Viaje en el tiempo a la antigua capital de Hispania y disfrute del encanto moderno de Sitges. Un día en directo los meses más cálidos a orillas de Cataluña. En primer lugar, viaje a Tarragona, también conocido por su antiguo nombre de "Tarraco" y después por sus propios medios a la hermosa Sitges. Finalizará el día en San Sebastián, la mejor playa urbana de Europa.
Unfortunately it rained heavily most of the day, but our guide vicento did a wonderful job showing and explaining all about Tarragano and later Sitges. Heavy traffic in and out of Barcelona added to the time in the car - possibly a bit long.
Our host Kurt-Jaume made the day.... I think if we had spent the day in a bar with him it would have been a great day. The conversation covered politics / what makes a good Iberian ham / why so many Spaniards smoke etc... and the we arrived in Tarragona. Different pace to the town than Barcelona and Kurt's explanations made sense of ruins pieced into the town. Cold drinks in a plaza and more conversation. The to Sitges... old town on the headland was an unexpected treat. Beachfront eateries OK without being anything special. Drive back to Barcelona by a different route gave us a different look at the city. Kurt is what us Australians call as dry as a chip.... certainly not the run of the mill tour guide but some-one who was a pleasure to spend the day with.
The tour, lead by Mariusz Lewy was spectacular. It was more than we could have hoped for, a memorable day that won't be forgotten. Mariusz showed us the Roman ruins and the medieval city, describing all in great detail. Anyone who is interested in Tarragona's passed history should make this a must to visit.
It was a minimum of 12 on this tour but it just the guide and the two of us so we went in his car! We went to Sitges first which is a beautiful seaside town and then to Tarragona which has some really excellent Roman ruins - the best we have seen except for in Rome and Pompeii.