• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Discover medieval Girona and the Dali Museum in Figueres, where the artist Salvador Dalí was born, on this day trip from Barcelona by air-conditioned coach. With a guide, take a walking tour of Girona’s picturesque Old Town. Learn about the city’s wealth during the Middle Ages and admire the Cathedral and colorful houses huddled along the Onyar River. After free time for lunch, travel to the Dali Museum in Figueres. View the flamboyant, egg-topped exterior of the Dali Theatre-Museum and explore its collection of paintings, sculptures and jewelry.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Girona and Figueres from Barcelona
  • Stroll around Girona’s medieval Old Town and well-preserved Jewish Quarter on a guided tour
  • See top attractions such Girona's Cathedral and pastel-hued houses huddled along the Onyar River
  • Visit the charming town of Figueres, birthplace of cult Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí
  • Explore Figueres’ Dalí Theatre-Museum, home to a vast collection of Dalí paintings, sculptures and other works
  • Enjoy free time in Girona for lunch (own expense) and to explore Figueres independently

What You Can Expect

Girona, Figueres, and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona

Admire medieval Girona on this full-day trip from Barcelona

Depart from Carrer de Balmes, 5 in central Barcelona by air-conditioned coach and journey through Catalonia’s countryside to Girona, a lovely old walled city that straddles the Onyar River.

Along the way, hear how Girona reached its zenith in medieval days, and how its wealth was directed into the construction of many extravagant Romanesque and Gothic buildings.

After around 1.5 hours on the road, arrive in the charming Old Town and set off to explore with your guide. Meander down cobbled streets and weave your way into the atmospheric Jewish Quarter. Take in the picturesque houses and squares, and learn how this quaint area was home to one Catalonia’s most prosperous Jewish enclaves during the Middle Ages.

Admire the Baroque façade of Girona Cathedral, and stop to take snaps of Girona’s best-known view — the panoramas over the colorfully-painted houses huddled along the Onyar.

After free time to have lunch (own expense) at any of Girona’s enticing restaurants, hop back inside your coach and travel on to Figueres, where the iconic Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dalí, was born in 1904.

Hear about Dalí's life from your guide, including how the daring artist turned the town’s then-ruined Municipal Theater into the Dalí Theatre-Museum. Opened in 1994, the museum houses the world’s single largest collection of his works, including paintings, sculptures and other curiosities.

Marvel at the fanciful exterior with its crowning glory of sculptured eggs, and then go inside to explore the collection. See highlights such as the three-dimensional room set that resembles Mae West’s face, and gain fascinating insight into Dali’s artistic journey as you roam the galleries and adjoining Dalí Jewels exhibition.

Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore Figueres town independently. Your tour then finishes back at the start point in Barcelona.

Customer Reviews

Colleen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Our tour guides were excellent. The tour guide in Girona knew everything about the town. The town was everything you'd expect from a European town. She took us everywhere and we learned a lot, especially about the flies! Our time in Figueres was primarily at the Dali Museum. Our guide taught us a lot about the museum and many of the various pieces within until it was time for us to explore on our own.

beckynograles

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Another memorable experience! We totally enjoyed this one. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the place. We highly recommend this tour.

Mervin J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This started with very comfortable transportation to the museum and ended just the same! The museum was truly amazing with so many pieces by Dali housed in one location and rightfully so:. It does take all day but its a beautiful stretch of scenery, so enjoy the ride!

Kendall J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This tour was great. An all day tour, lots of walking, but worth it. The first part is in Girona with a local tour guide. You walk through the small town for about an hour seeing the major sights and then you have a few hours to explore on your own. I took the opportunity to go into the cathedral which is at the top of the steps also a GoT filming location!. It was recommended to try a certain dessert and get gelato from a famous restaurateur. From Girona we headed to Figueres to the Dali Museum. You have to appreciate Dali for who he is. If he's not your thing, you can exit the museum early and explore the town.

Gary Thailand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The title pretty much says it all - a really good trip t two rather out of the way and possibly unknown pkaces. Apart from its role in Game of Thrones, Girona stands on its own with its excellent old town - well-preserved and fascinating. Be sure to have lunch in one of the places around the Plaza Mayor and then an ice cream from Rocambolesc! The Dali theatre museum innFigueres is equally fascinating, and the whole building is both a theatre and a work of art.. The only drawbacks were that it is a very long day and the risk of getting caught in traffic going into or out of Barcelona (which we did going out due to an accident on the expressway)

kuki United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

We happen to visit Girona during their annual flower show, very fun! There were floral art installations of various sizes throughout the town. Our local guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable about the town's history. For Game of Throne's fans there were a couple of places that they filmed, would you know this if you were standing in front of them, without being told where you were?? We didn't, lol. We didn't spend any time checking out the town of Figueres, we wanted to spend it all in the Dali Musuem, and it didn't disappoint! But I'm an artist so I might be a little biased : Alex our guide was fantastic. He made sure you drew your own conclusions about the art, as Dali intended. He also reminded everyone that Dali did not want people to see it all in some type of order, which I loved. It was very crowded so we walked around and only looked in places with the fewest people. We were still able to see everything! While his most iconic work is not there, these are the pieces he chose not to sell, which I found interesting. Very inspiring for an artist!

Sandra K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The walk through Girona was thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide Anna was friendly and knowledgeable. She showed us through the town and explained all the sites. The Castle and Jewish areas are jaw dropping. The we were off to the Dali Museum in Figueres after stopping for a delightful lunch at a Girona café. I am a fan of Salvador Dali and could have spent more time looking but had a wonderful time. The jewels Dali designed are fabulous.

Stephanie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Girona was one of my favorite places we went during our trip to Barcelona. It was amazing. We could have spent all day there exploring this charming and beautiful village.
The Dali Museum was cool. Dali's is isn't really really my jam, but I could absolutely appreciate that I was in the presence of the work of one of the greats.

Roche B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a really fantastic tour. There was ample time to explore both cities and the Dali Museum was the ultimate highlight.

Briana W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great trip and so worth it. Girona was great and a interesting place to go if you're a fan of Game of Thrones because they shot scenes there. The Dali museum is phenomenal. We could have stayed there all day if we could.

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