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Day trip to Montserrat with Private driver

Tour Description

Join us on this inspiring day trip to Montserrat, outside of Barcelona, that includes natural beauty as well as tremendous history in this very old creation by the Benedictine Monks who have been living in the Monastery for centuries. It is a great opportunity to see surroundings of natural beauty famed in the Catalan region.    Our half day excursion includes transportation with a private vehicle and general explanation by our driver/guide.

Your driver/guide will have an opportunity to show you 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 driver will help direct you and guide you with an introduction to each place and point out highlights to look for.  The driver stays with the car as you go inside.

  • Driver/Guide who will be with you for the duration of the trip
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Commentary, info and direction from the car.

  • Scenic views from comfortable air-conditioned car
  • Performance of oldest boys choir in Europe, subject to day of performance
  • Beautiful views of unique rock formations from the Funicular if you decide to go up
  • Sacred and curious architecture of Monastery built into rock

  • Start in in your hotel
  • Drive to Montserrat
  • Basilica and Monastery on your own inside
  • Boys choir if available the day of your visit
  • Possibility of going into museum of painting or audivisual on your own
  • Lunch on your own (The driver-guide will help you find a place)
  • Return to hotel

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: 09:00am
Start point: Your hotel
Minimum 3 people to book this tour. If you are 2 people, you will pay for 3.

Any additional entrances or the funicular ride not included

Optional for this tour:

Add a local licensed guide for an additional $350

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
Price per Group
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Group Size:
$550.00

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