Private vehicle to Montserrat monastery, a cava tasting in the Penedes region, and Gaudí's crypt at the Colónia Guell
A private day tour of the Catalan countryside. Chose from these great options, or plan your own custom route:
* a visit to the Montserrat mountain and its famous monastery and black madonna, an extraordinary landscape with views of the whole country; an optional extra is ride the funicular railway to the top: * the Colonia Güell to see Gaudí's most original work, the crypt of his unfinished masterpiece; * a guided tour and tasting at the famous Cordoniu cava winery; * or the Pedralbes Royal Monastery, a jewel of Gothic art hidden on the edge of the city. Customize your tour, with an option of lunch in a country restaurant.
I'll collect you from your hotel and we'll drive out of the city. It takes about 45 minutes to the Colonia Guell to see Gaudi's extraordinary church and enjoy a walk through the company village. The tour of the historic Cordoniu winery in the Penedes wine region south of Barcelona lasts about 90 minutes. In Montserrat we will have a good walk around, visit the Basilica to see the Black Madonna and ride the funicular railway up to the top of the mountain for the wonderful views across Catalunya.
We can stop for lunch in Montserrat, in a country restaurant or at the Colonia Guell.
If you prefer we can change one of the sites for a visit to the Royal Monastery in Pedralbes.
We will be back at your hotel in Barcelona by late afternoon.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up from your hotel, the cruise terminal or meet you at any location in Barcelona.
End location: Back to the hotel, your ship or anywhere that's convenient for what you want to do next.
Duration: 8 hours
We'll travel in my compact Honda Hybrid (a Fit in America), which has ac.
All the transport expenses, petrol, parking and tolls, are included, as well as entrance tickets to the winery and Colonia Guell.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 € - For lunch, depending on how many you are and what you would like to eat.
If you chose also to ride the funicular railway to the top of Montserrat it costs 13 euros for adults, discounts for seniors and children.
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Jim was a great guide and a gentleman of the world. The drive to Monserrat is about an hour each way, and we truly enjoyed talking with Jim the entire time. He is extremely knowledgeable and well read, and is — I think — a can't-miss guide. Thank you Jim.