a maximum of 16 people because this way it is possible to create a friendly environment where everyone can feel comfortable :)
Thank you for trusting our experiences!
Our tour was perfect. Jordi gave us the perfect amount of information for each part of the tour.
The time allowed for each part of the tour was planned in such a way that we were not rushed but felt that each experence was complete. Our tour was combined with three other groups and we got to meet three other guides that were also well prepared, with their knowledge of all the tour stops as well as the english language.
It looks like everything went great on your tour! Jordi will be glad to know it :)
When designing our tours, there is something we never leave room for and that is boredom! Castlexperience’s tours are dynamic, easygoing and entertainging!
The guides have a special talent to explain all they know (which is quite a lot) in a funny and light way, which makes the tour and their explanations very easy to follow and understand. History can be fun, especially when there is wine involved ;)
Thank you for stopping by!
It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Dani will love to know it :)
During the free time in Montserrat there are many cool activities to do, and it is a good idea to ask your guide for recommendations in order to make the most out of your visit to the mountain! Hiking is a very cool thing to do, and Saint Michael’s Cross is one of our favorite hikes. The trail is not very steep, but yes, it is a bit tiring. Although the views are absolutely worth it, right?
After some time wandering around the mountain, sampling some nice wines paired with tapas sounds like the perfect plan to recharge our batteries!
Thank you so much for joining our crew :)
Thank you for your response! It looks like you enjoyed the tour with Pep, he is an amazing tour guide, isn’t he? His passion and enthusiasm are very contagious, as well as his knowledge in local culture and gastronomy!
Truth is we take good care of tours, likewise with our guides. All of them are nicely and fully prepared to make you laugh while you spend an amazing day in the mountain and in the cellar. And along the way, they will explain you interesting things about heritage and local gastronomy! They will make your trip a day to remember!
Thank you for passing by!
We had such a lovely day in Montserrat. Our tour guide was excellent and engaging from start to finish. The tour offers a nice balance of guided time and time when you are allowed to walk around on your own. Would recommend to anyone visiting Barcelona and wanting to get out of the city.
It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed the tour! We’re very happy about it :)
Truth is when we design our tours, we try to offer balanced and dynamic experiences suitable for every traveler. As we know not everyone has the same interests when visiting a place, we always include some free time for every person in the group to explore the place on their own! Half day tours offer around 1-1.5 hours of free time, and full day tours about 2.5 hours.
Montserrat is only one hour away from Barcelona, but thanks to the beauty and peace of the mountain, it is hard to think of having a city so close. So yes, it is a great option to spend the day away of the city but still be in touch with the local culture :)
Thanks for recommending!
Hi there! :)
Thank you for posting! Max will love to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us!
We are very happy that you mentioned our wine tasting and tapas. We try to make our best to bring local products to you. And wine and tapas are a very distinctive feature of our culture. We take great care of our products, being all them seasonal and carefully picked to bring the best quality possible. Particularly the wine, we choose ours partners cautiously, and Oller del Mas combines the history of more than a thousand years together with the local production of grapes, and therefore, wine!
We are very happy that you enjoyed the tour, thank you very much to join us!
Great tour and fun bunch of guides. The mixture of activities and respective times allocated are well balanced. The guys speak good English - Rubi was my guide - super helpful, friendly. The vineyard is a special treat - can only recommend this. Thank you
It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Rubí will love to know that :)
Our tours are designed to be a dynamic and complete experience to get in touch with the local culture and the catalan countryside! History, food, wine and beautiful views get mixed in a very funny and easygoing excursion :)
Thank you so much for recommending us!
Thank you for stopping by! Luis will be happy to know how much you enjoyed the tour :)
Castlexperience’s tours combine beautiful places, interesting history, good food, great wine and the best guides ever to offer a relaxed, informative and funny experience away of the city!
Following this combination we’ve recently started a new tour, the ‘Unknown Gaudí, Tapas & Cava Winery”. It visits one of Gaudí’s most beautiful creations outside Barcelona and finishes with the tasting of a very local and delicious sparkling wine, cava! We’d love to see you soon and welcome you in our new tour :)
Thank you so much for stopping by! Silvia will be glad to know how much you enjoyed her guiding skills!
We want all of you to discover the beauty of our region, history and wine, and the guides are very committed to it! So, as Silvia did, they go out of their way to ensure you enjoy the day! In the end, Castlexperience’s tours are meant to be experiences and not just visits :)
Many thanks for choosing us!
We had a wonderful time on this tour. It was a great, relaxing way to spend the day in Montserrat. We were lucky based on the time of year (end of February) in that it wasn’t busy so we moved quickly through the viewing of the Black Madonna and the tour of the monastery. Because of this we actually had about 70 minutes of free time - enough to browse the art museum and do a liquor tasting (both recommended if time allows). The winery was beautiful and the cold tapas lunch was actually really good. Our tour guide Aina was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable about both Montserrat and it’s history as well as the wines and wine making in the region. A great day!
Thank you for joining our crew! Aina wil be very happy to know how much you enjoyed her tour :)
We see you chose our shortest half day tour! This tour offers around 1-1.15 hours of free time in Montserrat, not as much as full day tours, but still more than enough to explore a bit on your own. Like you did! You really made the most out of your free time in the mountain visiting the museum and tasting the liquors :)
The tasting is usually the last part of the tour. After visiting the winery and the vineyards we sample 3 different wines fully produced (even bottled) at the winery. In half day tours, these tastings are paired with some light tapas made with local products. It is a great way to finish the tour right before heading back to Barcelona!
Thank you so much for choosing our tours!