This partially guided day trip is a great chance to get outside the city while exploring some the amazing scenery and fascinating architecture of the Catalonia region.
Start your day at 8:30am at the bus stop at Pl. Catalunya, in front of El Corte Ingles department store. From there, head to the Colonia Güell, a worker's village first constructed in 1882 by famous Barcelona architect Antoni Gaudí. Enjoy a guided visit inside Gaudí's crypt, a striking church built by the architect but never completed.
Head next to Montserrat, a picturesque mountain-top retreat just outside of Barcelona. Montserrat is also known as the sight of a Benedictine monastery dating to the 11th century and to the Virgin of Montserrat, a religious artifact located in the monastery's Royal Basilica that celebrates this patron saint of Catalonia. During your time at Montserrat, you'll also have the opportunity to ride to highest point of the mountain via the rack railway, where you'll take in fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
Spend some additional time at Montserrat exploring the site at your leisure, taking a break to sample some Spanish cuisine for lunch (own expense) at one of the nearby restaurants. Your guide will also be available should you have any questions about the site or about the day's itinerary. Your trip will conclude with drop-off back at your original departure point.