Visit Girona, a well-established city that has survived many a siege in the course of its long history since around 76 BC and the most typical spots of Costa Brava including Pals, Begur and Calella de Palafrugell.
The tour will leave Barcelona at 8:30am and will head straight up to Girona, a well-established city that has survived many a siege in the course of its long history since around 76 BC. Resulting from the domination of many different individuals is the richness of its architectural heritage.Among the examples of this are the Cathedral, founded in 1038 on the site of a former mosque, and the spectacular Roman walls along which you can walk when into. The river Onyar neatly divides the city in two, separating the old from the new town. There is a wide variety of museums and historical sites in Girona. The narrow streets of the old town are in themselves very pleasant just to wander around, to window-shop at, or to quietly sip coffee at while people-watching.
From Girona, the tour will head on to the Santuari dels Angel, a spot of such beauty that Salvador Dali chose it for his wedding. On a clear day, this spot offers panoramic views of the whole Girona region.
We will then make our way to Pals, a small city that grew from a fortress. The name of the city comes from palus, the Latin word for marshlands, as this is just what the fortress used to be surrounded by despite having long dried out. More recently, the town's beach became famous as the location of the masts for Radio Liberty, a US radio station used to broadcast pro-capitalist programmes into the Eastern bloc during the cold war. The masts can still be seen today.
From Pals, we will head to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, passing Begur on the way. Begur, with its hilly landscape and therefore commanding views of the surrounding area, was also the site of a fortress and a castle; these were destroyed three times throughout their long history, and now only ruins remain. There will be opportunities to stop for photographs along this road.
We will stop for lunch in Calella de Palafrugell, where the coastline is more than stunning and the seafood restaurants are of good value and quality. In Calella de Palafrugell, you will be struck by the clean lines of the whitewashed houses that almost reach right down to the seafront. Here, you can explore the rocky coastline, perhaps take a dip in the inviting waters, or can follow the coastline round to the beautiful clifftop botanic gardens at Cap Roig, the result of a romantic 1920s love story that took 50 years to complete.
From Calella de Palafrugell we will return to Barcelona, arriving at 19:30.
This tour was a must-do for any trip to Barcelona! It allows you to see the beautiful country and towns of Girona, Pals, and the Costa Brava area all while gaining some history of the region. Our tour guide Rod was very informative and entertaining! What a great authentic experience!
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Meeting point at Explore Catalunya Office. Depart from Barcelona.
You will meet your guide at Explore Catalunya Office.
Firstly, visit the colorful Roman city of Girona, a melting pot of cultures. Enjoy your free time and explore the winding medieval streets of the Jewish quarter, walk along the Roman wall that surrounds the old town, see the Cathedral or discover the Arab Baths.
Pals is a small medieval village that grew out of what was once a fortress. The name of the city comes from palus, the Latin word for marshlands, as this is what the fortress used to be surrounded by.
Calella de Palafrugell
Continue to the fishing village which has whitewashed houses that reach right down to the sea-front and a number of traditional restaurants. Explore the rocky coastline, take a dip in the inviting waters, or follow the coastline round to the beautiful cliff-top botanic gardens at Cap Roig.
Tour Ends at Explore Catalunya Office
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Meals are not included in the price.
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This tour was a must-do for any trip to Barcelona! It allows you to see the beautiful country and towns of Girona, Pals, and the C...osta Brava area all while gaining some history of the region. Our tour guide Rod was very informative and entertaining! What a great authentic experience! more
I went on my own. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and Adrian our guide was great. There were only 6 of us in a mini-bus, 3 Urugyan pe...nsioners and one NZ lady,me and Adrian our guide. Great fun and company. However the fact that it was a mini-bus was not mentioned in my paperwork but the mini bus was a pleasant surprise and I would travel in a small group again. Excellent. more
Our guide Adrian (think that was his name) was PEFECT!! He was polite, flexible and very knowledgable. He made the TOUR!! Do yo...u offer sailing trips from Barcelona or Costa Brava? more
Great tour through the Costa Brava área... our tour guide, Alex, was awesome! Besides all her knowledge about the tour, also gave ...us some tips about things and places in BCN! Very interesting tour, passing by Girona (walk over the city wall, it's amazing!), Palls and Calella, a gorgeous summery beach! more
Sergio the tour guide was awesome and the bus driver was very experince ..We enjoyed the trip very much .
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