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My family and I took a trip to Montserrat with DoTravel. The whole thing was well managed and we had a nice time. The kids were not so much into the museum part but they loved the outdoors. Good outing for a family.


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Mari Pamela

Great fun! Park Guell and Sagrada Familia are must place to visit. The guide was the excellent and poor guy was patiently waited for everyone before starting the tour.


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Mari Pamela M

We had an amazing time! Our guide was professional and informed, she patiently waited for everyone before starting her commentary. Worth a visit!


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I would recommend this tour. I liked that we left on time. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the area.


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Two buses

We were traveling in a group. Didn’t know there was more than one bus. Got separated. Would have been good to know.


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Montserrat Half Day Tour

Our guide, Monia, was a fantastic guide. Pick us up right on time, very informative, amazingly warm and friendly. She was super attentive to our needs. We felt we made a friend. I highly recommend the tour and if you are lucky enough to have Monia guide you, you will have no regrets. Amazing!!!



Situated in a prime location, Barcelona enjoys the fresh breeze from the Mediterranean sea while soaking in views of the nearby Pyrenees mountains to the Northeast. The capital of Catalunya offers visitors a plethora of natural wonders to explore and numerous city sights to discover. Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, or Casa Batlló are only a few of the must-see architectural masterpieces awaiting your arrival. Taking a stroll down La Rambla, or enjoying a walking tour in the center is essential. However, as beautiful as the city is, there’s no denying that with increased tourism comes busy walkways, noisy cobbled streets, and possibly a headache by the end of the day. Competing with swarms of tourists and city center traffic can become tiring. Barcelona day trips are the perfect way to escape for some peaceful refuge after a long day in the center.

Ideas for Day trips from Barcelona 

Hop on a train from Barcelona for a small town excursion. There are many medieval villages within a short distance from the city that are worth checking out. Alternatively, breathe some fresh air on a hike in a national park, or embark on a Pyrenees expedition. Day tours from Barcelona are ideal for anyone who is limited for time but still wants to explore their surroundings beauty. Best of all, by taking day trips out of Barcelona, you’ll be able to gain a more comprehensive knowledge of the region as a whole. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to explore medieval fortresses, visit a fishing village or two, or enjoy a wine tasting on one of our Barcelona day tours. 

Barcelona to Girona Day Trip

If you travel to Barcelona and don’t visit Girona you’re missing out! The medieval city is full of charm. It’s also the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Game of Thrones fans can take a guided tour through the most famous sights, while wine lovers can kick back and enjoy a glass of wine amongst locals. Barcelona day trips take you on a journey to Girona. Explore the many beautiful sights from the famous Cathedral of Santa Maria de Girona to the Eiffel bridge. If you prefer to stick to the coast, a Barcelona to Costa Brava day trip is your best bet! Day trips from Barcelona, passing by towns like Tossa de Mar, are well worth the visit.

Barcelona to Madrid

A day trip from Barcelona to Madrid is a must! Both cities are so incredibly different that without exploring the pair, your overall knowledge of the country will be quite limited. Geographically, Madrid is the center of Spain and the capital. Madrid invites visitors in for a view of the authentic Spanish way of life which, is quite different from Barcelona. The Catalonian capital enjoys the beach and mountains; However, Madrid is sure to impress if you take the chance to get to know the city. 

Barcelona to PortAventura

There’s nothing like a little adventure to break up the city sightseeing. Travel by train, or the most hassle-free way, with a tour, and take a Barcelona to PortAventura day trip. The most visited theme park in Spain is around 65 km from the center of Barcelona. 

Montserrat Day Trip from Barcelona

No trip to Barcelona is complete without exploring Montserrat. Barcelona day trips take you from the city center right to the iconic mountain where you can visit the Sanctuary of Montserrat. The Benedictine monastery is a short 45 km drive from the city. No other mountain around compares to the characteristically odd shaped peaks at Montserrat. Tour the nearly 1000-year-old monastery and admire the works of art inside the Basilica. The best day trips from Barcelona include a trip to Montserrat.  

Why Should I Take Barcelona Day Trips in Catalunya?

There are so many stunning sights to explore in the vibrant multicultural coastal city of Barcelona. Then again, you would be missing out if you don’t take one of Barcelona’s day trips. Not only do you get to bask in some tranquility, away from the busy crowds, but you’ll have a chance to discover some of Catalunya’s hidden gems. To get a real sense of the culture of the region, you have to leave the city. Besides, when you travel to the quaint towns and villages nearby, you are gifted with precious sites that rival even those within Barcelona itself. 

Should I buy a skip-the-line pass to PortAventura?

The popular theme park is busy throughout the year. Although the summer season does draw the largest crowds, in the ‘off-season’ from September - March, the park celebrates many festivals, and as expected, the crowds don’t thin out too much. PortAventura has over 40 rides. It’s worth noting that on a standard day, without a fast-track access ticket, you can expect to wait up to 3 hours in the queue for a single ride. Needless to say, a skip-the-line pass is essential. 

Do I need a guide for Montserrat?

Montserrat is nothing more than an interestingly shaped mountain with a monastery, museum, some beautiful walking paths and finely dressed monks wandering the grounds. That is if you visit on your own. To fully appreciate the journey to Montserrat, including the sights while there, a guided tour is essential. Learn about the history of the monastery while en route so that when you arrive, you can fully appreciate the sights. There are many paintings and artworks found in the museum and basilica that benefit from further explanation.

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