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Discover the Costa Brava Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

4.8 / 5

79 reviews

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya

Discover the Costa Brava Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya
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From US$ 109.47 per person

Discover the landscape of the Costa Brava on a tour from Barcelona. See the most stunning coastlines in Europe. Stroll through the cliff top botanical gardens, before lunch in a local restaurant.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Drive along one of Europe's most beautiful coastlines
  • Discover a secluded cove and beach of the Costa Brava
  • Enjoy a traditional home-cooked lunch in a local restaurant
  • Visit the last remaining fortified town of the Costa Brava
  • Stroll among the exotic plants of the Botanical Gardens in Blanes
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona on a full-day tour of the Costa Brava. Travel north up the coastal highway to Blanes, the gateway to one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines. Depart Barcelona early to see one of the few remaining coves still free from the crowds and big commercial developments along the coast, and to enjoy the beach on your own. Enjoy a secluded swim in the crystal clear waters. You have the option to stay on the beach for the next two hours, or leave the sand for another day and go to the famous botanical gardens. You may even find time to do both. Next, enjoy a typical Mediterranean lunch in a local restaurant. Your feast will start with a selection of traditional local dishes and a glass of Sangria, followed by a choice of main courses. All the dishes in this family owned restaurant are lovingly handmade and they have built a deserved reputation as one of the best kept secrets in town. Continue along the coast to Tossa de Mar, the last remaining preserved fortified town on the Costa Brava. Walk along cobblestone streets to the lighthouse for a stunning view of the coastline. Wander back down through the old town, and discover a maze of narrow streets lined with traditional whitewashed houses and shops.  Enjoy an hour to soak up the atmosphere and purchase souvenirs from the local craft shops. If you've not had enough of the water, you have one last chance to take a dip beneath this historic town, or even rent a kayak for a quick paddle under the cliffs.  After a couple of hours exploring Tossa de Mar you will head back to Barcelona.
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to the Botanical Garden in Blanes
  • Mediterranean lunch
  • Drink
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at the Explore Catalunya office (opposite the Palau de la Musica), C/ Palau de la Musica, 1, 08003 Barcelona

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  • Please remember to bring your swim wear and a towel if you would like to swim on the Costa Brava
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 79 reviews

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The best experience ever, the beaches are indescribably beautiful. It would be interesting if there was an option with more time on each of the beaches, even if I returned later to Barcelona. Because the beaches are a delight and staying only an hour and a half is too little :(

June 15, 2022

The trip of a lifetime! Exremely well organised and run with ideally sized groups for an intimate and optimum experience. A perfect blend of interesting history, group activity and alone time to wander and explore. Highy recommend Rod as a tour guide. He is incredibly chilled, friendly and does a great job of breaking the ice amongst the group. Before long, it feels like you've all known eachother for years which makes such a positive difference to the tour. He is also extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. He will help give you a day you will never forget. Huge thanks to all the staff at Explore Catalonia. :) Kasia and Rich.

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September 29, 2021

Beautiful day, the guide made us discover places and corners of two of the cities of the Costa Brava, Blanes and Tossa de Mar, which we probably would have left alone by getting lost in the beaches. Certainly not much sea but excellent visit and fantastic typical lunch. The guide, Jordi, deserves 5 stars.

August 3, 2021

Product ID: 56179