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The day trip to both places was worth it. Our tour guide Feliciano (I hope I spelled his name right) was wonderful. First time in Spain and hopefully it won't be the last. Gracias!
My wife and I absolutely loved the company of our guides Li Ping and Julia. We did this tour early Nov/13 and made most of a lovely day in Barcelona with this 8 hr day-trip. Don't forget to ask Julia for some eat-out recommendations in Barcelona...Love Catalonia!
I did not give it 5 stars as I was not well that day and could not enjoy the experience fully. Regardless, this is a day trip worth doing if you are staying in Barcelona. The bus trip was long out and back into Barcelona due to it being a holiday week (Festival de la Mercé) and coming back during rush hour made it worse, yet it was worth it. The aqueduct is a great starting place for the day! You can go up a hill to stand on it. Onew in my group even ran to the middle of it and back! Very accessible for a Roman Empire remnant.
After visiting the aqueduct we went to Tarragona. The city has several places to stop, among them the circus and the forum. Those are 3.50 euros to enter each. We walked the city around midday, stopping in the forum and enjoying the view of the Mediterranean under a very hot sun (we were "lucky" enough to still have warm weather during the end of September: high 70's F). Once we were done, we were driven to Sitges. The tour guide recommended a place to eat paella near the beach called Santa María. I personally did not eat that day, but was told by the rest of the group that it was good! After lunch, we finished our day at the beach across the street from the restaurant. All I can say is WOW! What a view! You have to pay to rent a chair and umbrella if you need it, but it was worth it.
In terms of the group, we were the youngest ones in the bus group of 22 (4 of us together). All 4 of us know English and Spanish, so it was easy to get around without the guide. Our guide was Belén. She was awesome! She knows a lot about the cities and pointed out good historic points as well as gave good recommendations (restaurant, places to see, etc.). She was very attentive and gave us good background information on each city, including the region (Cataluña) and their differences with the rest of Spain. Overall a great trip that I would recommend to anyone. Be ready to walk a lot and go up hills or stairs to see great views. If not, go to the beach!
Tarragona was beautiful with its roman ruins, would have loved to spend more time at Tarragona and less time at Sitges. If you plan on taking this trip, plan to spend a decent amount of time at a very nice beach. Our guide was very good and we lucked out in getting a private tour for this trip.
The highlight of this tour was the aqueduct - amazing! There was plenty of time in both Tarragona and Sitges for walking around, lunch, etc. My tour was on a Sunday, so unfortunately most things were closed in Sitges, but it was great for visiting the Sunday antique market in Tarragona. The tour guide, Alex, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Recommend it as a great opportunity to see something the average tourist to Barcelona doesn't!
The locations that we visited were well worth the time. Tarragona is interesting, and Sitges is worth seeing. We did however NOT visit the advertised fishing village. The tour guide was just OK. Minimal information at the sites visited. He acted more as a driver than a formal tour guide.
would have been great if more countryside...Sitges was less appealling.
Tarragona and Sitges are 2 different cities. Tarragona is full of history, you need to see it. Sitges is a nice place to walk along the sea and have a great paella in a restaurant. We had bad luck because in that day it was very cloudy and we had also some drops of rain. I hope you'll have better weather!
Excellent trip,good guide,small group,6- but would not like to have had more in a minivan- a very enjoyable day,well worthwhile.Tarragona is a marvellous Roman site and sitgues a great pace for a seafood lunch.
Our tour began with a very friendly and very knowledgeable tour guide - Julia. She was awesome. Tarragona was really nice place but a little short on time. Sitges was also nice, but we had way too much time there. I think more time in Tarragona would have been really great. Nice one day tour. If you are vegetarian - then good luck in finding anything to eat in Sitges (that's where our lunch stop was). None of the restaurants had anything vegetarian at all! That sucked - Make sure you take sandwiches or something else to eat from Barcelona. - Otherwise an enjoyable day trip.
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.
Alexis V N
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.