Private Montserrat Tour with Hotel pick-up from Barcelona

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

Overview

Private tour with free Hotel pick-up and drop-off.

Make a pilgrimage to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Montserrat in this 5-hour excursion from Barcelona. Make the best of your time 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.
- Take a half-day private trip to Montserrat with a passionate local guide
- Make a pilgrimage to this mystical mountaintop monastery near Barcelona
- Admire the famous 'Black Madonna' icon in the monastery basilica
- Explore the 'Holy Cave' where the Virgin is reputed to have once appeared
- Great way to explore the region near Barcelona

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: 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.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Pass By: Casa Mila - La Pedrera, Passeig de Gracia, 92, 08008 Barcelona Spain

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Stop At: Montserrat, 08691, Barcelona, Spain

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 recognisable 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: 1 hour

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 polychrome 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: 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: 10 minutes

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: 40 minutes

Inclusions
  • Entrance to Montserrat Monastery
  • Short walking tour of the Natural Park of Montserrat
  • Listen to the famous Escolanía de Montserrat Boys Choir (subject to seasonal availability)
  • Hotel or apartment pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional local guide

Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food or beverages
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Other languages upon request.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • In order to guarantee the safety of both the visitors and the team, In-Out has adapted all the hygiene and safety protocols in accordance with the requirements set by the competent and valid organizations and authorities at each stage.
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.
- 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.

Voucher info

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

Duration

5 hours

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

User's Reviews

Andrew D

14 Oct, 2019

We had the most amazing time w Gaspar. He was extremely knowledgeable and took into consideration our interests. I would recommend Gaspar when coming to Barcelona.

DR SALLY Z

01 Oct, 2019

Fabulous tour with Marcel and Donatella! Such caring and informative guides!!! Highly recommend them both!

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