We greatly enjoyed the medieval villages of Besalu, Rupit, and Tavertet with our wonderful guide Joseph! Joseph was funny and charming, very knowledgeable, and justifiably proud of his country, his family, the land and the food. 7 passengers in an air-conditioned van, meant that we all got to meet each other and have time to talk to Joseph. Besalu was a very photogenic 10th century village, and Tavertet had spectacular mountain views, while lunch in Rupit was delicious. It was a great day!
Wow. What a great day trip. Our guide David was so knowledgeable and entertaining. Although it rained at the second stop, we were able to have lunch and then come out into the sunshine. Our driver was an expert as well. Highly recommended. So much history and beautiful old buildings. We really felt like we had a Catalonia experience.
Loved everything about the trip. Got to experience Barcelona's countryside, and the amazing Gerona views.
Thanks to our guide George, we learned historical facts of Catalonia. It was worth every minute of it.
So beautiful. We loved it our and guide. You could just do the first two towns which would give people more time to explore those two towns. The third town did not have as much to see.
Wonderful and informative tour. The villages were picturesque and food was good we had lunch at Rupit. There is quite a bit of walking involved but there should be ample time to do so at your own pace, especially for the second village. We had our kids 9 and 11 years old with us on this trip and they absolutely enjoyed themselves.
Our guide, David, was very clear and entertaining in his delivery of the history behind the villages. He was able to engage everyone in the tour.
Small group tour great -van comfortable Besalu very historic pretty village Lunch our expense good food very generous servings good value scenery very pretty and drive back down thru national park and views of area spectacular.
Problem we did have was on booking tour pick up point was Laietana street On arrival found street very long and hotel staff could not help us as phone numbers to contact you not answered Several emails sent to viator with no reply Only due to very helpful tourist employee able to get local number day before tour and your office is actually in small street around palace of Catalan of Music Confusing!
We had a wonderful day on this trip up into the mountains from Barcelona. It was great to get out of the city and enjoy the countryside. The weather was perfect, and I particularly liked being in a small group. Feliciano spoke fantastic English and was very friendly and informative. It was more like being out with a group of friends than being on a tour. I enjoyed all the villages, and also the trip into the national park was amazing. A highlight of my visit to Barcelona.
We had a fabulous time! The visit to the villages was a treat and our guide was very knowledgable. We would highly recommend this tour.
Wonderful old,old villages, so beautiful still, Took this tour with the local tour operator and a great guide who spoke English, Feliciano made this tour exciting as he gave us the history of the villages we toured and since they only deal in small groups we were all able to ask questions and get to know each other. The villages give you a feeling of being back centuries ago, plenty of free time to walk around and sightsee and even have lunch in a local restaurant. Great tour and tour company, would use them again and if you like Medileval History do not miss this tour.
I'm not sure why more people don't book this tour. The towns alone take you back to Roman and medieval eras but without the smells or diseases of those times. Besalu alone, the biggest town, is worth the trip. Besalu has a myriad of photo ops, especially the stone bridge and views from the top of the town. There are also unique souvenirs made by local artisans. I don't know how many guides to this, but ours forgot her name, took us on a side road to a stunning hill top view of the countryside and the valleys below. If you have an extra day to spend in Barcelona and saturated with Gaudi architecture, book this tour. 5 Star all the way.
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Excellent trip with very knowledgeable guide, Veronica. Great scenery as well.
This is a Must Take tour. The places you visit are beautiful and amazing. We enjoy this trip a lot and Joseph, our tour guide was very good. He has a lot of knowledge related to the history of all these places and explains very well the Catalan culture. He also gives you suggestions of places to visit, which we followed and were excellent.
Very pleasant tour. Beautiful views and interesting history. If you bring your lunch from Barcelona, you would have time for some hiking along the river in Rupit an hour is more than enough. There are stone tables every 100m where you can sit and enjoy.
Wow, what a day, beautiful medieval villages and a very knowledgeable tour guide.We enjoy so much more by going out into the countryside and discovering the history of the region. Barcelona very busy, good to get away from the hustle and bustle. I thoroughly recommend this to anybody, especially those who have been to Barcelona before and would like to see something a bit different
A wonderful day outside the city. Our guide Rob was terrific. Each of the three villages had their own charm. The ride up the mountain to the last village was spectacular ! Well worth doing.
We had a wonderful tour with Enrique--very knowledgeable, fun and friendly. The tour was well planned, however I felt we could have had more time to explore the first town, Besalu as there were several different locations to explore. The lookout at the last stop was also amazing!
I loved this tour! It was great to see outside the city walls and go back to ancient times. Really fun exploration of medieval villages and nice dining experience. It was cool to meet new people this way and share the experience, the tour gives plenty of opportunities for interaction. Highly recommend this for anyone who is into history and/or architecture and wants to see all the beauty of the surrounding areas.
Loved this tour! Beautiful and highly informative. Full marks to our tour guide Pep for providing interesting background history in a witty and emthusiastic manner.
Great driver/tour guide Pep aka Rodrigo. Vibrant personality and got us through dramamine roads. Besalu and Rupit the best...Tavertet forgettable and a ghost town. Recommend adding a medieval castle to this instead. Tour contracted out to a local tour operator across from Palau Musica in Gothic Quarter.
It was one of the highlights of our trip in Barcelona. David is a great guide and driver. We had enough time too enjoy all the places. Love the people in Barcelona and Spain!
Tour was interesting, and the villages have such peace and serenity that make one Long for those moments of silence. We went during the off peak season, tour only comprise of my Daughter and me, plus the tour guide. The places we visited were amazingly beautiful, and not to mention great tour guide!
This tour surpass all my expectations. Our guide was Joseph who was great, talkative and provided great explanations and insight. I believe it was around 14 people the day with did the tour which made it more intimate. We all got along great, we loved all three stops, the villages are amazing and the sightseeing getting there is breathtaking. We strongly recommend this tour and would love to do it again.
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Amazing tour. Joseph was an amazing guide . Being a small group tour it was all the more enjoyable. Would highly recommend.
Had a great time on the tour. It was very interesting to see the old villages. Guide was good and the four of us enjoyed the tour.
Great tour. Good explanations of the history of the Villages and what we were seeing. Good pacing and appropriate time in each place.