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Tour code: 2140BCNMONT
See the best of Barcelona with packaged trip combining two excursions, including visits to the Barcelona Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village (Vila Olimpica), Montjuic Castle, Montserrat and much more. Your trip includes a ride by cog-wheel train to the Royal Basilica of Monserrat to admire the the site's 12-century Black Virgin and sample some local liquor. Hop aboard the Montjuic cable car for a bird's eye view of the city, including the magnificent La Sagrada Familia and harbor. Best of all, when you book these two trips together, you'll save 10% on your visit.

Highlights

  • Barcelona Super Saver tour, offering a 10 percent saving
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes a walk through the Gothic Quarter
  • Take in views of Barcelona’s skyline, including La Sagrada Familia, on a cable car ride up Montjuic
  • Relax on a cog-wheel train ride up Montserrat for unbeatable vistas
  • Visit Montserrat, see the royal basilica and 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin, and sample local liquors

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This combo tour is excellent value and includes some top Barcelona attractions, amazing aerial views from the cable car ride and an afternoon visit to the dramatic Montserrat pilgrimage site.

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What You Can Expect

Barcelona Super Saver: Sightseeing Tour with Montjuic Cable Car and Montserrat Tour

Barcelona Super Saver: Montserrat Mountain

This 9-hour super saver tour of Barcelona combines the city's top sights into one convenient, money-saving package. Whether you're a first-time visitor to Barcelona looking to get an overview of this unique Catalonian capital, or simply hoping to cover a lot of ground for one discounted price, this combined excursion is a great option.

Start your morning by meeting your guide at 8:45am in central Barcelona near the city's Plaça de Catalunya. Proceed on a sightseeing tour of central Barcelona during the morning, including a visit to scenic hillside Montjuic and ride aboard the sky-high Montjuic cable car. Then in the afternoon, continue on to the mountaintop retreat of Montserrat just outside Barcelona proper, where you'll board a cog-wheel train to explore this unique pilgrimage site, including its 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta (Black Virgin).

For full details of your day-long excursion, read the full itinerary below.

Itinerary

Barcelona Sightseeing Tour Including Montjuic Cable Car: (4.5 hours)
Start your morning sightseeing tour with a stroll through Plaza de Catalunya; admire its many fountains and statues, and then wander along the narrow medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter. As you walk, your guide will explain interesting details about Barcelona’s historical sites. See many buildings from the 15th century, including Barcelona Cathedral, as you continue to Plaza Sant Jaume, where important government buildings are located, including the Palace of Generalitat and the Town Hall.

Next, board a coach and take in views of the Mediterranean Sea and Barcelona’s coastline on the drive to Montjuic, a hill near the coast that features many attractions. Pass the Olympic Village (Vila Olimpica), which was home to athletes during the 1992 Olympics, and drive by Port Olympic. Continue up Montjuic for a panoramic view of the city and harbor, and then enjoy a tour of Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi and Calatrava Tower. Next, visit the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol) to see architecture and traditional crafts from different regions of Spain.

Finally, board Montjuic cable car and take in aerial views of Barcelona landmarks such as La Sagrada Familia as you ride down the hill to Montjuic Castle. Admire the castle from the outside, then head back to central Barcelona, for a short lunch break (own expense).

Montserrat Royal Basilica Tour and Cog-Wheel Train Ride: (4.5 hours)
After driving through picturesque little villages, arrive in the small town of Monistrol to hop aboard your cog-wheel train for your 20-minute ride through the mountains. Gaze out at the glorious scenery, and hop out on the craggy mountain of Montserrat, a peak that rises to roughly 4,051 feet (1,235 meters).

The Royal Basilica of Montserrat has been one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years, due to its famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta (the Black Virgin). On weekday afternoons, there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe's oldest children's choirs: La Escolania de Montserrat.

After hearing an introduction to Montserrat from your guide, learning about its importance in past and present times, use your free time (roughly two hours) to explore independently and discover the site’s magic on your own. Then, meet back up with your guide to enjoy a tasting of four typical Montserrat liquors and learn more details about the site by watching the 'Montserrat Inside Closed Doors' video, at the visitor's center. Later, travel back to Barcelona by coach.

Customer Reviews

Nelly United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a nice tour. First part we went over to Montjuic where we rode the cable car and were able to see the city from up there. We were also taken around the city to see the major parts of the city. We returned back to the agency, had lunch and then had the second part of our tour. The guide for our second part to Montserrat was really nice, even though he had twisted his ankle that morning, he was still walking around and showing us what we needed. Montserrat was small but is really pretty surrounded by mountains. You do have time on your own to walk around and see things on your own.

J Thomas R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Really enjoyed the afternoon up in Monserrat...my only complaint was that the businesses were closed quite a while before we left, so many of us didn't get to do the taste testing.

Greer M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour and excellent guide!

Bruce R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A great half day trip around to see the sights

linet

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tours! Montserrat is a must!

kj_bloomer

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fabulous. Tours. Well organized and great guides. Great way to see other parts of the area except just the inner city.

DEVAN B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Good tour guide

Larry G B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience

Gail G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

great experience, good tour leader, some beautiful sites

Sherry M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

LOVED this tour. Guide was very knowledgeable, scenery beautiful, historically signifigant.

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