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The bus was comfortable and Anna was a great tour guide. The price fixed lunch that she set up far exceeded any of our expectations. Definitely worth the trip.
This tour was awesome. There were only three of us in the 'small group' - my wife, myself, and one other guest. Enrique was a fantastic guide - very knowledgeable and friendly! He went out of his way to make sure we had a great day, including some special stops at his favorite viewing points. We even had lunch with him at his favorite restaurant in Rupit, which was delicious and inexpensive. All in all, a wonderful day which I would encourage anyone to experience.
THE TRIP WAS EXCELLENT. OUR GUIDE WAS FABULOUS. WELL WORTH THE MONEY. I WILL FOR SURE USE YOU AGAIN.
Joseph was a great guide, and we enjoyed seeing the villages. The lunch restaurant was terrific--the food as good as any we had on our whole trip.
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This tour was great. Our guide was among the best of all our 12 tours through Spain and Italy. Highly recommended.
guide Josefe was wonderful - his love of and knowledge of Cataunya showed in his descriptions. Went to charming villages would not hacve otherwise seen.
My personal favourite Barcelona tour from the 6 we did!!! What a tour!! Our guide Josep was the best guide ever. all the medieval villages were simply picturesque and he also found the time to take us on top of cliffs to witness eagles flying above us! I will surely never forget this tour. And even the meal that we had in one of the small villages in a family-run restaurant recommended by Josep it was simply scrumptious. I would recommend this tour to everyone! You will surely never forget the views and panoramas!
Great tour - enjoyed the small old towns and great views - tour guide was very informative. I would recommend and even go on it again!
This was a great tour! The group was only 6 people, which really made the tour much better. The tour guide was knowledgeable and funny.
My husband and I absolutely loved ever minute of this tour! Our guide, Emma, was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. Besalú, our first stop, was just stunning. We had enough free time to explore the medieval village, although we could have easily spent the entire day there!
We also headed to a viewpoint, where we had gorgeous views of the Pyrenees, which made for wonderful photo opportunities.
We then drove to Rupit, which was another picturesque village. We had a few hours of free time, to explore and have lunch. The was a fun rope bridge, which we crossed a few times while exploring. We also had lunch at Restaurant Albert, which offered a terrace with incredible views. After lunch, we hiked to a small church which our guide had pointed out earlier.
Our final stop was in Tavertet, which was a very small village, but it offered some of the best views!
We would highly recommend this tour, as both my husband and myself had one of the best days ever! Be sure to bring your camera, as there are so many wonderful photo opportunities on this trip!
Excellent tour for anyone interested in exploring old villages. Of the three villages visited, Besalu offers the most for a tourist. The Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs offer an amazing view of the surrounding mountains and the Ter valley below the cliff. Our tour guide Emma was very knowledgeable and accommodating for our unusually large group.
Peter John B
Excellent guide! Great escape to the countryside of Spain. Thoroughly recommend this tour - fantastic!
This tour was amazing!
The villages were so beautiful and the amazing views to get to the second and third villages were incredible. Our tour guide, Enrique, was wonderful. He knew everything you needed to know about the villages, Catalan history, and Catalan current events as well.
I highly recommend this trip you will not be disappointed!
What a wonderful day this was. Enrique is an exceptional tour guide. It was great to get out of the city for a day and to experience the beautiful drive to these remote villages, high up in the mountains. The time we had in each village was perfect and Enrique's 1 restaurant recommendation in Rupit was fantastic. Loved it!
The villages are quaint, so the photos are stunning. Great scenery, and drive on a medieval road. If you're lucky...you'll find cows grazing alongside the road.
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This was one of our favorite trips in Spain. It was an interesting day, visiting 3 ancient villages. The scenery was beautiful as we drove through part of the Pyrenees Mountains. The photographs taken were actually some of our favorite from our 32 day visit to Spain. Anna was our guide and she was outstanding! She was very professional, knowledgeable, personable and easy going. This excursion is highly recommended, especially if you are interested in medieval history.
This was the best of all the tours we took while on our trip. Philipanue our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun to tour with. I would highly recommend both the tour and him to everyone.
This tour hit the mark on every level. There were 11 of us, plus the guide and the minibus driver, on this tour - towards the upper end of what I'd expect for a small group tour, but still a very manageable size. The sights we visited were amazing including the brief stops at two very scenic lookouts along the way, the authenticity of the food at the lunch stop fit perfectly with the concept of this tour and the guide was wonderful. Having a very proud Catalonian give an overview of the history of Catalonia and provide context for how each of the sights on this tour fit into that history once upon a time really tied everything together beautifully. Additionally, I thought we had an appropriate amount of time scheduled for each sight - we had plenty of time to explore each village, take pictures and ask questions I don't remember feeling rushed at all. Overall, this was a great tour and was well worth the money. If you are interested in getting outside of Barcelona to explore the countryside and what the rest of Catalonia has to offer, I would definitely recommend this tour.
Lydia was outstanding as our tour guide and driver for the day. She is the most knowledgeable of giudes. Loads of knowledge on Catalunya history and very passionate about her people and Catalunya country. She made the trip enjoyable and provided information on each of the Medieval Villages.
Excellent sites. Tour guide was very subject matter very well. He was well educated and related well to all people on the tour. I especially liked the fact that it was a smaller group.
Highly recommended! Visit to small villages of Besalu, Rupit and Tavertet. Tour ends with the wonderful and panoramic scenery in Tavertet. A nice educational and relaxing tour.
Awesome tour! The guide was very knowledgeable, interesting and funny! The villages were absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend this tour!