Montserrat and Wine Country Day Tours - Barcelona, Spain

Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Food Pairing, Tour, Chauffeured Tours
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English
Theme
Outdoor, Countryside, Nature
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
123
48
/ Person
TRUSTED PARTNER
Filippo S
Response rate: 
50%
Response time:
several hours
Activity Overview
Looking for a day filled with Gothic and Modernist art, architecture, astounding rock formations, unbeatable views and exceptional food and wine tasting - look no further! 

Our Montserrat and Wine Country day tour is a well-rounded, all-inclusive, all-day experience 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 and standing at an unexpected 725 mts. / 2378 ft. above sea level. 

This tour consists of a 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, and the first church, followed by the monastery, were 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, reconstructed various times, destroyed by Napoleon in 1811 and 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. 

The day includes: 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. We leave Montserrat and head over to enjoy a fantastic lunch of local Catalan country cuisine in a traditional restaurant at the base of Montserrat, followed by private field tour, guided exclusive visit and three-product wine and cava tasting at one of the premier, small, boutique vineyards in the Penedès wine region.

Montserrat and Wine Country Day Tour 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. The tour can easily be catered to both young and old, to those with or without specific religious interest, and to both wine connoisseurs and wine ‘enthusiasts’.  A truly fantastic and authentic day trip outside of the city during your visit to Barcelona!

Important
There will be a surcharge of 15 EUR / person if you end up being the only two clients on any non-private tour. Although this is not likely (especially between April and October), it would be necessary in order to cover guide fees and other costs that would normally be covered by having more than two clients on the tour. The positive side of the supplement is that you would end up getting a private tour at a fraction of the normal private touring price!
 
Practical information
Very comfortable walking shoes
Dress comfortably anticipating fluctuation in temperature
A light rain jacket and/or umbrella (if necessary)
 
Included
  • Very knowledgeable and entertaining, English-speaking guide
  • Transportation in a modern, air conditioned touring van
  • 4-course restaurant lunch with wine
  • Visit and wine tasting at a local boutique winery
Group-size:
2 - 8
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
123
48
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Monday, Friday8:30 AM
Duration
10 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
2 reviews   0 comments
Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
We took the Monserrat & Winery tour, which comprised a full day outside of Barcelona. Monserrat was completely stunning. The lunch at a local restaurant was a good respite before moving on to the winery, which showcased some of local wine. Our guide, Jose, kept us informed of the history associated with what we were seeing, as well as local customs, myths, and more. It was a full, long day but we ... more enjoyed it all!
Overall Experience
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We had an absolutely fabulous day on our tour. Our guide Andrew was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects relating to Catalan culture. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning in Monserrat, lunch in Monstriol was fantastic and to top it all tasting wine in the vineyards of Pardas with owner Ramon was a truly unforgettable experience. Andrew’s attention to detail assured a world class experience. I would ... more highly recommend this tour to anyone considering a day out of Barcelona.
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70
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/ Person
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Duration:
2 H
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Set the heart of Barcelona’s old Jewish Quarter, Toldot brings you the magic of Casa Adret, a 13th-century palace-house. Atmospheric and enchanting, this award winning architectural gem showcases ancient walls, high ceilings, rooftop terrace with views of Barcelona. Entering its walls is a shortcut to the Middle Ages, and dining in its space is a truly rare and special opportunity. Once Jewish home, Casa Adret is now Mozaika’s Hub, a Jewish Cultural and Research centre where activities range from gastronomic experiences, concerts, debates, book festivals, cultural activities and more, bringing much needed cultural revival to Barcelona’s ancient Jewish quarter.

By booking a tour or dinner, you are financially supporting the running of Casa Adret, Mozaika and reviving Jewish life in Barcelona.

Monica, from Mexico City, was raised in a Syrian Jewish family, and Eva, from Melbourne Australia, with the Askenazi Polish connection. The duo explore Jewish gastronomy through family heritage, traditions and Jewish food legacy. Inspired by the way our mothers and grandmothers have always cooked for us, abundantly and with love, Monica and Eva believe that by sharing a table, we can create a shared experience of our past and celebrate each others individual histories.

Gothic Tour
Our tours have been developed by Mozaika members, historians and researchers, to bring rigorous investigation and explore the lesser know histories of the Catalan Jewish story. Duration 1.5-2 hours.

The Gothic Tour walks through the Jewish community of the Middle Ages, 11-14th century. We’ll walk through the gothic Jewish quarter and “El Call", where you can discover its history, important figures and Jewish life at the time. You’ll meet a poet, a doctor, a coral merchant, a great debate and glimpse Mediterranean trade. The tour includes exclusive access to Casa Adret, a medieval house once owned by the Jewish family of Astruc Adret until the riots of 1391, now head quarters and research centre of Mozaika.

Workshops
Jewish gastronomy is as vast and different as the countries that we come from. Food in Judaism, is immersed in tradition and in religion. We want to take you on a tour of the flavours of our mothers and grandmothers: their secrets, stories, textures, festivals. Every recipe has a story, which will unfold while we cook together, at the same time as share the history of the magical space we are in, Casa Adret. After preparing a traditional recipe, we will have a vermut on the terrace, with views of Barcelona’s old city, and share the fruits of our recently cooked recipes and more!

Arab sweets

Stuffed and rolled

Challah and hummus

All things Kibbeh

Jagim (holiday dishes)

Food experiences - The Festival Table

Dips, salads and pita bread

House made pickled vegetables.

Main course- festival style

Seasonal salads and vegetables

Dessert

Local red and white wine

Fruit water
$
79
97
/ Person
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Duration:
3,5 H
The City of Barcelona has a rich history with amazing food experiences like tapas and wine crawl, so come and join us on a 2000 year magical journey through three of the most vibrant ... moreneighborhoods: Barceloneta, Barri Gotic, and El Born. Our passionate, knowledgeable guides will bring the history of Barcelona to life on your 3.5-hour tasting journey. During your tour, we will mix history with the traditions of the neighborhoods that we will be exploring with wonderful, authentic food like the legendary "Pa amb Tomàquet", the famous Patatas Bravas, and much more! Accompanied by an assortment of locally made cheeses, cured meats, and yes, heavenly house-made sparkling wine and Cava, the classic Vermut and the refreshing "Clara", a truly delicious drink!

This tour experience is the best of both worlds, with incredible food and 2000 years of history, all rolled into one amazing Tour. You will get to immerse yourself at the Medieval streets and alleyways of the Old Roman City of Barcino, nowadays Barcelona. Not to mention that you will also explore some fantastic hidden family-run restaurants, bodegas & taverns.

With this Tour, you are going to have wonderful, unique memories of Barcelona’s tastes and smells that will linger long after your trip is over!

Visit one of the best bodegas in the Gothic quarter
Try your luck at mastering the traditional Porrón alongside 3 amazing tapas

Drink Cava at a place so local it has No Name outside
Cava is Catalunya champagne but better :-) you will also try some very tasty Sparkling wine, all of these products are produced by owners at their vineyards about 60 km from Barcelona. Also, taste and learn all about the world-class Manchego cheese and Serrano Ham with a special tasty sausage treat. 

Give your tastebuds a treat with the Best Patatas Bravas in the City!

This Bodega not only the best Bravas but also the most amazing Bomba in Barcelona with traditional surprise tapa and to wash it down is a refreshing Clara/lemonade beer. 

Picture yourself seating and enjoying Tapas on a Terrace with a Catalan wine.

You will get to try either a red wine from Tarragona or white wine from Penedes or both why not? Sorry, the tapas here are a secret join us to found out. 
$
76
44
/ Person
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Duration:
1,5 H
Enjoy the diversity and sophistication of Barcelona’s most artistic community while you savor the different wines of Spain paired with tapas in this wine walking tour through the wine ... moreregions across Spain.

Your friendly and charismatic wine ambassador will take you to different hot spots, where you’ll be welcomed to taste wines from different areas of Spain paired with a tapa. Learn how to taste, pair and buy the best wines with an intimate group. Enjoy five wines and at least five food pairings over the course of a wine walking tour of two hours.

What better way to experience travel around Spanish geography and wine flavors than a dedicated wine tour to taste the different wines from the diverse wine areas of Spain.

You will start the tour in a unique venue in a Gastronomic Centre, created under the slow food philosophy and open to offer food and wine tours to Foodies and travellers who visit Barcelona. You will be welcomed with tasting wine.

You will continue your tour visiting local bars, where you will be welcomed with a glass of selected wine and a tapa. We will also go to the heart of a neighbourhood, sample delicious wines, taste contemporary cuisine and discover great wine bars.