We had a great guide with Veronica. It was a very rainy day and it was snowing in the Pyrenees so whilst we did not get to hike it was still a great experience - especially if you have never seen the mountains before.
We had a great day in the Pyrenees on this tour. The weather was clear and sunny although still chilly. We visited Vic on a day the market was in full swing. The rack railroad ride through the mountain pass to Vall de Nuria was gorgeous and IMO is on a par with the train ride to Machu Picchu. We did some light hiking and also took the tram to the mountaintop. A visit to another medieval town and then a drive through beautiful scenery back to Barcelona. Highly recommend!
Chega United Kingdom
The trip to Pyrenees is highly recommended. The Nuria valley is a splendid sight. The Queralb village seems to be forgotten by time. The only recommendation we have is to allow for more time especially at the Nuria valley.
This was a great tour and the bonus was a spectacular weather day on top of it. The tour left from the offices by the Palau Musica which is very easy to find and close to the metro. We had about a 1 hour drive and stopped in the town of Vic. This was a charming town where our excellent guide, Feliciano gave us some of the town's history including showing us an intact Roman temple from early in the 2nd century and the local cathedral with beautiful murals instead of stained glass. We then got over an hour of free time to explore which since it was a Saturday and was market day, was a lot of fun as we gathered up supplies for a picnic in the mountains. We then continued on to the town of Queralbs where we caught the funicular train up to the Nuria Valley. Feliciano was able to answer questions and provide a lot of information about the area. Then we had a lengthy amount of time to hike and explore the Nuria Valley. There was some snow and skiers but we were able to still walk in sneakers without much trouble. After our hiking time, we got some more time to walk in Quelrabs and then the drive back to Barcelona. It was a great tour and tour guide and a beautiful part of Catayluna
Very good guide! Good timing to visit the villages and the Pyrenees. You didn't get tired.Good bus conditions. Yes, you can join this tour and enjoy it!
EFREN R United States of ...
Our tour guide, David, explained the details of the history of Catalonia which made our trip very interesting. The breathtaking views, rich ancient history, Caga tio, train ride and cable car going up to the mountain covered with snow should not be missed.
A nice visit to the Pyrenees. David was an outstanding guide. He explained what we were going to see and gave great descriptions and history about each place.
Wonderful trip! It was great to get out of the city for a day of hiking in the beautiful Pyrenees. If you take this tour on either a Wednesday or Saturday you will be able to experience the market at Vic - well worth it!
As for Filippo when booking. He absolutely made the trip for our group. He was incredibly well informed and could answer any of our questions about Catalunya's history, culture and language. He was also flexible and offered our group a couple of options about how to spend our time. I cannot recommend him highly enough - great guy!
This was a nice day in the mountains. The scenery, beautiful, the little town of Querbles we stopped in before we took the train up was delightful. We thought we would have two hours up there to hike, but it was two hours total, so by the time we ate lunch, there was only time for the short hike down from the gondola ride. It was a lovely tour
It was a wonderful trip. Beautiful and quite informative. Loved the history and quaint, old village.
The tour was great. Guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The day went too quickly. We would do it again if given the chance.
We enjoyed the varied day of activities with our wonderful tour guide, Feliciano, whose knowledge of the area kept it so interesting. We had a perfect September day Saturday for our tour and we were lucky to strike market day in the historic town of Vic. At the end of the sealed road at the quaint village of Queralbs we caught the rack railway up to Valle de Nuria where it opens out to a a grassed area overlooking a beautiful lake and resort hotel. Here we enjoyed the few hours of free time and we chose to take the gondola price included up to a vantage point where we saw many keen hikers walking through the mountains. We spent the rest of our time walking around the lake and just soaking up the beautiful environment. Time allowed a look around Queralbs on our return and again Feliciano kept us enthralled with its fascinating history. It was wonderful to be transported from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for a day.
This was a tour full of beautiful vistas and panoramas! Mabel, our tour guide was simply amazing, giving us every detail about the places we visited. I really loved Nuria with the beautiful lake scenery. We also had time to go on a lovely hike in the mountains which was not difficult at all. A tip which I can give you is to buy some food for this tour, as there aren't many food options in the mountains, or else you buy it from Vic since there are many shops and there is also the market there. Highly recommended! Thanks Mabel!
Perfect weather, perfect time of year. Good way to see the Pyrenees if you have limited time or don't want to rent a car. Our guide was Mabel and driver Giuseppe, did a great job.
Loved the mix of beautiful mountain vistas and historic town visits. David was an engaging guide who shared his knowledge and love of the area. We had a little less time to explore Vic than we had hoped due a rainstorm but the trip's plan was one that allowed us to see and experience a part of the Pyrenees that we would have not have pursued on our own. David offered information about Catalan history as well points of interest in and around Barcelona for future touring. This trip was worth the time and money.
Excellent guide, excellent trip. The mountains were beautiful. The length of the trip was perfect.
Enjoyed the tour and time in the mountains - great views and hiking. Our guide, Veronica, was very helpful and knowledgable!
This tour was amazing!!! Mabel was our guide and was excellent. We first stopped off at Vic - a medieval town with a Roman Temple and a lovely market square. The locals at Vic were very friendly. We then went to the Pyrenees and after a quick stop at Querables, a charming mountain town, we took the train up to Nuria. The Pyrenees and Nuria were more beautiful and majestic than I had imagined. The view was just stunning. The resort at Nuria offered hiking which we did, horseback riding, and boating. The tour description does say to dress warmly for this tour and I advise taking that seriously. We didn't and had to buy rain jackets in Nuria.
Excellent tour guide, really informative. We visited a large winery oldest in Europe, original dates to 55 BC and a much smaller one with about 15 of the capacity. We learned a great deal about the two quite different methods used to produce wine at these vignoles, and we had two excellent tasting sessions, 5 and 6 samples, respectively. We bought three bottles total. A small group - the traveling comp
anions, mostly Irish, helped make this a superb experience. Bottom line - the guide was superb. We think her name was Veronique
Yoyo L Singapore
If you love nature and beautiful scenic views, you don't want to miss this tour. The views on the pyrenees mountains were simply gorgeous, definitely a good place for a short hike. Plenty of time on the mountains to spend exploring. We had the chance to visit a small town called Vic on our way there which was an added bonus. The locals were friendly and we had an enjoyable 1.5 hours to spend exploring the marketplace. The guide was lovely, very helpful and always making sure that we have what we need to enjoy the trip.
The break from the city was so refreshing. Our guide, Veronica, was very helpful and friendly. The views and fresh air were great.