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  • Location:Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona

Discover medieval Girona and the Dali Museum in Figueres, where the artist Salvador Dalí was born, on this day trip from Barcelona by air-conditioned coach. With an expert guide, take a walking tour of Girona’s picturesque Old Town. Learn about the city’s wealth during the Middle Ages and admire the Cathedral and colorful houses huddled along the Onyar River. After free time for lunch, travel to the Dali Museum in Figueres. View the flamboyant, egg-topped exterior of the Dali Theatre-Museum and explore its extraordinary collections of paintings, sculptures and jewelry.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Girona and Figueres from Barcelona
  • Stroll around Girona’s medieval Old Town and well-preserved Jewish Quarter on a guided tour
  • See top attractions such Girona's Cathedral and pastel-hued houses huddled along the Onyar River
  • Visit the charming town of Figueres, birthplace of cult Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí
  • Explore Figueres’ Dalí Theatre-Museum, home to a vast collection of Dalí paintings, sculptures and other works
  • Enjoy free time in Girona for lunch (own expense) and to explore Figueres independently

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I like the mix of guided tours and free time on this day trip. There's a walking tour and free time for lunch in Girona, and in Figueres, your guide will introduce you to Dalí's works before leaving you to enjoy the Dalí museum independently and then wander around the town.

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What You Can Expect

Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona

Admire medieval Girona on this full-day trip from Barcelona

Depart central Barcelona by air-conditioned coach and journey through Catalonia’s countryside to Girona, a lovely old walled city that straddles the Onyar River.

Along the way, hear how Girona reached its zenith in medieval days, and how its wealth was directed into the construction of many extravagant Romanesque and Gothic buildings.

After around 1.5 hours on the road, arrive in the charming Old Town and set off to explore with your guide. Meander down cobbled streets and weave your way into the atmospheric Jewish Quarter. Take in the picturesque houses and squares, and learn how this quaint area was home to one Catalonia’s most prosperous Jewish enclaves during the Middle Ages. 

Admire the baroque façade of Girona Cathedral, and stop to take snaps of Girona’s best-known view — the panoramas over the colorfully painted houses huddled along the Onyar.

After free time to have lunch (own expense) at any of Girona’s enticing restaurants, hop back inside your coach and travel on to Figueres, where the iconic Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dalí was born in 1904.

Hear about Dalí's life from your guide, including how the daring artist turned the town’s then-ruined Municipal Theater into the Dalí Theatre-Museum. Opened in 1994, the museum houses the world’s single largest collection of his works, including paintings, sculptures and other curiosities.

Marvel at the fanciful exterior with its crowning glory of sculptured eggs, and then go inside to explore the collection. See highlights such as the 3-dimensional room set that resembles Mae West’s face, and gain fascinating insight into Dali’s artistic journey as you roam the galleries and adjoining Dalí Jewels exhibition.

Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore Figueres town independently. Your tour then finishes back at the start point in Barcelona.

Customer Reviews

Amehjah

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wonderful guide, could have easily spent more time in Girona, however our tour was running slightly behind due to traffic delays.

Salvador Dali museum was definitely worth the visit. Lots of interesting artwork to see and quaint little town.

I would recommend this tour to others as I enjoyed myself and found everything was well planned and organised.

MORRIE H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour!! Our tour guide handled the group very well, was knowledgeable, and personable. I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Barcelona.

LLOYD B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An all around marvelous day, with another excellent guide. We enjoy the bus drive portion of the journey in addition to the destination. Girona walking tour had lots of inclines and steps but the city is too interesting to miss. After adequate time for browsing or for enjoying lunch, it was time to meet at the bus for the drive to Figueres. The Dali museum is incredible and just enough time was available to enjoy the exhibist, allowing a few minutes for a sangria at a tapas bar very near to the museum. LOVELY day, a perfect way to see these remarkable sights!

liamrbrennan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour, knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend!

Peter B Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

An amazing day. Girona was a very old city with an interesting history. We had a walking tour around the city with tome to shop. Dali museum was like travelling through the mind of Dali! We saw work that we were not aware he had available! His jewellery was artistic. The museum had so much of his work. A great day, money well spent

emma b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent guide and very infomative at the gallery- dont miss the jewellery, it is spectacular and demonstrates another aspect of Dalís mathematical genius. The town is cute, lots of coffee shops and other shopping to poke around to check out local artistry.

Marina R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing!

Randal Joy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Beautiful tour with wonderful tour guides. I would have like more time in Girona and a guide for the museums. Our tour guide in Figueres was expert.

Charles C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was an excellent tour of both cities. The tour guides were very attentive and extremely knowledgeable.

Joyce W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I loved Girona, walking tour was excellent and in particular the local guide who did the walking tour. The Dali museum is interesting and different to say the least!. The tour leader's 1/2 talk on Dali and the museum was really well done. The only small room for improvement was that during the talk at the Dali museum it was sometimes hard to here the tour lead talk, but it was a very busy place, and she just naturally had a quiet voice.

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