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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)
Head out of Barcelona on a two-day tour to northern Catalonia's most popular destinations: Vic, Figueres, Girona and Montserrat. Discover the Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres and the magical medieval town of Girona. Also visit the world-famous Montserrat monastery.

Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.

Highlights

  • 2-day tour of Catalonia from Barcelona
  • Visit the historic town of Vic and its market
  • Tour of the Salvador Dali Museum
  • Guided walking tour of Girona's Jewish quarter and the cathedral
  • Spectacular views from Montserrat mountain
  • Guided tour of the Benedictine monastery on Montserrat
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

What You Can Expect

2-Day Northern Catalonia Tour: Vic, Figueres, Girona and Montserrat

2-Day Northern Catalonia Tour: Vic, Figueres, Girona and Montserrat

Just an hour from Barcelona, the first stop on your two-day small group tour of northern Catalonia's most famous attractions tour is the old market town of Vic. Here you will have a chance to stroll around the town center, admiring its cathedral (a mixture of styles ranging from Romanesque to neoclassical ) and its magnificent Renaissance and Baroque buildings, and relax or have lunch in the heart of the town, a beautiful arched square where the market and other major events are held.

Continue to Figueres, hometown of Salvador Dali, where you will have a tour of Salvador Dali Theatre-Museum and be amazed by Dali’s fascinating surrealist world.

On your second day visit the beautiful walled city of Girona, where you’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of the Jewish quarter (one of the best preserved in Europe) and see the exterior of the cathedral. Girona was originally built by the Romans as a fortress, and the best way to explore the medieval town is to lose yourself in the alluring labyrinth of narrow streets, which still reflect its two centuries of Moorish occupation. You'll have free time for lunch, as well as the option to explore the Arabian baths, a Roman building inspired by the Roman public baths, with three pools, each at a different water temperature.

After lunch, you will head to the incomparable setting of the craggy mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically up from the plain to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters) and has amazing views. Enjoy a visit to the Benedictine monastery, founded in the 11th century. The Montserrat mountain provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia, who is worshiped at the shrine in the monastery's Royal Basilica.

Itinerary

Day 1: Barcelona - Vic - Figueres - Girona (D)
Depart Barcelona at 8:30am and travel to Vic, an ancient settlement that still preserves old customs of the Middle Ages. Enjoy the city tour, including a visit to the market, and then have free time for lunch (additional cost). Continue to Figueres, for a tour of the Dali Museum, the largest surrealistic exhibition in the world and home to many famous works by Dali, one of the world's most famous surrealist artists. Continue to Girona for the evening.
Girona accommodation: Melia Girona (4-star)

Day 2: Girona - Montserrat - Barcelona (B)
After breakfast, enjoy a tour of Girona, including a visit to its Jewish quarter and the exterior of the cathedral. After lunch (additional cost), depart to Montserrat, where you will visit the Benedictine monastery located in a unique mountain setting, shaped by the prehistoric oceans. Continue via Sitges to Barcelona, where your tour concludes.

The hotel detailed above is as a reference only and is subject to change.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

My husband and I had an enjoyable 2 day tour of Vic, Girona, , Montserrat, and the Dali Museum in Figueres with Juliet Tours. We toured in a mini-bus since only 4 couples were in the group. Our tour guide-Serge --was multi-lingual-- and very knowledgeable. Our stay overnight at the Melia Girona went well--above average room and the dinner provided was excellent. I highly recommend this tour if you want to see other major sights outside of Barcelona.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this September 2012

The tour was really bad. The tour guide didn't even know the history of most of the places and couldn't answer any question. The tour was supposed to be in English but the guide was talking in Spanish 75% of the time!!!

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