Spend your day at port exploring some of Catalonia’s most captivating natural and cultural wonders with a private shore excursion from Barcelona to Montserrat. Visit the legendary Santa Maria of Montserrat Abbey, nestled high atop granite cliffs, and peer inside the mythical mountain with a tour of the Salnitre Caves. With all transportation and logistics arranged, its a stress-free way to venture beyond the urban attractions of Barcelona.
Private, full-day shore excursion from Barcelona to the legendary mountain of Montserrat
Tour the sacred Santa Maria of Montserrat Abbey and Holy Cave, an important pilgrimage site
See the captivating rock formations of Montserrat's Salnitre Caves
Private guide and flexible itinerary for a personalized day at port
Great option for those who have already visited the urban sites of Barcelona
Meet your private guide at the cruise terminal and climb aboard a comfortable vehicle for the drive outside the city sprawl into the beautiful Catalonian countryside. Watch the impressive granite cliffs of Montserrat rise from the plains, and learn about the mythical and spiritual importance of this mountain as a popular pilgrimage site and legendary location of the Holy Grail.
Ride a funicular tramway to visit the sacred Benedictine abbey of Santa Maria, founded in the 11th century. Admire the famous Black Madonna (La Moreneta) statue inside the basilica, and perhaps hear the soul-stirring sounds of the abbey’s children’s choir, one of the oldest in Europe. You’ll have a chance to learn more about the long history of the abbey at the on-site museum and step inside the cliffside Holy Cave (Santa Cova), where an icon of the Virgin Mary was discovered during the Middle Ages.
Upon descending from the mountain, venture into Montserrat’s ancient geologic history with a visit inside the stunning Salnitre Caves, which drip with intricate stalactite and stalagmite rock formations. Enjoy a lunch of typical Catalonian cuisine (own expense) before relaxing on the return drive to the cruise terminal in the afternoon.
Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Barcelona port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.