Come and get this exciting and interactive way to experience Barcelona’s Old Town. During this fun, relaxed and informative evening, you will visit our favorite authentic venues, feel the local vibe and enjoy Catalan and Spanish typical tapas and gourmet dishes, as well as a plentiful diversity of wine.
Montserrat and Wine Country Day Trip
A Thousand Years of History and Culture!
- Guest All Ages
- Solo travelers
- No availability on your preferred date? Try booking a Private Montserrat Day Tour
Explore the iconic 1000-year-old monastery in Montserrat just west of Barcelona!
In the afternoon, enjoy a visit and wine tasting at a premier Penedes boutique winery.
About the Tour
1000 years of legend, history and culture.
Legend has it that in the 9th century, shepherds claimed to have spotted the image of the black Madonna in a cave on Montserrat. The original carving was discovered and removed by local religious figures, then first church, followed by the monastery, was established in the 11th century. By the 12th century, news spread far and wide of the miracles of Montserrat. The monastic community settled, which prompted pilgrims from around the world to flock to the sacred mountain, as they still do today. The Monastery of the Virgin was founded in 1025, was reconstructed various times, destroyed by Napoleon in 1811, and finally rebuilt in the late 19th and early 20th century by the Catalan Modernist masters, including Gaudí, himself. It is, in fact, one of the key inspirations to Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia. Our Montserrat & Wine Tours bring this unique, almost spiritual experience to life and combine it with a remarkable lunch of Catalan fare, followed by an exclusive visit and tasting at a small vineyard in the Penedès wine region.
Gothic and Modernist art and architecture, astounding rock formations, unbeatable views and exceptional food and wine tasting!
Our Spanish Trails® Montserrat Tours with Wine Country Tastings are well-rounded, all-inclusive, daylong experiences for travelers of all ages and interest levels.
The day begins with a guided visit at the impressive Monastery of Montserrat, located 50 minutes west of Barcelona (standing at an unexpected 725 mts. / 2378 ft. above sea level). Travelers will also be given the opportunity of hearing the famous Boys’ Choir perform (most days), visiting the “Moreneta de Montserrat” (one of the black Madonnas of Europe) and a light walk to Santa Cova, where the black Madonna is said to have originally been found and rescued. Explorers will then depart Montserrat and enjoy a fantastic lunch of local Catalan country cuisine in a traditional restaurant at the base of Montserrat, followed by a private field tour, guided visit, and three-product wine and cava tasting at one of the premier boutique wineries.
Montserrat & Wine small-group day trips consist of only 2-8 guests and are guided by one of our fun, informative guides who give you a great, detailed explanation of the history of Montserrat, as well as the history of the region of Catalunya.
Like all Spanish Trails® day trips, Montserrat & Wine Day Tours are easily catered to both young and old visitors, to those with or without specific religious interest, and to both wine connoisseurs and wine “enthusiasts”.
A truly fantastic and authentic day outside of the city during your visit to Barcelona!
**No availability on your preferred date? Try booking a Private Tour.
- Very knowledgeable and entertaining, English-speaking guide
- Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned touring van
- Entrances to the Basílica
- 3-course restaurant lunch with wine
- Visit and tasting at a boutique winery
- Guide’s gratuity (optional)
- Entrances to the Boys’ Choir and to the Black Madonna. These are optional activities which you can add at check out, if you wish to.
- Very comfortable walking shoes
- Dress comfortably anticipating fluctuation in temperature
- A light rain jacket and/or umbrella
Important: If you ended up being the only two guests on a small-group tour, there would be a surcharge of 25€/person in order for the tour to go ahead privately. You would also have the options to reschedule or cancel and be reimbursed, subject to our cancellation policy.
Looking for something special?
Small Groups Tours are great! But, you can also book a Private Montserrat Day Tour if you want to keep it between you and your friends/family.