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This could have been a great day but it was limited by the tour guides ability to manage the large number of participants. It was also harder to follow with her speaking in English and in Spanish. There were several participants that spoke other languages and thier friends would translate to them while the guide was talking. Very disruptive for those of us struggling to hear her. Montserrat was amazing and I definitely recommend it. Colonia Guell and the Gaudi Crypt were also worth the trip but much of the information was lost in translation. If the guide had used a speaker system it may have helped.
Colonia Guell was charming , although not a show stopper place. The guide will take you through the streets, so have a look at the charming houses! The Gaudi Crypt is an unfinished Gaudi building, it is small, but beautiful none the less. All arrangements went smoothly on the way to Montserrat. It is truly beautiful there. if you want to see the Black Madonna you need to get in the line REAL EARLY. There was a line from well outside the church, through the length of the church, to the back of the church where the Madonna is. You could easily stand in the line for a couple of hours... It is also rather busy there - but there is loads of thinng to buy, and roads to walk and BEAUTIFUL views down the mountain. We had 3 hours free time there and we felt it was a bit too long... Especially in summer when it is too hot to participate in all the hiking trails.
Good trip, nice to see Montserrat. Pick pockets trying their luck here too ...
I enjoyed the visit at Montserrat. The views were truly beautiful.
Didn't appreciate all the time spent on the colonia gull..made less time at the monetary which we all felt we would have appreciated more. Missed choir !!.. The guide kept going..guess this..guess that...didn't appreciate that. She neede to move it along. Never got much of a tour at the momentary. Sorry !
I loved the destination but we were left on our own.too long. I found there was not too much information as we went along as I expected I dont even remember much about the goudy crypt
Colonia Guell small - not that much to see but visiting the the Gaudi crypt was definitely worthwhile. Very small but you definitely get a feel for Gaudi's work and puts La Sagradia Familia into perspective. Train ride to Montserrat pleasant if fairly short. When we arrived the guide suggested going straight to the Monastery in order to sit/see the boys choir. However even arriving with 45 minutes to spare in the church it was standing room only as Mass was in progress. The boys choir eventually arrived - sang one very beautiful piece and then more of a folk song which was not to my personal liking. All in all possibly 10 minutes worth of music and near to an hour and half standing. We had a look around the Monastery following the service, had a quick bite to eat then paid and queued for one of the two funicular railways. Unfortunately we did not manage to get on the railway as it took just 48 passengers by which time we had to abandon the queue and ask for a refund. Had a quick look around the free exhibition included with the ticket and then back to the coach. Personally I think a little more information about waiting times for the railways would have been very useful to have prior to wasting time in the queue. In essence I think if you just want to see Montserrat then do this by train from Barcelona under your own steam. Bit 'touristy' for my liking even in the Monastery!
Very rushed. Large group
Multi lingual guide explainations very difficult to follow and frequently not correctly translated. When I booked this tour I was not aware that the guide would be talking in 4 different languages. english, italian, spanish and french.
We saw what we expected but did not enjoy the experience as much as we had hoped.
Not what I envisioned at all! Over priced lunch and nothing really to see other than the church, and there are many other wonderful churches to see in Spain.
The winery was a bit like Disneyland, other than that is was good!
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Trip was OK, but I expected to see a Viator sign at meeting point and not to travel with a different company.
The only part of the tour that's worth your time is Montserrat.
I would have liked more time at the winery and less at Monserrat!