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  • Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

    1. Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

    Discover the history and beauty of Catalonia on a 1-day trip to Girona and the Costa Brava. Start your day in Barcelona at 8:30, 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 Bath house. Stroll around the colorful streets of the old town or sit down to have a cup of coffee and watch people walk by. Then on 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 sea front. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the traditional restaurants, and spend the afternoon exploring the rocky coastlin...

    Beautiful scenery, mountains, oceans, villages and an amazing guide. I am terrible with names but I think it was Enrique? Was forecasted to rain the day we went but was perfect in Pals & Costa Brava, we didn’t get rain until Girona then it was only for 30 minutes or so. Definitely a must do trip for anyone wanting to see as much of Spain as they can.

  • Costa Brava and Medieval Villages Full Day Tour

    2. Costa Brava and Medieval Villages Full Day Tour

    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...

  • Costa Brava Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

    3. Costa Brava Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

    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.

  • Three Medieval Towns Tour with Lunch

    4. Three Medieval Towns Tour with Lunch

    Meet your guide at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona. Ride in comfort in a luxury vehicle approximately an hour and a half away to Besalu, taking a scenic route crossing the volcanic area of La Garrotxa Natural Park. The most significant feature of Besalu is its 12th century Romanesque bridge, nestled between Fluvía and Capellades rivers. You’ll be awed by it’s arcaded streets and squares. See the restored mikveh, a ritual Jewish bath, as well as the remains of a medieval synagogue. Then you'll visit the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere, founded in 977 and consecrated in 1003. At this point, enjoy some free time to explore on your own and take photos. Later continue on to Girona. Here you’ll have a walk through the Cathedral and The Gothic Quarter before you arrive at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy a three course meal. Have the chance to sample the local wines and products...

  • From Barcelona: Private Girona and Costa Brava Guided Tour

    5. From Barcelona: Private Girona and Costa Brava Guided Tour

    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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What people are saying about Pals

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 267 reviews

Beautiful scenery, mountains, oceans, villages and an amazing guide. I am terrible with names but I think it was Enrique? Was forecasted to rain the day we went but was perfect in Pals & Costa Brava, we didn’t get rain until Girona then it was only for 30 minutes or so. Definitely a must do trip for anyone wanting to see as much of Spain as they can.

This tour is a great opportunity to visit a huge area of Costa Brava and it is a good combination of different and contrasted places. Nature and history are mixed and turns into a very good experience with a very good taste at the end of the day. Places are gorgeous and is full of very interesting explanations. Recommended!

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.

It was small group tour of 15 people and was very well organised. The guide was knowledgeable and added extra tips for our Barcelona tour. With a mix of visiting the hills and the sea, this tour will only leave you refreshed! Go for it!

Very organize tour, excellent guide. Highly recommended!