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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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 Cable Car Ride and 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 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our recent trip to Monserrat and tour was excellent. The bus ride was comfortable and the tour guide not only was pleasant but very informative. We enjoyed being able to visit Monserrat on our own as well as with the group. if you are going to Barcelona this trip is a must! Also getting the tickets in advance for La Sagrada Familia made it very easy to get in, no lines.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was an excellent tour. Our guide David was great. David was very personable and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Montserrat was amazing and we highly recommend anyone coming to Barcelona to make the trip. David our tour guide was fantastic, entertaining and well informed, totally enhanced our trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved, loved, loved this tour. The monastery at Montserrat was magnificent as well as the scenery on the drive. The climb after the funicular was a bit challenging but we wouldn't have missed the view from the top for anything. La Sagrada de Familia is so breathtaking, there are no words to describe how the beauty and majesty of this place affected us. We hope everyone who visits Barcelona takes time to go on this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great half day tour. Would recommend this tour to everyone visiting Barcelona who would like to experience the mountains and countryside. The optional funicular ride provides spectacular views and the tour guide was friendly and very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was out of this world. A memorable one and a must visit for anyone going to Barcelona. Our tour was upgraded from half day to one day without additional charge. The guide Gemma was very friendly and supportive. The visit to the Vineyard was a wonderful experience. David was very passionate about giving us a good knowledge of the process. I would return should I get the opportunity. Thank you....

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