- Small-group day trip to Catalonia medieval villages from Barcelona
- Visit the charming medieval villages of Besalú and Tavertet with your guide
- Enjoy free time in Rupit to visit medieval locations and have a traditional lunch at a local restaurant (own expense)
- Take in stunning views of the countryside from the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs
- See the beautiful Castellfollit de la Roca village located at the edge of a basalt cliff
- Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience
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What You Can Expect
When you arrive, enjoy a guided walking tour of this beautifully preserved village from the Middle Ages. See the town's arcaded streets, visit a restored mikveh (an old Jewish bath from the 12th century), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue.
Continue by minivan toward the village of Rupit. On the way, pass by Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia with 1,000 habitants in just 3,280 square feet (1,000 square meters), located on the edge of a basalt precipice. When you arrive in Rupit, enjoy two hours of free time to visit this beautiful village at your own leisure. Wander along the cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century country houses, stop by the hanging wooden bridge, and visit the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel. Have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and see the remains of the Castle of Rupit on a rocky peak.
Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs, located by the Ter river valley. Pass by a megalithic tomb -- a field of funerary urns -- and the Iberian Wall until you reach the village of Tavertet. With your guide, visit this charming village, declared a National Property of Cultural Interest due to its 48 preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn interesting facts about this village as you admire the houses and the 11th-century Romanesque Church of Sant Cristòfol. Enjoy a short break to grab a coffee at a local café (own expense) or walk to the viewpoint to admire stunning views over the Panta de Sau lake.
Then, relax on the drive back to Barcelona and take in views of El Magatalls, a beautiful lush forest, and El Montseny, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere-listed natural park.
This was a fantastic look at medieval towns with their architecture, and how they are still being restored and used today. The landscape was beautiful too, and provided a lovely break from the city.
Our guide, Feliciano, was truly a delight. The small group touring is the way to go!
We weren't lucky with the weather (pouring rain most of the time and as low as 7C), which makes the fact that I still truly enjoyed every minute of this tour even more remarkable. Our amazing guide Feliciano managed to keep us entertained throughout the whole trip with lots of stories about the villages, the landscape, Catalunya, Barcelona - just about anything. I learned so much and saw some hidden jewels that you would never find yourself. Really recommendable! (just make sure to bring warm clothes!)