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Girona + Montserrat with Cog-Wheel Train from Barcelona

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Explore the medieval cities of Girona and Montserrat from Barcelona, in the lap of a luxury coach. You will get the chance to explore the sights where the hit TV show, Game of Thrones was shot in Girona as well as the famous El Call, the best preserved Jewish quarters in Europe. You will also enjoy the wonderful and breathtaking views of the Montserrat Mountain, from 4000 ft above sea level.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a hassle free drive in a comfortable coach from Barcelona to one of the most interesting cities in Catalonia, the historic Girona and the beautiful vistas of Montserrat.
  • Admire some of the most emblematic monuments of the city of Girona like the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, the Basilica of Sant Feliu, the Arab Baths, the Cathedral of Girona and the Jewish Quarters.
  • Montserrat with the Cog – Wheel Train, which leaves you in the middle of the The Benedict sanctuary of Montserrat where you will get the chance to admire the shrine of the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia in the monastery's Royal Basilica.
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Your Experience

From Barcelona, you will board a comfortable coach to the beautiful city of Girona. For a good hour and a half, you will discover the city’s legacy and learn about the several civilisations that left their mark; the Romans, Carolingians, Christians and Jews. Your walking tour include sights such as the banks of the Oñar River, which runs through the city, where the hanging houses are located. The famous view of the houses painted in vibrant colours on both sides of the river calls for the perfect photo op. You will then continue to the city center and breathe in the magnificence of the city’s medieval streets. You will get to visit the incredible Cathedral of Girona that is known for its enigmatic architectural fame as well as the widest gothic nave in the world. You will also explore the labyrinth of narrow streets and the porticoed squares of the famous El Call or Jewish Quarters, the best preserved in Europe. After your guided tour, you will be given some free time in Girona to enjoy the city by yourself. The first half of the tour ends at the local tour operator’s office, where the second half to Montserrat shall commence.

You will then leave Barcelona to the mountain of Montserrat that sits majestically at 4000 ft above sea level. This fascinating range of mountains are shaped peculiarly as a result of erosion over the centuries.You will notice that the mountains often look like they take the shape of animals. Our tour guide will tell you fascinating legends of its origin that were concocted by local folklore. These vistas give you breathtaking views of the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range. You will make your way to the top of Montserrat with the Cogwheel Train, which leaves you in the middle of The Benedict sanctuary of Montserrat. Known for its sanctum of the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica. You will get a chance to admire the basilica as well as taste 4 typical liquors that are handmade by the monks of the monastery.

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Inclusions

  • Motor Coach
  • Local Guide
  • Transfers from Barcelona - Girona - Montserrat
  • Entrance to the audiovisual “Espai Audiovisual Montserrat” exhibition in Montserrat.
  • Guided walking tour to Girona.
  • Cogwheel Train.
  • Liquor tasting
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Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers
  • Food and Beverage
  • Entry tickets to Monuments
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Know Before You Go

Timings This tour takes place at 8:00 AM

Tour Duration This tour is ten hours long inclusive of travel time to and from mentioned destinations.

Languages available This tour is available in English and Spanish

Meeting point Meet your guide in front of Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at: Carrer de Balmes nº 5, Barcelona

Getting There By bus Closest bus station: Ronda Universitat Bus Stop Walk on Ronda de la Universitat towards Carrer de Balmes and turn right. The first building on you right is the local tour operator’s office.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

Cancellations that are 48 hours prior to departure are fully refundable.

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My Tickets

Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly. Please carry a print out of your mobile voucher with a valid photo ID.

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Where?

Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at: Carrer de Balmes nº , Barcelona

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