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Tour code: 3142GIRONA
Discover the coastal splendor of the Costa Brava region on a full-day trip to Girona and Calella de Palafrugell from Barcelona. With a knowledgeable guide, travel through the scenic Catalan countryside and discover the atmospheric streets of Girona’s medieval Old Town. Admire the flagrant fortresses of Pals; absorb the seaside charm of rural fishing village, Calella de Palafrugell; and admire the dramatic landscapes of Begur, the former home of an ancient castle. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.  


  • Personalized small group and commentary
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Transported by air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Pals, Spain

Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle at a centrally located pickup point in Barcelona and admire the picturesque Catalan countryside as you travel towards your fist stop, the ancient city of Girona. Listen as your guide regales you with tales dating back to Girona’s 76 BC origin and then embark on a tour of the medieval metropolis’ rich architectural tableau. 

During some leisurely free time, see the great Cathedral, founded in 1038 on the site of a former Mosque; admire the spectacular Roman walls that defended the city from attackers; or travel back in time at one of Girona’s comprehensive museums. 

Return to the vehicle and then head to Pals, a small city that grew from the foreboding fortress at its center. Continue to the charming fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell and gaze at the dramatic hillside scenery as you travel past Begur, site of ancient castle ruins. 

On arrival in Calella de Palafrugell, relish the picturesque tableau of whitewashed houses and pristine sandy beaches and set off to explore the rugged coastline. Sink your toes into the soft sands of the beach; take a dip in the refreshing waters of the ocean; or absorb the botanical beauty of the cliff top gardens at Cap Roig. 

Reconvene with your guide and group at a prearranged time and relax during the journey back to Barcelona, where the tour concludes. 

Customer Reviews

Anand V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was amazing. David was an amazing tour guide, well-informed, funny and kept us all entertained during the car journey with his fun-historic-facts. Girona was beautiful and Pals was a unique medieval city. Both have a lot of history associated with it! Costa Brava was just gorgeous!

Nerissa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Love, love, love this day trip! The weather was gorgeous and sunny with magnificent views and subject matter. We came across so many little gems that will forever be remembered. I particularly enjoyed the time spent along the coast where we had a fantastic lunch and sipped on Sangria. It was also special to come across a local store that sold liquer, ceramics and olive oil from the region. Our tour guide, Josep, was so effervescent, animated and knowledgeable, it made you want to learn more. I highly recommend this tour.

David J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had the most wonderful trip to Giorna and Costa Brava. We had a wonderful tour guide Louda?, sorry about the spelling of her name. This was her first tour with Ana to help her. Louda gave us great history about each stop and plenty of time to explore on our own.

Each stop had great history, fantastic views and wonderful little gift shops. In Giorna we walked to the beautiful gardens and on the city wall for some breathtaking views. In Costa Brava we walked the neighborhoods , shopped and climbed rocks by the beach. We had a delicious luch at one of the local restaurants.

I would definitley recommed this tour.

Lika L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

During my stay in Barcelona in June I booked Girona and Costa Brava one-day tour through Viator and it was an unforgettable trip. Our guide was very informative and friendly and she made this trip really enjoyable. The breathtaking views of Girona and the wonderful beach of Costa Brava are really worth visiting. I highly recommend this tour, as I enjoyed it very much.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great!!! Would recommend that you either eat at Girona and enjoy the beach at Costa Brava, or enjoy Girona and eat at the beach. Either way, it was a wonderful trip away from Barcelona!

Koon Huan L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Lovely tour, 3 different but gorgeous towns!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Enrique was a great tour guide. This was a wonderful tour to get outside Barcelona. The first stop was a coffee shop and quick walking tour through Girona. The second stop was in Pals where we were able to explore the old city wall, walk around, and take some photos. The third stop was at the beach for lunch, swimming, and shopping. The only thing I misread, was that I thought lunch was included and it was not. The tour guide offered some wonderful seafood options at our final stop at the beach and we thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon there. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us alot of history information everywhere we went. The only thing I noticed, different from other Viator tours was the lack of free time and shopping at the first two stops. There was also not alot of opportunity for bathrooms. The second and final stop both had public toilets which were pretty dirty but use-able. No toilet paper, so have some in your bag in case. I highly recommend this tour. Getting outside of Barcelona was beautiful. The ride home was about 1:45 minutes with alittle traffic.

Hwei J N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Beautiful cities covered in a day! The time provided to explore the streets of Girona was sufficient, Pals was a unique village and Calella de Palafrugell was breathtaking. Amazing view while having lunch by the beach, an hour or more to spend relaxing on the beach some swam in the blue clear sea. Highly recommend this trip!

Michelle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Awesome tour! Our tour guide, Joseph, was very knowledgeable and overall a great guy who made this tour a great experience.

Jennifer G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was top notch. The trip to Girona and Costa Brava was fabulous! Our guide, Feliciano, was amazing. He has a huge amount of knowledge about history and the region, and is one of the most professional and gracious guides we have ever experienced. Very professional, well worth every penny!

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