Costa Brava and Medieval Villages Full Day Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 8 hours
Begin this day trip with a visit to Calella de Palafrugell, where it seems that time stands still. Move on to the beach of Port Bo where you'll see the boats on their daily fishing trip. Along the coast, admire the low and whitewashed cottages that have been renovated but retain all the charm of yesteryear. The coastline in this area has been saved from the building frenzy has affected our coast lately. Uncover the Indiano Colonial-style houses, built for people who emigrated to America and Cuba and returned with a fortune. Some returned home with the memory of those foreign lands and its sweet and sad music, the Havaneres. On the beach of Port Bo, admire the packed boats filled with people singing their melancholic songs. Take a 15-minute walk along a sea path to Llafranc, a small Cove of golden sand with a small promenade, terraces, and restaurants. From here, the surrounding hills w...
This 12-hour tour from Barcelona explores the Girona coast, christened as the Costa Brava 100 years ago, due to its rugged coastline of small coves. Its superb natural beauty is apparent in several territories and protected areas, such as Cap de Creus, the Emporda Marshes, and the Marine Reserve of the Medes islands. The area has also historically been a point of entry, transit, and settlement for different cultures and civilizations. Each has left a footprint, evidenced by the Greek and Roman sites in Èmpuries. Depart from Plaça Catalunya at 8:30 AM, and take the motorway to Calella de Palafrugell, a small fisherman’s village of great architectural and natural beauty, where you will visit its incomparable bays for spectacular views. Take an easy 15-minute hike along the Camino de Ronda to the town of Llafranc. The Camino de Ronda borders all of the Costa Brava, and was historically u...
Absolutely worth it. We covered a lot of ground for one day so it's a good value tour if you want to see Costa Brava. The 3 guides did an incredibly good job keeping everyone together and informed. A truly good tour and all spots are awesome.
Start your day off with hotel or apartment pickup in Barcelona and travel about an hour and a half to Girona, a medieval gem. Once you arrive, enjoy a short coffee break before starting on your guided tour. Cross the bridge over the Onyar River to get an up-close view of the picturesque pastel-colored houses. Then, continue on to the Sant Feliu Church and stroll over to the gothic Cathedral of Girona, founded in 1038. Then, get lost meandering through the winding streets of the Gothic quarter. Learn about the rich legacy of the families that settled here in one of the most well-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe. After, take a short trip to Calella de Palafrugell, a stunning coastal town, where you can enjoy a three-course meal at a local restaurant on the beach. Sample the local fare, including paella and fresh fish accompanied by wine from the surrounding vineyards and a glass of Ca...
Discover the ancient city of Girona and two typical cities along the Costa Brava on a day trip from Barcelona. Explore the region’s culture, history, and scenery with this private guided tour. Start your tour with pickup in Barcelona and drive to the historic town of Girona. Get lost in the maze of narrow streets in the medieval city center, and travel back in time as you explore the vibrant Jewish neighborhood. Pass the Gothic cathedral, and admire colorful houses along the river. Continue towards Costa Brava, and the picturesque village of Pals. Wander down cobbled streets and through picture-perfect plazas, stopping to soak in views of the Mediterranean. Drive along the Catalan coast to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, where you can enjoy a delicious local lunch. From Calella de Palafrugell, follow ancient pathways once used by fishermen and smugglers to discover the ...
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