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  • Private Montserrat – Half Day Tour
  • Private Montserrat – Half Day Tour
  • Private Montserrat – Half Day Tour
  • Private Montserrat – Half Day Tour

Private Montserrat – Half Day Tour

Overview

Overview

Spectacular mountain and views, ancient monastery, holy shrine – an incomparable place not to be missed!

Tour Details

  • Duration: 5 hours
  • When and where: At the time and place that suits you best, the lobby of your hotel or in the city center
  • Language: Your Language
  • Transport: Comfortable and roomy Sedan or minivan with professional driver
  • Price includes: Licensed guide, professional driver and private transport
  • Itinerary: Barcelona > Parc Natural de Montserrat > Sanctuary (Monastery, Basilica, Chapel of the Virgin) > Free time > return to Barcelona.

What's included

  • Licensed expert guide in your preferred language
  • Professional driver and private transport

What's not included

  • Lunch is not included but we can organise it if you wish
  • The rack railway is not included in the price, but you will have time to take it once you are there

Please note

  • Dress a bit warmer for Montserrat, it is colder than in Barcelona
  • As a general rule, the Boys’ Choir sings from Monday to Friday at 1:00 and on Sundays at 12:00. They do not sing on Saturday. They are on holidays in July.
What to expect

What to expect

In this tour you will discover the many faces that Montserrat has:

Montserrat is a mountain, a unique Natural Park, a massive rock over 4000 feet high, visible for miles, with weird shapes and rounded peaks that jut into the sky; there are walks, paths, stairs, with caves and hermitages scattered over the mountain, and mysterious rocks and wonderful views.

Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery nearly 1000 years old, perched half way up the mountain and sheltered by its peaks. This is the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Montserrat, popularly called the Moreneta as she is black, patron saint of Catalonia and a presence strongly felt and revered. The community of monks also run a boys’ school devoted to the study of music, and a famous choir. The choir is made up of 30 boys, 10 to 14 years old, and considered one of the oldest boys’ choirs in Europe, documented from 1223.

Montserrat is culture: a library of nearly 300,000 volumes; the oldest boys’ choir in Europe; a museum with paintings by Greco, Picasso and Dalí among many others and treasures from ancient Egypt including a mummy. Our Lady’s Chapel, located in the Basilica, is usually open from 8:30 to 10:00 and from 12:00 to 18:30.

Reviews

Reviews

Check our reviews and see what our customers say about this tour.

Posted by USA - 07 Aug 2017

"We took 3 private tours and they were great" 5/5 stars

Irina was our tour guide for all three tours and she did a terrific job of getting us up close to everything. Along the way she explained things in detail. We took the Montserrat, the Picasso, and the Gaudi tours. I would highly recommend the tours and Irina.

Visited June 2017. Reviewed on tripadvisor from Arlintong, Texas, USA

Posted by fredngreta - 03 Jun 2016

“Guide Wendie Joy Planting -Wonderful!” 5/5 stars

Wendie accompanied us to Montserrat for a half day tour and was excellent as a guide! We were treated to an incredible tour – do NOT miss Montserrat! Wendie was most personable and informative and made sure everyone was comfortable and had all their questions answered. She left us feeling like good friends. She speaks perfect English along with her native Dutch and Spanish – and probably some others, too. Be sure to ask for her when you visit Barcelona!

Visited May 2016
Reviewed on tripadvisor by fredngreta from Tracy, California, USA

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