Awesome Montserrat private tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

221522


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
'You must be able to get in and out of a car'.
'Only light wheel chairs'

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Catalan (fluent), English (fluent), French (conversational), Italian (conversational), German (fluent), Greek (fluent)

Montserrat Black Virgin's monastery and its awesome peaks with a private guide


Montserrat is Catalunya's pride ( and my favorite place to be) , a very interesting shaped mountain with its famous monastery that became world's favorite pilgrim place. The home of the Black Madonna and a part of the famous Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route . The monastery situated almost on the peak provides us with a spectacular view and an incredible nature . The Benedictine monks produce some extraordinary liqueurs using local herbs and fruits and their cuisine is also a culinary delight. Don't miss the opportunity to hear the most famous children choir "Escolania" and visit the very interesting museum of the monastery . . We can optionally use the local Cog-railway to the peak of Montserrat mountain and also have some free time for hiking if you love nature ! I can create a customized tour for you in case you have any special requests ( like , adding a wine tasting of the great Penedes denomination origin) or if you are more than 6 people and need a larger vehicle !

Itinerary

After Hotel pick up we will be driving for little less than an hour to reach the Monastery on the Montserrat Mountain. You will be guided around to all historical sites filled with legends and beauty and we will end up in the Basilica to see the Black Madonna's famous image. Then, we will taste the known Benedictine liqueur
{optional} and will have free time for all kind of activities. Riding the Cog railway, Hiking, visiting the Museum, shopping souvenirs, listen to the boys choir , having a Benedictine lunch or just enjoying the beauty of the mountain.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours

Montserrat is a quite high mountain (of 4,055 ft) and the monastery situated almost at the top. In the wintertime {sometimes in other seasons as well}, due to fog or snow the access and the views could be affected

Transportation

Fully air conditioned Van Renault Trafic or a 6 seater Hyundai Trajet
NO extra transportation cost

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: The liquor tasting
Complimentary water ,refreshments or cava {champagne}

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 euro - are good enough for a good meal and a drink per person Restaurants accept cc. Local souvenirs like homemade honey or liquor or cheeses will cost you aprox 15 more euros.Optional Cog railway and museum accept credit cards or 18 euros in chash per person

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Cog Railway {optional}
Montserrat Museum entrance {optional}

A Recent Review of this tour

Lydia's knowledge on the history of Catalonia is incredible, and she shares it with great enthusiasm. She and her husband drove us to Montserrat in their mini-van, using the time to give us all of the background we needed to truly appreciate what we saw in Montserrat, as she toured us around the monastery. The tour includes about 2 hours of free time - you can use it to walk some of the five trails that are in and around the hills of the monastery.
Joan Arnold

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    Tour Price

    563 USD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 6 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    221522


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.
    'You must be able to get in and out of a car'.
    'Only light wheel chairs'

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Catalan (fluent), English (fluent), French (conversational), Italian (conversational), German (fluent), Greek (fluent)

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