Welcome to Montserrat


Two decades later, this modern-day Pompeii is slowly recovering. The population is growing, and sand mining and geothermal energy provide new sources of income.

Tourists are returning too, a trickle to be sure, mostly for volcano-related day trips. Those who stay longer are drawn by the slow rhythm, the friendly locals, the fabulous hiking and birdwatching, and the blessedly tranquil ambience. The volcano is always a wild card, but by and large Montserrat is a safe place to visit.


Top experiences in Montserrat

Montserrat activities

$76 Shore Excursions

Antigua Shore Excursion: Round Island Tour

Tour the island of Antigua and see some of its best sights while you’re in port. You’ll be picked up from your cruise ship port and driven across the island to Nelson’s Dockyard National Park, where you’ll admire the beautiful English Harbour, internationally well-known as a yachting destination.You’ll also have time to stroll around and view the Admiral's Inn, Copper and Lumber Store, Sailmakers's Loft, Mystery Pillars, the art gallery and the fabulous yachts moored to the old quay side.Visit the Blockhouse Ruins overlooking the mighty Atlantic Ocean, Indian Creek and, on a clear day, the island of Montserrat. Afterwards take a short visit to Shirley Heights for a bird's-eye view over Nelson's Dockyard.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to St John's for your ship’s departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$76 Tours & Sightseeing

Round Island Tour

After pickup from your hotel, you'll travel to the other side of the island. Once here, there will be time to wander around and view the Admiral's Inn, Copper and Lumber Store, Sailmakers's Loft, Mystery Pillars and fabulous yachts moored to the old quay side.Visit the Blockhouse Ruins, overlooking the mighty Atlantic Ocean, Indian Creek, and on a clear day the island of Montserrat. Afterwards take a short visit to Shirley Heights for a bird's eye view over Nelson's Dockyard and Galleon Beach before heading back to your hotel.

$489.09 Day Trips & Excursions

Experience Montserrat (5 hours)

Clients will be picked up from their hotel or cruise ship. Pick up and drop off from hotels in Barcelona city and port are included in price.  The tour is made by a local english speaking driver-guide, that will be with you in Montserrat the first 30 minutes to show and explain all you need to know about this unique mountain. Our driver-guides come with you to explain and show where all activities are and after that you will enjoy the mountain by youself. In Montserrat you can visit all the following places: Audiovisual space: An interactive corridor where on different screens explains the history of Montserrat, the monastic life, and you will listen as well the boys choir singing a song at the end. Admission fee not included in price. Montserrat museum: A large collection of religious art and also a rich variety of pictures by international and local well-known artists such as Dalí, Picasso, Caravaggio, El Greco... Admission fee not included in price. Monastery: Discover the monastery of Montserrat founded in the year 1025 (romanesque style), but rebuilt in the 19th. century after the destruction during the French Revolution. Inside the monastery you can see the popular black madonna (our lady of Montserrat) a original 12th century sculpture made in wood and you can enjoy the concert of the boys choir at 13.00h from monday to friday and at 12.00h on sundays. Saturday is no concert, also during holiday periods the choir is not singing. Open all day except when is mass service. Free entrance. Mountain and nature: Montserrat is unique for its rock formations, so you have the opportunity to go up the hill (1000 m. above sea level) from the monastery level with a funicular (mountain train) and enjoy the great panoramics from up there, the different shapes of the rocks and the landscape; in a clear day is possible to see the sea and the snowy Pyrenees (in winter). Admission fee not included in price. The tour includes the drive with car or minivan from Barcelona to Montserrat monastery (aprox. 50 minutes) 3 hours of visit and the drive back. The monastery and the concert are free entrence, all other admission fees are not included (Audiovisual, museum and funicular)

$287.70 Day Trips & Excursions

Experience Montserrat (5 hours)

Clients will be picked up from their hotel or cruise ship. Pick up and drop off from hotels in Barcelona city and port are included in price.  The tour is made by a local english speaking driver-guide, that will be with you in Montserrat the first 30 minutes to show and explain all you need to know about this unique mountain. Our driver-guides come with you to explain and show where all activities are and after that you will enjoy the mountain by youself. In Montserrat you can visit all the following places: Audiovisual space: An interactive corridor where on different screens explains the history of Montserrat, the monastic life, and you will listen as well the boys choir singing a song at the end. Admission fee not included in price. Montserrat museum: A large collection of religious art and also a rich variety of pictures by international and local well-known artists such as Dalí, Picasso, Caravaggio, El Greco... Admission fee not included in price. Monastery: Discover the monastery of Montserrat founded in the year 1025 (romanesque style), but rebuilt in the 19th. century after the destruction during the French Revolution. Inside the monastery you can see the popular black madonna (our lady of Montserrat) a original 12th century sculpture made in wood and you can enjoy the concert of the boys choir at 13.00h from monday to friday and at 12.00h on sundays. Saturday is no concert, also during holiday periods the choir is not singing. Open all day except when is mass service. Free entrance. Mountain and nature: Montserrat is unique for its rock formations, so you have the opportunity to go up the hill (1000 m. above sea level) from the monastery level with a funicular (mountain train) and enjoy the great panoramics from up there, the different shapes of the rocks and the landscape; in a clear day is possible to see the sea and the snowy Pyrenees (in winter). Admission fee not included in price. The tour includes the drive with car or minivan from Barcelona to Montserrat monastery (aprox. 50 minutes) 3 hours of visit and the drive back. The monastery and the concert are free entrence, all other admission fees are not included (Audiovisual, museum and funicular)

$207.14 Outdoor Activities

Via Ferrata in the magical Montserrat Mountain

We will meet at El Bruc, a village on the south face of Montserrat, from there we will drive to the Vinya Nova restaurant where we will park. We will hike to the beginning of the Via Ferrata on a well traveled trail. Before starting the Via Ferrata you will receive some brief instructions on how to progress on the Via Ferrata and how to use the safety gear. We will climb the Via Ferrata, stopping now and then to take some picture, the pace of the climbing will be adapted to the costumers skills and fitness level. From the top you will have nice view of Montserrat's hillside. Then we will hike down to the parking lot. Once at the restaurant Vianya Nova you will have the opportunity to enjoy the magnificent food they serve there. Approach duration: 25 minutes.Via Ferrata duration: 2,5 hours.Return duration: 45 minutes.

$160 Day Trips & Excursions

Island Safari Adventure

The tour will first stop at Dow’s Hill, where you'll be able to see breathtaking views of the yachts in the English and Falmouth harbors. On a clear day you can even see an active volcano over to Montserrat. Next you'll visit the national parks and listen to your knowledgeable guide narrate Antigua’s famous history. The tour will wind its way down the hill and into Fig Tree Drive, the rain forest, and past the beautiful white sandy beaches and warm turquoise waters of the South West Coast.The tour will stop for a delicious local lunch at Turner’s Beach Restaurant, after which you’ll have time for a refreshing swim heading back to the hotel. Don't forget to bring comfortable clothing and shoes, swimsuits, towels, sunscreen and a camera. Lunch and local hotel pick up and drop off are included.