Welcome to Tarragona
In this effervescent port city, Roman history collides with beaches, nightlife and a food scene that perfumes the air with freshly grilled seafood. The biggest lure is the wealth of ruins in Spain’s second most important Roman site, including mosaic-packed museums and a seaside amphitheatre. A roll-call of excellent places to eat gives you good reason to linger in the knot of lanes in the medieval centre, flanked by... Read More
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Tarragona and Sitges Small-Group Day Trip from Barcelona
Traveling back to the days of the ancient Romans at Tarragona, retrace the footsteps of Roman gladiators, stand where their chariots raced by and walk across the magnificent Roman aqueduct. You'll also see Tarragona's Old Quarter, with its stunning cathedral. Leaving Tarragona, you'll visit Roc de Sant Gaieta, a tiny village built on the rocky shoreline. Take a stroll among the town and enjoy coastal views from a seaside bar. Then it's on to Sitges to discover the authentic Mediterranean atmosphere of this old fisherman's village with its shady streets, traditional whitewashed houses, 17 beaches and cosmopolitan bars, boutiques and restaurants.
Priorat Wineries Tour from Barcelona
Leave Barcelona’s Barri Gótic in the morning, and relax on your journey southwest to the Priorat wine region, just above Tarragona. The remote and rocky region is tiny — a mere footnote on the Catalan map — but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in its exclusive wine. Tellingly expensive, the rich and full-bodied produce of the area has been subject to harsh growing conditions and labour-intensive harvesting; the grapes are mostly picked by hand. Make your way past eye-catching terraces of vines that are carved into the hillsides, and stop in the village of Morera de Montsant to soak up the views. Listen to an orientation of the area from your guide, as you let your gaze linger over the hills. Then, visit a small local winery to sample your first three Priorat varietals of the day.Continue to Gratallops for your second tasting session, this time at the esteemed Clos Figueres winery, run by Christopher Cannan, a pioneering Priorat winemaker. Learn how the wine is produced by grapes from old vines, without the use of insecticides or other products. After sampling a few glasses, head to a local restaurant to recharge with a traditional 3-course lunch.In the afternoon, travel onward to the tiny village of Porrera where the family-run Clos Dominic winery awaits. Meet Paco Castillo-Serrano who runs the estate, and tour his unique old-vine vineyard before tasting a few vintage samples.Finally, relax on the journey back to Barcelona, and finish your day with a drop-off at the start point.Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
'The Cathedral of the Sea' Walking Book Tour in Barcelona
Travel back to Barcelona's medieval times as you follow the characters’ footsteps from Spain’s bestseller The Cathedral of the Sea, written by Ildefonso Falcones and winner of the 2006 Silver Euskadi Prize for best Spanish-language novel. This mesmerizing historical novel follows the trials and tribulations of a peasant father and son who escape the abuses of their feudal lord and flee to Barcelona, where they soon discover complications with their new-found freedom and wealth. Meet your expert guide at Santa Maria del Mar Square and embark on your Barcelona walking tour. Your guide will tell you all about the main characters as you explore the novel's main spots, such as the Church of Santa Maria del Mar, built by local fishermen and instantly recognizable by its octagonal towers and large, rose-shaped stained-glass window. Walk the top of Collserola Mountain, which connected the northern city of Ampurias with the southern city of Tarragona, and enjoy commentary from your guide about the scene from the book that happened here -- when Bernat discovered for the first time his freedom and the immensity of the sea.As you discover the real settings of the novel, admire Gothic Barcelona. Explore the Born Quarter, with characteristic narrow streets and quaint café-lined squares. Visit the atmospheric Jewish Quarter, located between the Barcelona Cathedral (La Seu) and Plaça Jaume, and get a fascinating insight into both Barcelona's history and the story of Jews in Catalonia. Finally, reach Cathedral Square, where your tour will end. From here, you may continue your exploration of Barcelona at your own pace.
Tarragona Roman City and Sitges Mediterranean Village Full-Day Tour
Discover Tarragona, located 62 miles (100 km) south of Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada. The city is home to one of the most important and best preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Next, we'll begin the walking tour, where you will discover the many still preserved remains of this civilization, while our guide provides their most exciting stories.You will be able to explore the ancient walls surrounding the city and be immersed into one of the best preserved circuses in Europe, hidden under building structures from the 19th century. You will see as the traces of the ancient Roman forum live in the present with the medieval and modern Tarragona. Finally, you will be amazed at the ruins of the amphitheater located on the shore of the Mediterranean since the 2nd century and where bloody battles between gladiators took place.After this journey in the footsteps of our distant past, we'll go to another town with a charm that is more colorful and idyllic, heir to the imprint of Modernism.Sitges is located 23.6 miles (38 km) from Barcelona. Its privileged location, where the sea and the mountains are mixed, became an ideal place to practice health tourism. Today, in Sitges, is a mixture of traditional fishermen’s houses with a bohemian and lively atmosphere, full of boutiques, restaurants and musicians and artists in the streets.On a walking tour through the town, your guide will take you through the wonderful streets and the most hidden corners of its labyrinthine center. You will see examples of architectural modernism of Casa Bacardi or Casa del Rellotge, as you uncover the curious stories of the 'Americanos’ who became rich from the new continent. Sitges is an idyllic walk by the sea, including the church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla, the grand staircase, Maricel Palace and the charming ‘Quiet Corner’, where musicians enliven the atmosphere, forming a beautiful journey that leads to the beach of San Sebastian.Relax in one of its terraces or, if the weather permits, take a dip in its crystal waters.
Private Wine and Oil Tour in the Priorat Wine Region
The Priorat region is well-known for the ancient wine traditions with some famous wines dating back to the 12th Century. In the Priorat region there are two appellations of origin (DO), the qualified DOQ Priorat, which is formed by the Historic Priorat territory, and the DO Montsant, a newer DO. Just 62 miles (100 km) south of Barcelona, the Priorat area has a diverse, yet widely unknown wine landscape allowing you to explore the vineyards, full of colors and intensive aromas. Explore the area that is full of hidden spots of beauty that change throughout the seasons. With this private tour, you will enjoy the landscapes of the region and taste the Priorat wine region. Don't forget about the high quality organic olive oil, a unique tasting that will surprise your nose and palate. You will have a fully guided tour by car/minivan during the whole day where you will taste both appellations of origin. You will start tasting the wines of the appellation of origin Montsant, in a traditional winery. Sit back and relax with a farmer during lunch, whilst tasting the local organic olive oil, paired with local products. After lunch you will complete your wine experience tasting wines of the qualified appellation of origin Priorat in a historical winery. After your tour, you will be taken back to your original point of departure.
Tarragona Half-Day Tour
In Tarragona you will go on a walking tour, where you will discover the many, still preserved remains of this civilization. You will be able to explore the ancient walls surrounding the city and get immersed into one of the best preserved circuses in Europe, hidden under building structures from nineteenth century. You will see as the traces of the ancient Roman forum live in the present with the medieval and modern Tarragona and how this part of the city remains, 2000 years later, the center of its activity. Finally, you will be amazed at the ruins of the Amphitheater, located on the shores of the Mediterranean since the second century, and where bloody battles between gladiators were exhibited. Among other things, Tarraco was an important site thanks to its privileged location on the sea. This tour ends in the so called balcony of the Mediterranean, a terrace from where you can enjoy the most beautiful views of the beach and the ocean, eternal backdrop of this town steeped in history.