Small Group: Montserrat Monasteries with Brunch from Barcelona

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: Spain, CT, Barcelona
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  • 7 hours
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Avoid the crowds at the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and visit the lesser-known treasure of Santa Cecilia Monserrat Church on this 7-hour tour from Barcelona. Admire Montserrat’s wind-eroded mountainsides, and arrive at the Royal Basilica earlier than the main tour groups. Then, explore Santa Cecilia church, viewing its Romanesque interior and avant-garde artworks before enjoying a tapas brunch and wine on the terrace. Admission fees, brunch, three wine tastings, and round-trip transport included.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Excellent value for money
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Itinerary
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Stop At: Montana de Montserrat, 08199 Montserrat Spain

We offer you the chance to visit the Montserrat Mountain early in the morning. We will visit two of the most important monasteries in the mountain: the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria and the ancient monastery of Santa Cecilia.

During the first part of the tour you will enjoy an introduction to the history of the monastery. Once the guided tour has ended, you will have free time to enjoy de fabulous land scape by yourself, to visit the local food market, to visit de audiovisual exhibition and to taste some typical liqueurs.

At the fixed time we will take the bus for going to the ancient monastery of Santa Cecilia, located in a privileged and peaceful place on a natural terrace that offers extraordinary views of the emblematic cliffs of Montserrat. You will enjoy an audio- guided visit of Santa Cecilia church, built in Romanesque style. The interior has been object of an artistic intervention of the Irish painter Sean Scully. His work makes Santa Cecilia one of the most outstanding sites in the world because of its magnificent fusion of Christianity and avant-garde art. After the visit a local brunch paired with wines will be served.

Duration: 5 hours

Inclusions
  • Round-trip by luxury, air-conditioned micro-bus
  • English guide
  • 4 tastings of liqueurs made by the monks of the Montserrat Royal Basilica
  • Brunch at Santa Cecilia: Local products such cold meats, cheeses and dessert paired with one cup of white wine, one cup of red wine and one cup of cava, typical sparkling wine of Catalonia.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Entrance to the audiovisual exhibition in Royal Basilica of Montserrat”.
  • Entrance and audio- guided visit to Santa Cecilia Church.
  • Entry/Admission - Montana de Montserrat

Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please be aware that some walking is included in this tour, please come prepared and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • At Montserrat there is a mountains climate, depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold.
  • Please remember to request a change in the usual menu due to food intolerances or other reason when making your reservation and wait for the answer. If you do not notify us in advance, the company is not responsible for not being able to serve you an alternative menu.
  • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Departure Point

Carrer de Balmes, 5, 08007 Barcelona, Spain


Departure Time

7:45 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

7 hours

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

User's Reviews

Image - 26 Sep 2017 -

Larry

Montserrat was fascinating. We would rather have spent more time in Montserrat than include Santa Cecilia Church. While interesting - and is where we ate lunch - it is minor in comparison to Montserrat. However, the food and wine we were served at Santa Cecilia was quite good.

Image - 21 Aug 2017 -

Cecilia O

Cecilia was a great tour guide and the trip was well worth it!

Image - 08 Apr 2017 -

Robert Thompson

All the focus is on the Monastery at Montserrat, which was actually rebuilt in the 19th century. Santa Cecilia was built in the 10 century and it amazing to see the quality of the work that has stood the test of time, against the dramatic back drop of the highest peak at Montserrat. Definitely worth the visit. Brunch was great too...Very exclusive! Julia Travel is a very good company, Staff was very friendly, guide was very helpful... Good tour La Vacanza Travel! Thank you so much to recommend this!

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