Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Cable Car Ride and Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia

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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3142MONTSAGRADA

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Take a short trip from Barcelona to nearby Catalonia's Montserrat on this small-group tour! With a local guide, head to the top of this rugged mountain to see its main attraction, the Virgin of Montserrat. Then take a walk to enjoy amazing views, or check out a museum. You can combine this experience with another quintessential Barcelona activity by upgrading to include a skip-the-line ticket to Antoni Gaudi’s extraordinary La Sagrada Familia basilica. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.


  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Fully narrated tour
Meet your guide in central Barcelona and board your comfortable minivan for the scenic one-hour drive to Montserrat. From the base of the craggy mountain, you have the option to ride up in a cable car (own expense) for fabulous valley views. Alternatively, stay on board with your guide to drive to the mountaintop by minivan.

At the top of Montserrat, visit the 1,000-year-old Santa Maria de Montserrat Basilica to see its claim to fame: the Virgin of Montserrat. Then tour the Museum of Montserrat’s collection of religious art, artifacts and sculpture. If you don't want to visit the museum, follow trails that wind around the mountaintop for wonderful views of Catalonia. For equally stunning views you can take a ride around the mountaintop by rack railway (own expense).

Your tour then finishes with a drop-off at the start point in central Barcelona.

La Sagrada Familia Upgrade:
Make the most of your time in Barcelona by combining your Montserrat tour with skip-the-line entry to Antoni Gaudí’s La Sagrada Familia church. With this upgrade, you can choose the time and date of your visit, giving you the freedom to fit it in with your other plans. Simply request the time and date in the Special Requirements section any time between 10am and 6pm. If you do not yet know when you want to make your visit, you can inform the office staff on the morning of your tour, or when you call to reconfirm. Our unique upgrade option allows you to spend as much time inside the church as you wish!

Simply make your own way to La Sagrada Familia and then head inside to enjoy a 45-minute visit on your own. The wait lines here are almost as legendary as the building’s fantastic architecture, but you can avoid them! Before you go inside, admire the sculpted portals, spires and chapels on a guided walk around the basilica’s exterior. This UNESCO World Heritage site has been under construction since 1882, and is not due for completion until 2026.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Barcelona, near Palay de la Musica
Departure Time:
8:30am or 1:45pm
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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8:30am Montserrat Only

Montserrat tour departing at 8:30am

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1:45pm Montserrat Only

Montserrat tour departing at 1:45pm

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8:30am Montserrat & Sagrada

Montserrat tour departing at 8:30am plus La Sagrada Familia skip-the-line ticket (please specify the time and date in the 'Special Requirements' section at the time of booking)

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1:45pm Montserrat & Sagrada

Montserrat tour departing at 1:45pm plus La Sagrada Familia skip-the-line ticket (please specify the time and date in the 'Special Requirements' section at the time of booking)

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Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Cable Car Ride and Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia

Montserrat Half-Day Small-Group Tour with Optional Cable Car Ride and Skip-the-Line Ticket to La Sagrada Familia

  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • La Sagrada Familia skip-the-line entrance ticket (if option selected)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Montserrat cable car (approx. 8 euros)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Bernadette C, December 2014

Amazing place!! Julia our guide was awesome!!

Reviewed by: Patrick C, December 2014

The trip was nicely done. Many people remarked at what a smooth job our driver did. Made me feel very secure going along the freeway and up the last windy part. Our tour guide was perfect in that she didn't talk too much and assisted us in getting what we needed to know and where to go but then let us wander. Although I'm spiritual as opposed to Catholic, seeing the Black Madonna was captivating for me. I skipped the cable car only due to my fear of heights and the many noisy school children I would have had to ride with. So I walked the grounds and took a lot of pictures instead. Beautiful! Getting to skip the line at Sagrada was well worth it and, again, our tour guide showed exactly where to go and took care of getting us tickets. Sagrada was jaw-dropping and amazing. The line just to get the ticket can be hours, then you get in line to enter... This was so convenient and I recommend you do this for your time saving. Great day trip! Enjoy!

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Tour code: 3142MONTSAGRADA