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If you're in need of a break from city life on your journey to Catalonia, escape the bustle of Barcelona on a half-day Montserrat and horseback riding tour. Admire the needle-like rocky peaks of the Montserrat Massif mountain range and visit the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, perched on the mountainside. Your tour includes air-conditioned transport and the horseback tour is suitable for all skill levels.
Escape the city for a day in the mountains on this 6-hour tour from Barcelona to the famous peak of Montserrat Mountain. Soak up the scenery on a dramatic cable car ride to Montserrat and spend time exploring the stunning Montserrat monastery, perched on the mountaintop. Pay a visit to the sacred Black Madonna, enjoy a performance of the world-renowned Montserrat boy’s choir, then embark on an easy hike along the mountainside.
Experience the natural splendor of Montserrat and the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria on this enriching full-day excursion from Barcelona. Discover ancient 12th-century carvings and holy pilgrimage sites with a knowledgeable guide. Board a glass-bottomed funicular railway to observe the region’s fascinating flora and fauna then follow a natural trail replete with verdant beauty in Montserrat Natural Park. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 15 people.
You will participate in an incredible 2-hour horseback ride through the surroundings of the Montserrat mountain, we will visit incredible sites such as the fantastic Montserrat viewpoint offers an impressive view of the most emblematic mountain of Catalonia, for me and for many others it has something special , it is never the same, whenever I see it I discover some new detail that I had missed
Gallop through the gorgeous greenery of one of Catalonia’s most majestic natural parks on a half-day horse-riding tour from Barcelona. Suitable for novice and intermediate riders, this exhilarating excursion takes you to some of the region’s most spectacular scenery with a knowledgeable guide. Revitalize with a delicious lunch at a local ranch and enjoy your uninterrupted riding time as you explore the fascinating flora and fauna of the park. Choose the hotel pickup option for an even more convenient trip.
Become more acquainted with Spain’s Penedes region on this cava-and-wine-tasting tour that sets off from Barcelona. Visit a winery which has been cultivating vines for more than 2,000 years, and travel through its vineyards on a 4x4 Jeep. Hear from a viticulturist who can explain the nitty-gritty of wine production. Plus, during your tour, get the opportunity to taste wines and cava, and indulge in a variety of tapas dishes.
Escape the crowds of central Barcelona with this scenic, combined trekking and kayaking trip along the picturesque Costa Brava coastline. Accompanied by your guide—and a maximum of ten other travelers—enjoy spectacular scenery as you hike part of the Camino de Ronda, before taking to the water for a spot of kayaking. Your guide will also recommend where to try a traditional Spanish paella.
Discover the spectacular sights of Barcelona on a half-day tour that explores sky, water, and land. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, stroll the serpentine streets of the Gothic Quarter with its colossal Cathedral. Then, embark on a relaxing catamaran cruise along the coast before ending the day with an exhilarating helicopter ride.
Soar above the sublime landscape of Catalonia near Barcelona on this early-morning hot-air balloon excursion. Marvel at beautiful landmarks like Montserrat and the Pyrenees Mountains as you climb to heights of up to 3,000 feet (900 meters) during your 1- to 1.5-hour flight. Then head back down to earth for brunch with sparkling wine. Your hot-air balloon flight also includes a certificate, plus you can upgrade for a longer 2-hour or private flight.
Revel in the incredible mountain scenery of the Pyrenees Spain on this hiking day trip from Barcelona, with an experienced guide. Travel through the charming villages of the Pyrenees’ foothills by minivan, and ride a rack railway to the gorgeous Nuria Valley, a vision of green pastures and peaks overlooking a jewel-like lake. Drink in the setting and crisp air, and enjoy time to follow the hiking trails, go horse riding or boating, or visit a traditional restaurant. Numbers are limited on this small-group tour for a more personalized experience.
Hike the mythical mountain of Montserrat on this guided adventure from Barcelona. Choose from several different routes to suit your experience and fitness level, and explore the mountain’s fascinating geography and legends while visiting sites like the medieval Benedictine monastery.
Undertake a physical and spiritual journey to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Monserrat on this 6-hour combination sightseeing and hiking trip with a small group. Travel with no more than 8 guests to this ancient religious site, exploring the Benedictine monastery and the world-famous ‘Black Madonna’ wood carving. Then spend the second half of your day hiking amidst the scenic landscape and hidden ‘hermitages’ (retreats) of the Monserrat range. A guide, Montserrat admission fees and one-way funicular ride are also included.
Experience Catalonia’s geology and rich medieval history on this small-group day trip from Barcelona, during which you can hike through the forested landscape of La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park; visit the picturesque town of Besalú, and explore the village of Castellfollit de la Roca—one of Spain’s best-preserved medieval towns. This tour provides convenient round-trip transportation, ensuring you spend more time exploring each site.
Enjoy the ultimate day of fun in the sun on this kayaking and snorkeling excursion to stunning Costa Brava. Escape the bustle of the city and immerse yourself in pristine coastal landscapes, paddling to secluded beaches, rocky caves, and volcanic cliffs. Top it all off with a group picnic alongside the Mediterranean and free time to relax, followed by a round of beers or sangria back in Barcelona.
Mountainside Montserrat Monastery is a must-see in Barcelona, but traveling there independently means contending with driving, parking, or train or bus timetables. This guided tour eliminates the effort and combines your visit with an early morning hot air balloon ride—a combo difficult to arrange alone. Admire the needle-shaped Montserrat peaks from above and then explore the monastery with a guide to learn facts about its history you’d otherwise miss.
Head just outside bustling Barcelona to saddle up and ride the countryside trails on horseback during this full-day, guided tour that ends with a wine tour and tasting. Cross the trails and woods inside Natural Pak and lookout at the looming mountains. At the ranch, indulge in a Catalan lunch before heading to a family-owned winery for a tasting and tour experience with cheese and other pairings.
Spend an exciting day swimming, snorkeling, and soaking up the sun on Costa Brava during this small-group excursion from Barcelona. Travel up the coast to a relaxed beach and enjoy activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and cliff jumping in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. Lunch and equipment are also included making this an easy day away from the city.
Leave Barcelona behind, and head for the medieval city of Girona and the scenic Costa Brava. This day tour through the Catalonian villages of northeastern Spain includes guided tours of Pals and Calella de Palafrugell. Take in the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea from viewpoints along the way and enjoy the intimacy of travel with a small group. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Enhance your experience of Barcelona’s majestic surrounding sights on a full-day tour of Montserrat and Sitges from the Catalonian capital. Alongside an expert guide, marvel at the distinctive ridges of the Montserrat mountain and absorb the sacred ambience of the holy Monastery, home to the revered Black Virgin statue. Ascend to the mountain’s summit in a cable car to enjoy panoramic vistas and an easy amazing walk; explore the quaint fishing town of Sitges on a guided walking tour; and sample Mediterranean delicacies in a traditional Spanish restaurant.
See an ancient medieval town by the sea during this guided, full-day hike around Brava Coast with an included 3-course lunch. With the Mediterranean Sea in the backdrop, take the costal path along coves stopping to swim. In Tossa de Mar, enjoy a guided tour, traditional Catalan lunch, and wander around an ancient fisherman's village
Enjoy a peaceful day sailing off the coast of Barcelona by opting for a private sailing tour. Take the stress out of being on noisy, crowded boats by having a boat to yourself and your group. You won’t have to worry about steering the ship or navigating, as a skipper joins you. See incredible views of Barcelona, enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks, and get the chance to spot local marine life too.
Delving into the Costa Brava on a DIY day trip from Barcelona means either hiring a car or grappling with bus and train timetables. With this full-day small-group tour, save time and effort with air-conditioned transport laid on, an itinerary that covers the region’s must-dos including Tossa de Mar, beaches, and a boat ride (own expense); and a guide to bring the sights alive. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Escape the crowds of the city centre and spend the day sampling wine and olive oil in Pla de Bages, a mountainous region renowned for its produce. This hassle-free tour allows you to skip the hassle of advance planning and let a guide take care of arranging all transfers, lunch, and a tour of the vineyard. Plus, you’ll have the chance to purchase your favourite wines and olive oils and get them shipped back to your home country.
Montserrat (also known as the “Serrated Mountain”), is a towering rock formation famously home to a mountaintop Benedictine monastery. This tour provides round-trip transportation from Barcelona and allows you to experience Montserrat’s highlights in a single day. During the excursion you can hike through hidden trails and enjoy panoramic views from the mountain’s highest point, visit the monastery, and (on weekdays) hear the famous Escolania de Montserrat—a resident boy’s choir.