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Montserrat Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

4.8 / 5 total 112 reviews
Duration: 5 hours
Tour ID: 2294
Overview

Choose our Montserrat Half-Day Trip from Barcelona and take a day outdoors to explore one of the best places around Catalonia! You will travel in comfort and style, since a local, licensed private driver will come directly to your hotel in central Barcelona or Cruise Port to pick you up, with a VIP car or minivan. Together with the driver you will meet our licensed private guide, who will accompany you and show you the best the region has to offer.

Once you have reached Montserrat, you immediately understand why it is called the “jagged mountain”. The toponym “Montserrat” was created by the Romans, who called it “Mons Serratus”. Catalans sometimes call it “Montsagrat”, which means “sacred mountain” in their native language.

Montserrat’s Mountains host the popular Benedictine monastery officially named “Santa Maria de Montserrat” along with its beautiful Basilica and museum. This Monastery is a world-class visitors attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It takes its name from the stunning mountain it is located on top of. Being perched at about 1200 meters above the valley, a breathtaking view can be enjoyed from the Monastery as well as peculiar rock formations. Some guides even say you can see Mallorca island when it’s sunny!

Every year thousands of visitors come to Montserrat sanctuary to worship Our Lady of Montserrat, also known as La Moreneta, Patron of Catalonia. You will also see the Museum of Montserrat where several works of Dali, El Greco, Monet and Giordano are preserved. In addition, you can see liturgical and archaeological exhibits. Montserrat is believed by some to be the place where the Holy Grail is hidden!

However, it is also famous as the house of the L’Escolania, one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe with its origin dating back to the 13th century. Several famous personalities made their pilgrimage to Montserrat, including Pope Benedict XIII, Columbus, Cervantes, von Humboldt, King Fernando and Isabella, Carlos I, Felipe II and Louis XIV.

So if you want to take a relaxing day in Barcelona's surroundings, you shall not miss this incredible chance. Choose our Montserrat Half-Day Trip from Barcelona!

We can not accept bookings of this tour less than 48 hours in advance.

Highlights
  • Enjoy our day trip to Montserrat
  • Private driver with luxury vehicle
  • Engaging private guide for people of all ages
  • Explore the popular Benedictine monastery officially named “Santa Maria de Montserrat” along with its beautiful Basilica and museum.
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montserrat, also known as La Moreneta, Patron of Catalonia
  • See the Museum of Montserrat where several works of Dali, El Greco, Monet and Giordano are preserved. In addition, you can see liturgical and archaeological exhibits
  • Montserrat is also famous as the house of the L’Escolania, one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe with its origin dating back to the 13th century.
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 5 hours
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • A maximum of 6 people per bookingA maximum of 6 people per booking
  • This tour is not available on Religious holidays, bank holidays and Sunday mornings This tour is not available on Religious holidays, bank holidays and Sunday mornings
  • We can not accept bookings of this tour less than 48 hours in advance.We can not accept bookings of this tour less than 48 hours in advance.
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up from your hotel in Central Barcelona
  • Disability Services Disability Services
    Not wheelchair accessible
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Non-refundable
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 4 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • 5-hour private guide
  • 5-hour private driver with private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Tickets to be paid on site
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Meeting Point
Meeting point in your hotel. Please tell us the exact address where you want to be picked up
Know Before You Go
  • Difficulty: this tour is an easy stroll and you will enjoy it discovering the beauties of Monserrat.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Reviewed by Heather Bell GB   May 24, 2018
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The monastery is amazing and the views are magnificent. It is hard to believe that this is so close to Barcelona. Thank you to Ada, our wonderful guide.
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Reviewed by Lottie Anderson GB   May 23, 2018
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We loved this tour to Montserrat. The views were amazing and our guide and driver were very friendly and helpful. Thank you for spending the day with us.
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Reviewed by Jessie H IE   May 19, 2018
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We were really lucky as we got to hear the choir singing. This tour was well worth doing as the area is stunning.
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Reviewed by Tina Price US   May 15, 2018
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Montserrat was an excellent trip. On the way to Montserrat our guide gave us lots of great information. It was a lovely place to see and I highly recommend this tour.
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Reviewed by Wilma T GB   May 10, 2018
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The views are amazing and the monastery was a beautiful place to visit.
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Reviewed by John Wójcik US   May 09, 2018
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The short journey out of Barcelona was worth seeing. Our guide was knowledgeable and really made our day. Thank you.
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Reviewed by Stan and Heather GB   May 07, 2018
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Wonderful day trip! The driver and tour guide were nice, knowledgeable, and a general pleasure to be around... would definitely do it again!
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Reviewed by Mike P US   May 05, 2018
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The rock formations are impressive and if you have time, lots of walking tracks to go exploring. A day well spent
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Reviewed by Maisie H GB   May 04, 2018
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A wonderful experience and the trip was worth it as we had our own guide and driver.
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Reviewed by Ella US   April 26, 2018
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This tour was very informative and the views were breathtaking. Our guide and driver ensured that we got the most from the tour and I recommend that anyone visiting Barcelona should take this tour.
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Reviewed by Megan P GB   April 19, 2018
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This would be a great tour just for the ride up to the monastery and the view once you get there. But there is so much more which we really enjoyed with our private guide.
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Reviewed by Natasha Spencer (Texas) US   April 17, 2018
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This monastery is high in the mountains and a beautiful site when you get there. We were picked up at our hotel and had a wonderful guide for the day. We really recommend this tour and it also gets you out of the city for the day.
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Reviewed by Kirsty GB   April 13, 2018
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We had a short time in Barcelona but wanted to make this trip along with the Sagrada Familia. Both tours were excellent and we highly recommend this company and this tour.
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Reviewed by T CILLIËRS ZA   April 11, 2018
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THE TOUR WAS VERY INTERESTING AND THE SITE IS BEAUTIFUL.
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Reviewed by Tammy and Leo GB   April 11, 2018
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This was a wonderful tour. The guide was excellent and the monastery was a nice change from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. Thank you so much.
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Reviewed by Lina24 NL   April 08, 2018
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It is a breathtaking place and the views are amazing. I suggest that every traveller to Spain visit Montserrat.
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Reviewed by Aaron Baker CA   April 02, 2018
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This monastery is a very unique and special place in Spain and I recommend everyone to see it.
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Reviewed by Louise GB   March 30, 2018
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Great scenic tour up and view up into the mountains.
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Reviewed by Tina Morris GB   March 26, 2018
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What an amazing side trip from Barcelona! Well worth it to see this beautiful old monastery and basilica with incredible views.
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Reviewed by Pepijn DK   March 14, 2018
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This is an absolutely 'must see' once in a lifetime venue.
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