day tours to Montserrat from Barcelona

Early access day tours to Montserrat

A visit to Montserrat Abbey nestled on Montserrat mountain is one of the most popular day trips from Barcelona. Choose from one of our 4 Montserrat tours. We offer an early access 4 hour express tour, a morning early access Montserrat tour, an afternoon Montserrat tour and a tour that combines Montserrat with a visit to a winery or cava winery. The monastery has 1000 year old Benedictine order of monks, unique geology and rock formations and the stunning Santa Maria de Montserrat basilica and Virgin of Montserrat shrine. It can be visited in just 4 hours from Barcelona. Visit


JUNE 2019
3 countries in one day tour available again!! The Visit 3 countries in one day tour – Andorra, France and Spain – is back.  Now with two guides for your small group of up to 6 people.

12 HOUR day tour with hotel pick-up from Barcelona. Small group road trip to Andorra, France and the Pyrenees Mountains with two guides. Spend a unique and wonderful “3 countries in 1 day” road trip tour that crosses three country borders and two mountain passes in one day.  Duration12 hours 7.30am to 7.30pm

Price €129 per person – Click here to read more

Sitges pick-up and drop off available!

May 2019
We are more than happy to pick up and drop off guests in Sitges. If you are planning a vacation and will be staying in Sitges, you are most welcome to book our tours. Just provide your Sitges address in the booking form when you book your tour. 
If you are staying in other towns just south of Barcelona, please drop us a line so we can check up whether we can pick up at your location.


APRIL 2019
New 4 hour EXPRESS tour to Montserrat Mountain – Get back to Barcelona before midday

4 HOUR morning tour from Barcelona to Montserrat mountain, monastery and basilica. Beat the crowds with a 7.30 am hotel pick-up (optional 7.15 am in summer) in small groups of max 7 guests per minivan and guide and be back at your hotel / aparment before noon. Duration4 hours 7.30am to 11.30pm

Only €69 per person – Click here to read more

Montserrat & Cava Winery day tour from Barcelona

DayTripsBarcelona combines an early morning visit to Montserrat Mountain and Monastery with a visit to the world famous Codorniu Cava Winery.

This tour has a very early pick-up at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona at 7AM. This early pick-up means you avoid being stuck in rush hour traffic jams and have the unique joy of experiencing  the spirituality of magnificent Montserrat Monastery before the crowds arrive.

When the big groups arrive, this tours leaves and we are on the way through wine country to visit the world famous Codorniu  Cava Winery which feature the longest man-made wine cellers in the world!.

Find information about this spectacular new tour on our tour website.

Early Montserrat & Cava Tour on

Montserrat Mountain and Cava Winery - Half Day Tour

3 days of Formula One racing in Barcelona – May 11th to 13th 2018

The Barcelona F1 Formula One race is as usual three days of top high-speed action at this annual event at the Montmelo Circuit de Catalunya racetrack one hour north of Barcelona.

Read more about this event and find links about how to get there by clicking the link below.

And while you are in Barcelona anyway, why not take a DayTripsBarcelona Tour? Our guides are very safe drivers – and we drive so slowly that you will have time to enjoy the views – and there is no need to wear earplugs due to the engine noise!!

Read more about Formula one here or click on the image below to view our tours


New Montserrat Afternoon Tour launched – April 2018

Hi everyone. We are very happy to announce that we now also offer a Montserrat afternoon tour. Many guests asked about this as an alternative when they were unable to be ready for the early morning pick-up time of 7.30 AM on our morning tour.

The afternoon tour hotel pick-up time is at 2.30 PM and drop off in the evening at 8.30 PM

Read more about our Montserrat Afternoon Tour


New gallery of our favourite tour photos Day Trips Barcelona

Hi everyone. We invite you to visit our new gallery page of our own tour photos. Theses are all photos taken by our guides on our most popular tours which are to Montserrat Abbey and Mountain, Girona, Tarragona, the Costa Brava and to the Penedes Wine region.

Pictures day tours outside Barcelona

From March 2018 we no longer offer tours to Andorra from Barcelona.

Views Costa Brava coast of Spain

The beautiftul Costa Brava coastline which you can experience on our A1 Costa Brava beach tour or our A2 Girona and Costa Brava day tour


Best Barcelona hotels 2019

Best hotels in Barcelona 2015

Best hotels in Barcelona 2019

Once again we are pleased  to post our own tips on the best hotels in Barcelona.
As we live in Barcelona, we get many requests for our own personal tips about the best new hotels in Barcelona and some of the favourite classic hotels. There are many excellent hotels to choose from in Barcelona, so it’s difficult for us to answer all these questions.

Please take a look at our partner who have an excellent updated webpage that lists the best hotels in Barcelona and has links to booking apartments and hotel rooms.

And if you are planning a day trip while in Barcelona, please remember that DayTripsBarcelona offers personal hotel pick-ups and drop-offs for our small group Day Tours outside Barcelona. We do not  pick-up at cruise ships however.

Barcelona Ski Season 2016/2017

Grandvalira Ski Resort in Andorra had big snowfall at the start of January 2017

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Grandvalira live webcam photo from Dec 7th 2014

Grandvalira live webcam photo from Dec 7th 2014

Barcelona skiing season 2017.
After a good snowfall in November 2016 Grandvalira in Andorra and many of the other ski resorts in the Catalan Pyrenees Mountains opened for the 2016 Spanish  Inmaculada puente holiday from the 6th to 8th December.

However, until last week the snow on most pistes had been mostly extra artificial snow.

That has now changed with around 70 cm of new snow over just a few days, actually closing Andorra for a few days until the roads were cleared again.  Looks like the Winter 2017 ski season is going to be very good.

Among other  ski resorts close to Barcelona are Baqueira Beret (3.5 hours by car) La Masella (2 hours by car and La Molina (2 hours by car)

The closest ski resorts to Barcelona just 2 hours by car from the beaches and palm trees of Barcelona. Read more on the links below

Book 1 day private Ski Tours Barcelona to Andorra & Pyrenees
Skiing near Barcelona

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