Montserrat Day Trip

One of the most unique treasures of Catalonia and one of the most important sites for religious pilgrimage worldwide.

An amazing, mystic mountain

Besides all the beauty Barcelona has to offer, the region Catalonia is also filled with amazing sights to discover. One of those places is Montserrat, ‘Serrated Mountain’. In the middle of the mountain at 720m height, we find the Abbey and Basilica of Montserrat.

This wonderful place is the house of about 80 Benedictine monks and the location for the Escolania, a religious music school with one of the oldest boys' choirs in Europe.

The tour includes the highlights around the monastery, peculiar stories, and legends about 'La Moreneta', a black Virgin Mary that the monks have kept in their sanctuary for centuries.

We will include a simple hike where we can enjoy the amazing views and unique shapes of the mountain. There will also be some time to discover the farmers' market with cheeses, honey, and other local products.

Depending on the day of the visit, we can listen to the boys' choir from Escolania de Montserrat.

Tour overview

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    meeting point

    At your hotel

  • duration icon

    duration

    5 hours

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    transport

    By car

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    total distance

    120 km

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    group size

    2 - 6 per guide

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    languages

    English, Dutch, Spanish, Norwegian

Itinerary

  1. Meeting point: At your hotel

    Or any preferred location in the city, airport pick on request

  2. About an hour drive from Barcelona

  3. Visit at Montserrat:

    Benedictine Abbey
    Basilica with La Moreneta
    Sant Miguel Cross (easy hike that can be extended)
    Boys’ Choir
    Farmers' Market

  4. Return to Barcelona

    With drop off at any preferred location in the city

Would you like to adjust the itinerary or do you have special requests? No problem at all! I can personalize the experience completely for you.

    Included

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    Guide service
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    Private transportation
    Including fuel, toll and parking
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    Montserrat visit
    2.5-hour visit of the highlights
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    A bottle of water per person

    Optional

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    Extra hour at Montserrat
    Extra costs are € 45 in total (up to 8 people)
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    Child seat
    Extra costs are € 10 per seat
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    Museum
    Extra costs are € 7 per person
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    Funicular
    Extra costs are € 13 per person + € 13 for the guide
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    Aeri (cable car)
    Extra costs are € 12 per person

    Excluded

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    Adimission tickets
    To visit the optional activities
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    Food & drinks
    Except for one bottle of water per person
  • Reserve this excursion with Marit with complete confidence. She provided prompt correspondence with our questions prior to the day of the event, showed up on time and personalized the entire day based on our needs. She obviously knows and loves the region, we had a perfect day.

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  • Marit was very professional. She picked us up on time and took us on a lovely private vineyard tour and wine tasting. Then we journeyed on to Montserrat Monastery. She was very informative and warm. We would recommend her as a guide.

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  • Marit was excellent. She responded to my online questions swiftly. She was an excellent host, very friendly, very knowledgable, flexible and fun. Her English is perfect and I would 100% recommend her. We will use her again if and when we are back in Barcelona

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  • Marit was wonderful, nice and gave us very good and useful information

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  • Maritt is an amazing guide. We are a bilingual family (Dutch-English) and Maritt speaks these 2 languages perfectly. We have 2 young boys of 7 and 4 years old and Maritt tailored the tour to them, making them straight away comfortable. They felt in love with her :-).

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  • Marit is the most lovely tour guide we have had in Barcelona! The seal of approval came from my 13 year old son who thought Marit was fantastic and definitely "fun, not boring!" We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day exploring Montserrat or spending it getting to know Marit

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Frequently asked questions

Are the tours private?
Yes, all the tours by Marit are private tours. Meaning you will be with your group only.
Do I need travel insurance?
While travel insurance is not required, I highly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy prior to departure. La Vida Barcelona does not offer travel insurance, and cannot be held responsible in case of damage or accidents. If you do purchase travel insurance, please review your policy carefully for specific terms and conditions.
How do I book the tour?
Every tour has a booking button, this will lead you to select a date and preferred time. You will receive an information email regarding availability and further procedure to book the tour. At any time before the booking, you can change the date and start time.
How are the tour prices determined?
As all experiences are private, most of the costs are fixed and a part might depend on the number of people in the group. That’s why the bigger the group size, the lower the price per person. You will see the changes in the price if you change the number of people for a tour.
With which means of transport do we travel?
We will have a comfortable private car with airconditioning
What to wear on this trip?
It is recommended to wear comfortable (sport) shoes and in low season you might want to dress a bit warmer since it can be colder than Barcelona
What is the meeting point?
At your hotel is where we will meet at the start of this tour. Or any preferred location in the city, airport pick on request