This is a morning half day tour, conceived as a condensed version of our longer Montserrat, Food and Wine. It aims at dropping you off early in the afternoon. It’s the right tour for you if you would like to have some free time in the afternoon or evening in Barcelona, to keep on touring around or even flying out. The shared content and information are the same than in longer versions of this tour! However, it has less free time throughout the experience. Make the most out of our wine country in just one long morning!
We present you a combo of history and wine thanks to which you will be able to get as much as you can get of Barcelona’s surroundings in one long morning! We have designed the best timings to be able to offer you a highlights tour that combines the best of Montserrat with its surrounding beautiful wine country. The perfect match with an early arrive to Barcelona so you can keep on rocking your day!
Like in all our guided tours you will enjoy the intimacy our small groups provide throughout the entire experience. Your Castlexperience English-speaking local tour guide will take you to the stunning Montserrat massif, where you will discover splendid views and unbelievable history thanks to our Montserrat guided tour, typical in our tours. You will also enjoy some free time on your own (45 min. approx.) that will allow you to browse through the tastiest local products and stroll around this amazing blend of history and scenery!
If the formula is history and wine, it is time now for the latter! We collaborate with many local wine makers, and we always select the cellars we visit in our tours based on authenticity and the existence of a rich historical background. Let your guide take you to one of these beautiful spots in the wine country nearby Montserrat and show you around. You will visit the premises, learn about Spanish and Catalan wine country, get a fun introduction to the art of wine tasting, all accompanied by a selection of traditional Spanish tapas to finish off the morning!
|08:25 am*||Meet at Castlexperience Office (1st Floor - Section B - Ticket office A, B or C). Estación de autobuses Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station). Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80 (5 min from Arc de Triomf)|
|08:45 am||Departure for Montserrat Monastery|
|10:00 am||Guided visit through Montserrat Monastery|
|11:00 am||Free time at Montserrat (around 1 hour)|
|12:00 am||Meet your tour guide again|
|12:10 pm||Departure for the winery|
|12:45 pm||Guided visit through the vineyards and the cellar|
|01:15 pm||Wine tasting (3 local wines) and tapas lunch|
|2:30 pm||Departure for Barcelona**|
|3:30 - 4:00 pm**||Arrival to Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station).|
|**Please note that the way back to Barcelona takes around 1 h – 1 h 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.|
*Please note that the free time during this tour does not allow enough time to visit the Museum of Montserrat, touch the Black Madonna, attending to l’Escolania performance or ride the funicular. Check our full-day Montserrat, Food & Wine Tour if you are interested in these activities. There are many more activities to invest your time in, like visiting the Farmer’s Market or hiking to spectacular viewpoints.