Combo Tour: Barcelona and Montserrat with cog-wheel train
Excursions & day trips

Combo Tour: Barcelona and Montserrat with cog-wheel train

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 10 hours 45 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, the most emblematic Gaudí's buildings and current jewels of Passeig de Gràcia
  • Take the Montjuïc cable car up to Parc de Montjuïc, Mirador and Castell de Montjuïc and enjoy the finest panoramic views of Barcelona
  • Visit Montserrat mountain and admire its rocks shape that reminds of a human and animal appearance
  • The Basilica de Montserrat holds the Montserrat Virgin, known as La Moreneta (the Black Virgin), the patron saint of Catalonia
What to expect

First part of the tour:

In Barcelona, history and traditions go hand in hand with emerging fashion and new trends in cuisine, culture and art. Barcelona offers the possibility to enjoy the sea as well as the mountains. Don't miss this itinerary that will allow you to enjoy the most emblematic sights the city has to offer.

You'll start with a sightseeing tour from the bus that will take you up the elegant Passeig de Gràcia, where you will see the most famous Gaudí houses, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (La Pedrera) as well as other majestic buildings of the Modernism era.

You will be taken you to the sea where you will be able to admire the intense changes the city underwent with the organization of the Olympic Games in 1992. You will drive by the Arc of the Triomf, Ciutadella Park, the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach and the fisherman’s quarter, called Barceloneta, the Port Vell, Plaza (square) de Colon with its famous Columbus monument, indicating which way he sailed to discover the Americas. This point is also the beginning of the famous Ramblas of Barcelona. You will continue the visit driving up Montjuïc where you will make a short stop in Olympic Stadium Lluis Companys. We will continue driving up till Montjuïc Castle where you will enjoy a cable car ride with precious views of the city. The bus will pick you up at the last station and we will continue our Montjuïc visit passing by the sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympic Games: the Lluis Companys stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic swimming pool Picornell until we get to the Spanish Village. We will visit this charming place where you will admire a collection of traditional buildings from all over Spain and a demonstration of a selection of handcrafted works made in this country.

After the visit of the Spanish village, you will leave the Montjuïc behind and go back down to the city center. During the drive back to the city center you will be able to admire the Venetian Towers, the Montjuïc fountains, the MNAC and the CC “Las Arenas” rebuilt over the ancient “Plaza de Toros” (bullring).
You will arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the starting point of the guided walking tour of the old city center. Our guide will take you to the Ramblas, Cathedral Square, threw the narrow street of the Gothic quarter and to plaza Sant Jaume where the City hall is located and the headquarters of the Catalonian government. Our tour finishes at the Plaza de Catalunya, in front of the Hard Rock Café, in the city center, 10 minutes walking distance from the office.

Second part of the tour:

A comfortable bus will take you to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meters).

The rocks of Montserrat were formed by natural cement of sand during the centuries. The wind and rain shaped the mountain with strange and varied forms. The popular imagination has seen human or animal shape in some of these peaks, giving those names and inventing legends to explain their fantastic origins. This trip to Montserrat will give you the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful and breathtaking views of the Montserrat Mountain, one of nature’s special creations.

You will go up to Montserrat with the cog-wheel train, which leaves you in the middle of the Monastery. It is a 15-minute trip with a privileged and spectacular view of the mountain. The train has panoramic windows which make the actual journey an interesting attraction. The train is air-conditioned and they are completely wheelchair-friendly.

You will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of Verge Moreneta (the Black Madonna). You will be able to see this famous statue of the Black Madonna from a distance. The Benedict sanctuary of Montserrat has been founded in 1025 and provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery's Royal Basilica. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Today, Montserrat has been modernized to continue attending to the needs of pilgrims, one thousand years after it was originally founded.

You will be given free time to visit audiovisual exhibition about the history and creation of Montserrat and taste typical liquors of Montserrat, handmade by the monks of the monastery (both activities are included).

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Transportation on an air-conditioned coach
    • Local guide (Spanish and English)
    • Entrance to Montjuïc Castle
    • Entrance to the Cathedral of Barcelona
    • Montjuïc cable car ride
    • Taste of 4 typical liquors of the area
    • Entrance to the audio visual exhibition in Montserrat “Espai Audio visual Montserrat”
    What's not included
    • Any other services not specified
    • Food and drinks not specified in the inclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance to the Gothic cathedral
    Reduced price
    • Children (4-12 years)
    • For infants (0-3 years) this event is for free (meals and drinks not included)
    Where

    Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

    Meeting point:

    Julia Travel office, Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19

    What to remember
    • You have approximately 1 hour 15 minutes of free time for lunch (from April to October) and 45 minutes (from November to March) between both parts of the excursions. Lunch is not included
    • The minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years old. ID card can be requested
    • Due to annual maintenance works Montjuïc cable car will remain closed from January to February (both included)
    • Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes
    • Correct dress code is requested to enter the Basilica at Montserrat. It is not permitted to enter with tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals
    • At Montserrat there is a mountains climate, depending on the season you will need clothes protecting you from the rain and/or cold
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins
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    Provider
    Julia Travel
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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