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Half-Day Guided Montserrat Tour in Barcelona

Highlights
  • 4-hour trip to Montserrat from Barcelona
  • Ride in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach with panoramic windows
  • Learn about Montserrat from your local guide during the 1-hour journey to the site
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Half-Day Guided Montserrat Tour in Barcelona
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Montserrat in EnglishMost Popular
This tour is in English and it is the easiest way to visit Montserrat! Spectacular mountain and views, ancient monastery, holy shrine – an incomparable place not to be missed.
From US$56.60
Montserrat in French
This tour is in French and it is the easiest way to visit Montserrat! Spectacular mountain and views, ancient monastery, holy shrine – an incomparable place not to be missed.
From US$60.07
Overview
Capture the alpine spirit of Montserrat on a 4-hour tour from Barcelona. Aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled coach, drive along the Llobregat River through picturesque villages to reach the 4,051-foot (1,234-meter) mountain. Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and listen to your guide's commentary on the history and legends of the mountain. Take some free time to explore the paths, stairs, caves, chapels and hermitages scattered all over the mountain on your own. Round-trip transportation (approximately 1 hour each way) from a central Barcelona meeting point is included.
What to Expect

Meet your guide, who will be holding an orange umbrella, outside of the tourist office in Placa Catalunya. Here, you'll board an air-conditioned coach for the 1-hour drive to Montserrat.

Travel through villages traversed by the Llobregat River (Catalonia’s second longest) before arriving at Montserrat, a mountain famed for jutting peaks that soar to heights of 4,051 feet (1,234 meters). 

On arrival in Montserrat, you’ll embark on a guided tour of its monastery, basilica and museum. Then, you'll have two hours of free time to explore Montserrat independently.

Opt to visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat — known for its 12th century carving of  the Lady of Montserrat (the Black Virgin). Explore the mountain’s pathways, stairs, caves and hermitages and see Montserrat’s 1000-year-old monastery. Montserrat's museum is also home to a library of nearly 300,000 volumes and a museum with paintings by El Greco, Picasso and Dalí, among others.

Afterward, meet back up with your guide and group for the journey back to Barcelona. Your driver will take an alternative route so that you can enjoy additional scenery and entertain you with recordings of traditional Catalan music.

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Reviews (55)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AMAZING TOUR WITH INFORMATIVE INTERESTING GUIDE

We looked at several different Montserrat tours and finally settled on this half day tour because of time constraints. We could not have been happier with our choice. Our guide Irena was wonderful, explaining history and details of landmarks in Barcelona as we traveled out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank krish922
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Mont Serrat tour with Irina

Great half day tour if you (like me) were too lazy to figure out the trains to get here. Irina gives an excellent commentary on the history of the monastery as well as Barcelona on the drive up. Buses are clean and air-conditioned.

Thank N8258HPstaceys
Reviewed 22 October 2018
BGB tour with Sonia Crespo... Montserrat Tour in Barcelona

Sonia Crespo was an terrific tour guide...she was very knowledgeable which made it interesting and entertaining. She spoke excellent English and talked about growing up in the mountains and shared stories of her family. She played local music from the opera singer and the youngs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank barbarajassanne
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile
BGB Montserrat tour with Laura

Amazing trip up into the mountains to reach the monastery. Laura was very good with providing information and assistance. She made it very interesting. She gave us tips on the market and how to sample the monks liquor and chocolate. I would recommend her. Very...More

Thank Joyce W
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile
Highlight of Barcelona Visit

This is an amazing company. The tour was well organised and very professional. We booked a half a day Montserrat tour on the day. We were lucky because we thought everywhere would be fully booked. The prices were reasonable, 52 Euros for half a day...More

Thank Stha77
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seruni29
5 November 2018|
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Response from rolandh361 | Reviewed this property |
We’re taking an afternoon tour but they running morning’s as well
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9 April 2018|
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Response from travellerj60 | Reviewed this property |
We left from just across from the Tourist Office on the main square. It was about a one hour bus trip to & from Montserrat. We arrived back in the city...same place...just after 7pm.
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