Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Skip- the- Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia

Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Skip- the- Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia
  • Duration : 6 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code : MTHALF
From EUR €60.00
Montserrat Half- Day Small- Group Tour with Optional Cable Car Ride and Skip- the- Line Tickte to La Sagrada Familia

Highlights:

  • Small-group tour from central Barcelona to Montserrat 
  • Take a guided tour of Santa Maria de Montserrat basilica, home to the Virgin of Montserrat
  • Upgrade to include skip-the-line entry at Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia basilica
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience with your guide
Overview

Capture the heart of Catalonia on this tour to the iconic Montserrat and it's
Royal Basilica with our special half day tour.


We offer both morning and afternoon options, with the possibility to add a ‘Skip
the Line’ entrance ticket to Sagrada Familia.

At Montserrat you’ll be able to explore the monastic centre of Catalonia, home to the famous black virgin & la
Escolania (children’s boy choir). You’ll also have time to explore the magnificent
natural park & mountains with spectacular views over the plains of Catalonia.

Full Description

A day tour from Barcelona to Montserrat is a must for the majority of visitors to
Barcelona. It's probably the one place that they have heard all about before
they arrive.
The advantage of taking one of our small group day tours from Barcelona is that
we can avoid the crowds and stay well clear of the other larger tour operators.


Our day starts at 8.30am or 1.45pm from our office opposite the Palau de la Musica
building. From here, the journey to Montserrat takes us about an hour or so.
One of the main reasons people book with us is that they want the intimacy of a
small group, but like to have somebody there to explain things.


Keeping to our philosophy of giving you plenty of free time to explore on your
own, but guiding you in the right direction, the first thing we do on arrival is
explain the various options.
A visit to the sanctuary where the ‘Moreneta’ is housed is a must.

The sanctuary
has been in use for almost 1000 years for those pilgrims and other visitors who
have climbed this spectacular mountain.
You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat,
with its five collections, ranging from Archaeology from the Biblical East to
Modern Painting and Sculpture.


Besides these cultural possibilities, there are numerous walks around
Montserrat, ranging from easy strolls to serious hikes. Each trail offers a
different perspective on the stunning views over the surrounding landscape,
many of which are peppered with small chapels and hermitages.


You'll easily find a route to suit your taste and energy levels. But whether they're
fairly strenuous treks or gentle walks, they all give you fantastic views to marvel
at the unspoiled beauty of this protected natural park.
If you'd rather not walk at all, then another option is to take one of the two rack
railways, or the cable car, offering yet more views of the area. 

Depending on whether you have taken the morning or afternoon option you will arrive back in Barcelona at around 2pm or 7pm.