Combine mountains, history and wine tasting to make the most of your time in port in Barcelona. On this outstanding shore excursion, you’ll head outside of the city to visit two beautiful places – the mountain of Montserrat, where you can enjoy a scenic walk and admire the medieval Santa Maria de Montserrat abbey, and the Freixenet winery, part of Spain’s Cava Trail where you’ll have a cellar tour and a cava tasting. This private tour ensures you'll receive personalized attention from your expert guide.
When your cruise ship docks in Barcelona, head out from the port on a wonderful day trip to Montserrat and the Cava Trail wine region. You'll head straight to Montserrat, a stunning, craggy mountain that towers over the Barcelona area. Visit the mountain’s Benedictine abbey, Santa Maria de Montserrat, where the famous 12th-century statue of the Black Virgin is housed. At 1pm on weekdays, you’ll also have the opportunity to hear one of Europe's oldest children's choirs, La Escolania de Montserrat. While you're at Montserrat, you’ll have time to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat, go for a walk or ride the rack railway or cable car up the mountain.
In the afternoon, leave Montserrat to visit one of the most famous cava producers of the Penedes region, Freixenet (cava is a Spanish sparkling wine). Visit their vast wine cellars, sample the product and learn why this sparkling wine has acquired international fame.
See the Itinerary section below for more details about the shore excursion.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Barcelona port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.