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Montserrat Early-Access Half-Day Guided Tour from Barcelona

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Montserrat Early-Access Half-Day Guided Tour from Barcelona

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icon4 hours 45 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Take a break from bustling Barcelona to experience the serenity of Montserrat, a sacred mountain just an hour’s drive from the city. Learn about the history an ancient legends that surround the mount while traveling in a comfortable bus, and arrive early to beat the lines to enter the Benedictine monastery near the top. Here, see the famous Black Madonna statue, view paintings by Modernist masters at an on-site museum, and browse Spanish goods at vendor stalls, all in a peaceful natural setting.
  • Explore the famous Montserrat with comfortable transportation from Barcelona
  • Beat the crowds! Discover the monastery and rugged landscape before most other visitors arrive
  • Free time options include a cable car ride, forest walk, liqueur tasting, or museum visit
  • Hear about the impressive history and legends of the monastery and Black Madonna statue
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Return transportation in air-conditioned bus from Barcelona to Montserrat
Expert, English-speaking tour guide
Small groups of 25 people
Gratuities
Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Food/Beverages

Departure Point

Plaça d'Espanya, 08004 Barcelona, Spain

In Plaça d’Espanya, under the Torres Venecianes, in Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina. Coming from Plaça d’Espanya, look out for the two towers (Torres Venecianes). Your meeting point in under the tower on the right hand side, located in Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina. Arriving by metro: Take the Metro (Lines 1, 3 and 8) and get off at the Espanya Stop. Then, walk for 1 minute to Plaça d’Espanya, and look out for the two towers (Torres Venecianes). Your meeting point in under the tower on the right hand side, located in Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not for anyone with impairments requiring special assistance.
  • Also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours
  • Entrance into the Montserrat Monastery requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Montserrat Early-Access Half-Day Guided Tour from Barcelona?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Early-Access Half-Day Guided Tour from Barcelona.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Montserrat Early-Access Half-Day Guided Tour from Barcelona?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Early-Access Half-Day Guided Tour from Barcelona.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is an early tour, which means the bus is one of the earliest to arrive at the monastery." See review
  • "you will need a longer tour, but this one suited us fine." See review
  • "It was short and sweet and gives you time to explore the rest of Barcelona if you are short on time." See review

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Tour Operator Unprepared and Inflexible
Mike_B
, Oct 2021
The highlight of Montserrat is the close-up viewing of the Black Madonna. The time stamped tickets provide by the tour operator were not valid. A later time slot was available but the tour operator refused to extend the tour time. One couple decided to stay and pay their own way back to Barcelona but we did not have that option. The guide was personal and knowledgeable but the overall experience was overshadowed by the problem described above. I would not recommend this tour operator to anyone and feel that the fee for this tour should be refunded to everyone on the tour.
star-5
Great day out !!!!
Stuart_E
, Oct 2021
Everything our guide roberto was very knowledgeable and was very nice guide who made the whole experience better great place to visit
star-5
It was a wonderful experience. This time was better than the first time that I had gone there.
Paula_P
, Jul 2021
Both tour guide and Driver were great. Wonderful information. They were both very helpful are we having a great time
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-1
Very disappointed to travel all this way and not see the Madonna
kim
, Jul 2021
We got to Montserrat but we could not see the Black Madonna as you had to have a reservation and the reservation was at 2:00 earliest but the tour was leaving at 1:00. The English guide should have known this and company should have checked before the tour. Poor service and the guide did not know any history about the Madonna or interesting facts.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highly recommended
Mirjam_Z
, Jul 2021
The guide Robert was really passionate about his job and this way you could learn a lot from him. The tour itself was a great mix between guided tours and individual activities. Also the driver was really professional. So all in all there is really nothing negative to say about the tour
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour guide
Daniel_M
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was the best, you could tell she enjoyed her job! The experience was all around easy and enjoyable.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience, early but worth it
Christian_L
, Mar 2020
Its worth it and a must visit when in Barcelona! Outstanding views, unique scenery in the world. Do this trip!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing experience
Dee
, Mar 2020
Wonderful tour and fully worth it if you have a short stay in barcrlona. Early access tour made sure I had more time to explore the city after. The guide was very friendly and very passionate.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
No crowds
Tatiana_O
, Mar 2020
Great tour and knowledgeable guide. The only early access was great to avoid crowds. Easy to find the meeting place.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Good
Mita_P
, Mar 2020
Good guide and transport. On time . Good background knowledge on Catolonia. Best to select early morning tour . Less crowded
2 travelers found this review helpful

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