Welcome to Costa Brava

Delightful stone villages and the majestic Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes nestle in the hilly backcountry, cloaked in the south in brilliant-green umbrella pine. Inland, wander northern Catalonia's biggest city, Girona, home to a moodily atmospheric, strikingly well-preserved medieval centre and one of the world's top restaurants. Neighbouring Figueres is famed for its bizarre Teatre-Museu Dalí, foremost of a series of sites associated with eccentric surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, who fell, like many others, for the wild natural beauty of seaside Cadaqués.

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$108.46 Cultural & Theme Tours

Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres, Cadaques Tour from Barcelona

Depart Barcelona and set out for Figueres, the birthplace of Dalí and home to the world famous Dalí Museum-Theatre. Explore where he was born on Monturiol Street and also visit the famous museum. Step inside the surreal world of Salvador Dalí and find a museum like none other. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a ‘whole’ work, and for this reason he wanted no catalogues and refused to have his works placed in chronological or subject order. Inside is a world of fantasy mixed with architecture mixed with paintings and sculptures. It’s a complete surrealistic experience. The tour itinerary varies:From September 1 - June 30 (Winter):Leave Figueres and head to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués. Famous for its white washed Mediterranean houses, narrow shady streets, and sandy bay, this is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. But what really stands out for many people is the dramatic drive there, which offers some of the best views in the whole of Catalunya. This is the perfect place for lunch. In the afternoon we will travel just a few minutes up the coast to the even smaller village of Port Lligat, the place where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him and where he built his house. Finally, we will move on to Cap de Creus, the most easterly point of mainland Spain and one of the most starkly beautiful coastal landscapes in the whole of the country.From July 1 – August 31 (Summer):Leave Figueres for Pubol Castle, once a home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch (own expense), venture to one of the many beautiful beach side towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline. Please remember to bring suitable clothing if you want to enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea or relax on the beach.Please note: Dali House will be closed from the 1st of January to the 4th of January and from the 11th of January until the 11th of February. It is still possible to see the house from the outside.

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Girona and Costa Brava Tour of Spain from Barcelona

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Plaza de Cataluna, Barcelona, CataloniaStart this tour directly from your hotel or apartment in Barcelona city. We come to pick you up, so please be sure to let us know exactly where you are staying.Enjoy an overview of Barcelona city along the route, pass by Catalunya Square, the main square in the city centre.Pass By: Barcelona Cathedral, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong the way, you may have the chance to pass by close to the Gothic Cathedral in the city centre and to have a fast look to its high towers from your minivan.Pass By: Casa Batllo, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong the way, you may have the chance to pass by the famous Casa Batllo, an amazing UNESCO heritage by the hands of the genius of Gaudi.Pass By: Casa Mila - La Pedrera, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong the way, you may have the chance to pass by the most famous private houses of the city, the astonishing Casa Mila, or most well known as La Pedrera, that means the house of stones. Do you want to know why?Pass By: Casa de les Punxes, Barcelona, CataloniaAlong the way, pass by one of the true gems of modernist architecture to find out about the legend of St George, the Patron Saint of Barcelona and many more countries…Stop At: GironaStart your day with a walking tour of the Old Town of Girona, one of the most emblematic city of Catalonia. Founded by Romans in 77 B.C., Girona will surprise you in its fusion between past and present times. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Onyar River, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaMarvel at the colourful façades of the houses on the shores of the Onyar River that goes through the city and engenders this warm atmosphere and emblematic image of Girona. You will enjoy different and exciting panoramic views, either from the various bridges that cross Onyar river or from the top of the medieval walls of the city.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Patronat Call de Girona, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaStart your walking tour of Girona with one of the most well preserved Jewish neighbourhoods in Europe. Visit its winding street dating back to roman times and find out hidden corners of this emblematic area of the city.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Passeig de la Muralla, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaContinue your walking tour of Girona into the Old City Walls, dating back to roman times. You can’t miss the chance to enjoy the great panoramic views of the city.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Jardins dels Alemanys, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaProbably one of the most romantic spots of the city, offering spectacular views of Girona. We bet you will fall in love with this corner of peace in the heart of the city centre.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaHave a look to the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, dating back to the XI century. This church has witnessed the passing by of wars and occupation, becoming even a mosque for almost 100 years…Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Rambla de la Libertad, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaEnjoy the hustlings and bustlings of the main street of Girona Old Town, pass by traditional restaurants and cafes, take the chance for some shopping and souvenirs of the area.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Placa de la Independencia, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaContinue your visit to the Independence Square (Plaça de la Independència), one of the best-known and most busy places in the city. A porticoed square in neoclassical style, its name refers to the War of Spanish Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaPass by the Museum of Archaeology, one of the oldest museums in Catalonia, founded in 1846. It houses archaeological finds from excavations in the region of Girona, from prehistory up to the Middle Ages.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Arab Baths, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaPass by this singular Romanesque construction of the 12th century inspired by Roman baths.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: El Cul de la lleona, Girona, Province of Girona, CataloniaProbably one of the weirdest traditions of Girona, but local legend has it if you kiss its butt it will bring you good luck and back to Gerona. Will you miss the chance to find cheap return airline tickets thanks to the most famous butt of the area?Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Village Medieval de Pals, Pals, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaOnce you assured your visit back to Girona, we can now head to our next destination: the medieval village of Pals, a magical place, a home to experiences and traditional legends that will surprise you. A walk along these cobbled streets and alleys takes you straight back to the middle ages: there are stone arches, Moorish arches, Romanesque and Gothic doorways and windows... Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Torre de les Hores, Pals, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaOn your way through the town, you will come to the Town Square, the Visigoth tombs, the church, the castle, the Torre de les Hores, the town walls which you leave behind you along the way to the Josep Pla Viewpoint from where you can contemplate the beauty and the sobriety of the Empordà Plain presided over by the Montgrí Massif with the Medes Islands in the background.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Playas de Calella, Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaEnjoy a walking tour of this ancient fishing village formed by several coves. Calella de Palafrugell is one of the few places on the Costa Brava which still preserves the charm of the villages of the area before the arrival of mass tourism, with narrow streets, steep tiled roofs and some traditional two-floor fishermen’s dwellings.Choose among the several restaurants of the village, take the chance to eat typical and traditional Catalan food (lunch not included in the price).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Plage de Sa Tuna, Begur, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaIn summer time, you will have the chance to take a bath into the crystal clear water of this lovely beach. Don’t forget your swimming suit and towel!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: La playa de Tamariu, Tamariu, Palafrugell, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaWe want you to enjoy and relax in your holidays, so if the Sa Tuna beach is overcrowded, we will head to a more isolated beach in the area. Lay down and enjoy the tour, we will think of the rest.Duration: 30 minutes

$113.03 Cultural & Theme Tours

Costa Brava Small-Group Day Tour with Lunch from Barcelona

Hop inside your air-conditioned minivan in central Barcelona, and journey along the coast to begin your small-group day trip. As you travel, hear all about the Costa Brava, where sea-sculpted cliffs and coves form one of Europe’s prettiest coastlines. Admire the Mediterranean views and after roughly an hour, arrive at Blanes, the bustling seaside resort known as the Costa Brava’s southern gateway.Leave the main tourist trail and drive to an idyllic cove favored by locals. Opt to relax here—your morning arrival means the sands and the sea will be wonderfully uncrowded—or stay on the minivan and continue to the nearby Marimurtra Botanical Gardens. Set on a cliffside, these gorgeous gardens brim with more than 4,000 species of exotic plants and trees. You will have time to enjoy both activities if you want to. Stroll the winding pathways amid the greenery and architectural features, and absorb the spectacular clifftop views over the sea and rocks below. After two hours at the beach or gardens, join up again for lunch at a locally acclaimed family-run restaurant. The last quick stop before lunch is the old ruined castle high above Blanes. This favorite spot for newly weds offers an amazing view over the city. At the restaurant, sit down to a 3-course feast of local specialties accompanied by a glass of sangria, wine, beer, soda, or mineral water. See the Itinerary for a sample menu. Back aboard your minivan, continue to Tossa del Mar, home to the Costa Brava’s last remaining fortified town. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the cobbled old town and enjoying magnificent views up and down the coast. After losing yourself in the meandering alleyways and tiny streets, you'll come out through the old medieval wall into cozy streets lined with boutiques and traditional shops. There's plenty of time for some souvenir shopping or enjoying a drink as the day comes to an end.If you still need some more beach time, you have one last chance in Tossa for a swim or even a kayak around the cliffs. Your tour ends with a drop-off at the original pickup point in Barcelona.

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Viator Exclusive: 'Game Of Thrones' Walking Tour of Girona

The tour will start in one of the most famous stairs of Girona, the stairs of the Church of Sant Martí s'Acosta in the Pujada de Sant Domenech. Head deeper into the narrow and winding alleys of the Jewish quarter (Call Jueu), street of Claveria, Sant Llorenç street, Cúndaro street. Then, pass the Cathedral of Santa Maria to reach Cartanyà Bisbe Street, in the neighborhood near the Casserna dels Alemanys (German Headquarters). Return to the cathedral to admire its baroque façade and see the large stairs that lead down to square. From there, you'll head to Ferran the Catolic street to see the Arab baths. Visit the Plaza dels Jurats and make your way to the magnificent Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Galligans. Finally, you'll see the surroundings of the Church of Sant Feliu , also with a grand staircase.These sites appear as locations in the fictional towns of Braavos and King's Landing.

$95.91 Cultural & Theme Tours

Costa Brava Full Day Trip from Barcelona

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Playas de Calella, Calella de Palafrugell, Palafrugell, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaWe will take the motorway and about 10:15am we are going to arrive in Calella de Palafrugell, a small fisherman’s village that still retains today the traditional appearance of the past.It is a village of great beauty in both architecture and landscape. The town, splashed with small bays, becomes a fusion of land and sea that is an incomparable setting.We will have free time to explore the village, enjoy the scenery and for sure, take great photographs.Duration: 35 minutesStop At: Camino de Ronda, S'Agaro, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaAbout 11:00am, we will start walking along Camino de Ronda, which is going to lead us to the neighborhood town of Llafranc. We will hike about 30 minutes, suitable for all ages, easy terrain for everyone.The “Camino de Ronda” borders all the Costa Brava and was used to control the maritime smuggling. Today, thanks to this, you can discover beautiful spots that wouldn’t be otherwise accessible.Llafranc is also a small, elegant and captivating seaside town, with all the delightfulness of the towns on this coast.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Village Medieval de Pals, Pals, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaAbout 12:00 we will travel to Pals, a town located inland and on the top of a hill. The village is built entirely in an integrated medieval site. At the top there is a cylindrical tower from the XII century, which is visible from far away. It has an excellent terrace that offers stunning views of the Costa Brava and surroundings.Walking through the cobbled streets you will feel like you have gone back in time. Take time to appreciate the round arches, facades with pointed windows arches, stone balconies, all perfectly restored.Duration: 35 minutesStop At: Platja de l'Estartit, L'Estartit, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaOur next visit is to l’Estartit, seaside village with an important port famous worldwide as being an important diving center because the Medes Islands archipelago lies only one kilometer from the coast.Medes islands are of great interest for the wide variety of flora and fauna that inhabit in the whole marine area. It was declared as a National Natural Park and ZEPIM. (Special protected area of importance in the Mediterranean)You will have free time to have lunch and take a small stroll around town and at 15:00pm we will get on board Nautilus boat.The sailing is about 1h30. First, we will go ahead to the outer islands, the views are spectacular! The itinerary continues to the stunning cliffs of Sierra de Montgrí only accessible by boat and one of the most preserved, unspoiled areas of Costa Brava.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ruins of Empuries, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaOur last stop is at the extensive Greek and Roman ruins of Empuries, in which we are going to arrive around 17:00pm. Once there, we will start a guided tour around the whole site. It is the only site in Spain where both Greek and later a Roman city existed together. Empuries is also located in a privileged surrounding, just in front of the sea.In the Greek city we can admire the remains of city walls, the acropolis, the market square and numerous buildings. Outside the archaeological site we can see the Greek port of the I century Before Christ, where in 1992 arrived the Olympic torch for the Olympic Games in Barcelona.In the roman city the highlights are a mosaic floor in excellent condition, the forum, remains of an amphitheater, several statues and vestiges of street frameworks.At 18:00 the tour is finished and we go back to Barcelona, where about 20.00 we will arrive at Plaza Catalunya.Duration: 1 hour

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Costa Brava 8-hour Trip from Barcelona

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lloret Beach, Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaWe will take the motorway and after 1h15m we will be at Lloret de Mar, the main touristic village of Costa Brava. Upon arrival we immediately realize of its bustle: there will be multiple coaches arriving from all over Europe which bring visitors to enjoy its beaches, hotels, shops, activities and, above all, its lively nightlife.We will have about an hour to explore this colorful and dynamic village with strong personality.Along its unique beach promenade we will be able to enjoy great views of its beaches, arising from the majestic beach of Lloret to the hidden Sa Caleta. In addition, two small hills on both edges of the beach promenade are privileged view points throughout the site and surroundings.Walking through its narrow streets, which still have reminiscence of its recent maritime past, we will find plenty of shops to suit all tastes: from the latest brands to the typical beach bazaars.In the middle of its most famous shopping street we will also be able to admire architectural jewels of great value such as Saint Roma church, with an exquisite modernism style, and inside the church, a 16th century altarpiece which is still so well preserved.At approximately 10:50am we will go on board DOFIJETS, which will lead us to the neighboring village of Tossa de Mar. During the sailing trip we will be able to enjoy the unique and characteristic landscape of Costa Brava: a procession of different huge cliffs which have been shaped in fanciful forms over the centuries by the strength of sea and wind. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Vila Vella (Old Town), Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava, Province of Girona, CataloniaAt about 12:00 pm we will get to the emblematic village of Tossa de Mar, considered “the pearl of Costa Brava” because in this small area we can find all those landscape and historic elements which have given it such well-deserved fame. Its spectacular sceneries, from its shores, beaches, caves in the cliffs to its lush vegetation, turn it into one of the locations that has better preserved its natural environment in perfect harmony with the tourism industry.History has left his footprints, from the Romans in the Vila Romana dels Ametllers, one of the most important villas in the ancient Roman province of Tarraco, to its emblematic fortified Vila Vella or Old Town of Tossa, which was listed as an artistic-historic monument in 1931 as it is the unique remaining fortified medieval town on the Catalan coast. Today, little is left from the original 13th-century structure and today’s ramparts are the result of several restorations undertaken throughout the years, especially that one dating from the late 14th-century.Outside its walls, we can find the traditional fishing neighborhood, known as Sa Roqueta, which still maintains the sailor atmosphere of these typical villages on Costa Brava.Once we arrive in Tossa de Mar, we will begin a walking tour from the beach, following the fortified perimeter up to the lighthouse on the top, for those who are interested. Over there, you will appreciate stunning views from the coastline. When descending, we will go through the narrow streets and stony houses of Vila Vella until we get to the fishing district. From there on, you will have free time to have lunch. This village has the greatest gastronomic offer from all Costa Brava.A peaceful walk around the beach will help us find places with unique perspectives on that site.The Roma Vila dels Ametllers, with well-preserved mosaic floors, is located in the city center and is easily accessible, with free admission and explanatory panels. A complete visit is recommended.You cannot leave Tossa de Mar without walking around the small and attractive shops on its typical streets.At 3:00pm the tour will be finished and we will go back to Barcelona, where we will arrive at about 4:30 pm at Plaza Catalunya.Duration: 3 hours