Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Tour from Barcelona

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Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Barcelona, Barcelona

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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On this day trip from Barcelona, you will visit the city of Girona in the north east of Catalonia before continuing to the Coastal region of Costa Brava. On this small group tour, you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Local guide

Small group tour

What's Not Included

Entrance fees to the Botanic Gardens at Cap Roig

Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • This tour is in English only.
  • You will also have an opportunity to go swimming at Calella de Palafrugell, so if you want, bring your swimming costume and a beach towel.
  • At Explore Catalunya we take the Coronavirus outbreak very seriously. In addition to our safety procedures, we have adapted our tours to avoid periods where there might be large crowds, and we have carefully ensured that any places we visit follow the sam
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • There will be time off the bus at your leisure, so please bring suitable clothing, footwear, and sun protection.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Palace of Catalan Music
8.15am - You will start your day at our main office, which is right next to the famous Palau de la Musica. You will meet your guide, have time to use the restrooms, and perhaps even grab a quick coffee before the tour begin. Your guide will explain all about the day ahead and what to expect as you wait for you tour to leave.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

8.30am - You will leave Barcelona though the Example district of town. As you head out of the city, your guide will give you a brief history of Barcelona, before letting you sit back and relax on the 90 minute drive to Pals.

• Admission Ticket Free

10.15 - The pristine medieval village of Pals, is one of the best preserved medieval villages in the region.
Its picturesque cobbled streets are home to a number of interesting shops, selling everything from ceramics and local handicrafts to tradicional food and souvenirs.
Your guide will give you a short tour, taking in the medieval defensive tours, the old church and the original villages walls.
From Pals, we head to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Calella de Palafrugell
11.45am - Follow your guide as they introduce you to the stunning Costa Brava and to one of the most beautiful villages on this stretch of coast.
You will have time to explore some of the coastal footpaths, take a dip in the water in a secluded cove, and try some local seafood in a traditional restaurant.
This delightful escape has whitewashed houses that reach right down to the sea-front and a number of tradicional restaurants, perfect for a leisurely lunch.
We have carefully timed this tour so you can eat in the restaurants before the locals arrive for their late lunches.
From Calella, we head to the medieval Roman city of Girona.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

3.30pm - Our last stop is the colorful medieval Roman city of Girona.
Girona is a well-established city that has survived many sieges in the course of its long history, since its founding in around 76BC.
Your guide will take you around the old part of the city, giving you information about the most important historical sites such as the Cathedral, founded in 1038 on the site of a former Mosque, the spectacular Roman walls, along which you can walk, and various sites of historial interest as the Jewish Call and the Arab Bath house.
If you prefer, the narrow streets of the old town are very pleasant just to wander around, indulge in a spot of window-shopping, or find a secluded café and sit back to watch people pass by.
Your guide will give you recommendations of what to do in your free time so you make the most of it. We also have custom made maps, if you prefer to set off on your own and follow our recommended walking itinerary.
From Girona, we will head back to Barcelona arriving around 7:00pm.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza de Catalunya
7.30 - We end the day in Plaça Catalunya. From here, you can easily take the metro or a taxi back to your hotel. Otherwise, your guide will be more than happy to make some recommendations of where to have dinner.

• Admission Ticket Free

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