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Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch

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Overview

Marvel over Montserrat, and then enjoy tapas and wine on this full-day, small-group tour from Barcelona. Ride the cogwheel train to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat, admire views over the Catalan countryside, and sample local treats such as coca de Montserrat and Montserrat liquor. Next, head to the Oller del Mas château, where you can tour the wine cellar, stroll the vineyards, and indulge in an expert-led winetasting. Finally, choose to dig into a delicious tapas brunch at the château, or enjoy a 3-course meal at a local restaurant.
  • Choose between a 3-course lunch at a local restaurant or a delicious tapas brunch
  • Ride the cogwheel train to the mountaintop at Montserrat Monastery
  • Taste organic wines at the Oller del Mas château
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a personalized experience
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Transportation in a comfortable air-conditioned shared bus
Local English-speaking tour guide
Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery
Regional tapas lunch with dessert (tapas option only)
Multi-course meal with wine (lunch option only)
Visit a boutique winery
Three wine tasting
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Tips and gratuities (optional)
Estación del Norte , Carrer d'Alí Bei, 78, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

Castlexperience Office (1st Floor - Section B - Ticket office A, B or C) Estación de autobuses Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station) (5 min walk from Arc de Triomf) YOU MUST CHECK-IN IN THE FIRST FLOOR BEFORE GOING TO THE BUSES AREA (GROUND FLOOR)

9:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Castlexperience Office (1st Floor - Section B - Ticket office A, B or C) Estación de autobuses Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station) Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80 (5 min from Arc de Triomf) YOU MUST CHECK-IN IN THE FIRST FLOOR BEFORE GOING TO THE BUSES AREA (GROUND FLOOR)
  • Departure time will be 9:45 A.M Please arrive at the meeting point 9:25 A.M, 20 min before the start of the tour
  • There is a limit of 20 people per guide, although transportation will be shared with other groups.
  • 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 in 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.
  • If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We do our best to welcome everyone on board!
  • We cater for any dietary allergies or restrictions – no need to warn us beforehand.
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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.
  • The tour is led in English
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Castlexperience Wine Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch?
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  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Montserrat with Cogwheel train, Tasting in a Boutique Winery with Tapas or Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "Taking this tour leaving Barcelona at 10 am and getting up to the Monastery at 11:30 - 12:00 in tourist season will not allow you time." See review
  • "Do note that there is only ONE winery visited and you get around 4 half-glasses so it's not that much of a tasting exactly." See review
  • "We usually avoid large group tours, but this tour keeps the group size small enough to enjoy." See review

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star-3
Disorganized and rushed
John_R
, Jun 2022
The visit to Montserrat felt rushed and disorganized. We were given a quick tour of where everything was, and then had one hour to do everything. The quickest appointment to see the statue of the Virgin (you need a separate appointment) was after we had to leave. The boys choir was replaced with an elderly priest (not their fault, but would've been nice to know so we didn't waste time trying to attend). Just waiting in line to buy breakfast took 25mins. Lunch was good, but longer than necessary. The wine tasting was just ok. The tour guide and the people we met made it worth it, but the overall design of the tour was lacking. If you want a wine tour, take a wine tour. If you want Montserrat, go there. But this all-in-one approach was clunky.
star-4
Monserrat is lovely
ronald_M
, Jun 2022
We loved Monserrat. Could have skipped the wine tasting. We didn't care for the wine and it was a waste of our time.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Ronald, Thank you for your review on our recent tours, we are glad you enjoyed Montserrat. Sorry to hear the wine tasting didn't meet your expectations. we try to do the perfect equilibrium between our cultural visit to Montserrat and the wine tasting at the vineyard. I would love to say that, as this is a winetour, we give extended information about Oller del Mas winery and their products and at the same time, we offer tapas or lunch with those wines. For that reason, we think the best option for you would have been our Montserrat Highlights tour, that it is a much shorter and only includes the visit to Montserrat or another option could have been notifiying us that you didn't wanted to do the wine part, and offer a solution for you to comeback after the monastery visit. In any case, we are very sorry that you considered the wine tasting a waste of time, we hope to have the opportunity in the future to show you that is worth it. Hope the rest of Barcelona was great, Castlexperience team
star-5
Magical well-rounded and organized tour
kara_y
, Jun 2022
WOW! This tour was magic! It was well organized and coordinated with bus rides in large, clean buses; train ride up the mountain; Monastery and area visits; delicious lunch/wine; and fine wine tasting in gorgeous castle. To top it all off was the outstanding guide JON, who was authentically kind and humorous, as well as informative and interesting in the provision of historical, cultural, and current commentary. He made the tour so special with his skill in engaging our group as a whole and individually … with respect and genuine care. Thank you Jon!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Kara, Firstly, we would like to show you our huge appreciation for sharing with everyone such a positive review on your recent visit to our tours. We are very happy you enjoyed the tour as much as you enjoyed Jon´s work. Please rest assured your comments will be passed to our guide. It is always inspiring for all our team members to know that we succeeded on our efforts to create unique and memorable experiences to our visitors. We look forward to welcoming you back here in the future! Warm regards, Valeria M. Castlexperience team
star-5
Nice day trip from Barcelona
Tammie_M
, Jun 2022
Our guide, Mariana, was a delight and knowledgeable about Montserrat, the Montesary, and the winery and wine tasting. Well-rounded, fun tour. There is time to see the grounds of Montserrat on your own and visit the gift shop and local vendors.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Tammie, What a great review! We are absolutely thrilled with your very kind words and proud to hear such wonderful things about our guides, especially about Mariana. We will pass along your compliments. Thank you for trusting our experiences and sharing a day with us! All the best and see you soon :) Valeria M. Castlexperience Team
star-5
A fantastic day.
Brian_W
, Jun 2022
We had a wonderful tour. The history of Monserrat and the Castle where we did the wine tasting was just as remarkable as the taste and beauty. Jon, our guide, was well knowledge and had fun spirits. He made the tour that much better. I would do this tour again!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Brian, On behalf of all the team I would like to thank you for taking the time to share such a beautiful comment about our tours. We are very happy to read you enjoyed the tour as much as you enjoyed your guide’s work. Please rest assured your comments will be passed on to Jon. Warm regards, Castlexperience Team
star-5
Barcelona - Madrid Trip
Victor_P
, Jun 2022
Yesterday’s tour with Jon (our assigned tour guide) was by far the BEST tour that my good friend Reinaldo and I, have been on thus far on this trip! From the bus ride, the information given about Monserrat’s history, visit to the monastery/church, the lunch, and visit to the winery - Jon was exceptionally PHENOMENAL! He’s a very charismatic, knowledgeable, super accommodating, friendly and approachable individual! As a plus, I’d mentioned to him that it was Reinaldo’s birthday and to my surprise he had the staff bring out a small desert with a single candle and encouraged the entire group sing “Happy Birthday” - I appreciate him going out of his way to do this! Overall, our experience was amazing! If I could rate it as 100% I definitely would! 10****across the board! Thank you again for the wonderful experience, Víctor Pimentel
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Wow! Thank you very much for your review, Victor! It is always inspiring for all our team members to know that we succeeded on our efforts to fulfill your expectations. We are really glad you had a great time in our tour with Jon. Please rest assured that we will pass your comments. He will love to hear such lovely words about him! All the Castlexperience Team wishes Reinaldo the happiest of birthdays :) Valeria M. Castlexperience Team
star-5
Wonderful
Heather_V
, Jun 2022
Beautiful experience The cathedral was beautiful and the views spectacular. Pep was a wonderful guide and very knowledgeable
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Heather, On behalf of all the team I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments about our tours. We are very happy to read you enjoyed the tour as much as you enjoyed your guide’s work. Please rest assured your comments will be passed on to Pep. Warm regards, Valeria M. Castlexperience Team
star-5
Fantastic
Cassondra_K
, Jun 2022
Was a great tour! Pep was an excellent guide! Full of knowledge about the area and winery. We would recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear traveler, First of all, thank you very much for sharing your experience with us in such a beautiful way. Pep is also going to love these nice words. Your opinion and the fact that you enjoyed the tour that much are extremely important to us. Thank you for recommending us:) Best wishes, Castlexperience team
star-5
The wine tasting ...
KALID_A
, Jun 2022
The wine tasting Nerea (The tour guide) was excellent, and efficient. She gives excellent explanations and provides valuable information in a funny but stil professional way
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Kalid, Thank you so much for your lovely review! I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your tour with Nerea! Nerea is an awesome tour guide who really knows how to connect with her guests. I hope the rest of your time in Barcelona was equally great! Have a great day, Valeria M. Castlexperience team
star-5
This Tour Will Eat Up Most of Your Day, But It’s Worth It
Marc_M
, Jun 2022
My friends dragged me along for this tour and I did not know what to expect nor know what Monserrat was, but I came out knowing a lot more at the end. My tour guide Violeta, was a very friendly and welcoming guide who gave us ample history and facts, but also made sure we had maximum free time exploring Monserrat. Although the Monserrat part of this tour was a little short, it was more than enough to accomplish whatever activity you choose to do during your hour or so of free time. After Monserrat came the lunch and wine tour, and I have to say that was excellent. The meal was enough and the winery was a beautiful sight. The wine tasting too was amazing. Overall the tour was more than I expected. FYI we got back to the bus station at 6:40pm. Thank you for the wonderful tour Violeta!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Marc, On behalf of all the team I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments about our tours. We are very happy to read you enjoyed the tour as much as you enjoyed your guide’s work. Please rest assured your comments will be passed on to Violeta. Warm regards, Valeria M. Castlexperience Team
star-5
Spritual and fun!
mARYAM_p
, Jun 2022
Amazing time with anays ( an educated wine maker) she was an amazing guide .. Very thorough and trip was never boring. We went up funicular at Montestrat and saw the church and went on tour to winery which was exotic and all organic . Met the family which was super kind and humble. They highly recommended her tours as well. Thank you Anays for making this trip memorable with kids . :)
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear traveler, Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. It is nice to notice you enjoyed your visit with us. We are proud about your comment by listing some of the positive aspects from our tour that you enjoyed the most, like the tour itself, the winery and especially our guide, Anays. It is always inspiring for all our team members to know that we succeeded on our efforts to create unique and memorable experiences to our visitors. I will personally transmit your review to her. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. Best regards, Valeria M. Castlexperience Team
star-5
Amazing day trip!
Ammon_R
, Jun 2022
We had an amazing guide and experience! Our guide, Dani, had so much historical knowledge of Spain and the Montserrat to share. I’d recommend this trip to anyone visiting Barcelona.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear traveler, Thank you for your kind words about our tour and for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are delighted to hear that you had an amazing time. We appreciate your great comments regarding our wonderful guide Dani. Please rest assured your comments will be passed among our guide. We would love to welcome you again and thank you for recommending us! Warm regards, Valeria M. Castlexperience Team
star-4
Great experience overall.
Roger_M
, Jun 2022
Montserrat was beautiful. Our guide Anays was possibly the best guide we’ve ever had…imparting knowledge while making it fun. Visit to the winery was too long after a long day and multiple encounters with wine.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Roger, Thank you so much for your lovely review! So sorry the winery part didn't meet your expectations, we try to do a balance between Montserrat and Oller del Mas to take the maximum profit of the two locations. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your tour with Anays! She is an awesome tour guide who really knows how to connect with her guests. I hope the rest of your time in Barcelona was great! Have a great day, Valeria M. Castlexperience team
star-5
Dani was a great guideline
Atiya_S
, Jun 2022
Fun tour guide. Lots of wine. Lunch was good. Cute little gift shop. Didn’t like the review part - too long!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Atiya, I am so glad to hear that you had an overall good experience on your tour. The whole Castlexperience staff works hard to make that possible. We are a very small team and, believe me, I will pass on your great comments to Dani! We’re sorry to hear that you found the review part too long. After ten years doing tours, we have learned that in a shared group it is very difficult to please everyone with so many different interests, backgrounds and opinions. We have tried to make a tour with content but also with a little bit of fun and entertainment. The reality is that we want our customers get to know our culture, history and gastronomy in a fun way. The truth is that we don’t want to overwhelm only with information – especially in a nine-hour tour! Once again, thank you so much! Wish you all the best! Valeria M. Castlexperience team
star-5
Closer to Heaven
Debra_L
, May 2022
The visit to Montserrat. Beautiful Monastery and story. Loved the community groups dancing. Could have spend longer there.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Debra, Thank you for your stunning review as for your recent visit to our tour. Your wonderful words encourage us to continue working hard to fulfill visitors’ experiences and make them live a memorable day. We would love to welcome you again if you come back to Barcelona. Thank you for recommending us! Kind regards, Valeria M. Castlexperience team
star-5
Beautiful Mountains, Great Guide, Amazing Wine
Katie_D
, May 2022
This tour was absolutely excellent. We had Nareeah as our guide and she was so informative and entertaining. I felt like we had enough time at Montserrat to explore and the winery and tapas lunch was a nice touch. Overall, a great way to meet other travelers and learn more about Spain as a whole.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Katie, Thank you so much for your lovely words. We really appreciate you for taking the time to write this review, and specially for mentioning Nerea’s good job. We are glad you enjoyed the tour. Don't hesitate to come to visit us again if you are in Barcelona! Best wishes, Valeria M. Castlexperience team
star-3
Beautiful but could have been more organized
John_R
, May 2022
Our tour guide Francesc was great, very fun and friendly. Montserrat is very beautiful and must see. However, there was a lot of time spent waiting for buses to and from the destinations as well as waiting for other groups. The tour seemed a bit unorganized and led to some frustrations amongst the group. Save your money for the "cog-wheel" train portion of the trip and if the regular tour is cheaper, just do that with the bus that takes you to the monastery. The lunch was served in a very hot room on a 90 degree day and the first thing served was hot soup. Fransesc did make up for some of the complaints with the largest pours we have ever received for a wine tasting. This was more of a wine "drinking" experience at the winery so we cannot complain there!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear John, Thank you for taking the time in writing this review. Please accept our apologies if the lunch provided did not meet your expectations. We will inform the restaurant so they can continue improving the options provided. Actually, now we are serving a cold soup named "gazpacho" which is perfect for the warm summer days. Happy to hear you had a nice time during the wine tasting! Have a nice day!
star-4
Good day trip
Michelle_W
, May 2022
I enjoyed the day from the train to the winery and all between. I would have preferred more time on Montserrat and less after the wine tasting.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Michelle :) Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and we will take your recommendations into account for future tours. best regards, Castlexperience Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Some beautiful views at...
makenzie_s
, May 2022
Some beautiful views at montserrat and the winery. Winery was gorgeous and got to walk a little after lunch. very well organized
icon Response from Host , May 2022
!Hola¡ Thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback :) We are very happy to read you enjoyed the tour. I hope the rest of your time in Barcelona was great! Kind regards, Castlexperience Team
star-5
Nuria was the best guide ever.
LThorne_J
, May 2022
We absolutely loved the entire tour, but having Nuria as our guide added history and passion to the experience. She even gave us lots of tips for our Barcelona stay.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hii :) Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.We would love to welcome you again and thank you for recommending us. Nuria will be happy to know you had a good time with her:) Kind regards Castlexperience Team

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