469 reviews of Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona
Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Reviewed by BELINDA C, May 2013
What an awesome tour!!Best way to spend your day! Montserrat was one of the most amazing sights we saw in Spain. Definitely a must see when you go to Barcelona. And using the viator sight to book your tours is the best way to go!
Reviewed by Laura V, May 2013
Our tour guide Mark was very knowledgeble and spoke good English. He explained everything thoroughly and the trip/tour was a delight. We loved everything about it. We got tons of awesome pics (don't know how to send them to you though) and great souveniors. We were able to hear the boys choir sing and what a treat that was. The amount of visitors that are allowed into the church for the choir's performance of two songs was overwhelming. We were like sardines in a can. You must get into the church by about 12:15 for a 1:00 performance or you will be standing and/or squished against alot of other people. It was a wonderful visit to a special place and our guide made it a super trip. Thank you
Reviewed by sanrionjb, May 2013
Beautiful afternoon getaway from the city. The guide was informative, the cogwheel train was fun, and Montserrat was beautiful. I also enjoyed the hiking trails there.
Reviewed by Jennifer A, May 2013
Fun trip but Would have liked at least one more hour at Bath as that part of the tour felt rushed. Otherwise very enjoyable!
Reviewed by Eugenia G, USA, April 2013
This was my 3rd Viator tour i have taken, in different countries, and you guys are the best. The guides are so knowledgeable, smart, fun, etc. From now on, every time I travel, I will always try to book tours wit Viator. As long as you are available.
Reviewed by Debra G, April 2013
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous place with plenty of time to explore on your own. Pick up location in Barcelona very conveniently located. Accompanying guide was professional and informative. A must do experience.
Reviewed by Katrina M, April 2013
Fantastic tour! Would recommend for anyone who wishes to visit Montserrat with limited time available.
Reviewed by rossco, March 2013
The weather helped @ 20'. Spectacular views and excellent value. I am disabled but the guide kept to my pace.
Reviewed by Elizabeth G, March 2013
This was a very nice tour. Montserrat is amazing and should not be missed, and thus the five stars. The group that managed the tour was excellent, with commentary all along the way. The only problem I had was that they gave out tickets but they never said what they were for, so I think they might have been for wine tasting that I missed. So if you are given a ticket of some type, ask what it is for.
I thought the museum up there was worth seeing. It's small so it doesn't take a lot of time, so you can see the museum and the basilica in the few hours you have there.
The guide is good about making sure you know when to go see the boys' choir . Also, it is good to know that there is a cafe a bit down the hill, which I didn't see until I was on the way back to the bus. I spent the extra money on the funicular ride up (it doesn't go to the very top, just the basilica) and I'm not sure it was any better than the views we saw on the bus ride down, which were spectacular.
You won't get a choice of agency when you book through viator, but both agencies we got connected with through viator did a good job. Viator seems like a reliable booking site (I booked both of my day trips through them). You just need to know that you will not be able to control where your meeting spot is, which was fine for us.
Reviewed by Soumi B, March 2013
Loved the trip. Montserrat was an amazing experience. The guide was good and helpful and it was lovely to hear her accented English filling us in with the details. While I understand that this was half a day trip so that tourists can fill in their day with other things, I would have loved an extra hour or two to explore the caves or go higher up to the top. We had just enough time to visit the church, listen to the choir, do the audio visual and hurried wine tasting before it was time to head back. Overall I would definitely give it a thumbs up...Montserrat is most definitely worth a visit.
Reviewed by bcol23, February 2013
Excellent trip. It was informative, a small group (might be due to the season though), and very comfortable. Could have been perhaps a half hour longer because we wanted to take in the Basilica a bit more however I took all the required pictures I wanted. So overall, it was an excellent experience
Reviewed by Karen, February 2013
Visiting Montserrat was absolutely fantastic - the whole tour was great, the apple on the cake was getting to see the choir boys singing in the church - thank you Viator for another fanastic tour
Reviewed by Dan L, January 2013
Very knowledgeable guide, beautiful setting. We got a small liquor tasting in the shop and a ticket to the audio/video museum. Highlight of course is getting to walk around the Basilica and hearing the choir sing. If you want a great morning trip, look no further.
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