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Make a pilgrimage to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Montserrat in this 5-hour excursion from Barcelona with a very small group. Make the best of such a small group and decide how you want to spend your time.
Your guide will invite you on an exploration of this nearly 1,000-year old Benedictine Monastery set high above Catalonia. You’ll see the famous ‘Black Madonna’ icon and visit legendary ‘Holy Cave’ where the virgin is said to have once appeared. End by enjoying the sublime singing of ‘La Escolania de Montserrat’ one of the Europe’s oldest children’s choirs. - Half-day trip to the mystical mountaintop monastery of Montserrat with a small group from Barcelona - Admire the famous 'Black Madonna', icon in the monastery basilica - Explore the 'Holy Cave' where the Virgin is said to have once appeared - Enjoy astonishing views of the natural park - Great way to explore the region near Barcelona
Stress-free half-day trip to Montserrat from Barcelona
Avoid the hassle of coordinating public transport to the rural mountain
Arrive in time to listen to a performance by the choir
Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off are included
What to Expect
Your tour begins with morning pickup from your Barcelona accommodation, where you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle and get acquainted with a small group limited to eight people. During the journey to the Catalan countryside, you’ll learn about La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) and take a tour of the mountaintop monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat on arrival.
Plus, listen to beautiful songs sung by La Escolania de Montserrat, one of Europe's oldest boys' choirs (seasonally available), before hotel drop-off back in Barcelona.
Traveler pickup is offered - We will pick you up from any hotel or apartment in Barcelona. Please make sure to include the address of your accommodation when booking. - Even if your Hotel is not listed, you can type it down in the field. - Pick-up time will be between 8 and 9 am. We will send a message 24 hours prior departure through the booking system to inform you on the specific pick-up time at your hotel as well as the name of your guide and the telephone number.
Returns to original departure point
Hotel or apartment pickup and drop-off in Barcelona city (between 8 and 9 am)
Professional local guide
Small-group (max 8 people)
Visit to the Montserrat Monastery Abbey
Listen to the famous Escolania Boy's Choir (subject to seasonal availability)
Short walking tour with astonishing views of the natural park (we suggest comfortable shoes)
Food and drinks
Entry/Admission - Funicular de Sant Joan
Entry/Admission - Aeri de Montserrat
Entry/Admission - Montserrat Museum
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
The Escolania Boy's Choir is subject to seasonal availability and is not available for the PM option
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We have been taking many day trip tours with different companies but so far we like this In and Out Barcelona tour because of its personal service. Our group only have 8 people compared to 25 - 40+ with other groups. The driver picks us...More
A friend had recommended we visit Montserrat during our visit to Barcelona and we are delighted we did. We were picked up at our apartment by Matt (Mateus) who proved to be a wonderful and knowledgeable guide to escort us on our tour. There were...More
We took a morning tour that was great from start to finish. Our guide, Joan, picked us up early (8:30) at our hotel and was immediately friendly & engaging. He was knowledgeable of Barcelona and the region, happily answering all the questions we asked. The...More
We really enjoyed our morning tour to Montserrat really much. We were picked up at our hotel exactly on time by our tour guide Arnau (a.k.a Arnold), which is a funny and enthusiastic tour guide with interesting stories. This tour is all worth your money!...More
Our tour was provided by In Out Barcelona Tours. It was a small-group tour (8 people) and we were picked up at our hotel and delivered there at the conclusion of the tour. The service was excellent. Our tour guide was respectful, friendly, competent and...More
They can drop you off any where in the center. The AirPort is a 40 min drive from the center, so i don’t think that is possible. Besides the morning tour ends at 13:30 at montserrat and is at least 50 minute drive back to... More
They can drop you off any where in the center. The AirPort is a 40 min drive from the center, so i don’t think that is possible. Besides the morning tour ends at 13:30 at montserrat and is at least 50 minute drive back to Barcelona. Hope that helps :-)