The sacred shrine of Montserrat is the most popular half day excursion which lies just 40km north west of the city. Other favourites are excursions to Girona and Figueres where the famous Salvador Dali museum is located and trips down the coast to the quaint seaside resort of Sitges which usually includes a visit to a Cava (Spanish champagne) winery in Sant Sadurni D’Noia en route.
If you’re looking for something more exclusive then take a look at our Barcelona Private Excursions and City Tours for small groups which provide you with your own English speaking driver and official tour guide.
Barcelona to Montserrat Morning Coach Excursion
The most popular excursion from Barcelona is to the sacred Catalan shrine of Montserrat high in the mountains to the north-west of the city. The excursion is available travelling by coach from the city centre and includes a visit to the Monastery of Montserrat and to the famous Royal Basilica. Numerous excursions are available including the following:
- Barcelona to Montserrat ½ Day Excursion
- Barcelona to Montserrat Full Day Excursion & Cava Winery Visit
Barcelona Excursion to Girona, Figueras and the Dali Museum
This full day excursions takes you north out of Barcelona to the medieval city of Girona which was originally built by the Romans as a fortress many centuries ago. Here you will visit the cathedral which dates back to 1038 and spend some time sightseeing in the tiny streets of the city. From here you will head to the town of Figueras and visit the the magnificent Dali Museum which is an an absolute must for art lovers.
Excursion to Penedes to Discover the Wines of Catalonia
From Barcelona this wine excursion heads out to the Penedès wine country where a resident wine maker meets the party and takes you on a tour of his vineyards where you’ll learn about the production of Catalan wine and cava.
In the wine cellar among the oak barrels you’ll enjoy a generous tasting of wines and reserve cavas accompanied by a wonderful Catalan lunch. Before returning to Barcelona, guests will have the opportunity to personally make a bottle of cava in the old artisan fashion to take home with them.
- Excursion to Penedes to Discover the Wines of Catalonia (Tour Ref: 1351)
- Wine Tasting in a Wine Cellar in Barcelona (Tour Ref: 1316)
- Cycling and Wine Tasting in the Penedes Wine Region (Tour Ref: 1350)