Religious Heritage, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town
Kid Friendly: Yes.
Maximum travelers: 6
English (fluent), French (conversational), Catalan (fluent), German (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Italian (conversational), Japanese (conversational)
Private Van Tour to the heart of Catalonia
This is wonderful Private Tour to the mountain and Benedictine abbey of Montserrat.
The Abbey was founded in the year 1. 024 and currently has 80 monks. In the Monastery we'll visit the Basilica minor where you will see the worldwide famous "Black Madonna".
The tour includes a breathtaking panoramic drive from the deep valley up to the mountain, passing several amazing peaks.
This Private Tour by Van takes you to the heart of Catalonia, up on the mountain and Benedictine abbey of Montserrat.
1) Drive from Barcelona to Monistrol de Montserrat (45 km; usually a 1 hour and 10 minute drive)
2) Once there, panoramic drive up the mountain (12 km)
3) Visit to the monastery and Basilica Minor with the "Black Madonna"
* Stroll from the parking to the facility
* Stroll across the central square of the monastery
* Visit to the old cloister destroyed by Napoleon from 1808 to 1812
* Walk to the Atrium of the Basilica
* Access to the Basilica with the Black Madonna
4) Panoramic drive along the mountain down to the valley (12 km)
5) Drive back from Montserrat to Barcelona (45 km)
All together driving back: usually a 1 hour and 10 minute drive. Driving back there might be traffic.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: * Hotel, apartament in Barcelona municipality.
(* Airport pickup has an extra fee. Contact me for a customized tour)
End location: * Hotel, apartament in the municipality of Barcelona
(* Airport dropp off has an extra fee.. Contact me for a customized tour)
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
Drive to the Montserrat mountain is by van. Rodius Ssangyoung premium leather seats and air-conditioned.
Once in the abbey, we'll walk through the facility
* Official Licensed Guide, expert in Montserrat, medieval history & art.
* Car: Rodius Premium Edition
* gas, tolls, parking
* Bottle of water per person in the van
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euro - Restaurant up in the monastery
* Meals, drinks, snacks...
* Any payment to museums, etc. (this tour does not require payments to get inside buildings)
Any tour can be enhanced with private transport and other services. Flexibility is always a must as an official licensed guide. Just ask!