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#B2 Half-day tour to Montserrat Mountain & Basilica

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#B2 Half-day tour to Montserrat Mountain & Basilica

Half-day morning tour from Barcelona to Montserrat with early 7.30 am personal hotel/apartment pick-up and mid-afternoon drop off Barcelona in small groups of maximum 7 persons per minivan and guide. See the spectacular beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage site Montserrat mountain, monastery and basilica situated 1 hour from Barcelona.

* Includes free hotel/apartment pick-up & drop off
* Small groups of 7 guests
* Tour available Monday to Friday
* Sorry, no cruise ship pick-ups or airport transfers

#B2 Tour timetable

Pick-up time around 07:30 at your hotel or residence
Drop-off time around 14:30 at your hotel or residence

#B2 Tour duration

Total tour time including transport is 7 hours, of which 2 hours is driving and 2,5 hours is walking

#B2 Tour overview

Montserrat mountain is one of Barcelona and Spain's most popular tourist attractions with breathtaking scenery, unique rock formations and panoramic views of the Catalan countryside. This historic monastery has been perched at 726 metres height on Montserrat mountain for almost a thousand years.

Our Montserrat half-day tour visits the basilica and sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat which is home to the Black Madonna sculpture "La Moreneta." The tour includes a Sant Joan funicular railway ticket to take us up to 1000m, where we walk for around 2 hours in the Montserrat natural park to enjoy the stunning views and spirituality of this sacred mountain.

To end the tour we hear the famous Montserrat boys’ choir sing in the Basilica at 1pm (The boys choir does not sing on Saturdays or on school holidays)

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#B2 Tour special considerations

* Guests should wear walking shoes or trainers, not flip flops, sandals or high heels.
* A normal level of fitness is required.
* Children must be minimum 8 years on standard tours
* Children must be 4 years on private tours and 1 mtr (3 ft 3 in tall and able to sit on a child booster seat with adult seat belt for the entire duration of the driving time.
* No cruise pick-ups or cruise ship or airport transfers
* The boys choir does not sing on Saturdays or on school holidays.

The standard tour is not recommended for guests with reduced mobility or walking difficulties. It includes around 2 hours of walking on paths with quite steep inclines and some steps. Please inquire about a private tour if you would prefer a Montserrat tour with less walking.

#Price B2 Tour Montserrat Mountain & Basilica

Price per person is €89

Prices 2 to 7 persons are:

7 persons - € 89 per person = €623
6 persons - € 89 per person = €534
5 persons - € 89 per person = €445
4 persons - € 89 per person = €356
3 persons - € 89 per person = €267
2 persons - € 89 per person = €178

Sorry, no 1 person bookings/pickups

* We cannot guarantee departure for groups under 6 persons. For larger groups than 7 persons or private tours please contact us using the booking form

Included in #B2 tour price:

- pick-up and drop off at your hotel/residence in Barcelona
- Tour of Montserrat monastery and mountain
- ticket funicular train Sant Joan from monastery area to 1000m in Montserrat natural park
- free water in minivan

Not included in #B2 tour price:

- breakfast (approx €10)

How to book #B2 tour

Places are very limited because of our small group size. Booking is possible until 24 hours before a tour, but we ask that you book in advance to have the best chance of getting places.

To inquire about places please fill out the booking inquiry form below. When we have received your booking inquiry, we will check availability and contact you. Then to confirm your places and guarantee your tour, we ask that you pay a deposit of the tour amount by credit card. You can also choose to pay the full tour amount in advance if you prefer.

TIP: Contact us for private version of this tour just for your group

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#B2 Tour Description

Montserrat Mountain & Basilica Half-day tour

On this popular Half Day Tour from Barcelona we will show you the magnificent beauty and rock formations of the UNESCO world heritage site of Montserrat mountain, which is the stunning setting for a basilica church and the sacred chapel of the Virgin of Montserrat. The monastery is perched on the mountainside at an altitude of 726m and has over 1000 years of dramatic history.

Montserrat is home to the mythical 12th century Black Virgin "La Moreneta" statue, and to an order of Benedictine monks and the oldest boys' choir in Europe called "Escolania de Montserrat. Montserrat is the spiritual heart of Catalunya and is one of Barcelona and Spain's best loved tourist attractions, venerated for its history, spirituality, breathtaking scenery and unique and unusual rock formations.

Your morning Montserrat visit includes a scenic drive up to the monastery. Then we guide you through the Basilica and see the "La Morenta" Virgin of Montserrat. Afterwards we take you even higher on a mountain railway up to 1000m, where we enjoy spectacular views of the monastery and take a short stroll in the natural park of this sacred mountain.

We finish with a second visit to the Basilica to hear the Montserrat Escolania boys' choir sing (except on Saturdays and during school holidays)

Pictures #B2 Half-day tour to Montserrat Mountain & Basilica

Photos from Montserrat Tour from Barcelona taken by our guides

Montserrat monastery near Barcelona


Views of Montserrat Natural Park and Monastery.

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Montserrat is a UNESCO world heritage site and venerated for its spirituality, beauty, history and magnificent rock formations

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La plaza de Santa María by modernist architecht Josep Puig i Cadafalch

Plaza at Montserrat

Saint Michael's cross and viewing platform at Montserrat mountain

St Michaels Cross Montserrat

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La Moreneta - the world famous black virgin Mary shrine.

La Moreneta - the Black Virgin of Montserrat

Montserrat Basilica

Montserrat Basilica

Famous rock formations at Montserret mountains near Barcelona - the Elephant and the Mummy

Elephant rock at Montserrat

The Escolania de Montserrat is one of Europe's oldest boys choirs

Escolania de Montserrat

This tour includes tickets for Sant Joan funicular mountain railway

Aerial photo of unique Montserrat mountain near Barcelona

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Booking and Tour Terms & Conditions:

1) Reservations are usually confirmed within 12 hours by email.
2) We do not offer family, children or group discounts because our groups sizes are very small, from 2 to 7 guests. We do not offer 1 person bookings.
3) Children must be minimum 8 years of age for all standard tours and 4 years of age for private tour. Contact us for private tours
4) Many of our tours have several hours of walking, so a normal level of fitness is required. Our tours are not suitable for people with bad hips or knees or other mobility impairments. It is the responsibility of the person booking to inform us of any special needs or health issues including walking difficulties or fitness issues.
5) We do not offer tours to wedding stag groups or groups in fancy dress
6) Tours are non-alcoholic and non-smoking during transport
7) No picnics and food or snacks cannot be consumed in the minivan.
8) Only water can be consumed in minivan. Sweet fizzy drinks and alcholic drinks are not permitted
9) Tour prices do not include meals and snacks
10) Tours are only in English language

Refund policy and full Terms and Conditions:

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