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clock-o5 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 3 more


Travel back to the glory days of ancient Rome during this 5-hour exploration of Tarragona, the empire’s one-time capital in ancient Spain. Take a walking tour, uncovering the remnants of the city’s 2000-year old walls, circus (event space) and forum. Cap it all off at Tarragona’s striking amphitheater along the Mediterranean, a site that once played host to bloody gladiatorial combat. A guide, entrance fees and round-trip transport are covered.
  • Explore the ancient Roman city of Tarragona
  • Learn the history of 'Hispania Citerior' and the three Roman provinces along the Iberian peninsula
  • Uncovering the relics of the city’s 2000-year old walls, circus (event space) and forum
  • Picture the bloody gladiator fights that were once held in Tarragona's amphitheater
  • Great trip for lovers of Roman history


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Oct 2018

As four senior women traveling to Spain with a national tour group, we wanted to see more of Barcelona than what was provided by the regular tour. We extended our stay in Barcelona and contracted with Viator for additional tours. Tarragona was one of our choices. We were not disappointed. We were picked up at our hotel by Nuria, a knowledgeable and lively guide. The car was comfortable, air-conditioned (a must as it was hot and humid) and well-kept. Nuria was a confident and safe driver. She maneuvered the city streets of Barcelona and the highways to Tarragona while narrating about he sights, history and local on goings. We stopped at notable ancient Roman ruins on e way to Tarragona. Upon arrival in Tarragona, Nuria accompanied us through the ruins and identified where existing buildings covered ancient ruins and we travelled through the centuries with her. Because the Fest was in full swing on this Sunday, we witnessed the human tower. So exciting! Nuria helped us maneuver through the crowds safely. It was a memorable day.

, Jul 2018

Recommended. Very knowledgeable guide, you learn a lot about the history of the region and she made sure we saw all the must-see placesl

, May 2018

Good place to see ruins and learn about Roman culture. Our guide Kirk was very informative with a unique sense of humor. He also stopped along the way to show us an aqueduct and let us take photos. Would recommend this tour!

, Mar 2018

What a wonderful tour. We saw all the Roman ruins with a very knowledgeable guide. We were picked up at our hotel at the appointed time. We'll worth doing.

, Dec 2017

Our 1/2 day trip to Tarragon was fantastic! Our guide, Vicente and driver were outstanding. Tarragona is a lovely Roman city by the Mediterranean Sea.

Our day started with my wife and I being picked up from our hotel and from there we went to pickup another couple. The six of us then proceeded to Tarragona a out 45-60 minute ride. On the way into Tarragona, Vicente pulled over to view a 2,000 year old Roman aqueduct and to our great surprise, we stopped and were then able to walk along the top of the aqueduct!

We then proceeded into the city of Tarragona for our city tour. Vicente provided great historical information for context and backdrop as we walked through the streets of this Roman fortress city.

We spent from 9am - 3pm for this tour no lunch provided but then none was expected. Upon being dropped off to our hotel we said our thanks and goodbyes to all.

A highlight of our brief time in Barcelona we have visited this city many times.

I highly recommend this tour.

, Nov 2017

My wife and i had a half-day tour to Tarragona and thoroughly enjoyed it. Though we were booked on a group tour, we two happened to be the only guests that day, so it became a Private Tour!! We were picked up on time by Kurt on time and drove to Tarragona. The city is know for its Roman ruins, which have been preserved very carefully by the authorities. You can see a Colosseum where, animal fights were held in the third century. Besides that we also enjoyed walking through the ruins of the fort, from where the view of the colosseum and the sea in breathtaking.

Kurt was a very knowledgeable and helpful guide. I would strongly recommend to spend half a day visiting Tarragona if you are in Barcelona any time.

, Oct 2017

First, it is important to know that this was not a half-day trip. We were picked up at 9:00 and did not return until 4:30. It's up to you to decide if Roman ruins are that important to you, but we had other plans for the afternoon that we missed. Even then, we felt rushed at each stop. That may have partly been because we were reluctant to get back into the car as we were four North Americans squeezed into a little car with the guide. The varied sights were interesting, and Tarragona is a beautiful location on the beach. Our guide was knowledgable. She was also kind enough to help me with a stop at the pharmacy.

, Aug 2017

This tour was amazing - esp. because of our guide Nuria who was extremely knowledgeable about all the sights and went out of her way to make our day extra special. We recommend that tourists request Nuria for their next tour - Tarragona or other. The sites: spectacular and well worth visiting.

, Jun 2017

The ruins here were amazing. It was very interesting to see what was clearly once an important Roman city. Very different than other cities that we visited in Catalonia. We also really liked that it was such a small group, only 5. I can't imagine walking around with a larger group.

, Jun 2017

Great tour!! We actually met up with this tour in Tarragona since we were staying close by. Our tour guide Vincente was excellent!! We learned so much about this city and it's history!

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