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.
Recent Photos of This Tour
- monastery church at MontserratPhoto by: Donald B
- Monserrat tourPhoto by: RUDI HARTONO T
- Geco at Park GuellPhoto by: Harry R
- GuadiPhoto by: Janice A
- Monserrat viewPhoto by: Debra L
USA, 07 2009
- Monserrat ViewPhoto by: Debra L
USA, 07 2009
- Monserrat VIewPhoto by: Debra L
USA, 07 2009
- Turtle rockPhoto by: Debra L
USA, 07 2009
What You Can Expect
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.
We really enjoyed the tour. Our guide was excellent and explained so many things to us. Danny the driver was great. Next time we will use via tour on our next trip
Martha and Ricardo were excellent! We enjoyed ourselves very much - Martha had a lot interesting information about the city and was very helpful with suggestions, and was a very entertaining guide/host! We hope to visit Barcelona again.
The entire day was well spent, and the perfect weather at the end of October added to the days' all around spendor! Our guide was kind, patient and interesting. The bus trip to Monserrat was interesting as we drove out of the city of Barcelona and though the countryside into the mountain area. Monserrat was lovely, and the visit was just long enough. The stop at Familia Segreda provided an adequate overview of the exterior. For me the best part of the day was our stroll through Park Guell. What a spectacular place. Our guide was professional and watched the older group offering patient help to anyone who needed it. Excellent tour guide.
Excellent. I already posted my comments on TripAdvisor
I loved how enthusiastic our guide was and how knowledgeable she was. A great overall...
Our tour guide, Marta, was fantastic and the driver was a pro. Being a native of the city and well versed in the history, culture and politics, Marta helped make our day on tour a memorable experience. I highly recommend anyone visiting Barcelona to sign up and do this tour.
Me and my husband Richard took this tour last friday it was fab, Martha and the driver picked us up as arranged at our hotel, This lady knows everything about Barcelona!! She definitely made the tour more interesting as driving from place to place she told us lots of history...The tour was really good we loved the Monseratt mountains and got to see the choir sing in the church there it was so lovely, The gaudi part of the tour was also fab what a remarkable man he was!! Book it you won't regret it.
This is the perfect tour to cover the most important sites in Barcelona! Our tour guide, Elana, was so knowledgeable and pleasant. We enjoyed her and our driverJorge. I would recommend this tour and I would suggest they ask for Elana.
Excellent in every way. Fabulous guide, very well organized and paced. My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. Would recommend highly!
Marta was the best part of our trip to Barcelona. Her tour was the first day of our 5-day visit, and she arrived promptly at our hotel. Her trusty driver Carlos was waiting outside with a new, comfortable van. The rest of the guests were collected in a similarly efficient manner, and we were off. The overview of she offered of Barcelona was illustrated with stops along the was at some of the major landmarks. Then, off to Montserrat.
Time flew by during the drive as Marta explained the history and geography of Catalonia, and no sooner did we arrive then she offered the highlights of the monastery. We were fortunate to catch the daily recital offered by the boys choir.
Upon our return to Barcelona, a stop at Sagrada Familia allowed Marta to explain the history and beginnings of the church project. I was especially impressed how she commandeered a display model in a nearby gift shop to elaborate on the design and construction of the church. We are glad we booked this Barcelona day tour through Viator and recommend it to others looking for a true slice of Catalonia. w