Montserrat & Codorníu Wine Cellars Tour
The two most popular sites near Barcelona are combined in this tour. Make the most of your time and visit the Penedès wine region on the way to Montserrat Sanctuary.
Discover the Cathedral of Cava. Codorníu has the largest underground cellars in the world; it stocks up to 100 million bottles which are housed in a Modernista building declared a historic artistic monument. The visit includes a tour around the cellar in a small electric train and a taste of cava (method champenoise wine).
Montserrat: Spectacular mountain and views, ancient monastery, holy shrine. An incomparable place not to be missed. Dress a bit warmer for Montserrat, it is colder than the city.
Itinerary: Barcelona > Sant Sadurní d’Anoia – Codorníu Cellars > Parc Natural de Montserrat > Sanctuary (Monastery, Basilica, Chapel of the Virgin) > Free time for lunch > return to Barcelona.
Gaudí – The Sagrada Família Tour
The tour is dedicated to the single most important site in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia, unfinished temple of the genius architect Antoni Gaudí, who dedicated the latter part of his life to this work.
Find out who Gaudi was with a visit to the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Enter their world and do not leave Barcelona without really understanding some of his most outstanding works. Do not waste time, your expert guide will take you directly to the interior.
Montserrat and Codorníu wineries
The tour will begin at 8.30 am, departing towards the wine region of Penedès. First stop at the Codorníu Winery, with a guided tour, a trip on a small electric train along the underground cellars and a tasting of cava (champagne method). Then we go to Montserrat, directly to hear the Boys’ Choir (when available), guided tour and free time for lunch. We’ll be back in Barcelona at Plaça Catalunya around 3 pm.
Gaudí – the Sagrada Família Tour
You will have about 15 minutes in plaça Catalunya before the following tour starts. You will hop on the bus and drive along Passeig de Gràcia avenue, so you can see some of the most outstanding Modernista style houses, including Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. You will then go towards Sagrada Família, consider you will have a 10-15 minute walk from the parking area to the entrance of the monument. Once there, you will have a guided tour of the façades, the basilica and the museum. After some free time you will head back to the bus and plaça Catalunya.
The tour starts from Plaça Catalunya 19, in front of Deutsche Bank and Hotel Olivia Plaza. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time. Look for orange umbrellas!