Montserrat Day Trip from Barcelona with Wine Tour & Cogwheel Train Ride

Visit the monastery, marvel at breathtaking scenery, and enjoy a decadent lunch at a Catalan winery

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 2 Reviews · 9.00h · Barcelona, Spain

Searching for an exciting day trip out of Barcelona? Join this small group tour to the jaw-dropping mountain range of Montserrat. Take a thrilling cogwheel train up to Montserrat, enjoy a guided visit of the Montserrat Monastery, and marvel at breathtaking scenery while exploring the stunning area at your leisure. Afterward, indulge in a multi-course lunch at a Catalan winery, followed by a delicious tasting of three fine wines. This is the perfect day trip from Barcelona!

  • Meet your guide at Barcelona North bus station
  • Guided excursion​
  • Cog railway
  • Montserrat​ mountain
  • Lunch
  • Wine tasting
  • Winemaking process​
  • Arrival to Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station)

Your Catalan adventure begins at the Barcelona Nord Bus Station, where you’ll meet your local guide and a small group of only 20 people at most. From the comfort of an air-conditioned bus, you’ll soon be on your way to the breathtaking mountain range of Montserrat.

Once you arrive at the base of Montserrat, you’ll hop aboard a thrilling cogwheel train! Scale the stunning mountain as you make your way to the top, taking in unparalleled views of the rugged landscape along the way. Want to skip the cogwheel train? Try our Full Day Trip to Montserrat from Barcelona with Winery & 3-Course Lunch tour.

Once you reach the top, enjoy a guided tour of the ornate Montserrat Monastery, followed by one hour of free time to explore Montserrat at your leisure.

Next, your expert guide will take you to a family-run Catalan winery for a decadent, multi-course lunch with delicious wine. Afterward, enjoy a tour of the winery and vineyard, followed by a tasting of three wonderful wines.

Following your wine tasting, it will be time to hop back on your bus for a tranquil return to the vibrant city of Barcelona. If you’re worried about leaving without a souvenir, be sure to purchase a bottle from the winery before departing!

Montserrat Day Trip from Barcelona with Cogwheel Train Ride Description

Your 9.5-hour tour includes:

  • Local, English-speaking guide

  • Roundtrip transportation from Barcelona in air-conditioned bus

  • Cogwheel train ticket

  • Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery

  • 1 hour of free time in Montserrat

  • Winery visit with multi-course lunch and sampling of three wines

  • Small group experience of 20 people max

Meet Your Local Guide

To begin your unforgettable journey to Montserrat, head to the Barcelona Nord Bus Station at 9:25 am. Your friendly guide will be waiting to greet you, along with your intimate group of fellow travelers. There will only be 20 guests at most on your tour, so you’ll be treated to a wonderfully personalized experience. After hopping on your air-conditioned bus, enjoy a comfortable commute from the bustling city of Barcelona to the breathtaking mountain range of Montserrat.

Hop Aboard a Cogwheel Train

After about one hour on the road, you will arrive at the base of majestic Montserrat. To reach the Montserrat Monastery, hop aboard an exhilarating cogwheel train, which will take you up to the mountain’s peak, providing awe-inspiring views along the way.

Visit Montserrat Monastery

Upon reaching Montserrat’s peak, you’ll be treated to a fascinating, guided tour of the Montserrat Monastery. Dating back to the 11th century, this stunning monastery has a rich history that your expert guide will explain in detail. Admire the intricate artwork that lines the walls of the monastery’s opulent interior, before moving on to explore Montserrat’s breathtaking mountain range.

Free Time in Montserrat

Following your guided monastery visit, you will be treated to about 1 hour of free time to explore Montserrat. While there won’t be time to ride the funicular or touch the famous Black Madonna, the picturesque area offers plenty to discover. Spend your time wandering through the charming piazza in front of the monastery and marveling at the jaw-dropping landscape that surrounds you.

Lunch at a Catalan Winery

Next, hop back into your comfortable bus for a decadent, culinary excursion! Your local guide will take you to an authentic Catalan winery where you’ll be treated to a delicious, multi-course lunch made from fresh, seasonal produce. Of course, your mouthwatering meal will be paired with fine wine from the property.

Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Walk off your decadent lunch with a guided tour of the winery and its idyllic vineyards. Learn about the winemaking process, take in the picturesque setting, and be treated to your own wine tasting! With an expert by your side, sample three of the vineyard’s Catalan wines. As you indulge in every sip, cheers with your group to the end of a magical adventure.

Drive Back to Barcelona

While it may be time to head back to Barcelona, there’s still time to grab a souvenir to commemorate the day’s adventures. Before leaving the cellar, you’ll have the option to purchase your favorite bottle of wine. The winery will also be happy to organize shipping for you.Afterward, slip back into your comfortable bus for an easy journey back to Barcelona where you'll be dropped off at Barcelona Nord Bus Station again. Be sure to grab a window seat, as the views from the winery will be stunning.

What you get with this tour
Passionate Englis-speaking guide
Roundtrip transportation
Cogwheel train ticket
Montserrat Monastery
Winery visit and samples
Group size max 20 people
Food and beverages
Guide gratuities
Hotel pick up and drop off
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Kathy Ward

Amazing day!
23 April 2024
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Jennifer Brower

What an amazing experience Montserrat was. The day was clear and bright so the views were inspirational. Our guide Gus was very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job of explaining the history and making suggestions for how we could spend our free time. We also enjoyed the winery lunch and tasting as well. All around an excellent experience! We would do it again!!

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes, and dressing according to the season

What to bring?

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes, and dressing according to the season

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Barcelona

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please contact us in advance and we will do our best to accommodate your needs

What happens if it rains?

We run our Montserrat tours rain or shine

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled? 

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund

Is there a dress code to enter the religious sites on this tour?

We ask both men and women to cover their knees and shoulders, otherwise, the Monastery can refuse entry, and you’ll miss out on a portion of your tour. We understand the summers in Barcelona can be hot, so a great alternative is to bring a shawl/scarf/sweater with you. That way you can cover your knees and shoulders when necessary

How comprehensive is the Montserrat Monastery portions of this tour?

In the spirit of seeing as much of Montserrat in one day as possible, the free time during this tour does not allow enough time to visit the Museum of Montserrat or touch the Black Madonna. While this tour is abbreviated compared to our dedicated Montserrat Monastery tours, you’ll still get to experience all the most important elements and attractions of Montserrat

Is lunch included in the price of the tour

Yes, a multi-course lunch with wine is included, and will be enjoyed at a Catalan winery. In case you prefer a lighter meal, you might consider booking our Montserrat tour with tapas tasting.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

Infants aged 3 or less may join the tour free of charge, but note that no car seat or meals are provided

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