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$101.61 Cultural & Theme Tours

Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

Discover the beauty of Catalonia ’s medieval villages on this small-group day trip from Barcelona. Meet your guide in central Barcelona and relax in a comfortable minivan as you take in views of the green countryside on the 1.5-hour drive to Besalú.When you arrive, enjoy a guided walking tour of this beautifully preserved village from the Middle Ages. See the town's arcaded streets, visit a restored mikveh (an old Jewish bath from the 12th century), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue.Continue by minivan toward the village of Rupit. On the way, pass by Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia with 1,000 habitants in just 3,280 square feet (1,000 square meters), located on the edge of a basalt precipice. When you arrive in Rupit, enjoy two hours of free time to visit this beautiful village at your own leisure. Wander along the cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century country houses, stop by the hanging wooden bridge, and visit the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel. Have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and see the remains of the Castle of Rupit on a rocky peak. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs, located by the Ter river valley. Pass by a megalithic tomb -- a field of funerary urns -- and the Iberian Wall until you reach the village of Tavertet. With your guide, visit this charming village, declared a National Property of Cultural Interest due to its 48 preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn interesting facts about this village as you admire the houses and the 11th-century Romanesque Church of Sant Cristòfol. Enjoy a short break to grab a coffee at a local café (own expense) or walk to the viewpoint to admire stunning views over the Panta de Sau lake.Then, relax on the drive back to Barcelona and take in views of El Magatalls, a beautiful lush forest, and El Montseny, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere-listed natural park.

$627.96 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private: Girona and Besalu Jewish History Tour from Girona

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaThe Cathedral of Santa Maria contains the widest Gothic Nave of the world. Pass By: Girona Art Museum, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaGirona is very popular for its Medieval architecture.Stop At: The Museum of Jewish History, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaGuided visit of the Museum of Jewish History of about 1 hour.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Eiffel Bridge (Pont de les Peixateries Velles), Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaThe most popular bridge of Girona was built by Gustave Eiffel ten years before than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.Pass By: Passeig de la Muralla, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaEnjoy a walk along the old walls of Girona to see the city from the top.Stop At: Patronat Call de Girona, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaThe Jewish quarters in Catalonia are named "Calls". You will stroll around its narrow streets to feel transported to the middle ages.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Onyar River, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaThe Onyar River passes through the city dividing the medieval part of the modern part.Pass By: Bridge of Besalu, Besalu, Province of Girona, CataloniaAmazing bridge, one of the most impressive bridge of the Medieval ages in Spain.

$108.47 Cultural & Theme Tours

Barcelona to Besalu, Medieval Towns Small-Group Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Plaza de Cataluna, Barcelona, CataloniaThis tour will start from your accommodation in Barcelona. Your guide will pick you up at any apartment or hotel in Barcelona, you are staying in. Please, make sure to specify the exact adress of your accomodation when booking. After the pick-up is completed, you will head to the first destination of your tour. The first destination of this tour is Vic. Vic is one of the most important medieval cities in Catalonia. You will be travelling with a maximum of 8 people and your guide. On the road, your guide will be explaining important and curious things that you will see in the scenery. You will certainly enjoy the beautiful landscape, while heading to your first stop.Pass By: Placa Major, Vic, CataloniaPlaça Major de Vic is the biggest square of the city. You will defenitely pass on this square, where you will see the town hall - a Gothic building, the Casa Comella - a 19th century modernist palace and other interresting buildings. In the middle of the square is a large open space without pavement where fairs, markets and concerts are held.Pass By: Templo Romano de Vic, Vic, CataloniaThe guide will show you the most interessant heritage from the medieval era in Vic. The Roman Temple of Vic was the ancient Roman temple of Ausa. Through the years, it has been preserved in perfect condition. It is one of the two Roman temples of Spain, to have been completely preserved. In Vic, you will have the chance to taste the tipical Catalan Gastronomy. Your guide will be the perfect person to reccomend the best places to eat.Pass By: Castellfollit de la Roca, Castellfollit de la Roca, Province of Girona, CataloniaWhen leaving Vic, you will pass in Castellfollit de la Roca. This little medieval village is located on the top of a 40 meters cliff of a very mysterious basaltic wall. An other village, you will get to see is Santa Pau, located in the south-east of the plain of Olot, in the heart of the volcanic zone.These places are very beautiful locations, perfect occasion to take amazing pictures. Pass By: Bridge of Besalu, Besalu, Province of Girona, CataloniaThe last stop of this tour is Besalú. This town is dated from the Middle Ages, and you will discover its cultural and natural heritage.Its narrow streets will lead you to the center of the town in one of the best conserved medieval old towns of Catalonia, which was named Historical and Artistic National Monument in 1996.Your guide will explain you the importance of the jewish community who lived during the Middle Ages in the town and its patrimonial inheritance.Finally you will see the masterpiece of Besalú, the medieval bridge. This bridge is very famous in all the catalan territory because of its views from this medieval architecture bridge with an antique and charming essence.

$216.93 Day Trips & Excursions

La Garrotxa and Besalú Private Tourfrom Barcelona

Lace up your walking shoes, depart Barcelona, and begin your tour of La Garrotxa’s most beautiful spots. Explore Catalonia’s famed beech tree forests, one of the 26 reserves inside the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of La Garrotxa. Traverse the fairy-tale landscape, visiting any of twenty or more volcanoes, and linger inside one of the craters. Hike to the Croscat volcano, where an old stone extraction allows you to see into its depths. From there, hike through beech forests, admiring spectacular views. Make the easy climb up the Santa Margarita volcano, and stop to see the Templar chapel located in its center. We recommend you bring a small picnic to enjoy while you take in the panoramic view from atop the crater.Continue to the medieval walled town of Besalú, a prime example of Romanesque architecture and widely regarded as one of Spain’s most beautiful villages. An important commercial center during the Middle Ages, the town hosted merchants from all over Europe, who came to trade and do business. See the 10th-century castle, fortress, ramparts, church, and monastery. Stroll through the Jewish quarter, glimpsing the old synagogue, the Royal Curia, and the fortified bridge, and allow yourself to be transported to the time of kings and knights. Savor the beauty one last moment before journeying back to Barcelona.

$793.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

MEDIEVAL HERITAGE GIRONA AND BESALU PRIVATE TOUR

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaThe cathedral of Girona is well known because includes the widest gothic nave in the world with a width of 22 metres (72 ft). Also is interesting to visit the museum's main attraction: the Tapestry of Creation, an 11th- or early-12th-century piece considered amongst the master works of Romanesque tapestryDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Girona Jewish Art, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaIn Girona is one of the most important jewish museums in our country, where you will discover the jewish heritage through eleven galleries. The main aim of the Museum is to preserve and reflect the history of the Jewish communities of Catalonia, which throughout the entire medieval period formed part of, and made a decisive contribution to, the history of the country and its cultural and scientific development. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Girona City WallsThe extension of the Roman walls during the medieval ages (9th century) today enables visitors to stroll along a walkway following some sections of the longest Carolingian walls in Europe. The various towers are excellent vantage points offering panoramic views over the city.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Bridge of Besalu, Besalu, Province of Girona, CataloniaIn this little town of Besalú you will find an impressive medieval bridge that exists from the 11th century. What happens is that in 1315 a flood destroyed the bridge and was rebuilt thanks to the tax established under the notice of James II besaluencs leaders. Over time, it has been rebuilt several times.Duration: 15 minutes

$44.53 Cultural & Theme Tours

Besalú excursion: fortress between two rivers

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Bridge of Besalu, Besalu, Province of Girona, CataloniaMedieval bridge of Besalú.Stop At: Monasterio de San Pedro de Besalu, Besalu, Province of Girona, CataloniaEntrada en la iglesia de San Pedro.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: El Rebost del Comtat de Besalu, Besalu, Province of Girona, CataloniaEntrance in El Rebost del Comtat with sausage tasting.Duration: 30 minutes