Montserrat Tour: What to Expect & Best Tours from Barcelona (+Review) (2023)

Looking for the best Montserrat tour from Barcelona and are overwhelmed with so many options? In this guide, we share our research of the best Montserrat tours, as well as the tour we chose, our experience and tips for to help you choose the perfect Montserrat tour for you. Find out!

Montserrat is one of the most popular day trips from Barcelona. You can choose to visit on your own or with an organized tour. But how to decide if a guided excursion is worth it and which Montserrat tour to choose? This article will help you do just that.

While you can easily visit Montserrat on your own, after lots of research, we decided to visit Montserrat with an organized day tour from Barcelona.

In this article, you can read all about why we opted for a Montserrat tour, our experience with the tour we chose, and what to expect from a Montserrat tour.

In addition to our Montserrat tour review, you can also find some practical information that should help you decide whether to visit Montserrat with a tour or on your own. And, if you are set on a tour, which Montserrat excursion to choose and why.

Good to know: In this article, we focus solely on Montserrat tours. If you are looking for more general information about visiting Montserrat, its significance, history, or practical tips for your visit, please check our complete guide for visiting Montserrat Monastery. It also includes a list of the best things to do in Montserrat and also information on all the best ways to get there from Barcelona.

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Why Visit Montserrat with a Tour

First, let me tell you that we hardly ever book tours to places that are easy enough to visit on your own. However, on our recent trip to Barcelona, we did two guided tours: Gaudi tour and a day excursion to Montserrat.

Why? Several reasons. First, we wanted to visit all these places with a local and learn more about them. Second, we didn’t have the time or desire to deal with the practical aspects of figuring out how to avoid the crowds (Barcelona is as busy as it gets anywhere in Europe)… And finally, we just wanted to have a relaxing vacation and let someone else do the planning for us. Basically, we wanted to get the most of our visit in a short time. In both cases, it was a great choice.

Visiting Montserrat with a tour, allowed us to truly appreciate what this place is about and learn some interesting facts that we would have never known otherwise.

In addition, our local guide who comes here every day, gave us some insider tips that allowed us to see the best of Montserrat in a short time. We didn’t have to waste time trying to figure out how to get everywhere, where exactly to be, where to buy the tickets, how to avoid the queues, or where to get the best pictures… We didn’t have to plan anything or worry about the practicalities of visiting Montserrat… Just enjoy the day.

Furthermore, we opted for a Montserrat tour that also included a visit to a winery. So we got to see some of the stunning scenery of the surrounding area on our way there. In addition to the winery visit, we also had an excellent lunch with local wine. The option that we booked also included wine tasting. All these local experiences made our day trip to Montserrat even more special.

Further below, you can read about the tour we chose and our personal experience. But first – take a look at our hand-picked selection of the best Montserrat tours that will help you decide which tour is right for you.

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Best Montserrat Tours from Barcelona

There are so many excursions to Montserrat that it can be really hard to choose which one to take. We traveled to Montserrat in low(-ish) season and most tours weren’t available so that limited our choices. However, even in the low season, it was still overwhelming. If you are visiting Montserrat in the high season, possibilities are almost endless…

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While doing research for our own trip, I made a list of the best organized Montserrat day tours, based on itinerary, price, and customer reviews. I narrowed it down to just several options that should make it easier for you to find the tour that suits you best. Take a look at the selection we made!

Best Montserrat tours from Barcelona:

  • Guided Tour with Early Access (5hrs). This is the cheapest and the shortest tour to Montserrat. It’s ideal for those who don’t have much time and want to visit the monastery.
  • Tour with Farmhouse Lunch (7.5 hrs).This is a very popular and one of the highest-rated luxury small-group tour that includes an excellent 3-course lunch and drinks.
  • Full-Day Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting (5-9 hrs). This is the tour we did (you can read about our experience further below). It’s an excellent and very relaxed Montserrat tour for those who love wine and have an entire day (9hrs). It’s also available in two shorter versions – just the monastery visit (5hrs), or tapas tour (7hrs).
  • Sagrada Familia & Montserrat (10 hrs). This is a great small-group tour for those who are short on time and want to see the Sagrada Familia and Montserrat Monastery in one day.
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Our Montserrat Tour Review

We booked this highly-rated day tour from Barcelona to Montserrat and a local winery. The tour was organized by Castlexperience Wine Tours. Below, you can read about our experience.

Transport & Guides

Advertised as a small-group tour, I was expecting to travel in a minibus, but our transportation from Barcelona to Montserrat was actually with a big bus that transported three small groups together.

Once in Montserrat, all the groups split up. From then on, there were just 12 people in our group, with a dedicated guide just for us. Transport to the winery was also done on a big bus, just as our return to Barcelona. On the bus, all the three guides took turns in telling us stories about the region, places we visited, and some funny local anecdotes that made the long ride shorter.

Our guide Mr. X, as he called himself, was a local Catalonian who clearly knew his job well. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and entertaining, but without being too much. He was also quite honest about the places that we visited and told us what was worth our time or what could better be skipped.

Thanks to his tips, we quickly found the best photo spots in Montserrat and visited the church of the Abbey without having to spend our time standing in a long line. He also guided us to a local shop and a farmers’ market where we could taste some local specialties…

In Monserrat, we also learned the history of the place and its significance to the Catalan people. We learned more from our guide in a few minutes than I read in any travel guide before. This alone was worth visiting Montserrat with a tour.

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Our Montserrat Wine Tour Itinerary

Below, you can find a detailed itinerary of how our Montserrat day trip looked like.

Montserrat Monastery

Our Montserrat tour started at Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona. After about 1hr drive on the bus, we reached Monistrol de Montserrat where we took a train up to Montserrat mountain.

Once on the mountain, our guide took us to visit Montserrat Monastery and its impressive church. We didn’t queue for the Our Lady of Montserrat, aka the Black Madonna, but simply visited the church from where we could see the holy statue from a bigger distance.

Good to know: From what I read on other blogs and saw in Montserrat, many people do not realize that you do not have to stand in line in order to visit the church of Montserrat. People see others queuing and simply join in, without knowing why…

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That long queue is just for those who want to see the Black Madonna from close-by and to touch the sphere that she’s holding. Unless you are very religious and come to Montserrat on a pilgrimage, it’s really not worth wasting several hours on this…

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After a visit to Montserrat Monastery, we had almost an hour of free time. Some people chose to go and listen to the Montserrat Boys Choir (they sing daily at 1 PM and at 6.45 PM, and also at noon on Sundays). Some others opted for a short visit to Montserrat Museum.

We decided to visit a local shop where we could taste some local Montserrat Liquor and pastry. This degustation was included with our tour, but you could also get the same for 5 EUR if you visited individually. It’s a unique opportunity to try some drinks that are produced here and would be hard to find anywhere else.

Aterwards, we walked to St. Michael’s Cross for the best views of Montserrat Monastery. It was so worth it! The views from there are amazing!

We also quickly visited a local market where we got some local Mató cheese with honey, as recommended by our guide. It was excellent and highly recommended!

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Winery Visit, Lunch, and Wine Tasting

After a short walk to a big parking area on top of Montserrat mountain (so no need to take a train down), we were picked up by a bus that brought us to a local winery. We visited Oller del Mas winery about 30 minutes drive from Montserrat.

The ride was so scenic that I really regretted that we didn’t come here by car (so that we could stop and take pictures behind every corner). On the other hand, I realized that most people who visit Montserrat by train from Barcelona, never even see this area at all… And driving by car to the top of Montserrat mountain is really not advisable unless you are visiting in the middle of the winter when there are very few tourists…

So all in all, I’m glad we saw these stunning landscapes, even though it meant that I couldn’t take proper pictures of them to share with you…

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Upon arrival at the winery, we were guided to a big dining room where we had a 3-course lunch. Our Montserrat tour had two options – lunch, wine, and wine tasting OR tapas and wine.

The tour with lunch was longer and a bit more expensive, but since we dedicated the whole day to visiting Montserrat anyway, we went with that one…

Our lunch was excellent and there was plenty of wine to accompany the food (and soft drinks for the children). We were told that the cook has a Michelin star and so needless to say, the food was really good.

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After a long relaxing lunch, we took a short walk through the beautiful grounds of the winery. We saw where the wine barrels are stored, met some local donkeys, and witnessed a beautiful sunset over the vineyards with Montserrat mountains in the distance (the sun goes down quite early in autumn).

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We then walked to another part of the winery for wine tasting… I didn’t realize this before booking, but this tour was just as much about the wine as it was about the Montserrat Monastery…

We like good wine, so this was fine for us, but if you are not that much into wine, you may want to look for another tour (see our alternative suggestions above). Or book the light lunch/ tapas option instead.

We tried several different wines and with all the explanation, we learned so much about wine during this wine tasting that that in itself was worth it. It was a really educational visit.

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Our Montserrat & Winery Tour – Conclusion

We really enjoyed our day tour to Montserrat, the lunch, and the winery visit. It was great to learn more about Montserrat from our guide and to be able to take advantage of all the insider tips he gave us.

Our group of just 12 people was great and we met nice people from Canada and the U.S. They all absolutely loved the tour and said that it was one of the best things they did in Barcelona. Not one person in our group didn’t enjoy it.

I would have liked to have a bit more time in Montserrat. Because we decided to walk to St. Michael’s Cross, our free time was very rushed. Having just half an hour extra would have made it more relaxing.

But we were the only people in our group who even wanted to walk and experience some of the surroundings. The majority was perfectly happy with the Montserrat tour, local delicacies at a store, and a market visit during free time. One couple went to listen to the Boys’ Choir…

TIP: If you want to explore the area a bit more and go hiking in Montserrat, then this tour isn’t for you. In that case, you better check these tours that include hiking.

The one disadvantage of taking a wine tour is that the wine tasting was, obviously, of no interest to the kids. Luckily, we had packed some games and e-readers and they kept themselves busy…. But in general, I wouldn’t recommend this particular Montserrat tour for families with kids.

On the other hand, we saw quite a few families doing the same tour in another group and all the kids seemed to be having a good time… So it’s up to you. But if I were to do this particular tour with kids, I would choose the tapas version of the same tour (it’s also 2 hours shorter).

For couples or singles who love good food and wine – this tour is excellent.

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To summarize. If you want to visit Montserrat, but also enjoy good food and wine, then you’ll love this Montserrat wine tour.

If you prefer a shorter tour (or one without the wine tasting), there are plenty of other excursion options that will suit different interests (see the Best Montserrat Tours section above for suggestions).

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FAQs

Is Montserrat tour worthwhile? ›

Visiting Montserrat is one of the most popular day trips from Barcelona. It's easy to get to and gives you an opportunity to see the Spanish countryside. The views from the monastery are breathtaking, well worth a day of your time while you are in Barcelona.

What to wear to Montserrat? ›

Is there a dress code? We suggest you wear something that is comfortable and shows less skin. You can wear shorts with regular length, jeans, t-shirts, regular length skirts, and comfortable shoes. However, keep in mind that the Monastery is on a mountain making the weather much cooler during the winter months.

How long does it take to get to Montserrat from Barcelona? ›

Located just 38 miles northeast of Barcelona, typical travel time to the base of Montserrat on public transit takes anywhere between one to two hours, depending on wait time at the cable car.

How to go to Abbey of Montserrat from Barcelona? ›

A: You can take the train going to Montserrat from Barcelona. The journey time would take about 1 hour. You will ride two trains. One, starting from Barcelona Plaça España station then ride a Cremallera Rack Railway at Monistrol de Montserrat station going up the Monsterrat Mountain.

What are the disadvantages of guided tours? ›

The Cons of Guided Tours
  • It always feels rushed. No matter what tour you take or how long you're at your destination, a guided tour always feels rushed. ...
  • There are usually people in your footage. ...
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  • Guided tours can be exhausting.
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What are the disadvantages of getting a tour packages? ›

There are a lot of disadvantages.
  • Time bounded itneraries.
  • Lack of coordination.
  • Food may not be of your liking.
  • Availability of a well informed guide.
  • Quality of offering by the tour company turns out to be different than what was told.

Can I wear sandals to Montserrat? ›

Correct dress code is necessary for entrance to Montserrat Basilica; people wearing tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals will not be permitted to enter.

Is Montserrat colder than Barcelona? ›

Remember, Montserrat is a mountain so the temperature is about 10 degrees colder than what you'll experience in Barcelona as you're getting ready for your day trip.

Can you go to Montserrat without a tour? ›

You can walk around the Monastery and visit the Basilica for free. You can also view the Black Madonna with no charge. Although there are donation boxes in the basilica if you want to make cash donations to the Monastery.

What do I need to know before going to Montserrat? ›

  • Figure out how you plan to get there and book needed tickets and tours in advance.
  • Avoid the crowds by coming early or staying late.
  • Consider staying overnight.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Plan at least one hike.
  • Visit the Museums.
  • Explore Monistrol de Montserrat.
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Is there an entrance fee to Montserrat? ›

There is no charge for visiting the basilica or the Black Madonna of Montserrat. Tickets for the Audio Visual exhibition cost €5.50 for adults and €4 for students and visitors aged 60 and over. Tickets for the Montserrat Museum exhibitions cost €8 for adults and €6.50 for students and visitors aged 60 and over.

How much is train from Barcelona to Montserrat? ›

Make sure you buy the right tickets
Ticket NamePrice (Euros)
Adult Single€13.25
Adult Return€24.00
Child Single€9.85
Child Return€18.40
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How long is the cable car ride in Montserrat? ›

The cable cars leave approximately every 15 minutes, and the trip lasts 5 minutes.

What is Montserrat famous for? ›

What is Montserrat known for? Montserrat is known for its extremely volcanic landscape, and many eruptions and related natural disasters occurred there in the 1990s and 2000s.

What is Montserrat Spain known for? ›

Known to the Romans as Mons Serratus (“Saw-Toothed Mountain”) and to the Catalans as Montsagrat (“Sacred Mountain”), it is famous for its unusual appearance and the Benedictine monastery of Santa María de Montserrat, which houses an ancient wooden statue of the Virgin and Child that was supposedly carved by St.

Is it better to choose a guided tour? ›

Independent travel is considerably cheaper than going on a guided tour and will enable you to stretch your budget further and travel longer. Most activities provided on a guided tour can be arranged in-country for cheaper so you won't necessarily miss out on much by organizing everything yourself.

What tour guide should not do? ›

Tour guides should never touch a guest — unless it's offering a hand for an awkward step or helping with gear related to the tour. Show interest in where they're from: The number one way to engage with guests is to ask them questions.

Is it better to travel alone or with a tour group? ›

While some people may travel in groups for completely different reasons and solo travelers for completely different, both kinds still keep one thing in common – travel. If you think which is better – solo travel vs group travel, there is no winner. Both the travelling ways have their own highlights.

What should be included in a tour package? ›

Components of a standard packaged tour
  1. Activities offered.
  2. A base number of guests for the tour to go ahead.
  3. Whether additional equipment or rentals are included.
  4. Whether transportation is included.
  5. Duration of the booking.
  6. Whether it's self-guided or lead by a tour guide.
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What are the 4 types of tour packages? ›

Package tours are generally classified on the basis of their operation and types of services included. These are basically classified into independent tour, escorted tour, incentive tour, hosted tour and freedom tour.

Are package tours cheaper? ›

You get good value for money – they are often cheaper than booking all the elements independently, as travel companies have access to discounts that are then passed on to you.

Can you wear jeans at a resort? ›

The styles you'll find in a resort casual or informal atmosphere are similar to what you'd find at popular breakfast and lunch spots. You can comfortably wear swimsuit coverups, jeans, capris, and shorts with a t-shirt or polo. Tennis shoes, sneakers, and sandals, are all acceptable as well.

Can you wear jeans in Mexico? ›

Mexican style includes everything from traditional dresses to fashionable jeans and stylish tops. Most Mexicans dress more modestly, including wearing jeans and pants even in the warmest months. Packing dresses, lightweight long pants, and capris will help you blend in more, especially outside of coastal areas.

Why do people go to Montserrat? ›

Montserrat is visited by approximately two million people each year. Some people will go to Montserrat as part of a religious pilgrimage. Others will go as part of a coach tour of Catalonia. Some will go on a cultural day trip from Barcelona and others will go to walk, climb or cycle on the mountain.

What is the most famous part of Montserrat? ›

The most famous is Saint Jeroni that is the highest part of Montserrat: here there is an amazing view of the valley below, where you can take fascinating photos! This chapel was built here after that people found the Virgin Statue.

What is hurricane season in Montserrat? ›

Hurricanes. The hurricane season in the Caribbean officially runs from 1 June to 30 November, though very stormy weather can occur outside this period.

Is the Montserrat hike hard? ›

Sant Jeroni is rated as an easy hike with an elevation gain of 525 meters (1,722 feet) and estimated time to complete is 1 hour 10 minutes.

Is Montserrat hotter than Barcelona? ›

Climate. Montserrat's climate is colder than Barcelona city. Just remember to dress a bit warmer and wear comfortable shoes!

Can you walk up Montserrat? ›

There are various ways to explore these mountains near Barcelona and lots of different Montserrat hiking trails for varying abilities. But if you have an adventurous streak like us, one of the best Montserrat hikes to do is climb Montserrat mountain, all the way up, from the base to the summit.

What are four things you need to do before going on vacation? ›

  1. Check your passport expiration date. ...
  2. Arrange for pet sitters. ...
  3. Arrange for someone to watch your house. ...
  4. Call your bank to notify them of your travel dates. ...
  5. Pay off your bills before you leave. ...
  6. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance for your trip. ...
  7. Make copies of important documents.
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Is Montserrat closed Sundays? ›

Montserrat Museum opening hours.

The museum opens from 10:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Is 4 days in Barcelona enough? ›

4 days is a good time frame to explore the MAIN attractions as well as enjoy a relaxed time in Barcelona without being rushed. There are a lot of affordable ways to relax in the city – from strolling parks and artsy boulevards to soaking the Spanish sun in the beaches and experiencing their culture.

Is there food at Montserrat monastery? ›

There are two sit-down, formal restaurants: Restaurant Montserrat and Restaurant Abat Cisneros. There are also two more affordable, canteen style options: La Cafeteria and the Self-Service Restaurant. There is also a bar that serves food.

Where do you fly into for Montserrat? ›

The first stop in the Caribbean on your journey to Montserrat is the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua. You're just a 20-minute flight away from the John A. Osborne Airport on the Emerald Isle of Montserrat!

Is Montserrat open on Saturday? ›

A: Yes, Montserrat Monastery is open daily.

Is it cheaper to buy train tickets in advance Spain? ›

Spanish trains don't operate on a normal booking horizon, although most trains open around 60 days in advance. This is when you'll find the cheapest tickets. We always recommend booking as far in advance as possible to get the cheapest Spanish train tickets.

Is hop on hop off Barcelona worth it? ›

A hop on hop off tour is a great value option when it comes to exploring a big city like Barcelona. Instead of having to work out complex maps and public transport systems, you can simply enjoy exploring the top sights and attractions around the city, with a tour bus that will take you close by.

What is the cheapest way to travel around Barcelona? ›

Traveling by bus in Barcelona is fast and cheap. The city has over 230 bus lines, connecting all parts of the city. The bus system in Barcelona is more complex than the metro, but practice makes perfect! Make sure you know the exact name of the station you want to get to.

Is Montserrat worth visiting from Barcelona? ›

Visiting Montserrat is one of the most popular day trips from Barcelona. It's easy to get to and gives you an opportunity to see the Spanish countryside. The views from the monastery are breathtaking, well worth a day of your time while you are in Barcelona.

How long is the Table Mountain cable car ride? ›

The ride is a gentle one, the rotating state-of-the-art cable car taking visitors from the lower station to the top in around 5 minutes. It operates seven days a week and trips occur within 10 to 15 minutes of each other.

What time does Montserrat open? ›

BasilicaFrom 7.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Tourist InformationFrom Monday to Friday: From 9.00 am to 5.30 pm Weekend: From 9.00 am to 6.30 pm
Museum of MontserratFrom 10.00 am to 5.45 pm
Interactive ExhibitonFrom Monday to Friday: From 9.00 am to 6.00 pm Weekend: From 9.00 am to 6.45 pm
Santa CeciliaClosed
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What food is Montserrat known for? ›

Goat water is the national dish of Montserrat, a delicious stew authentically made from the meat of the male (ram) goat. It bears semblance to the Irish stew and can be served with a variety of foods, such as bread, and rice.

Is Montserrat island worth visiting? ›

If for something, Montserrat's island is also popular as the Emerald Island of the Caribbean, it is, of course, for its turquoise waters and exceptional natural landscapes. In addition to sun tourism, you can practice water sports and other leisure activities that are worth it.

What is the main product of Montserrat? ›

The main commodities are cabbages, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, peppers and livestock. The thrust of CARDI in Montserrat has mostly revolved around the transfer of technologies for the development of the roots and tubers industry, sweet potato and cassava, on the island.

Is there a dress code at Montserrat? ›

Additional Information: Correct dress code is necessary for entrance to Montserrat Basilica; people wearing tank tops, strapless shirts, short shorts or sandals will not be permitted to enter. This tour includes walking; we recommend comfortable shoes.

How do you get around in Montserrat? ›

Getting Around
  1. HAIL A BUS. We don't complicate things with bus schedules – just stick your hand out! ...
  2. HIRE A TAXI. Grab a taxi on your arrival at the ferry terminal or the airport. ...
  3. RENT A CAR. Discover Monsterrat on your own terms. ...
  4. ATV TOURS. A fun, exhilarating way to experience Montserrat is atop a quad bike.

What do I wear in Spain? ›

You can't go wrong with a pair of well-fitted denim, whatever time of year you're visiting Spain. In fact, it's common for both men and women to wear trousers or jeans on a daily basis, despite the heat. Shirts and classic button-downs are also year-round favourites and can be easily layered with a winter jacket.

Are Tour tours worth it? ›

Is Tours worth visiting? Tours is one of the largest cities in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. It is worth visiting not only for the impressive Saint-Gatien Cathedral and the Renaissance Hotel Gouïn, but also for the picturesque half-timbered houses.

Is a guided tour of Pompeii worth it? ›

Pompeii is a historical time capsule, and this is made more impressive by learning all about it from a local, knowledgeable guide. Not only do guided tours take you around Pompeii, with all its grand ruins, but they can also take you up the culprit of the day itself – the formidable Mount Vesuvius!

Is it better to choose a guided tour or Organise a trip by yourself? ›

Independent travel is considerably cheaper than going on a guided tour and will enable you to stretch your budget further and travel longer. Most activities provided on a guided tour can be arranged in-country for cheaper so you won't necessarily miss out on much by organizing everything yourself.

Is it better to travel with a tour group? ›

A tour group can also help you explore the history, architecture, or even the food of a new place! The access to tour guide knowledge is one of the best benefits of group travel. But if you would rather relax on the beach with a book for most of your travel time, then maybe you should give a “no” to the tour group.

How do I choose the best tour package? ›

Compare place, time and travel

Settle on the type of tour you want before anything else. If you're using a travel agent to book, don't go in without having done some prior research. Ask the options from the travel agent and choose the operator who is best for you. This is also the same with sight-seeing options.

Do you have to pay to walk up Vesuvius? ›

There is an entry fee to Vesuvius national park – 10 euros, that is not included in any private transports company costs. The ticket is free for the children who are not taller than 1.2m. And, also, that ticket includes a guide in Italian or English.

Should I skip Pompeii? ›

If you're in Naples or on the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii is a must-visit attraction that no one should miss. This massive archeological site is the best way to glimpse the daily life of ancient Romans. We highly recommend taking a Pompeii tour to fully appreciate the history here.

Is it free to walk up Vesuvius? ›

Mount Vesuvius National Park tickets

If you plan to visit Mount Vesuvius on a guided tour, tickets will usually be included in the tour costs. But if you are going there independently, you will need to get tickets in advance. Tickets to enter the park are €10 and there's no additional fee to hike the trail.

Is it cheaper to use a travel agent or do it yourself? ›

Seaton says booking through a travel agent typically won't cost you more. She says while some agents will charge you a nominal planning fee, many agencies like hers do not charge anything extra for their services. "We get paid a commission on the back end from the vendor, so that's how we make our income," she said.

When planning a trip What should you do first? ›

So, here are seven steps to plan a trip on a budget:
  1. Plan your trip budget. This is the most important step and will affect the rest of your vacation planning process. ...
  2. Choose the top places you'd like to go. ...
  3. Research flights and dates. ...
  4. Look for deals. ...
  5. Start saving up. ...
  6. Create your itinerary. ...
  7. Go and enjoy your trip!
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Types of tour guides
  • Historical guide. A historical guide leads tourists around historical landmarks and points of interest like ruins, temples, battlefields and other sites of historical importance. ...
  • Adventure guide. ...
  • Museum guide. ...
  • Nature guide. ...
  • City guide. ...
  • Park guide. ...
  • Freelance guide.
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What is the best tour company? ›

The 7 Best Tour Companies for 2022
  • Best Overall: Classic Journeys.
  • Best for Exclusive Perks: Prior.
  • Best for Eco- and Socially-conscious: G Adventures.
  • Best Budget: Intrepid Travel.
  • Best for Foodies: Salt & Wind Travel.
  • Best for Offbeat Travel: Atlas Obscura Trips.
  • Best Cruise: Linblad Expeditions.
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Which age group travel the most? ›

TRAVEL TRENDS BY GENERATION: FREQUENCY OF TRAVEL

Generation Z has an average of 29 vacation days per year. Millennials have an average of 35 vacation days a year. Generation X has an average of 26 vacation days per year. Boomers between 55-75 have an average of 27 vacation days a year.

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Group tickets aren't always more expensive than individual tickets. These rates can be cheaper, as airlines often reserve a specific class for group travel versus individual travel. If the flight is reasonably full and the cheapest individual booking class is sold out, a group rate may be more favourable.

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