• Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Immerse yourself in the world of Salvador Dalí, and learn about his life and works, on this day trip to Figueres and the Costa Brava from Barcelona. Admire paintings and other mind-bending creations by the 20th-century Spanish artist at the stunning Salvador Dalí Museum in his birthplace of Figueres. Then, tour his beloved Costa Brava to see some of his favorite places, such as the Salvador Dalí House in Port Lligat, and Pubol Castle, a later Salvador Dali home. Numbers are limited on this tour for a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Visit Dalí Museum-Theatre in Figueres
  • Personalized small group and commentary
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Best tour for Dali enthusiasts and you'll see hidden treasures off the beaten path

What You Can Expect

Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres and Cadaques Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Visit the beautiful Cadaques

Leave central Barcelona by air-conditioned minivan and set off on your day trip. As you travel, listen as your guide shares tales of Salvador Dalí’s life, and gaze out over the passing countryside and villages.

After a while, arrive in Figueres, Dalí’s birthplace and home to his famous Dalí Theatre-Museum. See the house where Dalí was born in 1904, and then continue to the museum. Home to a vast range of Dalí’s creations, it offers a unique insight into his works and artistic vision.
Marvel at the exterior with its giant, rooftop egg sculptures, and use your included ticket to skip any admission lines and head straight inside. Enjoy time to explore at leisure, and view everything from Dalí’s early experiments with cubism to later surrealist works such as the Galatea of the Spheres, and the famed Mae West Room installation.

Having explored here, reconvene with your guide and continue your tour as shown below depending on the time of year. For more details, see the Itinerary section.
Winter: Cadaqués and Port Lligat (September 1 - June 30):
Depart Figueres and make the scenic drive to Cadaqués. Admire this pretty seaside Costa Brava village, and get free time for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Next, travel to Port Lligat, a coastal village where Dalí built a private retreat, now converted into a museum. Head inside (own expense) to explore, and after a panoramic drive around the spectacular Cap de Creus, finish your tour in central Barcelona.

Summer: Pubol Castle and Palamos (July 1 – August 31): 
Leave Figueres for Pubol Castle, once a home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch (own expense), venture to the attractive seafront town of Palamos. Admire the castle-like house of muralist Josep Maria Sert, a friend of Dalí, where Dalí visited during the 1930s, and then return to Barcelona, where your trip ends.

Venture to one of the many beautiful beach side towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline. Please remember to bring suitable clothing if you want to enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea or relax on the beach.

Please note: The Salvador Dalí House in Port Lligat is closed between January 1 and January 4, and January 11 to February 11. On these dates, guests will see only the exterior of the house.

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Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Beverly G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The tour was fascinating. I enjoyed all segments of the tour and it was a nice opportunity to get out of Barcelona and see the countryside of Costa Brava. My favorite segment of the trip was a tour of Dali's home in Port Lligat. It is as eccentric as you would expect. The tour was guided by Arnau who was very knowledgable and personable and gave a very thorough history of Dali and his wife Gala, which helped explain some of the artist's obsessions. I highly recommend this tour and Arnau as a guide!

Bronwyn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our family of seven, including my husband a retired professor of art, thoroughly enjoyed the tour. From the background on Dali, to the history of the area and other Spanish artists, this was a first-rate experience. We had plenty of time to enjoy the Dali theater museum on our own without feeling rushed or hurried along. We would all highly recommend this tour!

sandusky

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

One for the Dali's fan.
The museum in Figueres is weird and wonderful but I would expect nothing less from Salvador Dali.
And the road to Cadaques is quite picturesque and the landscape is rugged and windswept. I 3 it.
Seafood lunch in Cadaques was reasonably priced.

Sharon B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

An excellent day trip outside Barcelona for art lovers--
felt like a vacation within my vacation!

Yvonne O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is a great tour. Ana has been a great guide.
This tour is worth going to see the amazing museum and cadaques is simply beautiful

Armando S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great tour for all of us who love Salvador Dali. It is a bit of a ride from Barcelona but what you will see of how this great artist lived away from the light is worth the ride. The museum is like none you have ever seen before and his home is just something you have to see yourself.

SHARON S K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was an excellent day trip tour. And I do recommend it to everyone. It is one way also to see the country.

Jack Rose

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Arneau, our guide, related the place of Dali's life, work, and personality within the history of art of the region and the world.
The drive from Barcelona was long but interspersed with vignettes of Dali's personal and professional life and times. Arneau is a master story teller... historian.
The museum itself is a tribute to Dali's perspective of life and his ability to integrate the sublime and the mandate, the sacred and secular, the personal and universal ideas of who we are with each other on the earth in the heavens... for what purpose... you decide.
Having experienced his work in St. Petersburg Fl we now have a complete imprint of his life and work. J and R Naples Florida.

Alfred C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

every body should take this tour

Joseph

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent day trip from Barcelona. I considered arranging the transportation and tickets myself, but considering the cost, stress and time involved, I opted for this tour. Well worth the money. Our group was small 15 and the minivan was comfortable and air-conditioned. Our tour guide Anna was excellent and very knowledgeable about Dali and his life. I could have spent hours at the Dali Museum alone, but this tour allowed me to see all the highlights as well as visit his amazing home and enjoy the scenery along the way and back. While in Cadaques, we had time to enjoy a delicious lunch at any of the charming restaurants facing the sea. Highly recommended!

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