This started with very comfortable transportation to the museum and ended just the same! The museum was truly amazing with so many pieces by Dali housed in one location and rightfully so:. It does take all day but its a beautiful stretch of scenery, so enjoy the ride!
This tour was great. An all day tour, lots of walking, but worth it. The first part is in Girona with a local tour guide. You walk through the small town for about an hour seeing the major sights and then you have a few hours to explore on your own. I took the opportunity to go into the cathedral which is at the top of the steps also a GoT filming location!. It was recommended to try a certain dessert and get gelato from a famous restaurateur. From Girona we headed to Figueres to the Dali Museum. You have to appreciate Dali for who he is. If he's not your thing, you can exit the museum early and explore the town.
The title pretty much says it all - a really good trip t two rather out of the way and possibly unknown pkaces. Apart from its role in Game of Thrones, Girona stands on its own with its excellent old town - well-preserved and fascinating. Be sure to have lunch in one of the places around the Plaza Mayor and then an ice cream from Rocambolesc! The Dali theatre museum innFigueres is equally fascinating, and the whole building is both a theatre and a work of art.. The only drawbacks were that it is a very long day and the risk of getting caught in traffic going into or out of Barcelona (which we did going out due to an accident on the expressway)
We happen to visit Girona during their annual flower show, very fun! There were floral art installations of various sizes throughout the town. Our local guide was wonderful, very knowledgeable about the town's history. For Game of Throne's fans there were a couple of places that they filmed, would you know this if you were standing in front of them, without being told where you were?? We didn't, lol. We didn't spend any time checking out the town of Figueres, we wanted to spend it all in the Dali Musuem, and it didn't disappoint! But I'm an artist so I might be a little biased : Alex our guide was fantastic. He made sure you drew your own conclusions about the art, as Dali intended. He also reminded everyone that Dali did not want people to see it all in some type of order, which I loved. It was very crowded so we walked around and only looked in places with the fewest people. We were still able to see everything! While his most iconic work is not there, these are the pieces he chose not to sell, which I found interesting. Very inspiring for an artist!
I was nervous about fitting so much into one day but we had no issues. Just a lot of walking in Girona. Our bus was full, and our tour guide didn't speak the best English but we were able to understand her. In Girona, an English speaking guide showed us around, and it was a really nice walking tour. We had free time for lunch in Girona. At the Dali museum we skipped the long line with our group and our guide explained a few things but then we mostly had free time to wander the museum. Everything was very impressive particularly the jewels collection which is not to be missed. Overall a long day but we were only in Barcelona for 4 days so we had to squeeze it in. I would recommend the trip to others.
Our guide for the Dali museum was fantastic. His enthusiasm and knowledge was amazing and really contributed to our enjoyment of the museum. The Girona portion of the trip was less satisfying as we never had a chance to go into any of the buildings.
I really enjoyed the Dali Museum and the talk before the tour was especially important to help us understand the nuances of Dali's works. The tour also included a morning stop at Girona which I would have preferred not to take. I have seen so many medieval towns and churches in my many visits to Europe so I would have rather have had a shorter trip and just visited the museum.
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..
Girona old city tour was very disappointing- our guide spent more time talking while we were standing still and not showing the sites. How do you make a tour of the old medical sites and not take the tour into the church and into the Jewish quarter. We chose this your tour for the Hewish Wuarter yo see it unearthed. All of that was located in the museum which was extra. Dalí museum was Brent, no time to explore Figueres