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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Barcelona Super Saver: Montserrat Day Trip and Barcelona Gaudi Tour

Experience two of Barcelona's best-selling excursions during this 9-hour day trip, including a visit to the hilltop monastery of Montserrat, followed by an exploration of the modernist architecture of Antoni Gaudí, all at a discounted price. Begin your Super Saver tour package by visiting the dramatic mountain religious site of the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, then spend the afternoon discovering the unique architectural creations of Gaudí. It's a great way to cover a lot of ground in a short period of time, with a bonus 5% discount versus buying each tour separately. Your excursion also includes a guide, all entrance fees and air-conditioned transport.

Highlights

  • Combined visit to Montserrat and tour of Barcelona's Modernist attractions
  • Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and its 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin
  • Enjoy spectacular views from Montserrat mountain while enjoying 2.5 hours of free time
  • See Gaudi's famous apartment buildings, plus Parc Güell and La Sagrada Familia
  • Listen to entertaining commentary from an expert local guide
  • Relax with transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a good value if you want to hit architect Antoni Gaudi's most famous creations, including La Sagrada Familia, and take in the breathtaking views from Montserrat all in one day.

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What You Can Expect

Barcelona Super Saver: Montserrat Day Trip and Barcelona Gaudi Tour

Barcelona Super Saver: Montserrat Day Trip and Barcelona Gaudi Tour

Explore some of Barcelona's top highlights, including its incredible architecture and beautiful religious monuments, on this Super Saver tour package combining two separate excursions together at a 5% discount. It's a great way to cover a lot of ground during your Barcelona visit, particularly if you're short on time.

Start your morning with an excursion to the famous Montserrat monastery just outside of town, meeting in central Barcelona for a departure at 9:15am. Weave your way through the scenic towns that line the roadside on the way to this beautiful attraction, eventually arriving at the Royal Basilica set high above the surrounding area on a rocky mountainside. This ancient religious site, which houses a carving of the Black Virgin (Virgen Moroneta) has been hosting pilgrims for centuries.

Get an overview of the monument from your guide as you learn about its significance to Catalonia and its many years of history, before explore the majestic setting and fascinating grounds for 2 hours at your own leisure. Meet again with your guide to continue the trip back to central Barcelona by coach. During the trip back, you'll have the chance to see the city harbor before reaching the bus terminal where you'll start the second half of your day exploring the work of Barcelona architect Antoni Gaudí.

Begin part two of your Barcelona adventure with a walk to the iconic La Sagrada Familia, known as the crown jewel of the many projects by Gaudí. Admire the exterior of this UNESO World Heritage-listed cathedral as hear about its construction from your guide and crane your neck up at its towering spires. Despite the fact work began in the 1880s, this incredibly intricate project is still under construction to this day.

Head next to Gaudí's Park Güell, an idyllic park adorned with colorful tile-covered benches, terraces and statues that's situated on the hill of El Carmel above the city. This eye-popping monument's beautiful decorations are known to attract huge lines at the entrance. Thankfully, you can skip the line using your fast-track ticket, spending the time you've saved wandering the gorgeous setting of this unusual park with your guide.

Leave the park and head next to Passeig de Gràcia, a boulevard near downtown Barcelona that's home to several Gaudí-designed structures, including Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, that have been turned into museums. Hear the inside story behind the well-to-do Batlló and Milà families that commissioned Gaudí to build the structures, and learn about the ensuing uproar from Barcelona residents when these eye-catching buildings were unveiled to the public. Finish your excursion near Casa Batlló.

Customer Reviews

Lorna D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This place is so magical! We love the boy's choir.

Thomas C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour. Tour guide spoke English and Spanish. Setting high on a cliff was fabulous, as was the view of the Mediterranean about 50 miles away. Bus was clean and in good condition. Boy's choir was wonderful. Did not do the Gaudi Tour as wife and I both had colds and needed the rest.

Richard H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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.

Randal Joy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent, enlightening tour. One needs far more time in Monserrat and more time to explore Gaudi so I will have to return. This tour gives one a taste of good things to come.

Geenae R R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour with Águeda and great service from Juliá Travel. Águeda fue tremenda guía y nuestra experiencia con Juliá Travel fue muy buena.

HSIAO MING L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Montserrat really a winderful attraction, it is excellent trip with a great tour guide

Carole J Eckert E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Good tour1

Linda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Montserrat mountain and the Cathedral are beautiful. Seeing the Black Virgin was very moving and the interior of the Cathedral is magnificent. Did not finish the tour in the afternoon because we had already seen the Gaudi areas the day before.

Larisa G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I think u should make people aware that this beautiful trip is 11 hours not nine. Its created some hassle for us since we came from Madrid just for the trip and had tickets for renfe to go back. Almost didnt make it. So just provide the itinerary with a time frame and its will be perfect

Elliott M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This tour was amazing!

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