- 5 hours
Private Montserrat Day Trip From Barcelona
Guided tour of Montserrat Monastery
If you are looking to dive deeper into the topic of Catalan identity, we also recommend our Catalan History Tour.
Montserrat Basilica and Museum
FAQ About the Montserrat Excursion from Barcelona
Where does the tour meet? Where does it end?
Your guide and driver will meet you at your accommodation in Barcelona. Your driver will be waiting to return you to Barcelona at the end of the tour.
Do we see the boys' choir sing on this tour?
It is possible to see the boys' choir perform as part of the excursion, schedule permitting. Please let us know if this is a priority for you.
Please note, the boys' choir does not sing on Sundays or for much of July and August
Do we stop for lunch?
We do not include a break for a full lunch on the tour. There will usually be a pause mid-excursion for a short snack.
I have mobility difficulties. Can I take this tour?
This excursion is fairly walking-intensive, although we do have a private driver and can access the mountain via cable car. Please contact us if you have mobility concerns and we would be happy to advise on the appropriateness of the tour.
Will there be time to explore Montserrat on my own?
We typically return to Barcelona at the end of the tour. If you wish to extend your time with the guide and/or driver, please contact us about customization options.
Does the 5-hour duration include travel time?
Yes. This excursion is set up to include 3 hours on-site and approximately 1 hour each way in transit.
Almudena originally studied law at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona but after some years working as a lawyer she discovered her real vocation: art history. She came back to Universidad Autónoma where she passed her degree in art history with honours. She decided to make a career out of sharing her passion for art and her love for her hometown with people and found herself becoming an Official Tour Guide in Catalonia, leading tours on a wide range of topics including Picasso and Gaudí.
Born and raised in Barcelona, Anna studied Tourism and Social Studies Education at Barcelona University. She lived and worked in UK, France and Germany for a while. Some of her previous jobs were the promotion of Catalan tourism in Germany and the Forum Universal Barcelona 2004, an international cultural event held in Barcelona. Since 2014 she works as a Licensed tour guide in Barcelona leading tours about Gaudí, Catalan “Modernisme”, Picasso, Miró, Gothic Quarter and gastronomy itineraries, always with the aim of providing a friendly and human attention to the visitor and with great respect towards sustainable and responsible tourism.
A native of Ireland, Killian has a master's in archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a doctorate (PhD) in archaeology from University College Dublin, Ireland. Killian is a former fellow at the University of Barcelona, where he moved to in 2011. His area of specialism is prehistoric archaeology - hunter-gatherers, and early farming (Neolithic) communities. Killian also has a broad interest in more ‘recent’ history and archaeology, from the Roman, medieval, and modern periods, in particular the evolution of urbanism and cities, and the interplay between town and country life.
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