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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia

Take a short trip from Barcelona to nearby Catalonia's Montserrat on this small-group tour! With a local guide, head to the top of this rugged mountain to see its main attraction, the Virgin of Montserrat. Then take a walk to enjoy amazing views, or check out a museum. You can combine this experience with another quintessential Barcelona activity by upgrading to include a skip-the-line ticket to Antoni Gaudi’s extraordinary La Sagrada Familia basilica. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.


  • Small-group tour from central Barcelona to Montserrat
  • Take a guided tour of Santa Maria de Montserrat basilica, home to the Virgin of Montserrat
  • Ride the Montserrat cable car (own expense), and enjoy fantastic views from the top of the mountain
  • Upgrade to include skip-the-line entry at Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia basilica
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience with your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The upgrade option is the only small-group tour that includes both the scenic Montserrat and the architectural wonder La Sagrada Familia.

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What You Can Expect

Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia

Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Cable Car Ride and Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia

Meet your guide in central Barcelona and board your comfortable minivan for the scenic one-hour drive to Montserrat. From the base of the craggy mountain, you have the option to ride up in a cable car (own expense) for fabulous valley views. Alternatively, stay on board with your guide to drive to the mountaintop by minivan.

At the top of Montserrat, visit the 1,000-year-old Santa Maria de Montserrat Basilica to see its claim to fame: the Virgin of Montserrat. Then tour the Museum of Montserrat’s collection of religious art, artifacts and sculpture. If you don't want to visit the museum, follow trails that wind around the mountaintop for wonderful views of Catalonia. For equally stunning views you can take a ride around the mountaintop by rack railway (own expense).

Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at the start point in central Barcelona.

La Sagrada Familia Upgrade:
Make the most of your time in Barcelona by combining your Montserrat tour with skip-the-line entry to Antoni Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia church. With this upgrade, you can choose the time and date of your visit, giving you the freedom to fit it in with your other plans. Simply request the time and date in the Special Requirements section any time between 10am and 6pm. If you do not yet know when you want to make your visit, you can inform the office staff on the morning of your tour, or when you call to reconfirm. Our unique upgrade option allows you to spend as much time inside the church as you wish!

Simply make your own way to La Sagrada Familia and then head inside to enjoy a 45-minute visit on your own. The wait lines here are almost as legendary as the building’s fantastic architecture, but you can avoid them! Before you go inside, admire the sculpted portals, spires and chapels on a guided walk around the basilica’s exterior. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been under construction since 1882, and is not due for completion until 2026.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

excellent knowledge imparted by david

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent trip. The nice guide explain us the history not only of the monastery but also for Catalonia in General and the life. I recommend this trip to everyone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I would rate it a 5 stars just too short, the excurshion was well worth the time. We had a great guide, courteous and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour and our tour guide was very informative. Aside from Monserrat, we got to see so much of the city and it's rich history. I'm very happy I booked this tour and added the La Sagrada Familia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Ok, the experience was definitely worth the price for both sites. The tour guide was excellent, good ride to the places, good van. Everything was great. However I would say for the people interested in Monserrat to not book it with another activity. Monserrat is an espectacular place and we both wished we would had spent the whole day there. When I come back I plan to go back there early in the morning like we did, go hiking for a couple of hours then have a picnic and tour the church etc.
Sagrada Familia, excellent place to visit, having the tickets ready for us was definitely cool. We got there one hour earlier to see if we could go in, but the door handlers know their stuff. So we went to the shop first and got out souvenirs while we waited. The place is very cool, I can not understand how Goudi could coccot all this in his brain, he was a genius

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had a great trip a very knowledgeable tour guide was very impressed with tour running on time and how easy was a great trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a fantastic tour, the views were stunning, the buildings amazing and it was great fun. Joseph, our guide, was hilarious and passionate about everything! Don't miss this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was well worth taking. we enjoyed the day out, the tour guide was good and the Monastery worth the visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Good destination. Should be done in the morning. Our guide Carlotta was so helpful and so nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Monserrat was awesome, however would have liked to have spent the whole day there. We could have skipped the trip to the vineyard instead.

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