Discover Catalonia’s landscape, history, and cuisine on a full-day tour from Girona to Cap de Creus National Park, the village of Cadaqués, and the mountain monastery of Saint Pere de Rodes, exploring each destination with a local guide. Following a tour of the Benedictine monastery, you’ll also visit a local shop for a tasting of olive oil and locally-produced wines. This 10-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at Girona hotels, and it’s the perfect way to experience the very best of Catalonia.
Meet a knowledgeable, local guide at your Girona hotel for an 8:30am departure, then board a climate-controlled minivan for the trip to the Cap de Creus National Park, set in the northeastern part of Catalonia. Walk along the edge of the park’s cliffs, where you’ll have sweeping views across the Gulf of Roses, then visit the park’s picture-perfect lighthouse. The next stop is the Cadaqués, longtime home of the Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí—visit the town on foot, following stone-paved streets to beaches, landmarks, and the local church, the Esglesia de Santa Maria. You’ll have time on your own to purchase lunch before the trip to Saint Pere de Rodes, following a route with views to the Bay of Port de la Selva and the northern flank of the Cap de Creus massif. Take a guided tour of the former Benedictine monastery, which is seen as among the best examples of Romanesque architecture in Catalonia. After the tour of Saint Pere de Rodes, begin the return trip to Girona, with a pause to try some gourmet products along the way. Taste wines and olive oil at a local food shop, then continue to Girona, where this tour concludes with hotel drop-off at 6:30pm.