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Top Day Trips From Barcelona

By Viator, July 2017

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Not only is Barcelona a popular European city, it's also an excellent base for exploring Catalonia, the Pyrenees, and Spain’s neighboring countries. If you're looking to get out of the city for a day, consider these top day trips from Barcelona.

Montserrat — 37 miles (60 km) from Barcelona
The dramatic mountain of Montserrat, famous for its wind-sculpted rock formations and Benedictine abbey, is one of Spain's most popular pilgrimage sites thanks to the Black Madonna statue housed within. Combine your day trip to Montserrat with an afternoon of wine tasting at nearby cava-producing wineries.

Girona — 60 miles (97 km) from Barcelona
The quintessential Catalan city of Girona sits at the confluence of four rivers. It's compact medieval old town remains largely intact, with an imposing hilltop cathedral, cobbled streets, and walkable city walls. Girona is also one of Europe's top food cities, home to numerous Michelin-starred restaurants and other fine dining establishments. Its location near the Costa Brava makes it easy to visit the town in the morning and hit the coastal highlights in the afternoon.

Tarragona — 62 miles (100 km) from Barcelona
Within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Tarragona, you'll find Roman ruins (including a seaside amphitheater), sandy beaches, excellent museums, a Gothic cathedral, and plenty of top-notch places to eat, all within the walkable medieval center. A day trip here could include a stop at the seaside village of Sitges or guided visits to the Diocesan Museum and the Cloister.

Costa Brava — about 90 miles (146 km) from Barcelona
Stretching along the northeastern coast of Spain all the way to the French border, the Costa Brava (rugged coast) ranks among the nation's most scenic coastlines. A day trip to this area often includes stops at coastal towns such as Cadaques, Begur, or Calella de Palafrugell, with plenty of time to sink your toes in the sand or take a dip in the sea. Day trips to the Costa Brava often last upwards of 11 hours.

Pyrenees Mountains — about 170 miles (274 km) from Barcelona
Lace up your hiking boots for a day in the Pyrenees Mountains of northern Spain, southern France, and Andorra. For the bucket lister, it's possible to visit all three countries in a single day trip, with stops at the French spa town of Ax Les Therms, the capital of Andorra, and the Spanish mountain town of Baga. Due to travel times, day trips to this region can last upwards of 11 hours.

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Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres and Cadaques Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona, Barcelona, null
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Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres and Cadaques Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

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This is without doubt, one of the most complete Salvador Dalí tours available. Spend the morning at the unique Dalí Museum in Figueres and finish the ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $113.33
Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra and Spain from Barcelona, Barcelona, Day Trips
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Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra and Spain from Barcelona

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Discover three countries in just one day on a full-day tour to Baga, Ax Les Thermes, and Andorra from Barcelona. Emerge early, and head to Baga, a beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.89
Girona and Costa Brava Tour from Barcelona, Barcelona, Day Trips
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Girona and Costa Brava Tour from Barcelona

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On this day trip from Barcelona, you will visit the city of Girona in the north east of Catalonia before continuing to the Coastal region of Costa Brava. On ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $106.17
Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona, Barcelona, Day Trips
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Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

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Enjoy a getaway to the Montserrat mountains on a half-day trip from Barcelona! You'll visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with its 12th-century carving of ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.61
Montserrat Tour from Barcelona Including Lunch and Wine Tasting in Oller del Mas, Barcelona, ... 
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Montserrat Tour from Barcelona Including Lunch and Wine Tasting in Oller del Mas

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Enjoy this 10-hours intimate experience. Set out from Barcelona to discover the Natural Park of Montserrat, one of the most important landmarks of the region. ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.27
Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona, Barcelona, Day Trips
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Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

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Leave Barcelona and travel back to ancient times on this small-group tour of Catalonia’s medieval villages. Visit the beautifully preserved villages of ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Traditional Spanish Food and Wine Tour from Barcelona, Barcelona, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Traditional Spanish Food and Wine Tour from Barcelona

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Discover the flavors of Catalan food and wine on this small-group day trip from Barcelona. Sample cheese and wine in a beautiful medieval farmhouse overlooking ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.12
Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona by High-Speed Train with Optional Girona Tour, Barcelona, Food ... 
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Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona by High-Speed Train with Optional Girona Tour

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Journey through the mind of Salvador Dalí on this day trip to the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, departing from Barcelona. Dalí's provocative ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
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Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona, Barcelona, Day Trips
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Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

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Head to the Spanish hills for the day to hike the spectacular Pyrenees mountains on a small group excursion from Barcelona by minivan. You'll visit charming ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.10
Wine and Cava Tour from Barcelona with Tastings and Brunch, Barcelona, Day Trips
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Wine and Cava Tour from Barcelona with Tastings and Brunch

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Discover the world of Spanish wine on this small-group day trip from Barcelona, including tastings and brunch. Traveling by luxury coach, visit Spain’s ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.47

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