Montserrat Half-Day Small Group Tour/Direct Access Sagrada Familia Audio Ticket - Barcelona

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Key Details

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  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 5 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30am or 1:45pm
  • Departure Details :
    Explore Catalunya, C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 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

Take a short trip from Barcelona to nearby Catalonia's Montserrat on this small-group tour! With a local guide, head to the top of this rugged mountain to see its main attraction, the Virgin of Montserrat. Then take a walk to enjoy amazing views, or check out a museum. You can combine this experience with another quintessential Barcelona activity by upgrading to include a skip-the-line ticket to Antoni Gaudis extraordinary La Sagrada Familia basilica. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Fully narrated tour

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in central Barcelona and board your comfortable minivan for the scenic one-hour drive to Montserrat. From the base of the craggy mountain, you have the option to ride up in a cable car (own expense) for fabulous valley views. Alternatively, stay on board with your guide to drive to the mountaintop by minivan.

At the top of Montserrat, visit the 1,000-year-old Santa Maria de Montserrat Basilica to see its claim to fame: the Virgin of Montserrat. Then tour the Museum of Montserrats collection of religious art, artifacts and sculpture. If you don't want to visit the museum, follow trails that wind around the mountaintop for wonderful views of Catalonia. For equally stunning views you can take a ride around the mountaintop by rack railway (own expense).

La Sagrada Familia Upgrade:
Make the most of your time in Barcelona by combining your Montserrat tour with skip-the-line entry to Antoni Gauds La Sagrada Familia church. With this upgrade, you can choose the time and date of your visit, giving you the freedom to fit it in with your other plans. Simply inform in the Special Requirements section when you want to visit the church between 9am and 6pm. If you do not state a specific time to visit the church, your tickets will be purchased automatically for the same day of your visit to Montserrat. If you are doing the afternoon tour, your tickets will be bought for a time between 10am and 12pm the following day. If you are doing the morning tour, your tickets will be bought for a time between 3pm and 6pm the same day. Please contact the office to arrange collection of the tickets. Please note, these tickets are non refundable, and cannot be modified after purchase

This unique upgrade option allows you to spend as much time inside the church as you wish!

Simply make your own way to La Sagrada Familia and then head inside to enjoy a 45-minute visit on your own. The wait lines here are almost as legendary as the buildings fantastic architecture, but you can avoid them! Before you go inside, admire the sculpted portals, spires and chapels around the basilicas exterior. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been under construction since 1882, and is not due for completion until 2026.

Please note: audio-guide and towers are not included in this ticket.

Inclusions

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Montserrat cable car (approx. 8 euros)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour operates in English only

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Jul-2019

    Arnold was an amazing tour guide! He made it exciting and very informative. We enjoyed it so much and would definitely do it again. The transportation and time allotment was well organized. Great time!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Nicholas was most passionate and knowledgeable about all things having to do with Montserrat. A touch long, but all very interesting and a beautiful spot.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We bought Montserrat with a Sagrada Familia tour. We choose 3:30pm tickets for Sagrada Familia but when we arrived they said tickets were for 6:30. I showed them my itinerary from A which said 3:30pm but our tickets said 6:30. SO MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR TIME ON YOUR TICKETS, dont go by what A has on your itinerary because they will not let you in early! Messed up our whole afternoon!

  • 14-May-2019

    This was a great way to see the Montserrat and learn about the monastery and about the city of Barcelona itself. Highly recommended!

  • 13-May-2019

    I had a great time. Our tour was max 8 people. We met at 8:30. Our tour guide was very good at describing areas of barcelona on the way up to montserrat and he provided a great tour up at the mountain. This is good if you want a bit of time up there to explore but don't need the full day. You have around 1.5hours of free time. It was busy on a saturday.

  • 01-May-2019

    Highly recommend this tour with Anna, our delightful, knowledgeable and fun guide. We prefer the small group tours which suited Anna’s very social personality to make us feel very welcome and comfortable. The Montserrat is so beautiful and unusual. Our only regret was we didn’t have more time to spend there.

  • 26-Oct-2018

    We had a wonderful tour of Monstserrat with Miguel as our guide! Nice “chilly” day With lots of inside information provided! Thank you! Highly recommended!

  • 08-Oct-2018

    It was an okay trip. Everything went as expected.

  • 17-Sep-2018

    Our tour guide, Nicholas, was fantastic....very interesting and knowledgable !!!! Wish we had had an earlier start since the crowds in Montserrat begin to grow as the day progressed. The only disappointment was that he just dropped us off at La Sagrada Familia and we entered with all the other tourists---no such thing as skip the line...as per the lady at the audio desk (which wasn't included to our surprise). Sort of felt alittle taken.

  • 08-May-2018

    Beautiful trip. We met at Explore Catalunya, near the Palau Musica. Nice small group -- 6 in all. Extremely knowledgeable guide. Friendly, and with a great sense of humor. He was from Ireland but has been in Barcelona for quite some time. I especially appreciated the tips about checking out the library at Montserraat and also the Art Museum there. We had plenty of time to explore on our own.

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