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See the historical and natural highlights of Barcelona and its scenic surroundings on an exhilarating full-day excursion. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit legendary landmarks like La Sagrada Familia and Montjuic Hill then sail past the long lines at renowned architect’s Antoni Gaudi’s Park Güell. Venture to Montserrat National Park to enjoy the natural splendor of the scenery and absorb the sacred ambience of Santa Maria de Montserrat, the park’s beautiful basilica. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 12.    


  • 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!

Climb aboard your air-conditioned minivan at your Barcelona hotel or cruise port and ascend the incline of Montjuic, a 755-foot (230-meter) hill that affords spectacular views of the city harbor. Stop to explore the Anella Olímpica and enjoy the panoramic vistas from its hilltop perch as you venture to Montjuic Castle, a stolid structure with ancient origins. 

Next, visit one of the city’s most spectacular structures; famed for its Gothic grandeur and architectural eccentricity, La Sagrada Familia is hailed as Antoni Gaudi’s modernist masterpiece. Capture fabulous photographs outside then admire the exterior of Casa Batlló.
Stroll the sophisticated shopping strip of Passeig de Gracia and marvel at landmarks such as Casa Amataller and Casa Morera before heading to Gaudi’s Park Güell. Sail past the long lines at the crowded entrance then follow your guide on an exploration of one of the world’s most impressive public spaces.

Sample some sublime Spanish specialties in a local restaurant (own expense) then return to your minibus to enjoy the scenic journey to Montserrat, the rugged mountain that forms the centerpiece of Spain’s first national park. Wander past fascinating flora and fauna then immerse yourself in the religious splendor of Santa Maria de Montserrat, a beautiful Benedictine abbey home to the Black Virgin and the oldest children’s choir in Europe. 

Relax during the return journey back to your Barcelona hotel or cruise port, where the tour concludes. 

Customer Reviews

Janice G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Diane R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Marta was so knowledgeable, she made our visit to Barcelona so much more meaningful.

marius s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

highly recommended with great tour guide Elena but more time should be spent at Montserrat

Carol B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was excellent and provided a wonderful of Barcelona and Montserrat.

Prunella D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent guide. Cared about her group and was so knowledgable and passionate about the history. Enough time spent in areas. Very good driver too. Totally recommend this tour. It made me realise I need to spend more time in Barcelona, so this quick highlight tour was worth doing.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I highly recommend this tour. We were able to see many places around Barcelona as well as see Park Guell and Montserrat. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Elizabeth G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. Both the tour guide and the driver were terrific!. We enjoyed learning about Guidi the famous archetec as well as about Montserrat. I would wholeheartely recommend this tour

Janet S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Everything was wonderful and made even better by the guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Hotel pick up for this tour was extremely helpful. It's often stressful to be sure you find the departure point and arrive at the correct time for many tours, but the hotel pick up feature alleviated this stress.

We were picked up at the promised time by our skilled van driver and Elizabeth, our tour guide. the BMW van was extremely clean and comfortable The tour of the city began right away with items of interest in the commentary.

The visit to La Sangrada Familia was a walk around of the building. That was plenty for us, as we really didn't feel the need to enter the church, although we had heard it is quite beautiful. Gaudi was quite the whimsical architect and his creations are all so recognizable with the certain style he is famous for.

We then made our way to Park Guell pronounced Park Guay and saw the Gaudi created community. It was very interesting.

After that we headed to the countryside for the Montserrat portion of our tour. It was a pleasant van ride there some very curvy roads, however and once on top the air was so fresh and it was beautiful. We enjoyed a buffet lunch for 2 it was 31 euros but was tasty and included all you wanted and more. The complex/restaurant had the most amazing views. The entire complex is very clean and enjoyable. The visit to the Montserrat was well worth the trip.

Finally we drove back to Barcelona and viewed Montjuic by van and saw the site of the 1992 Olympics and gardens that thrive on this beautiful hill. We were all then delivered back to our hotels.

It was a wonderful, stress free day made especially great by Elizabeth whose knowledge of her home city of Barcelona was vast and made the trip very educational and pleasant. I would definitely recommend this tour for Barcelona first-timers as you feel you know the city quite well when it is complete.

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