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Barcelona to Montserrat Day trip by Train

Tour Description

Join us on this inspiring half day Barcelona to Montserrat day trip, that includes not only a fascinating monument but an escape from the city to surroundings of natural beauty famed in the Catalan region.  You will begin by catching the train with your local licensed guide from a convenient and central location in Barcelona.  If you have children or young adults, this is a great option.  

Your guide will have an opportunity to give you an intro to what Catalans consider a very sacred place created and molded into a mountain of rock by the Benedictine Monks who have lived in this Monastery for hundreds of years.  Your guide will explain the history and tales of this important place and also talk about the boys choir who hopefully you will have a chance to listen to during your visit.  Another part of this trip is enjoying the views from the  funicular ride to the top. Overall, it makes for a great day out.

  • Local licensed guide to explain monument and to accompany you on the train.
  • Commentary on the train ride there as well as visit 

  • Scenic views on the train
  • Performance of oldest boys choir in Europe, subject to day of performance
  • Beautiful views of unique rock formations from the Funicular
  • Sacred and curious architecture of Monastery built into rock

  • Start in Plaza Catalunya Barcelona at front door of Hard Rock Cafe, meet guide
  • Train to Montserrat
  • Second Train or funicular to the top
  • Basilica and Monastery
  • Time for Lunch (lunch not provided)
  • Train ride return to Barcelona
This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours.

As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our driver/guide customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. We would need to know in advance. Ie: If there is something in particular that you would like to see, please let us know and we will try to make it happen.

Duration: 5h
Start: 10:00am
Start point: Plaza Catalunya at the Hard Rock Cafe
Minimum 3 people to book this tour. If you are 2 people, you will pay for 3.

Train and museum tickets not included. Count 25-30 pp

Optional for this tour:

You have the option of having a driver instead of going by train for an additional 375$
If you decide to extend the tour 2 hours, you will be able to do:
Funicular up the mountain
Montserrat museum of painting

Weekend or Spain bank holiday: this service has an addtional $35 supplemental fee

Other information
We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

Located just northwest of Barcelona, Montserrat, or the "serrated mountain" is made of unusual rock formations developed over thousands of years and now the site of the monastery that is an important destination for Catalan pilgrims. Montserrat is a great half day excursion where you can enjoy great views from the funicular, situated 2,400 feet above the sea and dating back to 1025, visit the monastery and basilica, and see the famous Black Virgin. There are also many lunch options if you would like to make a picnic or have something a little nicer in the cafeteria.

Whether you are looking for a religious pilgrimage, a spiritual journey or a picturesque getaway with great views, this Excursion to Montserrat offers a great escape from the city. The unique train ride departing from a very central location adds to the adventure. You'll be awed by the natural beauty and the ancient practices of monks who have inhabited this very unique setting for centuries. You will have our knowledgeable guide to assist you in all of your activities . You will have his/her expertise the entire duration, directing you, helping you find the way and giving you explanation. There is a second train arriving to Montserrat and then a funicular to enjoy the magnificent views and finally a guided visit in the Basilica and Monastery, a audio visual with explanation and lunch options. If we get it on the right day, you will be able to enjoy the boys choir that will compliment your visit.
Tour Type : Private Day Trip
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