• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Experience the natural splendor of Montserrat and the Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria on this enriching full-day excursion from Barcelona. Escape the crowds and chaos of the city on a Mercedes Cabrio minibus to discover ancient 12th-century carvings and holy pilgrimage sites with a knowledgeable guide. Board a glass-bottomed funicular railway to observe the region’s fascinating flora and fauna then follow a natural trail replete with verdant beauty in Montserrant Natural Park. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 15 people.

Highlights

  • 5-hour tour of Montserrat’s monastery and natural park from Barcelona
  • Explore Santa Maria de Montserrat with an expert guide
  • See the 12th-century La Moreneta and learn about its importance in Spanish culture
  • Ride the St Joan funicular railway for panoramic views of Catalonia
  • 1-hour hike through Montserrat Natural Park
  • Listen to La Escolania, one of the oldest children’s choirs in all of Europe
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people, ensuring a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Montserrat Monastery and Natural Park Hiking Premium Small Group Tour from Barcelona

Montserrat and Hiking Tour from Barcelona

Greet your knowledgeable guide at a pre-arranged meeting point in central Barcelona. Climb aboard a luxury Mercedes Cabrio minibus then relax during the scenic journey to Montserrat; gaze out of the window at rugged mountain peaks and revitalizing greenery. 

Stop at Santa Maria de Montserrat, an ancient Benectine abbey perched on the mountainside. Hailed as one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites, the abbey is home to a 12th-century wooden carving known as La Moreneta (The Dark One). Observe the carving with your guide and hear of the structure’s historical heritage. 

Next, wander to the St Joan funicular railway to boar a glass-bottomed funicular. Ascend the hillside and capture spectacular views of the scenic surroundings on camera; on clear days, enjoy unrivaled views of Catalonia in its entirety. 

After your remarkable ride, arrive in Montserrat Natural Park and embark on guided exploration of a natural trail; marvel at the unspoiled beauty and diverse flora and fauna as you wander at a leisurely pace through a natural wonderland. 

Return to your luxury Mercedes Cabrio minibus after your hike and travel to Barcelona, where the tour concludes. 

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required

Customer Reviews

amypai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great hike with a very knowledgeable local guide. The pick up place is a van, got a bit lost looking for a shop.
The rest of the tour went very smoothly and the guides were most helpful and fun!

debmccroskey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Montserrat is breathtaking! It was a very worthwhile experience. We loved our guide, Flavio! He was pleasant and informed. It was a very cold, extremely windy day and he lent his gloves and sweater to my daughter to stay warm.

Leisa F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I'm so glad we booked this trip! Montserrat is not to be missed if you are anywhere close. Our tour guides were great! They were kind, friendly, and so knowledgable about Montserrat and its history. While hiking, they noticed that some of our group was interested in a more active hike and we broke into two smaller groups. Our family chose the more difficult hike and it was fabulous! We hiked higher into the mountains and the views were breathtaking. We even made it back in time to see the boys choir sing.

Sathyanarayan Kumar India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The Monserrat Monastery trip was a memorable one! the early morning tour started at the famous Passeig de Gràcia in front of the Casa Milà La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí . it was a lovely start to a very beautiful day ahead. Our guide David who spoke impeccable English and his collegue Franco did a wonderful job in giving us the history, geography, culture and politics of Barcelona ! the bus journey to Montserrat was thus very informative and interesting. we reached the Montserrat monastery and the sight of the mountains and the monastery set in the midst of the amazing formations was breathtaking. the church with the Black Madonna was marvelous with the boys choir adding to the surreal experience. the scenic cable car ride followed by the small hike to the top of the mountain with David giving information on the flora and fauna of the place made it even more amazing. all in all we loved the trip including the food at the Restaurant Montserrat!!

beck60990

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a fun tour. Lots of amazing things to see. Our guide Unai was great and really added to the day. It was a rainy/cold day in January so he gave the group 4 of us the option to go to the museum instead of the 2 hour hike. And the company paid for the museum fees Very nice of them. And he also offered to drop us off at our hotels on the way home again since it was raining. One slightly negative thing was the railway/cable car was not included. I believe it was closed for maintenance but nothing was said about it during the tour. Only when I got back and was looking at the details did I realize that should have been part of the day. But again, probably nothing they could have done about it. We saw the black Madonna as well as the boys choir. So a very full day in 5 hours.

Augusta d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is an amazing tour! Worth every penny.

Adam S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Best day of our Barcelona trip. Monserrat is breathtaking, not to be missed. We broke into hiking groups based on ability, and we went on the advanced hike. The hike was challenging enough to be interesting, but very difficult. Unai our guide was awesome, he really knows the mountain and its history well. It was foggy when we went, so we didn't get to full panoramic views, but the inversion layer just added to the drama. If you are tired of seeing building and want to connect with nature, this is not to be missed.

MarieArlene B. L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Driver and tour guide team were very knowledgeable and showed genuine concern when my daughter and I were not able to join them for the hike. They also accommodated us the following day when we got lost looking for the meeting spot on our scheduled tour. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Christina K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!

Lynne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We loved this tour. The monastery and related building were very impressive, the choir sang beautifully. The highlight for us though, was the hike itself, we had the guide to ourselves and he was very generous with his time and knowledge . The scenery was breathtaking and the view from the second cross afforded us a 360degree vista of the whole area.

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