• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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Discover the coastal splendor of the Costa Brava region on a full-day trip to Girona and Calella de Palafrugell from Barcelona. Travel through the scenic Catalan countryside, and discover the atmospheric streets of Girona’s medieval Old Town. Admire the flagrant fortresses of Pals, absorb the seaside charm of rural fishing village, Calella de Palafrugell, and admire the dramatic landscapes of Begur, the former home of an ancient castle. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour.

Highlights

  • Girona and Costa Brava tour from Barcelona
  • Visit the rural fishing village, Calella de Palafrugell
  • Catch sight of the Girona Cathedral
  • Relax on the beach or go for a swim
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What You Can Expect

Girona and Costa Brava Tour from Barcelona

Pals, Spain

Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle at a centrally located pickup point in Barcelona, and admire the picturesque Catalan countryside as you travel toward your fist stop, the ancient city of Girona. Listen as your guide regales you with tales dating back to Girona’s 76 BC origin, and then embark on a tour of the medieval metropolis’ rich architectural tableau. 

During some leisurely free time, see the great Cathedral, founded in 1038 on the site of a former Mosque, admire the spectacular Roman walls that defended the city from attackers, or travel back in time at one of Girona’s comprehensive museums. 

Return to the vehicle and then head to Pals, a small city that grew from the foreboding fortress at its center. Continue to the charming fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, and gaze at the dramatic hillside scenery as you travel past Begur, site of ancient castle ruins. 

On arrival in Calella de Palafrugell, relish the picturesque tableau of whitewashed houses and pristine sandy beaches, and set off to explore the rugged coastline. Sink your toes into the soft sands of the beach, take a dip in the refreshing waters of the ocean, or absorb the botanical beauty of the cliff top gardens at Cap Roig. 

Reconvene with your guide and group at a prearranged time, and relax during the journey back to Barcelona, where your tour concludes.

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Customer Reviews

sandusky

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Girona, Pals and Calella-Costa Brava day trip.
It was an incredibly warm day in the middle of winter. What a weird and crazy weather we've been having all over the world.
Let me digress. Pals was a quaint hill top town and we had a yummy spot of lunch in Calella. Seafood of course.

Nancy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Best tour of my trip to Spain! Rod was an amazing guide - knowledgeable friendly funny and charming,! Girona, Pals and Costa Brava were breath-takingly beautiful! And if I had traveled there on my own, I never would have learned so many things about their history. Lunch in Costa Brava by the Sea. ♥️

Helen E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had an amazing day -- perfect mix of exploring and relaxing, tour information and time to explore on our own. Absolutely would recommend!

Jack Rose

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The greeting agency, staff, location in central Barcelona were perfect. The guide communicated the history of Iberia Spain as we drove 1.5 hrs to Gerona where we visited the ancient city. From there we drove to Pals another restored Medieval city, and then to the Costa Brava where we had late lunch overlooking the sea. We had sufficient time in each place to savor the place, people, and personality of each city. Casual drive home. Great! J and R, Naples Florida

Matthew J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A great way to get out of the city and see the beautiful coast in only one day! Great for people who are short on time. We had a little time in each place to explore and even time to swim in the Mediteranean! Highly enjoyable!

David V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

My tour was very well managed and enjoyable. My guide, Arnaux, was excellent would request him again for any future tours.

Neylis M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Veronica was amazing from beginning to end, the perfect time to visit when is not overcrowded.

miss_dancealot

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was an awesome tour and Anna was great! Enjoyed seeing these very old towns, walking the cobblestone streets. It might be better in September or October as far as the weather goes. Was still a fun and informative trip.

krishanth6666

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Since its a most famous tour among tourist ... I would just ask you to book this one with your eyes closed.
Girona - was awesome GOT fans already knew this - would have been great if we have more time to explore.
Pals - the unexpected heavy winds made this one a memorable place
Calella de Palafrugell - one of the best spots I have visited awesome place to spend your evening

Thank god I had a chance to experience and feel this place in a calm and silent way with an almost zero natives or crowd.

Robert M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Guarantee this trip. We had a small group 6 a great driver/guide. Magnificent scenery and very interesting locations

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