Posted January 28th, 2013, 08:18 PM
Hi Frank! I have arranged the same tour as Lynda. So I am curious - would there be a way to structure the day in order to include the choir at noon without wasting too much time? I really want to hear the choir, but not at the expense of the rest of the tour! Any suggestions you have would be appreciated!
We were there on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (12/8) which was on a Saturday when the choir does not normally perform. Because it was a holy day they were performing at noon but none of us wanted to wait for it despite the urging of our tourguide.
We were there for at least 1 1/2 hours which was too long for our group & maybe an hour would be plenty of time. Our group was going to take the cable car to the top but again being a Saturday it opened too late to use that option. If we had stayed less time then our other stops would have been less rushed.
The only way I could see having enough time to hear the choir would possibly be to eliminate the walk down La Rambla which wasn't that interesting to me if your group wants to hear the choir. Based on our route from the pier to Montserrat you couldn't go to Gruel Park or La Sagrada Familia which are in central Barcelona.
The CC member who organized our tour collected the money for La Sagrada Familia & by getting a group rate one person was free. We agreed to use that money to buy some Spanish wines for our group to enjoy during sailaway on our larger BA balcony.
This was our experience & others may feel differently about a wonderful if busy day in Barcelona.
. We'll just walk to La Rambla, the Barri Gotic area & maybe the harbor-front area while on the Royal.