Early Access Montserrat Tour and Santa Cecilia Church with Brunch and Wine from Barcelona

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Early Access Montserrat Tour and Santa Cecilia Church with Brunch and Wine from Barcelona


Excursion Overview

Avoid the crowds at the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and visit the lesser-known treasure of Santa Cecilia Monserrat Church on this 7-hour tour from Barcelona. Admire Montserrat’s wind-eroded mountainsides, and arrive at the Royal Basilica earlier than the main tour groups. Then, explore Santa Cecilia church, viewing its Romanesque interior and avant-garde artworks before enjoying a tapas brunch and wine on the terrace. Admission fees, brunch, three wine tastings, and round-trip transport included.

Tour Includes

  • Round-trip by luxury, air-conditioned micro-bus
  • Professional guide
  • 4 tastings of liqueurs made by the monks of the Montserrat Royal Basilica
  • Admission to Royal Basilica audiovisual exhibition
  • Admission and audio-guided tour of Santa Cecilia Church
  • Brunch at Santa Cecilia: three local tapas paired with a cup each of white wine, red wine, and cava (Catalan sparkling wine)

Tour Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

What You Can Expect

Meet your guide in central Barcelona prior to 8am departure, and travel by luxury, air-conditioned micro-bus to Montserrat, just outside the city.

This 4,051-foot (1,236-meter) mountain is composed of rock pillars eroded by the elements through the millennia. Admire the rock shapes, and ascend to Montserrat Monastery, the Benedictine Abbey on the mountainside.

Here, take a guided tour of the magnificent Royal Basilica. Your tour is timed so you arrive before the day’s main crowds, enabling you to explore at one of the quietest times.

Admire the gilded interior, and from a distance, view the famous Black Madonna, a 12th-century wood carving of the Virgin Mary, Catalonia’s patron saint, that draws pilgrims and is accredited with miracles.

Then, enjoy free time to explore the audiovisual exhibition on Monserrat’s history, and sample four of the abbey’s famous liqueurs.

Afterward, visit the nearby Santa Cecilia de Montserrat, a Romanesque monastery on a terrace with stunning views of Montserrat’s cliffs, and, on clear days, the Pyrenees.

Take an audio-guided tour of the church, with its contemporary artworks by artist Sean Scully, and savor a tapas brunch and three wine tastings on the terrace. Your trip then concludes at the Barcelona departure point.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Departure point

Central Barcelona

Departure time

Check in at 7:45am for 8am departure

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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