- Montserrat Abbey, Royal Basilica
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Day 1 Welcome to MADRID, upon arrival in MADRID meet your Driver at the airport /or Cruise port and proceed to hotel. Check in at Hotel as per standard hotel policy of check in.
Day 2 Start Your Day with a healthy breakfast. Proceed for today’s touring to Tour to Montserrat Abbey . Visit the magical mountain of Montserrat rising majestically 1,236 metres above the surrounding countryside. Explore the Royal Basilica with its famous centuries-old carving of the Moreneta, the patroness of Catalonia, and learn all about the fascinating 1,000 year history of this Benedictine Abbey. Then go for a hike around the peaks and discover the magnificent scenery and weird rock formations. As you drive through the picturesque small towns and villages, the unusual silhouette of the Mountain of Montserrat looms over the horizon. This unique area contains one the country's most important museums as well as the shrine of the patron saint of Catalonia. You'll visit the Royal Basilica, shrine to the Black Virgin of Montserrat, also known as la Moreneta, believed to be a Romanesque carving from the 12th century. Generations of the faithful have been making the pilgrimage here for more than a thousand years. You will also learn all about the history of the great Benedictine Abbey and find out about life behind the monastery walls with a brief audiovisual presentation. On some days, the children's choir sings in the monastery at midday, and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances. The visit also includes a tasting of four of the typical liquors prepared by the monks themselves at the monastery. Neither should you miss a stroll around the mountain. The area is magnet for climbers and the weird rock formations – there are plenty of trails for all ages and abilities.Duration: 5.5 hours approximately.Languages: From April 1 to October 31: English every day; Spanish on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; French on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday; and German on Wednesday. From November 1 to March 31: English every day; Spanish on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; and French on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Others: Please wear clothing that conceals the shoulders, legs and arms when visiting religious sites. At evening be dropped In city center area and proceed back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Start your day with a healthy breakfast. Barcelona City Tour – hop on-hop off. HIGHLIGHTS: *Three routes covering the entire city *Audio guide available in 12 languages *Stops at all the main landmarks for you to hop off when you like Barcelona is full of things to do and places to see. If you want to see the city at your own pace then this panoramic tour in an open-top double-decker bus is ideal. This hop on-hop off service gives you complete flexibility to board and alight as many times as you want. There are three routes covering all the top sites such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, the Camp Nou, the Gothic Quarter and the Olympic Ring. Thoroughly researched audio guide commentary in 12 languages allows you to learn about the history and culture of Catalonia’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital. You’ll also be provided with a map and guidebook that indicates all the stops on the route as well.