Day trip

From Barcelona: Girona & Costa Brava Trip with Swimming Stop

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya
Day trip

From Barcelona: Girona & Costa Brava Trip with Swimming Stop

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya
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Discover the beauty of Girona and the Costa Brava on a trip from Barcelona with roundtrip transportation by van. Take a swim in the Mediterranean Sea and visit the charming village of Pals.

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Duration 11 hours
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  • Explore the historically rich city of Girona
  • Visit the impressive Arab Baths
  • Visit the charming village of Pals, one of Catalonia's most beautiful treasures
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the traditional local restaurants in Calella Palafrugell
  • Explore the Costa Brava, and take a refreshing swim in the inviting Mediterranean waters
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Discover the history and beauty of Catalonia on a day trip to Girona and the Costa Brava from Barcelona. Get on board an air-conditioned van with your guide and enjoy the scenic drive. Visit the fishing town of Calella de Palafrugell and relax by the coast or take a dip in the sea. Depart Barcelona in the morning and head to Girona, a well-established city with a fascinating history. Explore its streets, and admire its rich architecture. See the cathedral, established in 1038 on the site of a former Mosque.

Visit historical museums such as the Jewish Call and the Arab Bathhouse. Stroll around the colorful streets of the old town or sit down to have a cup of coffee and watch people walk by. Then, continue to the fairytale-like city of Pals, a small medieval village that came about from what was once a fortress. From Pals, head to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, a beach village with whitewashed houses that ramble all the way down to the seafront.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the traditional restaurants (at your expense), and spend the afternoon exploring the rocky coastline, visiting the botanic gardens at Cap Roig, or taking a refreshing dip in the inviting waters of the Mediterranean.

  • Round-trip transportation by van
  • Live guide
  • Barcelona guide book
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the activity provider's office which is directly opposite the outdoor cafe of the famous Palau de la Musica, which is just off the street Via Laietana.

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  • There is enough time to go swimming at Calella de Palafrugell, so bring a bathing suit and a beach towel. Lunch is not included. But we stop in places where there are a wide range of lunch options to suit all budgets.
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Loved our Girona and Costa Brava Day Trip! We were visiting Barcelona for a week, and it was a convenient way to take a break from the city and a perfect way to spend the day. We enjoyed visiting the medieval town of Girona and the coast in two other towns - had lunch in a restaurant on the beach and had a short time to soak up some sun and take a dip in the sea! Highly recommend.

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November 3, 2022

Wonderful! Xavier, our guide was fabulous! He was knowledgeable and super friendly. Gave us good bkground history in entertaining way with lots of interesting side tidbits (especially abt Dali and his wife. Who knew?!) Had a wonderful time swimming and relaxing at beach. Beautiful sites in Pal and Genoa. Costa Brava gorgeous. Good time had by all.

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September 29, 2022

This was such a fun way to spend a day outside of Barcelona. I learned so much about the history of each place, and Costa Brava was absolutely beautiful. I made friends with other solo travelers on the trip and we split some paella for lunch while overlooking the beach. Judith is an AMAZING and very patient tour guide. She spent time with each of us on the ride back to Barcelona giving us personalized recommendations for the rest of our stays in the city. Highly recommend this experience!

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September 26, 2022

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