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Montserrat and Pares Balta Winery Small Group Tour from Barcelona Quick Confirmation

Montserrat Monastery

Immerse yourself in the serenity and beauty of the iconic Montserrat mountain and enjoy free time to explore at your own leisure. Then, visit the renowned Pares Balta winery in the Penedes wine-growing region and sample traditional cava.

  • Montserrat Monastery
  • Montserrat Monastery
  • Montserrat Monastery
  • Sculptures on the facade of the main chapel
  • Wine collection
  • Montserrat
  • Spain, Montserrat Monastery
Join a personalized small group English tour with a maximum of 20 people to Montserrat and the Penedes wine region. After a brief introduction of all that Montserrat has to offer, enjoy more than 4 hours of free time to explore on your own. In the afternoon, head to Parés Balta winery and learn about biodynamic farming, wine and cava elaboration process and taste delicious biodynamic wines and cavas.
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  • Duration: 10.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Wine tasting / Cava tasting / Transportation fee / English-speaking guide
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 08:15 Check-in at Explore Catalunya Office
  • 08:30 Departure from Barcelona
  • 09:30 Montserrat Sanctuary
    Sculptures on the facade of the main chapel Upon arrival at Montserrat Sanctuary your tour guide will explain all that Montserrat has to offer for you to explore at your own pace.
  • 10:00 Free Time at Montserrat (4 hours 30 minutes)
  • Montserrat Monastery and Montserrat Museum
    Santa Maria de Montserrat Grab the opportunity to visit the Basilica of Montserrat and to see the Black Madonna from up close. At the Museum of Montserrat, see over 1,300 pieces from different periods including the Porte d'Aval by Claude Monet and Saint Jerome in Meditation by Caravaggio among others.
  • La Escolania de Montserrat Boy Choir
    Spain, Montserrat Monastery Don't miss the chance to listen to one of Europe's oldest children's choirs, the La Escolania de Montserrat. Please take note that the choir usually sings at 13:00 on weekdays and noon on Sunday.
  • Sant Joan Funicular and Montserrat Natural Park Hike
    Montserrat Another option during your free time includes riding the Sant Joan Funicular and explore some of the numerous walks of Montserrat Natural Park, ranging from relaxing strolls to challenging hikes. The trails offer different views of the stunning landscape.
  • 14:30 Head to Pares Balta Winery in Penedes
    After Montserrat, head to the Penedes wine growing region, home to the Spanish Cava (champagne). The region is also known for its wide variety of grapes.
  • 15:30 Pares Balta Wine Tasting and Tour
    Wine collection Learn how cava is produced, starting from the first pressing of the grapes to its fermentation. Visit the vineyards and learn about the biodynamic farming and see the barrel room and learn how wines are elaborated.

    Please note that the winery visited may change on weekends and bank holidays.
  • Biodynamic Wine and Cava Tasting
    Cap off the tour by tasting some of the best biodynamic wines and cavas from the Penedes region.
  • 17:15 Head back to Barcelona
  • 18:30 Tour Ends at Explore Catalunya Office
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Please wear appropriate clothing when entering a place of worship. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals.
    • Walking shoes
    • Comfortable clothing
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Additional Note(s)
    • Montserrat cable car and entrance fees to Montserrat Museum are not included in the price.
    • Please note that the winery to be visited may change on weekends and bank holidays.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Meals are not included in the price.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 20.
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When does the Escolania (Boys' Choir) perform?
  • Choir performance times may vary in accordance with special religious celebrations and the school calendar but the usual performance times of the Escolania (Boys' Choir) is:

    From Monday to Friday: 13:00 - Salve and Virolai
    From Monday to Thursday: 18:45 - Vespers, Salve Montserratina and Polyphonic Motet
    Sundays and religious holidays: 12:00 - Salve and Virolai, 18:45 - Vespers, Salve Montserratina and Polyphonic Motet

    You may check the Escolania performance days and times here:
What can I do during my free time at Montserrat?
  • You can do any of the following activities:

    - Visit the Basilica of Montserrat
    - Touch the Black Madonna inside the Basilica of Montserrat
    - Hike the trails around Montserrat Monastery
    - Go to the Farmer’s market and try the food of Catalunya
    - Check out the Montserrat shop where you can find liquors made by the monks of Montserrat Monastery
    - Visit Montserrat Museum (tickets not included)
    - Visit Montserrat Audiovisual Exhibition (Espai Audiovisual de Montserrat) (tickets not included)
    - Take the San Joan Funicular (tickets not included)
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 08:30 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 100.42
USD 100.42

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1% Reward Points
(4.67/5.00) 4.67 / 5
(12 reviews)

Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 10.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily


by: Judy A.
Wonderful tour! Joseph was a knowledgable and enthusiastic guide. Explore Catalunya was a terric company to work with. It was a high quality tour and great value!
by: So Young
Very very good tour with fantastic tour guide! He was knowledable and enthusiastic to share with us all he knows. This small group tour is a good combination and recommended to those who do not want t...more
by: Ernesto
The Tour was really great. The guide was very knowleadgable. Transportation was also good. Meeting place should have been in the bus stop so as not to walk from the office.

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