Things to do in Sitges

Our most recommended things to do in Sitges

Barcelona: Half-Day Wine and Electric Bike Tour

1. Barcelona: Half-Day Wine and Electric Bike Tour

If you are lovers of cycling, nature, and wine and then you are invited to come to Penedès to enjoy an unforgettable day cycling among the vineyards on your favorite means of transportation. You will be visiting an ecologic winery and tasting the best wines and cavas. Cycle among the vineyards and be taken to a family winery where you will participate in a guided electric bike wine tour. Join the tour and cycle through vineyards with your rented electric bike and English-, Catalan-, and Spanish-speaking guide. Enjoy a fully guided tour of the region and visit wineries to taste wines and cavas. This is a small group to ensure a personalized experience with a maximum of 12 persons. You will meet at 10:15 AM and catch the return train at 2:00 PM. As great connoisseurs of the Penedès region, you will meet the fourth generation of a family rooted in the land. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of this wine region, and the fascinating world of wine and cava in a privileged environment as it is Subirats. You will be given the chance to enjoy a half-day wine tour surrounded by vineyards and visiting a winery where you will discover the different steps in the process of making cava and wine.

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 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.

Day Trip to Montserrat and Sitges from Barcelona

4. Day Trip to Montserrat and Sitges from Barcelona

Transfer by air-conditioned bus to the Montserrat Mountains to visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat and see its 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Verge Moreneta (“Black Madonna”). Marvel at the Benedictine sanctuary, founded in 1025 as a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia. Following a guided tour, you then have some free time to enjoy the fabulous landscape by yourself, visit the local food market and the audiovisual exhibition, and taste some liqueurs. Drive next to Sitges, one of the most beautiful villages on the Catalonia coast where a guided tour will take place with some free time in the end.

Vilanova i la Geltrú: Guided Sitges Coast 3-Hour Kayak Tour

5. Vilanova i la Geltrú: Guided Sitges Coast 3-Hour Kayak Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the picturesque coastline between Vilanova i la Geltrú and Sitges on this guided kayak tour. Meet your instructor at the RocRoi Adventure Beach Center and get some basic information on kayaking, perfect for newcomers and experienced kayakers alike. Start paddling from the Ribes Roges Beach and head along the coast to the town of Sitges, known for its luxurious mansions dotting the seafront promenade.  Take a break at Els Colls, a region where wild vegetation meets typical rocky bays, known to the locals as calas. Relax at the calas and take photos of the coastal flora and fauna.

Sitges: Food and Natural Wine Tasting

6. Sitges: Food and Natural Wine Tasting

You will be guided on this tour by a History and Geography graduate, and wine culture lover. They will bring out the wine enthusiast in you as you enjoy a special day surrounded by vineyards, landscapes, and unique sensations. An incredible day awaits exploring the famous village of Sitges, famous for the film festival, carnival, and festivals marking Modernism between the 19th and 20th centuries, starring Santiago Rusiñol, Charles Deering, Ramon Casas, and Miquel Utrillo, plus other intellectuals of the time. Also, you will see the historical changes that urbanism and the architecture of Sitges have created, and good examples of modernist buildings. Stroll through the streets and see an incredible Catalan Mediterranean village. Explore the streets and modernist buildings, and hear about the history of this town. In addition, you can sample a local drink and organic/natural wine. You will enjoy some tastings of ham, cheese, and local tapas.

Sitges: Private 5-Hour Tour from Barcelona

7. Sitges: Private 5-Hour Tour from Barcelona

On this 5-hour excursion you’ll enjoy private round-trip transportation between your accommodation in Barcelona and Sitges, as well as the services of an official private tour guide, luxury vehicle and separate chauffeur. In just 45 minutes you’ll arrive in Sitges, the lovely coastal town where your guide will take you on a sightseeing tour. You’ll walk through the old town area, which is just steps away from the Mediterranean. From this former fishing village you’ll have beautiful views of both the sea and the nearby mountains. See Port Aiguadolç, and then then walk down the famous Paseo Maritimo of Sitges, to the famous church overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Finish off your visit with a stop to enjoy paella or fideua at a typical Catalan restaurant (not included in the tour price).  If you like, you can also explore some of the many unique shops and boutiques that Sitges has to offer.

Penedès: Full-Day Guided E-Bike Wine Tour with Brunch

8. Penedès: Full-Day Guided E-Bike Wine Tour with Brunch

Meet in Lavern-Subirats, easily accessible from Barcelona by train. The Penedés wine e-Bike tour offers you a splendid day bicycling through the vineyards and includes a visit to one boutique winery. From here enjoy the magnificent scenery of one of the best wine regions of Spain not far from the Mediterranean Sea and Sitges village. Cycle through idyllic vineyards as you learn about the rich culture and history of the region from your expert guide. You are invited to come to Penedès to enjoy an unforgettable day cycling among vineyards on a favored means of transportation. Feel the guide's love and attachment to this land that makes them feel real passion for explaining the knowledge gained over 4 generations. Visit wineries and taste the best wines and cavas. Finally, there's nothing better than having brunch made with local products and enjoying some different wines and cava, before taking the train back to Barcelona.

Sitges: Self-Guided Audio Tour

9. Sitges: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover the rich history of the beachside town of Sitges with a self-guided tour. Famous for its counterculture, the town has been enjoyed since Roman times. More recently, it became a hub for the Catalan Modernists, including the beloved architect Antoni Gaudi, and a popular LGTBQIA+ destination. Starting at the boardwalk, the tour will take you back to Roman times, when soldiers would visit the beachside town to rest and recover. Making your way through the Old Town, the tour will pass buildings from the 1400s that still line Sitges’ oldest street. Next, learn about the town’s strong ties to art and counterculture. Hear stories about the painter Santiago Rusiñol, whose hedonistic lifestyle and involvement with the Catalan Modernists gave Sitges its liberal reputation. Passing by the Museu del Cau Ferrat and the Palau de Maricel, you’ll have the option to explore Sitges’ artistic heritage in more detail. The tour will continue past the Church of St Bartholomew and Saint Tecla, the town’s most photographed site, and on to El Chiringuito, Spain’s first beach bar. As you walk, learn how Facundo Bacardi Masso, of Bacardi Rum fame and a Sitgetan, invented the first white rum in the world. At your own pace, discover the influence the town’s history has on modern Sitges, from its buildings, to its people, and its culture.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 616 reviews

Simply the best value tour I have done through this operator! Three completely different, yet complimenting, experiences in one day for that price was astounding value. Mountains, wine country and beachside relaxation with great culinary experiences at all three! Some tours seem to cram too much driving into the schedule but on this tour there were no parts between destinations that dragged on for too long and all were scenic. This tour was a definite highlight of my two months in Europe.

Our entire day was wonderful with our tour guide, Gaspar. The hotel pickup was very helpful and convenient. We started in Tarragona and learned all about the history of Tarraco. We really enjoyed seeing the amphitheater but would appreciate being able to walk inside it. The Circus was cool, too. The second half of the day in Sitges was fun, too, especially walking around the town. Our guide provided history commentary as well. It was an efficient day! The van had AC and was clean.

Very relaxed tour with a small group. I enjoyed it very much! Tarragona is interesting and I got a chance to see the giant pared. The town of Sitges is prey charming too.

The guy was very knowledgeable and the cities we visited were beautiful. We loved spending the day with new people. We had a lovely meal. It was a wonderful experience

Manuel did an amazing job. We really enjoyed our trip to Teragona. He was very interactive with our children, and we enjoyed his conversation. Excellent tour.