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Best Montserrat Tours from Barcelona : Day Tours + Add-Ons


There’s something almost magical about Montserrat tours from Barcelona.

Imagine a place where rugged mountains touch the sky, a sanctuary perched high above the Catalan plains, inviting the adventurous and the spiritual alike.

And it’s not far from the bustling streets of Barcelona.

For those looking to escape the city’s hustle for a day, here’s my post on Montserrat day tours from Barcelona.

how to get to montserrat from barcelona with google maps

Montserrat Tours: What’s Involved

Nestled about an hour away from Barcelona, Montserrat stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring power of nature and the depth of human faith.

That said, as I mentioned in my post on how to get to Montserrat, most tourists need at least three modes of transportation to get there.

In short, it’s a lot to juggle and organize – which is why tours from Barcelona are the most popular option.

Taking a Montserrat tour from Barcelona typically spans 5 to 10 hours, with all transport included plus a variety of add-ons.

Some even mix in wine, tapas, hiking, and more! These are some of the best day trips from Barcelona.

But what is the best Montserrat tour from Barcelona? Let’s take a look.

Best Montserrat Tours from Barcelona

guests on a montserrat tour from barcelona entering the main square

Basic Montserrat Tour from Barcelona

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes | Price: From €57.00  

Honestly, I’ve lived in Barcelona without a car for 10 years – so this Montserrat from Barcelona tour was a lifesaver.

This journey to Montserrat, complete with the unique experience of the mountain’s cogwheel train, was seamlessly organized, from entrance fees to the comfort of air-conditioned transport to/from Barcelona.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An experience you will never forget

I was spell bound by the magnificence of the whole experience. I felt this will last my entire lifetime. The guide was great and very helpful. But the shear beauty of it all was amazing. I will tell everyone I know about it.


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So why did I choose it? Well, it offered a compact, half-day immersion into Montserrat’s spiritual essence, blending awe-inspiring landscapes with deep-rooted religious traditions.

If you have little time but wanna fit a tour to Montserrat in, this is the day tour for you.

Montserrat Half-Day Tour
Free Cancellation + No Money Down
people looking at the montserrat monastery from up in the mountains

Montserrat Small Group or Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

Duration: 5 hours | Price: From €94.50 (Private tour up to 8 people: €460.00)

Honestly, I haven’t gone on this Montserrat day tour because I was happy with the basic package – but I know some people are looking for smaller crowds.

So, if you’re looking for a small group tour with more attention to detail, this is the one.

The day’s exploration unfolds at the nearly thousand-year-old Benedictine Monastery, an architectural marvel set against the backdrop of Catalonia’s breathtaking landscapes.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Monserrat tour – the best experience!

What can you say about Montserrat Monastery other than it is spiritual, moving, amazing, beautiful, and awe inspiring! Our guide, Alex, was the best. He has a passion for the abbey, for Barcelona, and for the Catalan culture. His knowledge and passion inspire us all. I would 100% recommend the tour and Alex as a guide.


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Guided by an expert, visitors gain insight into the rich history and spiritual significance of this sacred site.

Entrance fees are covered and private transport (or, smaller transport in the case of small groups) is smoothly arranged, making the experience hassle-free.

Montserrat Small Group or Private Tour
Free Cancellation + No Money Down
young people drinking wine on a montserrat tour

Montserrat Tour with Wine and Tapas

Duration: 7 hours | Price: From €79.95  

OK, so, I might be listing this last on my list of top Montserrat tours – but in my opinion this offers the best value for money.

One, you get the all the transport + the normal all-inclusive Montserrat visit with delightful tour guide.

But, they’ll also take you on an amazing boutique winery tour to taste local favourites like cava (“the Spanish champagne”), among others.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great monastery and winery experience

Great group tour of Montserrat with wine tasting! Got to see the highlights with free time to do what you want (I hiked 20 minutes to a beautiful place to take pictures, recommended by our guide). MJ, our guide, definitely made the experience, as she was full of energy and enthusiasm. She is obviously very passionate about her role, would recommend!


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You also get to try some of the best tapas in Barcelona – so you’ve got lunch covered as well.

They also give you 30 minutes of free time (something not usually offered) if you wanna take a quick hike in the area, or do some souvenir shopping.

Montserrat Wine & Lunch
Free Cancellation + No Money Down

How to Book Tours from Barcelona to Montserrat

In the end, it’s much easier to book these all-in-one packages than to make 5 or 6 separate bookings – heck, it might even get you some wine and tapas thrown in!

For me, I’m booking my Montserrat day tour from Barcelona with Viator…

Here’s why:

  • They offer the best Montserrat tour prices guaranteed (or they’ll refund the difference)
  • All of the tours are book-now-pay-later which makes budgeting easy
  • You get free cancellation up to 24 hours before the visit
  • You can read 1000’s of Montserrat tour reviews so you know you’re in good hands
  • It’s the largest selection of Montserrat tours on the web

In short, with no money down and free cancellation tickets there’s zero risk in locking in your spots.

This is strongly recommended, especially in high season, to guarantee spots.

montserrat mountain with panoramic view

How to Book a Tour of Montserrat from Barcelona

To book your ticket, I’ll walk you through the process using our top tour of Montserrat:

  • Click any button in this article or head the Viator Montserrat tours page
  • Select your date + time from the calendar
  • Click ‘Go to the Next Step’
  • Enter your name + email address
  • Enter your payment information
  • Voila!

You’ve now locked in your Barcelona to Montserrat tour and don’t have to worry about missing the bus.

Montserrat Day Trip Guide FAQ

  • What is the best tour to Montserrat from Barcelona?

    The best tour to Montserrat from Barcelona is Viator’s Montserrat Half-Day Tour with Tapas and Gourmet Wines tour.

  • How long is a tour to Montserrat from Barcelona?

    Typical day tours to Montserrat take between 5 to 7 hours depending on the type of tour offered.

  • What should I wear on a tour to Montserrat?

    For a tour to Montserrat you should keep in mind that comfort is key. Wear sturdy shoes for walking and dress in layers, as the mountain weather can be quite changeable.

  • Can I visit Montserrat without a tour?

    Yes, it’s possible to visit Montserrat without a tour, though most tourists generally avoid this at it involves booking 3-4 means of transport separately.

Ready for Tours of Montserrat from Barcelona?

I’ve listed the best Montserrat tours from Barcelona but to paraphrase ‘The Dude’: that’s just like, my opinion, man.

If you’re looking for a half day tour of Montserrat with something a little more custom, feel free to reach out in the comments below.

Enjoy your Montserrat tour! 🙂

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