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Tour code: 3142MONTSAGRADA

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Escape from Barcelona for a small-group visit to Montserrat during this half-day excursion. Join your guide as you ascend to this mountaintop monastery for a visit to the site's top attraction, the Virgin of Montserrat. You'll also have time to admire the incredible views, visit the on-site museum or take a ride on the Montserrat cable car (at your own expense). If you want to continue the fun, add on an optional upgrade visit to the incredible Sagrada Familia, where you'll skip the line as you explore Antoni Gaudí's masterpiece up close. This small-group visit, limited to just 20 guests, also includes minivan transport.

Highlights

  • 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

This small-group visit to the majestic monastery of Montserrat, with optional skip-the-line upgrade to visit La Sagrada Familia, offers two of Barcelona's top attractions in one great package. If you're short on time or simply looking for a way to visit two Barcelona highlights, this excursion is a great option.
Start your trip at either 8:30am or 1:45pm (depending on the option you pick) from central Barcelona near the Palau de la Musica. Board your comfy minivan for the beautiful 1-hour drive up to Montserrat. Once you arrive at this towering mountain site, you'll have the option to ride the landmark's famous cable car (at your own expense) up to the top, enjoying incredible views of the surrounding area. If you prefer, you can simply stay on board your minivan for the ride to the top.
Upon reaching Montserrat, follow your guide on an exploration of its 1,000-year old Santa Maria de Montserrat Basilica. Inside you'll discover the landmark's main attraction, the Virgin of Montserrat. After visiting the Basilica, spend time exploring the Museum of Montserrat's many religious sculptures and artifacts. Guests who prefer to skip the museum can enjoy the hiking trail that circles the mountain, offering great views of Catalonia. Or take a ride on the rack railway (at your own expense) which winds its way around the mountaintop.
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. This 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 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. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been under construction since 1882, and is not due for completion until 2026.


Please note: audio-guide and towers are not included in this ticket.

Customer Reviews

Marco S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Laura was fantastic and friendly. The entire trip was flawless and no issues what so ever. Very attentive staff. Would highly recommend.

Anthony A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A must do ..and take the walk to the cross the views are amazing.

Amanda Blair Shiff United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We enjoyed Montserrat so much with this great tour guide!

Karen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Half day was great if you are short for time. Wished we had more time to explore on our own. Beautiful views.

John Stephen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very well informed tour guide. Everything as promised

hjc293

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great views and a wonderful gentlemen to explain it all about the history aspects during the ride. It takes a while back to get into Barcelona (with traffic) so give yourself an extra 30min to an hour if you have a dinner reservation.

Andrew L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our trip to montserrat was great. Our tour guide was exceptional!! It was only his second tour, he went out of his way to ensure his guests received the best experience possible!! Thanks again for a great day with breathtaking views!

Brian O New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Both tours were well worth while. More time at Monserrat would have been great,but the time we had there was worth while. Good guide.

Nancy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Terrific trip, awesome views and amazing history even if it was cold and raining. Well worth the trip to Montserrat. Be sure to take funicular to top!!

traveldoll1105

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was awesome!!! We happened to be at Montserrat on Easter Sunday....so, the basilica was busy with people there for the service....the choir was lovely but was limited due to the holiday, I think. The line for the Black Madonna was horrendous and I was the only one from my tour that managed to see her due to the crowds. I ended up not on the half day tour I had booked, I was transferred to the full day tour with a visit to the wineries....the winery was lovely....all in all, although I didn't want to be an all day tour, it worked out well and we had a great tour guide.

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