Stunning view of Montserrat near Barcelona in Spain
Montserrat monastery in Catalonia, Spain
Group of tourists visiting Montserrat on a City Wonders Tour
Unique montain shape in Montserrat near Barcelona
Group of tourists posing for a photo near a mountain edge in Montserrat
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Montserrat Tour with Optional Wine Tasting and Lunch

4.93
(74 Reviews)
5h
English
Everyday
08:00

  • Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona as you explore the mysterious Montserrat on this early-morning tour. With comfortable round-trip transportation from Barcelona in a private air-conditioned coach, you’ll discover Montserrat monastery and its incredible surroundings before waves of other tourists arrive.
  • As you journey with us, our expert english speaking guide will provide valuable insights on the best ways to navigate and discover Montserrat. Upon arrival, you’ll be treated to Skip-the-Line Tickets to the Benedictine Monastery and the renowned Black Madonna statue as well as a delightful liquor and pastry tasting!
  • Extend your Montserrat adventure with our upgraded tour. Indulge in an exclusive visit to a renowned family-owned winery, Finca Ca n'Estella, featuring wine tasting and a buffet-style Catalan cold lunch amidst picturesque vineyards.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Return transportation in air-conditioned bus from Barcelona to Montserrat
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide 
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Benedict Monastery
  • Local liquor and pastry tasting
  • Wine Tasting at Finca Ca n'Estella (If Option Selected)
  • Catalan Buffet-Style Cold Lunch at Finca Ca n'Estella (If Option Selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-up

Sites Visited

  • Montserrat Mountain
  • Benedictine Monastery with Black Madonna
  • Finca Ca n’Estella – Family-owned Winery (If Option Selected)

Above the low rolling hills just outside of Barcelona lies Montserrat – a gorgeous site that offers rugged nature, stunning mountain views and a peaceful atmosphere. This half-day experience will show you all that Monserrat has to offer.

Discover the Majesty of Montserrat and the Black Madonna

Departing from Barcelona in a comfortable air-conditioned coach, our expert English-speaking guide will accompany you on a journey to the iconic mountain, where the surreal rock formations, the Benedictine monastery await, and other local surprises await.

Upon arrival at Montserrat, you'll be treated to an orientation tour, providing insight into the rich history and cultural significance of this revered site. Our experience includes a unique tasting of ‘coca bread’ and two exquisite liquors crafted by the skilled Montserrat monks, showcasing centuries-old traditions. Next, see the renowned Black Madonna with the added convenience of Skip-the-Line tickets, ensuring a seamless visit to this historically significant statue. Widely believed to have been intricately carved in Jerusalem during the late 12th Century, the Black Madonna stands as an extraordinary example of Romanesque artistry, crafted entirely from wood. By bypassing the wait, you can dedicate more time to absorb the details of the masterpieces on the mountain.

Optional Upgrade: Wine and Lunch Experience at Finca Ca N'Estella

Nestled halfway between Montserrat and Barcelona lies the enchanting family-owned winery known as Finca Ca n’Estella. Established in 1964 by the visionary Delfí Rabetllat, this historic estate has garnered renown for producing some of the finest wines and cavas in the region. Here, you will taste a blend of local grape varieties like Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Trepat, and Garnatxa, along with imported favorites such as chardonnay and merlot.

Following a tour of the sprawling vineyards and the finca, where the art of winemaking unfolds, you will be treated to a delectable light lunch featuring an assortment of exquisite artisanal hams and cheeses, accompanied by bread with tomato drizzled with fragrant olive oil and a refreshing salad. This tasting will be thoughtfully paired with two locally produced wines, elevating the tasting experience to new heights.

Before bidding adios to this idyllic setting and returning to Barcelona, you can acquire some of their remarkable products, ensuring that our memories linger long after our visit. As the tour concludes, enjoy the picturesque views one last time before returning to Barcelona.

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