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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.    

Highlights

  • 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

Roger N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Superb tour made perfect by our excellent guide Elene

Cynch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our tour guide Martha is very pleasant , knowledgeable and very helpful!! Will surely recommend to friends-Top Day Tours!

Valerie V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Loved this tour. My guide was Nico and he was really knowledgable, funny, and energetic about showing us all the attractions and teaching us about the history. I got to see so much of Barcelona in one day. The architecture at so many of these places, like Park Guell and Sagradia Familia, is absolutely breathtaking in person. I also enjoyed the fact we had a small group-just 3 all together-which makes it fun to interact and explore everything together.

Tracey M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

My tour guide was Marta and she was superb! Extremely knowledge about the history of Barcelona and Montserrat. They picked me up exactly on time. It was a small group which was awesome. Would highly recommend this company because the service before and during my tour was awesome.
Thank you Marta for making my dream trip to Barcelona the BEST...

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent guide. Great tour.

Christine D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Elena is really good. She also offers to take picture for us which I really appreciate. Highly recommend. It was raining at Monserrat so it limited the moving around the area. Overall a nice trip.

Fred R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a great way to see the sights of Barcelona n a small group. We had 10 people. No fuss , no worries , pick up time a place were perfect ! Friendly and very informative. Would recommend to anyone !

Janice E S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent all day tour! Our tour guide Nico was just the best. He made the tour the best. Nico was very knowledgeable, personable, entertained questions and offered suggestions.

Sue G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This was a very interesting tour with an excellent tour guide, Marta.
We were picked up at the port in a small van with a few other people which was what we wanted
since we were staying in Barcelona for a few days.
Marta presented a very educational and informative tour. We enjoyed seeing the beautiful city with
all the Gaudi art and the trip to Montserrat.

Stefan H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

A really perfect day with a great guide an lots of informations and impressions!

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