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From Barcelona: Girona and Costa Brava Full-Day Tour

1. From Barcelona: Girona and Costa Brava Full-Day Tour

Explore the stunning landscapes of the Costa Brava on a full-day tour to Girona from Barcelona. Depart the Catalan capital for the city of Girona, where the remains of its Roman and medieval past make an interesting contrast to the present-day city. Get lost in a maze of narrow streets, and venture into the best-preserved Jewish Ghetto in Europe. Admire the cathedral, home to the widest Gothic nave in the world. Marvel at the brightly colored houses on the banks of the Onyar River. Then, transfer to the breathtaking landscapes and villages of the Costa Brava, stopping at the medieval village of Pals en route. Stroll down cobblestone streets, and enjoy some of the best panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea whipped up by the fierce Tramontana wind. Marvel at the fields and plains of Empordà extending to the horizon. Discover dramatic views of the Catalan coast, surrounded by green mountains, sheer cliffs, and small villages of whitewashed houses. Stop in the traditional fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, and feel as if you have been transported back to yesteryear. Explore the pristine landscape of Calella, and discover the ancient pathways of the Caminos de Ronda. Once used by fishermen, watchmen and smugglers, these paths allow you to explore the virgin coast at your leisure, where you will discover popular beaches and inaccessible coves and cliffs. Take a dip in crystal clear water, surrounded by unspoiled nature.

From Costa Brava: Barcelona and Antoni Gaudí's Work Bus Tour

2. From Costa Brava: Barcelona and Antoni Gaudí's Work Bus Tour

Explore Barcelona by tracing the trail of work by modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. Learn from your guide about the design and construction of La Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló. Get picked up from central locations on the Costa Brava, including Malgrat de Mar, Blanes, Pineda de Mar, Calella, Lloret de Mar, and Tossa de Mar. Discover the life and legacy of Antoni Gaudí, the renowned architect native to Catalonia. Pause at La Sagrada Familia, the world’s largest unfinished Catholic Church, and Casa Batlló in the heart of the city center. Appreciate the unusual style of each building that Gaudí was famous for. Admire the pedestrianized and tree-lined streets in the Rambles and learn about its significance as a historical landmark. See the towering Arco de Triunfo that was once a gateway to the Barcelona World Fair. Learn why Plaça Catalunya is considered Barcelona’s true city center. Find a treat for football fans passing by Camp Nou, F.C.Barcelona’s home stadium. Get panoramic views of the city and harbor at Montjuïc and Mirador de l’Alcalde in the hills on the city outskirts.

From Girona: Medieval Costa Brava Day Trip

3. From Girona: Medieval Costa Brava Day Trip

After getting picked up from your hotel in Girona, head to Peratallada, a beautiful, well-preserved medieval town. Enjoy some time to walk around before sampling some traditional snacks to build up your energy before heading to the village of Pals for a guided tour. Next, head towards Begur, where you can wander around and discover the area's colonial past. Then, descend into Calella, a beautiful and famous fishing village. Here, you'll have lunch and enjoy some time to take a walk along the Camí de Ronda, the old path used by locals and the police to combat smuggling, towards the neighboring town of Llafranc, or towards Cala del Golfet, an oh-so-Mediterranean beach. Then drive to the Sant Sebastià Lighthouse, a beautiful natural viewpoint where you'll enjoy panoramic views of the Costa Brava and the towns of Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranc, before heading back to Girona.

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What people are saying about Calella

Had an amazing day trip to Girona, the medieval town of Pals and then Llafranc beach. Gaspar was our tour guide and was excellent in every way. He communicated clearly and in advance about our pick up time at the hotel. The van seated our group of 8 comfortably and was air conditioned. Gaspar was very knowledgeable about the history of all three places we visited. After his walking tours in Girona and Pals, Gaspar gave us solo time in each location. He is very respectful of the locals who live in the places we visited which I appreciated. We ended the day with our visit to the beach. We were able to enjoy 2 hours of free time before heading back to Barcelona. I would highly recommend this excursion and I wouldn’t change a thing. It was very much a highlight of my stay in Barcelona. Gracias!

Our family of six (ages 7-41) LOVED our day trip! We spent a month visiting Spain, and this was one of our favorite tours of many. Manuel was an amazing tour guide! And the pick up and drop off made arrangements very convenient. Girona and Costa Brava are breathtaking!

The guide very helpful, spoke Italian well and helped us understand what we were visiting. It was crucial!

We managed to spend an incredible day in the city of girona and then discover a beach on the coast

it was very informative and visit to Beach was created. Our guide was very nice and informative.