Private Montserrat

Private Montserrat Tour from Barcelona (Llobregat River, Parc Natural de Montserrat)
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From $70.00/person to $940.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Historic, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Ship pier pick up and hotel pick up are available. Please select the appropriate option above when booking.
Food/Beverage Provided Not included
Recommended Dress As you will be visiting a religious site, your shoulders, back, stomach, and knees should be covered. Please refrain from wearing plunging necklines or see-through clothing. Comfortable sensible walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen is recommended. Guests should dress warmly, as it is colder on the mountain than in the city.
Restrictions Guests must be able to navigate steps to reach the plaza and to view the Madonna.

Private Montserrat

Montserrat is a mountain, unique natural park, and massive rock over 4,000 feet high, visible for miles, with weird shapes and rounded peaks that jut into the sky. There are walks, paths, stairs with caves, hermitages scattered over the mountain, mysterious rocks, and wonderful views. Halfway up the mountain and sheltered by its peaks is a Benedictine monastery nearly 1,000 years old. This is the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Montserrat, popularly called the Moreneta, is the black patron saint of Catalunya and a presence strongly felt and revered. The community of monks also runs a boys' school devoted to the study of music, and a famous choir.

Departing from Barcelona, you will drive north, crossing the Llobregat River to the Parc Natural de Montserrat. Your guide will entertain you with tales, history, and legends of the mountain, the monastery, and the shrine. Upon arriving at the sanctuary, which is at a height of 2,380 feet above sea level, you will begin a guided orientation tour. Your guide will point out the main places of interest: the monastery, basilica, museum with a marvelous collection of paintings, Stations of the Cross, as well as bars, restaurants, shops, and a home products market. Silence must be kept inside the church, so your guide will give you explanations outside and show you Our Lady's Chapel with the 12th-century figure of Our Lady of Montserrat. You will then have free time to dedicate to the aspects of this beautiful and spiritual place that attract you most. As a visit to the museum or the railway is optional, tickets and admission is not included in your tour price. You will then drive back to Barcelona via an alternative route to the sounds of traditional Catalan music.

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Most memorable part of the trip...
September 27, 2018
Our private group tour to Montserrat (and Sagrada Familia the day before) were wonderful. Our guide gave so much practical, historical, social knowledge of the area and the sights, which truly enhanced the visits and made them very meaningful. She was wonderful at tailoring the day to our needs and very accommodating of my mom, who at times needed wheelchair access, extra time, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed the tours!
Reviewer: Frances
5 Stars