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Barcelona: Montserrat Tour, Monastery & Optional Wine/Lunch

Activity provider: Castlexperience

Barcelona: Montserrat Tour, Monastery & Optional Wine/Lunch

Activity provider: Castlexperience
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Board a cogwheel train, visit a historic monastery on the Montserrat mountain range, and admire some incredible views. Choose from a half-day tour or upgrade to a full-day trip.

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Duration 5 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel through to the breathtaking multi-peaked mountain range of Montserrat
  • Admire scenic views from the cogwheel train up the mountain-side monastery
  • Learn about the rich history of the Montserrat Abbey on a small-group walking tour
  • Discover the site’s hidden gems and beautiful landscapes during your free exploration time
  • Upgrade to a full-day tour option and enjoy wine tastings and lunch at a picturesque winery
Full description

Experience an unforgettable guided group tour to Montserrat, Catalonia's most famous mountain range. Take in the beauty of its natural rolling landscape and discover the history and traditions of its medieval monastery. After your bus journey from Barcelona, board the cogwheel train up to the monastery and admire the beautiful nature and iconic multi-peaked mountain range of Montserrat. Once at the monastery, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical center of the complex. 

Learn about the rich history of the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, an 11th-century monastery that still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. Entry to the monastery is included in the tour price. Use the allotted free time to wander freely and visit the famous Black Madonna and see paintings by Picasso, El Greco, and Dali at the Montserrat Museum. During your free time, you can also ride the funicular train up the side of the mountain to get even better viewpoints of the monastery.  Travelers who booked the half-day tour option will return to Barcelona after the visit to Montserrat. If you chose a full-day tour option, you'll continue toward a beautiful boutique winery. Arrive at the winery and, depending on the food option you booked, enjoy a light tapas or multi-course lunch. Admire amazing views of the winery and Montserrat mountains as you feast on traditional foods of the region. After your meal, wander around the vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, and enjoy a wine tasting session, before traveling back to Barcelona.

Includes
  • Cogwheel train ticket
  • English-speaking guide
  • Small-group walking tour (18 people maximum)
  • 1.5 hours of free time at Montserrat
  • Entry to the Basilica of Montserrat
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Tasting of 3 local wines (if one of the full-day options is selected)
  • Tapas lunch (if 7-hour option selected)
  • Multi-course lunch (if 9-hour option selected)
  • Lunch (unless a full-day tour option is selected)
  • Museum entrance ticket
  • Funicular train ticket
  • Access to the Black Madonna

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Date

Meeting point

• Meet at Estación de Autobuses Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station): Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80. The bus station is located 5 minutes from Arc de Triomf • Look for the Castlexperience Office (1st Floor - Section B - Ticket office A, B or C)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The driving portion of the tour will be in a bus with maximum 60 people, but the guided walking tours will be in groups of maximum 18 people
  • For options including food, this tour caters to all dietary allergies or restrictions and there is no need to warn the tour operator beforehand
  • Infants aged 3 or under may join the tour free of charge, but please note that baby seats are not provided
  • Please note that you might need to queue to see the Black Madonna. Your guide will inform you about the estimated waiting time on the day of your visit
  • If you have reduced mobility requirements, contact the tour operator after you make your booking
  • 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
  • On Sundays in May, September, and October the Basilica will be closed so entry will not be possible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 1109 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Our tour guide Edu made it great for us. Weather was nice sunny. Nice drive out, onto the mountains & views of the mountains from any side are stunningly beautiful. The basilica n oldest choir n wine tasting at a 964 AD winery - all made it our best day in Barcelona

January 24, 2023

Our guide Edu was very helpful and nice. He had so much history to share. This is probably the best activity I did in Spain. The place was very beautiful. I really enjoyed tasting local cheese and honey too which were being offered by some residents around the area. The wine tasting went well too and my personal favorite was the white that they have served.

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January 21, 2023

I booked the tour with tapas and wine tasting. During the transfer to Monserrat with a large modern bus, our guide Lorena provided a lot of information about Barcelona. We then took the cogwheel train up the mountain to the monastery where Lorena showed us around a bit and explained the most important facts about this place. She also gave some tips how to use the 75 minute free time. This was actually not a lot of time to discover the whole complex. Afterwards we went down to a very nice winery and had some tapas and wine. Overall, it was a great and interesting day. Lorena is a lovely and funny guide.

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January 16, 2023

Product ID: 382639