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

Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Hotel or Port Pickup

Combine city sightseeing in Barcelona with a trip to the multi-peaked mountain of Montserrat on this full-day tour! With an expert guide you’ll see countless top Barcelona attractions like La Sagrada Familia and Montjuic hill on a morning minibus tour, and enjoy a skip-the-line tour of Antoni Gaudi's Park Güell. Then, spend your afternoon at Montserrat and enjoy a walk through Montserrat National Park and a visit to Santa Maria de Montserrat, the mountain’s stunning basilica.

Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll see everything with personalized attention from your guide.


  • Full-day Barcelona and Montserrat tour with hotel pickup
  • See top city attractions like Annela Olímpica (Barcelona’s Olympic stadium) on Montjuic hill
  • Admire Antoni Gaudi architecture around the city, including La Sagrada Familia amd Casa Batlló
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line tour of Park Güell while in Barcelona
  • Walk through Montserrat National Park and marvel at the breathtaking views
  • Visit Santa Maria de Montserrat and learn of its status as a major Christian pilgrimage site
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A full-day adventure that covers both the best of Barcelona and the ruggedly spectacular Montserrat pilgrimage site! Limited to a dozen people, it's our only Barcelona sightseeing tour that includes hotel pickup.

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What You Can Expect

Barcelona and Montserrat Tour with Skip-the-Line Park Güell Entry and Hotel or Port Pickup

See La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona!

Leave your central Barcelona hotel (or cruise port) by air-conditioned minibus and travel up Montjuic – Barcelona’s famous 755-foot (230-meter) hill – while enjoying breathtaking views of the city harbor. Located at the hill’s peak is Anella Olímpica, where the 1992 Olympic Games were held. After stopping to explore, continue to Montjuic Castle for photos and then head back down the hill into town.

Barcelona is famous for its links to Antoni Gaudi – Spain’s celebrated Modernist architect – and the city is scattered with his highly acclaimed works. Stop outside for a panoramic visit to one of his more extraordinary creations -- the still-unfinished La Sagrada Familia cathedral -- and then pose for photos outside Casa Batlló with its eye-catching exterior.

Travel along the glitzy shopping strip of Passeig de Gracia, passing other architectural sites of interest like Casa Amataller and Casa Morera, and then head to Gaudi’s Park Güell. Make your way past the long entrance lines with your skip-the-line ticket and then spend some time exploring with your guide. Easily one of the most impressive public spaces in the world, the gardens are said to encapsulate Gaudi’s creative genius with an abundance of colorful mosaics and intriguing gatehouses.

After a break for lunch (own expense), hop back on board your minibus and travel west to Montserrat, the craggy mountain in the middle of Spain’s first national park. Walk through the park and learn about the area’s history, and head inside Santa Maria de Montserrat, the beautiful Benedictine abbey and basilica where thousands of Christian pilgrims have journeyed over the centuries. Learn about the Virgin of Montserrat (known as the Black Virgin) and take in incredible views toward Barcelona. If you’re lucky, you may catch a performance by La Escalonia – the oldest children’s choir in Europe – who performs regularly here.

Return to Barcelona by minibus, and finish your tour back at your central hotel or cruise port in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Guide was great, trip was nice. Did not feel too rushed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a fantastic time on this trip. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and made our trip very interesting. The small group atmosphere was great compared to seeing groups of 30+ people going around with headsets needed to hear their guide.

I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Barcelona!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Elena and Gabby did a great job helping us to understand the background/history of the beautiful things/places we were viewing. Barcelona is such a wonderful city with a lot of variety of places to go/see!
Park Guell is an INCREDIBLE place to spend the day...Gaudí is quite the architect!!

The side trip to Montserrat is FABULOUS...the mountain views, the monastery are a wonderful site to visit!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was of the best parts of my visit Barcelona! Guide was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

With being in Barcelona only a short time we saw everything we wanted in one day. This was the best tour we had ever been on. The tour guide was most knowledgeable and made the day long tour fun and quite a learning experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent! Marta was an excellent host and provided us with a great education on Catalan history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic small group tour of the key Barcelona highlights especially those that are more difficult to get to via public transport and Montserrat. I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour was great because of our tour guide Marta. She spoke English without an accent and she patiently answered our questions and supplied us with a lot of interesting information about each place we visited - Montserrat, Park Guell and Sagrada. Wish we had more time though in Montserrat. Since we did not go inside the Sagrada Familia Church in this tour, we recommend that you take a separate Skip-the-line tour of Sagrada Familia.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This all day tour had pickup at our hotel, so that was great. The tour only had 8 people, which made for a much better experience, more personal, get-to-know-your-travel companions type of vibe. Plus, a smaller group made it easier to get somewhere, get out, tour around, get back in the shuttle and go to the next location. The tour took us around various points throughout Barcelona, then went straight up to Monserrat before lunchtime. Monserrat is a site to see, situated up in the mountains. Great views, great architecture and history. We also had a chance to hear the boys choir which is amazing. There really wasn't much time for lunch, so you would need to pick up something quick in the cafeteria or other restaurants in Monserrat. Then the tour continues again back in Barcelona to visit other notable places, with the last stop ending in Park Guell. Then everyone gets dropped off back at their hotels or the cruise port. Very informative, our guide was great, only English spoken on this tour. Overall, a great tour, would recommend to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing trip. Amazing tour gide Marta.

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