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Full Day Tour: Montserrat & Barcelona with Cog Wheel Train

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Full Day Tour: Montserrat & Barcelona with Cog Wheel Train

  • Tour DurationTour duration: 10h 45m
  • Tour TimeUpcoming departures:
    • 23.03.2019: 08:45
    • 25.03.2019: 08:45
    • 26.03.2019: 08:45

    This tour must be booked at least 10 hours before departure

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Suitable for families, young and seniors Suitable for families, young and seniors

Why you should go

Discover Barcelona's charms on this full-day tour. Explore the elegant Passeig de Gràcia with Casa Batlló and Casa Mila "La Pedrera". Enjoy a Montjuïc cable car ride with breathtaking views of the city. Visit the charming Spanish village and explore the mountain of Montserrat with the Cog – Wheel Train. Visit an audiovisual exhibition about the history and creation of Montserrat and taste typical liquors of Montserratn handmade by the monks of the monastery.

Highlights

  • Explore the elegant Passeig de Gràcia with the famous Gaudi houses
  • Drive by the Arc the Trionf, Ciudadela Park, the Olympic Village and Barceloneta
  • See the Port Vell, Plaza de Colon with the famous Columbus monument
  • Enjoy a ride in the Montjuïc cable car
  • Visit the Spanish village
  • Enjoy the wonderful and breathtaking views of the Montserrat Mountain with the Cog – Wheel Train
  • Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and see the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of the Black Madonna
  • Taste typical liquors of Montserrat handmade by the monks of the monastery

What shall I see

First part of the tour:

  • We will 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 Gaudi houses, casa Batlló and La casa Mila (La Pedrera) as well as other majestic buildings of the Modernism era. We will take you to the sea where you will be able to admire the intense changes the city underwent with the organisation of the Olympic Games in 1992. You will drive by the Arc of the Trionf, Ciudadela 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. We will continue the visit driving up Montjuïc where we 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 the handcrafts made in this country. After the visit of the Spanish village, we will leave the Montjuïc behind and go back down to the city centre.
  • During the drive back to the city centre 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” (bullrings). We will arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the starting point of the guided walking tour of the old city centre. 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

The second part of the tour:

01 April- 31 October: Departure at 15.00h. Check in at 14.45h

01 November- 31 March: Departure at 14.30h. Check in at 14.15h

  • 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 to 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).

  

Price includes

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual official guide
  • Cog-Wheel Train Ride
  • Entrance to the audiovisual exhibition in Montserrat
  • Montjuïc cable car ride
  • Taste of 4 typical liquors

Price excludes

  • Entrance to the Gothic Cathedral
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch

What to wear

  • Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour, please come prepared and 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

Good to know

  • From the end of January to the beginning of March (dates to be confirmed) the cable car doesn't work due to revision tasks, this service will be replaced by a tapas tasting in Spanish Village
  • The stop at Olympic Stadium will be performed whenever there is any event that prevents access to the stadium

Meeting point

  • Julia Travel Office, Balmes 5, Barcelona
  • Please be in the office 15 minutes before the tour departs
JULIA TRAVEL Office –Carrer de Balmes, 5 , Barcelona
Meeting time:  08:45

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