Morning or Afternoon Montserrat Tour with Small Group and Hotel pick-up

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona
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  • 5 hours
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Ensured small group tour of maximum 8 pax.
Round-trip hotel pick-up & drop-off included.
Make a pilgrimage to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Montserrat in this 5-hour excursion from Barcelona with a very small group. Make the best of such a small group and decide how you want to spend your time.
Your guide will invite you on an exploration of this nearly 1,000-year old Benedictine Monastery set high above Catalonia. You’ll see the famous ‘Black Madonna’ icon and visit legendary ‘Holy Cave’ where the virgin is said to have once appeared. End by enjoying the sublime singing of ‘La Escolania de Montserrat’ one of the Europe’s oldest children’s choirs.
- Half-day trip to the mystical mountaintop monastery of Montserrat with a small group from Barcelona
- Admire the famous 'Black Madonna', icon in the monastery basilica
- Explore the 'Holy Cave' where the Virgin is said to have once appeared
- Enjoy astonishing views of the natural park
- Great way to explore the region near Barcelona

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona Spain

Start this tour directly from your hotel or apartment in Barcelona city. We come to pick you up, so please be sure to let us know exactly where you are staying.
Enjoy an overview of Barcelona city along the route, pass by Catalunya Square, Barcelona Cathedral, Passeig de Gracia and the Gaudi Houses, such as the Batllo and the Pedrera, and many other highlights.

Pass By: Casa Batllo, Passeig de Gracia, 43, 08007 Barcelona Spain

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Pass By: Rambla, La Pedrera 27004 Uruguay

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Stop At: Montserrat, 08010 Barcelona, Spain

Get on the road and head to the mystic mountain of Montserrat.
This natural park, with its very peculiar peaks, protects the spiritual essence of Catalonia. For almost 1,000 years, a Benedictine community has lived in these mountains located 60 km away from Barcelona. On the way, listen to some interesting stories about Catalonia and its bounding to the holy mountain, scene of pilgrims since ancient times and part of the route to Santiago de Compostela. Your guide will share important information to understand the heritage you will discover during the tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Montana de Montserrat, 08199 Montserrat Spain

The Rocky Massif of Montserrat has been declared as Natural Park in 1987, and characterised by the rounded shape of its peaks. This incredible 4000-foot wonder is easily recognizable by its ''serrated'' top from which it got his name.
Once you reach the monastery, you have plenty of options and your guide will always adjust to your interests. We invite you to take an easy walk of around 30 min to enjoy one of the most astonishing views of the natural park, but if you wish you can also decide to enjoy other activities that the mountain offers.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Visit the Basilica of Montserrat, house of the serene image of the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia, a poly chrome Romanesque carving dating from the 12th century.
The legend says that in the year 880 some shepherd boys found a statue of the black madonna, the "Moreneta", in a grotto. A chapel was built on this site that soon became a place of pilgrimage.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Funicular de Sant Joan, Pl. Espanya station lobby Operates in the area around Mare de Déu de Montserrat abbey. From the abbey esplanade, the Sant Joan railway connects with the highest part of the mountain, 08691 Montserrat Spain

Decide with your small group of 8 pax if you want to enjoy a ride in the rack railway that will bring you at the top of the holy mountain. Enjoy astonishing views along the way.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Sant Jeroni, Montserrat Spain

Reach the peak of the holy mountain to enjoy a bird's eye view of the entire Montserrat Monastery and of the natural park. On clear days, you will enjoy uninterrupted views of the whole of Catalunya.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aeri de Montserrat, Ctra C-55, 08199 Montserrat Spain

If you skipped the funicular, you can enjoy the cable car, a breathtaking journey over the Llobregat River and Valley, up the mountain and right up to Montserrat Monastery.
The cable car first started running in 1930. It travels at a speed of 5 metres per second and at a gradient of up to 45%.
This is a trip that is not for the faint heart - you will be travelling 1350 metres up the mountain in a small hanging car! However, if you are not afraid of heights, you will be in for a really memorable and rewarding experience.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Montserrat Museum, Montserrat Spain

If you wish, you can also decide to visit the Montserrat museum. It has an important section of early paintings, spanning the 13th to the 18th centuries, with works by El Greco, Caravaggio as well as a large collection of Catalan paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries that includes major names such as Fortuny, Rusiñol, Casas, Picasso and Dalí but also of French impressionism such as Chagall, Braque, Le Corbusier, Miró, Dalí and Picasso.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Santa Cueva de Montserrat, Montserrat Spain

Since the funicular that brings you to this holy place is under revision, we leave the option to you. If you feel like walking for around 30 min, you can have access to the Holy Cave, where, standing to the legend, the virgin is said to have appeared. The site has, since then, become an authentic center for pilgrimage and prayer.
From there, you will also be able to see the Cross of San Miguel and the wonderful views from this side of the mountain.
End your tour listening to the angelic voices of La Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest boys' choirs in Europe (subject to seasonal availability). This musical treat will conclude your mystical Montserrat visit.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel or apartment pickup and drop-off (between 8 and 9 am)
  • Professional local guide
  • Small-group (max 8 people)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Visit to the Montserrat Monastery Abbey
  • Listen to the famous Escolania Boy's Choir (subject to seasonal availability)
  • Short walking tour with astonishing views of the natural park (we suggest comfortable shoes)

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Funicular de Sant Joan
  • Entry/Admission - Aeri de Montserrat
  • Entry/Admission - Montserrat Museum
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Escolania Boy's Choir is subject to seasonal availability and is not available for the PM option
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
- We will pick you up from any hotel or apartment in Barcelona. Please make sure to include the address of your accommodation when booking. - Even if your Hotel is not listed, you can type it down in the field. - Pick-up time will be between 8 and 9 am. We will send a message 24 hours prior departure through the booking system to inform you on the specific pick-up time at your hotel as well as the name of your guide and the telephone number.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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Kimberly H

Our tour guide Francesc was awesome, funny and speaks English very well. We were picked up first (promptly) and picked up a single traveler and another small group on the way. The pick up route was well planned and i never felt we went out of our way. On the trip up, Francesc shared good info and insight on the region. He adapted the tour well based on everyone's need - fortunately everyone in our group was up to the gondola ride to Montserrat. He gave us a good overview of Montserrat and suggestions of things we could do during our free time. Unfortunately, the boys choir was not performing the day we went, which was unforeseeable. We had a great half day and it was nice to see a little of the countryside outside of Barcelona.

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Jorge C

Very good attention from the cuide Carles. Thank you very much,!!
Everything on time. Guide information complete .

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Doris Y

This half-day tour was well worth the money! Our guide Vincent was a wealth of knowledge about Monsterrat and the city of Barcelona. He was friendly, professional. He was easy to converse with as his English was excellent! He encouraged us to ask questions and stayed with us as we toured the site. He also gave our small group of just 6, insight and information about the people, places and key sights to see while in Barcelona.

If you're looking for a good way to get outside of the city, this tour is a must. No hassling with catch a bus or train, you’ll receive door to door pickup and drop off. I’m so glad we decided to book this tour, thank you to Vincent and our driver Jauquin.

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george_berm

The entire experience was outstanding from the moment we met our driver on the Rambas street at 3:00pm (15:00). Our hotel pickup location close to the Rambas was not accessible. Karles did an outstanding job and I would recommend him.

Tour date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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Jason B

Our guide - Moriutz - was terrific! He was prompt, kind, humorous, and a joy with our group. Perfect length for an excursion.

User's Picture Gallery

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Santa Cova - Shrine of Our Lady of Monserrat

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Walk to Santa Cova - Shrine of our Lady of Monserrat

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Boy's choir in the basilica

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Monastery

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Montserrat Monastery

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Montserrat Mountain

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Montserrat Mountain

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