Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Girona is a gem of a city located not far from Barcelona. It has its own history and background. Figures was especially memorable as it was close to our hearts because we have always valued Dali's work. The fact that we were able to go to his art and jewel museums was the highlight of this particular tour for us.
This tour covered a lot in one day, but , if you are up for it, it is well worth it. Girona is is a delight. We had a wonderful tour guide, a native of Girona, who shared many wonderful stories about this delightful town. The visit to the Dali museum was amazing. Personally I am a big fan of Dali so I was in heaven - but even if you don't care for his work, you cannot help but be impressed by this amazing building and all that is in it. Our guide on the bus was great - very entertaining and informative. I really enjoyed this trip as did my fifteen year old daughter.
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.
Great trip. Girona was a very pleasant diversion. Only one problem which is not Viator's fault: there was a mentally-ill employee in the jewelry exhibit who physically attacked my spouse and me because we unknowingly tried to go out the "in" revolving door. Why? It's a REVOLVING door! Anyway, she needs help.
The trip started and ended fairly in time (5 minutes margin). The bus was comfortable. The bus guide was nice and professional.
Girona: to be fair, the town deserves an entire day visit. This is a great place with a lot to see. We enjoyed the 90 minute tour around the old town. The guide (different from the tour guide) was knowledgeable and interesting. Worth the time. Plan ahead what you want to visit and where you want to eat. You only have 2 hours of free time before the bus leaves for Figueres. Spending an extra 30 min. in Girona would have been just right.
Figueres: Only one worthy attraction, the Dali Museum, but well worth it! You will spend 2:30 hours in Figueres. The guide claims you need 1:30 hours to visit the Dali Museum and another 15 minutes for the Jewelry. If you just walk around the place, then that is about the right time. My spouse and I enjoy watching the art, and we barely had time to finish the museum.
Advice: be at the rendez-vous point in time (plan to be there 10 minutes early, in case you get lost in Girona) they mean business with their timing!
Overall, we really enjoyed the trip. The two parts are very different, and you may enjoy one more than the other, but there is definitely something to enjoy!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Girona and to the Dali Musuem in Figueres. In Girona, we had a lovely walking tour of the old walled city and then we had almost a hour of explanation of the Jewish hisotry of Girona during the pre-1492 era. Our guide Anna was quite interesting and very knowledgeable. Our bus guide Carlos was very informative as well. The Dali museum was fascinating- quite the surreal experience. It was a highlight of our trip to Spain and I would definitely recopmmend it.
We rushed to get the bus that didn't leave for an hour after. Nice ride, great museum
Well organized and productive outing. We had adequate time at both locations to enjoy what there was to see. The bus was comfortable. Carlos, our tour guide, was attentive and informative. I'd recommend the trip as a very good value.
Girona is a wonderful place to visit. Our guide led us places we never would have found on our own. The Dali Museum is definately worth seeing. One of the most unusual buildings houses a wonderful collection.
loved it. Allot of walking uphill and stairs, wear good shoes. I recomend the Jewish Museum when in Girona.
I highly recommend this tour. Girona was brilliant, and the Dali Museum fantastic. Our bus ride and our tour guide were brilliant. I enjoyed the whole day.
My husband and I did not go on the walking tour but chose to explore the city on our own. We spent much time in the cathedral and its museum. The Romanesque tapestry was a highlight. There was not enough time to visit any of the museums so we enjoyed tapas in one of the numerous cafes and strolled along the river and the narrow cobblestone streets. Next was the Dali Museum in Figueras which was truly amazing. One would have to see it in person as it cannot be described. We then visited the jewelry collection Dali designed which was in a building close by. Our guide on the totally full bus was knowledgeable giving information both in English and Spanish.