Late-start Montserrat, Food & Wine
Durations: 9 Hour(s)
Group Size: 1+
Set out from Barcelona around 10 am for a day that combines a visit to Montserrat mountain and monastery. Enjoy a wonderful gastronomical and wine tasting experience in a 10th century castle surrounded by nature.
Your tour departs from central Barcelona, from which we will head for the village of Monistrol de Montserrat. From Monistrol we will take the â€śCremallera de Montserratâ€ť, a cogwheel train offering great views of the countryside and the mountain. Once at the Monastery your guides will then transmit their passion and knowledge of the landmark to you â€“ history, legends and the importance of this site in the development of Catalonia. After walking through the monastery, you will have some free time for shopping at the Farmerâ€™s Market or taking a few pictures at the Stairway to Heaven. You will also have the opportunity to attend the Boys' Choir performance (l'Escolania de Montserrat), provided they are singing on the day of your tour*.
* Lâ€™Escolania does not sing on Saturdays, school holidays, and several dates throughout the year.
Oller del Mas
It is now time for food and wine! Only a short drive away awaits Oller del Mas Cellar. Before visiting the winery, we will stop at Oller del Mas restaurant for a fabulous multi-course local meal accompanied by regional wine. The homemade, local cuisine will ensure a gastronomical adventure that contents every personal taste. Please note that we can cater for any dietary restriction. Located in a 10th century castle at the feet of Montserrat, this organic family-run winery is surely one of a kind. After lunch, your local tour guide will lead a guided visit to the vineyards, the old family cellar, and certain private areas of the castle. To end this perfect day, you will sample three chĂ˘teau organic wines.
Day 1 : 9:45 Meet at Plaza Catalunya (by the Hard Rock Cafe)10:00 Tour departure11:15 Cogwheel train to Montserrat Monastery11:30 Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery12:30 Free time at Montserrat13:35 Departure from Montserrat14:15 Multi-course meal with wine at Oller del Mas restaurant16:00 Visit through Oller del Mas Castle and Cellar17:00 Three organic wine tasting18:00 Departure from Oller del Mas19:00 - 19:30 h 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 bus
Local English-speaking guide
Cogwheel train ticket
Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery
One hour free time at Montserrat*
Multi-course local meal with wine
Visit Oller del Mas vineyards, cellar, and castle
Three organic wine tasting
Possibility to buy the wines tasted (shipping available)
* Please note that the free time during this tour does not allow enough time to visit the Museum of Montserrat or ride the
funicular. Check our full-day Montserrat, Food & Wine Tour if you are interested in these activities.
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 10:00 am â€“ meet strictly at 9:45 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.Â
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