• 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

Margaret L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was our highlight of our trip to Barcelona. While we enjoyed the big city of Barcelona and particularly La Sagrada Familia, this tour outside of the city was amazing. Our tour guide Gloria was excellent and referred to her guests as

ben_casarez

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our day touring Girona, Pals, and Costa Bravo was wonderful. Our guide Jordi was an excellent communicator and source of knowledge about the area as well as all of Spain. He also made sure to get to know a little about each of his guests. The transportation was comfortable and cool. The free time allotted was also nice to get to explore on our own.

MADELYN I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our family of four had a lovely time on the tour. Arnold was our guide and made the commentating humorous yet educational. Girona was absolutely gorgeous.

Nicole B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Tour was fabulous, wish we had more time to explore Girona. Absolutely gorgeous. Other midievil town of Pals was so quaint and sweet. Costa Brava was a lovely little sea side village, too crowded for our liking but beautiful none the less.

Bronniec

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We had a fantastic group of people and our tour guide was lovely !

sagarneel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Our first day trip in Spain and it did not disappoint. Girona and the small village beach we visited was so refreshing after the hustle bustle of Barcelona. It had a nice French beach town kind of feel. The beaches were small but clean and the village was small but neat and pretty on the hill overlooking the beach. There was a lot of options for lunch. Girona town was also very different. A bit crowded with all the tourists but nice to roam around the cathedral, castle ramparts and small bridges across the river. Of course, it is also the site for some Game of Thrones shoots which is big point for all GOT fans. The tour guide was very smart and helpful. He had studied in Girona itself and was full of stories.

erik h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

A great trip! Easy day with 4 adults and 1 child. Plenty of time for seeing everything.

ARPITA P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Costa Brava is an amazing place and a must visit destination. As we were not having enough time and want to cover this in a single day, planned to take this tour.
And I am glad that we didn't regret. Our guide Laura was really wonderful and knowledgeable. She was able to explain every bit and piece of information and we truly felt connected to all the visited places.
We got enough time to spend in beach, so it's recommended to go for a swim over there. We tried a couple of local restaurants as suggested by Laura and those really turned out very well. We had a great and this trip is highly recommended.

Takobi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Spectacular! Feliciano was very knowledgeable and kept us on schedule. He was also very helpful in answering questions about things to do in Barcelona. I would have liked to have had more Game of Thrones locations pointed out, but there is a separate tour for that. This tour also allowed us to go to the unique village of Pals and also to the spectacular Costa Brava coast which the Game of Thrones tours does not do. Rather than spending time in town, we took the hike to a secluded beach and saw some of the prettiest scenery we have ever seen. This was one of our favorite days!

Dianne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

I had the most AMAZING day with Jordi our guide on this tour! He was exceptionally friendly, fun, knowledgeable and informative! Our first stop was Girona which Jordi had described to us in great detail and explained the history. He took us part of the way around the town, filling a in on all the history, then left us for sometime to enjoy it by ourselves. He did make recommendations as to what else to take in.
A next stop was the tiny village of Pals, to take in the beautiful view from the tower! LAST but not LEAST, was the magnificent town of Calella de Palafrugell . My first view of the Mediterranean We had enough time here to have a leisurely lunch seafood risotto with squid ink, was my choice YUM as well as a swim What an amazing day!!! I learnt so much in the day, it was sensational. Thank you to Jordie and Company. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Di

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