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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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*Customers with a temperature above 37ºC will not be allowed to join the tour. In this case, the amount paid for the tour will be refunded.
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Updated 20-06-19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Visible from Barcelona, Montserrat makes for an obvious day trip—both for its religious significance and its culinary tradition. A cogwheel train handles the hairpin curves on the way up to the summit, and your guide makes sure you see the best of each site. Plus, this tour includes a visit to Montserrat Monastery and a 10th-century wine cellar with wine tastings and food pairings. A tapas-style or 3-course lunch is also provided for your convenience.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hard Rock Cafe
    Plaça de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
    Please meet your guide in front of the  Hard Rock Café at the above address. Look for someone holding a  bright pink umbrella.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Castlexperience - Wine Tours
  • 1
    Abadia de Montserrat
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Oller del Mas
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Hard Rock Cafe
    Plaça de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
    Please meet your guide in front of the  Hard Rock Café at the above address. Look for someone holding a  bright pink umbrella.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Guided tour shows you the best of Montserrat Monastery
  • Choice of multi-course lunch or tapas at a 10th-century winery
  • Enjoy three organic wine tastings and a winery tour 
  • Cogwheel train and all other transport to and from Barcelona included
What to Expect
Make your way to the departure point in central Barcelona, and then head to the Catalonian village of Monistrol de Montserrat. Board a cogwheel train for a ride to Montserrat Monastery, taking in views of the countryside as you ascend to the towering summit.  Upon arrival, sample local food and drink such as coca de Montserrat (a sweet pastry) washed down with homemade liquors. Learn about the site’s religious history dating back to the 11th century and explore the grounds both with a guide and on your own. Head back to the bus for a quick drive to a wine cellar located in a 10th-century castle. Opt for multi-course meal followed by a wine tasting and cheese platter, or choose to enjoy your wines paired with tapas (select upon booking). Both options include a tour of the cellar and three organic wines.  This Montserrat tour concludes in Barcelona.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hard Rock Cafe, Plaça de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Duration
7–9 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned shared bus
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery
  • Regional tapas lunch with dessert (tapas option only)
  • Multi-course meal with wine (lunch option only)
  • Visit a boutique winery
  • Three wine tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Oller del Mas
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips and gratuities (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The tour leaves from Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café) – look for the pink umbrella.
  • The tour departs at 10:00 am (meet strictly at 9:45 am).
  • There is a limit of 16 people per guide, although transportation will be shared with other groups.
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.
  • Temperatures in Montserrat and the winery tend to be more extreme than in Barcelona. Please check the weather forecast the day before and dress accordingly.
  • Infants aged 3 or less may join the tour free of charge, but note that no car seat or meals are provided.
  • If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board!
  • We cater for any dietary allergies or restrictions – no need to warn us beforehand.
  • We work daily with different low-production, family-owned boutique wineries. Due to logistic reasons, you might visit another cellar instead of Oller del Mas.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Our company is composed of a deeply committed team of people. We are working hard in our team, and with all our partners, to be up to the current circumstances. When operating, all our services will abide by all health and security policies issued by the competent administrations. Our top priority is and will be ensuring a safe environment for all our customers and our team.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mrincentiv wrote a review Mar. 2020
17 contributions1 helpful vote
If you want a unique experience at the heart of the Catalonia history, take this tour to the monastery and then enjoy a lunch and a winetasting after. We took the cog railroad up which is very modern, fast and convenient. Not only is the location unique, but the story of its
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Castlexperience, Elena García - Customer service at Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch
Responded Mar. 16, 2020
Hi there!


 What a nice review!! We’re thrilled to see you found the experience so amusing :) We see you chose the ‘Extended Montserrat with Cogwheel Train, Tapas & Wine’ option! This tour, as well as the ‘Late Start' one, takes a train at the feet of the mountain to reach the basilica. The views from the train are stunning, but once you get to the monastery they get even better! 
It is great to know you enjoyed learning about the history of Montserrat and its Virgin so much! This little carving dates from medieval times, and her presence is the main reason why Montserrat has been such an important place for our region ever since she was found.
 This tour includes a light tapas lunch to pair the wine tasting, right after the visit to the winery. Tastings are meant to be informative, but also funny and entertaining! Tasty food and delicious wine in the company of some nice fellow travelers can’t do no harm, right?
 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us :)
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Eric Y wrote a review Mar. 2020
Cloquet, Minnesota8 contributions
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Our Montserrat tour was amazing... our tour group had a great time, Ana our tour guide was the best. We would take a tour with her anytime. Montserrat has so much history. Take the train up to the top and hike around.
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Response from Castlexperience, Elena García - Customer service at Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch
Responded Mar. 12, 2020
¡Hola! Thank you so much for stopping by! Ana will love to read how much you enjoyed her tour :) Castlexperience’s guides are quite special, and we don’t say it because they are part of our team, but because they really are special! Knowledgeable, funny, friendly, caring…and with an amazing and contagious sense of humor! Spending the day with them visiting beautiful places is a great way of learning about our history and have a great time side by side with a local:) Thank you for choosing our tours!
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Bohemianmystic77 wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Took this tour on for my birthday March 8. This was a very memorable experience from beginning to end. The scenic views are amazing. They were very gracious in accommodating my Vegan diet. Our guides Dani and Anthony were very knowledgeable and keep us entertained with humor
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Castlexperience, Elena García - Customer service at Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch
Responded Mar. 11, 2020
¡Hola! Thank you so much for your review! Dani and Toni will be happy to know how much you enjoyed the tour! The views from and of Montserrat are stunning, right? It is hard to get a bad photo there because almost every single spot of this mountain offers a spectacular sight! As our tours include a gastronomical experience, we cater for almost all dietary requirements and food allergies so all the visitors can enjoy some food :) You just need to tell us in advance and we will take care of everything! These requirements can be accommodated both in half day tours with the tapas lunch, and in full day tours with the restaurant’s menu. Thank you for recommending our tours!
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Jennifer P wrote a review Mar. 2020
Bordeaux, France29 contributions6 helpful votes
We loved our tour on March 5. Our guide Aina was excellent - very clear with lots of information, fun & easy to understand. She had a great sense of humor and explained everything really well. Instructions were clear and information was interesting. I would definitely
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Castlexperience, Elena García - Customer service at Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch
Responded Mar. 10, 2020
¡Hola, Jennifer! What an amazing and kind review!! Aina will love to read it, for sure! She is an amazing guide, isn’t she? Very caring, professional and organized, and with a great sense of humor :) She, as well as all the guides, knows Montserrat (and the winery like the palm of her hand, so it is always a great idea to ask them for recommendations on what to do during the free time! For Castlexperience, dynamics on tour are one of the most important and conditioning facts to our experiences. Keeping the groups small (no more than 16 people per guide) is the best way to ensure these dynamics between the guide and the travelers. It is vital that everyone feels welcomed and comfortable during the whole tour, like a little family for a day! It is great to read you’d love to do another tour with us, because we’d love to have you in another of our tours too! As you’ve already visited Montserrat, we’d recommend the Unknown Gaudí, Tapas & Cava winery tour. This route goes to one of Gaudí’s gems outside Barcelona, and finishes with the tasting of a very typical, local and delicious sparkling wine: cava! This acknowledgment is especially rewarding and meaningful coming from a guide colleague! We really appreciate it :) Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us!
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Marcela S wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Our guide max was great and had lots of information to share. We learned a lot and enjoyed good views, food and wine
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Response from Castlexperience, Elena García - Customer service at Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch
Responded Mar. 9, 2020
Hola, Marcela! Many thanks for stopping by! Max will be glad to know how much you enjoyed his tour :) Beautiful places, great wine and local food are a great combo for a relaxing day out! Especially with the company of knowledgeable and amazing guides like Max, right? If you enjoyed the Montserrat&Wine tour, we’re positive you’d also love the Unknown Gaudí&Cava experience! It maintains the same combo but visiting one of Gaudí’s masterpieces outside Barcelona, and discovering a very local, typical and delicious sparkling wine, cava! Thank you for choosing our tours :)
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PernillaA321
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Fantastic day with super guide Ona!
We had a fantastic day, of course we visited great places but our guide Ona made it something special. Very nice da
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Astrid R
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well organised and very enjoyable tour
Friendly, helpful, well organised /informative guide allowing adequate time allowed to experience and explore Mont
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deions2018
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Very knowledgeable tour guide and amazing experience!
The tour itself was great and Laura was an amazing tour guide! I took my family on this tour back in November 2019
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johngB1768XO
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A highlight of our Spain trip
This was an outstanding tour, a complete pleasure from start to finish. It was well-organized and efficiently run,
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emersont721
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TOP NOTCH EXPERIENCE
our experience with your team was nothing short of amazing! a 10/10! Max was simply amazing!!! Will definitely reco
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sbrutt
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What a Great Combination
The leaders of this trip were some of the best! They had great jokes, but most importantly, you can tell every one
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pravalik2019
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Highlight of our Barcelona Trip - 5 stars for Toni
This tour was every family member's favorite experience of our trip to Barcelona! Montserrat was incredibly beautif
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Marie J
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Montserrat tour with lunch and wine tasting
So much fun! Tour guide was wonderful. We enjoyed the day - We did so many things!! Best tour we ever took.
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pkapoor89
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Toni was one of the best guide
Excellent. Loved it. Amazing experience. Must visit place. Guide was awesome. Thanks we would love to visit again
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Lashae B
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Wonderful Adventure!
Out trip was amazing!! Marta was great! We loved her sense of humor, personality, and knowledge of each location. I
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Karen H
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Very interesting, great wine and food
My 21 year old son and I went on this tour together and both enjoyed it. The mountain and the monastery are beautif
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Danimal2007
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Very Organized
I did the half-day Monserrat/wine tour with these guys. I met the bus at Catalunya square. There was more than one
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alfredofE2464DV
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Nice cultural experience and great wine!
Firstly, we (Omar and Dona) like to thank our guide Toni, a really knowledgable, friendly person who is an expert
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adamdroz
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10/10 cultural experience
This half day tour should not be missed! A real highlight of my time in Barcelona. So much of this is because my
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Ann M
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Montserrat
Fabulous trip. Had the trip to Montserrat with wine and tapas. Mercedes was an amazing guide as was Aida with other
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