Montserrat, Food & Wine
Durations: 10 Hour(s)
Group Size: 1+
Discover the monastery and national park of Montserrat - one of the most important landmarks of the region! Enjoy a multi-course seasonal meal and visit Oller del Mas; a millennial castle that is dedicated to making outstanding organic wines.
The tour begins in Plaza Catalunya (by the Hard Rock CafĂ©). Upon arrival, you will be assigned to your local English-speaking guide and meet the rest of the group â€“ maximum 16 people!
Located just one hour away from central Barcelona, Montserrat is considered to be the most important mountain in Catalonia. A unique massif famous for its spirituality, its gothic shapes and beautiful views, also ideal for all sort of treks and climbing. The guided tour consists of an extended visit throughout the Basilica and Monastery, after which you will have time to explore the site on your own. There are many activities to choose from â€“ you may want to explore the monastery further, visit the museum, make your way to the holy cave, ride a funicular to the top of the mountain, or shop in the Farmerâ€™s Market. At the end of the visit you will have the opportunity to listen to lâ€™Escolania de Montserrat, the oldest Boysâ€™ Choir in Europe.Â
Multi-course meal at a local restaurant
After Montserrat, we head to the grounds of Oller del Mas, one of the most important and beautiful wineries in the region. After a short half an hour drive we will make a stop at Oller del Mas restaurant where you will be served a fabulous multi-course local meal accompanied by regional wine. Believe us, this is by no means your typical â€śtour foodâ€ť! It is our challenge to thrill all our clients with and unforgettable feast.Â
Oller del Mas Cellar
In the afternoon, our expert guides will be in charge of the visit to the cellar. Oller del Mas is not a common winery â€“ its superb organic wines have earned plenty of awards in the recent years. In fact, one of its wines has recently become one of the five â€śvi de fincaâ€ť, the highest recognition for wines in Spain. But the cellar is not only special for its wines. Located in an impressive castle that dates back to over a thousand years ago, some of its walls still are 10th century originals. You will take a stroll by the vineyards, learn how the wine is made, and discover all of its secrets. Last but not least comes the wine tasting, where you will taste three organic wines. It does not matter if you have been to a hundred tastings before or if this is your first one â€“ your guide will provide you with a few valuable hints that will surely impress your acquaintances back home
Day 1 : 8:30 Meet at Plaza Catalunya in front of Hard Rock CafĂ©8:45 Tour departure10:00 Guided tour and free time at Montserrat13:00 Lâ€™Escolania (Boysâ€™ Choir) performance*
* Lâ€™Escolania does not sing on Saturdays, school holidays, and several dates throughout the year. On Sundays they perform at 12 pm.13:35 Departure for Oller del Mas winery14:15 Multi-course meal with wine at Oller del Mas restaurant16:00 Guided visit to Oller del Mas vineyards, cellar, and castle17:00 Wine tasting (3 organic wines)18:00 Departure for Barcelona19:00-19:30 Arrival to Barcelona*
** Please note that the way back to Barcelona takes around 1 h â€“ 1 h 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned busÂ
Local English speaking-guideÂ
Guided visit to Montserrat MonasteryÂ
Free time at Montserrat (around 2 hours)
Multi-course local meal with wineÂ
Guided visit to Oller del Mas vineyards, cellar, and castleÂ
Three organic wine tastingÂ
Possibility to buy the wines tasted (shipping available)Â
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Tips and gratuities
Meet us at Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock CafĂ©) â€“ look for the pink umbrellas!
The tour departs at 8:45 am â€“ meet strictly at 8:30 am.
Our tours depart on time to avoid delays. Please note that late shows or no shows are not refunded.
Usually group size is maximum 16 people, although we reserve the right to extend the limit to 18.
Transportation will be shared with other groups.
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.
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.Â
This tour can be booked as private, also in other languages. Please contact us for more information.
If you have reduced mobility, contact us before booking. Weâ€™ll do our best to welcome you on board!
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.
We cater for any dietary allergies or restrictions.
Suitable clothes for the weather
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event