Girona And Montserrat Guided Day Tour From Barcelona

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 11 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80, 08013 Barcelona, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable 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
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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 and Cog Wheel Train in Montserrat

Bilingual official guide and a radio system guide

Guided walking tour to Girona.

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

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

Access to the Black Madonna

Exclusions

Entrance to the Girona Cathedral.

Food and drinks, unless specified.

Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Other services not specified.

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

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

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

Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.

The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.

Queues to see the Black Madonna may occur depending on season.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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  • 14-Sep-2019

    The tour was good. The guides were great. You can see and hear they're passionate in their job. I only have 2 negatives things. One is that we have to make an unnecessary stop to their local store in order to connect with the other tour instead of going directly to the second part of the tour. I guess it's due to cost effective operation for them. The other is a lack of security. My wife's backpack was stolen in front of the store waiting for the store to open. Not only that I heard the thieves make believe they're tourist and sits down waiting for the tourist to let their guard down to steal their belongings. Barcelona is the #1 pick pocket of the world. This would have been a lot better experience if we wouldn't have this misfortunate event.

  • 14-Aug-2019

    El tour fue EXCELENTE, nuestra guía NARE una genia total! Nos contó un montón de datos curiosos que hicieron inigualable el tour, no hubiese sido lo mismo sin ella. Hicimos 3 tours con Nare: montserrat, montjuic y girona; los tres muy muy buenos!

  • 28-Jul-2019

    Beautiful places... full of history. Walks were lovely and tour guides gave ample time to explore. Would recommend full day tour for both the places.

  • 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.

  • 28-May-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.

  • 18-May-2019

    0 out of 100. Poor management that the tour guide did not even have a flag or anything for us to recognise!!!! And she just left with the coach without contacting. We were being left in Girona with the fact that we have arrived on time but the tour guide, Laura, claimed that she could not find us and that was why the coach left?! We had to return to Barcelona on our behalf and we could not join the Montserrat Tour due to this issue. Disappointed by the management, let alone the unprofessionalism of the guide and the introduction of sites.

  • 18-May-2019

    At a quarter to one, we arrived the gathering spot on time and even earlier, however, we could not find Laura, I then called Julià Travel at +34934026900 but no one picked up the call because of the lunch hour. At half pass one, we still could not find anyone and hence we expected the coach left and returned to Barcelona on our behalf by €22.50. Because of the above situation, we were not able to join the Montserrat PM tour on the same day, which costs €208 including the first half of the tour.

  • 27-Aug-2018

    The tour was good overall. Nice and clean buses. Good guides, good equipment. Fairly organised. However, I thought this would be one combined tour of Girona and Montserrat. However, to my horror, in the morning we went from Barcelona to Girona and came back to Barcelona, only to leave for Montserrat in the afternoon. I thought this was a waste of time as Girona and Montserrat are close by and on way to each other. This particular thing was not also mentioned anywhere on the website while booking. If it were the case I would have not booked or only booked 1 leg of the tour if I knew. Secondly, I self Montserrat you can do on your own! As the tour only does the work of getting you there and arranging your tickets. Which of course you can do on your own!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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