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Montserrat Monastery with Cava & Wine Tasting SMALL GROUP Tour from Barcelona

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    What to Expect
    Spend the day exploring the history and winemaking of the region near Barcelona on this 10-hour, small-group excursion. Not only will you have a chance to enjoy the area's spectacular scenery, you'll also gain a newfound appreciation for its religious significance at Montserrat and its many years of winemaking traditions at a local winery.

    Leave Barcelona at 8:30am for a visit to Montserrat, a monastery that sits amongst the craggy mountains just outside of town. See the complex's famous Royal Basilica, which contains the 12th-century statue of the Black Virgin, a venerated icon. If you visit during the week, you'll also get to hear the angelic singing of La Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe. During your visit you can also stop by the Museum of Monserrat to explore the site's history, or take a ride to the rack railway or cable car for sublime mountain views.

    During the second half of your day you'll head to Catalonia's Penedes region to learn about the area's vast wine industry. Stop by a winery, where you'll have a chance to view the vast wine cellars and taste some of the wineries' top-notch products. 

    Your tour ends back in Barcelona at around 7pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Wine tasting
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Small group tour
    • Entry/Admission - Montserrat Museum
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Montserrat cable car (approx. 8 euros)
    • Montserrat Museum entrance fee
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
    • There will be time off the bus at your leisure, so please bring suitable clothing, footwear, and sun protection. Remember that temperatures at high altitudes will be much lower than in the city, so although it may be warm in Barcelona, please remember that it will be much cooler in the mountains.
    • On certain weekends and during July and August it will not be possible to hear the boys choir sing.
    • This tour is in English only.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Wonderful drive up to mountains. Didn’t feel I had enough time at Montserrat. I chose to ride the funicular to a higher area and this took over 30 minutes in line. Our guide warned us! The trip to the cava winery was very interesting and the wine tasting was very generous. My
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    Monserrat was lovely and the winery was wonderful. Why was it bad? The driver would not shut up for the whole trip. Every minute in the van he was talking about nothing anyone wanted to hear. Also, the constant jerking of stick shift gave me a sore neck like I haven't had
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    We had a good chance to spend time exploring light hiking while taking in some interesting history and beautiful views while in the park at Montserrat. The drive towards to coast added some nice perspective while spending time at an impressive winery once we got into the
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    We had a great time on the tour. We only wish there was more time to hike around the area, but that's expected on tours of this length. The wine tasting part of the tour was our favorite. It was a nice way to wind down, and share some drinks with the rest of the group. The guide
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    Response from ExploreCatalunya, Front Office Manager at Montserrat Monastery with Cava & Wine Tasting SMALL GROUP Tour from Barcelona
    Responded 5 Jul 2019
    Hello, Thanks for your review. Kind regards, Patricia
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    Ana our tour guide was fantastic answered all questions with enthusiasm and seemed very knowledgeable. As for the tour it self so much to do and there wasn’t enough time to do it all so pick what you want to do well.
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