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Very punctual, family atmosphere, cordial. Bilingual guide and options for explanations in more languages (French). On the ship side, not much was seen on the bottom. It is well worth doing the tour!
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Set off on a full-day trip to Costa Brava from Barcelona and discover one of the prettiest coastal regions of Catalonia by visiting Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc, Pals, Estartit and Ampurias.

Set off on a full-day trip to Costa Brava from Barcelona and discover one of the prettiest coastal regions of Catalonia by visiting Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc, Pals, Estartit and Ampurias.

Costa Brava Day Trip

Climb aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach at 8:30am and relax as you head north towards the province of Girona.

Your first stop will be Calella de Palafrugell, a small fishing village with pleasant white houses surrounded by beautiful coves. You’ll have time to explore its historic center at your own pace.

Next, you’ll walk along the Caminos de Ronda (in Catalan: Camins de Ronda), a picturesque coastal footpath, once used to control and stop smuggling. After a short stretch, you'll arrive at Llafranc, another elegant and charming seaside resort.

After discovering Llafranc at the heart of Costa Brava, you’ll head to the medieval town of Pals. Located on top of a hill, it has a seventh century tower that provides magnificent panoramic views of Costa Brava. You’ll have time to tour the Old Town and its cobbled streets at your own leisure. 

Afterwards, you'll drive to L’Estartit, a town located between the foothills and the Mediterranean Sea. The seaside resort is especially famous for its port and incredible diving, since the islets called Illes Medes are only a few minutes away from the coast. The islands are considered the most important marine reserve in the Western Mediterranean, with over 1.200 species of flora and fauna.

In L’Estartit, you’ll have time to eat at your own leisure and discover its delightful port and then board a Nautilus, a glass-bottom boat that will sail around the Medes Islands and then to the cliffs of sierra de “Montgrí”, one of the most virgin areas of Costa Brava – only accessible by sea. You’ll spend 90 minutes enjoying the best views of the colorful marine reserve.

The last stop is Ampurias (Empuriés), a Greek and then Roman settlement. These are the only Greek/Roman remains in Spain. In the Greek ruins, follow your guide through the remains of the city wall, the acropolis, the market square and numerous other buildings. Then be led through the Roman ruins and its forum, amphitheater, incredible mosaics and several statues and streets.

Outside the settlement is an old port, founded by the Greeks during the first century B.C. In 1992, when Barcelona hosted the Olympic Games, the flame reached this port.

You’ll get back on the coach and head back to the center of Barcelona, arriving at approximately 8pm.

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Price

Adults Children under 6 years old
English-speaking tour
US$ 88.60
Free

English-speaking tour

  • Adults

    US$ 88.60
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

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Duration

11 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Return transportation by air conditioned coach.

Official English speaking guide.

90 minute boat trip with underwater view.

Guided tour of Ampurias, the Greek/Roman ruins.

Not included

Food

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 88.60

Meeting point

Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80

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