• 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.


  • 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

Pam R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

-Wonderful tour. Beautiful sights. Henrique was so knowledgeable and funny. 5 all the way around- worth every penny.

Matt M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour to Girona, Pals, and Parafrugell. Girona was amazing because in addition to the cathedral and medieval walls, it gives way to a beautiful city with the Onyar River running through it. Very picturesque! Parafrugell was gorgeous. We had great weather although too cold for swimming this time of year. The tour was well run and the guide, Nikolai, was wonderful. The bus was nice and the right size for our group of about 25.

Michele B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our travel guide, Gloria, was wonderful. She made the day fun and interesting! She shared her knowledge and love of history of these areas with us!

Bernadette S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Breathtaking view and an absolute charm! This is the part of Barcelona I wasn't expecting but was worth the trip. The medieval cities and its history was absolutely unforgettable. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly all throughout.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Long day, but worth it for 3 diverse stops with our wonderful guide Xavier!

Shailendra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Amazing trip with so much packed in a day! The tour guide was excellent who kept us engaged all day with rich details about all locations. I thought the choice of stops was excellent with very well planned stop duration as well!

Janeen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Amazing tour! Very glad that I scheduled this tour! Absolutely amazing. The tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. Even with the commotion from international women’s day, he never skipped a beat. Landscape and cities absolutely beautiful! Go on this tour!

Margaret G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was a small group-5 tourists and our guide,Anna, so it was very personal and adjusted to our needs and wants. It was a comfortable ride in a minivan. Anna was very personable , knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The places we visited were beautiful.

Donna L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was super. Ana is informative and very personable. It takes you out of the city making the Catalonia experience real in every sense imaginable


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.

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