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Montserrat Mountain and Basilica Half Day Tour from Barcelona
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What to expect

Visit Montserrat, a mountain rising over 4000 ft. into the air from Barcelona. See the Royal Basilica and La Moreneta (Black Virgin), then enjoy liquor tasting and the breathtaking views from the mountain.

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Morning Tour
Total:
Price per Adult :
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 68.17
USD 68.17
Total:
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 68.17
USD 68.17
Price per Adult :
Child (Age 4-12)
USD 52.06
Infant (Age 0-3)
free

Let yourself be enchanted by the spirituality of Montserrat, the magic mountain of Catalonia. Travel from Barcelona in a comfortable coach, visit the monastery, enjoy the scenic views from the mountain, and see the Black Madonna. Enjoy a tasting of 4 typical liquors and get entrance to the Audiovisual “Espai Audiovisual Montserrat”.

Child (Age 4-12)
USD 52.06
Infant (Age 0-3)
free

Overview

Morning
6 hour(s)
Available Daily
English
Without pick-up
Inclusions: Transportation fee / English-speaking guide / Bilingual guide (English/Spanish) / Tasting of 4 liquors handmade by monks of the Montserrat Monastery / Entrance to the Espai Audiovisual Montserrat / 20% discount for the Sant Joan Funicular ticket / 10% discount at the museum / 10% discount at the buffet restaurant in Mirador dels Apostols

Schedule

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Start time :
09:00

Check-in at Julia Travel Office

09:15
Start of Tour
ESP
11:00
Guided Visit of Montserrat
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12:00
Free Time
Montserrat Monastery
13:45

Departure from Montserrat

14:45

Check-out at Julia Travel Office

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Required items to bring & attire

  • Walking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Proper dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals.
  • Please note that there is a mountain climate at Montserrat and the conditions could be cold or rainy. Please dress accordingly.

Additional notes

  • This tour conducted by a bilingual guide who will be speaking in two languages (English and Spanish) at once depending on the group of the day.
  • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.
  • It is recommend that you to check the timetable of the different facilities that you wish to visit during your free time.
  • Please note that the Rack railway ride up to Montserrat Sanctuary is not included. The coach will take you directly to the parking next to the Monastery.
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Afternoon Tour with Cog Wheel Train Ride
Total:
Price per Adult :
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 68.17
USD 68.17
Total:
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 68.17
USD 68.17
Price per Adult :
Child (Age 4-12)
USD 52.06
Infant (Age 0-3)
free

In addition to the morning tour itinerary, ride a Cremallera (Cog Wheel Train) to go up the Monastery. Enjoy a spectacular view of the mountain on this 15-minute trip. The train has panoramic windows which make the actual journey an interesting attraction. They are also air-conditioned and are completely wheelchair-friendly.

Child (Age 4-12)
USD 52.06
Infant (Age 0-3)
free

Overview

Afternoon
5 hour(s)
Available Daily
English
Without pick-up
Inclusions: Transportation fee / English-speaking guide / Bilingual guide (English/Spanish) / Tasting of 4 liquors handmade by monks of the Montserrat Monastery / Entrance to the Espai Audiovisual Montserrat / Cog-Wheel Train ride / 20% discount for the Sant Joan Funicular ticket / 10% discount at the museum / 10% discount at the buffet restaurant in Mirador dels Apostols

Schedule

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Start time :
14:00

Check-in at Julia Travel Office

14:15

Head out to Montserrat

Cog Wheel Train Ride (15 mins)
Cog-wheel train, Spain, Montjuic Cable Car, Spain
15:20
Montserrat
montserrat
Royal Basilica of Montserrat
black madonna
16:00
Free Time
Montserrat Monastery
17:15

Departure from Montserrat

18:45

Check-out at Julia Travel Office

Transportation add-ons

Not available

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Required items to bring & attire

  • Walking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Proper dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals.
  • Please note that there is a mountain climate at Montserrat and the conditions could be cold or rainy. Please dress accordingly.

Additional notes

  • This tour conducted by a bilingual guide who will be speaking in two languages (English and Spanish) at once depending on the group of the day.
  • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.
  • It is recommend that you to check the timetable of the different facilities that you wish to visit during your free time.

Reviews

Nice Birthday Trip

2019/12/02 Friends Trafalgar travel

The weather was too cold to enjoy this tour completely.

Outside of that it was a lovely experience

Times are not accurate

2019/11/09 Solo Travelers Rhonda

I chose this particular tour because it would give me time to listen to the boys choir as well as do shopping before we had to scout out at 1:45. Instead we were told to be back by 1:20. That’s a difference of 25 minutes...

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Beautiful Excursion

2019/09/01 Friends IggyC

Our guide was great and the head sets provided to the group made it really easy to hear her. We had ample time to tour and look around on our own to take in the views. The Monastery and the views are a "Must-See" when yo...

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FAQ

Q. Does the tour include free time for me to explore Montserrat at my own pace?
A. Yes, the tour includes a 1 hour and 45 minutes of free time.
Q. What can I do during my free time?
A. You will be able to do some of the following options:
- Visit the Basilica of Montserrat
- Go touch the Black Madonna inside the Basilica of Montserrat
- Hike the trails around Montserrat Monastery
- Go to the Farmer’s market and try the food of Catalunya
- Check out the Montserrat shop where you’ll find liquors made by the monks of Montserrat Monastery
- Visit Montserrat museum http://www.museudemontserrat.com/en/index.html (tickets not included)
- Visit Montserrat Audiovisual Exhibition (Espai Audiovisual de Montserrat)
- Take the San Joan Funicular (20% discount)
- Listen to the Escolania (Boys' Choir) with the morning tour
Q. When does the Escolania (Boys' Choir) perform?
A. Choir performance times may vary in accordance with special religious celebrations and the school calendar but the usual performance times of the Escolania (Boys' Choir) is:

From Monday to Friday: 13:00 - Salve and Virolai
From Monday to Thursday: 18:45 - Vespers, Salve Montserratina and Polyphonic Motet
Sundays and religious holidays: 12:00 - Salve and Virolai, 18:45 - Vespers, Salve Montserratina and Polyphonic Motet

You may check the Escolania performance days and times here:
http://www.escolania.cat/en/news-and-concerts/when-do-we-sing/
Q. Where is the departure point of the tour? Where does the tour end?
A. The tour departs and ends at Balmes street, number 5. A 3-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya, the main square of Barcelona.
Q. How long is the drive from downtown Barcelona to Montserrat Monastery?
A. The drive is about 1 hour long.
Q. What is included in the tour?
A. - Roundtrip transportation from Plaza Catalunya to Montserrat sanctuary.
- Professional English and Spanish-speaking tour guide
- 45-minute guided visit of Montserrat sanctuary upon arrival
- 1 hour and 45 minutes of free time
- Tickets to the Montserrat Audiovisual Exhibition (Espai Audiovisual de Montserrat)
- Tickets for a tasting of typical liquors handmade by the monks of the Montserrat Monastery at the Montserrat Shop
- Rack railway ride up to Montserrat Sanctuary with the afternoon tour (not included with the morning tour)
- 20% discount on Sant Joan Funicular tickets
- 10% discount on Montserrat Museum tickets.
- 10% discount at the buffet restaurant of the ‘Mirador dels Apostols’
Q. Is the rack railway train (“Cremallera de Montserrat”) or the yellow cable car (“Aeri de Montserrat”) included?
A. With the morning tour, the coach will take you directly to the parking next to the Monastery.
The rack railway train ticket up to Montserrat Sanctuary is included with the Afternoon tour.

If you’d like to take the yellow cable car, we recommend that you check this tour:
https://www.veltra.com/en/europe/spain/barcelona/a/141848
Q. Is the Sant Joan funicular included?
A. No, but you will get a 20% discount on the Sant Joan funicular tickets if you decide to take the ride during your free time.
Q. Is there a dress code to enter the Basilica of Montserrat?
A. Yes, a proper dress code is required to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter the Basilica with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or flip flops.
Q. What’s the maximum number of participants for the tour?
A. - Transportation to Montserrat is in a 50-seat coach.
- The size of the groups for the guided visit of the Montserrat Sanctuary is around 30 people (maximum).
Q. What’s unique about this tour?
A. - 1 hour and 45 minutes of free time is included, which is a good amount of time to explore Montserrat Sanctuary and its surroundings
- The morning tour will enable you to see the Escolania (Boys' Choir) performance from Monday to Friday and on Sunday.
- For the Montserrat afternoon tour option: Montserrat sanctuary tends to be less crowded in the afternoon
- The rack railway train up to Montserrat Sanctuary is included with the afternoon tour
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Payment / Cancellation Policy

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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 09:15 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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Montserrat Mountain and Basilica Half Day Tour from Barcelona
Visit Montserrat, a mountain rising over 4000 ft. into the air from Barcelona. See the Royal Basilica and La Moreneta (Black Virgin), then enjoy liquor tasting and the breathtaking views from the mountain.