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

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Perfect for first-time visitors, this Barcelona Super Saver combines two popular tours that offer the ideal introduction to Barcelona's famous sights, including Barcelona Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village (Vila Olimpica) and beautiful Montjuic Castle. Sample a glass of cava at the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol) and take in aerial views of Barcelona's skyline, including La Sagrada Familia and the city harbor, during a ride on the Montjuic cable car. Next, enjoy a ride up to the Royal Basilica of Montserrat by cog-wheel train to explore, seee the 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin and sample local liquor. When booking these tours together, enjoy a saving of 10 percent!


  • Barcelona Super Saver tour, offering a 10 percent saving
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes a walk through the Gothic Quarter
  • Tour Montjuic and enjoy a glass of cava at the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol)
  • 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

Barcelona Sightseeing Tour Including Montjuic Cable Car: (4.5 hours)
Meet your local guide in central Barcelona, and 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, and enjoy a tasting of cava, the sparkling wine of Catalonia.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Spectacular view from Montserrat and montjuic

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an excellent tour - the local guide was very knowledgeable and aware of her tour guests comfort ie explaining things in the shade rather than under the heat of the sun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an amazing tour!! Both guides were very good at their job. They pointed out so many interesting and historical places. I highly recommend not only this tour, but Viator in general....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Rosa our guide was very knowledgeable about every where she took us and a pleasure to tour with

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

My friends and I absolutely loved it! It is the best way to see so much of the city. The guides were great, very informative and friendly. We went to places we didn't know existed. Would recommend this tour if you haven't got a lot of time. You can see so much in one day. We had an amazing time. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Well organised. Spanish village was ok but mainly a lot of souvenir shops

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing tour guides! The trip to Montserrat was amazing. We had more time than usual to do our own thing, but I still feel as though these tours could be improved with more upfront details.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent and great tour guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour was excellent! It was well-worth the money. Would not have seen as much as I did without this great tour. Thanks 5 stars easily!

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