Up to seven in a private minibus to explore beyond the city
This fun tour for up to seven people in a private minivan is a great outing for families or groups of friends who want to experience more of Barcelona.
We will take a trip out of the city to see the mythical Catalan mountain and monastery of Montserrat, and take in Gaudi's 'other' unfinished church, his mini-masterpiece at the Colonia Guell.
We'll drive for an hour up to the monastery, explore the Basilica and see the famous Black Madonna. A further option is to take one of the funicular railways, either up to the top of the mountain or down to the 'Santa Cova' (tickets not included).
In the second part of the tour we'll drive on to the little industrial village planned by Gaudi to see the amazing church he designed for the workers in his patron Guell's unique industrial settlement, now part of UNESCO's World Heritage.
We'll stop for lunch either at one the sites or in a country restaurant along the way.
After we meet we'll drive through the city and out into the countryside, along the Llobregat valley towards Montserrat, and I'll explain all about the places we're seeing, and give you as much of the cultural, historical or political background as you want.
At the monastery we'll park and explore the area around the Basilica, check the artisan market, visit inside the church and see the Black Madonna. Then across to the funicular station to buy the tickets for the steep ride up to the top.
From there we can either return on the train or follow the scenic hiking trail back down to the car.
We'll have lunch in one of the restaurants or cafes at Montserrat, at the Colonia Guell, or we can stop at a country restaurant in between.
Once we get to the Colonia we'll explore the little settlement to see the houses and school designed by Gaudi for the workers and managers, and finally visit the extraordinary church, one of the architect's World Heritage sites.
Then its back in the minivan and home.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel, apartment or cruise terminal.
End location: Back where you started or wherever you want to end the trip.
Duration: 6 hours
This is a guide to how much time we need, but it can be as flexible as you like.
A minivan or 7-seater car.
All travel costs (vehicle, fuel and parking), and me as your guide and driver.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euros - This will cover lunch for your party and tickets for the funicular if you want to take that.
Food, souvenirs or shopping along the way.
The funicular railway if you want to ride to the top of the mountain: 13 euros
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