Montserrat Day Trip and Barcelona Gaudi Tour including Sagrada Familia combines two best selling tours at a discounted price. Start the morning with a tour to Montserrat's Royal Basilica before spending the afternoon exploring Barcelona's special artistic heritage. If time is tight and you'd like to travel beyond Barcelona, this full-day super saver tour gives you a delicious taste of Catalonia, Spain. Even better, you'll enjoy a 5% discount when you buy these tours in this way.
Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip (Morning):
After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the craggy mountain of Montserrat and the Royal Basilica. Montserrat has been one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years, due to the famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgen Moroneta, the Black Virgin. At 1pm on weekdays there is the opportunity to hear one of Europe's oldest children's choirs, La Escolania de Montserrat. On your way back to Barcelona you will make a stop at the harbor, before continuing to the terminal to commence the Artistic Barcelona City Tour.
Artistic Barcelona City Tour (Afternoon):
Your cultural tour of Barcelona begins along Paseo de Gracia to see Gaudi's famous apartment buildings, Casa Batllo and La Pedrera. You'll then enjoy a 30-minute visit at Gaudi's bizarre Parc Guell, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then it's on to Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, Barcelona's most famous landmark. You will have around 30 minutes to explore this notable structure from outside.
You will also visit Barcelona's Monumental Bull Ring and the famous Cathedral Sta Maria del Mar, the only complete Gothic church in Catalonia. The tour ends near the Picasso Museum which exhibits works from the world-famous painter's delightful blue and pink periods (ticket not included).
Do you want to ascent Montserrat mountain by cog-wheel train?
Upgrade and take this once in a lifetime opportunity to ascent Montserrat mountain by cog-wheel train. Travelling up to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters), the journey follows the remarkable forms of the mountains and provides spectacular views over Montserrat which can only be seem from on-board the cog-wheel train.
Please note: this tour itinerary is changing from April 1, 2014. Main changes are that the photo stops at Barcelona's Monumental Bull Ring, Cathedral Sta Maria del Mar and Picasso Museum will be substituted with a walk along Passeig de Gràcia, to see Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Please check back for a fully revised description at the end of March, 2014.
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