Half-Day Guided Montserrat Tour in Barcelona

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Spain, CT, Barcelona
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  • 4 hours
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Afternoon is the best time because there are less people in Montserrat than in the morning. Experience the spectacular mountain scenery of Montserrat on a half-day tour from Barcelona. Travel through charming villages and alongside Catalonia’s second longest river, learning about the history of the area and 4,051-foot-tall (1,234-meter) Montserrat mountain from your guide. On arrival, you'll explore the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, meander along its winding stairs and paths, and peek inside caves and chapels. 

Highlights

  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Abadia de Montserrat, Carretera BP-1121 S/N, 08199 Montserrat Spain

The mountain of Montserrat is situated 45km northwest of Barcelona. This multi-peaked mountain is also a unique Natural Park plenty of shapes, caves, stairs and paths. You can enjoy wonderful views from the top of it as well as its own weird shapes and rounded peaks. A unique visit!
Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery nearly 1000 years old where you can find the Black Madonna, also known as La Moreneta, which represents the patron saint of Catalonia. This figure is very popular because in honour of her, Gregorian chants will be singing every day.
Montserrat is thriving with culture: paintings, gold lamps, decorated chapels and so on. Enjoy also the library of 300,000 volumes and the museum where El Greco, Dalí, Picasso and other treasures from ancient Egypt can be found.
The visit will coincide with the Boys’ Choir Midday Concert if they children are performing that day.
On arrival our guide will give a tour to the main places such as the museum with a great collection of paintings, the different bars, restaurants and shops that are located there and also the monastery and basilica, two of the main attractions.
The guide will give explanations outside the basilica as silence must be kept inside it. You'll be shown the Lady's Chapel of the 12th Century figure of the Lady of Montserrat.
Tour members will have free time to dedicate to the aspects of this beautiful and spiritual place that attract them most.

Duration: 4 hours

Inclusions
  • Tour in English or French with a local expert guide
  • Comfortable air conditioned coach with panoramic windows
  • About an hour free time to roam on your own.

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Montserrat is a bit colder than Barcelona city: bring layers
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Involves walking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Departure Point

Plaça de Catalunya, 19, 08002 Barcelona, Spain


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Victoria D

Tour should be timed wherein we can spend more than an hour enjoying Montserrat. Coach bus ride was good and enjoyable but I felt very rushed once we got to Montserrat.

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Jeffrey G

Montserrat is a very beautiful place and this tour was a good way to see it. It's a bit of a drive up windy mountain roads to get there, but once there, it's one of the most beautiful and peaceful spots in Barcelona. It's definitely worth a visit.

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Elizabeth M

We had a very informative, relaxing and comfortable tour to Monserrat. Our tour guide , Irina Sytcheva from the Barcelona Guide Bureau is very organized (and the tour is well-planned), the tour experience feel seamless and effortless. She know facts, figures and anything else about Barcelona and Monserrat. She’s very open and charismatic. We love chatting with her and didn’t feel like we are in a history class but on a guided tour.

Image - 22 Apr 2019 -

Miguel J

Worth the money and the tour guide was great and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend for others visiting Barcelona.

Image - 01 Sep 2018 -

jencandel

Wonderful tour guide and bus driver! We went in the afternoon in July and it was very hot but well worth the trip!
Highly recommend!

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