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Jul142011

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Montserrat and Cava Trail Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended

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Loved the trip and it was a nice detour from our stay in Barcelona. Scenic mountain top church and town. Definitely take the funicular train to the top and explore the trails. That made the trip for us. I'm a camper back in Los Angeles so I really connected with the natural beauty of the area. Others with connect with the religous aspect of the place - the black Madona. There was a long line and it hardly seemed worth the wait so I snapped some pictures and moved on. Food in the town is so-so but you can get a descent sandwich with cheese or ham. Keep it simple. Tour guide was excellent and group size was fine as everyone split up once we got there. We had hours to explore and that was great.
Cava Trail was fun and a great way to end the trip as you get to sample some free Cava and buy bottles (if you please) in the gift shop. We did and finished off a half bottle on the way home with some other members of the group. A great activity for the bus ride home.

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Jul132011

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Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended

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Guides (on bus and locations) were great. Tour size did not bother us as everyone splits up during the free time period. Girona was a charming small town. Just enough time to walk around. Perhaps a little more time would have been nice - like an extra 30 minutes. Figueres was nuts - as we got there in the afternoon and it was loaded with people to see the Dali Museum. It was tiring to work your way through the masses. We opted an extra $5 Euros for a private guide to walk us through the museum and I think that is a must. Otherwise you just get lost in the helter skelter craziness of working your way through the crowds and having no idea of the significance of any of Dali's art work. Getting in was no wait because we had the guide - the area was just crowded. If I go again, I would go in the morning as I would hope the crowds would be lesser. We were there in mid-July on a weekday. But we still really enjoyed the trip and also had time to walk around the immediate area and buy gifts and spend time in the museum gift shop as well. Maybe an extra 30 minutes here would help if you wanted to see more than just the museum.

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