Montserrat and Cava Trail Private Day Trip from Barcelona

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Montserrat and Cava Trail Private Day Trip from Barcelona information and booking

from
$142
Duration
10 hours
Departs from
Centrally located hotels in Barcelona
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Tour start at approx. 9am. It's possible to arrange a different starting time once your booking is confirmed.
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Tour description provided by Viator

Combine mountains, history and wine on a private day trip from Barcelona to Montserrat and either the Freixenet or Codorniu winery. Enjoy stunning views of the area, see the famous 12th-century Black Virgin statue and taste excellent cava (Spanish sparkling wine). Accompanied by your own private guide, you'll enjoy personalized attention on this full-day tour.

After leaving Barcelona, your private day trip starts at Montserrat, a craggy mountain that overlooks the city. Visit the Benedictine abbey, where La Moroneta, a famous 12th-century statue of a black Virgin Mary is housed. If you’re at Montserrat on a weekday, you may also have the chance to hear La Escolania, one of Europe’s oldest children’s choirs.

You’ll also have time to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat, with its five collections ranging from Archaeology to the Biblical East to Modern Painting and Sculpture. Or discover the different walking paths on Montserrat. There are routes to suit all tastes and energy levels, from gentle strolls to fairly strenuous treks around the park area. All of the paths allow you to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of this protected natural park. For even more views, take one of the mountain’s two rack railways or the cable car (own expense), or simply savor the vistas from the café.

In the afternoon, leave Montserrat and head to Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, the center of Spain’s cava country. Two of the most famous sparkling wine producers of the Penedes region are Freixenet and Codorniu, and your tour includes a visit to one of their wine cellars, where the staff will show you how the delicious sparkling wine is produced. This will, of course, be accompanied by a tasting so you can find out exactly why cava has acquired such international fame.

This private tour from Barcelona is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, who will then prepare for your private tour.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Montserrat cable car (approx. 8 euros)
  • Montserrat museum entrance fee (approx. 7 euros)