1. Spain
  2. Besalu

Three Medieval Towns Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 199987
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Transport yourself back in time and discover the medieval heritage of Catalonia. Enjoy three distinct villages and a scenic drive, with views of La Garrotxa Natural Park on this private tour.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Pick up and drop off at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona city.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Go back in time and discover medieval Catalan heritage
  • Enjoy a scenic drive with views of La Garrotxa Natural Park
  • Discover Besalu, a National Historical Artistic Site
  • Marvel at the gothic cathedral of Girona
  • Find your inner peace in the quaint village of Pals
Full description
Meet your guide at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona. Ride in comfort in a luxury vehicle approximately an hour and a half away to Besalu, taking a scenic route crossing the volcanic area of La Garrotxa Natural Park. The most significant feature of Besalu is its 12th century Romanesque bridge, nestled between Fluvía and Capellades rivers. You’ll be awed by it’s arcaded streets and squares. See the restored mikveh, a ritual Jewish bath, as well as the remains of a medieval synagogue. Then you'll visit the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere, founded in 977 and consecrated in 1003. At this point, enjoy some free time to explore on your own and take photos.

Later continue on to Girona. Here you’ll have a walk through the Cathedral and The Gothic Quarter before you arrive at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy a three course meal. Have the chance to sample the local wines and products of the area and enjoy a complimentary glass of Cava.
After this, you'll travel to Pals, a charming village from the Middle Ages built from a fortress. Here you can roam around its idyllic cobbled streets and tiny squares and take in the most beautiful landscape views from on top of the hill next to the Tower of the Hours, as old as the 13th century. Here you will be treated with amazing panoramic views and you’ll be able to spot the Medas islands, a natural park and protected area.

When the tour ends you will be taken back to Barcelona and dropped off at your hotel or apartment.
Includes
  • The tour, the guide and the transport are exclusively for the group that reserves it
  • Private walking tour of Besalu, Girona, and Pals
  • Complimentary coffee and croissant before the walking tour of Besalu
  • Delicious three course lunch in Girona with regional products in a renowned local restaurant
  • Complimentary glass of cava
  • Friendly, professional and native licensed guide
  • Comfortable transport to and from your hotel or apartment
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear comfortable shoes