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$102.79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Girona and Costa Brava Tour from Barcelona

Leaving Barcelona, you will head to Girona, a city with a long history, believed to be founded around 76 BC. The river Onyar neatly divides the city in two, separating the old town from the new. The city has a rich architectural heritage and you can see evidence of this in its the cathedral founded in 1038 an the Roman walls which you can stroll along when they are open or wander the narrow streets of the old town.Continue to the Santuari dels Angels, this spot offers panoramic views of the whole Girona region and is the spot Salvador Dali chose for his wedding. From here you will make your way to Pals, a small city that grew from a fortress. Stop here for lunch before you head to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell. The clean lines of the whitewashed houses here will be evident here and you'll have time to explore the rocky coastline or perhaps even take a dip in the inviting waters before returning to Barcelona.

$97.01 Day Trips & Excursions

Costa Brava Full Day Trip from Barcelona

The fame of Costa Brava is also due to its villages. Small fisherman towns, with whitewashed walls and narrow winding streets, today still retain their charm. This area has historically been a point of entry, transit, and settlement for different cultures and civilizations. Each has left its footprints, which is evidenced by the Greek and Roman sites in Empuries. The Costa Brava is not to be missed!We 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.About 11:15am, we will start walking along Camino de Ronda, which is going to lead us to the neighborhood town of Llafranc. 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.About 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.Our 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, with more than 1200 species classified. The ecosystem has been identified as the best marine reserve in the occidental 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, a boat with submarine vision.The sailing is about 1h30. First we will go ahead to the outer islands. The views are spectacular, but also, through submerged cabins with large windows, you can enjoy an exceptional view of a sea floor full of life, as if you were diving! Our 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.At 18:00 the tour is finished and we go back to Barcelona, where about 20.00 we will arrive at Plaza Catalunya.

$135.12 Cultural & Theme Tours

Barcelona Medieval Costa Brava Private Full-Day Guided Tour

Meet your expert guide while being picked up in your Barcelona hotel and get ready for a memorable day packed with dramatic coastline and pristine blue waters. The private adventure begins with the postcard-perfect coastal village of Calella de Palafrugell. Get your camera out for the first stunning photo opportunity of the cove’s rainbow-colored rowboats rocking in the sea. Listen as your guide explains the history of the village and then set out along the Camino de Ronda, a meandering coastal trail that leads to the secret cove of Cala El Golfet, where you can splash in the refreshing water or just take in the scene from the sandy shore.Next up is L’Estartit, where you have time for a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Depart L’Estartit for the nature reserve of the Medes Islands by way of a glass-bottomed catamaran. Watch the ocean floor rush by beneath your feet as you feel the cool breeze on your skin, and check out the paradise coves of Macizo del Montgrí.It’s not over yet. Explore the medieval castle and village of Pals. See the Torre de las Horas, an ancient Romanesque tower, and stroll the town’s Gothic quarters and alleys. Return to your Barcelona hotel in the evening, where you can reflect on your favorite parts of the day.

$127.04 Cultural & Theme Tours

Girona and Costa Brava Private Day Trip from Barcelona

As you leave Barcelona, your private day trip heads first to Girona, a city with a long history, believed to be founded around 76 BC. The river Onyar neatly divides the city in two, separating the old town from the new. The city has a rich architectural heritage, and you’ll see evidence of this in the 11th-century cathedral and the Roman walls, which you can stroll along. Or wander the narrow streets of the old town, soaking up the historical atmosphere.From Girona, continue to the Santuari dels Angels, a panoramic spot offering scenic views of the whole Girona region. It’s a place even a world-famous artist thought was beautiful – Salvador Dali chose it for his wedding. From here you will make your way to Pals, a small medieval city built around its fortress. Stop here for a Mediterranean lunch (own expense) before you head to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell. In Calella de Palafrugell, a coastal town of whitewashed houses, you'll have time to explore the rocky coastline or perhaps take a dip in the inviting waters. This private tour of Girona is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, who will then prepare for your private tour.

$219.43 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Guided Tour of Costa Brava from Barcelona

After bit more than one hour by car from Barcelona, You will reach Calella de Palafrugell, old fishing village and one of the most beautiful and original of the Costa Brava. In this picturesque village, you will admire its white houses, the Bell Tower, boutiques and cafes. All this with a view of the boats bobbing in the Mediterranean Sea.Calella is a village with plenty of life, famous is in place the Havana concert which takes place at the beginning of the month of July of each year, and of which you will discuss during the visit, Calella relationship with Cuba is long and there is much to say. Calella is the starting point of the Camino de Ronda, which you will be taken to Llafranc. Bring comfortable shoes and go through a path hung to the sea and its beautiful bays, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation and in direct contact with nature. This walk is ideal for couples or families with children. Arriving at Llafranc visit this beautiful town and then will go to the Far de Sant Sebastia. In a few minutes you will arrive at this majestic Lighthouse who presides over a 170 m cliff in a rugged corner of the Costa Brava and where the sea is the true protagonist. Here You will visit also the site of an Iberian settlement, a watch tower and a chapel from the 15th century. The Iberian settlement of the 5th century BC you will see four Iberian houses and two rooms for each one, as well as different streets in an area of about 300 square meters. Later you will visit the Torre de Sant Sebastià, which was built in 1445 faced the threat of pirates, here is when you will know the fearsome Barbarossa and his attacks in this area. Then, you will visit the Hermitage of Sant Sebastià, terraced in the tower and documented since the 15th century as a result of an epidemic of plague. In the afternoon you will continue the route through this paradise to the village of Begur, a village with a Mediterranean flavor to the fullest and where are its medieval castle and its defense towers. You will learn about the life in the village when those who went to the Americas, once fortified, returned to raise beautiful houses and establish new customs such as coffee, the Cup and you pure after eating, either a new cuisine, such as for example, the rice to the Cuban. After this tour, you will go ahead to Pals, one of the most beautiful places in Spain, a fortified village dated on the 10th century, full of history and with impressive corners. You will be so amazed!And of course, during this amaizing tour, you cannot miss the town of Pals! One of the most beautiful places in the Costa Brava, be ready to enjoy the architecture of the city, the food and the amazing walking guided tour around this unique place!Subsequently, and already on the way back to Barcelona, you will visit family wineries where you will have the chance to taste homemade wine and sausages typical of the area.

$158.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Costa Brava and Medieval Villages

At 8:30am you will be picked up from your Hotel in Girona (free pick-up and drop off service from Girona city). You will be taken across the plain of the Gironès and Baix Empordà until you reach Llafranc. From the lighthouse (165m) you will see the coastline and the village with its houses scattered across the hills. Llafranc is within easy walking distance of other similar town, such as Calella de Palafrugell.When you reach Calella de Palafrugell, it seems that time stands still. Low and whitewashed cottages have been renovated but retain all the charm of yesteryear. There are also Indiano Colonial-style houses. To finish the visit to the Costa Brava, you will go to the village of Begur, located in the heart of Empordà. There you will see the striking silhouette of the medieval castle overlooking the town, its colonial-style houses and old fishermen's huts. At 12pm you will be taken inland to the medieval town of Pals. You will see defense wall along with the Gothic quarter with cobbled streets.Lunch will be served in Pals, where you will be able to taste locally grown rice (lunch is not included). After lunch you will drive to Peratallada, the name is derived from pedra tallada, meaning 'carved stone'. Much of the town is made of stone and the privately owned Castle of Peratallada is positioned in the center of the town. At 5.30pm the tour leaves Peratallada to head back to Girona. You will arrive back at your hotel in Girona at approximately 6.15pm.The tour operates with a maximum of 7 passengers and the van is equipped with aircon and free cold water.