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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
  • The tour is led in English.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Castlexperience Wine Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips


  • "if You are into Religious Pilgrimage, this tour can be of very high value indeed, due the presence of the called Black Mary statue, within the Basilica of MontSerrat." See review
  • "Easy to find the tour meeting place in the square!" See review
  • "Montserrat is stunning and the walk to the cross is recommended (although tiring!" See review

Reviews

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1,165 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great tour
Elizabeth_B
, Oct 2021
Beautiful experience; wish we had had more time there. Tour guide was great and gave good information
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello! It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed the tour! We are happy to read what a wonderful time you had on tour with us :) Visiting a new place and discovering a new culture is always very interesting. But adding a funny and knowledgeable local guide to it, makes the experience a hundred times better :) We completely undertand your wishes to have more time there. We always say that we could spend days in Montserrat without getting bored. There are so many things to do there! But, there is always time to come back ;) Thank you for posting!
star-5
Wonderful Day
Lauren_B
, Oct 2021
Pol our guide, was great. Very knowledgeable about both Monserrat and the Vineyard. The wine and tapas lunch was very good . Wine was delicious. Monastery was absolutely gorgeous. Views were amazing . Highly recommend this tour .
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
¡Hola, Lauren! What a nice review!! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! Pol 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! The rhythm of the tour doesn’t include time to get bored, but it includes some free time for everyone to explore Montserrat on their own before heading to the winery! The wine part is not a bad way to finish the tour, right? Firstly, we do a visit around the winery, and the guides explain the traits and particularities of the D.O. as well as the highlights of this very special cellar. And after that, it is time to taste the wines! We’re very happy to know you had such a great time in our tour! Many thanks for recommending us :)
star-4
A unique day trip that you will surely enjoy.
Anita_Z
, Oct 2021
Montserrat is a unique and special place. I enjoyed getting to know a few of my fellow travelers and meeting our wonderful guide, Toni, who was charming and approachable. There was ample time to visit the basilica, take a short hike and buy some local produce. The tour to the winery for tastings and tapas was a wonderful addition to the day and something I hope to remember for a long time. Gracias, Toni and Viator!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
¡Hola, Anita! Thank you so much for recommending us! It looks like you thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Toni :) In Castlexperience we believe there is a way more important to experience a place, than just visiting it. So, for us, the tours are not about sharing information, but about sharing the love for our culture :) And wine…don’t ever forget the wine. Thank you SO much for joining us!!
star-5
Varied,fun, knowledgeable, and tasty.
Michele_B
, Oct 2021
Learning the background of the Catalanes. The entrance to Montserrat and the wine tour. The wi es are amazing our tour guide was knowledgeable, thoughtful and made the trip worthwhile.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello! Many thanks for your recommendation :) Our guides will love to read it! Truth is we are very lucky to count with all of them. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. Combining beautiful places full of history with local tapas and wine plus constant amazing views, doesn’t sound bad at all, right? We believe one of the keys to make this experience great is through the balance of culture, gastronomy and fun! And there is always room for wine! Thank you for joining us and for your recommendation :)
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Monserrat and winery tour
Nicole_K
, Oct 2021
The tour was amazing! Marta was a GREAT guide with a great personality. My friend got bus sick and Marta provided her with a bag with stuff that could possibly help her feel better and made sure we had front of the bus seats. At both Monserrat and at the winery there was ample free time to look around as well. I would 10/10 recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
¡Hola, Nicole! Many thanks for your comment! Marta will be glad to know how much you enjoyed her tour :) Beautiful places, great wine and local food are a great combo for a relaxing day out! Especially with the company of knowledgeable and amazing guides like Marta, right? Thank you for choosing our tours :)
star-5
Beautiful views and charming winiery.
Diane_W
, Oct 2021
Great trip up to Monserrat and wine tasting at boutique winery! Loved the scenery and our tour guide Aurora was fantastic! Highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Heeello! Thank you so much for your comment :) Our whole team will be glad to see how much you enjoyed the day with us, especially Aurora! We are sure she will love to see your comments about her! It looks like everything went great on your tour! Truth is the views from Montserrat as well as the winery are an absolute spectacle! Thank you for joining us!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
An unforgettable day!!
David_C
, Oct 2021
A fantastic tour with a very experienced, friendly, humorous, and helpful guide. The monastery is a must see experience and the lunch with a wine tasting just added to a great, unforgettable experience. Highly recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi David! Thank you for stopping by! Our guides will love to know how much you liked the tour :) Truth is the combination of beautiful places, history, food and wine sounds quite convincing, right? Castlexperience’s tours are the perfect chance to discover some cool facts of the local culture that are not easy to find in the city, while enjoying amazing views, learning interesting stories and tasting great local wines! It is great you enjoyed it so much :)
star-5
Fascinating tour -excellent guides
peichele
, Oct 2021
Merak and Tony were very entertaining and knowledgeable during the bus ride. Metal was the guide for our group, and we couldn’t have been happier. He is very warm, helpful and accommodating and kept the group together and on time, without being demanding. It was a foggy and rainy day, but Merak described the views so expertly we could almost see them. Also enjoyed his expertise as he explained the wine making and tapas at the winery. Great tapas, by the way! The basilica was the most impressive of all that we’ve seen in our travels around Europe.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
¡Hola! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! Merak and Toni will be happy to read how much you enjoyed it :) We are happy to read that you had a great day in Montserrat and the winery with Merak despite the weather :) It is great to know you enjoyed Montserrat and its basilica so much! Montserrat has been such an important place for our region ever since its construction and it is quite impressive indeed. As you mentioned, this tour includes a light tapas lunch to pair the wine tasting. Tastings are meant to be informative, but also funny and entertaining! Tasty food and delicious wine in the company of some nice fellow travelers can’t do no harm, right? Many thanks for sharing your experience with us!
star-5
History and wine!
Melissa_T
, Oct 2021
The monastery is nestled way up in a mountain and not only has history, but great views. The winery was a nice surprise! Founded in 964, it, too, had a ton of history. David was a wonderful guide!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Bon dia, Melissa! Thank you so much for recommending our tours! David will love to know much fun you had with him :) Spending a day away of the city, in touch with nature and enjoying the views and a winery is not a bad plan at all, right? Especially, as you said, with the company of such wonderful guide! We’re happy you had such a great time :)
star-5
Highly recommend!
aileenenriquez
, Sep 2021
Our guide Merak was awesome. Very information and has a great sense of humor. Lunch was so so but it's ok, the wine made up for it ;)
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi there! Thank you for posting! Merak will love to read how much fun you had on the tour :) In Castlexperience, we always say the gastronomy and the wine of a region are a huge part of that region’s heritage, and tasting them, is a great way of experiencing the local culture. Because of that, we are very sorry we did not meet your expectations regarding the lunch, but we are happy to read that the wine and Merak's tour made up for it :) Thank you for joining us!

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