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From Salou: Villages and Swamp of Siurana Tour

1. From Salou: Villages and Swamp of Siurana Tour

Explore Tarragona on this day trip from Salou aboard an air-conditioned vehicle. Travel to charming towns like Baix Camp and Priorat and go for a refreshing dip in the waters of the Siurana marshland.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Salou and relax on the scenic drive into the countryside. Stop to take pictures of and explore the small monastery towns of Baix Camp and Priorat.  See the most unique sights this region has to offer as well as the most beautiful natural landscapes. Admire spectacular panoramic views of the valleys and take in the artistic flair of the facades of the buildings and monuments. Visit the idyllic Siurana marshland where you can take a swim and soak up the tranquil surroundings. Your guide will decide the best choice on the day of the tour, depending on the weather and the water levels at each location. If you prefer more urban activities, you can visit the typical Catalan towns or hermitages, true sources of artistic and historical information.

From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

2. From Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Full Day Tour with Pickup

Live for a day on the warm shores of Catalonia. Travel to the historic town of Tarragona — the ancient Roman Tarraco — and enjoy the beautiful Sitges, filled with magical corners of modernist charm. You will finish the day at the best urban beach in Europe, San Sebastian. You will be picked up from your hotel in private transport to move comfortably to these 2 locations, situated south of Barcelona. With your specialized guide, visit these 2 coastal towns while hearing the most interesting stories and facts. Tarragona is located 100 kilometers south of Barcelona, ​on the Costa Dorada, where you'll find sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Its streets house one of the most important and best preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tarraco was the capital of "Hispania Citerior," 1 of the 3 provinces that formed the Iberian Peninsula approximately 2,000 years ago. Head from Barcelona to reach this historic scenery, first making a stop in one of the entrances of the old "Tarraco." Here, admire the impressive "Devil’s Bridge." This aqueduct — 217 meters long and 26 meters high — is a spectacular example of the advanced Roman engineering. Begin a walking tour in Tarragona, where you will discover the many preserved remains of this civilization, while your guide provides the most exciting stories. Explore the ancient walls surrounding the city and get immersed in one of the best-preserved circuses in Europe, hidden under structures from the 19th century. See traces of the ancient Roman Forum that survived to the present day alongside medieval and modern Tarragona. Finally, marvel at the ruins of the amphitheater, located on the shore of the Mediterranean since the second century, where bloody battles between gladiators were exhibited. Next, travel to another town whose charm is more colorful and idyllic, thanks to the influence of Modernism. Sitges is located on the Costa del Garraf, 38 kilometers from Barcelona. Its privileged location, where the sea and the mountains meet, became an ideal place to practice health tourism, later becoming a curious location where artists of all kinds settled. Today, Sitges has mixed its traditional fishermen’s houses with a bohemian and lively atmosphere, full of boutiques, restaurants with musicians and artists in the streets. On a walking tour through the town, your guide will take you through the streets and the most hidden corners of its labyrinthine center. See examples of architectural modernism at Casa Bacardi or Casa del Rellotge, as you uncover the curious stories of the "Americanos" who became rich from the new continent. The fame of Sitges — the "Saint Tropez of Spain" — is due to its idyllic walk by the sea. See the church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla, the grand staircase, Maricel Palace and the charming "Quiet Corner," where musicians enliven the atmosphere. These spots all lead you to the beach of San Sebastian. End the day enjoying the idyllic location, considered by the New York Times to be the best urban beach in Europe. Relax on one of its terraces or, if the weather permits, take a dip in its crystal waters.

Tarragona & Sitges Small Group Full-Day Tour

3. Tarragona & Sitges Small Group Full-Day Tour

Take a full-day excursion to Tarragona and Sitges and combine a tour of the Roman city with an afternoon lazing on the beach. The 11-hour trip departs from Barcelona and heads south to Tarragona’s breathtaking 2,000-year-old Roman Aqueduct, known locally as El Pont del Diable (The Devil’s Bridge). The perfectly preserved piece of ancient Roman history is hardly ever visited by tourists, but leaves an indelible impression on all who see it. From the Aqueduct, travel into Tarragona city center and explore the ancient Roman capital of the Iberian Peninsula, entering the Old Town through a narrow gateway in the Roman walls. Starting at the Archaeological Walkway, admire the surviving stone walls, wander through the historic old quarter, pass the medieval hospital, and stop at the cathedral to enjoy the Sunday morning antique market for a great chance to pick up some unique gifts. Explore the beautiful cathedral before continuing to the Roman Forum and nearby Roman Circus. Walk along underground passageways that once held the Circus stands, and arrive at Plaça de la Font, one of the most popular squares within the Old Town. Enjoy breathtaking sea views over the Roman Amphitheatre, and imagine gladiators battling each other to the death! It’s a poignant moment to stand on the dusty ground that once bore witness to countless scenes of sacrifice and passion. At approximately 12:30, depart Tarragona for Sitges. En route, you will stop briefly at Roc de Sant Gaieta, an intimate village built on the rocky shoreline. Stroll around its tiny white houses, and let your imagination take you away to Ibiza-style fishing villages, built with a touch of Roman-Greco flair. Arrive in Sitges at 14:00, in perfect time for lunch. This once quiet fishing village today boasts a long and sandy beach, groovy boutiques, and a handful of interesting sights. Fashionable since the 1890s, when it became an avant-garde, art-world hang-out, Sitges provides a maze of shady side streets, where you can enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere of its whitewashed houses. After a leisurely lunch, head off to one of the 17 beaches in town to spend a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun. Reunite with your group at 18:00 for the return journey to Barcelona.

Tarragona: Paraglide Over the Mussara Mountains

4. Tarragona: Paraglide Over the Mussara Mountains

A tour for those that have always wanted to know what it feels like to fly. The tour involves a 20-minute paragliding flight over the mountains of Mussara, in Tarragona. You will travel around 60 kilometers at a height of almost 1000 meters above the ground. To help make this day as easy as possible, you will be picked you up at your hotel if you're staying in Salou, Cambrils, or La Pineda. Here you will have the opportunity to stop for a drink and visit the town. It will be in this city where you will then stay with the pilot who will provide you with all of the necessary equipment, as well as inform you and help you with everything you need before and during your flight. Following this introduction to the flight and you will move to the perfect jumping point (according to the weather conditions of the day) which will determine where you can fly from. Following your flight you will be issued free photos of your experience, before being returned to your accommodation.

From Barcelona: Private Half-Day Tarragona Tour with Pickup

5. From Barcelona: Private Half-Day Tarragona Tour with Pickup

Travel back to the age of Imperial Rome and visit the ancient capital of Hispania Citerior, dating back 2,000 years. Experience Tarragona from the Roman era through medieval times to the present day. Your expert guide will pick you up via private transport and will assist you on this half-day journey back in time when gladiators, centurions, and emperors wrote the mythical and bloody history of the Roman Empire. Tarragona is located 100 kilometers south of Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada, an area boasting sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. The city is home to one of most important and best-preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. Once you arrive in Tarragona, you will be taken on a walking tour to see the many preserved remains of this civilization, and your guide will provide background commentary. See the ancient walls surrounding the city and discover one of the best-preserved circuses in Europe, hidden beneath structures dating from the 19th century. You’ll see traces of the ancient Roman Forum, mixed in with the medieval and the modern face of Tarragona. Take in the ruins of the amphitheater, dating from the second century, and located on the shore of the Mediterranean, where bloody battles between gladiators were held. Tarraco was an important site due to its privileged location on the sea. Your tour ends at the terrace known as the Balcony of the Mediterranean, where you can enjoy stunning views of the beach and the ocean, the eternal backdrop of this town steeped in history.

Trek & Wine in Priorat

6. Trek & Wine in Priorat

Walking among vineyards in the Priorat and savouring the delicious wines. The Priorat is a region with ancient wine tradition, with wines already famous from as far back as the 12th Century, well known for its powerful flavour and taste. Nowadays, in the Priorat there are two appellations of origin (DO), the qualified DOQ Priorat, which is formed by the Historic Priorat territory, and the DO Montsant, a newer DO, however, producing surprisingly good wines. The Priorat area, with it diverse but unknown wine landscape, is full of hidden and unexpected spots of great beauty, walks between vineyards which pleasure us with an ever changing scenery over the four seasons, full of colours and intensive aromas. With this Trek & Wine tour you will be able to “taste the Priorat wine region” in one day, walking among vineyards, enjoying its powerful landscape and tasting the world famous wines. Taking the train, you choose the best sustainable way to reach the region, forgetting about driving and enjoying your day out. The walk and visit to the winery can be fully customized according to your preferences and needs.

Falset: Guided Wine Tour to the Priorat by a Local

7. Falset: Guided Wine Tour to the Priorat by a Local

The Priorat is a region with ancient wine tradition, with wines already famous from as far back as the 12th Century, well known for its powerful flavour and taste. Nowadays, in the Priorat there are two appellations of origin (DO), the qualified DOQ Priorat, which is formed by the Historic Priorat territory, and the DO Montsant, a newer DO, however, producing surprisingly good wines. The Priorat area, with it diverse but unknown wine landscape, is full of hidden and unexpected spots of great beauty, walks between vineyards which pleasure us with an ever changing scenery over the four seasons, full of colours and intensive aromas. With this private tour, you will be able to “taste the Priorat wine region” in one day,enjoying its powerful landscape and savouring both appellations of origin of wine.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 87 reviews

My family and I really enjoyed the trip. Our driver Bea was really good. She was very informative and good fun. The villages were beautiful and the scenery was amazing. My family enjoyed a swim in the lake as it was a very warm day

Bia, our tour guide was excellent. It didn’t feel like we were on a tour, it was more like exploring with friends. This trip was worth more than what we’ve paid for as we were able to explore and see many places.

Amazing, could not fault. The instructor was very informative about the surroundings whilst we were up in the air and the driver was so down to earth and made the trip there and back so much fun. Thank you :)

Picked up at our hotel Travelled to suirana The views were stunning Then went down to the lake at Pantaloon de Ciurana then onto Prades for an hour It was a great day out

Sergio was a very good guide with comprehensive knowledge and a great personality. Enjoyed it very much.