4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

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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

While in port in Barcelona, discover the major attractions of this beautiful city on a full-day shore excursion. With your guide and small group, visit Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, drive up Montjuic to see the Olympic Ring, and venture to nearby Montserrat for incredible mountain views and a tour of stunning Montserrat Basilica.


  • 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

When your cruise ship arrives at the Barcelona port, you’ll be picked up by your guide by comfortable vehicle and taken on a small-group tour. Admire breathtaking views of the harbor and city as you drive up the hill of Montjuic to visit the Olympic Ring, the site of the 1992 Olympic Games, and take stunning panoramic snapshots from Montjuic Castle.

Then, visit surreal buildings of one of the world’s most famous architects, Antoni Gaudi. Head to one of his most extraordinary creations, the still unfinished La Sagrada Familia, and stop by Casa Batlo.

See interesting modern buildings like Casa Amataller and Casa Morera on the luxurious shopping strip of Passeig de Gracia. Continue up into the hills to see Gaudi’s lovely urban park, Park Guell, full of multi-colored mosaic sculptures and fairytale houses.

Next, depart Barcelona for a short trip to Montserrat, a nearby mountain, and admire sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. Take a walk through the park and learn about Montserrat’s history from your guide, who’ll point out local shops selling cheese and jam.

Reach Montserrat Basilica, where thousands of pilgrims have journeyed over the century. Learn about the legend of the Black Virgin and, if you’re lucky, catch a performance by La Escalonia, the oldest children's choir in Europe. You’ll then return to the Barcelona port to board your cruise ship.

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 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 .

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.

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.

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.

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Our tour guide Nardine was the best we have ever had. He was very accomodating. We learned a great deal about Barcelona and enjoyed his conversation the entire day.

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