My wife and I did the day trip to Monserrat and a winery, and had an amazing day! Our group leader, Richard, picked us up right on time and whisked us out of Barcelona in a Mercedes van. During the 30-40 minute drive, he spoke with our small group of 6 about the history of Barcelona, Catalunya, and Monserrat. Upon arrival he deftly escorted us past the hordes of large tour buses so that we could avoid the long lines to see the Madonna. After touring the basilica, he gave us option of how to spend our time until the boys choir. We chose a walk further up the mountain, and were rewarded with some amazing views. Richard then got us back in the basilica with plenty of time to see the choir. After the choir we were off to lunch just down the mountain. We have done winery tours with other companies, and the lunches have always been pretty dull and basic. The meal we had was absolutely superb. Several bottles of cold mineral water, and different wines. One of the best version of pan con tomaket that we had in Barcelona. Then we had a starter plate, 2 nd plate, and a dessert. All the portions were huge, and all so good. Then on to a winery about 20 minutes away. As I have said, we have been on winery tours before with other companies, and have left not really learning all that much. I could not believe how much time they spent with us talking about the different types of wines and cava. It was so great to see every step, and just how much work goes into each bottle. The cava was great, and the wine as well. We were able to buy some at the end. A bottle of cava, bottle of red wine, and bottle of extra virgin olive oil all for just 19 euros. Finally, on the way back Richard offered to drop us off closer to our hotels than the regular meeting point. I am sure this was quite a hassle for him, but he was the one who offered and did not seem put out at all. My wife and I were so pleased with everything about the day, and feel it was worth every penny. Richard, and his guide-in-training Dan, we're both so great and made the experience all the better.
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