Montserrat Morning Coach Tour

 
 
half-day-tour-monserrat1.jpg Monastery | Credit: Mr.Leo22
half-day-tour-monserrat.jpg Door | Credit: Italo Luis Muñoz Canessa

Half-Day (Duration: 05h30min approx)

Barcelona

Price from: 55.00 euros

 
On this half day scheduled excursion from Barcelona we will go to Montserrat. After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the mountain of Montserrat and discover its Royal Basilica...
 
Highlights
 
  • Visit The Basilica of Montserrat holds the Montserrat Virgin known as La Moreneta (the Black Madonna), patron Saint of Catalonia.
  • You will be delighted to hear l’Escolania (the Boys Choir) (performances subject to the school calendar).
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the natural park and surrounding small towns.
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Catalonia
City: Barcelona
Duration: Half-Day (Duration: 05h30min approx)
Type: Half Day Tour Scheduled Group
Theme: Scheduled Coach Sightseeing Tour
Group Size: 1 or more People
Price from: 55.00€
 

Introduction

Montserrat is a rocky mountain located 50 km to the southwest of Barcelona and it's considered the most important mountain of Catalonia. The etymology of Montserrat comes from Catalan Mont (mountain) and serrat (serrated). In 1987 Montserrat was declared a Natural Park to ensure its conservation. 

The importance of this mountain is due to the legend of the miraculous appearance of the Madonna and Child in one of the caves. To this day the wood carving of the Madonna and Child are kept in the Church of the monastery and it is possible to visit it. This image of the Madonna is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) for its dark color. Due to this legend, the mountain has been linked with spirituality.  Besides the main monastery of Santa María de Montserrat, there is a great number of small churches and chapels, some of them abandoned. 

During the first part of the tour you will enjoy an introduction to the history of the monastery. Once the guided tour has ended, you will have free time to enjoy de fabulous land scape by yourself, to visit the local food market, to visit de audiovisual exhibition and to taste some typical liqueurs.  

What to visit in Montserrat?
  • La Moreneta: the most popular option, both for the locals and the foreigners
  • Escolanía: one of the oldest Boys Choir in Europe. 
  • Museum: wide variety of archeological and an art gallery with works from medieval times to avant-garde. The entrance fee to the museum is not included in the tour. Time to visit approximately two hours. 
  • Funicular of Sant Joan and funicular of the Santa Cova: The funiculars offer the possibility of get to different points of the mountain. The price of the tickets are not included in the tour and it is recommended to consult the timetable.
  • Hiking routes: The Mountain has many hiking routes. The routes are long and it can take hours to finish them. A good option is to walk to the cross of Sant Miguel (approximately 15 minutes away from the monastery), it offers one of the best panoramic views of the mountain and the monastery. 

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
BARCELONA

  •  09:00AM (Departs at: 09:15AM): Departure from the Bus Station (Details as to the location will be in the voucher)
  • Start by driving across picturesque little villages of the province, we reach the outstanding Montserrat Mountain, situated at an altitude of 1,235 m. (about 4,320 ft.).
  • Visit of the Royal Basilica, where the famous XII century Romanesque sculpture of La Moreneta can be admired.
  • On some days you will enjoy an audition of La Escolania, a children chorus considered the oldest one in Europe
  •  02:45PM: Return to the Bus Terminal

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Prices and Dates

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55.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • Fully equiped motor coach with English Speaking Guide
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors. Handmade by the monks of the monastery.
  • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”. 
  • Discounts for some of the main attractions:
    • 20% off in the Sant Joan Funicular ticket.
    • 10% off in the Museum entrance fee.
    • 10% off in the buffet restaurant at the “Mirador dels Apostols”. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Proper dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or flip flops.
  • Please be aware that some walking is included in this tour, please come prepared and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. 
  • At Montserrat there is a mountains climate, depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold. 
  • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.

Excluded

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Passport & Visa fees 
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities/Tips to Guides (Not mandatory but given if you have a good time)

Pick up

  • Bus terminal at Carrer de Balmes, 5, 08007 Barcelona

Drop off

  • Bus terminal at Carrer de Balmes, 5, 08007 Barcelona

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

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