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.