Girona And Montserrat Guided Day Tour From Barcelona

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Carrer de Balmes, 5, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy this day trip visiting Girona, its rich legacy of culture and history and visit Montserrat Abbey to discover this magical mountain of Catalonia to enjoy one of the most amazing landscapes in the world. Receive insights from your knowledgeable local guide and embark on a one of a kind experience.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Girona, Province of Girona, Catalonia

During the Muslim period, 715-785, the building worked as a mosque. This Gothic church has the second biggest nave in the world, with 22.98m width, only after Saint Peter Basilica in the Vatican, with 25m width. The Cathedral is located in the middle of the old city and in the highest part.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Girona

Some parts of the old city of Girona have been chosen as a locations for the Game of Thrones sixth season. Specifically, Girona was turned into Braavos, Kings Landing and the Citadel of the Oldtown.
In the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter, the Arabic Baths and the back of the Cathedral were filmed some scenes recreating Braavos with Arya as a main character. The Cathedral stairs were transformed into the Great Sept of Baelor in Kings Landing, and were filmed some important scenes such as the shame way of the queen Cersei and the entrance of Jaime Lannister on his horse. Finally, in the last chapter of the season, we see how the church of the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants is transformed into the Citadel Library, where Samwell Tarly goes to became maestre.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Montserrat

Montserrat is a rocky mountain located 50 km to the southwest of Barcelona-spain">Barcelona. It is considered the most significant and important mountain of Catalonia. The etymology of Montserrat comes from Catalan Mont (mountain) and serrat (serrated). The mountain receives its name for its peculiar morphology. In 1987 Montserrat was declared a Natural Park to ensure its conservation. The highest peak is called Sant Jeroni (Saint Jerome) and stands at 1,236 meters above sea level. 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.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

Air conditioned motor coach.

Bilingual official guide.

Guided walking tour to Girona.

Taste of 4 typical liquors. Handmade by the monks of the monastery.

Cog Wheel Train.

Radio system guide

Entrance to the audio visual Espai Audio visual Montserrat exhibition in Montserrat.

Exclusions

Entrance to the Girona Cathedral.

Food and drinks, unless specified.

Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Other services not specified.

Entry/Admission - Girona Cathedral (Catedral)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour, please come prepared and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.

Correct dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals.

At Montserrat there is a mountains climate, depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

For Montserrat, we departure at 3:00PM. Check in at 2.45PM at Juli Travel Office, c/Balmes 5.

You have approximately 20 min of free time for lunch between both parts of the excursions. Lunch not included.

For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jul-2019

    I specially loved the Girona tour. It was done with references to the Game of Thrones series. It was a great day to do the tour as well because we are lucky that the Spring festival is starting. The decorations was really good but the downside was a lot of tourists are around just due to Spring Fest. Anyway, Girona tour is a must-do. Highly recommended!

    Regarding Monserrat tour, it was a bit off due to some technical issues on the audio but other than that it was also good. Although it felt rushed, the important sites and activities was pointed out by the guide and it's up for us to choose which activities will be manageable. I personally love the view and the story of Montserrat and me being there was already a best feeling. I need more time to explore though. The tour gives you an overview only, but best book a whole day tour instead of half.

  • 02-Oct-2017

    Tour guide for Girona was rude, and not interesting. Montserrat tour guide was thankfully much better. But ultimately we did not like our experience with Julia Travels.

  • 17-Sep-2017

    This was a terrific tour as our guide knew so many details about both of these sites. I am a Game of Thrones fan and our guide pointed out several areas in Girona where filming for the series took place. Montserrat is a tour unto itself as we were in awe of the beautiful monestary and the Madonna inside. This was a truly great tour and I would recommend that people go to both of these sites.

  • 15-Aug-2017

    Fantastic tour!!!!

  • 09-May-2017

    Poor tour guides who spent little time with the group as well as showed little interest. It is basically an independent tour that provides the transport. You could do better arranging transport on your own and relying on Wikipedia or a tour guide.

  • 25-Oct-2016

    Excellent well informed guides for both parts of the trip - would have like a bit more time to further explore Girona eg time to explore the Cathedral interior - only really had time to hve a cup of coffee and explore a small portion of the wall - the day we went the place was swamped with children doing art work in various parts of this beautiful city so in some locations moving about was a bit difficult although seeing the art being produced in some ways added to the experience. Montserrat was awe inspiring despite the rainy weather and low cloud and enjoyed the cog train ride up.