A break in nature during your holiday in Barcelona. Visit Montserrat Monastery and enjoy an ecological wine tasting as well as a tapas lunch at Oller del Mas, a castle surrounded by gorgeous vineyards with jaw-dropping views. Local culture, nature, wine and tapas in a 7-hour long tour - what else can you ask for?
Upon arrival to our meeting point, you will be introduced to your local guide and the rest of the group. When everyone is set, we will depart to Montserrat Monastery, located an hour away from central Barcelona. Montserrat is a unique mountain in the world, certainly worth a visit if you are in Barcelona. It is considered to be the cornerstone of the Catalan culture, history, nature, and spirituality. Your guide will provide plenty of information about it all during the guided visit. You will see the atrium, where many events of the country’s history are depicted; the Basilica, inside of which sits the Black Madonna, and its outstanding façade. You will also see the 15th century cloister and Santa Maria square.
At the end of the guided visit you will have some free time (around half an hour) to browse the Monastery’s souvenir shop, get a cup of coffee, discover local cheese and honey from Farmer’s Market, or soak in the magnificent views of the famous Stairway to Heaven.
Oller del Mas Cellar
After Montserrat, we head to the grounds Oller del Mas, located at the feet of Montserrat. The drive from the monastery offers wonderful views of the mountain and the region – make sure not to miss them!
Oller del Mas is one of the most important wineries in Catalonia, having recently earned the “vi de finca”, the highest distinction for Spanish wines, and the “Best Wine Experience” award in 2016. This organic cellar is located in a 10th-century castle, which you will be exclusively allowed to explore with your guide. During the wine tour you will visit the vineyards, the barrels room, and the wine production area.
The wine tasting will take place at the end of the visit. You will be able to sample three organic wines paired with a tasty cold tapas lunch with dessert. We cater for any special dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten-free diets. Your guide will ask you about it at the beginning of the tour.
8:30 am Meet at Plaza Catalunya by the Hard Rock Café
8:45 am Tour departure
10 am An amazing guided tour of Montserrat, the magic mountain
11:45 am Departure for Oller del Mas
12:30 pm Guided visit to Oller del Mas vineyards, cellar, and castle
1:30 pm Wine tasting and tapas at the castle
2:15 pm Departure for Barcelona
3:15 – 3:45 pm Arrival to Barcelona*
* Please note that the way back to Barcelona takes around 1 h – 1 h 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
Full refund is guaranteed if the cancellation is made 48 hours prior the offer's start date. We don't apply any refund if the cancellation is made less than 48 hours before offer start date.