Day trip

From Barcelona: Girona & Costa Brava Trip with Swimming Stop

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya
Day trip

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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  • 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.

  • Round-trip transportation by van
  • Live guide
  • Barcelona guide book
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)

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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

Know before you go

  • 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

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4.7 /5

based on 216 reviews

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In summary, you pay for a transfer service from the pick-up point to the named destinations. The driver/ guide is great but only gives you snippets of relevant information — rather than a guided tour. Your free time is spent exploring each destination afterwards for the allotted time frame.

March 23, 2023

Steve did his best all throughout the Tour, shared lots of interesting facts and other info about the places we've visited and even gave us recommendations and insights (individually) about exploring more of Barcelona on our remaining days of stay/to look forward to next time.

March 23, 2023

Loved our Girona and Costa Brava Day Trip! We were visiting Barcelona for a week, and it was a convenient way to take a break from the city and a perfect way to spend the day. We enjoyed visiting the medieval town of Girona and the coast in two other towns - had lunch in a restaurant on the beach and had a short time to soak up some sun and take a dip in the sea! Highly recommend.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 7567