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Montserrat & Codorniu Wine Cellars: 6-Hour Guided Tour

Product ID: 43730
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Visit the Penedes wine region and rugged Montserrat mountain on a day tour from Barcelona. Taste cava at the Codorniu Winery and explore the world’s largest cellars. Marvel at the landscapes and views from Montserrat and visit the monastery and more.
About this activity
Duration: 6.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the world’s largest underground wine cellars on a small electric train
  • Taste the special Codorniu cava, a methode champenoise sparkling wine
  • Take in spectacular views from the Montserrat mountain
  • Discover the enchanting basilica of Montserrat
Full description
Discover spectacular and diverse landscapes beyond Barcelona. The most stunning of all is Montserrat, with its rugged profile, ancient monastery, and holy shrine. To the south of Montserrat you’ll find the Penedes, a rough, dry region that boasts ideal conditions for producing wine.

This 6-hour tour combines a visit to the modernista Codorniu Winery in the Penedes with the mystical experience of Montserrat.

Your tour begins in the Codorniu Winery vineyards. See the largest underground cellars in the world, where the first bottle of Spanish sparkling wine was produced in 1872 by the traditional methode champenoise (used to produce French Champagne).

Follow the whole winemaking process from grape pressing to labeling the bottles. The visit to the vast cellars continues in a small electric train and ends with a wine tasting.

Next, you’ll head to the mountain of Montserrat, a massive rock of weird shapes and rounded peaks reaching over 4,000 feet high. The unique natural park features paths, stairs, caves, chapels, and hermitages scattered over the mountain. You’ll take in extraordinary landscapes and wonderful views on the picturesque drive along the Llobregat River and up the mountain.

The visit to Montserrat will coincide with the timing of the midday concert by the Boys’ Choir (when available). Your guide will provide an orientation to the main places of interest, including the monastery, basilica, and museum, as well as the bars, restaurants, shops, and market. Then you’ll have time to explore on your own.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Admission to Codorniu Winery
  • Wine tasting
  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned buses
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of Hotel Olivia Plaza at Plaça Catalunya 19. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time. Look for the orange umbrellas.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Please note, wear warm clothing for Montserrat as it’s colder than in the city
• You must be silent inside the church so your guide will provide explanations outside and then show you inside
• Tour departs at 08:30
• Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Cancelation policy: up to 24-hours before tour start time, you can change the day or cancel the tour entirely. In the case of cancelations less than 24-hours before the tour, 100% of the fee will be charged
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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One of our best tours, starting from fun, efficient and very knowledgeable guide -Tanya. She was so informative all the way to the Cordoniu winery, and again leading us through The Montserrat Monastery. Giving us tips of how to save time. Providing us with the tape of the boys choir was amazing. Thank you Tanya for a very positive and fun tour

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October 4, 2019

Good tour. Great guide.

Two single , older women enjoyed the tour of the cava winery. It was very interesting. However, I was disappointed we were not allowed to taste the other wines produced there. Monserrat was good and our guide was informative. I was glad it was all in English and we were allowed free time there.

October 2, 2019

Great Tour, Excellent Value!

The wine tasting and vineyard tour of Cordonui was amazing! A Must! Monserrat was wonderful too, although be aware that a limited number of vehicles are allowed into Monserrat at a time. We ended up in a line at the gate and chose to walk to the village. It was worthwhile seeing, but not a tour for anyone with limited mobility. The tour was an excellent value! I would do it again.

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September 15, 2019

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Barcelona Guide Bureau

Product ID: 43730