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Pyrenees Vall de Núria Day Trip with Santa Maria Monastery Visit from Barcelona

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Catalunya Bus Turistic takes you to one of the jewels of the Pyrenees, the Nuria Valley mountain resort, with its unique landscape and wealth of nature. Discover this unique place, where you can enjoy a wide range of activities that will provide an unforgettable experience surrounded by nature.

Highlights
  • Discover Santa María de Ripoll monastery
  • Savor local food in Nuria
  • Take the rack railway from Ribes to Nuria and marvel at stunning views of the valley

Description

Meet your guide in downtown Barcelona for a day trip to Ripoll and Nuria.

Once arrived in Ripoll, discover The Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll that dates back to the 9th century with a Romanesque style. Its main draw is its portal, which is recognized as one of the most important pieces of European Romanesque sculpture. Here, enjoy a guided visit and a self-guided visit.

Then, take the rack railway from Ribes to Nuria Valley and admire breathtaking views of the landscape to reach Nuria's Valley. Thanks to its geography and climate, it has the characteristic flora and fauna of medium-altitude European and high-Alpine mountains.

Visit the Sanctuary of the Virgin Nuria plays a very important role in religious life and popular traditions. After Montserrat, it is probably Catalonia's most popular and of-ten-visited sanctuary. After that, enjoy wine and food tastings and free time to do all the activities that the place offers, such as:

  • the visit of the Ermita de Sant Gil

  • the visit of the church

  • a picnic in the dedicated zone

  • boat in the lake

  • horse riding in the mountain

  • children's park

  • cable car at Coma de Clot

Finally, you will end your tour at Placa de Catalunya.

Schedule

08:00 - Departure from Barcelona

09:45 - Arrive at Ripoll and guided tour to Santa Maria de Ripoll monastery

10:45 - Departure from Ripoll to Ribes, rack railway ride from Ribes to Nuria Valley

11:10 - Arrival at Nuria, Food tasting, guided tour and free time

16:30 - Departure from Nuria

19:00 - Arrival at Pla?a Catalunya

Discounts

At the shop of Nuria Valley : 10% discount with a minimum purchase of 50euros and with a minimum purchase of 30euros, a free t-shirt.

Includes

  • Tastings of cured meats, sausages and liqueur

  • Discounts for activities and shops

  • Transportation fee

  • Train fare

  • Cable car fee

  • English-speaking guide
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Pyrenees Vall de Núria Day Trip with Santa Maria Monastery Visit from Barcelona

Duration: 12 hour(s)
Available: Sat
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Inclusions: Tastings of cured meats, sausages and liqueur / Discounts for activities and shops / Transportation fee / Train fare / Cable car fee / English-speaking guide
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Schedule

  • 07:40

    Check in at Plaça Catalunya

  • 08:00

    Depart from Barcelona by Bus

  • Santa Maria de Ripoll Monastery

    Make a stop at the Benedictine monastery. Admire the front façade sculpted in the Romanesque style and marble reliefs depicting biblical scenes.

  • Rack Railway Ride to Vall de Núria

    Hop aboard the Vall de Núria Rack Railway which covers a dstance of more than 12 kilometers over a 1,000-meter incline. Take in the spectacular view of the Núria Valley along the way.

  • Vall de Núria 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.

  • Food Tasting and Leisure Time

    Participate in a delicious tasting of local food products such as cured meats, sausages and the Núria 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.

  • 19:30

    Tour Ends at Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona

  • (For Check-In) Placa de Catalunya Time: 07:40:00

  • (For Check-Out) Placa de Catalunya Time: 19:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Placa de Catalunya Time: 07:40:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Placa de Catalunya Time: 19:30:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Please bring a valid ID on the day of your visit, especially for purchases including a reduced ticket (child, student or senior).

  • Printed VELTRA voucher

Requirement(s) - Others
  • All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Additional Note(s)
  • 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.

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

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