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Barcelona: Montserrat Tour, Monastery & Optional Wine/Lunch

1. Barcelona: Montserrat Tour, Monastery & Optional Wine/Lunch

Experience an unforgettable guided group tour to Montserrat, Catalonia's most famous mountain range. Take in the beauty of its natural rolling landscape and discover the history and traditions of its medieval monastery. After your bus journey from Barcelona, board the cogwheel train up to the monastery and admire the beautiful nature and iconic multi-peaked mountain range of Montserrat. Once at the monastery, your guide will take you on a walking tour of the historical center of the complex.  Learn about the rich history of the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, an 11th-century monastery that still functions to this day, with over 70 monks. Entry to the monastery is included in the tour price. Use the allotted free time to wander freely and visit the famous Black Madonna and see paintings by Picasso, El Greco, and Dali at the Montserrat Museum. During your free time, you can also ride the funicular train up the side of the mountain to get even better viewpoints of the monastery.  Travelers who booked the half-day tour option will return to Barcelona after the visit to Montserrat. If you chose a full-day tour option, you'll continue toward a beautiful boutique winery. Arrive at the winery and, depending on the food option you booked, enjoy a light tapas or multi-course lunch. Admire amazing views of the winery and Montserrat mountains as you feast on traditional foods of the region. After your meal, wander around the vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, and enjoy a wine tasting session, before traveling back to Barcelona.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Royal Basilica Guided Tour

2. From Barcelona: Montserrat Royal Basilica Guided Tour

Visit Montserrat Monastery on this half-day trip from Barcelona.  Scale Montserrat Mountain on the cogwheel train. Admire the beauty of the monastery's architecture and hear stories about its famed Black Madonna statue. Board a bus from Barcelona and set off on a ride to the magical mountain of Montserrat. Discover its rocky geography, beautiful scenery, local liquors, and cultural wealth with a guide. Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the monastery. Fall in love with the Gothic and Renaissance details of the basilica and sanctuary. Then, learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Black Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. Visit the Church and see the Black Madonna. Enjoy free time to taste the finest liquors, shop for locally produced treats or visit the audiovisual exhibition once the guided tour finishes.

Barcelona: Montserrat Private Trip with Cable Car and Lunch

3. Barcelona: Montserrat Private Trip with Cable Car and Lunch

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the day and head to the stunning Montserrat Monastery, nestled between jagged mountains and breathtaking scenery. Meet your guide near the train station and take the train to Montserrat, admiring panoramic views of the surrounding area along the way. Upon arrival in the village, board the cable car which will take you to the Monastery, where you will have incredible views of Montserrat from above. The tour can be customized for children with a visit to a playground and ice cream for the little ones. After admire the outside of the Monastery and its spectacular architecture, head to the local farmers market. Enjoy a sample of some of the region's best cheeses and take a stroll around Santa Maria Square. Finish your tour with a relaxed hike through the mountains to reach the San Miguel Viewpoint. Here, admire panoramic views of the surrounding valley as you enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to Barcelona. *Veggie option available * Ask for tickets if you want to see ‘La Moreneta’ (the Black Madonna), the Children’s Choir of Montserrat, and the Museum of Montserrat (subject to availability)

From Barcelona: Montserrat Mountain Hike and Abbey Tour

4. From Barcelona: Montserrat Mountain Hike and Abbey Tour

Undertake a physical and spiritual journey to the mystical mountaintop retreat of Montserrat on this 6-hour combination sightseeing and hiking trip. Travel to this ancient religious site, explore the Benedictine monastery and hike amidst the scenic landscape and hidden ‘hermitages’ of the Montserrat range. A guide, admission fees and a one-way funicular ride are also included. We will visit the most impressive mountain in Catalonia. After a one hour drive to the north in a air-conditioned and comfortable van we are in the sacred Monastery of Montserrat surrounded by the majestic rocky pinnacles of the Nature Park. The peaceful area gives rise to a large doses of adventure and mystery. We spend the first part of the tour visiting the abbey of Montserrat, home of the famous Virgin of Montserrat, popularly known as La Moreneta. Afterwards, we reach the top of the Nature Park of Montserrat through the Sant Joan’s Rack railway. Those views will leave you speechless. To get back to the Monastery we descend discovering the paths less walked of the magnificent Montserrat and uncovering the secrets of the most impressive parts of this rock formation. We see the sanctuary from the distance, which has been in use for almost 1.000 years for pilgrims, who have been inspired by this spectacular mountain. Back at the Abbey we have some free time to browse amongst regional products in the local farmer’s market before we head back to Barcelona.

Barcelona: Sailing Experience and Montserrat Tour

5. Barcelona: Sailing Experience and Montserrat Tour

Begin your morning on the rocking waves of the Mediterranean Sea. Board a luxury sailing yacht with a professional skipper. Enjoy snacks of olives, cheese, salami, and crackers and drinks of wine, beer, sangria, and soft drinks. Then, continue your day by exploring the captivating landscape and spirituality of Montserrat, which is the magical mountain of Catalonia. The rich architecture is sure to take your breath away. Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of Verge Moreneta (The Black Madonna). You will also be able to visit the audiovisual exhibition about the history and creation of Montserrat and to taste the typical liquors of Montserrat.

Barcelona: Eco-Friendly Montserrat Hiking Experience

6. Barcelona: Eco-Friendly Montserrat Hiking Experience

This eco-friendly Montserrat hike is a fantastic hiking tour near Barcelona which results in a minimal ecological footprint. Your guides will provide you with a zero CO2 emissions transfer with a railway journey from Barcelona to Monistrol village. This journey is led by a local mountain guide. From Monistrol, you’ll start an unforgettable hiking experience. You can choose from 2 difficulty levels of hiking: • Sports hike: 7 miles, with 3,300 feet elevation gain, lasting for 6 hours • Performance hike: 10 miles with 4,500 feet elevation gain, lasting for 7-8 hours Both hikes pass through a variety of terrains and landscapes of Montserrat. This tour is a complete hike that will help you learn why the Mountain of Montserrat is a religious icon known all over the world. Throughout the route you’ll learn of the geology of the mountain, including many things that make it unique. You’ll admire many hermit houses where monks spend long hours in prayer, and following your hike, you’ll visit the Benedictine monastery, which is nestled in the cliffs of the mountain.

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What people are saying about Monistrol de Montserrat

Superb day very well organized! Departure in a small group with a guide. We were with Toni, great guide! You can feel the passion in what he does! The guided tour is the perfect length, covers the essentials with the ability to ask questions at will! For people who like to have free time it was ideal! Good tips to make the most of our free time. The only downside was the insufficient air conditioning in the transport on the way back… it was 35 degrees the day of our excursion! But it's quickly forgotten thinking back to the good times of that day! The meal at the vineyard was very good, we expected tapas but it was more like a 3-course meal, chicken leg. Very good! We recommend!

An amazing, stress-free trip in the middle of our stay in Barcelona. Amazing views, eats, and wine. Our guide, Anays, was an encyclopedia of local knowledge, but also hilarious. We knew nothing about Monserrat, little about Catalonia, and wildly incorrect information about wine before our trip, and learned so much while having a great time. I would recommend this full day-trip to anyone in the area.

This was such an incredibly well organised trip! Everything went super smoothly and on time. Our guide Marcel was the best guide one can have, sharing his knowledge about the local customs, history and traditions. He fully engaged with the group and kept us entertained! From Montserrat you have a beautiful view and the wine tasting is in truly unique location. Thanks for a perfect day!

Fantastic tour and our guide Anays was fab, as she gave us a lot of information in an easy to understand fashion while being super helpful and fun and funny!! The wine tasting in the castle of the family vineyard was lovely as well and once again Anays, shined with her great and helpful commentary. I really wish more tours were this great!!

The tour was very nice and our tour guide Marcel conveyed everything very pleasantly. Lunch and wine tasting were also very nice.