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Discover the Costa Brava Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

Product ID: 56179
Discover the landscape of the Costa Brava on a 10-hour tour from Barcelona. See one of the most stunning coastlines in Europe. Stroll through the cliff top gardens in Blanes, and then enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive along one of Europe's most beautiful coastlines
  • Discover a secluded cove and beach of the Costa Brava
  • Enjoy a traditional home-cooked lunch in a local restaurant
  • Visit the last remaining fortified town of the Costa Brava
  • Stroll among the exotic plants of the Botanical Gardens in Blanes
  • Get panoramic views of the Mediterranean from lighthouse at Tossa de Mar
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona on a full-day tour of the Costa Brava.
Travel north up the coastal highway to Blanes, the gateway to one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines. Depart Barcelona early to see one of the few remaining coves still free from the crowds and big commercial developments along the coast, and to enjoy the beach on your own. Enjoy a secluded swim in the crystal clear waters.
You have the option to stay on the beach for the next two hours, or leave the sand for another day and go to the famous botanical gardens. You may even find time to do both.

Next, enjoy a typical Mediterranean lunch in a local restaurant. Your feast will start with a selection of traditional local dishes and a glass of Sangria, followed by a choice of main courses. All the dishes in this family owned restaurant are lovingly handmade and they have built a deserved reputation as one of the best kept secrets in town.
Continue along the coast to Tossa de Mar, the last remaining preserved fortified town on the Costa Brava. Walk along cobblestone streets to the lighthouse for a stunning view of the coastline. Wander back down through the old town, and discover a maze of narrow streets lined with traditional whitewashed houses and shops.

 Enjoy an hour to soak up the atmosphere and purchase souvenirs from the local craft shops. If you've not had enough of the water, you have one last chance to take a dip beneath this historic town, or even rent a kayak for a quick paddle under the cliffs. 
After a couple of hours exploring Tossa de Mar you will head back to Barcelona.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to the Botanical Garden in Blanes
  • Mediterranean lunch
  • Drink
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Explore Catalunya office (opposite the Palau de la Musica), C/ Palau de la Musica, 1, 08003 Barcelona

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please remember to bring your swim wear and a towel if you would like to swim on the Costa Brava
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 54 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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It was very nice and interesting I would recommend this tour to everyo

I liked botanical garden early in the morning it was wonderful. We had excellent lunch in local restaurant and our guide was very good driver and he entertained us with stories and history. I also liked that group was really small just 6 of us. I would recommend this tour nature is beautiful

15 October 2019

Louda was amazing!

We had SO much fun on this tour. We were so glad that it didn't even feel too much like a tour in that we had a lot of freedom to do what we wanted to do! We also learned a lot from Louda and had SO much fun! Thank you!! Only suggestion would be to make the day a teensy bit longer as we only had 45 minutes at the second beach!

19 June 2019

Very good guide and driver, Laura. Food delicious

The tour was a pleasant drive beautiful scenery, enough time in each town, we’re happy it was mid week so it was not to crowded. Blanes & Tossa are beautiful . Enjoyed the day very much, thanks to Laura with all her informations and she knew where to take us to

28 March 2019

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Product ID: 56179