We introduce you to our only tour focusing exclusively on the fascinating Montserrat mountain range, one hour inland from Barcelona. While accompanied by an English-speaking local guide, you will discover all the wonders this popular highlight has to show in just one morning. Join us and get amazed at the views from this majestic 11th century monastery!
Meet us at central Barcelona and board one of our comfortable coaches as part of a reduced group led by a Castlexperience local guide. We are headed to Montserrat’s foothill, where you will experience one of the favourite activities: using the super scenic cogwheel train to ascend to the monastery. You won’t forget the views!
The cogwheel train will land you at the very core of the mountain: the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, which you are to learn everything about thanks to your local guide. Ask everything you want, our guides are filled with knowledge of the area and its history. They will also provide with all the necessary information you need to decide how to invest your free time best, which comes just following.
Queuing to see the famous Black Madonna of Montserrat face to face, visiting the interesting art museum, stuffed with great surprises by artists such as Dali or Caravaggio, taking a funicular to go to higher parts of the mountain, or just hiking along one of the many trails to keep on enjoying the views… the options for your free time are just too many!
Ride back to Barcelona after this fulfilling experience to be dropped off at the same spot you were picked earlier in the morning, at the city’s heart.
Approximate tour schedule
9:45 am Meet at Plaza Catalunya, 21 (right by the Hard Rock Café)
10:00 am Departure for Montserrat
11:15 am Cogwheel train ride
11:30 am Guided visit through Montserrat Monastery
12:20 pm Free time in Montserrat (around 1.5 hours)
2:00 pm Departure to Barcelona
3:00 pm* Arrival to Plaza Catalunya, 21 (by the Hard Rock Café)
*Please note that the way back to Barcelona takes around 1 h – 1 h 30 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
Small groups! There is a maximum of 16 people per guide.
Shared transportation in a comfortable bus with air conditioning
Local English-speaking guide
Cogwheel train ticket
Guided visit to Montserrat Monastery (around 1 hour)
Extended free time to enjoy Montserrat (around 1.5 hours)
Chance to see La Moreneta, Montserrat’s black Madonna, and attending the Boys’ Choir act (l’Escolania)*
*Please note that l’Escolania does not sing on Saturdays, school holidays and several dates throughout the year. Contact us beforehand in case this aspect is crucial for you.
Pick-up and drop off at your accommodation
Tips and gratuities
Meeting point is Plaza Catalunya, 21 (right by the Hard Rock Café).
Tour starts at 10:00 am, please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
Once at the meeting point, please look for a bright pink umbrella.
All tours depart on time to avoid delays. Please note that late arrivals or no shows may be rescheduled, but not refunded.
There is a limit of 16 people per group, although we reserve the right to extend the limit to 18.
Transportation will be shared with other groups.
Castlexperience Wine Tours is composed of a deeply committed team of people. We are working hard in our team, and with all our partners, to be up to the current circumstances. When operating, all Castlexperience Wine Tours services will abide by all health and security policies issued by the competent administrations. Our top priority is and will be ensuring a safe environment for all our customers and our team.
You may book this as a private tour, and also in other languages. Check out this link for more information.
If you have reduced mobility, please contact us before booking. We’ll do our best to welcome you on board!
Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended as there is some walking involved.
Temperatures at Montserrat and the winery tend to be more extreme than in Barcelona. Please check the weather forecast the day before and dress accordingly. We advise bringing water, especially in the summer season.
Infants aged 3 or less may join the tour free of charge, but please note that no car seat or meals are provided.
All dietary allergies or restrictions are catered for.