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Montserrat is awesome, worth spend more hours than this tour offers there.
I did Barcelona and cava visit. Gaudi trip was not available. Cava was interesting but I would do some Dali, Girona or north coast as a higher priority. Montserrat a definite recommended. Great guide!
Montserrat was terrific. I would have preferred to spend more time there and skip the other stops. There wasn't enough time azt Monserrat. We could have gone to the other places on our own.
Lots of free time given by our guide at Montserrat for exploration and listening to the boys' choir (altho not very impressive singing on their part). Visited an off the beaten track Gaudi church which was exceptionally nice without the hords of people.
Guide arrived,pleasant, but there were definitely some communication problems. On the drive to Montserrat, she made little effort to provide more than a perfunctory description of our plan to go to Montserrat and what we could see there, then mostly fell silent or just played radio. On arrival she showed us around and gave set speeches, which were educational and fine. We were then on our own, to walk around or eat either at the awful cafeteria or have honey and cheeze from vendors for a while, or go up the funicular, but had to leave on a schedule to get to Colonia Guell, our 2nd stop. There we toured a pretty unfinished Gaudi church and an interesting museum set in a not so interesting suburban neighborhood that dates back to the workers paradise that Guell had set up as part of his textile factory. The museum started getting stuffy as the AC was not working, and the toilet was clogged, so I left the building to get air. The guide suggested we walk in the neighborhood, but I told her I just wanted to go to "the next stop" (I knew there was supposed to be a third attraction, just forgot what it was). She seemed surprized and said, "That is going back to Barcelona." I thought maybe I'd misread that there were 3 stops, or that perhaps the 3 stops were supposed to be Montserrat, the church, and the museum, so that meant that was the end of the tour. So she just drove us back to the hotel. Only later when looking at the tour description again did I realize that the third stop was actually supposed to be Park Guell, which she did not mention at all and totally skipped. I don't know if she got confused and forgot it was supposed to be on the tour we'd paid for, or thought that because I did not want to walk around the boring suburban town outside the church and musuem at Colonia and said I wanted to go to "the next stop" she assumed that meant hotel.
Tour was a disappointment. Tourguide complained about picking us up so early (9am), then had to stop by her office to pick up money for tour. Barely spoke on the drive to and from Montserrat. Car was tiny, my husband couldn't sit up straight without hitting his head. She argued over what to see.