Half Day Montserrat Tour - Barcelona

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Overview

Dive in the Catalan culture myths in a classic visit to the Magic Mountain of Montserrat.
Spend one morning in the most mysterious and magical site of Catalonia to a unique natural monument, the Mountain of Montserrat. Avoid large massive tours and meet our specialized guide who will help you to immerse in our most rooted cultural myths.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Skip the line
  • All entrance fees included

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Begin the tour between 8:30am-9:30am, when your driver/guide picks you up from your Barcelona hotel. Drive north into the mountainous countryside for about an hour in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle as you take in the majestic rocky landscapes around you. 

With your small group of 8 people or less, see Santa Maria de Montserrat – the mountain’s Benedictine monastery – and its 12th-century wooden carving La Moreneta ("The Black Madonna"). Discover the Holy Cave where, according to local legend, the Virgin Mary once appeared and has been a center for pilgrimage and prayer ever since.

To cap off the experience, listen to the angelic voices of La Escalonia de Montserrat, one of Europe's oldest children's choirs. Your mountainous adventure concludes around 2:30pm, when you're dropped back off at your Barcelona hotel.

Inclusions for Half Day Montserrat Tour

  • Hotel or apartment pickup and drop-off
  • Professional local guide
  • Small-group (max 8 people)
  • Walking tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions for Half Day Montserrat Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • My wife and I began our two week Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona. We optioned for an extra day to get acclimated to the time change. We chose a half day trip to visit the Monastery at Montserrat. We were in luck, as it turned out, due to a cancellation, we had a private tour with our guide Nuria. In a word, Nuria was exceptional! Her command of the English language was impressive and communication was easy. She has a teachers demeanor, and as her students, we took advantage to soak up her knowledge. During the ride up to Montserrat, we discussed everything from the current independence movement in Catalan, to the culture and life in Barcelona as well as the history of the area and architecture. Nurias understanding of the issues faced by the United States was profound. It was an absolute pleasure to spend time with her. More about the tour: we arrived at Montserrat, rode a cable car to the top,
    followed a path to the end to visit an old church built on the site of a vision of the Virgin Mary by some herders. We then rode a funicular, train to the Monastery. We viewed the sights and got to see and touch the Black Madonna. While we in line inside the church, we heard the boys choir! The weather was beautiful and the vistas from the Monastery were awesome. All in all the experience was worth it. Having Nuria as a guide made it that much more incredible.

  • Great tour of Montserrat. Would highly recommend this tour. Guide was very helpful and ever in Barcelona again would take this particular tour. Vehicle was spotless!

  • The guide was very weak. She drove a car that had no microphone, so we had no information about our destination during the hour and twenty minute drive. Once we arrived, she gave us a very brief description of Montserrat history, took us to the train that wasn't running so we could see the view, took us into the church at 11:00 am, where we sat for an hour waiting for the boys choir to perform which was supposed to be the big attraction there, and at noon told us they were not performing that day. It was a long ride home!

  • Our guide was right on time in picking us up at our hotel. There were only four of us in the group so it made it easy for the guide. Montserrat is a definite must See when in Barcelona, but the guide was more interested in getting back to the city to make an appointment than allowing us time to take in all the available options at the site. He finally consented to standing in line to gain entrance tp the upper level statue. The cog railway to the top of the mountain was made unavailable due to our guide's schedule.

  • This was a worthwhile tour. Our guide Nuria picked us up at our hotel in a van max 8 passengers and pointed out sights along the way. She was pleasant and informative. The views from the mountain are spectacular. The trail to the Holy Cave is a strenuous walk, but worth the effort.

  • Guide was great

  • The guide Karles was a wealth of knowledge. We really enjoyed him. He was early to pick us up at our B and B.

    The downside of the trip is the allotted time. We did not have time to go into the museum, which we would have liked. We also were not offered time to eat - we had to ask for it and then only had time for a quick bite at a sandwich shop which was fine.

    After hearing the choir boys sing which was amazing, Karles was in a rush for us to leave because he wanted to get us back to our hotels there were 6 of us - 3 pairs of two travelers because it was a national Catalan holiday on 9/11.

    Other than feeling rushed, we really enjoyed the excursion.

  • Great tour with knowledgable guide. No rush timetable. Could have done with a larger vehicle for four adults! Highly recommended.

  • Our guide from In-Out Barcelona Tours planned everything in terms of timing so that we were able to avoid the crowd. He also appeared to be very knowledgeable and full of stories that relate to you no matter what part of the world you're from.

  • We took our kids 6 and 8 years old to this tour and it was a great success! We loved the walk down to the chapel, and the explanations along the way. The kids were able to run and play and have fun while the adults learned about the 12 stations, the architecture and many other things.
    Our guide was very patient and fun. If we had more time, we would have liked to hike a bit into the mountain, but unfortunately, we had to go back to town. only regret

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