Day trip

From Barcelona: Girona & Costa Brava Trip with Swimming Stop

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya

From Barcelona: Girona & Costa Brava Trip with Swimming Stop

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya
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Discover the beauty of Girona and the Costa Brava on a trip from Barcelona with roundtrip transportation by van. Take a swim in the Mediterranean Sea and visit the charming village of Pals.

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Duration 11 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historically rich city of Girona
  • Visit the impressive Arab Baths
  • Visit the charming village of Pals, one of Catalonia's most beautiful treasures
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the traditional local restaurants in Calella Palafrugell
  • Explore the Costa Brava, and take a refreshing swim in the inviting Mediterranean waters
Full description

Discover the history and beauty of Catalonia on a day trip to Girona and the Costa Brava from Barcelona. Get on board an air-conditioned van with your guide and enjoy the scenic drive. Visit the fishing town of Calella de Palafrugell and relax by the coast or take a dip in the sea. Depart Barcelona in the morning and head to Girona, a well-established city with a fascinating history. Explore its streets, and admire its rich architecture. See the cathedral, established in 1038 on the site of a former Mosque.

Visit historical museums such as the Jewish Call and the Arab Bathhouse. Stroll around the colorful streets of the old town or sit down to have a cup of coffee and watch people walk by. Then, continue to the fairytale-like city of Pals, a small medieval village that came about from what was once a fortress. From Pals, head to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, a beach village with whitewashed houses that ramble all the way down to the seafront.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the traditional restaurants (at your expense), and spend the afternoon exploring the rocky coastline, visiting the botanic gardens at Cap Roig, or taking a refreshing dip in the inviting waters of the Mediterranean.

Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by van
  • Live guide
  • Barcelona guide book
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the activity provider's office which is directly opposite the outdoor cafe of the famous Palau de la Musica, which is just off the street Via Laietana.

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Important information

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  • There is enough time to go swimming at Calella de Palafrugell, so bring a bathing suit and a beach towel. Lunch is not included. But we stop in places where there are a wide range of lunch options to suit all budgets.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 191 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We really liked this trip - our guide, Roger, was excellent, very informative. We had a little over two hours at the monastery, which was enough for a guided tour, the cathedral and the art museum. We only saw the madonna from far away - didn't know you had to reserve tickets for that ahead of time and there was a long line. Took the cable car down to meet the bus and then went to lunch. The lunch was plentiful and tasty and we had a nice chat with our group over wine. The groups are small, we had maybe a dozen people. Would recommend this tour!

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August 2, 2022

We had a great trip to Girona, Pals, and Costa Brava! The air conditoned van was so comfortable. Our guide Arnau was amazing! Very helpful and knowledgeable. We wish we could do even more in Girona, but we got to see so many places in one day so it was great.

July 20, 2022

I went on the Girona and Costa Brava day trip on 4-16-2022 and it was one of the most beautiful tours I have been on. The guide was excellent. The small bus was clean and comfortable. Solo traveler friendly. We started in Girona which is an amazing town. You could easily spend a whole day or more there, but the short visit is excellent too. The guide was very knowledgeable and we had enough free time to explore on our own. After Girona we stopped in another small town, Pals, for a walking tour with some free time. Wonderful small historical town with plenty of snack options. The day ended on the Mediterranean in Palafrugell. The white washed buildings were the complete opposite of the medieval towns from earlier in the day. The guide helped us select some excellent tapas and we enjoyed a leisurely lunch in view of the ocean. We had a chance to put our feet in the water but the water was still a bit cold for swimming. Highly recommend this trip.

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May 2, 2022

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