My wife and I had an excellent tour of Montserrat, and this was made possible by our guide Eloi Morte.
Eloi went above and beyond expectations, he turned the tour into an unforgettable experience. His care of our needs, his depth of knowledge and his love of his work and country made it a memorable and cherished experience. It was the personal touch and care from Eloi that made it even more special.
Doing what: Montserrat 6-hour Private Tour from Barcelona
The tour of Montserrat was truly outstanding.
Our tour guide, Vivian, was extremely knowledgeable and complemented our day excellently. She took as much time as we needed to see all of the sights and answer each and every question.
Would highly recommend.
Marta was the best part of our trip to Barcelona. Her tour was the first day of our 5-day visit, and she arrived promptly at our hotel. Her trusty driver Carlos was waiting outside with a new, comfortable van. The rest of the guests were collected in a similarly efficient manner, and we were off. The overview of she offered of Barcelona was illustrated with stops along the was at some of the major landmarks. Then, off to Montserrat.
Time flew by during the drive as Marta explained the history and geography of Catalonia, and no sooner did we arrive then she offered the highlights of the monastery. We were fortunate to catch the daily recital offered by the boys choir.
Upon our return to Barcelona, a stop at Sagrada Familia allowed Marta to explain the history and beginnings of the church project. I was especially impressed how she commandeered a display model in a nearby gift shop to elaborate on the design and construction of the church. We are glad we booked this Barcelona day tour through Viator and recommend it to others looking for a true slice of Catalonia. w
We lucked out with a perfect weather day - I liked the free time we had to ourselves at Montserrat to hike and hear the boys choir - great recommendation from tour guide to get to the church early for that! The cava tour was also enjoyable and great opportunity to see a bit of the countryside.
A must see for anyone traveling to Barcelona. We really enjoyed the combination of Montserrat and then a tour of Codorniu vineyard. Montserrat was more like a pilgrimage for us, the experience was just so beautiful. The tour of the Codorniu vineyard was one of the most extensive tours I have ever had of a vineyard. It was a lot of fun to ride on the trains and sample the cava.
Montserrat is simply amazing! Highly recommend it as the views are just beautiful. I would also recommend taking the time to see the Saint Mary inside the Cathedral, stunning.
This was fantastic. The guide superb, the winetasting excellent and a whole lot of fun.
Montserrat is so gorgeous that I went back the next day simply to hike as far as I could. The views and landscape are stunning. A sacred place for sure.
My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of experiencing Montserrat on November 3rd. Our guide, Xavi, had an expansive understanding of the sights we saw and made our tour of the Cathedral and winery a truly unforgettable experience. The sights were breathtaking and Xavi kept us entertained throughout!
Me and my husband Richard took this tour last friday it was fab, Martha and the driver picked us up as arranged at our hotel, This lady knows everything about Barcelona!! She definitely made the tour more interesting as driving from place to place she told us lots of history...The tour was really good we loved the Monseratt mountains and got to see the choir sing in the church there it was so lovely, The gaudi part of the tour was also fab what a remarkable man he was!! Book it you won't regret it.
Montserrat has great views, but unfortunately you can't predict the weather and it was foggy all day with limited views of the mountains. However, it was still a great experience and our tour guide, Javier, was very gracious and kind. I wish we had maybe at least one more hour here to do more of the activities, but overall it is a nice place to visit! Thank you!!!
We had a great guide and an excellent experience! Loved Montserrat! Be sure and make it part of your Barcelona tour!!
Our tour of Montserrat was fantastic - highly recommend this to anyone and everyone! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, providing all of the background information necessary to make this an enjoyable and educational trip. The weather was gorgeous, which I understand is not always the case. We could see blue skies for miles and miles. The late afternoon tour of Park Guell and other Gaudi sites was also enjoyable, but pretty tiring after a long tour at Montserrat. The Gaudi work is magnificent and well worth the effort to visit.
Excellent tour of the basilica, it gives you an insight into history off Spain. This is our first time to Europe and we found the tour guides very informative. Their English is very good and the time we went there was a mass going on. Very moving and impressive. The ride by bus is also good in that you get to see how large the mountains behind the basilica are. If you have the time take this tour. We were there November 2015 and the weather was great, in the 70's.
The entire day was well spent, and the perfect weather at the end of October added to the days' all around spendor! Our guide was kind, patient and interesting. The bus trip to Monserrat was interesting as we drove out of the city of Barcelona and though the countryside into the mountain area. Monserrat was lovely, and the visit was just long enough. The stop at Familia Segreda provided an adequate overview of the exterior. For me the best part of the day was our stroll through Park Guell. What a spectacular place. Our guide was professional and watched the older group offering patient help to anyone who needed it. Excellent tour guide.
We really enjoyed the tour. It was great to see the countryside on our way - so beautiful! Our tour guide was terrific and we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Montserrat. It is so worth seeing! Thank-you.
THe only thing bad about this tour was that there was not as much time at Montserrat as I would have liked, so I guess I will have to go back :
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this activity. Our tour provider was very organized. They confirmed pickup time and sent us a photo of our tour guide prior to the tour date. Our guide, Albert, was punctual and attentive to what we wanted to get out of the tour. We covered all that had to be seen in the allotted time but never felt rushed. Albert was very knowledgeable and eager to share what Montserrat and Barcelona have to offer. Highly recommend this tour!!!
Doing what: Montserrat 6-hour Private Tour from Barcelona
Wonderful overview of Montserrat and all its history. Not time to fully experience everything but the boys' choir presentation is a must!
Very cool tour. Montserrat is breathtaking!
Very nice trip. Hope it can cut some Montserrat's free time and add to Park Guell.
Timely arrival and departure. Comfortable bus ride going to Montserrat, ample information about our journey through Barcelona and up to Montserrat. Enjoyed the benefits of the fare and the visit.
The bus driver seemed new to this bus and couldn't get the A/C up to cool the bus before we boarded and we had an uncomfortable 20 minutes of the 1 hour return to Barcelona.
Our guide was good.
United States of America
Very good tour. Disppointed that it was drizzly rain that day, so couldn't see much of the Montserrat mountains. But not Viator's fault. Several of the people in my group had trouble walking, and weren't prepared for the very large amount of walking involved. I think Viator should make this clearer in it's descriptions. Our guide was excellent, and tried to them in any way she could. they finally had to leave the tour before Park Guell.
Well worth the time and price! Not a traditional castle but has been around and worked by the same family for generations. They had a different process than another vineyard we visited so that was nice to be able to compare. The wines were good and the tasting informative and fun. The highlight was Montserrat. It is so much easier to let others handle the details and we just had to show up. The ride through the countryside as well as up the mountain, the boys choir, the church and nature was breathtaking. The shopping is fun and lots of cheese, try all the samples you can - no strings attached they love sharing their products. For us it was the perfect amount of time and the more athletic of us trekked over to the cross for some great pictures and hike. Pick up and drop off is easy to find.
Loved Montserrat, They day was a little long for us almost 11 hour tour.
Great tour! Wonderful to take the first day we arrived. We got to do and see so much in one day. The only bad thing was it actually is two separate tours but explained as if it's one big tour. After the first half tour, we had to go back to the tour office and start the next tour which was Montserrat.
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