Immerse yourself in the medieval majesty of Catalonia on an explorative private excursion to Girona, Pals and Peratallada from Barcelona. Spend a full-day exploring the ancient towns replete with impressive monuments of ancient origin; gaze at the colossal breadth of Girona Cathedral and stroll the tangle of streets in the Old Town to discover charming architecture on a guided walking tour. Admire a rich mélange of monuments in Pals before spending some leisurely free time in Peratallada, a provincial gem hailed as one of the region’s most beautiful villages. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
Private day trip from Barcelona to Girona, Pals and Peratallada
Visit the ancient city of Girona and explore the medieval Old Town and Arab Baths on a walking tour
Discover the charming village of Pals and see Torre de las Horas (Tower of the Hours) and other historical monuments
Enjoy free time in Peratallada, one of Catalonia’s prettiest villages
Receive undivided attention from an expert guide on this private tour
Depart from your Barcelona hotel in a comfortable and air-conditioned private vehicle. Sink back into your luxurious seat and admire the scenic surroundings as you venture to the ancient walled city of Girona. Listen as your private guide regales you with stories dating back to the 76 BC origin of the city, tailoring the commentary to suit your interests.
On arrival, set out to explore the serpentine streets of Girona’s atmospheric Old Town; lose yourself in the labyrinth of winding streets and narrow alleys, and absorb the old-world charm of the area as you pass by the 11th-century cathedral and the elaborate Jewish quarter. Enter into the opulence of the Arab baths then return to your minivan to digest your newfound knowledge.
Next, head to Pals to explore the ancient sprawl of structures built around an ancient fortress. Visit a plethora of impressive medieval monuments and gaze at the colossal Torre de las Horas while hearing of its millennium long history.
Travel to the picturesque village of Peratallada after thorough exploration of Pals; enjoy 1.5-hours of leisurely free time in a village considered one of Catalonia’s most captivating. Revitalize with a delectable lunch at a restaurant recommended by your guide (own expense) and capture fantastic photographs of the fortified castles and beautifully preserved streets.
Reconvene with your guide at a pre-arranged time and relax as you travel back to your Barcelona hotel, where the tour concludes.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
Sarah Scott D
, Mar 2018
Amazing medieval villages!!! This was our splurge tour during our adventure to Barcelona and it was worth every penny spent!
Our guide Monica is clearly passionate about Catalonia and the history of the region. She provided an extensive history lesson and tied it all together as we walked through Girona and the two smaller villages. Since it was our first visit to the area, it was hard to take in all the information and all the beautiful sights. Girona is obviously the largest of the three cities and has a current history of being the filming location for some of the 'Game of Thrones' scenes. Peratallada and Pals are little gems and it was such a pleasure to wander the streets with no crowds. Seeing the extensive restoration work that has been undertaken in both villages is admirable. The incredible vista we were truly blessed with clear blue skies to the Mediterranean is breathtaking from Pals and is now one of my personal special memories.
A great tour and a highly recommended side adventure if you are visiting Barcelona.
Our tour guide Vivian was amazing. She was knowledgeable on many topics regarding Barcelona in addition to the villages. We had free time and she provided so much information on the villages we visited. The tour was not rushed and we were allowed to spend as much time in each place as we wanted. Bring your walking shoes, water and get ready for a great time. Well worth the visit and a nice change for the bustling city of Barcelona.
Outstanding. Guide was extremely knowledgable and able to communicate the information well. My husband and I had some physical limitations and she was thoughtful in considering these limitations. I will definitely use Viator to schedule future tours on my upcoming trips. The guide on this private tour actually called us in The United States from Barcelona to make sure the itinerary matched our interests. Viator made all that possible. Thanks.
Amazing! A day well spent. Seeing the medieval cities was the highlight of our trip. It was like stepping back in time. Sites extraordinarily well preserved. Beautiful photographs that look like movie sets. Well worth the time and money.