Guided tour

Montserrat: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Trip with Pickup

Activity provider: In Out Barcelona Tours

Montserrat: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Trip with Pickup

Activity provider: In Out Barcelona Tours
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From US$ 87.54 per person

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Dive into Catalan culture with a half-day small group visit to the spectacular and magical Montserrat. Explore the Holy Cave of Montserrat, see the Black Madonna and hear one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Pickup included
Pickup at your accommodation in Barcelona city center. Tour starts at 8:30 AM. A change of departure time is possible until 3:00 PM if you let the local partner know by e-mail: booking@inoutbarcelonatours.com Please provide the local partner with the exact address of your accommodation in Barcelona city center by email: booking@inoutabrcelonatours.com Check your mailbox for the exact pickup time.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the spectacular and whimsical landscapes of Montserrat National Park
  • Visit the ancient Monastery and Basilica to see the famous Black Madonna
  • Hear the angelic voices of one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe
  • Explore the Holy Cave of Montserrat
  • Avoid big crowds with an intimate small group size and local guide
Full description

Explore the spectacular views and spirituality of mysterious Montserrat on this half-day small group tour. Your local guide will share why this mountain is important to the Catalan identity and debunk common myths.

Make the drive up to magical Montserrat, a rocky mountain 2,380 feet above sea level that's known for the whimsical peaks, valleys and caves, religious connections and magnificent scenery.

Explore the famous Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat. This religious site includes the Basilica, where you can touch the sphere of the Virgin of Montserrat or "La Moreneta", best known as the Black Madonna.

After ticking off the religious sites and history, explore the lush national park with your guide. Pass by the Holy Cave, where according to the legend the Virgin appeared to two shepherds in the year 880.

Finish this half-day tour listening to the angelic voices of La Escolania de Montserrat, one of the oldest children's choirs in Europe.

The morning tour will return to Barcelona around 2:30 PM, while the afternoon tour returns at approximately 8:30 PM.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in a private air-conditioned minivan between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM
  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour with up to 8 guests
  • Walking tour in Montserrat
  • Monastery visit
  • Children's choir music
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please provide the name and address of your accommodation when booking
  • Please provide the age of children when booking so that the local supplier can provide the appropriate child seat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 190 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The guide (Valentina) was really friendly and helpful. She gave us the information that we really wanted and did not bore us with unnecessary details. All the things she's mentioned are very interesting. We had free time to do a short hike and explore on our own as well which was great. The driver was very friendly too. Overall, this is an activity that should not be missed when in Barcelona! I definitely did not expect the views to be so breathtaking. PS: it is a huge, huge advantage that they offer pick-up and drop-off!!

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August 7, 2022

The journey started with pickup right at our Airbnb door. Our guide was excellent, with tons of information about our trip up to Montserrat. The drive was about 45 minutes, and our guide gave us information about where we were during the ride. Once at the location, we started to explore the buildings. We walked for about an hour and slipped into the Chapple, courtyard, and the old gate. Next, we walked (uphill, FYI) up to the cross for even better mountain views. After the walk back to the main area, we had some free time before we left. Our guide stopped at a few locations back down the mountain. We were dropped back at our Airbnb safely after the drive back. THIS TRIP IS A MUST IF YOU'RE IN BARCELONA FOR A FEW DAYS!

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July 8, 2022

It was a lot less crowded than the day tour and the weather was perfect for all the hiking. It was nice to have someone drive vs driving on your own or taking the train/cable/funicular. Our guide gave us info we asked for & didn’t overwhelm us with too much. Very interesting grounding spiritual energy up there.

June 13, 2022

Product ID: 61517