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Catalonia, Barcelona & Montserrat

(Tour code: 17TGF)From the heart of Catalonia, quaint Tarragona, explore some of Spain’s most iconic destinations.

From the heart of Catalonia, quaint Tarragona, explore some of Spain's most iconic destinations, from Barcelona to Montserrat.


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Tour Highlights
  • Tarragona
  • 4 Star Acommodation
  • Barcelona
  • Montserrat
  • Journeys on the Sant Joan and Santa Cova
  • Explore the Benedictine Monastery
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Journeys on the funicular railways, Sant Joan and Santa Cova
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Selected Breakfasts
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Fly to Barcelona
Days 1-2

To Tarragona

Meet your group and Tour Manager at the airport in time for your direct flight to Barcelona. From here transfer by coach to the Catalan city of Tarragona where you check into your hotel, the SB Ciutat de Tarragona. On Day 2, begin your explorations of this delightful coastal destination with a guided walking tour that begins at your hotel. Known as Tarraco during its time as an outpost of the Roman Empire, Tarragona is blessed with many ancient sights including protective city walls, a Gothic and Romanesque cathedral, a vaulted circus, the site of chariot races, and an historic amphitheatre.

  • Scheduled Flight
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Barcelona Sagrada Familia
Days 3-4


Today is at leisure for you to explore more of Tarragona at your own pace or perhaps go further afield and visit Sitges, a resort along the coast easily accessible by rail. On Day 4 enjoy an excursion by train to Barcelona where you embark on a city tour that includes Montjuïc Hill, the Old Port and Sagrada Família.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Benedictine Monastery
Days 5-6


With another free day ahead of you, you might like to spend the time relaxing beside the sea, Platja del Miracle is a delightful beach on which to spend a few hours listening to the waves break against the shore. On Day 6 travel from Tarragona by coach inland to Monistrol, where we join 'La Cremallera' rack railway for the climb to the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range. Protruding 1236 metres from the Spanish Parc Natural de la Muntanya de Montserrat, half-way up you will be able to explore the Benedictine Monastery that was carved out from the limestone. From this viewpoint you can enjoy a panoramic view out over the Catalonian landscape. Also included in your visits are journeys on the funicular railways, Sant Joan and Santa Cova, that can take you to the sites considered to be the most sacred.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
See the sights in Barcelona
Days 7-8

At leisure

Spend your final full day either taking it easy in Tarragona or you might like to return to Barcelona, seeing any sights you may not have managed earlier in the week. On Day 8 transfer back to the airport for your flight home.

  • Scheduled Flight
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
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