Take a short trip from Barcelona to Montserrat in neighboring Catalonia on this small-group tour! In the company of a local guide, head to the top of the steep mountain to admire its main attraction, the Virgin of Montserrat. Then, go for a walk to enjoy stunning views, or visit a museum. You can combine this experience with another signature Barcelona activity by upgrading to skip-the-line entry to Antoni Gaudi's extraordinary Sagrada Familia Basilica. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.
Meet your guide in central Barcelona and board a comfortable minivan for the scenic XNUMX-hour journey to Montserrat. Down the mountain from Montserrat, you have the option of taking the funicular (own expense) for fabulous views across the valley. Otherwise, stay in the minibus with your guide to climb to the top.
At the top of Montserrat, visit the 1-year-old Basilica Santa Maria de Montserrat to see its claim to fame: La Moreneta, the Black Madonna of Montserrat. Then, visit the five collections of archaeology, religious art and sculpture in the Museum of Montserrat. If you don't feel like it, follow winding paths in the heights to get a magnificent view of the whole of Catalonia. For such a magnificent view, you can take a cogwheel train ride (own expense) to the peaks.
Upgrade including Sagrada Familia:
Make the most of your time in Barcelona by combining your visit to Montserrat with a skip-the-line entrance ticket to Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Church. This upgrade lets you choose the time and date of your visit, leaving you free to include it in your other plans. Simply let us know in the Special Needs field when you would like to visit the church between 9:00 a.m. and 18:00 p.m. If you do not indicate a particular time to visit the church, your tickets will be purchased automatically for the same day as your visit to Montserrat. If you are taking the afternoon tour, your tickets will be purchased for a time between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. the following day. If you are taking the tour in the morning, your tickets will be purchased for a time between 15:00 p.m. and 18:00 p.m. on the same day. Please contact the office to arrange ticket collection. Please note that these tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable after purchase
This exceptional upgrade option allows you to spend as much time as you like inside the church!
Simply walk up to the Sagrada Familia and then step inside for a 45-minute independent tour. The queues here are almost as legendary as the fantastic architecture of the building, but you can avoid them! Before going inside, admire the carved portals, spiers and chapels around the facade of the basilica. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has been under construction since 1882 and is not expected to be completed until 2026.
Note: Audio guide and towers are not included in this ticket.
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