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Costa Brava Half-Day Tour from Barcelona

Product ID: 24461
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Discover some of the most important villages of the Costa Brava on a half-day tour from Barcelona. Visit the large tourist resort of Lloret de Mar and the charming village of Tossa de Mar, considered the “Pearl of the Costa Brava.”
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide/headphones
Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover some of the most representative villages of the Costa Brava
  • Take a boat trip past magnificent cliffs and coves
  • Feast on excellent gastronomy in Tossa de Mar
  • Explore the Modernism architecture of the church of St. Roma in Lloret de Mar
  • Go to the traditional fishing neighborhood of Sa Roqueta
Full description
This half-day tour from Barcelona explores the Girona coast, christened as the Costa Brava 100 years ago, due to its rugged coastline of small coves, pine forests, and crystal clear water.

Its superb natural beauty is apparent in several territories and protected areas, such as Cap de Creus, the Emporda Marshes, and the Marine Reserve of the Medes islands. The area has also historically been a point of entry and settlement for different civilizations. Each has left a footprint, evidenced by the Greek and Roman sites in Èmpuries.

On this half-day tour you will explore the southern part of the Costa Brava, visiting 2 villages that represent the very essence of the coast. Depart from Plaça Catalunya in central Barcelona at 08:30 for the drive to Lloret de Mar, the main tourist village of the Costa Brava.

Upon arrival, you will find yourself immersed in the hustle and bustle. Stroll along the promenade for great views of the beaches, from the majestic Lloret Beach to the hidden Sa Caleta. Walk through the narrow streets, which retain an ambiance of Lloret’s maritime past. Explore the Modernism architecture of the church of St. Roma.

Next, climb on board the Dofijets, and sail to the neighboring village of Tossa de Mar. Gaze at the characteristic landscape as you cruise, a procession of huge cliffs that have been shaped by the sea and wind into fanciful forms over centuries.

Arrive at Tossa de Mar and explore its beaches, caves, and Roman remains at the Villa Romana dels Ametllers, one of the most important villas in the ancient Roman province of Tarraco.

Explore the Old Town of Tossa, listed as an artistic-historic monument since 1931, and one of the few remaining fortified medieval towns on the Catalan coast. Discover traditional and atmospheric fishing neighborhoods, such as Sa Roqueta.

Enjoy some free time for lunch in Tossa, with some of the best gastronomic offerings along the Costa Brava. Afterwards, there will be time to wander around the attractive shops on Tossa’s charming streets. At 3:00 PM you will head back to Barcelona by bus, for drop-off at Plaça Catalunya at around 4:30 PM.
Includes
  • Transportation by comfortable bus with free WiFi
  • Professional guide
  • One-way boat ticket from Lloret de Mar to Tossa de Mar
  • Audio guide service in German, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and Chinese
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Plaça Catalunya, in front of the Hard Rock Café. Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour departure time.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour is not wheelchair accessible
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 264 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Today was a sensational day. Irene was my your guide and she informed us well in English. What to expect, laid out the day... it wasn't rushed. Truly a day filled with aha moments. The two beaches are gorgeous and the boat ride was perfect. Glass bottom boat helped us see under the water and the fish. Bus driver and the two other tour guides, were also very friendly. If you can fit in the time, make it part of your trip. Thank you so much.

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October 5, 2019

Excellent tour

I took this tour basically because I had seen some nice pictures from Costa Brava before and for the good reviews, but my surprise is that reality is much better, places are AWESOME, specially Tossa de Mar. It is like a dream! Tour Company is also very professional, excellent organization, nice combination of bus, boat and walk. Knowledge guides. Recommended everybody visiting Barcelona. Thank you very much!

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September 27, 2019

assembly point easy to find, staff alert and helpful to board the bus; the travel was comfortable, the primary guide a delightful and informative speaker, but not invasive; the points of the tour when "on our own" were well-defined and clearly indicated for time and place of re-assembly; the entire tour was wonderful

September 26, 2019

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Barcelona Holiday

Product ID: 24461