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Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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.
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Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
Local English-speaking guide
Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery (1 hour)
Half an hour free time at Montserrat
Guided visit to a boutique winery
Three wine tasting
Cold tapas lunch with dessert
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Pl. de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Please meet your guide by the Hard Rock Café (Plaza Catalunya, 21). Look for someone holding a bright pink umbrella.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Abbey of Montserrat
As you look through the window, the sun hides behind the silhouette of Montserrat massif, outlining its contour against the sky. In between its peaks mysteries, legends and myths dwell in its rocks and caves. Your imagination plays with all the stories and folklore you have heard and seen from its heights. You have contemplated the Catalan lands extending before you; you have learnt about the centuries that have happened in it. Moors, Christians, castles, battles and noblemen. All these stories exudate from the old stones of the long-ago-fortified houses of the region. In there now, like history, vines sink their roots deep in the dry clayish soil. This, in return, contributes to the result of generations of hard work: unique wines that speak of passion, history and tradition. This whole new universe of local flavors still lingers in your mind and, before you realize, it takes you to the world of dreams on your trip back to Barcelona. What an unforgettable morning.
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Castlexperience - Wine Tours
Bringing Catalan culture, gastronomy and wine to travellers visiting Barcelona through a new concept of tourism experience. We offer excursions to iconic cultural sites combined with a visit and wine tasting in high-quality family-run wineries. In only six years, Castlexperience has become the top wine tour company in Europe thanks to a strong team, a guaranteed client satisfaction commitment, and a constant strive for providing a top-quality service.
Stop At:  
Abadia de Montserrat
Enjoy a guided tour in Montserrat and visit all the highlights of the monastery by the hand of your local tour guide. You will then enjoy some free time to a palate some traditional foods made by Montserrat monks or farmers, as well as soaking in this special place where nature, culture and spirituality meet. Meet your tour guide again to get on board for the second part of the tour. Oller del Mas cellar awaits!
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Oller del Mas
Oller del Mas is not a common winery – its superb ecological wines have earned plenty of awards in the recent years. In fact, one of its wines won the “Best Wine in Catalonia” award in 2018. But the cellar is not only special for its wines. You will take a stroll by the vineyards, learn how the wine is made, and discover all of its secrets. *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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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.
  • Meet strictly 15 minutes before your departure time.
  • There is a limit of 16 people per guide, although transportation will be shared with other groups.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to modify the order of the sites visited if considered necessary.
  • 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.
  • Montserrat is a Natural Park a very highlighted cultural destination that can't be entirely explored in a single tour. Your experience includes some free time in Montserrat. If you would like to spend extra time in Montserrat, please check with your guide upon arrival.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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 Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines?
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
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines?
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 Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines.

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Excellent host Marta
Ron_R
, Sep 2021
Marta was an excellent host. She has a great command of English, knows her facts, and obviously loves her job.
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Amazing experience
Kat_M
, Sep 2021
Marta is an INCREDIBLE guide. Probably the best I’ve ever had. I went solo and had a blast. Highly recommend.
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Ideal wine tour
BOGDANA_P
, Sep 2021
Jordi was a great tour guide! He is very friendly and personable, and had lots of interesting facts to share about Montserrat. We had a great time and highly recommend! Also special shout-out to Tony, who gave one of the most animated overviews of Barcelona’s history.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello! Thank you for your recommendation! Jordi will love to know how much fun you had with his tour :) All Castlexperience’s guides are locals and they love the city, its history and its culture :) So spending a day with them or a bus ride as you did with Toni, it is a great way of getting in touch with the real local way of life! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the tour!
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Great time!
Toby_M
, Sep 2021
My wife and I enjoyed the trip to Monserrat. Beautiful views, air conditioned bus, great explanation by our tour guide David. After our trip to Monserrat we visited a winery. Enjoyed the tapas and wine. Great day!!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
¡Hola, Toby! Looks like you thoroughly enjoyed the tour with David! He will love to read how much you liked it :) Montserrat never disappoints! And after discovering one of the most amazing places of our region, having a local tapas lunch with local wine and in great company doesn’t sound bad at all, right? We’re very happy you enjoyed it that much :) Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!
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Very highly recommended
Dany_E
, Sep 2021
Excellent blend of cultural experiences starting with an amazing monastery in a unique setting and ending in a 1000 years old Winery. Lots of history…Time flew by because of how much we were enjoying it and the guides rock especially Aurora
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
¡Hola, Dany! Thank you soo much for your review! Aurora will be happy to know how much you enjoyed the tour! Montserrat’s history is very important in the local culture. It goes back to many centuries ago, and it is still alive nowadays. Kings, queens, popes and a whole region have been honoring this mountain, its church and its Virgin for a millennium! And Aurora, as all the guides, knows all about it :) We’re happy to read how much you enjoyed the winery part of the tour! That little familiar cellar is a gem, right? It is in such an amazing enviroment…the vineyards, the forest, the serrated Montserrat… simply amazing! But the most interesting part of this winery is its history! Thank you for choosing our tours!
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Great tour!! Would...
Angela_A
, Sep 2021
Great tour!! Would recommend it Andi our guide was very informative and a good sense of humor. He had very good suggestions to do on our free time. The wine and tapas was delicious !
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Angela! What a nice review! Toni will love to read your kind words :) Castlexperience’s guides have some traits in common: they are knowledgeable, they are funny, passionate, and locals! Their enthusiasm for what they do is contagious! And their way of explaining our history is very funny and easygoing. You will never get bored being around them! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us!
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Must do tour!
Mike_G
, Sep 2021
This trip was amazing! The monastery was beautiful sitting atop a mountain side. The wine tasting and tapas was a great way to end the tour. Jordi was our tour guide and he was extremely knowledgeable, funny and down to earth!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Mike! It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed the tour! Jordi will be happy to know how much fun you had with him :) Visiting a new place and discovering a new culture is always very interesting. But adding a funny and knowledgeable local guide makes the experience a hundred times better :) But, as you said, there is no better way of ending the day that with wine and tapas ;) Thank you for posting!
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Beautiful Day at Montserrat- Vineyard tour ok
Allison_S
, Aug 2021
I loved the tour of Montserrat. Pol was an amazing tour guide, he was so knowledgeable and kind. I had been to Montserrat with my mom when I was 4 years old. It was nice to go back with her now that I am older :) The actual vineyard is beautiful however the vineyard tour just seemed a bit curated and for show. I have been to vineyards and wine tastings before. The room was a very hot when we were eating our small tapas. I did love the a couple of the wines. It felt like this was a vineyard where they specifically take tourists. The area where they make the wine looked as if everything was placed carefully so it seemed like it was an active functioning place where they make the wine but it didn't seem that way to me(just my opinion). All in all though it was a nice day and we met amazing people in our small group. Pol, thank you for the day and I know he works hard to please the guests.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Allison! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! Pol will love to read how much you enjoyed his tour :) It is great to know you enjoyed the visit to Montserrat that much! Thank you for sharing with us that special day with your mom :) Regarding the winery part of the tour, we are sorry it didn’t live up to your expectations! The winery and the whole property underwent a complete renovation just before the pandemic. Despite being an antique property with centuries belonging to the same family, the current owners are commited to a new project based on sustainability and the protection of the biodiversity of their land by promoting a new way of tourism. They are trying to reduce their carbon footprint through their organic wines as well as through the new buildings, which are energized by renewable energy. The truth is that their main visitors are local people from nearby towns and we are the only company that visit the winery due to our close relationship with them. However, we really appreciate your honest comments and I am sure the winery will do as well. Overall, we are happy to read you had a great day with Pol and we really appreciate your recommendation! Thanks again!
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Fun and interesting
James_W
, Aug 2021
Our guid Luis was amazingly funny and full of information not only about his culture about the wine as well. Kept us entertained and more than our needs met very very worth the tour in ways that doesn’t have words for!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
¡Hola! What a nice review!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! Luis will love to read how much you enjoyed his tour :) Castlexperience’s tours are designed to be dynamic, entertaining and relaxed. We believe it is very important to find the right balance between giving the right information and having fun to really enjoy a tour. And we count with the most knowledgeable and friendliest guides so… mission accomplished! We’re very happy to know you had such a great time in our tour! We are honored to read such beautiful words about Luis. Many thanks for recommending us :)
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A really great day! Beautiful views!
Blake
, Aug 2021
A truly enjoyable experience. Our guide, Pol, was very knowledgeable about Barcelona, Montserrat, and the winery. The views were amazing. There’s also a bunch of fresh cheese vendors at Montserrat for any cheese lovers out there. The wine was delicious. Super cool boutique winery. We highly recommend this tour! Do it!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
¡Hola! Wow, thank you for your recommendation!! Pol will love to see it :) One of the best things to do when traveling is trying fun and local experiences that make us discover curiosities and cool facts of the place we’re visiting. Oh! And wine ;) And that is exactly what you can find in our tours! Beautiful sites, interesting history, local gastronomy, local wine and the best guides ever! They all make the best combination to spend a fantastic day away of the city :) Thank you for stopping by!
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