Montserrat Monastery and Wine: Day Trip from Barcelona
- Admire the stunning, 1000-year-old gothic architecture of the Monastery
- Hear the angelic voices of the famous Escolania Boys Choir
- Enjoy a fantastic, traditional, 4-course Catalan lunch
- Taste some of the finest wines of the DO Penedes wine region
Begin the day with a guided visit to the impressive Monastery of Montserrat, located 45 minutes outside Barcelona and standing at an unexpected 725 meters above sea level. While in Montserrat, hear the singing of the the Escolania Boys Choir, pay a visit to the “Moreneta de Montserrat”, one of the black Madonnas of Europe, and a enjoy a light walk to the Santa Cova where the black Madonna is said to have originally been found and rescued.
Enjoy a fantastic 3-course lunch of local Catalan country cuisine in a traditional restaurant at the base of Montserrat, and then embark on a guided tour of the region's premier boutique wineries, enjoying 3 product wine and cava tastings along the route.
- Transportation in a modern touring van
- Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
- 3-course restaurant lunch with wine
- Visit and tasting at the winery
The meeting point for our day trips is from the bottom of the steps of the Correos building (main post office) here in Barcelona. It is located in the Gothic quarter, at the bottom of Via Laietana where it crosses with Passeig de Colom (just above the port), in the Plaza Antonio Lopez.
You should dress comfortably and be prepared for a significant fluctuation in temperature, as the day tends to warm up considerably from morning to mid-day. A light rain jacket and/or umbrella are recommended, as well as comfortable walking shoes.
There would be a surcharge of 15 EUR per person if you end up being only two clients on any non-private tour. Although this is not likely, it would be necessary in order to cover the guide fees and other costs that would normally be covered by having more than two clients on the tour.
The Escolania (the Montserrat Boys Choir) does not sing on Saturdays. Some Saturdays will have special guest choirs.
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