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Visit the Santa María de Montserrat Abbey on this private tour of Montserrat. You’ll travel with a personal guide by train from Barcelona, then ascend by rack railway or cable car to the mountaintop Benedictine monastery. Listen to the lilting voices of L’Escolania de Montserrat, a renowned boys’ choir, and see the famed Black Virgin (La Moreneta). Hotel pickup is included on this 7-hour tour, with drop-off at Plaza de España in Barcelona.


  • Enjoy a typical breakfast including coffee and a locally made pastry
  • Hear the boys’ choir L’Escolania de Montserrat
  • Ride the train and rack railway or cable car
  • See La Moreneta, the Black Virgin and patron of Catalonia
  • Snap photos of panoramic views from the mountaintop locale

What You Can Expect

Montserrat 7-hour Private Tour from Barcelona with Lunch

Montserrat Cable Car

Customer Reviews

Susan Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great tour...only wish it could have been twice as long...there is much to see at Montserrat. Prepare for it if you have time, by reading up on the black madonna there, and others in Europe, and by reading about the fine collection in the art museum. Beautiful site, well worth the time to train up to it and back.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A must do tour. Great way to get to Monserrat with a wonderful guide. Ernesto is one of the best we had during our stay in Barcelona

Beth Anne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Amazing experience with such a knowledgeable guide who brought this Holy Mountain to life with past and present. Scheduled to leave on a cruise from Barcelona the afternoon of my tour and BCN Dream tours went out of their way to provide me with a private tour and gude/driver Ernesto who picked me up from my hotel and then delivered me to the port once the tour was completed. Ernesto is such a delightful person to spend the day with as he truly enjoys expressing and sharing the history of the venue in which you are visiting. No matter what tour you are looking at La Sagrada, Barcelona City or Montserrat Abbey you can't go wrong with BCN Dream tours they are professional and on point.

Patricia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide Jordie picked us up at our hotel and took us by public transportation to visit Montserrat. He made sure we were in position to get seats on the train for the one hour journey and to be the first on line for the cable car. Throughout the day he asked our preferences then timed our activities to be sure we had the best views. On the way home we had a snack of a local bread with chocolate which was delicious. Although it indicated that it included lunch, the tour really only included this snack. Jordie was a great guide and we had a fabulous day.

Morag E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Marc was a terrific guide, organized, fun, professional, affable, tailored to our specs....and we had an awesome day at Montserrat. Highly recommend the trip -and Marc as your guide if you can get him.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Marc was great! He was very informative and spoke great English! The visit to Montserrat was great! There is an hour long train ride involved which was a little tiring!

Roxanne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My husband and I took a private, 6 hr tour to Montserrat on May 6. Ernesto met us at our lodging and we walked to the Metro, then took the cable car to the mountain. We had actually been to the mtn a few days earlier with a small tour different company, but having a private tour with Ernesto made a huge difference. He is warm, friendly, knowledgeable and learned what we most wanted from the tour. The one-hr travel each way was enriched through the guide's knowledge and perspectives about the Catalonian culture. While on the mountain, he paid close attention to timing so that we spent the least amount of time in the waiting line to see the Moreneta, which was a deeply moving experience for us. Ernesto offered to capture special moments by photo, which we greatly appreciated. He pointed out special features at Montserrat that we had missed on our earlier visit. He also went far beyond the requirements of the tour by showing us, step-by-step, how to use the Metro and Renfe stations and making sure we understood how to navigate the system--even going an extra Metro stop with us. We completely enjoyed our time with Ernesto and highly recommend BCN Dream Tours. We wish we would have known about the company so we could have booked other tours with them. We were well taken care of, and appreciate the more personal connection we made in such a short time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was an outstanding trip. Our tour guide Ernesto was delightful! His english was great and his knowledge of the area even better. My wife and I had a wonderful time. We would both highly recommend Ernesto and this trip. What a great adventure!!!

Paul B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Ramon did a terrific job. He was well prepared for our trip and his knowledge of Montserrat was overwhelming. I would highly recommend this for anyone considering this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I was really looking forward to this tour and it didn't disappoint. Our tour guide was Albert. He was very punctual and very attentive to all our needs. He provided us with great tips for restaurants and other things to do while at Barcelona. The train ride over was fast, no more than 40 minutes. Once there we took the cable car to the top, great experience. He was on top of things and made sure we didn't have to make a long line to see the Virgin and the boy choir. . The day we visited was cold and extremely foggy which impaired some of the sightseen but been in this place is so surreal it gives you the chills. Would definitely go back next time in Barcelona

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