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Girona: Volcano Area, Besalú, and Banyoles Lake Tour

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Activity provider: Girona Experience

Girona: Volcano Area, Besalú, and Banyoles Lake Tour

Activity provider: Girona Experience

From US$ 138.51 per person

Discover a treasure inside the crater of one of the 40 volcanoes of this area near Girona. Experience the history of the area while visiting the medieval villages of Besalú and Santa Pau. Then visit the largest lake in Catalonia, the Banyoles Lake.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend a day out of the city near Girona, the pre-Pyrinees Montains with more than 40 volcanoes, the Banyoles Lake, and medieval villages
  • Enjoy a guided visit to Besalú to learn the history of the second most important Jewish community in the Middle Ages in Girona Province.
  • Explore Santa Pau with a huge castle and a nice church and Castellfollit the la Roca, built on the top of a basaltic cliff
Full description
If you are nature lovers and you like to discover new areas, this is the best option for you! On this full-day tour you will explore different areas. The first area you will explore is Besalú, where you will learn about the history and the medieval and Jewish heritage of the town.  Next explore the nature of La Garrotxa Natural Park, in the pre-Pyrenees area with more than 40 volcanoes none of them active for thousands of years. While there visit a medieval hermitage located in the middle of a crater. After, visit Castellfollit de la Roca to take some photos of the Basaltic cliff and Santa Pau a small village surrounded by volcanoes. To finish this amazing day, you will have the opportunity to walk along the shore or sail on Banyoles Lake, the largest lake in Catalonia.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

The guide will meet you at the meeting point in Plaça Sant Feliu, beside "The River Caffe".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 9 reviews

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July 28, 2022

July 22, 2022

This was my favorite tour of a 3 week visit in Spain. Marc and Alex (the driver) are fantastic. They were both very knowledgeable and I felt completely comfortable at all times with Alex driving the van.

July 12, 2022

Product ID: 310203