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Our most recommended Figueres Day Trips

From Roses: Catamaran Cruise to Cap de Creus

1. From Roses: Catamaran Cruise to Cap de Creus

Enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience on board the catamaran "Magic". Sliding gently over the blue waters of Costa Brava, you’re sure to love this quiet and relaxing day on the water.   Departing from the dock of the Ginjolers in the center of Roses, sail along the beautiful coast with its solitary coves lined with pine trees and abrupt cliffs until Cap de Creus. There, pass by the famous Cadaqués as well as Port Lligat, where Antoni Gaudi’s house is found, and enjoy the spectacular rocky coastline of this bay. In either Cala Bona or Cala Culip, the catamaran will anchor so you can take a pleasant swim in the crystal clear waters. Discover the seabed with free snorkeling equipment on board, or sunbathe in the wide bow nets while the crew serves a delicious barbeque prepared on board. After a full and relaxing day in the sun, your crew will lift anchor and take you back to Roses.

From Roses: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

2. From Roses: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

In this delightful evening cruise on a fully equipped catamaran, you will take in the Bay of Roses from the sea, while and the colors of the sunset reflect on the sea before the sun disappears over the horizon. While you are sipping your cocktail, you will sail along the front line of Roses and Empuriabrava and enjoy the sight of the illuminated towns from the sea. If the view is clear, you'll be stunned by the impressive Pyrenees in the distance.

From Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

3. From Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

Enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience on board the catamaran "Magic". Sliding gently over the blue waters of Costa Brava, you’re sure to love this quiet and relaxing day on the water.   Departing from the dock of the Ginjolers in the center of Roses, sail along the beautiful coast between Roses and Cadaqués with its solitary coves lined with pine trees and steep cliffs, until you reach Cap Norfeau. Anchor in Racó de l'Home cove, where you can stop for a pleasant swim in the crystal clear waters. Discover the seabed with free snorkeling equipment on board, or sunbathe in the comfortable bow nets. Then, continue to sail along the Cap Norfeu and Cala Jòncols until you enter the magical bay of Cadaqués. Spend some time relaxing in the bay to admire the coastline with its characteristic white houses bordering the shore.   After a full and relaxing day in the sun, your crew will lift anchor and take you back to Roses.

From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

4. From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

Enjoy an excursion on a sailing catamaran to the National Park of the Medes Islands. From Roses, sail along the Bay of Roses and the spectacular Costa Brava to the Medes Islands. While surrounding the spectacular islands, you can also enjoy the views of the village of Estartit and the Montgrí massif. Stop at Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa, for more or less 2 hours, where you can swim and sunbathe. Meanwhile, the crew will serve a delicious barbecue meal prepared on board.  After a full and relaxing day enjoying the sun and the sea, the crew will lift the anchor and take you back to Roses.

From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

5. From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

Discover the 2 most representative cities of northern Catalonia, Girona and Figueres, on a full-day tour from Barcelona. Explore Girona's medieval monuments on a guided walking tour, and plunge into Salvador Dalí's surreal world at the Dalí Theater-Museum in Figueres. Meet your guide and set off from Barcelona to head first to Girona, a city founded by the Romans. Learn about Girona's history with your guide, and admire a city used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. See some of the finest historic architecture in Spain, including medieval walls, Romanesque and Gothic monuments, Arab baths, baroque spaces, and one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe. Next, make your way to Figueres, the world capital of surrealism. Take advantage of priority entrance to the Dalí Theatre-Museum, which contains the largest collection of the artist's works and is a surrealist work of art in its own right. Step into a different universe when you enter the museum, and immerse yourself in Dalí's unique world on an orientation tour. Take some time to explore the permanent Dalí Jewels exhibition, then conclude your tour with a return journey to Barcelona and the original meeting point.

From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

6. From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

This full-day tour from Barcelona follows in the tracks of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí, exploring the landscape that inspired his art. You’ll visit his favorite haunts and secret hideaways, as well as the legendary Dali Museum at Figueres and his former home near Cadaqués. Go from Barcelona to Figueres, where you’ll visit Dalí’s birthplace and the extraordinary museum dedicated to his work. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a “whole,” so there are no catalogues and the work is not displayed in any organized manner. The tour continues to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués, famous for its whitewashed Mediterranean houses and narrow streets. With its charming bay, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. What is particularly stunning is the dramatic scenery on the drive there. For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialties at one of the numerous terraces, or grab a sandwich and relax on the beach. You’ll soon understand why Cadaqués inspired Dalí and so many other artists. Travel up the coast to the smaller village of Port Lligat, where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him.  The winter schedule (September 1 to June 30) starts with a drive to Figueres, where you will spend the morning exploring the Dalí Museum.  From the museum, drive to Cadaqués. After lunch at your own expense, continue exploring Cadaqués or head to Port Lligat, to visit Dali's House. The summer schedule (July 1 to August 31) leaves Figueres for Pubol Castle, once the home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch, venture to one of the many beautiful beachside towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline.

Girona and Figueres Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pick Up

7. Girona and Figueres Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pick Up

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the day on a full-day trip to Girona and Figueres, two of the most scenic towns of the Costa Brava. First, visit the historic town of Girona to see Roman remains and medieval buildings. Lose yourself in a labyrinth of narrow streets, and travel through the best-preserved Jewish Quarter in Europe. Marvel at Girona Cathedral and the widest Gothic nave in the world. Then, see the colorful houses along the River Onyar. Go to the top of Girona’s medieval walls for panoramic views. Next, transfer to Figueres near the border with France, and experience one of the main destinations of the so-called “Dalí Triangle.” Explore the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, and enter some of the places he frequented as an adult. Go to the Dalí Museum, designed by Dalí himself on the ruins of an old municipal theater. Journey into the artist's mind as you explore the vast collection of his work, including some of the strangest artifacts imaginable.

From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres, and Cadaqués Day Trip

8. From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres, and Cadaqués Day Trip

If you are in Barcelona and want to enjoy one of the best day trips near Barcelona, we have the option you are looking for. Come together with the best expert local guides and discover all the charms of some of the most impressive towns in Catalonia. Visit Girona, Figueres and Cadaqués in detail and fall in love with the history, culture and tradition of three destinations with a special charm. We will meet at 08:30 in Barcelona, at which point a special and unforgettable day will begin. At this time, we will begin an impressive excursion to Girona, where we will visit every corner of this fantastic town. The historic center of this city is one of the most impressive in all of Catalonia, and in its Jewish quarter you will discover all the essence after the passage of this community through the streets of the city. After getting to know Girona, our tour will take us to Figueres, where the guide will play host again to show you all the must-sees of this city. A very important destination for Catalonia, since here is an important communications hub that connects our country with France. In Figueres we will find the majestic Castle of San Fernando and also the famous Dalí Theatre-Museum, in memory of one of the greatest geniuses in the history of Spain. In addition, it will be in Figueres where you will have free time, which we recommend you use to try the delicious Catalan cuisine and visit the city in your own way. To do this, previously, our expert guide will have given you the best recommendations. After finishing the free time, we will go to our next destination, with the visit to Cadaqués. In this dreamy fishing village is the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. Many agree that it is one of the most beautiful places in Catalonia, since despite all the events it has experienced, it has managed to retain all its charm. We will get to know the narrow streets of the town, the impressive church of Santa María, the artistic treasures of medieval times and the charming fishermen's houses that are in its historic center, among many other things. Once the visit to Cadaqués is over, we will return to Barcelona after spending an exciting day getting to know three unique and special places.

Barcelona: Full-Day Costa Brava and Dalí Museum Tour

9. Barcelona: Full-Day Costa Brava and Dalí Museum Tour

After meeting up at your bus, you will take the motorway before arriving in Calella de Palafrugell at around 9:45 AM. Calella de Palafrugell is a village of great beauty in both architecture and landscape. The town, splashed with small bays, becomes a fusion of land and sea that has an incomparable setting. Enjoy some free time to explore the village, enjoy the scenery, and take great photographs. Later, start walking along Camino de Ronda, which is going to lead you to the neighborhood town of Llafranc. You will then hike for about 30 minutes over terrain which is easy to navigate for everyone. The “Camino de Ronda” borders all the Costa Brava, and was used to control maritime smuggling. Today, thanks to this, you can discover beautiful spots that wouldn’t be otherwise accessible Heading back to the bus, you will go onward to Pals, a town located inland on the top of a hill. The location is entirely built into an ancient Medieval village, and the enclosure is crowned with a cylindrical tower from the 12th century. It also has an excellent terrace that offers stunning views of the Costa Brava and its immediate surroundings. Walking through the cobbled streets, you will feel like you have gone back in time. In the afternoon, arrive at Figueres where you can enjoy an hour and a half to grab lunch (own expense). Spend your time exploring the quaint streets of the old town before visiting the incredible Dalí Theater-Museum, which houses the largest collection of his artworks.

Salvador Dalí Tour from Barcelona with Hotel Pick Up

10. Salvador Dalí Tour from Barcelona with Hotel Pick Up

You’ll be picked up by private transport to begin this 10-hour personalized tour through the idyllic landscapes of Costa Brava. Experience the sites important in the life of Salvador Dalí, one of the world’s most important Surrealist painters. Head first to Figueres, a small town near the border with France and one of the points that make up the so-called Dalí Triangle. Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres, and spent his childhood here. Get to know the streets and places that marked his early years as well as some of the places he frequented as an adult. Next, you’ll visit the Dali Museum, called the largest surrealistic object in the world. Designed by the artist himself on the ruins of an old municipal theater, the Museum takes you into the painter's mind via a collection of the strangest artifacts you can imagine. Follow the footsteps of the artist to Cadaqués, one of hidden gems of the Costa Brava. The easternmost of the villages on the Iberian peninsula features spectacular views of white houses, the sea, and the capricious forms of the mountainous terrain. Walk around the town center, relax at the waterfront, and enjoy the cuisine of a traditional fishing village. Just a mile from Cadaqués is Portlligat, the last stop on your itinerary. In 1930, Dalí made his home in this tiny, charming cove, building his house from a group of fishermen's huts. It has since been converted into the House Museum as it is the site where the painter created his most important works. Take an intimate tour through the rooms where he lived with his beloved wife and muse, Gala.

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What people are saying about Figueres

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 478 reviews

We are very happy we did this excursion. The Dali museum and his home with Gala are off the beaten path and are "must sees". The stop at the beach was our one time to get to swim in the Mediterranean and we totally enjoyed our couple of hours on the beach with the "locals". Our guide was great and when it appeared that the first beach stop we had planned to go to was not acceptable due to a long walk due to changes made during the pandemic, he quickly made other arrangements for a beach that was even a better choice. A small group 7 persons was perfect and made us feel like we blended in rather than park of a huge tour group. Great trip and I recommend it.

Super expérience !!! Bateau à l'heure à l'arrivée et au départ, boissons à volonté, musique ambiance très sympa, vue magnifique, repas copieux, équipage aux petits soins et adorables, arrêt de 2H dans une crique pour plonger et manger, prêt de masque et tuba, des poissons magnifiques à voir juste sous nos pieds, une eau bleue turquoise, tout ça pour ce prix ? C'est un super rapport qualité prix, et 5H30 c'est le timing parfait ! Nous avons fait l'activité le matin dès 9H30 et c'était GÉNIAL !

Both guides in Girona as well as Figueres were very knowledgeable, interesting and very good communicators. The instructions were always crisis & clear. They ensured that every one knew their way back to the bus unambiguously & shared personal ohone number if anyone needed help. The head phones provided had good range & excellent voice clarity. My family thoroughly enjoyed the trip & learnt lots of interesting history from these two guides. Kamal Sodhi, India

girona is a small but an amazing town. ıt was very good to walk along side the town. In addition, I strongly recommend the Salvador Dali's museum. It was a fantastic tour and our guide ALEX was amazing. He almost told us every detail of the museum and he has a strong information on the museum and Salvador Dali. We discussed the Dali's illustrations with the participants and our guide Alex. He made the tour very enjoyable. You have to see this museum guys!

It was an excellent experience for us. In Girona the group was split into two guides in English and Spanish. In the Dali museum, a single guide translated sequentially into two languages. Our two guides Christina and Carlos were very helpful and informative. Thank you for this beautiful tour.