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A great day experience. Colonia Guell was a real find and we had a good guide, walk around the town as well as the really interesting church. Montserrat was also a highlight including the tour of the school and the preferential entry to the cathedral and the Black Madonna. A must do day's experience.
Submitting this a little late, as we toured in late July 2016. However, because this was one of our most memorable excursions in the Mediterranean, we wanted to give a big shout out this outfit.
Our tour guide, Quim, picked us up in Barcelona. In a comfortable mini-van, we joined another family for the hour car ride to Montserrat. Quim excellent English was a great conversationalist and told us much about the Catalonian region.
Upon arrival, we visited the cathedral, where Quim told us the fascinating history of the Black Madonna, as well as the cathedrals fate during the Napoleonic wars. We then traveled on the funicular farther up the mountain where our hike started.
I cannot speak highly enough of what a great job Quim did. As we moseyed along, unbeknownst to us, we were slowly making an ascent up to the top-most peak. Quim would point out both easy and harder ways to climb, which really appealed to our 7-year-old daughter. He was a great storyteller about the features of the mountain, including the hermit caves, which we got to explore. When we arrived at the top, Quim jokingly confessed that he never tells people thats where they are headed, because it looks imposing, but it really is not. In huge part, this is due to Quims expertise as a climber, and his vast experience guiding groups on Montserrat. We always felt safe, and we were all in sandals! And what spectacular views of the region. So worth it!
The real litmus for this trip was our daughter, who thoroughly enjoyed herself. Quim understood how to keep her engaged and motivated to keep walking in the summer heat.
When returning to Barcelona, I would definitely return to this company for another excursion. Bravo!
We started out on a bus ride with the Julia, the tour guide to the city of Vic. Julia is bright, interesting and very knowledgeable about the history and politics of Spain. We walked through Vic, had some time to wander on our own, and then headed to the Pyrenees. The ride to the top was exciting with beautiful scenery. Once at the top we were given a good historical overview of the area, told the three places where we could eat and how we could spend our free time. Julia's timelines for hiking were spot on! Unfortunately the food places were closed so several of us were very hungry by the end of long hikes. The top of the funicular is breath taking and I highly recommend it. The hiking was definitely worthwhile!! On the way back to Barcelona we stopped and walked into a small village with very interesting old history. Be prepared to walk! Wear comfortable shoes for uneven surfaces, hills, and mountains. Bring snacks and water!
Montserrat was a great visit! After a quick tour around, our guide gave us the majority of time to explore. There were 8 of us in the tour and the drive out of the city was a little long, so we were glad we did the full day tour and not spend all that time traveling just for a half day.
A must see for nature lovers, spiritual seekers and those who love architecture, all high in the mountains with spectacular views.
Our first time in a Cog-wheeled train. Riding it, we felt like kids. Our guide was cheerful and informative in spite of the pouring rain. You will feel like you are at one with nature. Even the air smells and tastes sweet, high up in the Montserrat Mountains. The views looking down into the valley below and the unimaginable rock formations formed over millions of years above, are breathtaking.
The silence leading up to the intimately self-contained sanctuary of The Black Madonna was sobering and spiritually uplifting as we walked past the Romanesque carving of Mary and Baby Jesus dating to the late 12th century. Your mind wanders to the pilgrims of past who flocked to see her over the centuries. You are left marveling at the devotion of those past craftsmen who built Montserrats monastery. A historical masterpiece celebrating a thousand years of its foundation as a monastery in 2025.
After 10 days in Madrid and Barcelona, seeing all the sights, this was the best part of our trip. I'm in love with Pals. Quiet, beautiful, warm Mediterranean breeze, hospitable people. Costa Brava is not to be missed. Tour was great mix of tour and info and personal time to wander around. Can't recommend this tour enough!
Thoroughly enjoyed the small group tour to Montserrat. Almost not enough time to complete desired activities, but a good introduction and clearly a must see, must return. Really enjoyed the Cava wine tour and tasting. While our guide/driver offered to take us to another winery, not all participants were interested...UNFORTUNATELY
Excellent tour! The tour also allowed us to see parts of Barcelona going and coming back from Montserrat. But the trip to Montserrat was spectacular and so fun. GO!!!
We had a fantastic time the visit to Dali Museum was amazing .
Also the visit to Girona was incredible and all the details about the movie that was film in the town was and extra treat.
Our guide, Julia, was excellent! She was able to give us great information about both Montserrat and the winery, while knowing when to let us have some time to rest in between sites.Montserrat was beautiful and it was nice having spare time to wander by ourselves. We enjoyed the winery tour also.
Terrific day trip, with plenty of time to do our own thing in both Tarragona and Sitges.
This was a great day trip! Montserrat is not to be missed and be sure to get back from wandering to hear to boys choir. Voices from God. The winery is beautiful and interesting and the cava makes it worth the trip.
Had a fantastic day and our guide David was well informed and made our day memorable with his vast knowledge. All the towns we visited were worth a visit alone, but Costa Brava was truly the Jewell on the crown. Stunning. Lunch and an afternoon swim in this picturesque place will be long remembered
Our guide, Joaquin, took four of us to Montserrat, a stunning destination. He was quite pleasant and knows the monastery history and current life. Fortunately he also knew to start early in the day, because Montserrat is a popular site. Driving different directions to and from there gave us a chance to are more of the area outside Barcelona. We recommend this company.
This tour was very well done. Julia, our guide was very passionate about Spain and in particular the Pyrenees and was extremely informative. As a consequence the tour was very relaxed and the mixed group were very interactive. This made the trip more enjoyable
This tour was very interesting and worth the time. Our guide was professional, helpful and very friendly. Montserrat is a must see near Bacelona.
Dali museum at Figures not to be missed. walking tour and time in Girona excellent. Good time allocation between the towns. tour guide friendly and informative
AMAZING!!!! Girona was so full of history, there was a surprise stop afterwards and Costa Brava...OMG!!! I will definitely go back to all 3 places again.
One of our best tours. Had a great guide for both places. Montserrat we were give a small tour with our guide and then left to free time, which was great. Local produce being sold there gave us the opportunity to have a picnic. Plenty of time to do what we needed. Unfortunately the boy choir were not there as they leave September every year.
The Cava tour was a surprise. This was really interesting. We were handed to the guide from the Cava House and he was knowledgeable and entertaining. Would recommend this tour.
Really lovely trip out of busy barcelona, Girona was beautiful and interesting and it was great to learn about the history of the city. Booked the trip mainly to see the Dali museum but Girona easily topped it as the best experience of the day. Dali is definitely worth seeing, tour was a little long winded but it is a really fascinating place.
We really enjoyed this tour. Two locations visited are both very worthwhile: Girona is a historical town with nice scenery. Dali Museum is one of its kind, a must see. We found we were given enough time the explore the two sites. Our bus guide Alex provided us a lot of information on the route.
Really enjoyed this small 20 group tour. Well placed between Girona, Pals and Calelle de Palafrugell Costa Brava. Plenty of time to explore each stop. Our guide was very informative and we had a wonderful long day.
We had a wonderful time on the Pyrenees Mountains tour. Julia was a great tour guide! She was so friendly and sweet. She gave us a ton of information on Spain, Barcelona, Catalunya as well as the Pyrenees Mountains and nearby towns. She also recommended books and the best places to get great Tapas! We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our day!
The Girona and Costa Brava Tour with Gloria was awesome! We had such a good time and learned so much! Gloria was a great guide. She paid close attention to everyone's needs and ensured everyone enjoyed the day. Costa Brava was beautiful! There was a lot to see in Giorna...but it might have been better to spend less time there and more at the beach. We had a wonderful time!
Fantastic tour all around, Feliciano was an excellent guide. Montserrat was spectacular, and Feliciano had perfect suggestions for timing our free time exploring the grounds. The cava tour was excellent as well, I can't recommend this tour more highly! Definitely need the longer amount of time to see Montserrat, you could easily spend a full day here!
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