Montserrat Half- Day Small- Group Tour with Optional Cable Car Ride and Skip- the- Line Tickte to La Sagrada Familia


  • Small-group tour from central Barcelona to Montserrat 
  • Take a guided tour of Santa Maria de Montserrat basilica, home to the Virgin of Montserrat
  • See the Black Madonna 
  • Listen to the Boy's Choir
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience with your guide

Capture the heart of Catalonia on this tour to the iconic Montserrat and it's
Royal Basilica with our special half day tour.

At Montserrat you’ll be able to explore the monastic centre of Catalonia, home to the famous Black Madonna & La
Escolania (children’s boy choir). You’ll also have time to explore the magnificent natural park & mountains with spectacular views over the plains of Catalonia.

Full Description

A day tour from Barcelona to Montserrat is a must for the majority of visitors to Barcelona. It's probably the one place that you have heard all about before they arrive. The advantage of taking one of our small group day tours from Barcelona is that we can avoid the crowds and stay well clear of the other larger tour operators.

Our day starts at 8.30am from our office opposite the Palau de la Musica building. From here, the journey to Montserrat takes us about an hour or so. One of the main reasons people book with us is that they want the intimacy of a small group, but like to have somebody there to explain things.

Keeping to our philosophy of giving you plenty of free time to explore on your own, but guiding you in the right direction, the first thing we do on arrival is explain the various options. A visit to the sanctuary where the ‘Moreneta’ is housed is a must.

The sanctuary has been in use for almost 1000 years for those pilgrims and other visitors who have climbed this spectacular mountain. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the fascinating Museum of Montserrat, with its five collections, ranging from Archaeology from the Biblical East to Modern Painting and Sculpture.

Besides these cultural possibilities, there are numerous walks around Montserrat, ranging from easy strolls to serious hikes. Each trail offers a different perspective on the stunning views over the surrounding landscape, many of which are peppered with small chapels and hermitages.

You'll easily find a route to suit your taste and energy levels. But whether they're fairly strenuous treks or gentle walks, they all give you fantastic views to marvel at the unspoiled beauty of this protected natural park. If you'd rather not walk at all, then another option is to take one of the two rack railways, or the cable car, offering yet more views of the area. 

No visit to Montserrat would be complete without see the world-famous Black Madonna (La Moreneta), or listening to the oldest boy's choir in Europe, La Escolania. We make pre-reservations for both of these attractions and the entry tickets can be purchases in the office before the tour begins. 



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