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girona + costa brava

A trip to Girona is a journey through 2,000 years of history. The city’s beautiful medieval center set the stage for the popular series Game of Thrones and boasts the best-preserved Jewish quarter in the world. On this tour we’ll explore Girona’s must-see sites before indulging in the spectacular scenery of Costa Brava, one of the most charming regions of Catalonia.

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  • Marvel at the medieval architecture of Girona, while exploring the city's Jewish Quarter.
  • Soak up Girona's unique atmosphere by walking through its winding streets.
  • Visit a 19th-century iron bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel.
  • Get to see the most breathtaking views of the Costa Brava.
  • Small group size ensures personal attention from guide.
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Led by an expert guide.

From Barcelona we will head to the historic town of Girona, where the remains of a Roman and medieval past coexist harmoniously with the present, offering a complex image full of contrasts. Get lost in the maze of narrow streets and travel through time in the best-preserved Jewish neighborhood in Europe. Admire the Cathedral, boasting the widest Gothic nave in the world, and marvel at the colorful spectacle of houses along Onyar River, which splits the city in two. Because of its beautiful and historic scenery, the medieval centre was chosen for some of the most important scenes in the popular series Game of Thrones.
Whether with its many bridges crisscrossing the river or with its strong medieval walls, Girona charms its visitors with an exciting panorama.b
After exploring Girona, we will drive to Costa Brava, the northern side of Catalonia’s sunny Mediterranean coast. Before delving completely into nature, we will stop at the picturesque village of Pals. This ancient medieval village was once a fortress, still featuring idyllic cobbled streets and picture-perfect plazas. Its towers and other viewpoints offer the best views over the Mediterranean Sea and will allow you to see as far as the fields and Empordà plains extending into the horizon.
Next, we will continue to the Catalan coast, where you will enjoy the most breathtaking views: green mountains, the sheer relief of the coast, and small villages with whitewashed houses built around the swell of the Costa Brava. We will stop in Calella de Palafurgell, a traditional fishing village that fully retains the charm of its past. Before exploring the surrounding area, we will take a moment to relax and taste some of the delicious local cuisine.
The caminos de ronda (ancient pathways), which you will observe near Calella, lead visitors to the discover the most pristine corners of the region. Fishermen, watchmen and smugglers once used these pathways, which allow one to explore the coastal scenery. Follow the pathways to uncover the most popular beaches in the area, as well as hidden coves and cliffsides. You can always take a dip in the crystal clear water, surrounded by unspoiled nature.

 

points of interest

  • Girona: Discover the rich history of Girona, covered in traces of a Roman and medieval past. You will see the best-preserved Jewish quarter in Europe and the Cathedral. The city’s various corners also feature examples of Baroque and Modernist architecture.
  • Pals: This medieval village retains, in its beautiful cobbled streets and squares, the scent of its past. Its privileged location offers the best views of the Mediterranean Sea and the plains of Empordà.
  • Calella de Palafurgell: A small fishing village in the heart of Costa Brava that has maintained the idyllic image of its traditional streets and houses. The footpaths offer various options to explore and take a dip in the coves that surround the village.
  • where: Girona and Costa Brava
  • Group: Max. 8 persons
  • availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
    (except December 24th, 25th, and 26th and 1st of January)
  • Tour duration: 10h - Full day
  • Pick-up time: from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Language Available: English and Spanish
includes
  • Private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Pleasant walking tour of the historic sites in Girona and Pals
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation
  • Small groups (8 people maximum)

Not included
  • Any private expenses

girona + costa brava

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