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From Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Catalunya Bus Turístic

From Barcelona: Montserrat Half Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: Catalunya Bus Turístic
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From US$ 52.83 per person

Likely to sell out Booked 11 times yesterday

Escape the busy city of Barcelona and head to Catalonia’s most famous mountain range, Montserrat. Ride the railway to the top of the mountains, admire stunning natural landscapes, visit the local monastery, and learn about this history-rich location.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Catalan, Spanish, English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the stunning Monserrat mountain range, a unique rocky formation which is one of Catalonia’s best-known symbols
  • Climb up Montserrat on one of the only two rack railways still in operation in Catalonia
  • Enjoy free time to visit the Montserrat Abbey, explore the natural environment and have a meal at one of the abbey’s restaurants
  • Learn about the rich religious history of Montserrat
Full description

Explore the mountain of Montserrat on this day trip from Barcelona. Travel by bus to the mountain and take the cogwheel train to a viewpoint on top of the mountain. Visit the Benedictine Abbey and see the famed Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary.

Depart from a conveniently located meeting point in Barcelona and relax on the drive into the peaceful Catalonian countryside. On the drive, listen to your guide share stories and anecdotes about the fascinating history of Montserrat and the religious influences of the site.

Admire the luscious rolling landscapes from the minibus, before arriving at the region’s most famous mountain range, Montserrat. See its unique jagged edges and imposing structure. Ride the rack railway to the top of Montserrat.

Take in stunning views across the mountain range once you reach the top. From here, visit the Benedictine Abbey and the Santa Maria de Montserrat, which houses the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary. Learn about the rich history of these beautiful buildings cut into the rock. Visit the famous Montserrat Monastery, where the image of the Mare de Déu de Montserrat is venerated. Widely and affectionately known as La Moreneta, she has been the patron saint of Catalonia since 1881.

Have the option to see the Montserrat’s boys choir, one of the oldest in Europe, depending on the date and time of the tour.

Includes
  • Round trip transportation from Barcelona
  • Montserrat orientation tour
  • Discounts at shops and restaurants
  • 3 hours of free time at Montserrat
  • Rack railway ticket to the top of Montserrat
  • Performance of Escolania’s choir (subject to the Escolania’s timetable)
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at Estació Barcelona Nord, platform 18.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 333 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Very good introduction and assistance by Alex (guide) and Francisco (driver). However, we did not expect to have a bilingual group, so we cannot give a 5 rating. Even if Alex was superb in doing both translations, he could have shared twice the information if it was purely in English or Spanish!

July 2, 2022

The tour was held in both English and Spanish which often created a lag during information. We also weren't guided clearly on how to handle some of the lines. All in all we enjoyed ourselves, but we also decided that we learned quite a few things and next time we wouldn't purchase a tour as there were things we would do differently.

July 1, 2022

It was well organised. Easy to find the meeting point. Tour quide was in English and spanish too. He was very nice and explained everything to us about the Monserrat. On the way back to Barcelona, the bus air conditioning was broken down, however they changed our bus so I was very pleased with the service that they were providing.

June 22, 2022

Product ID: 243552