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Girona: Small Group Walking Tour

1. Girona: Small Group Walking Tour

The ancient walled city of Girona stands on a fortress-like hill, high above the confluence of the Onyar and Ter rivers. As the provincial capital, it has a long and distinguished history. Founded by Iberians, the Romans later named it Gerunda and established it as an important stopping point on the Via Augusta, linking Iberia with Rome. But the most important time for the city was the middle ages, due to its location near the french border the city was under siege several times, so its main buildings are from that time. Girona has the huge 15th century cathedral, boasting the widest unsupported gothic arch in the world which dominates the skyline. Much of the city's attraction lies in exploring the medieval streets, especially around the charming Jewish quarter. In the lower part of the city, you will enjoy spectacular images of steep alleyways and the brightly painted façades of the houses overlooking the Onyar river which provide the most emblematic image of the city.  Among the bridges that span the river are the lightweight Gómez bridge and the Ferreries Velles bridge which was designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1877. Also, if you are interested in The Game of Thrones series, the guide will show the locations where the 6th season was filmed. This extensive visit will show you the most important monuments of Girona, its history, its Jewish heritage and also its legends. Join local guides who know all the secrets of the city.

Girona and Figueres Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pick Up

2. Girona and Figueres Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pick Up

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the day on a full-day trip to Girona and Figueres, two of the most scenic towns of the Costa Brava. First, visit the historic town of Girona to see Roman remains and medieval buildings. Lose yourself in a labyrinth of narrow streets, and travel through the best-preserved Jewish Quarter in Europe. Marvel at Girona Cathedral and the widest Gothic nave in the world. Then, see the colorful houses along the River Onyar. Go to the top of Girona’s medieval walls for panoramic views. Next, transfer to Figueres near the border with France, and experience one of the main destinations of the so-called “Dalí Triangle.” Explore the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, and enter some of the places he frequented as an adult. Go to the Dalí Museum, designed by Dalí himself on the ruins of an old municipal theater. Journey into the artist's mind as you explore the vast collection of his work, including some of the strangest artifacts imaginable.

From Barcelona: Medieval Girona Tour

3. From Barcelona: Medieval Girona Tour

Depart from the meeting point in central Barcelona on an air-conditioned coach. Sit back and relax on a 1.5-hour journey to Girona, one of the most beautiful cities of Catalonia. Upon arrival, follow your guide to the city center for a 2-hour walking tour. Discover the old town and learn about some of the myths and legends related to the city. Stroll down La Rambla, see some of the most important plazas of Girona, and explore its winding alleys.  You may also recognize the picturesque bridge and houses along the Onyar River constructed by the Eiffel company in the 19th century. See some of the locations where the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” filmed many scenes of its 6th season. Admire the exterior of the magnificent cathedral destroyed on the TV series. Walk along part of the city’s medieval walls and marvel at the amazing views of the old town. Originally built in the 14th century, the old walls were destroyed to expand the city in the 19th century. Today, due its reconstruction, it is possible to walk along them once again. Take advantage of some free time after the guided tour to visit the cathedral on your own or grab a quick bite to eat before returning to Barcelona.

From Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones and Montserrat Tour

4. From Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones and Montserrat Tour

Discover the Old Town of Girona and learn about some of the myths and legends related to the city. See some of the locations where the HBO hit series Game of Thrones filmed many scenes of its sixth season. Admire the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral and walk along a part of the medieval city walls. Originally built in the 14th century, the old walls were destroyed to expand the city in the 19th century. Take advantage of the free time after the guided tour and visit the interior of the Cathedral on your own, or grab a quick bite to eat. The second part of the tour takes you to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meters). You have the opportunity to take in breathtaking views of the Montserrat Mountain, one of nature’s unique creations. Take a ride up Montserrat on the cogwheel train, which drops you off at the Monastery. During the 15-minute ride you’ll have spectacular views of the mountain from the panoramic windows of the train. Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat that houses the 12th-century romanesque carving of the Verge Moreneta (the Black Madonna). You’ll have some free time to take in the audiovisual exhibition about the history and creation of Montserrat and to taste typical liqueurs of Montserrat, made by local monks. Both of these activities are included in the tour price.

Girona: Private History Tour

5. Girona: Private History Tour

The ancient walled city of Girona stands on a fortress-like hill, high above the confluence of the Onyar and Ter rivers. With the help of a local guide, discover the most important monuments of Girona, its history, its Jewish heritage and also its legends. This private tour can be tailored to your specific needs and interests. Founded by Iberians, the Romans later named the city Gerunda and established it as an important stopping point on the Via Augusta, linking Iberia with Rome. The most important time for the city, however, was the middle ages. Due to its location near the French border, the city was under siege several times and much of its buildings were built during this time.  Explore the city's 15th-century cathedral, boasting the widest unsupported gothic arch in the world which dominates the skyline. In the lower part of the city, enjoy the steep alleyways and the brightly painted façades of the houses overlooking the Onyar river which provide the most emblematic image of the city. Among the bridges that span the river are the lightweight Gómez bridge and the Ferreries Velles bridge which was designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1877. For those interested in The Game of Thrones series, the guide can show the locations where the 6th season was filmed.

Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones Private Tour with Pickup

6. Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones Private Tour with Pickup

Discover the locations where the HBO hit series "Game of Thrones" was filmed in Girona. Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona to start your adventure and transfer you to the Old Town of Girona. Your expert guide will show you the magical corners of the city that brought "Game of Thrones" to life. Visit Girona Cathedral, which was used to represent the Great Sept of Baelor. You will also recognize the monumental baroque stairway of the cathedral as the exterior of the Great Sept Baelor in King’s Landing. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, which served as the city of Braavos in the series, where blind Ayra Stark was begging and got attacked by the waif. You'll also learn a little about Girona's fascinating history on this tour. With its perfect location on a hill along the eastern shore of the Onyar River near the French border, Girona flourished during the Middle Ages. Enjoy amazing views from the Medieval city walls and get lost in the maze of winding streets. You'll also see the Arabic Baths, the synagogue, and the Gustave Eiffel Bridge.

Girona: History and Gastronomy Small Group with Tastings

7. Girona: History and Gastronomy Small Group with Tastings

This experience is a combination of a walking tour through the historic area of the city of Girona, the monumental neighborhood, the Jewish quarter, the Rambla, the bridges over the Onyar river, etc., plus a visit to an specialized tavern to taste the best products that the gastronomy of this area offers. In total we will be together for more than 3 hours. Girona has a high quality gastronomic products. One way to enjoy all the products that the area offers us is in small portions such as tapas or pintxos. We will accompany you to the more specialized taverns to enjoy these small art pieces of Girona and Catalan Gastronomy in general. You will taste local cheeses and sausages, anchovies from La Escala, Iberian ham, the typical sweet from Girona, the Xuixo, and other spectacular products that will surely surprise you. All these products combined by any of the fantastic wines that this country offers. We have more than 50 wineries in the province that nowadays, have nothing to envy to other wine regions of Spain or France. Our D.O (origin denomination) Empordà has become the pride of Girona in recent years. They produce white, rosé and especially red wines of excellent quality. If you do not like wine or cannot drink it, you can taste some beer, or other non-alcoholic drink.

Girona: Cathedral of Girona + Art Museum + St. Felix Church

8. Girona: Cathedral of Girona + Art Museum + St. Felix Church

Delve into Girona’s historical and artistic culture with this 3-in-1 pass. Visit 3 of the city’s most iconic monuments, including the Girona Art Museum, Girona Cathedral, and the Church of St. Felix. Enjoy a bonus audio guide at the art museum. Visit the Girona Art Museum first, where you can pick up your other two entry tickets. Housed in the old Episcopal Palace, discover the best collections of Catalan art dating from the 10th to the 21st century. Admire altarpieces from various churches and monasteries. Explore exhibits of valuable objects from the cathedral treasury at the Girona Cathedral, built between the 12th and 18th centuries. See the Gerona Beatus manuscript (10th century) and the famous Tapestry of the Creation (11th century). Visit the Church of St. Felix next, a longstanding symbol of Catalan Gothic architecture. Step inside this historic building to witness art such as the group of 8 sarcophagi (stone coffins) and the 14th-century sculpture of the Recumbent Christ.

Private Full-Day Girona & Figueres From Barcelona

9. Private Full-Day Girona & Figueres From Barcelona

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the day, on a full-day trip to Girona and Figueres, two of the most scenic towns of the Costa Brava. An expert guide will pick you up at your hotel or apartment with private transport. First, visit the historic town of Girona to see Roman remains and medieval buildings. Lose yourself in a labyrinth of narrow streets, and travel through the best-preserved Jewish Quarter in Europe. Marvel at Girona Cathedral and the widest Gothic nave in the world. Then, see the colorful houses along the River Onyar. Go to the top of Girona’s medieval walls for panoramic views. Next, transfer to Figueres near the border with France, and experience one of the main destinations of the so-called “Dalí Triangle”. Explore the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, and enter some of the places he frequented as an adult. Go to the Dalí Museum, designed by Dalí himself, on the ruins of an old municipal theater. Journey into the artist's mind as you explore the vast collection of his work, including some of the strangest artifacts imaginable.

From Barcelona: Private Medieval Girona Half-Day Tour

10. From Barcelona: Private Medieval Girona Half-Day Tour

Start this private tour from Barcelona, where your guide will pick you up from your accommodation for this exciting half-day excursion. From there, head to the historic town of Girona, where the remains of a Roman and medieval past coexist with the present, offering an image full of contrasts. Busses are forbidden to enter the city walls but as you'll be traveling in a private minivan or executive car, you'll be able to enter the heart of the Old Town. Once there, get lost in the maze of narrow streets of the city center and travel back in time to the best-preserved Jewish quarter in Europe. Admire the cathedral, boasting the widest Gothic nave in the world, and marvel at the colorful spectacle of houses along the Onyar River, which splits the city in two.  During your tour of Girona, you will cross several bridges. One of them was designed by the famous Gustave Eiffel in 1877. The modern feel of the iron-clad Eiffel Bridge contrasts sharply with the old buildings of the city. Whether with its many bridges crisscrossing the river or with its strong medieval walls, Girona charms its visitors with an exciting panorama. After the tour, your guide will take you back to your accommodation in Barcelona.

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What people are saying about Girona Cathedral

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4.7 / 5

based on 536 reviews

our guide Sara was knowledgeable and interesting. She was helpful with suggestions on how to spend the free time as well.

This was a larger group than last year, but the Guide was equally knowledgeable and patient with us.

Salvador Dali museum in Figueres is a must. Appreciated art more with insights from our guide Luis.

Ramon was an excellent informant guide. We totally enjoyed our stay in Girona.

This was good value for money…three museums for only £8+