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OMG! The beach was ahh-may-zing! I also liked the museums and cathedrals in Girona, and Pals. It was picture perfect. I highly recommend this tour for a day escape' outside of Barcelona and for seeing a historic UNESCO site like Girona.
What a day! We stayed in Barcelona for 4 days and wanted to do something outside of the city. There didnt seem to be a whole lot of options...so we booked this excursion hesitantly, not knowing how good it would be. Girona and Pals were amazing towns with a lot of Medieval history - which I love. Costa Brava was a beautiful resort beach town....very scenic , beautiful ocean, very similar to Greek Islands we visited earlier in our vacation. We were pleasantly surprised with this tour and would highly recommend it!
Amazing things to see on this tour! We had an excellent tour guide and a day to remember. I would highly recommend this trip. Just be sure to be on time at the meeting point in Barcelona. We were but 4 people got left because they were late. The tour starts on time and for us, that was great! You definitely get your money's worth.
Brilliant tour. We did two tours with this company and they were very different but both excellent. Some walking up and down steep hills but OK. Every part of it was great.
Our small group tour was great. The medieval villages were not only beautiful but our guide Nikko brought the history and legends alive. The last stop on the Costa Brava was fabulous. We ate paella overlooking the beach and Meditteranean -incredible.
Excellent tour. We were lucky and were a group of 5 including tour guide. It was honestly one of the best days of my trip. Gets you out of the tourist traps and into some gorgeous parts of Spain. Great tour guide!
We were 4 of a party of 7 and the driver guide was on time, knowledgeable and his English easy to understand. The places visited were interesting and as one of our party was partially disabled he was most helpful. Of the 7 or 8 organises tours we participated in during the 3 weeks we were away, we would rate this the best.
Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! Do yourself a favour and book for this amazing trip. Had a great time and met some great people as well
Our 1st stop was Girona which was a lovely medieval city with a fortress wall that you can climb to and walk along. I enjoyed doing so very much. After walking along the wall I came down and explored several gardens (public) that are in several locations though the city and also entered I church. I then went shopping in several of the small markets and bought a delicious dessert, some fruit and some cold drinks. We then were driven to Pals. Pals is the most charming and romantic little village and I would have loved to spend more time here but all they gave us was 20 min. I think we must demand a longer day tour so that we can spend at least 1 hr in Pals! The last stop was a gorgeous seaside village and the views were spectacular. The guides pointed out 2 trails to hike. I chose the one that had you hiking thorough tunnels and it was charming, deserted (which I like) and easy to walk but still a good work out. The beaches there are lovely too so plan on a swim. Now this is where they tell you to plan on eating. This last stop. Well: the prices were very high and the food was bad. If I knew now, I would have bought a picnic lunch in Girona where there were lots of shops and then had my delicious picnic on the beach in the seaside village. I recommend you consider doing that.
We ended up having a private tour since the other scheduled couple did not attend. It was an absolutely beautiful tour through the Spanish countryside and coast. I would do it again and have already recommended it to others.
While researching Girona and Costa Brava I stumbled across the tour operator and it was exactly what I was seeking. I didn't fully realize that they focuses on small tours. That would explain the need to check in the day before with them to confirm the logistics. This was one of the best tours I have taken and it really made my last day in Europe delightful. Our host was very knowledgeable and so personable with a sunny disposition that it seemed you were being led by an old friend. We first started with a tour of Girona as he pointed out the more noteworthy sites and then we were given the option of exploring on our own for a good 90 minutes, probably more. Moving on to the photogenic small hill town of Pals, he pointed out such unusual sights as the Placebo Castle on an distant hilltop and to a reconfigured vending machine in a very small, very old church that dispensed candles, both of which were so unexpected. Finally, we arrived on the coast, which turned out to be my favorite part of the trip. Normally, when a tour mentions there is time to take a dip in the sea, it usually means a very quick dip. Not here was we had about 3 hours to explore. As we walked along the coastal path of Calella de Palafrugell, we came upon one small beach after another with restaurants surrounded by low lying holiday villas. The water temp. in early June was cool but delightful and it was hard to get out. If left to my own devices, I would have found Girona but not Pals or this part of Costa Brava and that was worth the very reasonable price of admission alone.