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Barcelona: Montserrat Hot-Air Balloon Ride & Monastery Visit

4.9 / 5

33 reviews

Barcelona: Montserrat Hot-Air Balloon Ride & Monastery Visit

From US$ 248.90 per person

Enjoy the breath-taking views from a hot air balloon. Visit the Monastery to learn its history, dating back nearly a thousand years.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels and apartments in Barcelona city. Please provide the exact address to arrange pickup.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Remember your ride with a flight certificate and photo story
  • Visit the monastery of Montserrat
  • Soar over the stunning mountain landscape
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Pyrenees, Mediterranean and Montserrat
  • Conclude the flight with a snack and Champagne toast
Full description
Take an exclusive flight in a hot-air balloon and admire their unique needle-shape formations, one of the most spectacular landscapes in Catalonia. Start your tour early in the morning, after departure from Barcelona, and head out to the flying zone, where you will help with the inflation of the balloon. Once it’s ready, take off for an amazing hour of flight above the monastery and the surrounding area.  At the end of the flight, a 4WD car will be waiting to pick you up and return to the flying zone, where your guide will be waiting for you to continue with the tour. Visit the famous Montserrat Monastery, dating back nearly a thousand years and well-known for hosting the figure of La Moreneta, the patron saint of Catalonia. Depending on the season and timetable, you may have the opportunity to hear the boys' choir singing the famous Escolania de Montserrat.
  • Balloon flight (approximately 1 hour)
  • Round trip transportation from Barcelona
  • Pickup at your accommodation (if its in Barcelona city)
  • Assistance from a 4WD vehicle throughout the activity with a permanent radio connection to the balloon
  • Insurance
  • Snack and Cava champagne toast (non-alcoholic beverages and water available)
  • Flight certificate signed by the pilot
  • Photostory
  • Montserrat Monastery visit
  • Additional food or drink
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
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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Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • There is a minimum number of 2 people required for the tour to operate and there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if this is not met and you will be offered an alternative date
  • There is no weight limit but if your weight is over 100 kilograms (220 lbs) please contact with us before your tour date
  •  The visit to the Moreneta is not guaranteed; it is subject to availability and depending on the season, as there may be up to 2 hours of waiting time.
  • Pickups are available from the City Center.
  • Pickup times depend on the season (Winter 07:00 / Summer 06:00).
  • You will be informed of your pickup time and details between 4-5 pm the day before your tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

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The monastery is amazing. We did not do the hot air balloon, that portion of our excursion was canceled without any reason as to why. We were given a substitute excursion and refund for the difference of the two excursions by the third party tour company. Both the horseback riding and the tour of the Monastary were well worth it. The guide Daria and Mario were excellent, and provided additional recommendations.

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February 28, 2020

Recommended tour! An amazing experience. The morning hot air balloon ride was very relaxing. Seeing the landscapes from above was definitely memorable. Then visiting the Monastery in Monserrat after just makes this tour even more value for money. Ample time was given to us to explore Monserrat. The guide and driver were very accommodating to drop me off my hotel after the tour to catch my scheduled train. Thank you!

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December 18, 2019

It was an awesome experience. This was our first time in the balloon. The captains made our ride a totally enjoyable. The farm lands of Spain showcases a very serene atmosphere. We had champagne towards the end of our ride. The captains also ensured to capture some memorable pictures of my family and me both on the ride and upon landing. We will cherish this forever. Highly recommended.

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August 22, 2019

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