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Montserrat and Cava Trail Private Day Trip from Barcelona

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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3142MONT_P
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.

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Centrally located hotels in Barcelona
Departure Time:
Tour start at approx. 9am. It's possible to arrange a different starting time once your booking is confirmed.
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Pricing information

Montserrat and Cava Trail Private Day Trip from Barcelona

Montserrat and Cava Trail Private Day Trip from Barcelona

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Montserrat cable car (approx. 8 euros)
  • Montserrat Museum entrance fee (approx. 7 euros)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • 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.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Stacey, July 2013

Great trip with a wonderful tour guide who took us to a place for lunch that only locals know about, and the meal was unbelievable! We would definitely recommend this trip, but make sure you have tennis shoes for the beautiful hike at Monserrat. Our only complaint about the day was the car that our tour guide rented was tiny for all 5 of us and extremely uncomfortable. We expected a different type of transportation. Other than that, it was a full day of great sights and a most memorable day we'll not forget!

Reviewed by: Laura P, June 2013

Our guide was wonderful,and very informative. He was so friendly, and spoke excellent English. We had a great time, and wished we could have had more time at Montserrat. There wasn't enough time to do everything that was available. We toured the cathedral, and saw the famous boys choir, and took a very quick walk through their museum. We didn't get to take the tram up to the top or walk on the trail, which we were sorry to miss.

The tour of Cordinu winery and their underground caves where bottles are stored was very informative. We were able to taste 2 of their caves at the end of the tour. The grounds are beautiful, and buildings are very pretty.

From EUR110.00

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