Girona and Costa Brava with Pals and Calella de Palafrugell - Small Group Tour

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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.

Highlights
  • Day trip to Girona and the Costa Brava from Barcelona
  • Guided tour and free time to explore the city of Girona
  • Stops in Pals, Begur and Calella de Palafrugell, typical villages of Costa Brava
  • Small group tour of 15 people maximum for English speaking travellers only!

Description

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.

Includes

  • Transport in a small luxury mini-coach

  • English-speaking guide
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Girona and Costa Brava One Day Trip from Barcelona
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You will travel with your local guide in a luxury air-conditioned mini-coach with a small group up to 20 people. Go back in time as you get lost in the medieval city of Girona, visit the pristine medieval village of Pals before heading down the coastal route to admire the breath-taking sea-views, cliffs and coves of the Costa Brava and enjoy a leisurely afternoon in Calella de Palafrugell.

Duration: 11:30 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Thu and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Transport in a small luxury mini-coach / English-speaking guide

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 pensioners 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.

Wendy

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Schedule

  • 08:15

    Check-in

  • 08:30

    Your Tour begins!

  • Girona

    First you will 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

    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

    This delightful fishing village 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.

  • 19:30

    Arrival back in Barcelona

  • (For Check-In) Explore Catalunya (C/ Palau de la Musica, 1 - 08003 - Barcelona) Time: 08:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Explore Catalunya (C/ Palau de la Musica, 1 - 08003 - Barcelona) Time: 19:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Explore Catalunya (C/ Palau de la Musica, 1 - 08003 - Barcelona) Time: 08:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Explore Catalunya (C/ Palau de la Musica, 1 - 08003 - Barcelona) Time: 19:30:00

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  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
  • Lunch is not included in the price.

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Reviews

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

Wendy

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

Sara

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

SIDNEY

Sergio the tour guide was awesome and the bus driver was very experince ..We enjoyed the trip very much .

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