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A day trip from Barcelona is enough to take in Vic's superb cathedral and museum, plus a restaurant or two, though a longer stay allows time to get lost amid the street art and medieval alleyways.


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$114.51 Day Trips & Excursions

Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

The first stop on your small group tour is the old market town of Vic and its beautiful cathedral. Next you'll visit the stunning stone-built village of Queralbs, from where you'll catch the rack railway high into the Pyrenees to Nuria. Here, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful mountain scenery, following hiking routes, horse riding or boating. See the itinerary for more details. Please wear warm clothes and good walking shoes on this tour. This tour does not require any special physical condition, but a reasonable level of fitness is needed if you wish to walk in the Vall de la Coma de la Vaca. It's up to you how far and how high you want to go!Please note: From the 1st of November to the 30th of November due to annual track maintenance, the rack railway will be closed Monday to Friday. In the instances that the railway is closed, we will find an alternative itinerary such as going up into the mountain valley by road or enjoying a mountain walk at lower levels. These changes will in no way take away from your Pyrenees mountain experience.

$106.43 Day Trips & Excursions

Pyrenees and Medieval Villages Small Group Hiking from Barcelona

Meet your guide in central Barcelona and start your full day tour to the Pyrenees and Medieval Villages in a comfortable air-conditioned van. This Tour includes a soft hiking through the amazing mountains of the Pyrenees and a visit to two of the most well preserved medieval villages in the country. Discover the astonishing mountains of the Pyrenees, natural border between France and Spain and put one foot in each country. Admire the most pictorial views and its hidden spots while you walk with a local guide (the hike included in this tour is soft and does not include any technical difficulty, the terrain might have a few uneven sections, the total walking distance is 7,5 km (4,5 miles)). Learn about the history and culture of the medieval villages of Vic and Camprodon. Relax and let the guide show you the most interesting points and attractions during your journey up the heart of the Pyrenees and medieval villages.Enjoy some free time for lunch in the traditional and enchanting Spanish medieval town of Camprodon where you will be able to see how the village has kept its old charm after 1000 years of history. After your free time, you will meet again with your guide to enjoy a guided tour in the old town.  Admire it's old churches, norrow streets, pintoresque houses and one of the most well preserved medieval bridges in the country dated from XII century.On the way back to Barcelona, you will be stoped in the medieval village of Vic, where you will enjoy a guided visit trough its amazing central square, cathedral and old buildings, one of them dated from  the roman times (2nd century).

$196.63 Day Trips & Excursions

Pyrenees Mountains Private Day Trip from Barcelona

Leave the hustle and bustle of busy Barcelona behind and head north into the countryside, driving past Montseny, a 74,132-acre (30,000-hectare) natural park and UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve.Stop for a short break in the ancient settlement of Vic, where you can visit the town center with its cathedral and its magnificent Renaissance and Baroque buildings. Then continue toward the Pyrenees, driving past Montesquiu Castle, a fortified building dating from the 10th century.Your next stop is Ripoll, with a Romanesque monastery built in the year 879 by Wilfred the Hairy, the first Count of Barcelona. From Ripoll, your tour proceeds to Queralbs, which, at an altitude of 4,055 feet (1,236 meters) above sea level, is the last vehicle-accessible village on your day trip to the Pyrenees.Queralbs is a stunning, stone-built village where you will see the Church of Sant Sadurni de Fustanya, built from stones so perfectly hewn that legend has it that it was built by the fairies. From here, catch the rack railway that leads up into the Pyrenees to Nuria, where you can spend the rest of the day. Enjoy the unspoiled scenery, look for local birds and animals, and take one of the many available walks, such as the path to Coma de la Vaca, a small refuge situated at 6,562 feet (2,000 meters). Or you can try horseback riding, open-air bowling, miniature golf or boating on the lake. Please wear warm clothes and good walking shoes on this day trip. Your tour does not require a particular physical condition, but a reasonable level of fitness is needed if you wish to walk to the Coma de la Vaca. It's up to you how far and how high you want to go!This private tour from Barcelona 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.Please note: From the 1st of November to the 30th of November due to annual track maintenance, the rack railway will be closed Monday to Friday. In the instances that the railway is closed, we will find an alternative itinerary such as going up into the mountain valley by road or enjoying a mountain walk at lower levels. These changes will in no way take away from your Pyrenees mountain experience.

$109.88 Cultural & Theme Tours

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

The medieval tour will begin in Barcelona, where our guide will pick you up at your hotel with a private vehicle. In a small group of maximum 8 people you will start this amazing journey back in time. Your first destination will be Vic, then you will visit the most beautiful and magic towns of Catalonia like the charming Santa Pau or the spectacular Castellfollit de la Roca, to finally finish in the Catalan medieval jewel: Besalú. Your next destination will be Vic, a town that offers visitors one of the most memorable medieval settings in all of Catalunya. Due to the town’s destruction and reconstruction after the Saracen invasion in the 9th Century, Vic has been completely rebuilt. A whole new city grew around some of Catalunya’s most important landmarks, including the Episcopal Museum, Cathedral and Main Square (also home of a popular weekly market). Our professional guide will point out some of the most important corners of the medieval city, including the paintings of Josep Maria Sert in the Cathedral, and the Roman temple. He will share with you the history and hidden secrets of these wonderful relics along the way. After the tour, your guide will give you tips on where to find authentic Catalan cuisine for lunch. On your way to Besalú, your group will cross la Garrotxa , where you will observe volcanoes and other magnificent geological structures, before arriving to Santa Pau, where you will do a tour through one of the most charming towns of Historic Catalunya, where, in the company of your guide, you will have the chance to walk down along the beautiful medieval streets of this town and visit the main square. You will also stop at the foot of Castellfollit de la Roca, a spectacular medieval town that hangs from the edge of a basalt cliff. This is a great place to take some photos while enjoying the view. Our journey back in time will end in Besalú, your final and most important stop. With its incredibly rich heritage and wide array of monuments, Besalú offers visitors one of the best-preserved medieval settings of Catalonia. The town was even classified a Historical and Artistic National Monument in 1966. Our guide will explain the importance of the Jewish community that once resided in the city, from the 9th to the 15th century, and share with you the patrimonial inheritance that this community left behind. You will also be taken to one of the most special corners of the city, and get the chance to cross the famous Romanesque bridge of Besalú, which is a must for anyone visiting this medieval city.

$127.23 Outdoor Activities

Pyrenees Hiking and Cogwheel Train from Barcelona

Meet your guide at central Barcelona and start your full day tour to Pyrenees in a comfortable air-conditioned van. Relax and let the guide show you the most interesting points and attractions during your journey up the heart of the Pyrenees. Take the amazing funicular to the gorgeous Nuria Valley and admire the most pictorial views of the Pyrenees while discovering its hidden spots. Enjoy an easy walk and admire this unique landscape of green meadows surrounded by the most majestic summits. By the hand of your guide, discover the traces of the rich and varied Pyrenees wildlife and learn about the fascinating vegetation and geological history of these unique mountains. In Nuria Valley, enjoy some free time with your family or friends to have lunch and then walk around the area or just to stretch out on the green grass. The Tour also includes a visit to a traditional and enchanting Pyrenees mountain village where you will be able to see its cobbled narrow streets and picturesque houses dated from XV century and its Romanesque church from 10th century. The village it keeps its old charm because it was isolated until not many years ago. Then, you will stop in a traditional catalan town of Vic, where you will be able to admire its beautiful central square (Plaça Major) full of delightful café terraces. You will finish with a guided tour through the fascinating historical quarter with its Roman temple (from 2nd century) and Medieval Cathedral (with its mixture of architectonic styles, and its amazing Romanesque bell tower, one of the highest in Spain).  Please note that even though the hike included in this tour is easy, it is not recommended for individuals who have difficulty walking. 

$90.22 Day Trips & Excursions

Cultural and Gastronomic Experience in Medieval Villages: Vic & Rupit

Unforgettable experience that will take your to discover in a friendly and easy way two of the most beautiful villages in Catalonia: Vic, known for its weekly market, its cold meats and the historic city center; and Rupit, a lovely and peaceful village located in a countryside area.  At 9 o’clock we will arrive to Vic, where we will visit the market located in the main square. This is one of the main attractions of this village that attracts a great number of local people, people from the surroundings, and also tourists. This market has been in the same place since the XI century, and nowadays we can find a great variety of products such as fresh meat, flowers, crafts, clothes, etc. In addition, we will have the exclusive opportunity to visit the local council building and admire some wall paintings from the renowned painter Josep Maria Sert. Moreover, we will have a great panoramic view of the market and the square from the balcony of the local council building. Later, we are going to visit a traditional charcuterie where, apart from a degustation of typical cold meat, we will join in a workshop that consist in the elaboration of your own Catalan sausage: “butifarra”. To finish our stay in Vic, we will visit the Cathedral and the most important masterpieces in the first floor of the Episcopal Museum, which is one of the most relevant institutions for the study of the medieval Catalan art.Back to the bus, we will continue our way to Rupit (one hour approx.). During the journey we will contemplate the fabulous landscape of this region of Catalonia. We will arrive at 01:45pm approx., and then we will enjoy a typical Catalan menu for lunch (optional). Later on we will have a nice walking tour through the cobblestone streets of this lovely village and, at the end, you will be given some free time to enjoy the calm and peace that this place has to offer, far away from the stressful city. Rupit has indeed some fantastic sceneries for the photography lovers, because nature and architecture coexist in a harmonious way. At the fixed time we will take the bus back to the city center of Barcelona, where we will arrive at 06:00pm approx.