When you book this trip you are guaranteed to save up to 5% compared to booking the two tours separately
- Combined visit to Montserrat and tour of Barcelona's Modernist attractions
- Royal Basilica and its 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin
- Spectacular views from Montserrat mountain
- Gaudi's famous apartment buildings, Parc Guell and La Sagrada Familia
- English-speaking guide
- Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned coach
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is a good value if you want to hit architect Antoni Gaudi's most famous creations, including La Sagrada Familia, and take in the breathtaking views from Montserrat all in one day.
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What You Can Expect
After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the craggy mountain of Montserrat and the Royal Basilica. Montserrat has been one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years, due to the famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta, the Black Virgin. At 1pm on weekdays there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe's oldest children's choirs, La Escolania de Montserrat. On your way back to Barcelona you will make a stop at the harbor, before continuing to the terminal to commence the Artistic Barcelona City Tour.
Artistic Barcelona City Tour (Afternoon):
Your cultural tour of Barcelona begins along Paseo de Gracia to see Gaudi's famous apartment buildings, Casa Batllo and La Pedrera. You'll then enjoy a 30-minute visit at Gaudi's bizarre Parc Guell, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then it's on to Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, Barcelona's most famous landmark. You will have around 30 minutes to explore this notable structure from outside.
You will also visit Barcelona's Monumental Bull Ring and the famous Cathedral Sta Maria del Mar, the only complete Gothic church in Catalonia. The tour ends near the Picasso Museum which exhibits works from the world-famous painter's delightful blue and pink periods (ticket not included).
Do you want to ascent Montserrat mountain by cog-wheel train?
Upgrade and take this once in a lifetime opportunity to ascent Montserrat mountain by cog-wheel train. Travelling up to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters), the journey follows the remarkable forms of the mountains and provides spectacular views over Montserrat which can only be seem from on-board the cog-wheel train.
Please note: this tour itinerary is changing from April 1, 2014. Main changes are that the photo stops at Barcelona's Monumental Bull Ring, Cathedral Sta Maria del Mar and Picasso Museum will be substituted with a walk along Passeig de Gràcia, to see Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Please check back for a fully revised description at the end of March, 2014.
Montserrat was beautiful really worth going there to see the church and the natural beauty of the mountains. The Barcelona Gaudi tour was also excellent we were able to spend time in Park Guell and the guide was great her knowledge and personality added a great touch to the tour.
We loved your guides. Barcelona is the most interesting and beautiful city we have ever visited. We rate it over Paris and Rome.