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This tour took us back in time. We got to see the antiquities of early Spain. The Roman wall and stone streets in Girona were alone worth the price. The Jewish Section was a wonderful experience. Our guide Joseph was an affable chap with a truly intrinsic knowledge of the area. The visits to the city of Pal and other stops along the beach gave us a flavor of life in Spain long ago plus a guide who talked to us about the intricacies of Spanish life today. Great tour...you will not be disappointed
Tour covered 3 locations. Guide was enthusiastic and young. She explained history from different perspectives. Would have liked more time in each place, put tour ran longer than described so not possible. It does include a lot of walking, uphill and downhill and over uneven ground.
great insight of Girona. Very informative.
Wonderful trip to Girona, Pals and Costa Brava on what would have been Thanksgiving Day in the US. Lovely medieval villages and beautiful country side seen on this trip. Last stop was a beautiful town on the Costa Brava where we had a leisurely late lunch looking at the Mediterranean with our terrific guide, Arnu. The coast was rocky and the sea was glistening in the sun. Would highly recommend.
My wife and i enjoyed seeing Girona and Costa Brava. it was very scenic. we could see snow clad mountains from Girona. Its a nice small town/village where you would love to take strolls along the waterfront. Costa brava too is indeed beaufitul. the scenery was mesmerizing. there could be few suggestions, like the bus seats were not exactly comfortable. Having wifi in the bus can help a lot of tourists.
This was a brilliant tour, and our tour guide was great.
If you like history, beach, seafood and Game of Thrones, go for it!
Amazing trip--especially once you get to Costa Brava--mixing it with the rich and famous--make sure you take your bathers and a towel--beautiful spot--take time to find a cafe and have a meal and a beer and watch the world go buy
This tour was great - Feliciano was engaging and lively and full of information. I particularly liked the stop in Pals. One caveat: in mid-November, the resort town of Calella and the other resort towns, I'm sure are closed up until April. I suggest bringing your own lunch, otherwise you are stuck with the very limited options available this time of year.
Excellent guide full of history and information.
This tour is a great way to see more of the countryside and really interesting small towns near Barcelona. Girona's old city and cathedral are certainly a must-see, we also had a great local bakery visit there! In Pals I enjoyed our visit to a little shop selling local produce as well as the old stone streets and houses. There were great views, including breaking waves, at the coast. The only negative was a very long wait for some of us for our food at lunchtime, which left very little time for sightseeing.
Our guide was a passionate Catalan who was willing to share his personal opinions and experiences as well as giving us detailed information about his region and its history.The staff at the Explore Catalunya office were very friendly and helpful.
Too much time spent in Costa Brava... Would have enjoyed more time in Girona.
Well organized and informative guide. The only negative was the vehicle which was a bit small for the numbers in our group - made traveling from site to site a bit uncomfortable.
Nice tour guide but not nearly enough dialogue during the bus ride or at the locations. Everyone was pretty much on thie own once they arrived at Girona, Pals and Calella
Had a fantastic day and our guide David was well informed and made our day memorable with his vast knowledge. All the towns we visited were worth a visit alone, but Costa Brava was truly the Jewell on the crown. Stunning. Lunch and an afternoon swim in this picturesque place will be long remembered
Everything about this day trip was wonderful! Great experiences in ancient cities plus a beautiful beach - how can you go wrong? Our tour guide, the Spanish equivalent of Arthur, was also over and above what we expected. He was very friendly and made a point of striking up conversations with the group when he wasn't doing the official information. Worth every penny!
A truly spectacular trip. I wished it lasted longer. True star of the trip was our guide David. This guy is a born entertainer. Funny, charming and eloquent. My only concern was that at time I felt rushed I wanted to stay longer to explore the location but it is nobody's fault. Catalonia simply offers so much to see.
Karen C Canada
We very much enjoyed our day trip. Thanks to Anna, our tour leader, and to the other visitors for a memorable day. It was a good choice.
This was a great tour with a very funny and personable guide. The group should be a given a little more time in Pals, but I highly recommend this for everyone.
This was the perfect day trip with Julia as the perfect guide.
After 10 days in Madrid and Barcelona, seeing all the sights, this was the best part of our trip. I'm in love with Pals. Quiet, beautiful, warm Mediterranean breeze, hospitable people. Costa Brava is not to be missed. Tour was great mix of tour and info and personal time to wander around. Can't recommend this tour enough!
the tour guide was fabulous.
Great tour. Great tour guide.
This was a very interesting tour with lots to see. Our guide, David, made our ventures even better due to his knowledge of history, religion, and politics. His engaging personality, helpful suggestions, and passion for Catalonia fueled our desire to come back as soon as possible.
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