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Experience Catalonia: Correfoc Fire Running Festival Experience from Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

From $103.11

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Immerse yourself in the explosive culture of Catalonia on an evening trip to a local village from Barcelona. Experience the fire and flames of a fire-running festival as you witness villagers dressed as devils and see breathtaking fireworks illuminate the night sky. Gain fascinating insight into the history of this extravagant celebration from a knowledgeable guide then dance and delve into the drama of this unique experience in a small group limited to 14 people.
  • Evening tour from Barcelona to a typical Catalonian correfoc festival
  • Travel to a village in the heart of Catalonia where you’ll watch the traditional fire-running show
  • Spend time at leisure in the village and soak up the festival atmosphere
  • See dancers dressed as devils, performing to live folk music amid a spectacular firework display
  • Watch the correfoc show with your guide, or get involved and dance with the locals
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour unlocks access to a traditional Catalan experience that largely only locals know about.

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or a 4-wheel car
  • Souvenir picture with the fire running and devils
  • Hotel pickup (if option is selected)
  • Fire protection coat
  • Local taxes included
  • Personalized guided tour of a Traditional Festival.
  • Experience local culture first hand and discover traditions hardly known by visitors.
  • Explanation of the fire running tradition by a local expert
  • Unique experience
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

06:00 PM

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Any place in Barcelona

What To Expect

Climb aboard a luxurious vehicle in central Barcelona and venture to one of the local villages that pepper the Catalonian countryside. Gain insight into the origin of the correfocs festivals from your knowledgeable guide as you admire your sparkling surroundings by night; learn about how the Catalan tradition began in the 12th century, and how the flames and frivolity represent a fight between good and evil. 

Arrive in the village and be swept into the exuberant atmosphere created by street decorations and colorful costumes; admire the array of effigies and explore the village at leisure before the spectacular outdoor show begins. Awaken your senses to the pulsating rhythm of drums as the fabulous fireworks burst into action and locals dance amid a shower of sparks. 

Immerse yourself in the action and chase daring devils through the crowds, or admire the festivities from the sidelines. At a time pre-arranged with your guide, return to the minivan and reflect on your exuberant experience during the journey back to Barcelona.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is available in English, Catalan and Spanish
  • Not recommended for children aged 12 and under
  • Long trousers and closed shoes must be worn, as these will not be provided.
  • A cape will be given to people participating in the correfoc
  • Please note: Tour departing time may change; Starting time may be later than 6pm; Starting time depends on the Fire Running location; Please call 24 hours in advance to know the exact departing time
  • There will be time off the bus at your leisure, so please bring suitable clothing and footwear
  • The location of the festivity and “Correfocs” is always close to Barcelona (less than a two-hour drive)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Margo_N, Jun 2022
I’d love to write a review however due to poor communication I didn’t get to enjoy this tour. I have yet to get a response on my refund that I was supposed to get on 6/4!!!!
Loved this trip, it was well worth...
Susan_R, Sep 2016
Loved this trip, it was well worth taking the time out to visit. The experience was fantastic and our guide was wonderful. She was informative, friendly and very caring. I highly recommend this.
Response from Host, May 2019
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Absolutely amazing. DO NOT MISS THIS...
Trevor_W, Sep 2016
Absolutely amazing. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR. You will have one of the best nights in your life. We were actually part of the parade with fireproof smock and glasses provided. The streets were barricaded off with crowds behind them watching the parade us included for a couple of hours through the streets with fireworks spinning and colour everywhere along with continuous cracking and dancing. our guide knew the people and was with us all the time. Fantastic experience
Response from Host, May 2019
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This by far was one of the best...
Tateanna J, Jul 2016
This by far was one of the best things I did while in Barcelona. My guides were amazing. I was late getting to the meeting location and they didn't mind waiting for me. It was like being in the center of a fireworks display. I enjoyed every minute of it and would do it again and again.
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very fun trip to unusual local...
judith S, Oct 2015
very fun trip to unusual local festival. Guide gave good orientation and made trip very memorable and fun.
Response from Host, May 2019
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Barbara was wonderful as our guide...
Aaron, Sep 2015
Barbara was wonderful as our guide in this very unique experience. It was like a 4th of July firework show up close. It was a great experience to immerse in a true Catalonia tradition.
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This was a fabulous tour. Pictures...
Skeeta S, Jun 2015
This was a fabulous tour. Pictures do not do justice to the celebration. The experience was made even better by our wonderful local guide Alex Puiol. This is certainly a one-of-a-kind experience.
Response from Host, May 2019
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This was our favorite tour in Spain...
Lynn B, Jan 2015
This was our favorite tour in Spain (Madrid, Sevilla, Malaga, and Barcelona). It took about 1-1/4 hours to get to the Banyoles village. Our tour guides, Barbara and Alex of LivingIt, were outstanding! We were treated like royalty at this annual festival where this year, the children were running down the street. We wore the protective caps provided by LivingIt and we were so delighted to run with the children. After the event, we visited with the devils, experienced local food, and took a group picture with all the locals. This was a highly memorable experience. The next day we bought a Catalonian flag in honor of their cause and these wonderful people. The tour is expensive and long, but worth every minute of it.
Response from Host, May 2019
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We really enjoyed this tour and...
RICHARD J, Dec 2014
We really enjoyed this tour and would rank it as one of the best we have ever taken. We participated in the Fire Running festival of a small town. We were welcomed by the local people as honored guests. The festival was fun, the local people were great and we all had a wonderful time. the Tour Guide was interesting and informative and made sure we were right in the middle of everything. All in all a wonderful experience in getting to know and interact with the local people.
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Barbara and Alex were incredible. We...
Bridget W, Oct 2014
Barbara and Alex were incredible. We went to Girona and were lucky to see human towers as well as the fire running. They were able to get us to be part of the human towers. We met the devils before the fire running and they were very happy to share what was going to happen and tell us where to be for the best experience. You will be in the fire running, so be prepared to have sparklers falling all over you. I recommend long sleeves and pants, though you will get hot. This tour takes place all over Catalonia so before you book you may want to consider how far you will be from Barcelona. The time says about 6 hours, our tour was 8 because of where we went and also because it was delayed for a soccer game. All in all one of the best experiences I have had.
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Absolutely amazing - will definitely do...
Rachel M, Oct 2014
Absolutely amazing - will definitely do it again and our guide, Barbara was fab!
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this was brilliant and a must for...
toni h, Sep 2014
this was brilliant and a must for anyone going to Barcelona during this festival. guides were good if i had one criticism despite telling the tour operator I would only be contactable by phone they emailed me while I was away with a new time to meet. Fortunate for me the guys waited. This tour finished our break with a bang
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Fabulous experience original...
coralie s, Sep 2014
Fabulous experience original, exciting.,a once in a lifetime experience
Response from Host, May 2019
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This was an excellent tour and would...
Diana S, Sep 2014
This was an excellent tour and would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to experience a traditional correfoc. Our guides Barbara and Alex were lovely and made sure our group was well looked after and making sure we had the best vantage point to view the fireworks or get up close and dance with the devils for the more adventurous. Loved it!
Response from Host, May 2019
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It was an excellent tour to get away...
belindab, Sep 2014
It was an excellent tour to get away from the tourist part and see Barcelona in its true form
Response from Host, May 2019
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I was able to see this tradition...
Around the world 2013, May 2014
I was able to see this tradition first hand that I would not have been able to see if I did not do the tour. There were no other travellers in the village, our group was completely living the festival with the rest of locals! We saw a different site of Catalunya, super authentic! Tour guide was excellent and gave us lots of interesting information about the fire running. Well woth the money. I completely recommend it!
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This was the highlight of our stay...
Azizi A, Jun 2013
This was the highlight of our stay in Barcelona. We were very lucky to experience this festival which had been going on for over 400 years, and only held for four days every year. You just cannot imagine the atmosphere unless you were there.It was an awesome street party and everybody had a good time. We were given the best seat in the square and we thoroughly enjoyed the catalan festival.
Response from Host, May 2019
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Eher ein bischen skeptisch starteten...
Frank V, Apr 2013
Eher ein bischen skeptisch starteten wir diese Tour. Unsere Tourleiterin Barbara war super nett, hat uns alles erklärt. Nach einer kleiner Parade mit riesigen Figuren durch die ganze Stadt, konnten wir die menschlichen Türme bewundern und sobald es dunkel war begann das Spektakel des Correfoc. Die Bilder können gar nicht wiedergeben, wie wundervoll und atemnberaubend schön das Feuer in den Gassen der Stadt aussehen. Durch die Buchung der Tour hatte man die Gelegenheit zweimal auf einen Balkon zu gehen und das ganze von oben zu bewundern,wobei der gößte Spaß der war mit den anderen Menschen unter dem Feuer zu tanzen und zu singen. Nach der Tour wurden wir bis zu unserm Appartment gebracht, so das es ein gelungender Abend war. Wer Correfoc noch nicht kennt, sollte dies unbedingt nachholen und dann am besten mit dieser Tour.

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