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From Barcelona: Costa Brava Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya

From US$ 114.36 per person

Discover the landscape of the Costa Brava on a tour from Barcelona. See the most stunning coastlines in Europe. Stroll through the cliff top botanical gardens, before lunch in a local restaurant.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Drive along one of Europe's most beautiful coastlines
  • Discover the medieval clifftop village of Tossa de Mar
  • Enjoy a traditional home-cooked lunch in a local restaurant
  • Relax on a beach and swim in a stunning secluded cove
  • Stroll among the exotic plants of the Botanical Gardens in Blanes
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Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona on a full-day tour of Costa Brava. Travel north up the coastal highway to Blanes, the gateway to one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines. Savor a local lunch and visit the charming town of Tossa de Mar. 

Depart Barcelona in the morning aboard an air-conditioned bus. Relax and take in the scenery on the drive to one of the few remaining coves that is still free from the crowds and big commercial developments.

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach or go for a swim in crystal-clear waters. Have the option to stay on the beach for the next two hours, or visit the famous botanical gardens.

Sit down to a delicious Spanish lunch in a family-owned restaurant. Feast on a mouth-watering selection of traditional dishes and a glass of Sangria, followed by your choice of main courses. Continue along the coast to Tossa de Mar, the last fortified town on Costa Brava.

Walk along cobblestone streets to the lighthouse for a stunning view of the coastline. Wander back down through the old town and discover a maze of narrow streets lined with traditional whitewashed houses.

Soak up the atmosphere with free time to purchase souvenirs, take a dip at the beach which lies beneath this historic town, or rent a kayak for a quick paddle under the cliffs. After a couple of hours exploring Tossa de Mar return to Barcelona by bus. 

  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to the Botanical Garden in Blanes
  • Mediterranean lunch
  • Drink
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at the Explore Catalunya office (opposite the Palau de la Musica), C/ Palau de la Musica, 1, 08003 Barcelona

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 124 reviews

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Book this trip! The seaside is absolutely stunning, the castle was impressive, the beach front was beautiful. You get to see a bit of Spain that you wouldn’t see just staying in Barcelona (it’s about a 1.5 hour drive.) We were a small group of 7 on the tour, so it was nice and not overwhelming. Enrique our guide was great! He took us to a local place for lunch and ordered for us all - we never would have found this restaurant on our own. We ate like locals. Lots of walking on this trip, so if that’s not your thing, then it’s not for you. It was easy walking, though. Nothing too strenuous. My 17 and 20 year old kids were in awe all day. It was a fantastic day. I give it 5 stars all the way!

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January 5, 2023

This experience was amazing. I highly recommend going on this tour with Sergio. He is an amazing tour guide and super fun! The tour was gorgeous and worth every penny. I did this tour as a young female solo traveler And it was the perfect experience for me. I met other solo travelers on this tour and became good friends with them. If you are solo traveler I highly recommend doing this tour

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November 1, 2022

We really enjoyed our experience! Our was an excellent guide and very relatable. I lived that we were able to explore two beachside towns of Blanes and Tossa De MAr. The only reason i did not give five starts is because of the following:1) the tour van was packed and uncomfortable for the length of the ride. Either they need to use a bus or make the group slightly smaller. Some were even complaining of motion sickness due to the uncomfortable. Also it is too small of a space for a group of strangers to not be wearing masks (they requested that we wear masks at first but by the end of the day most were not wearing them and i felt uncomfortable). Additionally because people did not want to be stuck in the worst seats in the back, people were racing to get to the van between each stop so that they could not get in the back. After the last stop, the journey back to Barcelona is 1.5 hours and that is a long time to be in the bumpy back area of a van when it is hot and still a pandemic.

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September 24, 2022

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