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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Barcelona Shore Excursion: Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Port Pickup

When your cruise ships sails into the picturesque port of Barcelona, disembark to discover the legendary landmarks of the city on a full-day shore excursion. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, marvel at the architectural extravagance of La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell then ascend to the hilltop perch of Olympic monuments. Venture to the nearby national park of Montserrat to enjoy views of the rugged mountain peeks and absorb the sacred ambience of Montserrat Basilica during an intimate tour. 


  • Full-day Barcelona shore excursion
  • Admire breathtaking views across the harbor and city on a drive up Montjuic
  • Visit Barcelona’s highlights including the Olympic Ring and Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell
  • Explore Montserrat, a nearby mountain offering amazing panoramic views
  • Tour Montserrat Basilica and admire the impressive Gothic architecture
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Barcelona Shore Excursion: Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Port Pickup

Barcelona Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Barcelona and Montserrat

Disembark your cruise ship at Barcelona port and climb aboard an air-conditioned minivan to ascend the incline of Montjuic Hill. Visit impressive monuments like the Olympic Ring and capture fabulous photographs beside Montjuic Castle, a stolid structure that gazes solemnly over the city. 

Then, admire Antoni Gaudi’s modernist masterpiece with a visit to La Sagrada Familia, an extraordinary example of ecclesiastical extravagance, before stopping by Casa Batllo. Stroll down the sophisticated shopping strip of Passeig de Gracia then ascend to the veritignous vantage point of Park Grüell, a vast outdoor space considered one of the world’s most impressive. See richly decorated sculptures and famous features like the dragon staircase before your next destination. 

Next, escape the crowds of Barcelona to explore the natural splendor of Montserrat, a rugged mountain declared Spain’s first national park. Absorb the spectacular scenery as you guide offers insight into the area’s history, and then visit the beautiful Montserrat Basillica. Understand why thousands of Christian pilgrims make the arduous journey to the structure each year as you engage in the captivating commentary of a guided tour. 

Climb back aboard your minivan and return to Barcelona’s port well in advance of your cruise ship’s departure. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to Port of Barcelona for this activity. In the rareevent your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your moneywill be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015


Lydia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is a very long tour, bring snacks or food and water. The view of Montserrat was worth the drive. Sagrada Famillia was magnificent, saw only the outside of the church. Our tour guide was very good, professional and intelligent, learned about Famous Gaudi who started building and planned Sagrada Familia, park Guell, and some unique buildings in Barcelona. I would recommend this tour for in depth 1 day shore excursion tour. If you want to enjoy your Paella and Sangria, stay another day in Barcelona. I will be back in 2026 to see the completed Sagrada Familia church.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were on an 11 day cruise and took a tour every day. This was by far the best tour and the very best tour guide we had the entire trip. The guide was 1st class...knowledgeable about everything we saw and spoke perfect English. We enjoyed the tour immensely. We would recomend it to anyone .

Paerangi W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Montserrat is beautiful


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Enjoyed the tour, especially Montserrat part. Great tour - would highly recommend


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fabulous! Our guide was absolutely fantastic. She spent a lot of time with us explaining all the particulars about the sites that we saw. I would highly recommend this tour.

Robert K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a fantastic excursion we were on after getting off our cruise ship in the port of Barcelona. Be sure to keep the local number of the tour agency conducting it the ship actually let us off either of two exits, so a quick call to the tour agency made sure we went to the right exit to be picked up by their shuttle bus. Just as described, this tour let us pack in a great deal in the limited time we had between when we were let off the ship, and had to return to the port. I highly recommend this tour if you are in Barcelona only for a day, especially if you are there as part of a cruise. The tour guide, time at locations, and sights were excellent.

Mary K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide, Elizabeth was excellent. She was a wealth of knowledge, very well organized and made sure we saw all of the highlights. We definitely want to return to Barcelona and would enjoy future tours with her guidance.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide Elizabeth Ellie was very knowledgeable and personable. The van was comfortable but if the sight was on the right side and you were sitting on the left side, you didn't see it. I strongly suggest/urge that when passing the amazing architecture of Gaudi in the city, the van stops and lets everyone out so everyone can see them. I missed Le Pereda simply because I was on the wrong side of the van. We also didn't have enough time to see everything in Park Guell, which I would have liked to do. Perhaps another 20 minutes and we would have seen the rest. Montserrat was spectacular. You really need a full day to see that area.

Krista W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Montserrat was Magical! Our guide Sylvia was so very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job leading our group. Be warned that the drive is on a winding road so if you are prone to car sickness, you might take a pill. We saw the major sites in Barcelona as well. I do wish we had been given a bit of free time around La Sagrada Familia as there were some great shopping spots and street artists, but I understand we had a lot of ground to cover and there was just not enough time. The day was great and we feel like we got a great first taste of Barcelona!

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