Montserrat & Colonia Güell, a half-day tour outside Barcelona visiting one of the few Gaudí projects outside Barcelona and the wonderful Montserrat Mountain. 

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  • 5 HOURS.
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  • A private licensed guide only for your party.
  • Transportation.
  • Priority access to all the sights
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  • Entrance fees to sites (you can pay them the day of the tour).
  • Lunch
  • Taxis and transportation at the public transportation tour.

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Montserrat & Colonia Güell

Montserrat Sitges private tour

Not all Gaudí sites are overcrowded; the Colonia Güell is a hidden gem that will surprise you. About half an hour from Barcelona, we arrive at a former town factory that Eusebio Güell and his family owned; Mr. Güell and Mr. Gaudí did many projects together, like the Park Güell and the Palau Güell. So when he moved one of his many factories outside Barcelona, he trusted Gaudí again to build the Church in his new town.

The Crypt is one of the main attractions in Colònia Güell is the Crypt, which was intended to be a church. Gaudí designed this crypt as a prototype for his famous Sagrada Família in Barcelona. It’s a masterpiece of modernist architecture and is often considered more innovative and experimental than its more famous counterpart.

Cultural Heritage: Colònia Güell is not just about architecture; it’s a living testament to Catalonia’s industrial history. The town was built in the late 19th century as a worker’s colony for a textile factory, and it provides insights into the social and economic conditions of the time.

Tranquil Setting: Unlike the bustling city of Barcelona, Colònia Güell offers a more peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. It’s an ideal place to escape the crowds and noise of the city and enjoy a more relaxed visit.

After we visit the Colonia Güell Crypt, we’ll go towards Montserrat to enjoy some time surrounded by nature, culture, and spirituality.



  • From 1 to 6 people

A few more details

  • How do I pay for the tour?
    • We use Paypal and SumUp ( you do not need to have an account; you can pay with any credit card). You can pay for the tickets on the same day as the tour.
  • Do I have to buy the tickets?
    • No, we will take care of buying the tickets for you.
  • Where do we meet?
    • The guide and the driver will pick you up at your hotel or apartment.
  • Additional fees per person.
    • 16 euros Montserrat.
    • 8 euros Colonia Güell
  • Is it kid-friendly? 
    • A friendly mountain and a small curious church can be interesting for kids.
  • Do we have Priority access?
    • Yes, we have priority access to both places.
  • I have some mobility issues.
    • We do need to walk a bit uphill in Montserrat.

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Go small you won’t regret it

Carolina was our guide to Montserrat and under her exceptionally pleasant guidance, we walked to the top and took the funicular railway down. It was quite a nice hike up that apparently few undertake, preferring to take the rail up and walk down as an option. The solitude, vistas, and plant life were beautiful

Rich & Helene Osswald

I can’t say enough positive things about our experience with Carolina and Skip the Line. We were unsure about using a tour guide because we had never used one before, so we waited until we arrived in Barcelona to set something up. They responded immediately and were flexible concerning meeting times. We made an easy payment through PayPal and we were all set up. We met up with Carolina two blocks from where we were staying and she immediately engaged our 6 and 9-year-old kids. We went on to a tour that was incredibly informative from a historical perspective, but also in current events. And, it was great to get the perspective on current events from a local. Carolina was honest AND even-handed. The tour ended with “Certificates of Achievement” in understanding Barcelona for my kids. Skip the Line and Carolina were a highlight of our trip and I highly recommend them.

Dirk Bowles

Best way to start our Trip !!!!

We signed up for the Highlights tour on our first full day in Barcelona and it was the perfect way to start our trip. Carolina was a great and patient guide and she really helped us get our bearings. We saw a few different areas of the city, learned a lot about each neighborhood, and ended up with a great tour of La Sagrada Familia. I highly recommend scheduling a tour with Skip the Line – they were professional, on time, organized and really fun to hang out with!

Kathy Robb

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