Montserrat And Wine-Tasting Country Day Trip
Duration: 10 hours Super Easy
Duration: 10 hours Super Easy
Why we love this tour
Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views and scenic walks, followed by a delicious traditional Catalan lunch and wine tasting at a premier Penedès boutique winery!
- Visit the iconic Monastery of Montserrat with small group
- Choose between a light scenic walk to Santa Cova and a visit to the Museum of Montserrat
- Enjoy a fantastic lunch of Catalan country cuisine in a traditional restaurant
- Visit a premier boutique winery and enjoy a generous tasting of their wines and cavas
1000 years of legend, history and culture
Shepherds claimed to have discovered the figure of the black Madonna in a cave in Montserrat in the 9th century, according to legend. Local religious figures discovered and removed the original carving, and the first church, followed by the monastery, was built in the 11th century. By the 12th century, word of Montserrat's miracles had traveled far and wide. As the monastic community grew, pilgrims from all over the world began to throng to the sacred mountain, as they continue to do today. The Virgin Monastery was created in 1025, repaired several times, devastated by Napoleon in 1811, and finally rebuilt by Catalan Modernist artists, including Gaudí himself, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A day outside of the city!
Our Montserrat and Wine Country Day Trips offer travelers of all ages and interests a well-rounded, all-inclusive day trip. The day begins with a guided tour of the magnificent Monastery of Montserrat, which is located 50 minutes west of Barcelona and stands at an unusual height of 725 meters / 2378 feet above sea level. Visitors will also have the chance to hear the famed Boys' Choir sing (please add and pay for this option when booking), visit the "Moreneta de Montserrat" (one of Europe's black Madonnas), and take a short walk to Santa Cova, where the black Madonna is supposed to have been discovered and rescued.
Explorers will next leave Montserrat for a great lunch of native Catalan country cuisine in a traditional restaurant near Montserrat's base, followed by a private field tour, guided visit, and three-product wine and cava tasting at one of the best boutique wineries in the area.
Our small-group day trips have a maximum of 2-8 people and are conducted by one of our entertaining and informative experts who will give you a thorough overview of Montserrat's history as well as the history of Catalunya. This Montserrat and Wine Country Day Trip is easily catered to both young and old visitors, to those with or without specific religious interest, and to both wine connoisseurs and wine “enthusiasts”. A truly fantastic and authentic day outside of the city during your visit to Barcelona!
Need to know before you go
- Very comfortable walking shoes
- Dress comfortably anticipating fluctuation in temperature
- A light rain jacket and/or umbrella
- Please note that there would be a surcharge of 20 € / person if you end up being only two clients on any non-private tour.
- Dietary restrictions are welcome! Please let us know in advance.
Provided bySpanish Trails
Reviews for this provider
31 May 2019
18 Aug 2018
Our guide was wonderful!! Very accommodating to our needs. We had 2 children in our group and she worked with use make it a wonderful experience.
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