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Morning or Afternoon Montserrat Tour with Small Group and Hotel pick-up

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Ensured small group tour of maximum 8 pax.

Round-trip hotel pick-up & drop-off included.

Make a pilgrimage to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Montserrat in this 5-hour excursion from Barcelona with a very small group. Make the best of such a small group and decide how you want to spend your time.

Your guide will invite you on an exploration of this nearly 1,000-year old Benedictine Monastery set high above Catalonia. You’ll see the famous ‘Black Madonna’ icon and visit legendary ‘Holy Cave’ where the virgin is said to have once appeared. End by enjoying the sublime singing of ‘La Escolania de Montserrat’ one of the Europe’s oldest children’s choirs.
- Half-day trip to the mystical mountaintop monastery of Montserrat with a small group from Barcelona
- Admire the famous 'Black Madonna', icon in the monastery basilica
- Explore the 'Holy Cave' where the Virgin is said to have once appeared
- Enjoy astonishing views of the natural park
- Great way to explore the region near Barcelona
Highlights
  • Stress-free half-day trip to Montserrat from Barcelona
  • Avoid the hassle of coordinating public transport to the rural mountain
  • Arrive in time to listen to a performance by the choir 
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included 
What to Expect
Your tour begins with morning pickup from your Barcelona accommodation, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle and get acquainted with a small group limited to eight people. During the journey to the Catalan countryside, you’ll learn about La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) and take a tour of the mountaintop monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat on arrival.
Plus, listen to beautiful songs sung by La Escolania de Montserrat, one of Europe's oldest boys' choirs (seasonally available), before hotel drop-off back in Barcelona.
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on a morning tour of Montserrat with Marco. We really enjoyed our time with Marco, he was a knowledgeable and fun guide. We were there the perfect amount of time to see both the religious and natural sites. He also noticed and quickly...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great time was had by all but because our tour guide was so knowledgable about absolutely everything we asked & absolutely accommodating to our group... we have had many tour guides over the years but never anyone as good as karlaus... He made it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our driver/guide, Joan (John) was great. He was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun. We were paired with a family of five (3 children), and it was very agreeable to us. Joan was a safe driver on twisting roads and on freeway, too. Picked...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive! The place is great! We were able to touch the holly Lady and we escaped to Saint John chapel, walking on the clifs. And we were even talking to one of the monks. And all that thanks to our guide, Karles. Recomended tour!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank AsturianoGracia
Reviewed 2 July 2019

Montserrat is a must-see for anyone visiting Barcelona and it was so memorable. It was however a bit frustrating because Evelyn’s (tour guide) English was not very functional. Because of traffic, our time was limited and rushed so we missed going up on the funicular....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Charlene G
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21 August 2019|
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Response from Don H | Reviewed this property |
I believe I did see folks with assistive needs but certain atttactions would be limitedin access ... Black Madonna
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Colleen T
13 August 2019|
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Response from Don H | Reviewed this property |
There is a Central point that starts the tour ... Best time is very early am to avoid crowds at Montserrat
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30 June 2019|
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Response from gbermudz |
We had the last scheduled afternoon tour. We were pickup around 2:30pm and dropped off around 6:30pm.
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