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Girona, Figueres, and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona

606 reviews
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Barcelona
| 11 hours 30 minutes

Overview

At a glance
Category: Day Trips, Tours
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
Highlights
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Led by a local guide
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
All entrance fees included
Description
Leave central Barcelona by air-conditioned coach and travel to north Catalonia to the walled city of Girona, on the Onyar River.
As you travel, hear how Girona became one of Spain’s most prosperous cities in medieval times: a wealth that saw the construction of its beautiful Romanesque and Gothic buildings.

After roughly 1.5 hours, arrive in the city and stroll around the Old Town with your guide. Delve into the old-world streets and Jewish Quarter, home to one of Catalonia’s most significant Jewish communities in the Middle Ages.

See the baroque Cathedral exterior and admire the views of Girona’s pastel-colored houses perched along the Onyar’s banks. Then, after free time for lunch (own expense), continue by coach to Figueres, the birthplace of 20th-century Spanish artist, Salvador Dalí.

On route, hear Dalí's extraordinary life story and learn how the moustachioed genius remodeled Figueres’ Dalí Theatre-Museum from the town’s original Municipal Theater.

Admire the museum’s striking Dalí-esque façade and then head inside to view its collections of Dalí’s art, before seeing some of his stylized jewels at the neighboring Dalí Jewels exhibition.

Wrap up with some free time to explore Figueres on your own before your tour ends back in Barcelona.
Inclusions
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned coach
Entrance fee to Salvador Dalí Theatre-Museum and Dalí Jewels exhibition
Guided walking tour in Girona
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Location

Meeting point
Tour departs from central Barcelona

Reviews

Apr 2018

The walk through Girona was thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide Anna was friendly and knowledgeable. She showed us through the town and explained all the sites. The Castle and Jewish areas are jaw dropping. The we were off to the Dali Museum in Figueres after stopping for a delightful lunch at a Girona café. I am a fan of Salvador Dali and could have spent more time looking but had a wonderful time. The jewels Dali designed are fabulous.

Apr 2018

Girona was one of my favorite places we went during our trip to Barcelona. It was amazing. We could have spent all day there exploring this charming and beautiful village.
The Dali Museum was cool. Dali's is isn't really really my jam, but I could absolutely appreciate that I was in the presence of the work of one of the greats.

Mar 2018

This was a really fantastic tour. There was ample time to explore both cities and the Dali Museum was the ultimate highlight.

Mar 2018

Great trip and so worth it. Girona was great and a interesting place to go if you're a fan of Game of Thrones because they shot scenes there. The Dali museum is phenomenal. We could have stayed there all day if we could.

Feb 2018

best tour! thank you very much!

Feb 2018

I loved Girona, a fun town full of lots of little alleys and things to explore. And the best was the Dali Museum. I've seen a lot of Dali's work in books and this blew me away. I left feeling so inspired and read to create a Dali-inspired sculpture for my garden.

Feb 2018

This was an amazing excursion. We fell in love with Girona and its quiet enchanting streets and beautiful buildings. We ate lunch at a local cafe and later did a little shopping when we were on our own.
The tour of Dalis museum was mind blowing. I was never a big fan of Dali and his genre of art until this visit. He was a mad genius. The collection of his works is beautifully exhibited and really captures his vision and imagination. But then, we stopped in to tour his jewelry exhibit and that pushed everything over the top. Im a jewelry designer and his showcase of jewelry designs blew my mind. Stunning, gorgeous and beyond anything you have ever seen. Take this excursion!

May 2018

This tour and the Tour Guide, Alex were the best. However the tour company, Viator, leaves a lot to be desired. We were told be at the pickup point at 8:00 and no later than 8:15. People were showing up at 8:30 and we did not leave until 8:45. The ones that showed late are the people that crowd on the bus ahead of everyone else. People that show up on time should not be the ones that don't get a good seat.
There was a big post that ran down the window at my seat and help block the view. Also my seat back was broken and would not stay up.
If Viator were good business people they would issue a numbered boarding pass to you when you arrive. That way people that want to be late cannot crowd ahead of everyone else boarding the buses.
I would recommend a different tour company, one that cares more for their customers after they get your money..

Mar 2018

Great tour visiting the beautiful Girona and the Dali Museum.

One thing to note, if the tour is on a cold day, suggest you ask the guide to do his pre-visit briefing either indoors or in the bus :-

Jan 2018

The time allotted for this tour was insufficient. Our time in Girona was way to short failing to truly leave time to explore. We were strongly encouraged to eat lunch here since there would be no time in Figures. The Dali museum really only took one hour to maybe an hour and half. That left about an hour and half in the c town which really didn't have anything else to do. Secondly the dual languages were difficult. On the 1 1/2 bus ride the guide had to talk the entire time with out a rest. In the Dali museum one group had to wait over 1/2 hour fit the guide. I would suggest going on your own or finding a tour that was more efficient. One option would be to go to Figures first, grab lunch and spend more time in Girona.

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