Explore the amazing thousand-year-old monastery of Montserrat and enjoy panoramic views, scenic walks and L’Esclonia boy’s choir while accompanied by an amazing Catalan country lunch, afternoon visit, and tastings to a premier Penedes boutique winery.
Spend a relaxing day exploring the stunning Montserrat countryside, tasting some remarkable food and wine from the Catalan region.
Begin the day with a guided visit to the impressive Monastery of Montserrat, located 45 minutes outside Barcelona and standing at an unexpected 725 meters above sea level. While in Montserrat, hear the singing of the L’Esclonia boy’s choir, pay a visit to the “Moreneta de Montserrat”, one of the black Madonnas of Europe, and a enjoy a light walk to the Santa Cova where the black Madonna is said to have originally been found and rescued.
Enjoy a fantastic 3-course lunch of local Catalan country cuisine in a traditional restaurant at the base of Montserrat, and then embark on a guided tour of the region’s premier boutique wineries, enjoying 3 product wine and cava tastings along the route.
• Transportation in a modern touring van
• Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
• 3-course restaurant lunch with wine
• Visit and tasting at the winery
What’s Not Included:
Good to Know:
You should dress comfortably and be prepared for a significant fluctuation in temperature, as the day tends to warm up considerably from morning to mid-day. A light rain jacket and/or umbrella are recommended, as well as comfortable walking shoes.
There would be a surcharge of 15 EUR per person if you end up being only two clients on any non-private tour. Although this is not likely, it would be necessary in order to cover the guide fees and other costs that would normally be covered by having more than two clients on the tour.
The Escolania (the Montserrat Boys Choir) does not sing on Saturdays. Some Saturdays will have special guest choirs.