Small group Tour

Montserrat Monastery visit with Wine & Cava in Penedés

Visit the Montserrat Monastery and taste delicious cava from the area in a cellar known worldwide.

Hotel Pick-up

Duration: 10h

Price : 114€

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  • Small Groups, Max. 8 people

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Languages

On request (English or spanish)

Summary

Escape the crowds of the city and take a break to the Catalonian countryside. Take a full-day tour to the must visit spots of the surroundings of Barcelona, the splendid natural park of the Montserrat Mountain and its 12th century Benedictine Monastery, home to the revered Black Madonna, and listen to the celestial tones of one the oldest boy’s choir in Europe. Continue your day out driving to the verdant vineyards of Penedés to visit a family run cellar that has been cultivating grapes since 1385. Enjoy stunning view of the vineyards and the Montserrat Mountain while tasting 3 different Cavas accompanied by local cured meats and cheese.

Tour highlights

  • Full-day tour from Barcelona to Montserrat Mountain and Penedès wine region.

  • Visit the breathtaking Montserrat Mountain and its sacred Benedictine Abbey.

  • Delight in the verdant beauty of Penedès and descend into the authentic wine cellars of the region.

  • Visit a local Cava and taste different varieties of this sparkling wine

  • Learn about the rich cultural heritage of Catalonia from your expert guide.

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included.

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Points of interest

  • Montserrat Mountain Natural Park:
    Declared a Natural Park in 1987, this rocky massif is characterized by the rounded shape of its peaks. The natural surroundings and rare beauty of the mountain offer the most spectacular beauty.

  • Monastery and the 'Black Madonna':
    This Benedictine monastery has existed for nearly one thousand years. The place still serves as an authentic spiritual retreat center and place of pilgrimage in honor of the Virgin of Montserrat, Catalonia’s patron saint. The monastery houses the 'Black Madonna', a wooden carving from the 12th century, and a true symbol of the Catalan culture.

  • Choir of Montserrat:
    One of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe, originating in the 14th century. These children participate in liturgical celebrations and community prayer in the basilica.

  • Sant Sadurní d’Anoia:
    In Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the capital of the Cava, are the wineries with more history and tradition. Its wine-growing past goes back almost five centuries of antiquity, right in this territory that we will visit, in 1872 it was elaborated for the first time digs in Spain following the Traditional Method, and with own grapes of the Penedès.

Tour Description

Get picked up by your guide at your accommodation in Barcelona and enjoy the comfort of a minivan. Head 60 km northeast of Barcelona, to the Magical Mountain of Montserrat. On the road, your guide will share fascinating stories about Catalonia’s history and culture, introducing the sites you will visit on this tour.
The Mountain of Montserrat hovers 4,000 feet high over the spectacular landscape of Montserrat National Park. The massif itself is easily recognized by the “serrated” appearance of its skyline and the whimsical rounded shape of its peaks. The latter is the result of millions of years of erosion. Ascend to the top to discover the most mythical views of Catalonia’s landscape.
On Montserrat Mountain, 2,380 feet above sea level, sits the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat. This beautiful structure, surrounded by nature, has served many as an authentic spiritual retreat for almost one thousand years. Visit the Basilica, home to the Virgin of Montserrat (the "Black Madonna"), also the patron saint of Catalonia. According to legend, the Virgin physically appeared here in the IX century, giving rise to the hermitage of Santa Maria. The Roman carving of the Black Madonna can be traced back to the XII century. The wooden statue is easily recognizable by her dark skin and the golden altar surrounding her.
After visiting the monastery, tour its surroundings, taking a moment to enjoy the unparalleled views of this spectacular environment, which was declared a Natural Park in 1987.
Explore the Holy Cave, where the Virgin is said to have appeared, making it a popular destination for religious pilgrimage and prayer.
Finally, enjoy a performance by the La Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest boys´choirs in Europe. Listen to the angelic voices of the children, which light up this already magical place.
Continue your journey to the discovery of Catalonia’s fertile soils and warm climate, the perfect combination for rich wine production.
Head to the Penedés region, located at the foot of the Montserrat Mountain, cradling verdant vineyards. Enjoy the beautiful green and mountainous scenery, while driving through and get to know Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the capital of the Cava.
Your guide will take you to a family-run cellar of 1385, celebrated for its organic and ecological cultivation of grapes. The cellar is well known for its premium production of a superior Cava called Corpinnat, a distinguished great sparkling wine, made in the heart of the Penedès from 100% organic grapes harvested by hand and entirely vinified on the premises of the winery.
Visit the cellar and descent to the dungeons where the wine is secretly kept for several years. Learn by the hand of an expert viticultor on wine production and grapes growing. Taste 3 varieties of local wines and Cavas, paired with traditional cheeses and cold meats while enjoying great views of the Catalan countryside with the Montserrat mountain at the background.

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Tour information

Included
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
  • Walking tour of Montserrat Natural Park.
  • Visit to the Monastery of Montserrat.
  • Visit and Cava tasting at Llopart Family Estate Cellar and Vineyards
  • Children Choir of Montserrat (if available).
Not included
  • Any private expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
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