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With queues regularly forming at the entrance to Montserrat’s Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, visiting can be tricky. Beat the crowds and explore at your own pace with this early-access Viator Exclusive!
Definitely worth getting there early and beating the crowd. We were the first group to go through so was well worth the early rise. Place is fantastic with lots to do.
This is definitely worth the price and experience.
First of all, we went in late November when it was low season which I think is the way to go.
More importantly though, we got a whole bus to ourselves there were literally only like 20 of us on a large company touring bus so everyone got their own row and then some, we were the first ones at Montserrat so all my photos look great with little or no people in them. Secondly our tour guide was phenomenal - she didn't rush us, was patient to explain all the history and was very knowledgeable regarding any questions.
Highly HIGHLY recommend. Do it, you won't be sorry!
Inside tip though, be prepared for the cold, it is on a mountain and super cold - 30 degrees with slight winds and a little drizzle
We booked this tour and so happy that we did! Sasha was a wonderful, friendly and informative guide! She was there to greet us promptly in the morning, provided many interesting facts on the bus ride to Montserrat. She has a great sense of humor and was always upbeat! This was a mother and daughter trip, but next time, I will take my husband and kids!
The Early Access was the best! We were able to get in photos without tourists all over the background. An hour after we were there, did other buses start pulling in. If you love to photograph, this is the tour for photographers!
Loved it! Thank you so much, Sasha!
Susan and Mary-Brooklyn, NY
This is a great tour because you leave the city of Barcelona and see what is outside of the city. The buildings are wonderful so and it is great to learn about the history of this beautiful place. Our tour guide, Sacha, was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of this place.
I highly recommend this tour and our guide.
Great tour! Able to see much of Montserrat before the crowds arrived. Sasha our guide was great and even gave us parting gift. Only thing bad was the very cold and windy weather. Will recommend to all my friends.
The place itself is just breathtaking! Sascha our guide was a true professional. Knowledgable, accommodating, super energetic, personable and just a really nice person! The trip felt rushed, but certainly enough time to see the major aspects of Montserrat and left me wanting to return armed with the knowledge I gained from Sascha to explore further. Do it!
Sam United Kingdom
Montserrat is one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. Spiritual, peaceful, quiet. Must see when in Spain. We took the early morning tour to beat the crowd. Monastery is must visit, breathtaking views from the top. We also paid for funicular railway to Santa Cova then hiked for 20 mins to get to caves. It's highly recommended to visit this place, try to go during off peak times. Our tour guide Sasha was a sweetheart, very knowledgeable local guide but she was too overexcited to explain too much without realising it was freezing cold. We had a memorable tour and we'd like to thank Viator, Sasha, driver and Amigo Tours.
It was cold and still dark but the early tour to Montserrat was better since there was no crowd in the cathedral and cafeteria. our female tour guide was awesome.explain things with pictures too. enjoyed our tour.
Love being the first ones up there and watching sun come up. Nice bus that takes you up about hour ride. Lots of enjoyable scenic sites along route
We were the only coach to arrive for many hours, and the view in the early hours with mist in the valleys is breathtaking! Go on a sunny day. Our guide Sasha was also very lovely and knowledgable. A highlight of my time in Barcelona
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