Full Day. Transportation included.
Freixenet was started after the union of two Spanish families with a lengthy history in winemaking: the Ferrers and the Salas.
Montserrat, the Natural Park is a multi-peaked mountain shaped by the wind and rain and that is where it's name comes from, as it looks like a saw, the serrated mountain.
Almost to the top we find Santa Maria de Montserrat, the monastery, Catalonia's most important religious retreat. Inside the Basilica we can visit the Virgin of Montserrat (the black virgin), is Catalonia's Virgin.
Montserrat is an inspiration for Gaudí that he adapts in Casa Batlló and La Sagrada Familia.
The tour starts at your hotel or apartment from there we will take the car to go to Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, known as the city of Cava (sparkling wine). 80% of the production in Spain is done here, where will visit Freixenet cellar, specialized in Cava, includes audiovisual history of the cellar, the cava making, we will be visiting the different cellars by walk and train and cava tasting (two glasses).
On the way to Montserrat, we will have a stop for lunch (local food) on the lower part of the mountain with a great scenery that depicts its name. Finished lunch we will have an outstanding drive through the mountain seeing in a clear day the outline of the Pirineus and the spectacular Montserrat's mountain walls. Once we reach the religious retreat we will walk to visit the Monastery of Montserrat, Basílica and la Moreneta (the black virgin). On the way we will also pass by a flea market with local cheese, honey, fig cake, etc.
Back to Barcelona.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your Hotel
End location: At your Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
MiniVan type car for four customers and driver with air-conditioned.
- Guide Service.
- Car and petrol.
- Tolls and parkings.
- Also includes a series of photograph taken by me as a professional photographer of you and your family or group as a keepsake if you like.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Euros - For meals, drinks and ticket to the Cellar.
- Lunch. 15 euros per person aprox.
- Tickets to Cellar. (12 EUROS PER PERSON - Two tasting Cava glasses).
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We found Francisco to be very knowledgeable and personable. On time for pick up and packed full 8 hours on tour. We have beautiful memories of our day! So glad to enjoy our first time in Barcelona with Francisco.