Meet your guide, who will be holding an orange umbrella, outside of the tourist office in Placa Catalunya. Here, you'll boardan air-conditioned coach forthe 1-hour drive to Montserrat.
Travel through villages traversed by the Llobregat River (Catalonias second longest) before arriving at Montserrat, amountain famed forjutting peaks that soar to heights of 4,051 feet (1,234 meters).
On arrival in Montserrat, youll embark on a guided tour ofits 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). Explorethe mountains pathways, stairs, caves and hermitages and see Montserrats 1000-year-old monastery. Montserrat'smuseum is also home to a library of nearly 300,000 volumes and a museum with paintings by El Greco, Picasso and Dal, 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.