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

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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.

Gabrielle C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Unami was a wonderful guide! He was very knowledgeable about Montserrat and everything on it. We walked up the trail and got pretty high up! We were lucky enough to see the boys choir perform in the beautiful basilica.

Jeanne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

The trip was great. The guides were friendly and informative and offered two different hikes. We took the longer more strenuous hike which was awesome!! The views were amazing. I would recommend this tour!

JULIAN W United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2017

Our guide, Luis, was excellent and very knowledgeable with regards to the destination. There was just the 4 of us on a full size coach. The sight of the Monserrat Monastery in the unique mountain scenery makes for an amazing sight and I would highly recommend this tour.

joby.k.varughese

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Fantastic views for the memorable hiking tour. Unai was an energetic and fun guide and made this tour even better than it already was. Highly recommend!

s m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Adria was knowledgeable, funny, courteous and he didn't push us too hard down the trail. We had a glorious day and the boys' choir was wonderful. I usually don't like bus trips, but this smaller type of bus wasn't too bad and trip was only 1 hour and 15 mins going and less than an hour returning. Do bring comfortable shoes with rubber soles, there are parts of the hike down that could be a problem otherwise.

Jackie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Amazing trip - and guide Louis made the experience so much better. He was knowledgeable and engaging - well worth it :

Wolfgang H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Enjoyed the hike the most as one got incredible views of the site. Unfortunately the site was very busy that day and it was very hard to see the boy's choir as the church was packed. Excellent guide.

KimAng Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Our group of 13 were ferried in an aircon van to Montserrat at 8.30 am. When we arrived, it was tranquil, with the stall holders just beginning to display their wares.

We were split into 2 groups led by 2 guides. Our guide, Luis, was friendly, knowledgeable and his instructions were clear on how to make full use of our time there. The hike was manageable - wear sports shoes.

We took the funicular up the mountain and Luis showed us the great spots to see the magnificent views on our hike down the mountain.

We waited more than half an hour to watch the boys choir perform for 10 minutes. Their performance was marred by the laughter/screams from school children outside the church, who were on their excursions.

On hind sight, we should have spent our time exploring Montserrat on our own instead. When we left, the whole placed was packed with hoards of people and traffic. Going there early was a wise choice

Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the tour with We Barcelona and we would highly recommend it.
Only gripe - Pickup point was rather hard to locate - BIGGER signage would have helped,

DRAGOS D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Excellent guide and experience. Loved the sights and the explanations. Good value.

kirk.j.lee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Amazing! Unai and Sergei Super informative and superb logistics. Views spectacular and Monastery phenomenal.

Sonia Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Guide was good and the site was amazing

Rosemarie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

Truly enjoyed this tour. Great guide and enjoyable easy hike with outstanding views

James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

This was the perfect way to combine a visit to the historic monastery and enjoy its beautiful mountain surroundings at the same time. From the start, it was clear that our guide Luis had a keen interest in Montserrat and took pleasure in sharing his knowledge with us, both on the bus ride to get to the site and during the tour itself. Favorite parts: seeing the Black Madonna up close and hearing about her discovery and legacy, the bells that chimed furiously and drew visitors out of the sanctuary and into the square, the funicular ride to the top of the mountain, Luis' description of the geology that led to the rock formations and the use of rock 'agglomerates' in the monastery itself, and the hike back down the mountain. If you are thinking about this tour, but are intimidated by the hike, don't be! We are moderately active 60-somethings and the hike was easily accomplished... just don't wear flip-flops!

Joseph L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

Tour was amazing and Luis was excellent! Very knowledgeable and super personable. This was a small group which made the tour that much better.

Cari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

A group of friends and I went on this tour in June and we had a great time! The tour group size was perfect 7, the monastery hike were wonderful to see. Our guide was great as well, he was friendly and knowledgeable. Overall, throughout the tour we learned not only about the monastery, but about Spain and our tour guide who grew up in Venezuela, we are terrible with names and dare not mention the wrong name . as well. Would highly recommend him as a guide!!

eliza m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

We loved our tour at Montserrat with tour guide Adria who was very knowledgable about the area and its history. There were 4 in our group- 2 20 yr olds and 2 much older. I like the fact that we went early to try and miss a lot of the tourist of which there are many! When we returned from our walk, the town was crowded. . Adria was very on top of the situation making sure all were ok and if anyone needed assistance. He was very personable and cheery as well. The hiking view was amazing ! It was mostly down hill but not as strenuous as could have been. A most pleasant hour walk with stops for discussions and history . I am glad we choice Viator and would definitely recommend going on this trip and asking for Adria!!

Lita V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

We had Adrien as our tour guide - he was FABULOUS. We started out in a beautiful new air conditioned small bus and Adrien explained everything during the entire trip. He had very interesting facts and took us off the beaten path for a bit too. Our teenage boys LOVED this tour the best - lots of hiking and its hot so bring water and really good hiking/walking shoes.

Leah A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Wonderful experience!! This place is beautiful and definitely worth visiting There are many Montserrat tours offered, i chose this one because of the hike and im so glad i did, we climbed all the way to the summit, it was exhilarating! We started out early so the place was not as packed as it usually gets, our guide was Unai, very nice and friendly, as well as informative. I highly recommend this tour, but a word of caution, the hike isn't easy and you really need good shoes for it.

Elena L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2017

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in history and also in hiking and seeing the spectacular views. Montserrat is definitely a place to go. We were a group of 6. Our guide, Unai, was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Overall, an excellent experience!

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