From Barcelona: Montserrat Tour with Guide
- Duration: 6 hours
Visit the Penedès region on this 6-hour excursion and learn all about the fascinating world of wine. Situated between the sea and the mountains, the Penedès enjoys both the influence of the sun and the Mediterranean Sea, making it a prime territory for winemaking. Travel by luxury Mercedes SUV to visit 2 hand-picked family wineries. Your first stop is a boutique winery that has been cultivating vines for over 2,000 years. You will be welcomed by an expert winemaker who will tell you about the history of the winery and show you the subterranean wine cellar. In this remarkable space, you’ll learn fascinating facts about grape varieties, vine growing, winemaking and the optimal conditions for wine storage. You’ll have the opportunity to taste 4 fine wines in a stylish tasting room, accompanied by an assortment of gourmet delicacies that underline the nuances of each of the wines. Next, yo...
We didn't know what to expect, but this really blew us away. The caves, vineyards, winery and land we visited where beyond impressive and the drinks and snack pairings where delightful. A Wonderful Experience!
Get picked up at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona and head straight to Montserrat in private transport, approximately an hour's drive away. Once at the top, your guide will take you on a walking tour through the monastery explaining the geological formation of the mountain and the history of the virgin (Black Madonna). Visit the church, where you can attend a mass and enjoy the beautiful interior design, and see the unique chapels accompanied by your guide. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the museum which houses one of the most incredible collections of art in Catalonia, complete with sculptures, drawings, and paintings. Here, you'll see pieces from Picasso, Dali, Caravaggio, Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Rusiñol, and Pisarro - to name a few. You'll enjoy the stunning views and the unique landscape of the area and then have time to sample and purchase the well-known cheeses and h...
About ninety kilometers north of Barcelona reach the city of Girona. Its historical center or "barri vell" is one of the most evocative of Catalonia with monumental elements unique in Europe. local guide you will pick you up with a car or private bus. Then be taken to Gerona either by the coastal road or the highway (your choice). You will cross one of the bridges over the river Oñar and you will begin to walk the "Barri vell". Visit the church of Sant Feliu, the narrow streets, the Jewish quarter, the stunning cathedral of Santa Maria and enjoy the opportunity to do some shopping or eat at one of the restaurants.
Wine and gastronomy are part of Catalonia’s popular wisdom. Through this tour, delve into the Penedès region to learn all about the fascinating world of wine. The influence of the sun and the Mediterranean Sea makes Penedès a privileged territory for winemaking. You will travel on a private luxury bus to visit 2 hand-picked selected wineries. Your first stop will be a family run historical winery specialized in cava, a naturally sparkling wine with an unmistakable flavor deeply rooted in Catalonia. Take this tour with a specialized oenologist and the exclusive opportunity to enter the capella, the heart of the cellar and the oldest part of the winery, is an enchanting candlelit ancient room where time stands still. After visiting the cellar, taste 4 unique cavas paired with a selection of appetizers to enhance the experience. At your second stop, you will visit the traditional manor hou...
It was an excellent tour. The only downside was that during the 4wd in the vineyards, there were no comments provided and the jeeps are old, so the only thing we smell is exhaust gas fumes.
Start your Catalonian adventure when you’re picked up from your hotel in Barcelona and begin driving towards Montserrat Mountain in a comfortable Mercedes Benz van. During a 1-hour drive, sit back and relax as you pass by Penedès, a celebrated Catalonian vineyards region. Learn about the different types of wine they produce here from your expert local guide along the way. Once you reach your destination, enjoy private tours of both the church and the monastery of Montserrat Mountain. Be enthralled by fascinating details of the history of these unique locations and feast your eyes on the statue of the Virgin of Montserrat. Afterwards, make use of free time to explore a nearby lookout point and admire breathtaking views of Catalonia before beginning the journey back to your hotel.
The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Barcelona then heads out of the city towards Costa Brava, where a medieval adventure awaits. Spend the morning exploring the small towns of Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranch, and soak up the rich-historical atmosphere of these charming locations. Admire the vista from the sprawling sea boulevard, walk along the Cami de Rondaad footpath, and learn about the region’s iconic Sant Sebastia Lighthouse viewpoint. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local tapas restaurant where you can really taste the flavors of authentic Spanish cuisine. After your break, hop back in the car and hit the road on the way to the towns of Pals and Peratallada. The afternoon is dominated with a visit to a 10th century village, where you can experience what life would have been like for locals long ago. Retrace the cours...
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Amazing tour from start to finish! Our guide was friendly, knowledgable, and fun to tour with. Had enough time to tour the monastery, including seeing the Black Madonna, do a perfectly paced scenic hike (even saw wild goats), and have some free time to roam the monastery area. Would suggest this as a day trip to anyone who visits Barcelona and definitely this tour company.
A varied tour with a hike, cable car ride, monastery visit and exciting information about the history and geology of Montserrat. The view from the mountain is unique when the weather is good and our guide imparted interesting facts about the place in an appealing and competent manner. A recommended tour.
Amazing tour, great views and beautiful singing from the choir. Highly recommend. Excellent tour guide and covid measures in place to ensure safety.
This is the best excursion in recent years! Impressions will remain for a lifetime !!! It is worth every euro spent and even more !!!!!!!!!!
Was the best tour and the guide Faran was brilliant...