Montserrat, Tapas & Wine
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before.
|Number of participants||Minimum 1 person|
What the experience includes
Upon arrival to our meeting point, you will be introduced to your local guide and the rest of the group. When everyone is set, we will depart to Montserrat Monastery, located an hour away from central Barcelona.
Montserrat is a unique mountain in the world, certainly worth a visit if you are in Barcelona. It is considered to be the cornerstone of the Catalan culture, history, nature, and spirituality. Your guide will provide plenty of information about it all during the guided visit. You will see the atrium, where many events of the country’s history are depicted; the Basilica, inside of which sits the Black Madonna, and its outstanding façade. You will also see the 15th century cloister and Santa Maria square.
At the end of the guided visit you will have some free time (around half an hour) to browse the Monastery’s souvenir shop, get a cup of coffee, discover local cheese and honey from Farmer’s Market, or soak in the magnificent views of the famous Stairway to Heaven.
Oller del Mas Cellar
After Montserrat, we head to the grounds Oller del Mas, located at the feet of Montserrat. The drive from the monastery offers wonderful views of the mountain and the region – make sure not to miss them!
Oller del Mas is one of the most important wineries in Catalonia, having recently earned the “vi de finca”, the highest distinction for Spanish wines, and the “Best Wine Experience” award in 2016. This organic cellar is located in a 10th-century castle, which you will be exclusively allowed to explore with your guide. During the wine tour you will visit the vineyards and the barrels room.
The wine tasting will take place at the end of the visit. You will be able to sample three ecological wines paired with a tasty cold tapas lunch with dessert. We cater for any special dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten-free diets. Your guide will ask you about it at the beginning of the tour.
Everything you need to know
Meet us at Barcelona Nord Bus station. Castlexperience Office (1st Floor - Section B - Ticket office A, B or C).
Address: Estación de autobuses Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station). Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80 (5 min from Arc de Triomf)
Meet strictly 20 minutes before departure time.
Our tours depart on time to avoid delays. Please note that late shows or no shows are not refunded.
Usually group size is maximum 20 people, although we reserve the right to extend the limit to 22.
Transportation will be shared with other groups.
Our company is composed of a deeply committed team of people. We are working hard in our team, and with all our partners, to be up to the current circumstances. When operating, all our services will abide by all health and security policies issued by the competent administrations. Our top priority is and will be ensuring a safe environment for all our customers and our team
We work daily with different low-production, family-owned boutique wineries. Due to logistic reasons, you might visit another cellar instead of Oller del Mas.
Please note that we reserve the right to modify the order of the sites visited if considered necessary.
This tour can be booked as private, also in other languages. Please contact us for more information.
If you have reduced mobility, contact us before booking. We’ll do our best to welcome you on board!
Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.
Temperatures in Montserrat and the winery tend to be more extreme than in Barcelona. Please check the weather forecast the day before and dress accordingly. We advise bringing water, especially during the summer season.
Infants aged 3 or less may join the tour free of charge, but note that no car seat or meals are provided.
We cater for any dietary allergies or restrictions.
- Entry or admission fee
- Parking fees
- Food & drinks
- Bus fare
Shared transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned bus
Local English-speaking guide
Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery (1 hour)
30-minutes free time at Montserrat*
Guided visit to Oller del Mas vineyards, cellar, and castle
Three ecological wine tasting
Tapas lunch with dessert
Possibility to buy the wines tasted (shipping available)
*Please note that the free time during this tour does not allow enough time to visit the Museum of Montserrat, touch the Black Madonna, or ride the funicular. Check our full-day Montserrat, Food & Wine Tour if you are interested in these activities.
- Tip or gratuity
Hotel pick-up and drop off
Tips and gratuities
Stop at: Meet at Castlexperience Office (1st Floor - Section B - Ticket office A, B or C) Estación de autobuses Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station)
Stop at: An amazing guided tour of Montserrat, the magic mountain
Stop at: Departure to Oller del Mas
Stop at: Arrival at Oller del Mas Winery
Stop at: Wine Tasting and tapas at the castle
Stop at: Departure to Barcelona
More infoWhat to bring
Suitable clothes for the weather
Cancellation fee of 0% is charged if cancelled 24 Hours or less before the activity.