The most complete tour of Montserrat with a private guide
Montserrat is not only a very spectacular mountain from the geological point of view it is also a holly mountain for the christians. It houses a Benedictine Abbey founded in 1025 and the Sanctuary of our Lady of Montserrat. During this 6 hour tour We will explore the Abbey of Montserrat, we will venerate the miraculous black Madonna of Montserrat, we can either get the rack railway train and hike to discover the pinacles that compose the mountain of Montserrat and the old hermitages or visit the Art Museum of Montserrat that hosts a wide collection of Art that include Caravaggio, Picasso, Dali, El Greco paintings. The highlight of our visit will be the Boy's Choir performance in the Basilica of the Abbey.
*** In case there are more than 2 people in your party, please let me know and I will design a tailor made tour ***
Suggested Pick up time: 8, 30 am / End of the tour: 2, 15 am
Boy's Choir performances:
-Monday through Thursday: 1 pm and 6, 45 pm
-Fridays at 1 pm
-Saturday: no performance
-Sundays: 11 a
We suggest to start the tour at 8, 30 to get to Montserrat Abbey early in the morning before the big buses full of tourists get there. If we get early we will be able to see and venerate the Holly image of our lady of Montserrat skipping the long waiting line. The 6 hour tour will also allow us plenty of time in Montserrat and see the boy's choir starting at 1 pm. In case you are not interested in the above activities we can schedule the tour a bit later or in the afternoon.
-8, 30 am, departure from Barcelona (Hotel, Airport or Cruise Ship Terminal) and drive to Montserrat Mountain (30 miles from Barcelona or 55 minutes).
-Walking tour Basilica and Shrine of the Black Madonna (45 minutes)
-Audiovisual show (15 minutes)
-Walking tour around the Abbey (45 minutes)
-Montserrat's Art Museum tour (1 hour 30 minutes)
-Rack Railway Train to Saint Joan's Peak and a light hike (1 hour 30 minutes)
-1 pm Boy's Choir at the Basilica (20 minutes)
-2, 30 pm Arrival to Barcelona (Hotel, Airport or Cruise Terminal
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can meet in your hotel/apartment in Barcelona, cruise ship terminal or a central location in Barcelona.
End location: End location: We can end the tour in your hotel/apartment in Barcelona, cruise ship terminal/restaurant or a central location in Barcelona.
Duration: 6 hours
For this tour we will use a chauffeured Car (Mercedes class E or similar model). Once we will get to Montserrat abbey the rest of the tour is on foot. In case there is a member of the group who is using wheelchair please let me know in advance so I will book and adapted van.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
17 € - Montserrat's Art Museum admission fee: 7 €/person (adult)
Rack Railway Train to Saint Joan's Peak: 10 €/person return ticket (adult)
Montserrat's Audiovisual admission fee: 5 €/person (adult)
Reduced prices for Seniors, Students and children between 8 and 16.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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This guide is 5 stars! Best tour guide I have ever had! Kind, so smart and very knowledgeable. He customized our trip to Montserrat and included the wine region with tastings. I'll never forget our first day in Barcelona with Cayetano V
Patricia (Patty) Beyersdorfer