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Escape Barcelona to Sitges and Tarragona on this 10.5-hour, small-group, day trip stopping for some fun in the sun and an exploration of the area’s Roman history. Start your trip in Tarragona, the former Roman capital, where you’ll admire its intricate aqueduct and explore the city’s historic architecture and markets. Then head to the beach at Sitges, a hip coastal town that boasts a gorgeous beach, trendy cafes and interesting boutiques. This small-group visit to Tarragona and Sitges, limited to just 15 guests, also includes a guide and transport by minivan.


  • Full-day small group tour by minivan to Tarragona and Sitges
  • Explore the Roman past at Tarragona's aqueduct, forum and circus
  • Seaside views at tranquil Roc de Sant Gaieta
  • Cosmopolitan Sitges' beaches, cafes and boutiques
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Illuminating commentary from your expert guide
  • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned minivan
  • Personalized small group and commentary

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What You Can Expect

Tarragona and Sitges Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Sitges, Spain

Get off the beaten track on this excursion to two of Catalonia’s most fascinating cities, Tarragona and Sitges. This small-group tour visits two cities most tourists never see, exploring fascinating Roman history, gorgeous beaches and fun shopping along the way.

Start your morning at 8:30am in Central Barcelona near Via Laietana, continuing by minivan to the former Roman stronghold of Tarragona. Trace the footsteps of ancient Romans as you explore the city’s aqueduct and discover its Old Quarter, complete with its gorgeous cathedral. 

Make a brief stop in Roc de Sant Gaieta, a small coastal town where you’ll have time to absorb its unique seaside flair, before continuing on to Sitges. This historic fishing village has transformed over the years into a hip beachfront community, offering a wealth of boutiques, cafes and bars among its whitewashed architecture. Enjoy some time in this atmospheric community before returning to Barcelona.

For a full description of the day’s itinerary and attractions, please see below.

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Customer Reviews

Anne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Tarragona - AMAZING is the only thing to say about this trip! I totally recommend it for anyone with a love of history! Walking around the actual gladiator pit and stepping on the market steps where Romans once were is just truly the coolest thing ever! Sitges is the cutest town on the beach side and another great way to wrap up the tour!

glenn k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Our small group to Tarragona and Sitges consisted of only my wife, myself, and our guide Arnold. This was by far the most personal tour we have ever been on. The Roman ruins are absolutely amazing and the aquaduct is truly a site to behold. It is in fantastic condition and the walk there is not too far. However, there are areas you need to be careful when walking. Our guide was extremely familiar with the history of the Romans in this region and had sufficient visual aids to assist in our understanding. While in Tarragona on our own we visited the history museum of the old Roman Circus and it was really good and cost only five euro. We also enjoyed Sitges and had a late lunch at a very good restaurant Arnold recommended. Walking around in both of these old historic seaside towns was a lot of fun and we were quite pleased with the entire experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Beautiful hiking on the coast and you got to select your own restaurant for lunch. Recommended. We ate paella on the beach in Sitges.

Debbie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

There were 6 of us in this small group and it was very nice. Would have liked to have more time in Tarragonia and less in Sitges as there are more sites in tarragonia. Our guide Marta was awesome!

Jack A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

One of the most meaningful side tours we have ever taken anywhere. Our guide was able to get the key to open the door of the Jewish Mikveh Ritual Bath in the town of Besalum that goes back to the 11th century. If you know the history of the Jews in Spain, this was extremely moving for my wife and I. Our guide made it that much more meaningful, by accompanying us and sharing the emotion of that place with us.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Super informative tour guide, he really knew his stuff and was passionate about the country and its history. Tarragona is a must see place!! highly recommend doing the tours that stop in the beach towns, Sitges, only in the summer though, as nearly everything was closed and the time we had to explore was wasted.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016


Frieda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The Tarragona and Sitges tour tour was a wonderful experience for anyone with an interest in the Roman period. Beautiful views and Sitges was a complete complement from forest to beautiful town.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was an excellent experience. Anna, our guide, made it so. We had plenty of time to explore both villages. The two other couples were great companions. Anna was knowledgeable and eager to answer any of our inquiries. The trip is well worth the cost and time.

Scott D L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Terrific day trip, with plenty of time to do our own thing in both Tarragona and Sitges.

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