1. Spain
  2. Catalonia
  3. Barcelona
  4. Montserrat Monastery

Barcelona: Montserrat, Sitges, & Torres Wineries

Product ID: 58023
Discover one of the most mystic Catalan wonders and visit Montserrat. Learn about the art of winemaking at the family owned Torres Wine Cellars, see the vineyards, and enjoy a wine tasting session followed by an optional, gastronomic lunch.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
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English, Spanish
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the wine making process of the Penedés wine region
  • Visit the Benedictine sanctuary of Montserrat in the Montserrat Mountains
  • Stroll the picturesque streets of the whitewashed fishing town of Sitges
  • Taste the liquors produced by the monks at Montserrat
  • Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who go to see the statue of the Black Madonna
  • Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Catalan coast from the comfort of a coach
Full description
Transfer by air-conditioned bus to the Montserrat Mountains to visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and see its 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Verge Moreneta (“Black Madonna”). Marvel at the Benedictine sanctuary, founded in 1025 as a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia. Following a guided tour, you then have some free time to enjoy the fabulous landscape by yourself, to visit the local food market and the audiovisual exhibition, and to taste some liqueurs.

At the appointed time, you will meet the guide at the bus stop to depart to the prestigious wineries of the Torres family in the heart of Penedés, where you will discover and experience all the secrets about the fascinating world of wine. This visit starts with a narrated tasting of two wines and an Iberian ham tapa. Later, those who have chosen the gastronomic lunch option will enjoy a high-quality menu, made with local products and paired with wines.

The rest of the group will have some free time to enjoy the vineyards and the landscape or maybe go to the restaurant to drink or eat something. Afterwards, everyone will visit the vineyards and the winery to see the new space where the iconic wine of the family is made: Mas La Plana. Drive then to Sitges, one of the most beautiful villages on the Catalonia coast where a guided tour will take place with some free time at the end.

The lunch menu is as follows: bread with tomato and olive oil with Iberian ham, mussels with chardonnay, tomato salad with spring onion and cheese cubes, rice with fish and meat, mató with honey.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English
  • Radio guide system
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors, handmade by the monks of the monastery
  • Entrance fee to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat: “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”
  • Entrance fee and guided visit in Torres Wine Cellars with tasting of two glasses of wine paired with Iberian Ham tapa
  • Gastronomic lunch (if option selected)
  • Guided walking tour in Sitges
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The local partner's office at Carrer de Balmes, 5, 08007 Barcelona, Spain.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Short skirts
Know before you go
• Please be aware that some walking is included in this tour. Please come prepared.
• Proper dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts, or flip flops
• At Montserrat, there is a mountainous climate. Depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold.
• Please remember to request a change in the usual menu if you have food intolerances or other dietary requirements when making your reservation, and wait for confirmation. If you do not notify the local supplier in advance, they are not responsible for not being able to serve you an alternative menu.
• For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people
• The duration of the tour includes round trip transfers to the destination
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 69 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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It felt like you needed more time at Montserrat and they told us that the choir plays at 1 pm but we had to leave at noon and were not able to see all the grounds such as the Stations of the Crpss or the top of the mountain besides the choir. Maybe offer only 2 places like Montserrat and Stiges, or Montserrat and the wine tour. However, guide and the tours were beautiful places and a great tour.

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October 4, 2019

Our guide Cristina was amazing! So good to have a young, energetic tour guide rather than someone older. This tour is well worth doing, the only reason I couldn't give it 5 stars is that I would have liked more time at Montserrat to see more there, and less in Sitges, as Sitges was nothing special- basic beach town with not much to do except sit in a restaurant until it was time to return to the bus. Still, this was a great day out.

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September 1, 2019

perfect day

My family and I really enjoyed the day trip to Monserrat, Torres Wineries, and Sitges. The bus was comfortable, the group wasn't too big, and our guide was great. There was enough free time in Monserrat and Sitges for us to see everything we wanted to. It was very well organized, we're happy we decided to book the tour.

July 7, 2019

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Julia Travel Gray Line Spain

Product ID: 58023