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Montserrat Small Group Tour with Sagrada Familia Direct Access and Audioguide

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icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Escape from Barcelona for a small-group visit to Montserrat during this half-day excursion. Join your guide as you ascend to this mountaintop monastery for a visit to the site's top attraction, the Virgin of Montserrat. You'll also have time to admire the incredible views, visit the on-site museum or take a ride on the Montserrat cable car (at your own expense). If you want to continue the fun, add on an optional upgrade visit to the incredible Sagrada Familia, where you'll skip the line as you explore Antoni Gaudí's masterpiece up close. This small-group visit, limited to just 20 guests, also includes minivan transport.
  • Small-group tour from central Barcelona to Montserrat
  • Take a guided tour of Santa Maria de Montserrat basilica, home to the Virgin of Montserrat
  • Ride the Montserrat cable car (own expense), and enjoy fantastic views from the top of the mountain
  • Upgrade to include skip-the-line entry at Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia basilica
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience with your guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

The upgrade option is the only small-group tour that includes both the scenic Montserrat and the architectural wonder La Sagrada Familia.
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Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Montserrat cable car (approx. 8 euros)

Departure Point

Explore Catalunya, C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This small-group visit to the majestic monastery of Montserrat, with optional skip-the-line upgrade to visit La Sagrada Familia, offers two of Barcelona's top attractions in one great package. If you're short on time or simply looking for a way to visit two Barcelona highlights, this excursion is a great option.

Start your morning or afternoon trip from central Barcelona near the Palau de la Musica. Board your comfy minivan for the scenic drive up to Montserrat. Once you arrive at this towering mountain site, you'll have the option to ride the landmark's famous cable car (at your own expense) up to the top, enjoying incredible views of the surrounding area. If you prefer, you can simply stay on board your minivan for the ride to the top.

Upon reaching Montserrat, follow your guide on an exploration of its 1,000-year old Santa Maria de Montserrat Basilica. Inside you'll discover the landmark's main attraction, the Virgin of Montserrat. After visiting the Basilica, spend time exploring the Museum of Montserrat's many religious sculptures and artifacts. Guests who prefer to skip the museum can enjoy the hiking trail that circles the mountain, offering great views of Catalonia. Or take a ride on the rack railway (at your own expense) which winds its way around the mountaintop.

La Sagrada Familia Upgrade:

Make the most of your time in Barcelona by combining your Montserrat tour with skip-the-line entry to Antoni Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia church. With this upgrade, you can choose the time and date of your visit, giving you the freedom to fit it in with your other plans.Simply inform in the Special Requirements section when you want to visit the church between 9am and 6pm. If you do not state a specific time to visit the church, your tickets will be purchased automatically for the same day of your visit to Montserrat. If you are doing the afternoon tour, your tickets will be bought for a time between 10am and 12pm the following day. If you are doing the morning tour, your tickets will be bought for a time between 3pm and 6pm the same day. Please contact the office to arrange collection of the tickets. Please note, these tickets are non refundable, and cannot be modified after purchase.

This unique upgrade option allows you to spend as much time inside the church as you wish.

Simply make your own way to La Sagrada Familia and then head inside on your own. The wait lines here are almost as legendary as the building’s fantastic architecture, but you can avoid them. Before you go inside, admire the sculpted portals, spires and chapels. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been under construction since 1882, and is not due for completion until 2026.

Please note: audio-guide and towers are not included in this ticket.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Abadia de Montserrat
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Explore Catalunya
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour operates in English only
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Explore Catalunya

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Montserrat Small Group Tour with Sagrada Familia Direct Access and Audioguide?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Small Group Tour with Sagrada Familia Direct Access and Audioguide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Montserrat Small Group Tour with Sagrada Familia Direct Access and Audioguide?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Small Group Tour with Sagrada Familia Direct Access and Audioguide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Montserrat Small Group Tour with Sagrada Familia Direct Access and Audioguide?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Small Group Tour with Sagrada Familia Direct Access and Audioguide.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Montserrat Small Group Tour with Sagrada Familia Direct Access and Audioguide?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Small Group Tour with Sagrada Familia Direct Access and Audioguide.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Montserrat Small Group Tour with Sagrada Familia Direct Access and Audioguide?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Montserrat Small Group Tour with Sagrada Familia Direct Access and Audioguide.

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  • "A fair bit of walking so it is not recommended for those with walking disabilities." See review
  • "The views are amazing, even the hike is worth it." See review

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Montserrat half day tour
Wander764562
, Sep 2019
The guide was very cheerful and had a good sense of humor. He was very helpful in answering any questions we had. He even helped us make a lunch reservation when we got back to Barcelona. We did wish we had had a half hour longer at Montserrat.
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Fantastic Trip
joerabarnes
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide Alex was amazing, very informative and friendly and we really enjoyed the trip. Recommend the walk up to the cross to catch a wonderful view of the monastery embedded in Montserrat
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montserrat with tour guide extraordinaire
Navigator735721
, Aug 2019
We are from the US and went with Explore Catalunya He was great mixed knowledge with humor took my 21 year old son and 19 year old daughter and had a blast highly recommended
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Montserrat
Melissa M
, Jul 2019
Arnold was an amazing tour guide! He made it exciting and very informative. We enjoyed it so much and would definitely do it again. The transportation and time allotment was well organized. Great time!
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Quite enjoyable
mjw20182018
, May 2019
Our guide, Nicolas, was as enthusiastic and knowledgeable as could possibly be. He was passionate about Montserrat and made sure we saw and heard everything was to see and know about.
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Wrong time at La Sagrada Familia
Paula M
, May 2019
We bought Montserrat with a Sagrada Familia tour. We choose 3:30pm tickets for Sagrada Familia but when we arrived they said tickets were for 6:30. I showed them my itinerary from Aviator which said 3:30pm but our tickets said 6:30. SO MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR TIME ON YOUR TICKETS, dont go by what Aviator has on your itinerary because they will not let you in early! Messed up our whole afternoon!
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Passionate guide
mjw20182018
, May 2019
Nicholas was most passionate and knowledgeable about all things having to do with Montserrat. A touch long, but all very interesting and a beautiful spot.
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Great Experience
Connector25275268610
, May 2019
I had a great time. Our tour was max 8 people. We met at 8:30. Our tour guide was very good at describing areas of barcelona on the way up to montserrat and he provided a great tour up at the mountain. This is good if you want a bit of time up there to explore but don't need the full day. You have around 1.5hours of free time. It was busy on a saturday.
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Memorable Half Day Tour to Montserrat
Chris Z
, Apr 2019
Highly recommend this tour with Anna, our delightful, knowledgeable and fun guide. We prefer the small group tours which suited Anna’s very social personality to make us feel very welcome and comfortable. The Montserrat is so beautiful and unusual. Our only regret was we didn’t have more time to spend there.
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Great tour of Montserrat
ehlederer
, Oct 2018
We had a wonderful tour of Monstserrat with Miguel as our guide! Nice “chilly” day With lots of inside information provided! Thank you! Highly recommended!
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