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Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
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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.
  • 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
  • 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
Depart 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 a scenic drive, 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.
Stop At:  
Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
During the Muslim period, 715-785, the building worked as a mosque. This Gothic church has the second biggest nave in the world, with 22.98m width, only after Saint Peter Basilica in the Vatican, with 25m width. The Cathedral is located in the middle of the old city and in the highest part.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Esglesia de Sant Feliu
This was the main temple of the city until the construction of the Cathedral. The church is dedicated to Sant Feliu, a martyr who died during the Christian persecution promoted by the roman emperor Diocletian. Inside the church there is the tomb of saint Narcissus.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Sant Pere de Galligants
Built in Romanesque style actually has the archaeological museum of Girona.
Stop At:  
Girona Jewish Art
Both Jewish quarters from Girona and Besalú are the best preserved in Europe.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Banys Àrabs
This structure is known under the name of Arabic bath because its architecture has the clear influence from the Muslim architecture.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Girona City Walls
From the French gardens we can start the way through the ancient city walls. From there we have great panoramic views of the old city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dali Theatre-Museum
It holds the biggest collection of artwork that represent the artistic evolution of Salvador Dalí, from his origins to his latest works that are considered the top of the Spanish surrealism. After a small introduction about the history of the museum and Dali’s live and career, you will be given plenty of free time to explore the museum and also Figueres by yourself. At the fixed time we will take the bus back to the centre of Barcelona.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included

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Traveler Tips

  • "It does take all day but its a beautiful stretch of scenery, so enjoy the ride!" See review
  • "Don't forget to try xuixo(they're pronounced shushu) from the little bakery shop at the start of the stone bridge!Next stop was Fiqueres where the museum of Dali was not your everyday museum.Visit the jewlery collectino too(it's included in the price)." See review
  • "This is a full day trip but well worth the time."


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This is why I love Spain!
, Feb 2020
The trip was just the right amount of hours. The bus was very comfortable and the guides were so knowledgeable. I have spent many years studying art history and learned so much. Thank you
Awesome trip!
, Feb 2020
It was very good! Had I known the local tours would have been an hour each, I would have skipped them to see more of the city and museum. To their credit they DID say we didn’t have to do the local tour, but I figured if it was 20 mins or so, I’d stick around. Otherwise, it was FANTASTIC. We did the Jewish museum in Girona (and I needed more time!) and lunch, and the Dali museum was great too.
Nice tour in a full bus
, Feb 2020
The city of Girona is a very beautiful medieval city, it is totally worth it. In Figueres, the only thing we saw was the Dali's museum, which is nice if you like Dali's work. If not, then don't go there. We traveled in a full bus, which first picked up some tourist at a different location and then came to pick us up. The problem was that the first group occupied all the spaces throughout the bus, leaving single seats here and there, so that families in the second group sat all separate. I think that the company should have reserved half of the seats for the second group.
TOUR to Girona & Figueres that NEVER happened
, Jan 2020
People made it to the appointed meeting place for this tour DESPITE the heavy winds and pouring rain on Tues 21st Jan. At 8:30am Julia Travel Agency took people to stand and wait on the corner street 2 blocks from the agency office for 30 minutes in the pouring rain and heavy winds without shelter. Everyone some of whom are over 80 years old were soaking wet. I got a bad cold and coughing from this tour that never happened. The tour bus never came. People were taken back to the Julia Travel Agency and was told to wait there until further notice. NO announcement was made that the tour was canceled, until I asked what was going on. This is of course a case of it wasn’t their fault (Julia Travel Agency) but of the Tour Operator. I was even told by this travel agency to go directly to the tour operator if I needed to pursue the matter. How dare I complain! Wow! I’ve never witnessed such disorganization and non-chalant attitude!!! Totally Unacceptable!!! Inclement weather to some extent is predictable especially in this day and age. It is therefore the responsibility of all parties concerned who are making money from this lucrative business to make proper accommodations to its customers. What’s wrong with a phone call or email notice? Isn’t that the reason why customers provide it when purchasing tickets?! Viator owes the customers who purchased tickets to this tour a BIG APOLOGY! It should also vet its local suppliers very carefully.
Great time
, Dec 2019
Sheila was our guide. We had a great time in Girona with the local guide then free time. If you want to see the entire museum, there’s little free time left to see the city. But the museum is worth it.
, Dec 2019
This is one of the best tours that we had for the whole month in Spain. Girona is the great stop and the walking tour is very easy. But Dali Museum is something very very special even for the person not profound in art like me. Wow! Must do! Overly impressed!
Awesome day trip option
, Dec 2019
Laila was a great guide. Very informative and very helpful throughout the whole trip. Every detail of the trip is planned well and they mix in free time in Girona and Figueres. The bus was clean and well kept - both attractions were enjoyable.
Girona and Dali museum
, Nov 2019
Very well organized, everything on time with very little wait, excellent venues. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip, excellent value for the money. Especially enjoyed the Girona walk, guides were excellent.
Dali lovers must do this
, Nov 2019
I love surrealism and Dali. The Museum is not overly large, but has a great variety of his work. It is i on several floors. You will be surprised at the kinds of media Dali used.
Girona, Figueres and Dali
, Nov 2019
NIce day trip when visiting Barcelona. The tour was well organized and moved with great punctuality. The only downside was that 2 language groups were combined into one tour and I thought it was a lot of information to relay for one person in two separate narratives. However our guide Mark was a professional and handled it very well. When in Dali museum make sure to check out the jewels collection - very unique and beautiful.

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