Private Tour of Montserrat from Barcelona - in Barcelona - LikeALocal Guide

Private Tour of Montserrat from Barcelona


81.25 EUR

Montserrat, the ‘Serrated Mountain’, is a multi-peaked mountain shaped by the wind and the rain. Near the top, we’ll find the Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery – an important pilgrimage site. Inside the Basilica, we can visit the famous Virgin of Montserrat (the Black Madonna).

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish
Tour by Francisco

Experienced local tour guide for private tours, only your group, with 7 years in the tourism industry in Barcelona. Born and raised in Barcelona at the neighbourhood of Gracia, next to Gaudi's Park, Park Güell, my playground as a boy.

A traveller too that visited Europe, North America, Mexico, Belize, North Africa, Thailand, Bali, Philippines.

Also spent 8 years in England, graduated in a combined degree (Film and Arts).

In 2010, became a development tourism agent, where I gained the skills to develop areas and design tours for specific client's needs.

Sharp on the details to spot many thing that the naked eye tends to miss. I will be showing you my city and explaining the history of the neighbourhoods, giving you a lot of information of the sights, buildings and their artists/architects/engineers.

With me we will discover our most important architect Antoni Gaudi and his work, his organics, religious and masonic influences. Where he comes out with the idea of the four arm cross that coronates all his buildings with actual examples and much more. . .

Taking advantage of my photography background if you wish I will be taken some pictures of you from your visit in Barcelona and sends them to you as a keepsake at no extra cost.

Those smiles and memories does not have a price.

At the end of the tour I will help you to plan and what to see if you staying longer days in Barcelona.

In my experience as a tour guide and in life made me understand that each person or group is unique and what is fast for ones is slow for others. One of my skills is to quickly get to know people and develop a fluid and open communication to understand their needs and adapt the tour to them.

So feel free to send me a message if you have any questions.

And above all,

Welcome to Barcelona and enjoy your trip !!!.

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  • Discover the Montserrat Natural Park with a local
  • Visit the monastery and the basilica
  • See the Black Madonna up close
  • Taste regional delicacies

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It takes around one hour to reach Montserrat from Barcelona. On our way there, we’ll see growing towns on the outskirts of the city, where many locals have relocated to in recent years.

Once we reach the bottom of the mountain, we’ll enjoy a scenic drive from the back to the front. After parking, we’ll walk to one of the best vantage points in the region; it sits at 750 metres above sea level and overlooks the entire area.

Next, we’ll pass by some local stalls to sample regional delicacies: cheeses, liquors, fig cake, and membrillo (quince).

We’ll then visit both the monastery and the basilica before driving back to Barcelona.

NB! If you’d like to include a mountain hike in the itinerary, please let me know so I can customise a tour with more time.

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What’s included & not included

  • Local guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable vehicle with AC
  • Bottle of water
  • Set of photos of your visit as a keepsake
  • Tickets to the Museum of Montserrat
  • Funicular/cog train/gondola tickets

Meeting point

Your accommodation in Barcelona

Reviews from travellers (4)


Felt like an old friend was taking us around
Francisco's tour was full of facts but also we experienced all the shortcuts and techniques to make the best time out of our stay despite the crowds. He also took very high quality photos of our trio, even suggesting how to pose. By the end of the afternoon we felt like old friends.

Highly recommend Francisco but book early because we tried to book him again but his schedule was packed!
Francisco was one of the best guides we've ever had! He was very knowledgeable & gave great explanations and information on the history & facts of the various sites we visited. Francisco was also very flexible and considerate of our agenda of special things we wanted to see & do. I told him at the end of our tour "You're the best guide, the best driver, and the best photographer we've ever had!!!"
My family and I had an amazing tour with Francisco to Montserrat - highly recommend it. He picked us up at our apartment and was immediately friendly and engaging. We had a great conversation on our drive to Montserrat talking about history and geology of the region. He told us all about the Monastery & the mountain. We stopped at food stalls, he took GREAT photos, we saw the boys choir - everything we wanted. He tailored the trip perfectly to our interests and my kids. It was a wonderful day.

This operator has 7 reviews for other tours


Francisco represents Barcelona so very well!
Our Gaudí tour was amazingly well planned. Excellent communication, easy access, pleasant walks, lots of information, excellent recommendations and a wonderful personality to share it! Francisco shares his wealth of local knowledge, history, and pride in his home with humor and enthusiasm.
Exceeded expectations
for Francisco’s tour (Private Tapas Tour with Transport)
Our tour with Francisco exceeded our expectations - he is an outstanding guide with a passion for local foods. At all of our stops he was able to give food and drink recommendations based on their specialties. He also took several wonderful pictures during the tour that were promptly emailed to us. We are planning a trip back to Barcelona in 2018 and plan to use him again.
We thoroughly enjoyed the tours
for Francisco’s tour (Private Tapas Tour with Transport)
We had a wonderful time with Francisco on our tour to Montserrat and our Tapas Tour. He picked us up exactly on time at our apartment for both tours and we enjoyed every minute we spent with him. Our drive to Montserrat was lovely and Francisco explained the history of Montserrat as well as some interesting stories about the site. We loved Francisco's choices of restaurants for tapas and we would never have known what to order without him!
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