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Overview

Delve into the rich legacy of Girona and marvel at the sacred Montserrat Abbey on an enriching full-day excursion from Barcelona. With a professional guide, travel through the majestic Catalonian countryside before embarking on a guided walking tour of Girona’s historical highlights. After admiring the beautifully preserved Jewish Quarter and Girona Cathedral, head to Montserrat Mountain to see Montserrat Abbey, a consecrated monastery home to the 12th-century Black Virgin statue. Learn about the region’s fascinating history from your guide and enjoy round-trip transportation from central Barcelona.
  • Full-day trip to Girona and Montserrat Abbey from Barcelona
  • Stroll the historical streets of Girona and see monuments like Girona Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter
  • Marvel at the distinctive shape of the Montserrat Mountains before visiting the sacred Montserrat Abbey
  • Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from central Barcelona
Make your own way to a pickup point in central Barcelona and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach destined for the medieval city of Girona. During the journey, enjoy the scenic Catalonian countryside and listen to an interesting introduction to Girona from your guide.

On arrival in the ancient city, embark on a guided walking tour of the ambient tangle of Girona’s streets; see impressive monuments like Girona Cathedral; absorb the architectural charm of the beautifully preserved Jewish quarter; and learn about the city’s rich artistic heritage.

After enjoying some relaxed free time to explore Girona independently, return to your vehicle and travel back to Barcelona to eat lunch at your own expense. Sated, continue onto Montserrat Mountain, a natural spectacle whose sculpted peaks were created by wind and rain over the years. Ascend the mountainside on a cogwheel train, and then head inside the Monastery after enjoy panoramic vistas of the surroundings.

Gaze at the revered Verge Moreneta (Black Madonna), a 12th-century Romanesque carving, and then delve deeper into the region’s history by experiencing an audiovisual exhibition and tasting typical Montserrat liquors made by the resident monks.

When your time in Montserrat concludes, relax during the journey back to central Barcelona and bid your guide farewell.

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M
, Oct 2017

Tour guide for Girona was rude, and not interesting. Montserrat tour guide was thankfully much better. But ultimately we did not like our experience with Julia Travels.

w
, Sep 2017

This was a terrific tour as our guide knew so many details about both of these sites. I am a Game of Thrones fan and our guide pointed out several areas in Girona where filming for the series took place. Montserrat is a tour unto itself as we were in awe of the beautiful monestary and the Madonna inside. This was a truly great tour and I would recommend that people go to both of these sites.

c
, Aug 2017

Fantastic tour!!!!

M
, May 2017

Poor tour guides who spent little time with the group as well as showed little interest. It is basically an independent tour that provides the transport. You could do better arranging transport on your own and relying on Wikipedia or a tour guide.

s
, Oct 2016

Excellent well informed guides for both parts of the trip - would have like a bit more time to further explore Girona eg time to explore the Cathedral interior - only really had time to hve a cup of coffee and explore a small portion of the wall - the day we went the place was swamped with children doing art work in various parts of this beautiful city so in some locations moving about was a bit difficult although seeing the art being produced in some ways added to the experience. Montserrat was awe inspiring despite the rainy weather and low cloud and enjoyed the cog train ride up.


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