Our tour guide, Cam, was awesome! He had so much knowledge about Montserrat and the history of the area which helped make the bus ride pass quickly. When we got to Montserrat, he gave a detailed 45 minute ish tour of the site before letting us explore on our own for a few hours. The vineyard was awesome and after touring the facility and learning in detail the entire process of making wine, we sampled 4 bottles. I highly recommend this tour! Thanks for a great day!
Our tour guide is very knowledgeable and gave us a great understanding of the culture and background of the country. She also gave us good tips so that we can manage to visit Montserrat based on our preference within a limited time. The wine tasting tour is also great. Everyone have fun.
Alex was amazing. Knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommended. The kids rated it at the highlight of the trip.
Hagit ( Israel and USA)
PLEASE NOTE: the town of Montserrat is a religious site, It is mostly chapels and monk monasteries. That is the only thing to do there. The views were spectacular, worth the trip- however the town itself was a bit underwhelming, especially if you are not religious. We also visited a winery named Pares Balta and had a fantastic time there. Our winery guide was so informative and knowledgeable.
This was a great experience. We had an extremely good guide, who gave some very interesting and all the necessary information without overloading us.Go on this trip!
Absolutely wonderful tour of the monastery and the Pares Balta winery, plus an extra stop at a picturesque church. Marta was our excellent guide who spoke very good English. There were five people on the trip as three cancelled at the last minute. Marta provided very interesting information about the history of Spain and Montserrat. Upon arriving at Montserrat, she gave us a walking tour around the monastery explaining what all there was to see, then let us venture on our own to give everyone an opportunity to explore. We were able to see the choir play, take amazing photos, explore the museum, eat delicious baquette sandwiches at the cafe and purchase cheese to take home to the States. We then stopped at an old church built in the 9th century to take pictures. The winery was the last stop and we met up with a couple of other small groups to get a tour and wine tasting. Learned some fascinating information about biodynamic techniques used in wine making. I can't thank Marta enough. She is very competent and so friendly, willing to share information about Spain, even while driving through Barcelona and outside the city. This exceeded my expectations and we are glad to have chosen this tour.
I went on this tour with my husband, both sets of parents, and my grandmother, and it was great for all of us. I wanted something where more time was spent on Montserrat so this was better than the half-day tours I'd seen. We had plenty of time to split off--some of us went walking/hiking on the mountain, others stayed at the monastery to see the boy's choir, eat lunch, etc. The winery tour was also fun (and delicious, haha). Overall, it was a highlight of our stay in Barcelona. The guide was great as well, and the group wasn't too large, which was nice. No snacks/lunch was provided, which I knew, but I was a bit surprised we weren't even given water. Other than that, Montserrat is beautiful and worthy of the time spent here, and I'd recommend this tour.
The trip to Montserrat was excellent. The time allotted was perfect. Bring your walking shoes - it’s eorth it. And the wine tour was fun!
Great guide her suggestions on how to spend our time to make sure we could do a hike and have good seats for the choir were spot on....however she just left us on our own at Monserrat instead of coming up the mountain and leading a hike...disappointing good tour could have been much better with more guide participation