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Montserrat Monastery Guided Tour with Bus Transfers

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Escape the bustling crowds of Barcelona and head to the picturesque Catalan countryside, with round-trip transfers, on this semi-guided half-day tour of Montserrat.

Highlights

  • Sign up for an early morning guided tour in groups of 25 people or less and bask in the charming countryside as you travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus to Montserrat and back.

  • Join an expert guide on this tour and head to the hallowed mountain-top sanctuary of Montserrat and, on your own, check out The Black Madonna, with timed entry tickets.

  • Soak in marvelous sights of the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean, and the rock spires of Montserrat.

  • Ride a cable car or head to the Museum of Contemporary Art post your guided tour and treat your tastebuds to the local delicacies that are available at stalls outside the Monastery.

  • Fun fact: Montserrat is home to the critically endangered giant ditch frog, known locally as the “mountain chicken.”

Inclusions

  • Round-trip transfers from Barcelona

  • Full-day tour of Montserrat

  • English & Spanish-speaking expert guide

  • Entry to the Basilica of Montserrat

Exclusions

  • Black Madonna attraction visit (this is independent of the guided tour)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, Hungary, Estonia and over 6 countries have loved this experience
Dalia Berčiūnaitė

Dalia

5/5

May, 2024

It was great experience. I recommend all to take early trip to the monestry. We were very small group, so it was easy to communicate with the guide.
John Barreto

John

5/5

Apr, 2024

Victoria is an amazing, informative and friendly guide. The timing was perfect and the transportation picked us up and dropped us off in a timely fashion. It was the right balance between being part of an organized excursion and having free time to wonder around. Victoria suggested good excursions options and restaurants reccomendations. My mother and I enjoyed the tour and highly recommend it.
Kyle VerHoef

Kyle

5/5

Apr, 2024

We dd have a bit of a mix up with the starting location of the tour, but the staff was helpful and our tour guide, Lana waited for us. Lana was very knowledgeable and approachable. She welcomed all of our questions and advised us on the best way for us to experience the tour.
Macarena Alcalde Plazola

Macarena

3/5

Nov, 2023

The guide (Marc) has explained many things, however, having been a holiday I think we could have spent more time in the enclosure, since the time of departure (9:15 + the hour of travel to get to Montserrat) is little time to be in the enclosure. Besides we were in line for half an hour to go to see the virgin and it was time that we could have used to see more things, when you book a tour with tickets "without queue".
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Alexandra Harwood

Alexandra

5/5

Oct, 2023

Roberto was awesome! Our guide was very knowledgeable and we had some time to explore the Monastery and surrounding area. Definitely would recommend!

Montserrat in all its glory

With the tour starting early, you will arrive at Montserrat long before the monastery and basilica get crowded. As you travel to the spiritual sanctuary from Barcelona in a private vehicle, your guide will explain the significance and history of the place. The infectious mystical aura of the mountain-top monastery is almost immediately apparent when you step out of your bus. Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking view of the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean, and the magnificent Gothic architecture of the Benedictine monastery.

Montserrat with a guide

Head into the basilica to see the famous Black Madonna of Montserrat, a Romanesque wooden statue that is fabled to have been unmovable, thus forcing the Benedictine monks of the time to build the basilica around it. After the guided tour, you will have some time to explore the area on your own! You can choose to go on a short hike or take the cable car through the mountains. Alternatively, if you are more fascinated by the history and culture of the place, you can visit the local Museum of Contemporary Art. Sample some of the local delicacies before heading back to Barcelona in your air-conditioned bus.

What to bring

  • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes along with comfortable shoes as the tour involves a fair amount of walking.

What's not allowed

  • Wheelchairs and motorized scooters cannot be accommodated on the group tours since access to lifts and ramps is limited.

  • The Basilica in Montserrat expects visitors to follow a dress code. Flip-flops, tank tops, and shorts are not allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women.

Additional information

  • Visiting the Black Madonna is not part of the guided tour, it's independent.

  • Group sizes are restricted to 25 people.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour to avoid missing your transport.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Meet your guide at City Wonders Montserrat Tour Departure.

  • Address: Av. Diagonal, 355, L'Eixample, 08037 Barcelona, Spain.

  • Landmark: On the narrow sidewalk in-between the two vehicle-accessible streets.

  • Guide identifier : The guide will be waiting with a City Wonders flag.

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