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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Mary Jane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great!

Margaret R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

David was a fantastic tour guide and driver.

charityvp

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Explore Catalunya was very professional . Our guides Feliciano and Marta really go out of their way to accommodate and make you feel comfortable especially in that Land Rover : The sights were breath taking. Thank you both for your professionalism and care. We will definitely be repeat customers and refer to our friends and family. Best wishes always!!! The Penas

Tateanna J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Enrique my tour guide was phenomenal! He was very knowledgeable and humorous. There was also plenty of time to do your own thing. This was the most relaxing part of my trip to Barcelona. The beaches at Sitges were amazing and offered a variety of places to eat and drink.

TomG

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fun trip. Tarragona is interesting with the Roman ruins and the aqueduct is amazing and fun to climb up to. Sitges has a gorgeous beach and great restaurants. I had a lovely meal and walked along the beach. Our guide was excellent and made the trip informative and fun.

DCGUY

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a fun day with the six of us and our driver and guide, David, was terrific with lots of infectious energy and enthusiasm. If you book a tour with Explore Catalunya, see if you can select a tour that he will be guiding. There's lots to see in Tarragona and hopefully the weather will be better in Sitges than it was for us, because it was a fun beach resort.

spunkybunks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was a pleasant surprise. I didn't know anything about Tarragona before booking this tour, and the Roman ruins were top notch. Probably some of the best ones I've seen outside of Italy. The historical core is attractive, compact and easily walkable. It features a nice mixture of Roman and Spanish architecture. Sitges didn't disappoint either! Its a highly attractive beach resort that has a wonderful walking promenade along the beach with some great beach side restaurants. I loved it here, I did not want to leave. I even went back to Sitges for an extended weekend after this day tour. This tour is highly recommended, do it!

Colin United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Arnold was very knowledgeable about the history of Spain, Sitges and Tarragona. He was very personable and was able to answer questions from the group (i.e., he was not just reading from a script).

Jamie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

These cities are a must see! The aqueduct in Tarragona is breathtaking and getting to walk on it is really fun! Tarragona city was really nice and there are a few really neat things to see in the city while you're there. I highly recommend going and exploring the circus. We didn't go in the church because we didn't have time but the other couple that we were with really enjoyed it. Sitges was really one of my favorite cities visited in Spain. They have a ton of quaint little shops and restaurants and the beach is really beautiful! Bring your bathing suit, a towel, and some toilet paper trust me. Our tour guide Veronica I think was amazing. She did a really great job explaining everything and was very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour!

Sarah H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Joseph was obviously a history buff who knows a lot about the sites we visited. He was awesome! When we went to Tarragona, we were lucky enough to catch the Xiquets on a good day and they showed us the studio where they practice! Sitges was lovely and we made it back home at a good hour. Thank you!!

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