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Overview

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.
  • 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
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

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L
, Nov 2018

The guide was very approachable and knowledgeable. We were not rushed at all in our descet of the mountain. The trip was exactly as described.

K
, Nov 2018

If you are in the Barcelona area you should definately make time to do this tour! The area is gorgeous and the tour was led professionally and efficiently!

i
, Oct 2018

Adrian, our tour guide, and Albert, our driver, we’re fantastic! They were attentive, professional, and answered all questions. The tour was the perfect combination of history and hiking.

A
, Oct 2018

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J
, Oct 2018

Alvarro was one of the best tour guides I have had in a long time. He was very friendly and vigilant on an individual and group basis. His enthusiasm for the tour really made the time fly by on our way to Montserrat and the time there. Despite the foggy weather did his best to make the hike as interesting as possible by sharing interesting information regards to the history of the mountain as well as some scientific facts on the formation of the mountain.

p
, Oct 2018

We were very lucky with this trip, great guides from WE Barcelona, lovely small group, the weather made it magical as we took the funicular to the top of the mountain to start our walk the cloud that we had brought with us just nestled in the valley like a large soft mattress, Superb and time to get back down to hear the choir sing, highly recommend this trip.

m
, Aug 2018

This was a great day trip for our family. My kids are young adults so they were able to appreciate everything. We were late getting to the meeting spot and they waited for us, which was nice. The ride was comfy, however if you get car sick, you might want to take something. The ride up the mountain is beautiful around winding roads. Make sure you eat before you go, you will not have time until the end of the tour. We went in June, it was hot and sunny. Glad we had sunscreen, hats and water. Wear sneakers or hiking shoes. The hike is on a path, but is on an incline or decline for most of it. Our guide was great! Full of knowledge. We had a great time. Would have liked more time at the end for eating, shopping and wandering on our own. We had less than an hour. Other than that, we loved it.

C
, Aug 2018

Really nice tour with two young enthusiatic Catalan tour guides, Adrian and Mark, who were very happy to share the history of Monserrat with their guests. They were super organized and very patient with guests as well.

j
, Aug 2018

This is one of my favorite tours when visiting Barcelona. Flavio was such an amazing tour guide!! The trip started with an hour ride to Montserrat where we then took a funicular to the top of the mountain to hike down the mountain of Montserrat. Along the way, my friend and I took many beautiful pictures of the scenery. I would consider this to be a light hike since you are descending down the mountain. You are not walking uphill once. I would recommend you to wear good sneakers. If you have any knee issues/injuries, this part of the tour might be difficult for you since some of the descent might be steep. There will be a part of the hike where you will get a visit a monumental cross. In order to get there, it is a 5-minute hike downhill off the main path to see it and in order to get back, you will have to hike back up which might be difficult for people who have physical limitations. Part of my tour group decided to stay behind since it would be difficult to walk back up up the hill to the cross. However, I would recommend it for anyone who is somewhat physically fit because you will get the best panoramic view of the monastery from the location of the cross. It was worth the walk. When we arrived at the monastery, my friend and I got a few quick pictures in and decided to use the rest of our free time to explore the farmers market and shops. We got artisanal oils and chocolates made by the monks which were delicious. If anyone is into buying specialty oils/snacks, you might want to grab some here. Flavio made everyone feel comfortable and welcomed. Overall, my friend and I loved this tour since it had a little bit of exploring/hiking and downtime.

L
, Aug 2018

I highly REcommend. Our guide Flavio was so nice and knowledgeable. It was an easy trip from Barcelona and 5 hours was a good amount of time to get your fill.


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