Montserrat is Barcelona's number one day trip and the majesty of the crenellated mountains, upon which the sacred abbey was built, is deservedly world famous. Whilst you can get to Montserrat by train it is surprisingly costly, which is just one reason why Barcelona Life recommends this full-bodied excursion, which not only provides comfortable transport to the "jagged mountain", but also takes you to a historic 10th century castle for a regal Catalan lunch, followed by a tour of the castle's vineyards and some wine tasting. The excursion leaves Barcelona city centre at 9am every day, arriving at Montserrat at 10am, thus giving you plenty of time to explore the mountain's natural park and the abbey. At 1pm you are then driven to the nearby castle for a top quality traditional meal, before your guide reveals the fertile vineyards surrounding it, as well as selected parts of the ancient fortress interior (you will be with the only tour company allowed to do so!). Finally you are treated to a wine tasting session with an expert oenologist, where you'll get to see just how good wines from this part of Spain are! The excursion is very exclusive, as it is for a maximum of 15 people, and is very reasonably priced at 89 euros per head (transport, guide, lunch, wines and cheese all included). Email us for more info, or to reserve your spot. We're confident this particular trip will be the highlight of your holiday.
Thank you very much for the recommendation! The tour with castle experience was fantastic, and the tour guide Clara was quite excellent. Appreciate the reference and the added discount you provided, you made the experience of our vacation better because of it.
reviewed by Benjamin T from United States on Jan.08.2017
Have only good things to say about this tour, so very glad I tried it! The wines from this region are fabulous!
reviewed by Robert from United Kingdom on Nov.10.2014