Montserrat Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Barcelona, Spain
Approx. Duration: 4½ hours
Adult Pricing: $79*
Child Pricing: $44*
*Prices vary by sail date.
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Cultural:
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Entertaining:
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Historical:
  • 5.0/5
Barcelona’s favorable location, in perfect harmony with its immediate surroundings, together with its ease of access and varied climate, make it a starting point for discovering new landscapes and enjoying contact with nature.
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Montserrat

Barcelona’s favorable location, in perfect harmony with its immediate surroundings, together with its ease of access and varied climate, make it a starting point for discovering new landscapes and enjoying contact with nature. Your tour departs from the port passing through the main streets of Barcelona to reach Catalunya Square, considered the heart of the city. From here, you’ll continue the panoramic drive along Passeig de Gracia. Your guide will point out the masterpieces of Gaudi’s architecture - the Casa Mila and Casa Batllo, two of the best known landmarks of the city. Reaching Diagonal Avenue, your tour continues to Montserrat, a unique rocky mountain range which is the site of the monastery where people worship ‘La Moreneta,’ the black Madonna who is the patron-virgin of Catalonia.


The Benedictine Monastery of Montserrat was founded in the 11th century and is located in a natural park 37 miles, west of Barcelona. The Benedictine community, now numbering some 80 monks, has served the shrine for almost a thousand years. They are dedicated to a life of prayer, work and welcoming pilgrims, making the site a place for dialogue, prayer and culture. Besides the monks, the Escolans also live in Montserrat, forming the oldest boys’ choir in Europe. During your stay, you’ll visit the sanctuary and have free time to take part in the activity of your choice. Spend extra time at the sanctuary, explore some more, take pictures, shop for that last minute souvenir, have lunch or enjoy a refreshment at one of the restaurants or cafeterias on location. Once you finish the visit you’ll be driven back to your ship.


Note: Tour is only available on Norwegian Epic roundtrip Rome (Civitavecchia) sailings.
Activity Level
  • 5.0/5 Stars.
(2 Reviews)
Write a Review
Port: Barcelona, Spain
Approx. Duration: 4½ hours
Adult Pricing: $79*
Child Pricing: $44*
*Prices vary by sail date.
rollover for activity details:
Cultural/Educational:
  • 5.0/5
Cultural:
  • 5.0/5
Entertaining:
  • 4.5/5
Historical:
  • 5.0/5

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.