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From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

1. From Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery, Easy Hike, Cable Car

Escape from busy Barcelona on this 6-hour small-group excursion to Montserrat. When you arrive you’ll be in the capable hands of a certified mountain guide as you explore this popular site. Discover the charm of Montserrat mountain, visit the Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat with its well preserved 15th-century cloister. Discover hidden details, architecture, and art from the 12th century to the contemporary. Ride the cable car to the top and enjoy the magnificent view of the mountain and the national park. Take an easy hike to enjoy the fresh air and mountainous terrain and learn about nature and wildlife. Admire the magical and fun shapes of the rock formations and some of the chapels scattered throughout the mountain. Enjoy your free time back at the monastery with the many things you can do.

Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket and Sailboat Trip

2. Barcelona: E-Bike Tour, Cable Car Ticket and Sailboat Trip

Explore the historical center of Barcelona by cool electric bike, a cruise by boat from the Old Port, before boarding the cable car to Montjuic for electrifying city and coast views. Ride to the Sagrada Familia to see Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, and the Passeig de Gracia, where some of the best modernista buildings of Gaudi and his contemporaries are found, such as the Pedrera, Casa Batlló, Casa Lleó Morera, and Casa Ametller. At Port Vell, board the boat and sail along the old port and the coast. Enjoying wonderful views of the city from the sea. At Port Vell, hop on the cable car and glide to Montjuïc mountain, riding at a height of up to 330 feet (100 meters) above the port.

Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

3. Barcelona Cable Car Sky Views, Magic Fountain & Castle Visit

Explore districts like Ramblas, Raval, and the Old Town on this guided walking tour in Barcelona. Ride the cable car to Montjuic Castle and watch the sunset over the city and the sea. End your day by watching the Magic Fountain show.  Start your tour at the famous Ramblas in the heart of the city centre. Walk through the Old Town and visit the famous Boqueria Market. Pass by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a fine example of modernist architecture and one of Europe's leading opera houses.  Have a look at the incredible façade of Palau Guell, where a young Gaudi showed his mastery of light and creating beautiful shapes. Continue your walking tour to discover the Raval, the most multicultural and off-the-beaten-path district of the Old Town.  Visit the Rambla del Raval to take a picture with the enormous Cat Statue by Fernando Botero, probably the cutest statue you will ever see. Next, take the Montjuic Funicular and enjoy the breathtaking views of Barcelona’s iconic skyline. Reach Montjuic Castle and explore this site which has been a military fortress since its early beginning. Find out how it has witnessed the change of political power in the city.  Enter the dungeons of the several political prisoners that have marked the history of the city. Receive access to the Tower of the Castle, where you can admire 360-degree views over Barcelona. Snap pictures dazzling views of Barcelona and the sea at sunset. Continue your walk and pass by the Olympic Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi which is famous for hosting the best concerts in town. Along the way, stop at one of the best terraces in the area to savor traditional tapas paired with a local wine or beer. After your break, head to the Magic Fountain which was constructed for the 1929 Universal Exhibition. End your tour by watching the colorful dancing water of the fountain.

From Barcelona: Pyrenees Mountains Day Tour

4. From Barcelona: Pyrenees Mountains Day Tour

This is a perfect tour for anybody wanting to truly escape the city and immerse themselves in nature. From Barcelona, take an exciting and picturesque journey into one of the world's most famous mountain ranges. Depart Barcelona in the morning and head north towards the Pyrenees. Along the way, stop for a short but sweet break in the medieval town of Vic.  In keeping with the philosophy of giving you as much time as possible to explore on your own, head first for the Market Square where the guide will give you an introduction to the town and suggestions of what to see. You'll have plenty of time to stroll around the town center. See the grand cathedral and some magnificent Renaissance and Baroque buildings, or simply relax while having breakfast in the heart of the town: a beautiful arched square (one of the biggest in the country) where the market and other major events are held. The visit to Vic coincides with traditional market days, something which has been taking place every week for over a thousand years! From Vic, continue up to the Pyrenees. Before boarding the train, briefly visit Queralbs, which, at an altitude of 1,236 meters (4,055 feet), is the last vehicle-accessible village on the way up to the mountain valley destination. This tiny mountain village has a population of only 200 permanent residents living in a rambling collection of traditionally-built stone houses. Perched on the side of the mountain, this impossibly quaint hamlet is one of the most memorable parts of the day. See the Church of Sant Sadurní de Fustanyá, built from stones so perfectly-hewn that legend says it was built by the fairies and witches said to inhabit the surrounding caves. From Queralbs, take the last 6 km (4 miles) of the impressive rack railway up to an altitude of 1,964 metres (6,443 feet) and into the stunning mountain valley of Vall de Núria. Thanks to the mountain railway, you’ll be able to get high into the mountains with no effort at all. If you love hiking, then ask the guide to show you some routes, as there's something for everyone. In the valley you’ll also find a sanctuary, originally built to house pilgrims to the valley, and which takes its name from the Virgin de Núria. Her image, buried in the earth, was reputedly unearthed by a very persistent ox! You can even try horseback riding, open-air bowling, archery lessons, crazy golf, or boating on the lake. Another option is to enjoy some of the traditional Catalan dishes available in the valley’s restaurants. From Queralbs, the return trip to Barcelona begins, and you'll arrive back in the city in the early evening.

Barcelona: Walking tour with Montjuic Castle & Cable Car

5. Barcelona: Walking tour with Montjuic Castle & Cable Car

Enjoy this walking tour of Barcelona Old Town and visit the famous Boqueria Market, considered one of the best markets in the world because of its modernist design and the richness of products it offers. Start your tour at the famous Ramblas, the heart of the city center. Pass by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, a classic example of Catalan modernism, as well as the Palau Güell, one of the most stunning examples of Antoni Gaudi’s architecture.   Continue your walking tour to discover Raval, the most multicultural and off-the-beaten-path district of the Old Town, that attracts people from diverse social, cultural, and geographical backgrounds. Visit the Rambla del Raval to take a picture with the enormous Cat Statue by Fernando Botero, perhaps one of the cutest statues you’ll ever see. Take the Montjuic funicular and prepare yourself for a bird’s eye view of Barcelona. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the Montjuic cable car as you gaze down on Barcelona’s iconic skyline. At the top of the funicular, you’ll reach Montjuic Castle, enjoying a private visit exclusively with your small group. Explore the military fortress, and enjoy access to exclusive areas, like the building’s dungeons.  Emerging from the dungeons, head to Montjuic Castle’s tower for the most spectacular, panoramic viewpoints of the city — if the day is clear enough, you'll see all the way to the Pyrenees. Afterward, head back to the Old Town via cable car, in perfect time to enjoy a delicious meal of tapas — be sure to pick up some recommendations from your guide for the best restaurants to hit.

Barcelona: Montserrat Private Trip with Cable Car and Lunch

6. Barcelona: Montserrat Private Trip with Cable Car and Lunch

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the day and head to the stunning Montserrat Monastery, nestled between jagged mountains and breathtaking scenery. Meet your guide near the train station and take the train to Montserrat, admiring panoramic views of the surrounding area along the way. Upon arrival in the village, board the cable car which will take you to the Monastery, where you will have incredible views of Montserrat from above. The tour can be customized for children with a visit to a playground and ice cream for the little ones. After admire the outside of the Monastery and its spectacular architecture, head to the local farmers market. Enjoy a sample of some of the region's best cheeses and take a stroll around Santa Maria Square. Finish your tour with a relaxed hike through the mountains to reach the San Miguel Viewpoint. Here, admire panoramic views of the surrounding valley as you enjoy a picnic lunch before heading back to Barcelona. *Veggie option available * Ask for tickets if you want to see ‘La Moreneta’ (the Black Madonna), the Children’s Choir of Montserrat, and the Museum of Montserrat (subject to availability)

From Barcelona: Montserrat Full-Day Trip with Guided Hike

7. From Barcelona: Montserrat Full-Day Trip with Guided Hike

Depart from Barcelona and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the sacred mountain and monastery of Montserrat. Upon arrival, visit the monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat and see the Black Madonna wooden carving from the 12th-century known as La Moreneta (The Dark One). Ascend to the middle of the mountain range, and enjoy panoramic views as you ride aboard the St. Joan funicular railway. Then, strap on your walking boots and brave the hike to the summit. Stop to rest when you reach the shrine and enjoy a picnic lunch at a picturesque spot in the countryside. Escape the crowds and discover a little-known area to look for Spanish wild goats and other wildlife in their natural environment. Return back down the mountain and pass more shrines before heading back to the monastery for the return trip to Barcelona.

From Barcelona: Montserrat Private Guided Tour and Cable Car

8. From Barcelona: Montserrat Private Guided Tour and Cable Car

Dive into Catalan culture with a visit to the mountain of Montserrat on a private guided tour starting with a pickup from your hotel in Barcelona. Ride the funicular and get unparalleled views of the mountain landscapes. Upon arrival at Montserrat, begin your day by visiting the Benedictine Monastery and discover its amazing history. Once you have visited the Benedictine monastery, get to Sant Joan Funicular and ride it up the mountain to experience breathtaking 360-degree views over the multi-peaked rocky range and the monastery. From here, see if you can spot Barcelona and the Pyrenees. After admiring the magnificent landscapes and tasting a selection of traditional Catalan snacks, begin your descent back to the monastery. Choose to ride the Funicular back down or hike down following a beautiful path around the needle rock formations of the mountain. While back at the monastery, take some time to explore the farmers market. You can also listen to the famous Escolania de Montserrat choir sing on weekdays, except for public holidays (subject to the basilica's capacity).

Barcelona: Montjuic Mountain Private Guided Tour

9. Barcelona: Montjuic Mountain Private Guided Tour

Explore a distinctive part of Barcelona on a private tour of Montjuic Mountain. Take the cable car up the mountain and take in sweeping views over the city and coast. Pick up insights into the history of the area from your guide as you explore the area. Start by going up the mountain and enjoying panoramic views of the city on the Montjuic cable car. Learn about the history and importance of Montjuic in local culture by visiting attractions such as the Barcelona Olympic Stadium and Montjuic Castle. Montjuic was the site for the 1929 Barcelona Universal Exhibition and 1992 Olympics. Both of these events have made Montjuic an area of interest. Marvel at the wonderful architecture of the Grand National Palace, the German pavilion, or the magnificent Olympic facilities including Luis Companys Stadium and the Palau Sant Jordi. On the tour, also check out and hear about the Castle of Montjuic, Calatrava Tower, MNAC National Palace, The Four Columns, Magic Fountain, Venetian Towers, Placa d'Espanya, and the Bullring Shopping Mall Las Arenas.

Montserrat & Sitges from Barcelona: Easy Hike and Cable Car

10. Montserrat & Sitges from Barcelona: Easy Hike and Cable Car

Embark on a comprehensive group tour that visits two of the most beautiful and significant places near Barcelona: the magic mountain of Montserrat and the sea village of Sitges. Ride a cable car, see the Monsterrat Monastery, and reconnect with nature on a hike. In Montserrat, admire the holy monastery and the cloister (entry included), then take a cable car to the top and enjoy an easy, scenic hike. Get the chance to discover Montserrat from a different perspective. Next, head to Sitges. Take a break to have lunch (not included), then enjoy a pleasant walk along the promenade and discover the colonial buildings and fantastic palaces and churches right next to the coastline.

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4.8 / 5

based on 909 reviews

Miguel was an excellent guide- we learned a lot and were amazed by the original city of Barcino! The Gothic quarter was fascinating and The Mercado de la Boqueria was exotic! The funicular and gondola to Montjuic was a wonderful 360 degree view of the city to finish the tour. I highly recommend!!

Excellent tour, better than expected. The monastery, basilica and trails to the hermitages at Montserrat were viewed and described in plenty of detail with anecdotal stories and accurate historical accounts, paced just right, and never felt like a "canned" tour.

Our original tour was unable to run due to traffic from Catalan day, but our guide showed up and gave us a gothic quarter tour that was truly amazing. He took us to hidden areas that we never knew existed and his history knowledge was amazing

1 hour drive from city. Comfortable runners or boots are a must. Never seen mountain landscape like Montserrat before. Amazing. Come early as traffic was very heavy when we left around 2pm.

Enjoyed the scenes of Montserrat. Thanks to our guide Sharon.