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Pyrenees Vall de Nuria Day Tour from Barcelona with Santa Maria Monastery Visit


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Escape to the Pyrenees Mountains with a rack railway train ride to Vall de Nuria and be swept away by a wild landscape of majestic peaks. Visit Santa Maria de Ripoll Monastery and taste local produce. This full-day excursion to the Pyrenees mountains from Barcelona features a complete itinerary with a guided visit to the Santa María de Ripoll monastery, a rack railway trip to Vall de Nuria, cable car ride and tasting experience of local products.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 08:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Activity Detail


  • Tastings of cured meats, sausages and liqueur
  • Discounts for activities and shops
  • Admission
  • Transportation fee
  • Train fare
  • Cable car fee
  • English-speaking guide

Start Timings

  • 08:00


  • 11 (hrs)

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • How to Get There:
    Metro: L1 and L3, Catalunya stop
    Bus: 14 and 59.
    FGC: Catalunya stop
    Look for the Catalunya Bus Turistic black buses.


  • All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Additional Notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Printed VELTRA voucher
  • Please bring a valid ID on the day of your visit if availing the child rates.

Requirement(s) - other

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.


Pyrenees Vall de Nuria Day Tour from Barcelona with Santa Maria Monastery Visit
07:40:00 Check-in at Placa Catalunya

Day: Day1
08:00:00 Depart from Barcelona

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Santa Maria de Ripoll Monastery
Enjoy a guided visit to the Benedictine monastery. Admire its façade sculpted in the Romanesque style and marble reliefs depicting biblical scenes. Bring out your camera and take photos in front of this marvelous structure.
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Rack Railway Ride to Vall de Nuria
Hop aboard the Vall de Nuria Rack Railway which covers a distance of more than 12 kilometers over a 1,000-meter incline. Sit back and enjoy the ride as you take in the spectacular view of the Nuria Valley along the way.
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Vall de Nuria Tour
Get to know the valley with an overview tour of the mountain resort and sanctuary. Tradition has it that Saint Giles kept an image of the Virgin Mary in the valley while fleeing from the Romans. A pilgrim was said to have located the image in 1072 which then turned the place into a sacred sanctuary.
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Food Tasting and Leisure Time
Participate in a delicious tasting of local food products such as cured meats, sausages, and the Nuria liqueur. Relax by the lake, follow a walking trail or ride the cable car. Optional activities include visits to the Ermita de Sant Gil hermitage, archery, horseback riding, lake boat ride and more.
Day: Day1
19:30:00 Check-out at Placa Catalunya

Day: Day1

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