Day trip

From Barcelona: Day Trip to Montserrat and Sitges

Day trip

From Barcelona: Day Trip to Montserrat and Sitges

From US$ 85.13 per person

Discover one of the most mystic Catalan wonders with a visit to Montserrat. Explore the quaint village of Sitges and stroll through its Mediterranean style streets on a walking guided tour.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the wine making process of the Penedés wine region
  • Visit the Benedictine sanctuary of Montserrat in the Montserrat Mountains
  • Stroll the picturesque streets of the whitewashed fishing town of Sitges
  • Taste the liquors produced by the monks at Montserrat
  • Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who go to see the statue of the Black Madonna
Full description
Board a coach from our office in Barcelona to the magical mountain of Montserrat. Famous for its peculiar morphology, its name comes from the Catalan words Mont (mountain) and Serrat (serrated). World-famous for its rocky geography, Montserrat beautiful scenery was declared National Park in 1987 to protect its natural and cultural wealth. Follow your local guide through the site and learn about the history and architectural style of the Monastery. A community of 80 monks currently lives and follow the rule of Saint Benedict in Montserrat. Fall in love with the Gothic and Renaissance details of the basilica and sanctuary. Learn about the legend of the miraculous apparition of the Madonna and Child in the cave of Santa Cova. To this day, their woodcarving is kept in the Church of the monastery, which you will be able to visit. The figure is popularly known as La Moreneta (The Black Madonna) as a result of a varnish reaction. Besides the main area, there are a great number of small churches and trails you can follow. You will be given free time to taste the finest liquors, shop for locally produced treats or visit the audio-visual exhibition once the guided tour finishes. Meet again with your guide and head towards Sitges. This fisherman’s village is one of the most beautiful towns of the Catalan coast. See its narrow streets, beautiful beaches and vibrant cultural life. Follow your guide for a walking tour of this quaint town and learn about its history. Enjoy the free time provided and explore the streets on your own.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Local guide
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors, handmade by the monks of the monastery
  • Admission to the audiovisual exhibition in Montserrat: “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”
  • Admission to the Black Madonna
  • Guided walking tour in Sitges
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner's office located on the ground floor right in front of platform 19 in Estació del Nord metro station. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Please be aware that some walking is included in this tour. Please come prepared.
  • Proper dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts, or flip flops
  • At Montserrat, there is a mountainous climate. Depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold.
  • The duration of the tour includes round trip transfers to the destination
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Simply the best value tour I have done through this operator! Three completely different, yet complimenting, experiences in one day for that price was astounding value. Mountains, wine country and beachside relaxation with great culinary experiences at all three! Some tours seem to cram too much driving into the schedule but on this tour there were no parts between destinations that dragged on for too long and all were scenic. This tour was a definite highlight of my two months in Europe.

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March 26, 2023

It felt like you needed more time at Montserrat and they told us that the choir plays at 1 pm but we had to leave at noon and were not able to see all the grounds such as the Stations of the Crpss or the top of the mountain besides the choir. Maybe offer only 2 places like Montserrat and Stiges, or Montserrat and the wine tour. However, guide and the tours were beautiful places and a great tour.

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March 26, 2023

Our guide Cristina was amazing! So good to have a young, energetic tour guide rather than someone older. This tour is well worth doing, the only reason I couldn't give it 5 stars is that I would have liked more time at Montserrat to see more there, and less in Sitges, as Sitges was nothing special- basic beach town with not much to do except sit in a restaurant until it was time to return to the bus. Still, this was a great day out.

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March 26, 2023

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