This is a full day tour, and it has been designed for those that can and want to invest a whole day outside of Barcelona. It involves more free time than our other tours, making it a more exhaustive option to discover the Montserrat area and everything it has to offer. However, the shared content and information is the same than in the shorter versions of this tour, like the Montserrat, Tapas and Wine. Sink deep into the countryside surrounding Barcelona thanks to this unforgettable day!
Welcome to our extended and most complete full day experience combining both history and wine in a one-day excursion around Barcelona that will leave you asking for more! We have a full day to sink you deep into our wine country, traditions and history thanks to the wonderful Monastery of Montserrat and its scenic surroundings where we find many local wineries and Mediterranean vineyards.
In this guided tour you will enjoy the intimacy our small groups provide throughout the entire day. Your Castlexperience English-speaking local tour guide will take you to the stunning Montserrat massif, where you will spend hours visiting the area, both with your guide and also on your own. This tour includes extra free time (2 hours and 15 minutes approx.) for you to make the most out of the majestic surroundings of Montserrat!
The tour will also take you to a low production-focused, family-run local winery in the area. It is there that you will get in touch with the local traditions of both Spain and Catalonia, amidst vineyards and a great historical background! We select the wineries we visit carefully, taking authenticity and cultural values in high regards. You will enjoy an introduction to wine tasting thanks to your Castlexperience tour guide, who will provide with three local wines to taste and many explanations!
In between both stops you will enjoy a full traditional lunch prepared in a local restaurant with seasonal ingredients. A full restoring meal to keep going with this full day experience!
9:45 am Meet at Plaza Catalunya, 21 (right by the Hard Rock Café)
10:00 am Departure for Montserrat
11:15 am Cogwheel train ride
11:30 am Guided visit through Montserrat Monastery
12:20 pm Free time at Montserrat (around 1 hour)
1:20 pm Meet your tour guide again
1:45 pm Departure for the winery
2:15 pm Multi-course lunch with wine at a local restaurant
4:00 pm Guided visit through the vineyards and the winery
5:00 pm Wine tasting (3 local wines)
6:00 pm Departure for Barcelona
7:00 – 7:30 pm* Arrival to Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café)
*Please note that the way back to Barcelona takes around 1 h – 1 h 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
Small groups! There is a maximum of 16 people per guide.
Shared transportation in a comfortable bus with air conditioning
Local English-speaking guide
Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery (around 1 hour)
Extended free time to enjoy Montserrat (around 2 hours)
Chance to see La Moreneta, Montserrat’s black Madonna, and attending the Boys’ Choir act (l’Escolania)*
Multi-course traditional meal with wine and seasonal ingredients
Guided visit to a family run, traditional Catalan winery
Tasting of three local wines
Possibility to buy the wine at the cellar (shipping available)
*Please note that l’Escolania does not sing on Saturdays, school holidays and several dates throughout the year. Contact us beforehand in case this aspect is crucial for you.