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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 November 2015

The tour guide was very nice and informative. We only got to see Montserrat because of time restraints, but I understood that. I would recommend Viator to others for tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Two amazing spots to visit in Barcelona. Friendly and capable guide comfortable ride to Montserrat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

very GOOD-

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

very gOOD


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This place is amazing. I will definitely go back here when i am in Barcelona. Our tour guide, Rodrigo, was very friendly and helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Love this tour. Samantha the tour girl was very nice and knowledgeable, The meting point is just next to the Palau of the Music, very convenience for us because we were staying at the Renassance just like 8 minutes from the hotel. The views in Monserrat are amazing.The church is beautiful and the Black Madonna. In her little niche overwhelming. We did Montserrat one day and Sagrada Familia the other day very impress with Viator. Reliable and professional people that you can tell that enjoy what they do. We bought some things at a little market just before the entrance some grape tomatoes and wine and cheese and enjoy our little picnic lunch in a designated area with clean picnic bench the view transport you .
Sagrada Familia is a must if you go to Barcelona and Monserrat is a bonus what a nice combination. It was a little tour just 7 perfect, pleanty of time to buy some momentos and to enjoy the view. Thanks Viator for making our vacation a perfect and memorable one. Itzel and John.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very organized and we like the small grouponly 8 people. How we wish we could have stayed longer. Will come back for sure in Montserrat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Beautiful place, we really enjoyed walking around the guide was very informative but the vernacular up to the top and walk to the St Joan Chapel was truly breath taking, such a majestic part of the world. The chapel was a simple little building but the walk was worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our 1/2-day trip to Montserrat was very memorable and our tour guide David was awesome! He was informative, funny and made the trip really special. We went to La Sagrada Familia on our own the day before our tour and were completely bowled over by the beauty and grandeur of the building . . . a real treat to be able to see this in person - BOTH activities are highly recommended!

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