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Beautiful trip, plenty of things to see in Tarragona, Sitges is a lovely place and lunch was excellent, we also had a short extra visit to Roc de Gaieta, lovely small resort composed of villas with specific spanish architectural styles. Guide was nice, if you want to know more just ask him, he will gladly provide information on lots of subjects if he sees there is interest.
Very nice places to visit. Small tour group very nice and the places were also not crowded. Was able to spend enough time in each place, relax and not rush around.
The sights were incredible to see and very enjoyable. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided great information. I enjoyed spending time with the guide and the group. However, we also had ample time to explore the areas for ourselves.
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The tour guide was excellent. The tour started on time. Great tour to go
Great trip and excellant tour guide. Great people and trip - really enjoyed the day! A++
I loved the trip to Tarragona! Will go back again. Sitges tour information was about 25 minutes long and we were turned loose to explore but the area we wanted to visit was too far to walk and we only had a few hours there. I'll go back there for R and R. The drive up the coast back to Barcelona was picturesque and we got to see the Gaudi, Guell restaurant on the Garraf coast near Sitges and will go back to dine there someday. Our guide Andrew, was terrific.
The Tarragona trip provided a wonderful opportunity to visit significant and well preserved ruins. The ruins were very accessible and really offer a feeling of walking through the past. The Sitges visit was really just a beach boardwalk and opportunity for a meal at beach-side restaurant. We would have preferred to spend all day in Tarragona. Overall, though I would chose this tour again - just for the reason that it offers a credible and insightful visit to wonderful ruins, with a well informed guide, as a perfect complement to our week in Barcelona.
We honestly would give this trip a 31/2. It was well organized and executed, but our guide was difficult to understand. The group was good, diverse and small - Loved the Roman aqueduct.
We were very disappointed when we showed up at 830am with our printed confirmation (I booked online), which our hotel also confirmed for us via phone the prior day, to learn that the tour had not been scheduled. The tour director did offer us a discount, and we went the next day. We did enjoy the tour very much, but were not happy about the impact the change had on our Barcelona visit.
We enjoyed this trip very much. There was only 7 people in our group. We had plenty of free time and our guide was great.
Totally enjoyed the day trip. We thought it was worth the money spent to leave Barcelona for the day and see other parts of Spain. The tour consisted of a van ride to each of the locations and a bit of history explained to us from our guide. Once at the locations we were given a brochure and left on our own to explore. Our tour guide, Alex, was knowledgeable with Spain history and was very pleasant to be around. He did a great job in including everyone, as there was a mixed group of languages (English, Spanish and Italy). Tarragona was a beautiful city with a lot of history, museums, etc. We only wish that the majority of the time could of been spent in this area rather than Stiges. Stiges is beautiful beach town and we had a wonderful lunch there, but did not see too much as far as history. Tour is great as long as you understand that it is up to each person / group to discover the beauty of each location on their own.
Tarragona was very interesting. I enjoyed the ancient ruins. Sitges was relaxing--shops were closed, as it was the middle of the day. We had coffee and watched the sights. Relaxing!!
If you like exploring on your own, after background explanation, then this is a good tour for you. Even though our group was small - only 4 guests - there were 2 "trainees" on our tour. Their presence diluted the focus a bit. Our guide was very nice, and well informed. But her English language skills could have had smoother delivery. It took longer than necessary to relay the information, and kept us from asking too many questions. Given the wealth of history in Tarragona, I wish we could have conversed more. But lunch on the beach in Sitges was spectacular. A long, but worthwhile day.
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This was our second tour with this operator, so we now knew where to wait. Our guide/driver was a very personable young woman. She did an excellent job of not only driving, but providing commentary along the way. We visited everything stated in the online description. If staying in Barcelona, this particular trip allows one to venture out of the city and get a feel for coastal living. You are given time to wander, on your own, in Tarragona and Sitges. Unfortunately, we reached Sitges during "siesta" time, so many of the shops were closed. There are a number of restaurants available for lunch at Sitges, but they do tend to be a bit pricey. It's a good trip if you have extra days in Barcelona, but if your time is limited, first see everything you can in the city.
We enjoyed this tour even though we went on Sunday many things were closed. The guide was good and helpful. More time in Sitges was needed.
Tarragona was a beautiful and historic city and my guide was very knowledgable about the area, welcomed questions and gave recommendations but let us explore on our own. The day was a nice mix of busy and relaxed since Sitges was mostly spent eating a delicious lunch with about an hour to lay out on the beach or go shoppingexploring. The beaches were very crowded so I probably wouldn't have needed more time there anyway.
Since another local tour operator used by Viator advised us of problems with a wheelchair, and this company did not, I was surprised by the places my husband could not travel with his wheelchair. This operator was given the same information, and sent no reply as to the limitations of accessibility. That said, I still recommend the tour. There is a dirt path to see the Viaduct, but it was not that impressive, and preservation work prevented some photo opps. We were left off the mini bus at the bottom of the old city of Tarragona. Too steep to push a wheelchair up, BUT... a magnificent elevated path along the ocean. My husband and I also happened upon a wonderful local celebration in the downtown shopping area where our guide told us not to go, but it was easily accessible. Horses, donkeys, ponys pulling carts, carriages, etc celebrating old methods of delivering products within the region. Sitges Beach was beautiful, again a paved boardwalk, easily accessible. Small and large cafes on the streetside. Great paella for lunch! Beautiful mid-May day! We stopped also in another seaside village with spectacular architecture and the bus driver was FABULOUS getting my husband around in and out of the wheelchair! "Old road" back from Sitges was crazy with twists and turns, but would not have missed the experience!
The tour bus and driver arrived early, which was great. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. I enjoyed seeing the aqueduct, but wish we had spent more time in Tarragona and less in Sitges. I'm not sure how much it costs to take a round trip bus to Tarragona, but I would do that instead of take this tour and pass on Sitges all together it is a nice beach town, but hardly requires a several hour visit.
Worth doing if you want a very relaxed day trip from Barcelona to see more of Catalonia. Ask the guide lots of questions if you want to know anything as he was very knowledgeable.
Guide was very knowledgeable and informative of the places we passed and visited. He had a great sense of humor which was an added bonus. The vehicle was comfortable. We were provided enough free time to explore both Tarragona and Sitges. The guide gave us a great recommendation of the places we should see which helped maximize our time.
The tour guide was very articulate, very knowledgeable about many aspects of Roman, Spanish and Catalonian history. We were only able to get close to the Aqueduct in Tarragona, but we really weren't able to visit it as it being restored, our guide seemed to know this. The old city of Tarragona was very exciting. Our recommended a restaurant for lunch in Sitges that turned out to be superb. Most of this tour is self-guided, which for us wasn't a problem. To really enjoy this tour you have to be in shape to cover a lot of ground, including hills and stairs. While not a problem for me or my wife, this might be an issue for others, and should be explained in more detail in the description.
Very small group with a friendly guide. The highlight was seeing the aqueduct up close. Our guide took us on a little hike down into the valley. Tarragona was small enough to navigate easily with minimal guidance, because the tour guide basically just drops you off with a map and a short orientation talk and that's it. But several of the sites were closed and others had quite expensive admission fees for what you get to see. Sitges has a beautiful beach, but you arrive during siesta time, so there's little else to do if you're not the beach-loving type. You get lots of free time on this trip, so it's good for people who aren't interested in guided tours.